• Fannin Regional closes visitation and adjusts patient intake

    visitation closure closing, cancellation

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin Regional Hospital is altering visitation and intake for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Issuing a statement today, Fannin Regional Hospital will no longer allow visitors for patients in the facility. They have not set a end time on this new policy but did not current health concerns Fannin […]

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  • Judicial Order closes Courts in the Appalachian District

    Judicial Order, Brenda Weaver, Chief Judge, Judge,

    GILMER, Ga. – An order declaring a Judicial Emergency has been released from Chief Judge Brenda Weaver was filed today in Gilmer County regarding civil and/or criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens counties). The order states, “The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the […]

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  • County names John D McDaniel Bridge

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County is honoring its past this weekend as residents and local officials met over the weekend for a special celebration and honoring of a major figure from their past. The Highway 515 Bridge in Fannin County that passes over Ada Street now has an official name, the “John D McDaniel […]

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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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  • CORE receives grant and state office at ribbon-cutting

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – “This is the kind of project that will spread prosperity throughout our entire region. It is the kind of skin-in-the-game project that deserves support…” Georgia Speaker of the House, David Ralston praised the CORE Facility in Ellijay who hosted their official ribbon-cutting today. Nestled just off Maddox Drive on the banks of […]

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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) – 751,634 votes   52.22% John Barrow (D) – 687,600 votes   47.78%   Public Service Commission, District 3 Chuck Eaton (R) – 745,494 votes  […]

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  • Less school for more economy?

    North Georgia – According to a recent article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), a senate committee has recommended longer summers for Georgia Students. Instead of quoting test scores, educators, or studies about student learning, the committee suggested a school year starting the first Monday of September, and ending around June 1. The basis for […]

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  • Fannin offers memorial jersey to honor Larry Walker

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – It may seem like a small gesture to some, but for those in Gilmer County, Georgia, a simple jersey is relating a lot more than meets the eye as they receive a memorial jersey to honor Gilmer’s middle school principal, the late Larry Walker. With a special moment before the middle […]

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  • Pickens dedicates Veterans Memorial

    Pickens County Veteran's Memorial Park August 2018

    JASPER, Ga. – It’s not Veterans’ Day, but you might think it was if you were in Pickens County on August 9 as they finally dedicated their long-awaited Veterans Memorial next to Lee Newton Park. Situated at the edge of the parking lot on Stegall Drive, the Memorial opened for the public with an official dedication […]

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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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  • 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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