State Senator Steve Gooch Talks About Economic Development in Rural Georgia

Politics
Steve Gooch

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
DR. Whaley

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
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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.

 

Georgia Speaker of The House David Ralston Talks About Rural Georgia Issues, Health Care…

Featured, Politics
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Our interview Friday with Speaker of The House David Ralston focused on rural Georgia. Ralston went into detail about the new Rural Georgia Economic Council. This council will be co-chaired by (R) Terry England from Auburn, (R) Jay Powell from Camilla and Vice Chair (R) Sam Watson from Moultry. The council will be holding meetings across Georgia to hear from elected officials, local businesses and citizens about how they feel rural Georgia economy can best be improved. Ralston said jokingly that he better not find out that one meeting took place in Atlanta.

Health care is a major concern in rural Georgia. Several hospitals have closed in rural Georgia areas including one in Ralston’s district in North Georgia. We spoke to Ralston abut one possible solution to meet rural Georgia health care needs. Ralston used the example of the first stand alone emergency room, opened by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Gilmer county. In this interview we asked Ralston if Gilmer county still had the possibility of having a full hospital.

Ralston told us that sometime within the next month Governor Nathan Deal would be visiting Gilmer county’s Fire Station 1 to sign the fire fighter’s workmen’s compensation bill.  We asked Ralston the difference in this years campus carry bill opposed to last year’s bill which Governor Deal vetoed. Not being able to speak for the Governor, Ralston said he felt they made the changes necessary to get Deal to sign the bill. We also discussed the pay raises agreed upon in the 2017 legislative session for teachers, state law enforcement, and D.F.C.S workers.  

Our final question in our interview friday: Speaker Ralston do you see the governor’s mansion in your future?

Ask the Doc with Dr. Whaley – Tanning & Hearing Aids

Health
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BKP and Katy talked with Dr. Whaley today about several great topics. One that is especially important this time of year as most females get ready for “bathing suit season” – Tanning. Dr. Whaley addresses the dangers of tanning beds, discusses spray tans and gives some alternate options that can be used instead to gain a great summer glow. The other viewer questions Dr. Whaley discusses in today’s “Ask the Doc” segment are:

What causes Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

Hearing aids are very expensive. How often will I have to be making an investment to replace or update them?

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!

 

 

 

Northampton PA GOP Chair Lee Snover. What is really happening on the ground in Pennsylvania

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Northampton County Pennsylvania GOP Chair Lee Snover tells BKP about the Hillary Clinton Campaign bringing in 9 full bus loads of Hispanics to go door to door campaigning for Hillary. The Clinton Campaign is paying these people $18 Hr. Snover has 300 poll workers ready for Tuesday but is concerned for their safety in some areas due to threats and intimidation already taking place. Snover feels good about Trumps chances in PA. Much more PA on the ground information in the interview.

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