*North Georgia Technical College recently hosted a community fundraiser “Green, Jeans & Irish Cuisine” and raised more than $10,000 for the North Georgia Technical College Foundation, benefiting the college’s culinary arts program on the Currahee and Blairsville campuses.
*The Smithgall Woods and Hardman Farm Visitor Centers & Parks will continue to stay open during normal operational hours daily.
*All Lumpkin County government buildings will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23.
*A former Flowery Branch resident named by North Georgia Technical College its 2020 Exceptional Adult Education Literacy Education winner. Vincent Sandlin now lives in Cleveland. The EAGLE award is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities available in local communities across the state and to foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.
*Braselton officials hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for Crossroads Spine and Wellness recently.
*North Georgia Technical College recently signed an articulation agreement with Emmanuel College to allow additional courses to transfer beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Course credits in Diversified Agriculture, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration programs will transfer from NGTC to Emmanuel College. The old agreement spelled out transfer of course credits from NGTC’s Child Development program into Emmanuel’s Elementary Education program.
*Dr. J. Kerry Waller, Associate Dean of Piedmont College’s Harry W. Walker School of Business, has been promoted to Dean. Waller, who has served on the faculty at Piedmont since 2011, was named to the post following a national search and will begin his new duties July 1.
*Gainesville-based Longstreet Clinic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The practice has since grown to include approximately 200 providers across 18 specialties in 11 cities.