• Initials Inc. Co-Founder leaves company


    Initials, Inc. is a homegrown success story. Started by sisters Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall (nee  Copeland) in 2005, the business has grown to 2013 revenues of over $17.8 million and a 2014 ranking of 930 in Inc. magazine’s top 5000 companies in the US. The company is a direct selling enterprise that utilizes home […]

  • Goodwill to open locations in Cornelia and Clarkesville


    Goodwill is opening a retail store in Cornelia but it will offer a whole lot more than discounted donated merchandise. The old Walmart on Hwy. 441 is currently under renovation and will house both a Goodwill store and a career center. “Our mission statement is to put people to work,” explains Senior Director of Retail Development […]

  • Rabun brothers hope fireworks business will boom


    Chan and Ben Watts are in a unique position this week. They are the only locally-owned business in our area with a state license to start selling commercial fireworks on Wednesday. “We started thinking about it around February when we heard talk of it going up for a vote (in the legislature),” Chan explains. Once […]

  • New details on new Cornelia shopping center


    The new Cornelia shopping strip next door to Walmart is on schedule to open this fall. Construction on the shell of the building is almost complete. When it’s done, the location will offer  22- thousand square feet of brand new retail space in the city’s most active business area. The Sansone Group from St. Louis, […]

  • Cattle rustlers active in Northeast Georgia


    An organized group appears to have targeted a northeast Georgia farm in an attempt to steal a herd a cattle this week. Sgt. Daren Osborn of the Union County Sheriff’s department reported the attempted theft Wednesday, “I received a call this morning of an attempted theft of cattle that occurred in Towns County,” he explained. […]

  • A to Zinc to host grand opening


    Rufino Pato cuts the ribbon on his family’s new health food store in Clarkesville. He was joined by his wife Tracy, their children and members of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce. The store’s Grand Opening is Friday, June 19, 2015. Rufino Pato and his wife Tracy are on a mission. ” We want to […]

  • Fire Damages Clarkesville Huddle House


    Image: The Huddle House sign: “TEMPORARILY CLOSED” Huddle House franchise owner Rance Reese stands in a shallow pool of dirty grey water as he surveys the fire damage to his business, “We got hit pretty hard as you can see over here.” Everything in the area surrounding the grill is singed, the metal of the venting hood […]

  • Deal: Sage to put North American HQ in Atlanta


    The UK-based technology company to create innovation hub, 400 jobs ATLANTA – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Sage, a global leader in business management software for small- to medium-sized businesses and an FTSE 100 company based in the United Kingdom, will establish its North American headquarters and an innovation hub in Atlanta. This will […]

  • Toccoa lands $27 million automotive supplier


    NIFCO KTW plans to locate its U. S. operations in Toccoa. Governor Nathan Deal’s office estimates the new business will create 200 jobs and $27 million in investment over the first five years. Stephens County Development Authority Chairman Brian Akin says they worked hard to get the German manufacturer to locate there, “This is an […]

  • Regulatory rush is on for $3.1 million Habersham development


    Habersham County realtor Wade Rhodes is feeling a strong sense of urgency when it comes to plans for a new subdivision at 950 Industrial Boulevard in Baldwin. “CB&T (the bank) is putting pressure on the purchaser to close by the end of June,” he says. “We’re under the gun.” As Now Habersham reported in May, […]


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