• Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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  • Undercover sting operation led to car chase involving four individuals

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – An undercover sting operation led to the chase, and ultimate arrest, of four individuals in Towns County. The sting operation came about when a ‘Towns County resident reported that he was purchasing a Kubota Excavator from an individual valued at $23,000 but  became concerned the equipment might be stolen.’ The Sheriff’s […]

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  • Methamphetamine related arrest in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – A traffic stop in Towns County led to the arrest of Nicholas Sean Swisher on charges of possession of Methamphetamines among others. According to a statement from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, they arrested Swisher Early Sunday morning, December 4th. “Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigator and K-9 Deputies conducted a […]

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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  • Fentanyl drug seizure in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Fentanyl has been recovered during a vehicle search as the result of drug activities being reported, according to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were told of ongoing drug activity in an area of Towns County which prompted Deputies and K-9 units to set up more […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

    Election results

    GEORGIA – The race for Georgia Governor has been called. Incumbent Brian Kemp has been named the winner with it currently standing at 53.9 percent over Abrams. The fight for U.S. Senate is very close with the results currently tied. Hershel Walker is running against Raphael Warnock. In Georgia, the winner must have over 50 […]

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  • Towns County resident exploited by ‘handy-man’

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Nancy Kelly, was being exploited by a man posing as a handy man. Christopher James Plush and his accomplish Devin Barry Lowery, stole a large amount of cash, prescription drugs, hundreds of rare coins, a handgun and […]

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  • Roe v. Wade overturned in Supreme Court precedent on abortion

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a divided United States Supreme Court, made the 5-4 decision to overturn the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion the federal level. The door was opened to re-visit the abortion precedent that was set in 1973 in hearing the 2021 Mississippi case for Dobbs v. Jackson. The court […]

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  • Intentional burn at Young Harris College

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Earlier today, the Towns County Fire Department initiated a planned burn at Young Harris College to demolish old buildings on campus as a part of a live practice for the Fire Department. The fire caused some onlookers to worry that the school was in danger and that the blaze was not an […]

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  • Spring plant sale

    A spring plant sale will be held at Union County Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags, boxes or tubs to carry plants.  Pets are not permitted at the plant sale and the Union County Farmers Market will not be open that […]

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  • REPUBLICANS TO HOST A REGIONAL POLITICAL FORUM ON APRIL 2nd

    REPUBLICANS TO HOST A REGIONAL POLITICAL FORUM ON APRIL 2nd The 2022 Northeast Georgia Republican Candidate Forum (2022NRCF) will be held Saturday, April 2, at the Gainesville Civic Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm. At this Republican event, Statewide Executive candidates (Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Agriculture, Superintendent […]

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  • Commissioner King: Georgia Insurers Should Divest from Russia

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King today urged insurance companies doing business in the state of Georgia to review their financial holdings and operations to identify and divest from any investments and/or operations in Russia. “Vladimir Putin’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has rightfully led to condemnation from free […]

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  • Rep. Carson Introduces “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Legislation

    ATLANTA – State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) recently introduced House Bill 1158, or the Georgia “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Through this legislation, Rep. Carson seeks to establish and protect parental rights regarding education, health information and upbringing, as well as enable transparency between schools/school systems and parents. He also seeks to curb special interest groups […]

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