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Kemp sworn in as Georgia’s 83rd governor

Republican Brian Kemp is Georgia’s 83rd governor. Kemp was sworn in Monday before a crowd gathered in Atlanta. The ceremony took place before the GOP faithful, lawmakers, members of Kemp’s Cabinet and Kemp’s family.


National Security Consultant to speak on Islam, Jihad, Sharia Law

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Chris Gaubatz – a national security consultant, speaker, and conservative political activist – is scheduled to address the Towns-Union County Tea Party on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.


Friends, family mourn passing of Bob Fowler, who helped transform Helen into alpine village

The echo of Bob Fowler Sr.’s legacy will continue to ring from the bells of Grace Episcopal Church into the Gainesville community. Fowler, a longtime Gainesville resident and former mayor of Helen, passed away at the age of 88 on Jan. 14, 2019.


No. 9 Union wins 3rd in a row with 75-68 AAC victory

CLEVELAND, Ga. – DeMarkus Loman came up big once again as he helped guide No. 9 Union College to a 75-68 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) victory at Truett McConnell University (Ga.) on Wednesday.


Towns County Sheriff’s Office Report 01/07 to 01/13

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for


Backlash Forces Changes to ‘Possum Drop’ in NC

ANDREWS, N.C. (CN) – A North Carolina town that rang in the New Year with a traditional “Possum Drop” has faced online criticism from animal rights advocates who say this year’s opossum was injured, prompting the town to use a stuffed animal for future celebrations.


CID director facing DUI charges

Tad Leithead, the executive director of the Cumberland Community Improvement District, is facing a driving under the influence charge following a Jan. 6 incident in Forsyth County, according to police reports.


Georgia’s Kemp unveils Medicaid waiver in State of State

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has said in his State of the State address that it is "time to build" on Georgia's solid economic footing. Kemp said Thursday that he wants to continue the economic success Georgia has seen under past governors while outlining funding for campaign promises t


SCOUTING AROUND: Bulldog cheerleader takes 'awesome' trip to London

Murphy’s All-American cheerleader, Cami McClure, got to spend New Year’s Day dancing to Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” on the streets of London. “It was awesome,” she said. “It really was an awesome experience.” — McClure, a junior and varsity cheerleader at Murphy High School, earned the spot as a


Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids 13 & Under Resurfaces in Georgia

State representative Sandra Scott has dropped legislation to prohibit anyone from smoking in a vehicle, in motion or in park, if a minor is present. Any person found to be smoking in a vehicle with a person aged 13 and under would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100. The bill does not apply to


Watch: Procession for fallen North Carolina Marine

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The community in Murphy, North Carolina and surrounding counties came together Tuesday to say goodbye to a fallen Marine. USMC Sgt. Christopher J. Lockett died last week at a U.S. facility, but military officials have not yet offered more details.


Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 01/07 to 01/13

Arrest report provided by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Fannin County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for viewing pl


Want a French wedding without leaving the country? Visit Vezalay

When Doug Humphrey of Atlanta caught his first glimpse of the mountains in Dahlonega, his thoughts drifted to the countryside of Vézelay, France. “The feeling I got when I was out there with the rolling hills and a peaceful beautiful feeling is the exact same feeling I got just walking this property


Firefighters battle blaze on Ricky West Road

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County firefighters along with the City of Cleveland and Lee Arrendale firefighters responded to a residential fire on Ricky West Road today (Jan. 16) at 4:30 a.m.


Bassmaster AOY yields high economic return for Towns County

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Lake Chatuge was the site of the 2018 BassMaster Angler of the Year (AOY) point series tournament, and Towns County’s decision to host the sporting event yielded a high economic return.


Ga. Tech to Screen New Documentary Profiling Georgia Town Notorious For Lynching

The screening of a new documentary profiling a Southwest Georgia town infamous for lynching will help mark Black History Month at Georgia Institute of Technology next month. The film entitled “Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching” profiles Blakely, Georgia, where 24 known Black men were lync


Cherokee NC County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 01/06 to 01/12

Cherokee County NC Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report without images. Pursuant to the state open records law, North Carolina General Statutes Public Records § 132-1, Criminal investigations, § 132-1.4, Access to Records, § 132-9, allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of


Towns County litter control initiative increases

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Liza Stroub, a concerned citizen of Towns County, petitioned Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw to address the issue of roadway litter in the area during the July, 2018, monthly county meeting. In the months that followed, Bradshaw met with Stroub on several occassions to form a proactive


Fallen Soldier to return to Murphy Tuesday; organizers asking for flags to line roadway

MURPHY, N.C. (WLOS) — Sgt. Christopher James Lockett, USMC, of Murphy, passed away on Monday, January 7 at the age of 26. On Tuesday, Combat Vets Motorcycle group will be escorting Sgt. Lockett home to Murphy.


Autopsy: Inmate at NC jail died from massive amount of meth in his system

A security gate at the Cherokee County detention center, in Murphy. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press. An autopsy released by the N.C. Office of the Medical Examiner says Joshua Shane Long’s death last summer, after he was held in the Cherokee County Detention Center in Murphy for several hours,