• 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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  • Substance at vape shop hospitalizes five

    Photos courtesy of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office

    Jasper, Ga – Authorities have met a major incident as they executed a search warrant at the local A1 Smoke Shop in Jasper, Georgia. During the execution of the search warrant today, September 14, members of the Drug Task Force, Pickens Sheriff’s Office, and Jasper City Police were exposed to an unidentified substance that immediately […]

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  • PHS lockdown and what’s next in the Vaping Campaign

    Jasper, Ga – The Pickens County Board of Education hosted a no-threat lockdown today on the campus of Pickens High School. Parents and citizens saw the Pickens County Sheriff respond to concerns saying: We currently have a team of deputies and K-9 units participating in a controlled sweep of the Pickens High School campus. While […]

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  • Editorial: Are we still remembering 9/11?

    Seventeen years ago, I’m certain you were inundated with people saying “Never forget” and newscasts saying “We will always remember.” Indeed, the entire nation, and even the world, poured out its heart for America and the major wound we were struck with. It is the kind of thing that people everywhere will remember. The kind […]

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  • Fannin Sheriff comments on county threat

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Responding to a threat inside the county from earlier today, the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office has officially confirmed that despite rumors around the county, there is not an active shooter threat at this time. Their official statement is as follows: There is NO active shooter in the county. We are, however, actively pursuing a […]

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  • “Vaping” incident part of a larger problem

    Ellijay, Ga. – An incident report from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed reports of a student “blacking out” and suffering seizures after inhaling a substance from a SMOK Vape device. The male student was hospitalized from the incident and later released. The incident, however, did prompt officials to call in K-9 units to search […]

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  • Hunter Hill visits Ellijay

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continuing his campaign for Governor, Hunter Hill made a stop in Ellijay on May 2 to speak with local citizens about his plans for the office if elected. Hill spoke to local citizens over breakfast at Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant on Highway 282. Hill is a former Army Ranger who has been in […]

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  • UNG gets state funds for new campus

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – In a recent interview on FYNTV, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston made an announcement regarding the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Blue Ridge campus. Ralston confirmed in the interview that the state has set $5.5 million into a line item to establish a new standalone “brick and mortar” building […]

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  • Delta Memo Addresses Recent Events

    ATLANTA, Ga. – National controversy swirled after Delta publicly discontinued their group discount relationship with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Then again as the Georgia State Senate removed a tax bill involving the aviation fuel tax credit which would have benefited Delta in the area of $40 million.   That controversy spread through social media […]

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  • Shooting at Dalton High School

    DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired. Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody. The subject had barricaded themselves […]

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  • Speaker Ralston attends Trump’s infrastructure announcement

    ATLANTA – Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) attended President Donald Trump’s infrastructure announcement at The White House this morning.  Speaker Ralston was one of several local and state elected officials invited to participate in a series of discussions with the president as well as members of his cabinet and senior staff about the […]

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  • Georgia Governor Candidate Visits FYNTV

    BKP Interviews GA Candidate for Governor, and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Among many topics, Kemp discusses immigration, Georgia voting machines, paper ballots, pay for law enforcement, and what Kemp’s opinion of the negotiations to bring Amazon HQ2 for Georgia.

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  • On the Town: Thor Ragnarok

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    Are parodies real entertainment? After all you’re taking something established and tearing it down, aren’t you? Are you? What if you owned the original? What if you weren’t making fun of something else, but making making fun of your own past? Does that make it okay? Parody, by definition, is a sort of comedic imitation. […]

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  • On the Town: Wonder Woman

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    At what point does CGI graphics and enhancement become too much. I hear it a lot and especially with the ending of Wonder Woman. Several people have said, “Yeah, well, I wish they had toned down the CGI a bit with the final battle.” In truth, I must admit that even I have been to […]

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