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Rep. Matt Gurtler opposes amended state budget

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Georgia House recently voted on the amended, “small” state budget in Atlanta with District 8 Representative Matt Gurtler boldly opposing the measure. Gurtler stated that he voted “no” with confidence as he continues to find fault, specifically with subsidies and free market inte


Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.


Towns County Sheriff’s Office Report 02/04 to 02/11

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


Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US

A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.


VERIFY: Georgia's laws for removing elected officials from office

MACON, Ga. — Over the past few years, Central Georgia has seen several local elected officials end up on the wrong side of the law. In early 2018, Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon Junior was suspended after he was indicted for grabbing a woman inappropriately.


Drug court participants to share stories of struggle and success

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Drug abuse is an epidemic in the United States and one would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been affected, directly or indirectly, by addiction.


Anna Ruby Falls closed after landslide

HELEN, Ga. — Anna Ruby Falls in north Georgia is closed until further notice after a landslide crossed a main road to the popular tourist attraction. The U.S. Forest Service reported on Friday that staff is monitoring the situation and they're asking the public to remain "weather-ready" and avoid we


Towns County honors Iwo Jima survivors on 74th anniversary

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – It has been 74 years since the epic World War II Battle of Iwo Jima began, but time hasn’t erased the effect it continues to impart on American lives. On Feb. 19, 1945, United State Marine Corps forces made an amphibious landing on the volcanic shores of the Japanese island, and


Rep. Colton Moore among 10 Georgia lawmakers calling for the ouster of Speaker of the House David Ralston

State Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, confirmed this afternoon that he signed a resolution calling for the ouster of Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston. Moore did not immediately comment on his decision today. But he and nine other lawmakers have signed the resolution, according to the Atlanta


'Turn around, don't drown!' Flooding washes out roads in north Georgia

NORTH GEORGIA - Flooding across north Georgia shut down dozens of roads Friday as more rain moved through and rivers and streams overflowed. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls was in Douglas County, where Mount Vernon Road shut down after 2 to 3 feet of water flowed over the roadway.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


Area responders urge residents to prepare for rounds of rain

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Meteorologists are forecasting a heavy amount of rainfall to descend on the north Georgia and western North Carolina mountains throughout the week, warning that possible flash flooding may occur in prone locations. According to the National Weather Service, a total of 5 to 7 inches


Breaking: 5 students face discipline in edible drug case at Fulton County school

Fulton County Schools announced Friday that five students from Sandtown Middle School face “disciplinary consequences” for sharing THC-laced treats on Valentine’s Day and more students could be punished.


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


This strange “paint disease” is putting Georgia O‘Keefe paintings at risk

The Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses some 140 oil paintings by the iconic American artist, along with thousands of additional works from O'Keefe's prolific career. But the oil paintings have been developing tiny pin-sized blisters, almost like acne, for decades. Conservationist


R. Kelly turns himself in to police on sexual abuse charges involving minors

COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Just hours after singer R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, he turned himself in to Chicago police. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Friday night that Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was arrested at a preci


Georgia activists react to Trump abortion rules

Georgia anti-abortion activists said they were encouraged by new rules from the Trump administration that creates more obstacles for women seeking abortions. A rule released Friday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women to a


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution bust

JUPITER, Fla. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a recent prostitution and human trafficking investigation in Florida, police said. According to police, Kraft is charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution. These are misdemeanor cri


Anti-bullying bill helps Georgia students switch to private school

GEORGIA - Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would set aside money to help some students make the move from public to private school. It's designed to help students who are low-income, special needs, or whose families are active military.


Will the state of Georgia take over the operation of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The Gist: A bill filed in the Georgia state senate would create the Georgia Major Airport Authority to manage the “construction, equipment, improvement, maintenance and operation of major airports” in Georgia. If you can’t tell by the name of the authority, this bill is squarely aimed at Hartsfield-