• Vernon Jones speaks on Trump Rally and crowdsurfing

    Jones

    Fresh off his weekend and an event where he “crowd-surfed” to a young man in a wheelchair because he wanted a picture, Georgia State Representative, Vernon Jones (D) says, “Let me be clear about one thing. I’m committed to this President. I believe in this President. I took a leap of faith and I believed […]

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  • CCMS shuts down 6th Grade in response to COVID-19

    CCMS Clear Creek Middle, Grade

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Starting today, Gilmer County Schools has shut down the 6th Grade of Clear Creek Middle School to attempt to stem a rise in numbers of positive cases within the grade level. Those numbers are coming from both students and staff according to a letter from Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna […]

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  • Hiawassee approvals for sewer and Emergency Response come in April

    Hiawassee coronavirus

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – After Mayor Liz Ordiales updated citizens on some statistics with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hiawassee City Council met shortly for two items of motions/approvals. Ordiales shared advice from Doctors saying that citizens should wear masks anytime they go outside and and come close to other people in the public. The council approved […]

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  • Mass Shootings: Guns, Games, or God?

    Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the […]

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  • Georgia Election Run-Off Results

     2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.   Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) – 556,854 votes   58.90% John Barrow (D) – 388,577 votes   41.10%   Public Service Commission, District 3 Chuck Eaton (R) – 553,063 votes  […]

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  • Delta Memo Addresses Recent Events

    ATLANTA, Ga. – National controversy swirled after Delta publicly discontinued their group discount relationship with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Then again as the Georgia State Senate removed a tax bill involving the aviation fuel tax credit which would have benefited Delta in the area of $40 million.   That controversy spread through social media […]

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  • Georgia gubernatorial candidate visits FYNTV

    BKP interviews Georgia candidate for governor and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Among many topics, Kemp discusses immigration, Georgia voting machines, paper ballots, pay for law enforcement, and Kemp’s opinion of the negotiations to bring Amazon HQ2 for Georgia.  

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Gilmer Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

    Out of 159 sheriffs in the Sheriff’s Association, nine serve as regional vice-presidents. Then, there is the executive board with a first vice president, second vice-president,  secretary/treasurer, and the president of the Sheriff’s Association. This year, the position of president is filled by Gilmer County’s own Sheriff Stacy Nicholson. After serving for six years as […]

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  • Governor Signs House Bill 146 in Gilmer Fire Station

    Nathan Deal Signing Bill 146

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited Fire House 1 in Gilmer County Thursday to officially sign House Bill 146 known as the “Firefigher’s Cancer Insurance Bill.” Joined by several officials including Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Senator Steve Gooch, author of the bill Micah Gravley, District 67 Representative, opened the ceremony by speaking about the […]

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  • Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

    Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick. According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath […]

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  • On the Town: Thor Ragnarok

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    Are parodies real entertainment? After all you’re taking something established and tearing it down, aren’t you? Are you? What if you owned the original? What if you weren’t making fun of something else, but making making fun of your own past? Does that make it okay? Parody, by definition, is a sort of comedic imitation. […]

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  • Editorial: Are we still remembering 9/11?

    Seventeen years ago, I’m certain you were inundated with people saying “Never forget” and newscasts saying “We will always remember.” Indeed, the entire nation, and even the world, poured out its heart for America and the major wound we were struck with. It is the kind of thing that people everywhere will remember. The kind […]

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  • Hunter Hill visits Ellijay

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continuing his campaign for Governor, Hunter Hill made a stop in Ellijay on May 2 to speak with local citizens about his plans for the office if elected. Hill spoke to local citizens over breakfast at Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant on Highway 282. Hill is a former Army Ranger who has been in […]

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  • Speaker Ralston Attends Trump’s Infrastructure Announcement

    ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) attended President Trump’s infrastructure announcement at The White House this morning.  Speaker Ralston was one of several local and state elected officials invited to participate in a series of discussions with the President as well as members of his cabinet and senior staff about the plan and the […]

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