• Georgia State House District 7 Elections Results

    BREAKING NEWS – Johnny Chastain has won the runoff election for Georgia State House District 7. Chastain has won, taking 52.76% votes and Ralston earning 47.24%. This runoff election was tight and even closer than their race earlier this month. Chastain and Sheree Ralston faced off earlier this month on Jan. 3 as two of […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fannin County Election Updates

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. -The polls are closed and results are starting to come in. Currently, Fannin county is only partially reporting. The one county contest to keep an eye on will be the County Commissioner Post 2 race between Glen Patterson (I) and Larry Syputa. Bobby Bearden and Mike Cole are running uncontested for their […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

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    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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  • Leonard Higdon found dead after BOLO alert

    Gilmer County, Ga. – The ‘Be on the lookout’ (BOLO) alert for Leonard Higdon has officially been called off after he has been found dead in North Dakota. Higdon was originally issued a bolo on Oct. 8, after it was discovered he had ties to Gilmer and Fannin Counties. He was wanted for his connection to […]

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  • Fannin well prepared in response to safety concerns

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. – Following reports of a school shooting threat at Fannin County High School, FCHS Principal Ramsey and Superintendent Gwatney released a prompt statement to parents and students. Gwatney told FYN reporters that he and Ramsey had both been in contact with a Fannin County Sheriff’s Office throughout the day yesterday, including Sheriff Kirby. […]

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  • Fannin County Man Killed in Camper Fire

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. -The Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, John F. King, announced today that a camper fire in Fannin County killed one unidentified man. “At approximately 4:00 AM on Wednesday, September 14th, our investigators were dispatched to Morganton at the request of local fire and law enforcement officials,” stated the release. Due to the […]

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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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  • 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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  • One dead in Blue Ridge shooting and another recovering from gun shot

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga.  – Vern Bennett, age 48, of Blue Ridge has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with the death of Jennifer Layman, age 54, of Blue Ridge and the shooting of a second victim also of Blue Ridge. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Fannin County Sheriff’s […]

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