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Georgia Northeastern Railroad under new ownership

Local leaders to work with new management to spur industry growth

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 photo/Patriot Rail Company

    The longtime Georgia Northeastern Railroad owner has retired. Patriot Rail Company will now manage day-to-day operations of the short-line railroad that runs through Pickens County. 

    Georgia Northeastern Railroad, which operates 106 miles of railroad between Marietta and Mineral Bluff, Ga., including the 20 miles of track in Pickens, is under new ownership and will be managed by a separate rail services company.

Most county seats up for election

Candidate qualifying March 7-11
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    If you’re interested in running for local office you’ll have ample opportunity this year, with 10 county seats up for grabs.
    Local elected offices that will appear on the ballot in 2016 are sheriff, currently held by Donnie Craig; commission chair, held by Rob Jones; district 2 commissioner, held by Becky Denney; tax commissioner, held by Sharon Troglin; clerk of court, held by Gail Brown; probate judge, held by

GDOL to help Mohawk recruit workers in Dalton next week

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help IVC, a division of Mohawk Industries, recruit 60 workers for the company’s Dalton facility.

The recruitment will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center located at 1406 Chattanooga Ave.
The company is recruiting lift truck operators, electrical engineers, inspectors, operators and lead operators/finishing, quality inspector, receiver/raw materials, ink maker, utility print press, coating table operator, extruder/relief, ink lead, compounding utility, operator/printing press, re-inspect relief-utility finisher and utility calendar laminating.
Salaries will depend on the position and experience.
Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
The company will conduct a background check and drug-screening test on selected applicants.
Job seekers planning to attend this recruitment are encouraged to visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload or create a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.
For additional information about these jobs, or the recruitment, contact the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center at (706) 272-2301.
To learn more about career opportunities and GDOL services for job seekers and employers, connect with us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, which can be conveniently accessed at www.dol.georgia.gov . 

 

Finally home! Soldier receives Laurel Lakes house

 

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Ralph Dennis / Photo

Sgt. Matthew Hutcheson, wife Leslie and their daughters at their new home in Laurel Lakes. They were given the home through Operation Finally Home.

 

 

By Ralph O. Dennis

Contributing writer

 

Finally home! That is what Sgt. Matthew Hutcheson, wife Leslie and their daughters were saying Friday (January 29). The final step of their journey began with the ground breaking for their new home in September, 2015. The home is in Laurel Lakes subdivision in Nelson.

Georgia gun rights group loses appeal in Supreme Court

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

 

Published Monday, February 1, 2016

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .