• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DA Sosebee begins information campaign in schools

    District Attorney Alison Sosebee speaking to GHS students about Vaping and drug use.

    ELLIJAY, Ga – The Appalachian Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney, Alison Sosebee, began her campaign today in Fannin Middle School and Gilmer High School with presentations for students about the rising trend of vaping in all forms. Speaking to the students she shared some of the responses that authorities have begun included harsher penalties for vape […]

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