FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) partnered with the American Red Cross and recently awarded Georgia State Prison, Wilcox State Prison, and the Dahlonega-based Enotah Probation Circuit with the first ever Battle of the Badges awards. <br />
"The Department is proud to award these facilities for working so hard to help a great cause," said GDOC Commissioner Brian Owens. "Even through competition, the Department as a whole strives to serve as one team," added Commissioner Owens. <br />
This year-long blood drive is an effort by the American Red Cross to support the men and women of the GDOC. Facilities and offices across the state were encouraged to host blood drives, competing against one another for the highest rate of success. <br />
Georgia State Prison was awarded the Largest One Day Blood Drive; Wilcox State Prison was awarded the Largest Overall Collection; and the Enotah Probation Circuit was awarded the Battle of the Badges Overall Winner and received Annual Traveling Trophy by the American Red Cross.
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.