• Four arrested after high speed chase through Gordon


    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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  • Murray BoE passes spending resolution in lieu of budget

    The Murray County Board of Education passed a spending resolution in order to keep the school system operating in the absence of a budget. Steve Loughridge, Superintendent of Murray County Schools, said it has been about eight years since the system had to do a spending resolution, which allows  allows the system to spend 1/12 […]

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  • Pickens County to suspend credit card use, offers reimbursement

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    Some employees express concern the county  is “going backwards.” The Pickens County Board of Commissioners Rob Jones and Jerry Barnes, voted to cancel all  county credit cards immediately and move to a purchase order/reimbursement system. Commissioner Becky Denney was absent. Faye Harvey, finance director, asked for the change at Thursday’s called meeting. The move would […]

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  • Two dead after three-car wreck in Fannin County

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – Two people are dead after a three-vehicle wreck on Ga. Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 515 in Fannin County Friday morning around 7:40 a.m. According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol: Margaret Fundis, 74, and her passenger, Dolores Ayers, 72, both of Blue Ridge, were pronounced dead at the scene […]

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  • Hembree announced run for the 14th Congressional District

    Bill Hembree, successful small business owner and former State House Representative for Northwest Georgia has announced his campaign for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 14th district. This is an open seat following current Representative Tom Graves’ decision not to seek re-election. “I am a conservative Republican and a patriot who believes in the foundation of our country […]

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  • Cowan to run for Georgia’s 14th District 

    Neurosurgeon will fight for the Trump agenda and lead on nation’s healthcare crisis  Conservative Republican John Cowan of Rome announced today he’s running for the open 14th Congressional District seat. Cowan, a neurosurgeon, said he’d strongly support the President’s agenda for the country while bringing his experience and expertise to find solutions for the nation’s healthcare […]

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  • Kevin Cooke announces bid for the 14th

    It’s No Longer Enough to Send “Conservatives” to Washington. We Need Proven Principled Conservatives.All Categories Today Kevin Cooke, the current State Representative in Georgia’s 18th district, announced his candidacy for Congress. “Representing the people of Haralson and Carroll counties in Atlanta has been an honor, but the last nine years have not always been easy. Being […]

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  • Marjorie Greene announces 14th district run


      My name is Marjorie Greene and I’m running to be Northwest Georgia’s next Congresswoman. I’ve never held or run for political office before. I’m a political outsider, job creator, and problem solver. I 100% stand with President Trump against the left-wing socialists who want to destroy our country. I’ve also been endorsed by Congressman Jim […]

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  • Clay Brown announces bid for 14th district

    Since I first announced, in January, I have crisscrossed this district many times, meeting all the knowledgeable and hardworking constituents of the 14th District. Without interactions like those, I can’t adequately and effectively represent the district. North Georgia deserves another constitutional conservative that will make sure our community and nation prosper. I’ve spent a lifetime […]

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