• “Lockdown”: Union General and Chatuge Regional close to visitors

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – For the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Union General Hospital and Chatuge Regional Hospital, will both be on lockdown effective immediately.  All doors will be locked and remain locked except the Main Entrance/Emergency Room Entrance at Union General Hospital and the Emergency Room Entrance […]

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  • Trump COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 10

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    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and the White House COVID-19 task force issued new guidelines for the next 15 days, including limiting gatherings to 10 people and avoiding dining in public spaces. The 3 p.m. press conference focused on how telling Americans how they can help “flatten the curve” of the virus, so the […]

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  • Kemp declares Public Health Emergency, what does it mean?

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On Saturday morning, Governor Brian Kemp officially declared Georgia’s first Public Health Emergency, freeing up resources and granting additional powers to Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA). The General Assembly will vote on the executive order on Monday. So, what exactly does […]

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  • Presidential Primary postponed until May 19

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    ATLANTA, Ga – The March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been moved to May 19 with the rest of Georgia’s primary elections in an effort to keep the public safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement that early in-person voting for the Presidental Primary will be halted. […]

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  • Kemp: Public Health Emergency in Georgia Effective Tomorrow

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    Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp’s office released a press release on Friday, March 13 to announce the intention to declare Georgia’s first public health emergency. Following President Trump’s national emergency declaration today, Governor Kemp issued the following statement: “Based on President Trump’s emergency declaration, I will declare a public health emergency for the State […]

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  • Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden – at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson – to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to State Active Duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. “Through extensive emergency […]

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  • Kemp issues call to action to all Georgians, schools, and local governments

    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian Kemp announced schools, childcare providers, local governments in Georgia now have the option to close, at least, for the next two weeks, starting this afternoon, during his latest COVID-19 press conference. Mere hours after he confirmed, the first death in Georgia from COVID-19, Kemp gathered Speaker of the House David […]

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  • General Assembly suspends the 2020 legislative session

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Shortly after Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement concerning new protocols for Coronavirus, the Georgia General Assembly moved to suspend it’s legislative session, after tomorrow. From the press release: The Georgia General Assembly will suspend the 2020 legislative session indefinitely after Friday, March 13, the 29th Legislative Day. The suspension is out of an abundance […]

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  • RNC Representative Ginger Howard speaks with North Georgia GOP women

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The ladies of Union, Towns, and Rabun Republican parties expressed their support for President Trump through creativity at the inventive Hats off for Trump event on Feb. 27. They also heard from Republican National Committee (RNC) Committeewoman for Georgia Ginger Howard, who brought the Trump 2020 campaign bus. Held at The View […]

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Will Beattie and Bear Creek Cattle Company

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    “A graduate of The Citadel, South Carolina’s well-known military college, Will Beattie is an avid outdoorsman and first-generation farmer. He founded Bear Creek Cattle Company with just a few head of cattle and a big dream to produce the finest beef while preserving the environment of his Cohutta mountain farmland for future generations.” Beattie’s introduction […]

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  • More candidates consider entering District 50 race

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Habersham attorney, Thomas “Bo” Hatchett announced late Monday night that he’s considering entering the District 50 state senate seat race. He joins several Republicans who are deliberating their decisions. In a Facebook statement, Hatchett said: “To my friends, my family, and my community: Since Senator John K. Wilkinson’s announcement to run […]

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  • Doug Collins announces decision to run for U.S. Senate

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    ATLANTA — Doug Collins appeared this morning on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends to announce his decision to run for U.S. Senate in the November special election to fill former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat. As a lifelong Georgian, Doug has lived a life of faith, public service and conservative values. Since 2013, he has proudly represented […]

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  • State Senator John Wilkinson announces for Congress

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    GEORGIA NINTH DISTRICT – State Senator John Wilkinson announced today that he plans to run for the Ninth District Congressional seat. This election will be to replace Congressman Doug Collins, who has announced that he will be running for a seat in the United States Senate. Senator Wilkinson, who was elected to the State Senate in […]

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  • Gurtler responds to no vote on Trump Resolution


    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – Georgia District 8 State Rep. Matt Gurtler appeared to be the only House Republican to vote against HR 882, and he asked the public to read the entire resolution before making any conclusions. “I support [President] Trump and our Armed Forces,” Gurtler told FYN over the phone. “He’s really been trying […]

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  • GBI: Rep. Powell’s death not considered suspicious at this time


    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga – Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) called to investigate the death of Georgia District 171 State Representative Jay Powell, 67, who passed away at Brasstown Valley Resort on Nov. 25, 2019. Towns County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) called the GBI to assist with the investigation into Powell’s death. GBI Special Agent Kim Williams […]

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  • Ralston and Collins release statements about Rep. Powell


    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga – Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston and District Nine Rep. Doug Collins have sent out heart-felt statements addressing the sudden passing of District 171 State Rep. Jay Powell. The statement below was just sent from Ralston concerning the passing of beloved Rules Chairman Rep. Jay Powell: Friends, It is with […]

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