• UPDATED: Closing and Cancellation info for Lumpkin County

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    Stay up to date with closing and cancellations in Lumpkin County and keep visiting this article daily to find out the latest closings and cancellations as they are announced.   Closing Info UPDATED 3.19.20 8:00AM Lumpkin County has created a page for virus updates) Lumpkin County Magistrate Court, in compliance with the order entered by […]

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  • Mass Shootings: Guns, Games, or God?

    Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the […]

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  • Delta Memo Addresses Recent Events

    ATLANTA, Ga. – National controversy swirled after Delta publicly discontinued their group discount relationship with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Then again as the Georgia State Senate removed a tax bill involving the aviation fuel tax credit which would have benefited Delta in the area of $40 million.   That controversy spread through social media […]

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  • Shooting at Dalton High School

    DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired. Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody. The subject had barricaded themselves […]

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  • Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

    Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick. According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath […]

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  • Georgia gubernatorial candidate visits FYNTV

    BKP interviews Georgia candidate for governor and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Among many topics, Kemp discusses immigration, Georgia voting machines, paper ballots, pay for law enforcement, and Kemp’s opinion of the negotiations to bring Amazon HQ2 for Georgia.  

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  • Speaker Ralston Attends Trump’s Infrastructure Announcement

    ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) attended President Trump’s infrastructure announcement at The White House this morning.  Speaker Ralston was one of several local and state elected officials invited to participate in a series of discussions with the President as well as members of his cabinet and senior staff about the plan and the […]

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  • On The Town: Beauty and the Beast

    I must admit my own inner conflict with Disney lately. It seems Disney has been on a campaign to produce “live-action” remakes of all their older classic films. I can’t decide whether I am happy with this plan or not. However, let’s cut straight to the chase here, the greatest issue I found with this […]

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  • On the Town: Thor Ragnarok

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    Are parodies real entertainment? After all you’re taking something established and tearing it down, aren’t you? Are you? What if you owned the original? What if you weren’t making fun of something else, but making making fun of your own past? Does that make it okay? Parody, by definition, is a sort of comedic imitation. […]

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  • Governor Signs House Bill 146 in Gilmer Fire Station

    Nathan Deal Signing Bill 146

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited Fire House 1 in Gilmer County Thursday to officially sign House Bill 146 known as the “Firefigher’s Cancer Insurance Bill.” Joined by several officials including Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and Senator Steve Gooch, author of the bill Micah Gravley, District 67 Representative, opened the ceremony by speaking about the […]

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  • On The Town: The Shack

    Controversy is something this world has way too much of. It is the bread and butter of many entertainment, and even news, networks. Maybe you have heard of the controversy from the 2007 novel entitled “The Shack,” and maybe you’ve even heard someone spouting something they heard or read but don’t really understand. Controversy tends to […]

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  • Editorial: Are we still remembering 9/11?

    Seventeen years ago, I’m certain you were inundated with people saying “Never forget” and newscasts saying “We will always remember.” Indeed, the entire nation, and even the world, poured out its heart for America and the major wound we were struck with. It is the kind of thing that people everywhere will remember. The kind […]

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  • Park Sterling Merging With South State Corporation

    According to a recent release by South State Bank, a definitive agreement has been signed with Park Sterling Corporation, holding company for Park Sterling Bank. The release also states, “Combining the two companies will create a $14.5 billion in assets franchise operating throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.” While both boards have reportedly approved the […]

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  • Georgia Election Run-Off Results

     2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.   Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) – 756,016 votes   51.97% John Barrow (D) – 698,770 votes   48.03%   Public Service Commission, District 3 Chuck Eaton (R) – 749,805 votes  […]

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