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Office of the Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Kemp: The Patients First Act is the first step toward a healthier, more prosperous Georgia

The following op-ed by Governor Kemp appeared in the February 17th print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Our state is a leader in FinTech, aerospace, and cyber security. Home to the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Port of a Savannah, we are a logistics hub for international business. With peanuts, peaches, and poultry, our […]

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President Donald Trump

Trump’s Emergency Declaration is the First since 9/11 to authorize Military Action

Here’s how President Trump’s border wall fits on the list of emergency declarations. Feb. 15, 2019 Neither the White House nor the Pentagon had yet identified which projects may be shelved as a result, but Pentagon lawyers and other officials planned to work over the weekend to identify which construction funds would be diverted. The […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Sen. Steve Gooch appoints Greg Dolezal deputy whip in Georgia Senate

By Elaine Owen, Editor Majority Whip Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) recently appointed State Sen. Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming) to serve as a deputy whip. Gooch said, “Sen. Dolezal has already proven himself as a dedicated public servant with a strong desire to advocate for legislation that makes Georgia the best state in the nation to live, […]

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Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe

Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump

By Greg Miller, Washington Post He didn’t read intelligence reports and mixed up classified material with what he had seen in newspaper clips. He seemed confused about the structure and purpose of organizations and became overwhelmed when meetings covered multiple subjects. He blamed immigrants for nearly every societal problem and uttered racist sentiments with shocking […]

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Pictured from Back Left are: Cady Finley, Hope Parris, Larissa Hughes, Victoria Tanner, Sierra Reynolds, Sydney Tarpley. Front Left: Bobbi Pippin, Chloe Clemmons, Alexis Hill, Courtney Earls, and Lisa Thomas.

Fannin County High School FCCLA Advances to State Competition

By Lauren Owenby, FCHS Family and Consumer Sciences, Early Childhood Education Pathway, Nutrition and Food Science Pathway, FCCLA Advisor Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9 at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in […]

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A new barrier is built along the Texas-Mexico border near downtown El Paso. (AP IMAGE)

The government is set to shut down again Friday. Here are ways this week could end

Why the government could be headed for another shutdown The Fix’s Colby Itkowitz analyzes four possible scenarios as congressional negotiators work to avoid a second government shutdown in 2019. (Reprinted with Permission – The Washington Post) February 11 at 11:29 P.M. At the end of last week, the congressional negotiators tasked with averting another painful […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump is facing a dilemma that could define his presidency

By Brian Bennett, TIME The State of the Union speech is one of the most extravagant portraits of American power. Replete with pageantry, tens of millions of television viewers, a chamber crammed with dignitaries and Donald Trump at the center of the shot–is it any wonder the annual address is one of the few Washington […]

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Ga Rep. Doug Collins

Collins highlights three immigration loopholes that must be closed

“The most urgent problems with American border policy are also some of the simplest to correct — even the Trump and Obama Administrations share common ground here.” WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s State of the Union message, he called on Congress to address the crisis at the southern border by “closing loopholes” that lead to […]

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Georgia Dept of Public Health

Where do our tobacco settlement dollars go?

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News – Reprinted with Permission Twenty years ago, Georgia and 45 other states reached an agreement with tobacco companies that settled all future claims against the firms about smoking. A major goal of the pact was to reduce cigarette smoking in the nation. The Master Settlement Agreement has provided Georgia […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary of State opens potential voter fraud investigation

(ATLANTA) — Following a series of accusations related to the race for House District 28, The Secretary of State’s Investigations Division is continuing to pursue an ongoing investigation into potential instances of voter fraud. “Eliminating voter fraud is essential to strengthening the integrity of Georgia’s elections, which is why I am committed to fighting against […]

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