• Should We Be Worried About Zika in North Georgia?

    Residents of southern United States’ big cities and coastal towns have a reason to worry about Zika.  Indeed, as of the first week of August, Miami already has 15 cases where people were infected with Zika locally. Now the number is 22. We can expect places like Houston, New Orleans, Savannah, Atlanta and Washington DC […]

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  • School Buses on the Roads Again

    Schools all across Georgia start up this week.  FetchYourNews wants to remind you to look out for the little ones standing at the bus stop in the mornings and running across the street to home in the afternoons.  Also, watch out for the early morning teen drivers and their carload of friends trying to make […]

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  • Senate Candidate Jim Barksdale Campaigns in Pickens County

    Jim Barksdale – the other candidate with a hat   Jim Barksdale,  Georgia Democrat’s candidate for US Senate, spoke at Pickens County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting in Jasper in mid-June.  Mr. Barksdale will be up against Johnny Isakson, who has served in the Senate for twelve years. Mr. Barksdale began explaining his platform with his view of […]

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  • Will Zika Virus Come to North Georgia?

    Will Zika virus come to north Georgia?  Yes.  When it will arrive and how widespread it will be is not so certain. For adults, the Zika virus means maybe a low fever, rash and achy joints for about five days.  But, only one in five adults with Zika show symptoms. It feels like a bad day […]

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  • Education Reform Commission Proposals Provide Secure Salary for Current Teachers

    What will be coming from the state is the requirement for a performance-based metric for incoming teachers and a protection for in-service teachers.   Representative  Terry England Speaking at both the Gilmer County and Fannin County Teacher Town Hall meetings, Rep. Terry England, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and Education Reform Commission member, stated […]

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  • Town Hall, Fannin Teachers concerned with Vague answers on Merit Pay

      Fannin County educators welcomed the opportunity to speak to Georgia’s Speaker of the House, Rep. David Ralston district 7 about sweeping education reforms proposed by Gov. Deal’s Education Reform Committee (read the Commission’s report).  Speaker Ralston helped organize the Fannin County Teacher Town Hall, the 2nd in a series question and answer meetings for […]

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