• Collins: “I enjoy waking up to the sound of freedom”

    Doug Collins, a contender for U.S. Senate in a field of 20, stopped in Jasper to talk to crowds and engage “in the sounds of freedom” at the Appalachian Gun, Pawn and Range. After voicing his support for the Second Amendment, farmers, and pro-life, the representative took time to try out the indoor range, even […]

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  • UPDATE: Pickens Schools closed beginning Monday

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    Pickens County Schools announced they will close all schools starting Monday, Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. Traditional students will transition to distance learning on Monday. The decision comes after the district had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 584 students, teachers, and staff in quarantined. According to a press release from the system, the buildings […]

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  • Group project brings spirit store to Gilmer High

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    When students think of group projects, a spirit store isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Usually, it’s a mix of deciding who does which part of the PowerPoint slides, who handles research, who presents the information and a fear that no one else will pull their weight, leaving one or two to handle […]

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  • COVID task force encourages residents not to be complacent

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    COVID task force: Not the time to be complacent The Gordon County COVID-19 task force is encouraging people to continue following safety guidelines. COVID-19 cases in Gordon County rose to 240 over the last two weeks, compared to 170 in the two weeks prior. The task force released the following statement: “Over the last couple […]

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  • Long lines, but not long waits for early voters in Murray County

    The lines are long, but it’s quieting down from Monday’s opening day of early voting, according to Connie Winkler, deputy elections superintendent. She said more than 1,000 have come through from Monday-Wednesday with numbers averaging about 450 voters per day. “I expect we will see between 6,000 and 8,000 before the end of early voting,” […]

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  • GC High School and Sonoraville High move to hybrid amid spike in COVID cases

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    Gordon County Schools has found it necessary to move to hybrid instructional model, as outlined in the district’s Back to School guidance in August, for both Gordon Central High School and Sonoraville High School beginning Monday, October 19.  The tentative return date to full-time, in-person instruction will be Monday, November 30, 2020. The decision to […]

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  • Gordon County receives $89K in miscoded sales tax

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    Audit finds SPLOST and LOST funds for Gordon County Gordon County saw a 67-percent increase in Special Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, and a 76-percent in LOST in September 2020 from September 2021. While it wasn’t exactly a mass shopping spree in Gordon County, it was the result of a sales tax coded wrong […]

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  • “Freedom is why” Marjorie Green speaks to Whitfield GOP

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    Protecting all freedoms, from faith to press, was Marjorie Taylor Greene’ told Whitfield County Republicans to cherish their freedom at Tuesday’s GOP meeting. Green is the Republican candidate for the 14th Congressional district. “Freedom is why we have so many people trying to come into America illegally,” she said. “It’s not for socialism.” She told […]

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  • Whitfield commissioners see red over mask mandate

    The Whitfield commissioners saw red as residents showed up to let them know they opposed a mask mandate. A wave of Whitfield County residents turned out, most wearing red shirts, to tell the county board of commissioners they opposed a mask mandate on Monday. Although, they were told at the beginning of the meeting,  by […]

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  • Shouse makes ballot as independent candidate

    For the first time in recent history, an independent candidate reached the required signatures needed to get on November’s ballot. Local developer David Shouse turned in 103 pages, with the average page having 10 signatures names, to the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office at 11 a.m. today. Shouse said he left several […]

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  • Four arrested after high speed chase through Gordon

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    A high speed chase originating in Chattanooga on Monday ended without injuries when the Jaguar SUV wrecked in Cobb County. According to Georgia State Patrol reports: Quanesha Church, was the driver of the Jaguar SUV, and was charged will all charges related to the chase. All four occupants were charged with armed robbery at an […]

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  • Pickens plans back to school with a focus on flexibility and safety

    Despite ever-changing information, Rick Townsend, Superintendent of Pickens County Schools, is confident they have a good plan to resume school on August 3. Townsend said as a system, they had to consider what the ideal would be as well as what was practical and by putting teams in place to analyze both aspects, combined with […]

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  • PCS to host Zoom meeting about virtual academy tonight

    Parents in Pickens County will host a meeting via Zoom for parents wanting more information about the virtual academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents have two options for the 2020-2021 school year in the wake of a pandemic that shuttered schools in March. The meeting is at 6:30. To attend, click here. Choice 1 […]

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  • Resaca Confederate Cemetery vandalized

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      Resaca Confederate Cemetery was recently vandalized amid growing tensions between those wanting to remove all reminders of slavery and those who want to preserve history. No arrests have been made but the incident is under investigation by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department. According to the report made by Deputy E.L. Kirby with the Gordon […]

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  • Arrests made in drug busts with international ties in Pickens

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    A single, anonymous tip led to local, state, and federal authorities to confiscating 137 kilograms of methamphetamine valued at more than $1-million, and charges brought against 47 people, several from Pickens County, including the drug broker in the middle of it. As a result of a 9-month investigation known as “Operation The Real McCoy,” the […]

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  • Murray County changes contributions to employees’ 401k

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    Murray County’s Sole Commissioner, Greg Hogan, took steps to help employees plan for retirement on Tuesday at a special called meeting. Hogan signed a resolution and amendment to change the vestment schedule of the county’s 401k retirement plan. VISIT MURRAY COUNTY HERE. The amendment allows employees to become vested after three years, instead of five. […]

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