• Hice and Belle Isle enter the Georgia Secretary of State Race

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    ATLANTA – Fellow Republican and incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will face primary competitors after 10th District Representative Jody Hice (R – Athens) and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced their candidacies. Rumblings of Hice’s run began last week, and FYN previously informed the public to expect a statement from the Congressman. In […]

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  • Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14

    Daylight Savings Time

    Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 14th at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday evening (Spring Forward), and remember to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. A bill for Georgia to stay in Daylight Savings Time Recently passed by House with a […]

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  • District 2 public health announces appointments available for vaccine

    GAINESVILLE – The 13 District 2 county health departments have appointments available now for the COVID-19 vaccine. “Recent shipments have given us enough vaccine to open up more appointments for residents,” said Alan Satterfield, Director of Nursing. “We hope that residents who are eligible to be vaccinated will take this opportunity to make an appointment.” […]

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  • Georgia Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and older, individuals with disabilities, and certain medical conditions. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already eligible for vaccination. This expansion now includes disabilities […]

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  • Georgia House passes legislation to cut taxes and create jobs

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    ATLANTA – Today, the Georgia House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation to cut taxes on Georgia families and businesses, as well as create jobs and expand economic opportunity across the state. These measures include the Tax Relief Act of 2021, the Georgia Economic Recovery Act of 2021, the Georgia Economic Renewal Act of […]

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  • Sports betting bill back in committee for unclear reasons

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    ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering Integrity Act (HB 86) was sent back to committee without explanation for the second time today. The move sets back the legalization of online sports betting just a few days ahead of Atlanta hosting the NBA All-Star game. HB 86 includes a provision for professional sports teams to […]

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  • Perdue opts out of 2022 Senate race

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    ATLANTA, Ga – After taking the first step and filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, former Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) announced this morning that he would not seek a Senate seat in 2022. Perdue would have faced off against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga), who beat Kelly Loeffler in the January […]

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  • Doug Collins still evaluating his 2022 options

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    ELLIJAY, Ga – Former Congressman Doug Collins didn’t rule out a potential governor or U.S. Senate run in 2022. He confirmed he’s weighing his options and would make a decision in the future. “I’m concerned about conservatism right now,” Collins expressed. “If that means I need to be on the ballot, I’ll be on the […]

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  • David Perdue takes steps to run against Warnock in 2022

    David Perdue 2022 Senate

    ATLANTA, Ga – The 2022 U.S. Senate race starts heating up with former U.S. Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) filing paperwork to potentially run against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga). The former senator, who lost his runoff against Jon Ossoff on January 5, established the “Perdue for Senate” campaign on Monday with the […]

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  • Health Departments move COVID-19 vaccinations to offsite clinics

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    GAINESVILLE – To maximize efficiency for vaccine delivery, District 2 Public Health Departments have coordinated with our community partners to locate COVID-19 vaccine clinics to larger spaces. “This move will allow our staff to provide both first and second doses at one location,” said Zachary Taylor, M.D., District Health Director. “Having a larger space than […]

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  • COVID-19 Variant Cases Increase in Georgia

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming there are now 19 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia. This is the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. So far, no other COVID-19 variants have been identified in Georgia. The B.1.1.7 cases in […]

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  • Sen. Steve Gooch Assumes Additional Duties in State Senate

    ATLANTA (January 25, 2021) | Recently, Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session. Sen. Gooch will serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and as a member of the Ethics, Finance, Reapportionment and Redistricting, and Regulated Industries and […]

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  • Ralston to form House election integrity committee

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    ATLANTA, Ga – During the pre-legislative conference, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston confirmed they would form a special committee concerning election integrity. The committee will devote its “full attention” to restoring confidence in the election process. Several Georgians continue to believe voter fraud occurred in the presidential election, but three recounts confirmed the […]

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  • District 2 Health Department outlines how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine

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    GAINESVILLE, Ga – Public Health Department District 2 provided instructions for those who are now eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Director Kathleen Toomey added adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to […]

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