Splost Vote

After much deliberation, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Citizens of Habersham County will be best served if we vote YES on the upcoming splost vote.  Most of the money will go to the cities to help with infrastructure projects which are sorely needed.   Unless we address the lack of sufficient infrastructure, we are doomed to be the last in line to attract businesses that offer good paying jobs.  Infrastructure includes not only water, sewer but also includes good roads, high speed internet, low crime and a well educated source of employees.  So go out and vote “Yes” for Splost.  You can vote at the Aquatic Center starting Monday.

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Come celebrate and bring your favorite Veteran

Come celebrate and bring your favorite Veteran

Special speakers include Representative Bill Dover, Senator John Foster. Special Music by the Yonah Brass Ensemble.

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Soup Kitchens

As many of you know we are very fortunate to have two Soup Kitchens in Habersham; it is something that shows the generosity and compassion of our community. The Soup Kitchens serve over 100 people 6 days a week with a hot meal. Since it is a total volunteer effort you can be assured that 100% of your time or donations go to the people intended.

I was at the Cornelia Soup Kitchen yesterday; and they are in need of a couple of things.

1. Desserts (anything that can be frozen)
2. Hamburger meat (Hamburger meat is a convenient item for the cooks as there is so much they can do quickly with it)

If you would like to contribute; you can drop your items by either the Clarkesville or Cornelia Soup Kitchens Monday thru Saturday around lunchtime. Phone numbers 706 776 1399 Cornelia Soup Kitchen 706 754 3223 Clarkesville Soup Kitchen. They take monetary donations also.

Thanks in advance for your generosity,

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Good move Habersham!

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CB & T banker pleas Guilty to Fraud

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The Home of the Big Red Apple

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CB & T Court hearing

From Access North GA
Former CB&T lender not in court for hearing
By Ken Stanford Editor
ATLANTA – A hearing for a R. Randy Jones, a former lender for Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust, charged in an alleged faulty loan scheme, was scheduled Thursday but Jones was not in court.

Federal court officials in Atlanta said the hearing was scheduled at 11:00 but Jones, 50, was not in the courtroom although his attorney, Bruce Maloy, was. Efforts to reach Maloy since he left court have been unsuccessful.

A number of reports, including one in the October 21st edition of Time Magazine, indicated Jones was expected to plead guilty to at least one criminal count.

CB&T was taken over by the FDIC earlier this year which sold it to South Carolina Bank & Trust.

Link: TIME Magazine

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