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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds October 3-7, 2019 Sponsored by Fannin Country Veterans (See next week’s Sentinel for more information) The 3/5 size Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is otherwise identical to the 500’ long memorial in Washington, D.C. that honors the more than 58,000 Americans who died or went missing in […]

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Shep Smith Urges Fox News Viewers to Read the Mueller Report for Themselves

The Fox News host gives the network’s viewers a reality check with “10 instances of apparent obstruction of justice.” Fox News host Shepard Smith urged the network’s viewers to read the evidence against President Donald Trump that was laid out in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. As House lawmakers voted on a resolution Tuesday to […]

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Judge Steve Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Photo: John Disney/ALM

Federal Judge OKs Lawsuit Demanding Sweeping Reforms of Georgia Elections

The lawsuit by Fair Fight Action and several churches sprang from the ashes of Democrat Stacy Abrams’ unsuccessful campaign for governor last year. By R. Robin McDonald | May 30, 2019 at 06:45 PM A federal voting rights lawsuit demanding sweeping reforms to Georgia’s current election system, and its obsolete voting machines, will go forward, […]

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US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

A compilation of news put together by Elaine Owen taken from BBC NEWS with help from Will Grant, Mexico and Central America Correspondent Mexico has agreed to take “unprecedented steps” to help stem the flow of migrants to the US in order to avoid trade tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump revealed that […]

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Study finds suicide rate for girls rising faster than for boys

Study finds suicide rate for girls rising faster than for boys

Social media could be playing major role By Elaine Owen, Editor The number of people dying by suicide in the U.S. has been rising, and a new study shows that the suicide rate among young teenage girls has been increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age. Boys are still more likely […]

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Pope Francis waves to worshipers as he arrives for the weekly general audience on June 5, 2019 at St. Peter’s square in the Vatican. (AFP/Getty Image)

No more ‘lead us not into temptation’ for Catholics as Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer

By BRETT CLARKSON / AP Pope Francis has approved a change to the Lord’s Prayer, widely regarded as the best-known prayer in the Christian faith. The measure, which would change how Catholics around the world recite the prayer, replaces the line “and lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation,” […]

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Senators Release ‘Secret’ List of Troubled Nursing Homes Considered for Special Focus

PruittHealth Blue Ridge made the list By Elaine Owen, Editor / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators on Monday (June 3) released a previously undisclosed list of more than 400 nursing homes under consideration for placement on the federal government’s roster of properties with serious quality issues. The […]

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Wildfires

Wildfires on the rise in Georgia

Georgia Forestry Commission Hot temperatures and low rainfall are pushing up wildfire activity in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging people to be extremely cautious about the use of fire outdoors, especially with campfires and outdoor cooking devices. “The wet spring spawned a lot of vegetative growth,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Chief of Protection […]

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China tariffs

Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do

Tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us.” — Donald Trump on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 in remarks at the White House By Louis Jacobson — PolitFACT As President Donald Trump has upped the ante in his tariff war with China, he’s consistently argued that consumers shouldn’t be worried. Trump […]

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Georgians First Commission Launches Website, Seeks Public Input

Atlanta, GA – The Georgians First Commission recently launched its website to hear directly from the public about burdensome regulations, fees, and taxes that negatively impact Georgia’s small business environment. “The Georgians First Commission is working hard to tackle the challenges affecting entrepreneurs and job creators across our state. Together, we are committed to making […]

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