• Kemp, Carden deploy soldiers to fight COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

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    Atlanta, GA – Over the next few weeks, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 Guardsmen to any long-term care facility – assisted living facility or nursing home – with COVID-19 cases. The Governor and Adjutant General will send troops to specific locations to implement […]

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  • DPH confirms two cases of COVID-19 in Rabun County

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – In Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) March 31, 12 p.m. report, it confirmed that Rabun County has two cases of COVID-19. The reports don’t provide details about individuals. Fetch Your News will update the story as information becomes available. Please keep the patient and their family in your thoughts and […]

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  • Clayton City Council shutdowns in-dining services

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – In a special called meeting on March 23, Clayton City Council approved a two-week state of emergency for the city and closed all restaurant dining rooms. Restaurants can still offer carry-out and drive-thru orders. The ban goes into effect on Wednesday morning. The ban is a result of people in the […]

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  • Kemp, Williams: Officials Will Enforce Social Distancing at Parks, Lakes

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp joined Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams to issue the following joint statement: “Across Georgia, there is a mandatory shelter in place order for medically fragile individuals, and gatherings of more than ten people are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person at […]

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  • Speaker Ralston asks Raffensperger to move Georgia Primary

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (Ga -7) sent a letter to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) asking him to please move Georgia’s May 19th primary due to novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In the letter, Ralston asserts that he would like the primary to be moved to a date of June […]

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  • Resources available for those in Rabun

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga -The community is responding to provide resources and aid to anyone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fetch Your News will update this article with all available resources for people in industries financially affected by the virus. Food Pantries Food Bank of Northeast Georgia: Rabun Gap Presbyterian, once a month Rabun County […]

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  • Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us informed and […]

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  • March 23 UPDATE: Rabun closings and services

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Business closings and changes store hours are spreading across the county as new COVID-19 guidelines continue to be released. See the up to date list below. Updated on March 23 Government and Services Clayton City Council Meeting for March 17 is canceled. The senior center is closed. The library is closed. […]

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  • Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration

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    Atlanta, GA – On March 18, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. “This is great news […]

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  • UPDATE: Gov. Kemp instructs medically at-risk individuals to shelter in place

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    ATLANTA, Ga – In a March 23 press conference, Gov. Kemp issued multiple executive orders and asked for the public’s help to ensure everyone is following CDC and Georgia Department of Health (DPH) guidelines during the country’s self-quarantine. While Kemp is still hesitant to shut down all non-essential businesses or institute a statewide mandatory quarantine, […]

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  • Trump COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 10

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    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump and the White House COVID-19 task force issued new guidelines for the next 15 days, including limiting gatherings to 10 people and avoiding dining in public spaces. The 3 p.m. press conference focused on how telling Americans how they can help “flatten the curve” of the virus, so the […]

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  • Entertaining your children during the Coronavirus

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – With children out of school for the foreseeable future, entertaining them might become a challenge for parents or guardians, hopefully, this article helps. Rabun County Schools decided to close for at least a week after because of the Coronavirus. Those individuals responsible for children are advised to create a schedule in order […]

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  • Public K-12 and Secondary Schools closed March 18 to 31

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    Atlanta, GA – In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 3.16.20.01 closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020, to March 31, 2020. “To keep our students, teachers, and administrators safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering the closure of […]

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  • Presidential Primary postponed until May 19

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    ATLANTA, Ga – The March 24 Presidential Preference Primary has been moved to May 19 with the rest of Georgia’s primary elections in an effort to keep the public safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement that early in-person voting for the Presidental Primary will be halted. […]

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  • Kemp declares Public Health Emergency, what does it mean?

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On Saturday morning, Governor Brian Kemp officially declared Georgia’s first Public Health Emergency, freeing up resources and granting additional powers to Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA). The General Assembly will vote on the executive order on Monday. So, what exactly does […]

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  • Rabun Schools closed for a week due to COVID-19

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Rabun County Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 due to COVID-19 precautions. The district will reassess on Thursday, March 19 for the following week. As of Friday, March 13, Rabun County Schools has zero cases of COVID-19. Students are expected to complete online learning packets […]

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