• GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pickens


    Talking Rock, Georgia (September 20, 2020) – On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation. The investigation revealed that at approximately 11 a.m., the Pickens County 911 Center received a trespass call at a residence […]

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  • Grand juries resume in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit

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    Appalachian Judicial Circuit will resume convening grand juries for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Our communities have been hit hard by the global pandemic. As the COVID19 outbreak in Georgia continues, the Appalachian Judicial Circuit is continually working to balance legitimate public health considerations with the necessity to maintain fair and […]

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  • Secretary of State unveils new absentee ballot request portal

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    ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveils a new online portal to make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections. Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card will now be able to request an absentee ballot entirely online. “Georgia is constantly searching for new and innovative […]

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  • Greene calls out “fake news,” Dems, and Pelosi

    Greene Fake News

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Fourteenth District Republican Candidate Marjorie Greene compared the “fake news” media attacks against her to those hurled at President Donald Trump. She certainly didn’t mince words when talking about the media, Democrats, or Republicans following her election night win. Since easily winning her runoff with 56.75 percent of the vote, the majority […]

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  • Andrew Clyde declares victory in Georgia’s Ninth District

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Earlier tonight, Andrew Clyde said, “I’m declaring victory tonight” to a room full of supporters in Commerce, Ga. after he clinched the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives Ninth District seat. The night ended fairly early for the gun shop owner and Navy Veteran with the race being called before […]

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  • Pickens County August 11 runoff election returns

    General Primary runoff election

    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. Precincts: 100% reporting COUNTY Tax Commissioner  Republican Amy Gibson […]

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  • Pickens Sheriff’ Office asks for help to find wanted man

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    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Detectives from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are in search of Patrick Casey Nunn in connection to theft and other charges. Nunn is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving, and violation of probation. He also warrants out Additionally, Cherokee and Gordon Counties have warrants […]

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  • Pickens Schools delay start to August 17

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    PICKENS COUNTY, GA – Pickens County Schools released the following statement to all students’ families earlier today. “Out of an abundance of caution and based on guidance from the Department of Public Health (DPH), Pickens County School District will delay the start of school for both traditional school students and Pickens Virtual Academy students due […]

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  • Pickens Virtual Academy registration extended

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    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Pickens Virtual Academy registration has been re-opened until midnight Monday, July 20th due to internet issues across the county. The contract deadline has been extended until Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:00 pm.  If a contract is not received on time, the student will attend traditional school. Link to Google form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgUlPmPCZkQgCkP_Ud6W9ci4Nxsb3RRpRi4n0E4Ox6fsOzIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link […]

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  • PCSO and GBI investigating domestic dispute and apparent suicide

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    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – In a statement released by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, they relayed details about a domestic dispute that ended in an apparent suicide. See the entire statement below. “Deputies are currently on the scene of a tragic domestic dispute at a residence on Hwy 53 West in Pickens County. The incident […]

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  • Pickens County 2020 General Primary Election Returns

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    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the June 9 General Primary. To review the unofficial election returns for your local races, see below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. Pickens Board of Elections stopped counting votes around 12:30 a.m. and will resume at 10 […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly


    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

    General Primary runoff election

    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • Kemp opens bars and renews state of emergency


    ATLANTA, Ga – Gov. Brian Kemp decided to continue the state of emergency and stay at home order for the elderly and at-risk individuals through July 12. However, the governor also announced the reopening of bars, amusement parks, night clubs, professional sports, and overnight summer camps. Music venues must remain closed. Kemp issued timelines for […]

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  • Operation changes to COVID-19 specimen collection sites

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    GAINESVILLE, GA – Nine specimen collection sites operated jointly by the Georgia National Guard and Augusta University ended operations effective May 30. As of June 1, several sites changed their operating hours. Those interested in receiving a COVID-19 test are strongly encouraged to call and make an appointment. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) […]

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  • Georgia DPH distributes Remdesivir to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19


    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is distributing an initial allotment of the drug Remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine being […]

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