CLARKESVILLE - Students in a variety of study programs at North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) made a strong showing at the recent Georgia State SkillsUSA competition, claiming first place in five categories and second and third places in ten others. <br />
This year, 40 students from 15 programs at the college competed and a total of 26 medals were won. NGTC will be sending five first place winners to Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-27, for the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.<br />
THEY ARE: Patrick Bell of Cornelia in CNC Milling Technology, Adreona Howard of Toccoa in Criminal Justice, Jacob Hester of Cleveland in First Aid/CPR, Austin Duley of Toccoa in Marine Service Technology, and Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson in Photography. <br />
The contests are planned by technical committees made up of representatives of labor and management in the industries and are designed to test the skills needed for a successful entry-level performance in given occupational fields. Safety practices and procedures
About three dozen businesses from White County and the surrounding area showcased their services and the products they provide during the 2016 White County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held Thursday.
The Flowery Branch City Council gave first reading approval to a rezoning request for a 7.1-acre tract on East Main Street that could lead to the construction of a 60-unit multi-family senior housing affordable-living complex.