More on City of Demorest Lawsuit

More from the city of Demorest lawsuit filed by Piedmont college last week. Among the more noteworthy items: the college alleges that Mayor Rick Austin and the council at the time knowingly overbilled the college for water usage which it says is a violation of Racketeering laws. That city police chief Robin Krockum is guilty of extortion for threatening college police with charges of impersonating an officer. And that Austin, a tenured professor at the college, used his position to carry out a personal vendetta against the college. In total, the college is asking for damages in a jury trial.And, the college seeks removal of Austin from his position of mayor and his termination from Piedmont college via a breach of contract ruling. 


Habersham Covid cases are up another 20% from this time last week. The seven day rolling average from the John Hopkins web page shows more than 36 positives. Interestingly, the county’s per capita rate has tailed off a little among Northeast Georgia counties. Rabun and White are now the two leaders.


And lost in the race to get a covid vaccine to Northeast Georgia is the need to get a vaccination from the common winter flu.