• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • House Rep. Matt Gurtler continues to fight for concealed gun rights

    Rep. Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – District 8 House Representative Matt Gurtler returned to Atlanta last week to serve his second-term as a state legislator, continuing to push for House Bill 2, also known as Constitutional Carry, an edict which would make the Georgia Weapons License (GWL) optional for law-abiding Georgia residents. Gurtler believes that with the help […]

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  • National Stalking Awareness Month: Tips for Victims

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – January is National Stalking Awareness month, a serious issue which effects countless men and women at any given time. In the days of digital technology and social media, stalking has become more prevalent in recent decades. “It is difficult, but the best reaction is not to react, but collect evidence,” North Enotah […]

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  • Rain expected to produce possible flooding through New Years

    Towns County weather

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. –  The National Weather Service issued an Flash Flood Watch which will take effect this evening, Thursday, Dec. 27, and a current Wind Advisory for north Georgia counties across FYN’s area of coverage. Between Thursday evening through Saturday morning, light rain will move into the state Thursday, becoming moderate to heavy across most […]

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  • CDC reveals deadliest drug in America

    According to the latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in overdoses.  The new report says that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid increased by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. What is […]

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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 House Rep. Matt Gurler explains special session votes

    Rep. Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – District 8 House Represenative Matt Gurtler traveled to the Gold Dome in Atlanta last week, voting on three separate issues during a special state session. The second-term representative rejected the amended 2019 Georgia budget, along with a tax credit bill for timber producers, while approving a tax exemption for jet fuel sales. […]

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  • Rep. Matt Gurtler plans round-two in “Atlanta Swamp”

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A month has passed since Georgia State House Representative Matt Gurtler was reelected to serve a second term, and Gurtler says a “no nonsense, limited government, conservative message” was heard “loud and clear.” State House District 8 – which is composed of Towns, Rabuns, Union, and White Counties – received the highest […]

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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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