BKP’s Star of the Show – Pet of the Week: Ziggy

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If you know BKP and Sam, then you know who the real stars of our Friday shows are. This week the star and Pet of the Week is Ziggy! Ziggy even dressed up for his star performance! He is a little timid but once he warms up to you he is such a lover. He is good with other pups and even cats. He would be a great addition to your family. If you are looking for a new companion to add to your family contact the Humane Society of Blue Ridge today.

Visit the Humane Society of Blue Ridge today to find your new furry friend!
Office/Shelter Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM to 2 PM
Closed Tue & Sun

 171 Mineral Springs Rd, Blue Ridge, GA

706-632-4357

Dent Retirement a Sign of Trump Wave in ‘18?

Politics, State & National
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Amidst all the talk among Democrats and the Media that the Trump election and presidency is a one off that will soon be remedied by a Democrat wave — there is actually evidence to suggest that just the opposite will ring true in 2018. For example, look at upstart Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Justin Simmons, who is running to be the GOP nominee in the 15th District. Simmons, 31, currently represents PA State House District 131 and was planning to mount a Conservative challenge to seven term incumbent Rep. Charlie Dent in the Spring 2018 Primary. That was until Dent abruptly announced his retirement, opening the door for 35 year old Ryan Mackenzie to enter the now open race, a race that could prove to be a battle between conflicting wings of the Republican Party.

Simmons recently called in to FYNTV’s Good Morning from the Office for an exclusive interview regarding his initial decision to run, the surprise of Dent’s retirement, and the differences between himself and Mackenzie.

Simmons made it clear from the beginning that his motivation to run was the dissatisfaction among Conservatives in the 15th District with Dent, as evidenced by the recent rally in protest of the seven term Congressman. According to Simmons, “just his voting record alone is bad enough… then going on MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times… being the go to Republican to rip Donald Trump and Conservatives,” had angered voters in the district won by both Donald Trump and Charlie Dent. However, Dent had spoken out aggressively against Trump during the campaign, refusing to endorse him and frequently criticizing him after his inauguration.

“I was never fully on board with Charlie, I always knew he was pro-choice and supported taxpayer funded abortion… but he was fiscally Conservative at first,” said Simmons, adding “as time went on he just got more Liberal.”

The news of Dent’s sudden announcement to retire was a surprise to the Simmons team, although he insists they were “ecstatic” and this it was a “victory” because it creates a chance to elect a Conservative representative. However, it has created a brand new dynamic with the entry of Mackenzie, setting up a race described by The Morning Call as a “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s race” between what they described as two longtime rivals. Although Simmons dismissed the “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s” comparison he did elaborate on what he sees as the differences between him and the only other declared candidate.

Ryan and I have worked together on a lot of good issues. The difference between Ryan and I, is Ryan is establishment and I am not. I got my foray into politics by taking on a Liberal Republican, I took on the party and I took on the establishment. Ryan Mackenzie, he came into politics, his Dad was the former chair of the party, he was very connected. When he first ran for State House in the 134th District… there was a special election and the party hierarchy greased the skids for Ryan, they cleared the field in the special election for him, he hasn’t had an opponent since.

Simmons also described Mackenzie as Charlie Dent’s hand picked successor, which means he will be the beneficiary of the PA GOP fundraising network. However, Simmons described it as a negative because it means Mackenzie would be beholden to the moderate Republican structure of the state party and not the Trump Coalition that delivered PA to a Republican presidential candidate for the first time in a generation.

This race will be one of many that pits establishment Republicans against the new, Trump Republicans. In his recent interview with 60 Minutes, former White House strategist Steve Bannon made clear his intentions to target establishment Republicans in the 2018 Primary races. This has already manifested itself in races like the special election for Senate in Alabama, where incumbent Sen. Luther Strange was leading in polling until Bannon endorsed his opponent, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore.

What’s more, the race in Pennsylvania will pit two millennial candidates, Mackenzie is 35 and Simmons is 31.

You can see Simmons’ entire interview here:

Ask The Doc with Dr. Whaley – thyroids, acne scars, and ADHD

Health

We welcomed Dr. Whaley back from his travels this morning on the show. He always has great knowledge to share with us not just medically but he and BKP also discuss political news. Today he answered the following viewer questions:
Are there any natural substances which will help with a thyroid problem?
What’s the best treatment for acne scars?
What does the research say about the relationship between food additives and ADHD?
We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment!

“Ask The Doc” with Dr. Tidman – Shingles, Pedicures, and Adrenal Fatigue

Health

Dr. Whaley is traveling out of town so today we sit down with Dr. Tidman for our “Ask the Doc” segment! He has so much great information for us regarding these viewer questions:

  • Can anyone get shingles? Should people take the vaccination?
  • I like to get pedicures in the summer but are there risks, not all nail
    salons use liners?
  • Is there such a thing as adrenal fatigue?

He also has a great joke that he tells us at the end of his segment! Tune in to that to get your laugh of the day! We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment.

BKP’s Star of the Show – The Pet of the Week: JIGS!

Community

We all know how much BKP loves the pooches… Today he got to have his favorite part of the show back now that we are filming Live from Sycamore Crossing in Blue Ridge – “The Pet of the Week.” In this segment we got to meet Jigs this adorable 1 and a half year old pup that is looking for his forever home. If you are looking for a furry friend visit the Humane Society of Blue Ridge.

State Senator Steve Gooch Talks About Economic Development in Rural Georgia

Politics

This past Friday we continued our discussion about rural Georgia with 51st district (R) State Senator and Lumpkin County’s economic development director, Steve Gooch. Our three areas of focus: rural Georgia economy, broadband access, and health care. Although the district doesn’t want to see something in the line of the KIA plant they most certainly would be open to small companies offering high paying, high tech jobs. In order to attract these types of companies; the area must provide good schools, fast internet, and quality health care. We discussed Piedmont Mountainside new stand alone emergency health care center in Gilmer County; a model for quality health care in rural areas. When our discussion turned to high speed internet for the area, Gooch was unable to say they “moved the ball” concerning Senate Bill 232, Facilitating Internet Broadband Rural Expansion (FIBRE) Act.

“Ask the Doc” with Dr. Whaley – Food Additives, Leg Weights, & Working Out Outside

Health

BKP and Katy sat down with Dr. Whaley today and discussed several interesting topics.

The viewer questions Dr. Whaley addressed in today’s “Ask the Doc” segment are:

  • Do food additives affect my health?  Anything additives in particular I should avoid?
  • Would it be better for me to walk with ankle weights?
  • I like to exercise outside when it’s nice but is the air/pollen bad for me?

If you have questions for our doctor e-mail them to chief@fetchyournews.com or 706-889-9700

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment!

Karla’s Korner – Upcoming Events in Gilmer County

Community, Featured

Earch Day clean up

Springtime in Ellijay means a lot of great upcoming events to get outside and enjoy! Dalton State College is hosting an art show for all local students from today until May 5th. There will be a reception tonight to kick off the art show. There are also ribbon cuttings this week at Premier Pools and Spas and Abby’s Ice Cream and Fro Yo. This weekend is Earth Day and it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. In honor of Earth Day there will be a couple “clean up” events around town one will be at Harrison Park and the other will start at River Pavilion.

 

 

The next big Gilmer County event that we are looking forward to is the Apple Blossom FestivalABF on May 6th and 7th. This is a great festival showcasing local craft vendors, food vendors and businesses. Come out, bring your pups, and meet the FYN team. We will have a “pup-cam” and treats for all our furry friends as well. Also in today’s segment with Karla hear a little confession from BKP about “his spot” at the Apple Blossom Festival.

 

 

 

 

For more information on all these upcoming events and many more check out the events calendar on the Gilmer Chamber website.

 

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