• Fannin and Gilmer arts organizations awarded vibrant communities grants

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    ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston and the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Georgia Council for the Arts announced that arts organizations in Fannin and Gilmer counties received Vibrant Communities grant awards to support arts programming for fiscal year 2021. In Fannin County, the Blue Ridge Community Theater received a $5,000 grant to support its […]

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  • DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to […]

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  • Grand juries resume in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit

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    Appalachian Judicial Circuit will resume convening grand juries for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Our communities have been hit hard by the global pandemic. As the COVID19 outbreak in Georgia continues, the Appalachian Judicial Circuit is continually working to balance legitimate public health considerations with the necessity to maintain fair and […]

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  • LeCroy execution date scheduled for September

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – On July 31, Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of murderer William Emmett LeCroy, 50. It’s scheduled for September 22, barring any stays or execution. LeCroy raped and murdered Joann Lee Tiesler, a 30-year-old nurse, in 2001 in Cherry Log, Georgia. He had […]

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  • Secretary of State unveils new absentee ballot request portal

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    ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveils a new online portal to make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections. Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card will now be able to request an absentee ballot entirely online. “Georgia is constantly searching for new and innovative […]

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  • Clyde “honored and humbled” by Ninth District support

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    ELLIJAY, Ga – Ninth District Republican candidate Andrew Clyde expressed his enthusiasm to represent Ninth District voters and has begun preparing for the race to November. Clyde told Brian Pritchard on Good Morning from the Office that he had an “amazing election night” and is feeling “pretty incredible.” He also took a moment to thank […]

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  • Andrew Clyde declares victory in Georgia’s Ninth District

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Earlier tonight, Andrew Clyde said, “I’m declaring victory tonight” to a room full of supporters in Commerce, Ga. after he clinched the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives Ninth District seat. The night ended fairly early for the gun shop owner and Navy Veteran with the race being called before […]

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  • SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline is July 20 in Georgia For April thunderstorms, excessive rainfall and tornadoes

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    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the July 20 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in Georgia with damages caused by thunderstorms, excessive rainfall and tornadoes on April 12 – 13, 2020 should apply for […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly

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    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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  • Operation changes to COVID-19 specimen collection sites

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    GAINESVILLE, GA – Nine specimen collection sites operated jointly by the Georgia National Guard and Augusta University ended operations effective May 30. As of June 1, several sites changed their operating hours. Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 test are strongly encouraged to call and make an appointment. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) […]

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  • Kemp opens bars and renews state of emergency

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Gov. Brian Kemp decided to continue the state of emergency and stay at home order for the elderly and at-risk individuals through July 12. However, the governor also announced the reopening of bars, amusement parks, night clubs, professional sports, and overnight summer camps. Music venues must remain closed. Kemp issued timelines for […]

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  • Georgia DPH distributes Remdesivir to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is distributing an initial allotment of the drug Remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine being […]

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  • Kemp changes restaurant and childcare restrictions

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On May 12, Gov. Brian Kemp continued to ease restrictions on certain industries – restaurants and childcare – to assist Ga businesses as the state returns to normal. Childcare facilities now can operate with up to 20 children in a classroom instead of 10 as long as the instructor-to-child ratio is maintained. […]

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  • COVID-19 testing available to all Georgians

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in […]

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  • Shelter in Place order extended for medically fragile until June 12

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 which extends the medically fragile shelter in place and the Public Health State of Emergency until June 12. The entire statement from the governor is below: “Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, […]

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