• Doug Collins still evaluating his 2022 options

    Doug Collins 2022

    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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  • Two women arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Rabun County deputies arrested one local woman and one North Carolina woman on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamines on February 3, 2021. During a traffic stop on GA-15/Hwy 441 near the intersection of Rabun Park Drive, law enforcement discovered a small baggy of white substance. Upon further investigation, they arrested Crystal Louetta […]

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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

    COVID-19 clinics District 2 hours of operation testing guidelines vaccinations

    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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  • New variant of COVID-19 requires diligence in mitigation actions

    COVID-19 mitigation

    GAINESVILLE – Georgia Department of Public Health announced 19 cases of the Covid-19 variant B.1.1.7 present in Georgia. While no cases have been confirmed in District 2 counties yet, at least 30 other states have reported cases of the variant. The same measures used to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are recommended for this variant. […]

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  • COVID-19 Variant Cases Increase in Georgia

    COVID-19 Variant

    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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  • Winter Storm Warning in effect for North Georgia

    Winter Storm Warning

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – High elevations (1,500 and above) might experience up to three inches of snow overnight. Lower elevations can expect up to an inch of snow. The Winter Storm Warning lasts throughout the weekend until 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 6 for Union, Towns, Lumpkin, Rabun, and White Counties. According to the National Weather […]

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  • Ralston to form House election integrity committee

    election integrity

    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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  • “Un-American”: Kemp, Ralston, Duncan condemn violence at the Capitol

    Kemp Capitol

    ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Republican Leaders Governor Brian Kemp, Speaker of the House David Ralston, and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan spoke out against the violence in the United States Capitol. Kemp called the actions of the extremists “un-American” and a “disgrace.” He commented on the peaceful protests that took place in Georgia over the summer, […]

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

    Vaccine District 2

    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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  • More Georgians to Become Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

    remdesivir covid-19 vaccine

    Atlanta – Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H.,  announced plans to add adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Healthcare workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities are already in this highest priority group. […]

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  • Rabun County Schools move to virtual learning, meal program in place

    Rabun virtual learning

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Citing the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Rabun County Schools announced the decision to move to virtual learning for three days before the Christmas Break. The school district currently plans to return to in-person learning on January 5, 2021. A meal program is in place for the next three days for […]

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  • Georgia Speaker seeks constitutional amendment for Secretary of State

    ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston announced intentions to change the way Georgia selects a Secretary of State. He favors placing the power with the legislature. Ralston will ask the Governmental Affairs Committee to craft a constitutional amendment that changes the Secretary of State to an appointed position. The bill would […]

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