• Paige Hutto speaks on resignation from Chamber

    Inevitable. The decision to move home was coming sooner or later for Paige Green Hutto. The recently married President/CEO of Gilmer Chamber said she knew when she got married that she eventually wanted to move home to Alabama with her husband and family. “Family” is more than just the husband and kids. It is parents, […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office awards several commendations

    MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is proud to announce the Sheriff’s Office awarded three commendations to two deserving law enforcement officers and one heroic former law enforcement officer. The three commendations were awarded during a short ceremony at the Blount County Justice Center this morning. Deputy Chief Jeff French awarded a […]

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  • Ask the Doc! The battle of information and experts

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    Going around the nation in photos and articles, BKP highlights the first day back to school with some of the issues and struggles that people are seeing. From packed hallways to sports cancellations, these are merely the effects of virus’ continuation. The first step to returning to school is staying up to date on information. […]

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  • Gilmer will cancel the 2020 Apple Festival

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    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – An email has gone out today with an official statement from the Georgia Apple Festival Board of Directors cancelling the October event for this year, 2020. Confirming that they will allow vendor fees to rollover to next year’s event or offer refunds upon request, the Festival will be skipped in light […]

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  • Perennial Pals: Gardening and Crops in a Fall Garden

    (Article and photo by Jacob Williams in conjunction with Towns-Union Master Gardener Association and the UGA Extension Office) Do you usually have a fall garden? Now is the time to start thinking about one. There are some benefits to having a fall garden that we’ll get in to. Let’s talk about what vegetable crops and cover crops […]

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  • Gilmer Fire puts students to the heat

    On August 1, 2020, Gilmer Fire had 7 in-training Firefighters participate in a Live Fire Exercise and Evaluation to allow trainees a hands-on experience. According to Public Information Officer, Al Cash, “The purpose of this training is for the student to observe fire behavior – meaning its growth, spread-patterns, and heat radiation. The students also […]

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  • Ask The Doc! Killing The Fake News

    Ask The Doc! Recovery Process Of Covid-19

    How do you do what you want amid the virus? Dr. William Whaley talks everything from sports to travel for citizens and maintaining your responsibility. First up is the masks. Dr. Whaley speaks to the efficacy of mask usage. He talks about using goggles and the suggestions of who should wear them. Face shields, masks, […]

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  • Perennial Pals: Roadside Beauties

    (Article and photo by Jacob Williams in conjunction with Towns-Union Master Gardener Association and the UGA Extension Office) In the mountains, you don’t have to look very far to see the beauty of the land. Whether it’s fog rolling off the mountains or the sun shining off the water, the beauty is apparent. However, you really don’t […]

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  • North Georgia Senior Living: Losing Quality Of Life

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    With a rainy forecast, Jessi and BKP talk about the river and the quality of the outdoor activities they could attend since the rain stopped before the morning. And Jessi recalls an inspirational moment she noticed as a Senior Concierge. However, the real issue of the day arises as the two ask one of the […]

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  • Up close and personal with Gilmer Fire and Rescue – Ron Cheslock

    EMT

    Continuing our series of posts, “up close and personal” with the finest men and women in the Fire Service – the personnel of Gilmer County Fire and Rescue. Today we’re proud to visit with a member of our Community Paramedicine Team, Firefighter/EMT Ron Cheslock… “My EMS career started shortly after high school, in Morrisville, Pennsylvania […]

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  • Pet Of The Week! Katrina

    Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

    A big girl, Katrina is about four years old according to Rena. At 67 pounds, she is one of our bigger Pets of the Week. Rena says that she didn’t have a lot of human interaction when they got her, but the people of the Blue Ridge Humane Society have worked with her to make […]

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  • GCSO Employee Spotlight Communications Officer Chris Prince

    Our Sheriff’s Office employs just over 100 people including sworn deputies, 911 dispatchers, detention officers, and civilian employees serving Gilmer County. While a lot of you know someone that works here, we are recognizing employees on our page to give more people the opportunity to meet “us.” This week, we would like to introduce you […]

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  • President of the Gilmer Chamber, Paige Hutto tenders resignation

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – FYN has learned today that Gilmer Chamber President and CEO Paige Green has officially tendered her resignation to the Board of Directors. Green has worked in Gilmer’s Chamber for over 12 years and has worked in tourism for even longer since becoming Tourism Director in Eufaula, Alabama. According to a release […]

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  • Appalachian Ranger District gets a new ranger

    Asheville, NC –July 17, 2020 – The National Forests in North Carolina announced that Jen Barnhart will oversee management and operations as the new District Ranger on the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest beginning July 20, 2020. “Jen has an excellent background in working collaboratively with others and for multiple agencies. She […]

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  • Perennial Pals: Hay Testing

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    (Article and photo by Jacob Williams in conjunction with Towns-Union Master Gardener Association and the UGA Extension Office) Hay testing is an important part of any livestock management program. If you feed hay, it’s important to know the quality of the hay. Without performing a hay test, you don’t know the quality of the hay. Feeding hay […]

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  • Pet of The Week! Bear

    Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

    This week, FYNTV says hello to Bear! A brand new Pet of the Week, Bear is between seven and eight weeks old, but much of his history and details are not so certain. Bear may have honey in his heart, but his tale isn’t so sweet. Rena tells us that they are having to guess […]

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