Habersham Facility to become a COVID-19 Offsite Center

The Georgia Department of Public Health has selected Habersham’s Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center to be a Covid-19 offsite center. It went into effect yesterday and it suggests that the state is expecting increased fulfillment of the vaccine soon. A press release from Georgia Public Health also indicates that the larger spaces will allow those to receive both the first and second doses at one location.

As first reported on WCHM yesterday, the city of Clarkesville is going forward with the full gamut of downtown activities this year, including the Mountain Laurel Festival. Significant input from the community and merchants was likely a driving force in making the decision...Although city Manager Keith Dickerson warns that advance notice for a cancellation could be as little as 30 days. Meanwhile, all are welcome at a Mountain laurel Planning meeting next Monday at City Hall at 9am.

And it is now known that the Alto teenager killed in a weekend car crash near Statesboro is a 2020 graduate of Lakeview academy in gainesville. Assistant principal John Simpson says Jordan Thomas was a freshman at Georgia Southern, a high school athlete and an excellent student. 

No funeral details have been posted yet. The Georgia State Patrol says Thomas was the driver in a wreck that killed himself and a fellow Georgia Southern classmate.