• Sen. Paul endorses Rep. Gurtler in U.S. Congressional race

    Rand Paul

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler, 8th District, formally announced Feb. 18 that he received a campaign endorsement from U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  “I am proud to receive Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement for Congress,” Gurtler said. “Rand Paul is one of the few men in Washington D.C. willing to stand up for the Constitution […]

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  • Mountain Regional Library System appoints new director

    Mountain Regional Library

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Feb. 18, Towns County Public Library Chair Barbara Hale announced that a new director of the Mountain Regional Library Board would be formally appointed the following day at a meeting in Fannin County. “The Mountain Regional Library Board will be having a meeting to officially select, or appoint, the new director,” […]

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  • Fannin, Towns, Union students named good citizens by DAR

    Hannah Cruse

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Thomas Jefferson taught, “If a nation expects to be free and ignorant at the same time, it expects what never was and never will be. Where the press is free and every man is able to read, there, and there alone, democracy is safe.” The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Old Unicoi […]

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  • Rep. Gurtler on decision to seek U.S. Congressional seat

    FYNTV - Matt Gurtler

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler spoke with FYN CEO Brian Pritchard in a live FYNTV interview, Feb.13, on the state budget cuts, related HB 4, and his announcement to run for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Senate-seeking Representative Doug Collins. Gurtler, who is running on a platform of limited government, […]

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  • BREAKING: Gurtler announces run for 9th Congressional District

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State House Representative for the 8th District, Matt Gurtler, officially announced candidacy for the 9th Congressional District seat on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12. “We did not expect this opportunity to come so soon,” Gurtler stated in a press release. “However, I’ve learned that it is not enough to simply support the […]

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  • Gurtler leaves 8th District voters hanging in limbo

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – With candidate qualification just three weeks away, House Representative Matt Gurtler continues to leave 8th District voters in the dark regarding which office he will pursue. Whether Gurtler will choose to remain the incumbent in the State House race or move toward a bid in the 50th State Senate or 9th Congressional […]

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  • Gurtler remains tight-lipped, visits DC as qualifying nears

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga.- State House Representative Matt Gurtler, the incumbent in the 8th District race, continues to hold a clenched grip on his plans, seemingly wavering between whether to seek a third term in the State House or move toward a potential 50th State Senate or 9th Congressional District run. FYN received information that Gurtler was […]

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  • Gurtler indecisive on which seat to seek

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Matt Gurtler, the 8th District State House Representative, issued a statement to FYN on Feb. 2, remaining seemingly indecisive on his next political move. “I am considering a run and weighing my options for the 9th Congressional or the 50th State Senate seat,” Gurtler told FYN. “It is very rare for both […]

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  • Gunter calls out Gurtler’s NO vote on Trump resolution

    Stan Gunter

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Stan Gunter, a challenger in the 8th District State House race, spoke with the Towns County Republican Party Jan. 16, reading House Resolution 882 meant to commend President Trump for his leadership, and the United States military, for taking down worldwide terrorist Qasem Soleimani. The resolution was met with applause, but the […]

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  • Two arrested in prostitution sting

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators received information that illegal prostitution activity had been occurring in the area. Once the investigators received the information and confirmed that it was occurring, Towns County Sheriff’s Office launched an undercover investigation and sting operation. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Towns County investigators and deputies conducted the sting […]

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  • Rep. Matt Gurtler explains vote against Speaker’s re-election

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State Representative Matt Gurler, branded the “rebel” of the Georgia House, was the sole Republican to vote against the re-election of House Speaker David Ralston, Jan. 14. Ralston represents District 7, encompassing parts of Dawson County, Fannin County, and Gilmer County, and has served as Speaker of the House since 2010. “The Speaker’s […]

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  • District 8 House race turns sour in final stretch

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As the May 22 General Primary election draws near, state House District 8 challenger Mickey Cummings has launched what his opponent, Representative Matt Gurtler, described as a “smear campaign” by resorting to a barrage of published political attacks geared toward the incumbent’s voting record. At a public speaking engagement April 27 in […]

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  • National Security Consultant to speak on Islam, Jihad, Sharia Law

    Towns Union Tea Party

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Chris Gaubatz – a national security consultant, speaker, and conservative political activist – is scheduled to address the Towns-Union County Tea Party on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Gaubatz trains law enforcement on strategies and modus operandi of jihadists in order to locate and prosecute the networks, testifying before the U.S. […]

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  • 12 Great Reasons to Shop Small this Saturday

    Towns county shopping

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to buy local goods from small businesses this Saturday, Nov. 24, and provided 12 great reasons to keep cash close to home. Keep Money Local: Sales taxes fund our communities, providing vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs, and trash collection. […]

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  • State Rep. Matt Gurtler: District election gained National attention

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local State House Represenative Matt Gurtler plans to reintroduce his departmental budget bill in Atlanta, pressing for an accountable budget process to curb what he considers imprudent spending, by stipulating that each of the 49 government agencies involved should function on their own respective merits. “With so much at stake, we must […]

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  • Matt Gurtler returns to state House

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) announces Matt Gurtler as victor of state House District 8. District 8 encompasses Towns, Rabun, Union, and a portion of White County in northeast Georgia. Representative Gurtler was elected in District 8 in 2016 and will return to the state House to serve another term. FYN is awaiting a statement […]

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