• GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Chattooga County

    PRESS RELEASE – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Chattooga County after a request from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, December 24, 2023, police were attempting to apprehend a suspect in a murder investigation. John Wayne Siffles, age 44, of Summerville, GA, was wanted in the death of a woman whose body was found in […]

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  • Trion Man Convicted For Affixing Razor Blades to Shopping Carts at Trion Walmart

    CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. – Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office released the following statement earlier this month regarding the arrest and sentencing of a man convicted of hiding razor blades in the handles of Walmart shopping carts. On Wednesday August 23, 2023, Chattooga County jurors convicted Jessie James Stinnett, 47, of two counts of criminal damage […]

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  • Major Insurer Reverses Course After Commissioner King’s Involvement

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Farmers Insurance has rescinded tens of thousands of nonrenewal notices to Georgia consumers initially scheduled to go into effect in August. “It was brought to our attention this week that Farmers Insurance had alerted their customers that they would be non-renewing […]

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  • Storm across North Georgia leaves extensive damage and thousands without power

    GEORGIA – A severe thunderstorm, that traveled across north Georgia counties Sunday night, left extensive damage and thousands without power going into this week. Georgia Power stated that they are continuously working to restore power to their customers. “Our crews remain in the field working to address widespread damage from Sunday night’s storms, have already […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Enter to win our free Valentine’s Day Giveaway, featuring exciting gifts from our local business communities! Love is in the air and to show you how much we care and appreciate you, we want to do something special! Here’s How To Enter: See below for details!   *If you are not yet a subscriber* Subscribe […]

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  • Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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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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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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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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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

    Election results

    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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  • Roe v. Wade overturned in Supreme Court precedent on abortion

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a divided United States Supreme Court, made the 5-4 decision to overturn the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion the federal level. The door was opened to re-visit the abortion precedent that was set in 1973 in hearing the 2021 Mississippi case for Dobbs v. Jackson. The court […]

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  • REPUBLICANS TO HOST A REGIONAL POLITICAL FORUM ON APRIL 2nd

    REPUBLICANS TO HOST A REGIONAL POLITICAL FORUM ON APRIL 2nd The 2022 Northeast Georgia Republican Candidate Forum (2022NRCF) will be held Saturday, April 2, at the Gainesville Civic Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm. At this Republican event, Statewide Executive candidates (Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Agriculture, Superintendent […]

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  • Commissioner King: Georgia Insurers Should Divest from Russia

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King today urged insurance companies doing business in the state of Georgia to review their financial holdings and operations to identify and divest from any investments and/or operations in Russia. “Vladimir Putin’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has rightfully led to condemnation from free […]

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  • Man Found Guilty for Menlo Arson

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that on Wednesday, March 2nd, Robert Swearinger, 37, was convicted of Arson in the 1st Degree, Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, and Family Violence. The offender was initially arrested in connection with a fire on Riverhaven Lane in Menlo […]

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  • Methamphetamine seized and arrest made in Summerville

    SUMMERVILLE, Ga. – The Summerville Police Department announced that they had made arrests in relation to the  possession and distribution of methamphetamine on Feb. 5. They issued the following statement on their social media over the weekend. Another great job of getting Meth off the streets! Thanks to Drug Agents from the Sheriffs Office, LMJC […]

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  • Rep. Carson Introduces “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Legislation

    ATLANTA – State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) recently introduced House Bill 1158, or the Georgia “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Through this legislation, Rep. Carson seeks to establish and protect parental rights regarding education, health information and upbringing, as well as enable transparency between schools/school systems and parents. He also seeks to curb special interest groups […]

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