Fannin County Attorney, Lynn Doss, attended a Board of Assessors (BOA) meeting today (Friday August 20) and told the board that they were not obligated to address an outstanding bill that was incurred prior to the formation of the board.
Board chairman, Lane Bishop, invited Mrs. Doss to attend the meeting because he wanted the public and the press to understand the board’s role in the matter. Bishop told those in attendance.
Pursuant to the state open records law, Tennessee Code Ann. section 10-7-503 to 10-7-512; 10-7-701 to 10-7-702; 10-8-101 to 10-8-103 Open Records Act allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Polk County, Tennessee. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for your viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law. [Read more »]
The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Fannin County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law. [Read more »]
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UPDATE: Ms. Kiker, FRH Marketing and Public Relations Director sent FYN an e-mail stating the following:
CHS will be sending out letters to all patients affected by the data breach. In addition, an 800 number is being set up for people to call in which will be operational tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20. The 800 number is 855-205-6951. CHS is offering free Identify Theft protection as well.”
FRH Marketing and Public Relations Director, Susan Kiker, sent FYN a press release at 10:51 today (Tuesday) confirming that patients registering at both FRH and the Appalachian Physican's Group may be victims of the security breech.
Ms. Kiker said that patients can call a toll-free number in order to receive assistance in protecting their private information.
The number is 855-205-6951. It will be activated tomorrow (Wednesday, August 20).
A CHS press release stated:
"Though we have no reason to believe that this data would ever be used, all affected patients are being notified by letter and offered free identity theft protection."
Another release informs the public that the federal government is culpable in the breech incident:
" It is up to the Federal Government to create a national cyber defense that can prevent this type of criminal invasion from happening in the future."
An e-mail sent to Community Health Systems requesting the date that the company knew of a possible breech has not been returned as of publishing time (12:11 pm)
Community Health Systems, located in Franklin, Tennessee (of which Fannin Regional Hospital is part) experienced an information security breech in which patient information such as names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth may have been stolen.
FYN has attempted to reach officials both at the Fannin Facility and the corporate headquarters on Tuesday morning but, as of ‘press time’ those e-mails and phone calls had not been returned.
Hence, it is unclear as to whether or not Fannin Regional patients have been affected.
The Fannin County High Lady Rebels varsity volleyball team has rolled the competition early in the 2014 season. Fannin has found itself undefeated on the season, 4-0, with wins over Lumpkin, Pickens, Pepperell, and Cedartown.
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Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston, State Senator Steve Gooch, and members from The University of North Georgia gathered at Fannin County High School to present their plan for a new program in Blue Ridge.
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