Economy is Strong in Northeast Georgia

New employment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show the economy of Northeast Georgia is strong. Around 1,600 more people are currently employed in the Athens area compared to this time last year. Katie Jacobs is the owner of Cheeky Peach, a boutique in downtown Athens. She employs both part-time and full-time workers. “I…

Barrow Co. Commissioners Approve Magistrate Addition

Barrow County Board of Commissioners have approved Chief Magistrate Caroline Powers Evans’ request to increase the number of judges from one to two. The Superior Court judges now have to finalize this motion. ´┐╝This comes after Judge Evans’s initial request was tabled during the August Board of Commissioners Meeting. In the request, Barrow County Commissioners…