Pilgrim’s Pride Resubmits Conditional Use and Rezoning Requests for Rendering Plant in Carnesville

Pilgrim’s Pride has resubmitted its application for a conditional use permit along with two rezoning requests to build a $70-million rendering plant on acreage on Highway 320 and I-85 in Carnesville. The move was made Tuesday afternoon just prior to a called Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening in which commissioners voted unanimously to enact a moratorium on any new […]

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Toccoa Man Charged in Shooting Death of Demorest Man

A Toccoa man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Easter Sunday, April 4. In a press release issued early Tuesday morning, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said in the early morning hours of Sunday, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 150 Welcome Road, in Eastanollee regarding shots fired. While deputies were en route to […]

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Technical College System of Georgia Honor’s Late NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester

The legacy of North Georgia Technical College’s late president, Dr. Mark A. Ivester continues to live on with the Technical College System of Georgia as officials dedicated the newly named “Mark A. Ivester Conference Room” at the state headquarters in Atlanta. Technical College System of Georgia staff memorialized Dr. Ivester last Thursday during the State Board meeting by reading a […]

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GOHS Cracking Down on Distracted Driving This Month

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia State Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to go “Hands-Free for Safety” or risk being handed a ticket for violating Georgia’s hands-free law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month with April 8th designated as the “Connect2Disconnect’ national enforcement day. GOHS and […]

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