Clarkesville Council Looks to "Spring" Into City Events for 2021

The City of Clarkesville is rolling forward with a nearly full calendar of events in 2021 - that was the message sent at last night’s council meeting. All of the perennials - including Mountain laurel , Christmas and Easter events and the Sip & Stroll are have been given the green light. This month’s Mardi Gras event didn’t make the cut...But now, City manager Keith Dickerson says it’s time to spring forward.


Not much is known yet about an Alto man who died in a car accident along with his passenger near Statesboro Sunday evening. The Georgia state patrol has identified nineteen-year old Jordan Hunter Thomas as the driver of a Tacoma pickup truck that apparently crossed the centerline on I-16, skidded off the interstate and crashed into a large tree. A person with access to alumni records at Habersham Central said there was no record of that person having graduated from the high school. 


North Georgia Technical college has announced that it is offering a new free class to help adults earn their high school equivalency. Previously, the college had offered instruction for the traditional GED exam...now, it is also offering help for students taking the HiSET exam. Both the GED test and the HiSET exam measure high school equivalency skills that reflect the skills of a high school graduate. NGTC offers free classes to help students prepare for taking either exam. Students also have the option of taking these exam preparation classes online or in person. Scholarships and financial aid may be available to help cover the cost of taking either exam.