• Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from our FYN family to you and yours! Today, we reflect on the wonderful FYN community we have and are blessed and grateful – always! Have a wonderful holiday filled with lots of food, family and fun!

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Inmate plotted escape from Lumpkin County Detention Center

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    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – An inmate at the Lumpkin County Detention Center was caught plotting an escape before his plans we thwarted by detention staff. Charles Edward Cates Jr. allegedly planned an attempted escape from the detention center on Nov. 11. Detention staff received information on the inmates plan and began to investigate the tips […]

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  • Elbert County Men Arrested for Obscene Internet Contact with a Child

    ELBERT COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced today that Paul Brooks, 54, was arrested in Elbert County for obscene internet contact with a child. The investigation into Brooks was launched when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes unit was asked to assist the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office of […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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  • Closures for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deer hunt quota

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a quota deer hunt on lands around Buford Dam Nov. 15-17, 2022. “This is an archery-only management hunt conducted for public safety and the overall health of the deer population in the Buford Dam area. Deer–car collisions along Buford Dam Road are […]

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  • Fentanyl drug seizure in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Fentanyl has been recovered during a vehicle search as the result of drug activities being reported, according to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were told of ongoing drug activity in an area of Towns County which prompted Deputies and K-9 units to set up more […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

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    GEORGIA – The race for Georgia Governor has been called. Incumbent Brian Kemp has been named the winner with it currently standing at 53.9 percent over Abrams. The fight for U.S. Senate is very close with the results currently tied. Hershel Walker is running against Raphael Warnock. In Georgia, the winner must have over 50 […]

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  • Pickens County Election Results

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    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. – The results are in! The race to watch for Pickens County was the City Council Special Election race. After 100% of the precincts reporting, Kristeen MacNeill has won the race. Other county elections were uncontested. The county voted Republican for federal and statewide elections.

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  • Gilmer County Election Results

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The results are in! The Limestone Valley Soil and Water race is called. Michael Bushey has won with 65% of all votes. John Marshall for County Commissioner Post 2 and Charlie Paris for County Commission Cahirman are uncontested. The county voted republican for all the federal and statewide elections.

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  • Record early voting numbers – last chance to vote

    GEORGIA – It is Election Day! The polls will officially close at 7:00 p.m. in Georgia counties and the polls are closing soon. It is your last chance to vote! If you have not voted yet and you are worried about wait times, check out your counties website before going as many list their wait […]

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  • Serial Walmart shoplifters arrested in Whitfield County

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    DALTON, Ga. – On Oct. 13, the Dalton Police Department responded to a reported shoplifting incident at the Walmart at 815 Shugart Road in Whitfield County, according to the incident report. When Police arrived at the Walmart, they were directed to the female suspected of shoplifting. The suspect was identified as Amanda Dawn Headrick, 36, […]

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  • Fentanyl seized from the streets during growing concerns over epidemic

    Since the declaration of the opioid crisis by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Oct. 2017, the growing popularity of Fentanyl has been a driving force in exponentially fueling the crisis. In fact, “from 2019 to 2021, fentanyl-involved overdose deaths increased by 218.4 percent,” according the Georgia Department of Public Health. During […]

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  • Multiple gang and drug offenders arrested after months-long investigation

    HARTWELL, Ga. – After a months-long investigation known as “Operation Straight to the Hart”, multiple violent gang and drug offenders have been arrested as of Oct. 27. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released a statement today detailing the investigation. The investigation also led to the arrest of Jaquavious Waller, 21, and Len’darrius Keese, 20, who […]

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  • Towns County resident exploited by ‘handy-man’

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Nancy Kelly, was being exploited by a man posing as a handy man. Christopher James Plush and his accomplish Devin Barry Lowery, stole a large amount of cash, prescription drugs, hundreds of rare coins, a handgun and […]

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