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GNTC student places fifth in PBL nationa...

A Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student has placed fifth in the nation for Small Business Management Plan at a national competition. Aixa Rodriguez, who was born and raised in Chicago, was among three GNTC students whose placement in their competitions earlier this year at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Competition in Atlanta qualified them […]

GNTC students medal at SkillsUSA Nationa...

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students had an outstanding performance at the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 20-24, in Atlanta. GNTC competed in four categories and took home two medals: one silver and one bronze. Highlights from SkillsUSA National include winning the silver medal in the TeamWorks team construction category and the […]

As Demand Soars, Food Bank Plans Major N...

When Braden was in the fourth grade, he learned how to turn wood at school. He instantly fell in love with the craft and, after getting his own equipment for Christmas, now-fifth grader Braden has decided to use his newfound hobby to serve the community.  “Ever since I volunteered with my Boy Scout troop at […]

Abortion ruling raises stakes in key U.S...

June 25 (Reuters) – Abortion is now front and center in November’s key governor’s races in Pennsylvania and Michigan, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that had recognized a constitutional right to abortion. Kansas residents, meanwhile, will vote on whether to protect abortion rights in an August ballot measure, […]

GNTC student to compete in national comp...

A trip to Chicago is not only an opportunity to compete in a national competition for one Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student, but also will reunite her with her sister for the first time in six years. Aixa Rodriguez, who was born and raised in Chicago, is among three GNTC students whose placement in […]

Murray Works Employment Academy’s First

Three women and five men became the first students to graduate from the Murray Works Employment Academy on Tuesday, June 14. The 10-day bootcamp caters to workforce recruitment needs of local large employers. It is focused on equipping graduates of high schools in Murray County, with no post-secondary plans, with the knowledge and skills to fill […]

Georgia Power offers tips, tools for cus...

ATLANTA – June 15, 2022 – With afternoon high temperatures soaring into the mid-90s this week across the state, Georgia Power is focused on helping customers minimize the impact of the higher temperatures on electric bills and providing simple tips to use around the house.  Tips, Tools & Resources  Georgia Power offers efficiency tips and tools […]

Whitfield Fire Gets Trail Cameras to Hel...

The Whitfield County Fire Department has some new tools in its battle against arsonists, courtesy of a grant from Georgia Arson Control.  Ken Lecroy, a consultant with the non-profit organization that’s funded by Georgia insurance companies, was in town Tuesday morning to deliver two new trail cameras valued at $250 to department headquarters, where Chief […]

Emergency Management and Local Communiti

(Calhoun) – With extreme heat taking hold of a major portion of the United States this week, Gordon County is not exempt from these high temperatures. Currently, Gordon County is under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. today and could remain under that for certain hours over the next several days. With that in mind, Gordon […]

Department of Driver Services (DDS) Remi...

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds all Georgians that it is NEVER safe to leave a child or pet alone in a hot car.  During our state’s brutal heat wave it is especially critical that everyone do their part to keep the most vulnerable safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more […]