AT&T Presents Check for $12K to Chattahoochee Technical College

AT&T presented Chattahoochee Technical College with a $12,000 check
Pictured, from left, are CTC Executive Vice President Trina Boteler, AT&T Regional Director Don Barbour, CTC President Ron Newcomb, CTC External Affairs Vice President Jennifer Nelson, CTC Communication and Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday and CTC Executive Director of Retention Services Lauren Lunk.

AT&T’s External Affairs Regional Director Don Barbour presented a check for $12,000 to Chattahoochee Technical College as part of the corporation’s continuing commitment to support workforce development efforts. The donation, which was presented at the North Metro Campus on Aug. 11, will be used to help fund the college’s Veterans Support Center at the Marietta Campus.

The Veterans Support Center was created to support the more than 700 Chattahoochee Tech students who have identified themselves as former military or veteran family members. The primary objective is to assist veterans and their families as they transition to a post-secondary academic environment.

“We are eager to provide a comfortable and inviting environment for our veterans and their family members as they join us at Chattahoochee Tech. The center will further our objective to encourage students to stay with their programs in order to help us reach our retention and graduation objectives,” said Communication and Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday.

Executive Director of Retention Services Lauren Lunk said the college will use current on-campus resources, as well as the $12,000 donation from AT&T, to open the center by the fall term, which begins on Aug. 22. The center will be located in the B Building on the Marietta Campus.

“The funding provided by AT&T will support specific resources, such as dedicated counseling services, academic success programs, career advising, dedicated computers for coursework research and an expansion of activities to assist veteran students in the transition process,” Barbour said. “In addition, workshops assisting in transitioning and guest speakers on pertinent topics, such as PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, will be offered.”

The $12,000 donation was granted to Chattahoochee Technical College after it was named a finalist in AT&T’s $20K for 2020 workforce development competition in July. The college competed against seven other organizations from across the state to generate social media activity in support of their work in the community. The winner of the competition received an additional $8,000, second place received an additional $5,000 and third place received an additional $3,000. Chattahoochee Tech captured a fourth-place finish, Barbour said.

New Georgia Hunting Season & Regulations Guide Available Online and in Pring

Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations 2016

Beginning this month, the 2016-2017 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

This guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more.  You may view, download and print the guide at . Pick up a printed copy at Wildlife Resources Division offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.

“We know that hunters eagerly anticipate the debut of this publication each year so that they can solidify hunting trips and more for the year,” said John Bowers, chief of Game Management.  “We encourage all hunters, new or experienced, to take some time to review the publication to stay informed on any changes in hunting regulations and opportunities.”

Some of the major changes to the hunting regulations this year include:

  • Georgia Game Check: Beginning this deer hunting season, all hunters on both public and private lands must check their harvest using Georgia Game Check. Additionally, all hunters must download a Harvest Record available at All harvested deer can be reported by visiting, by calling 1-800-366-2661 or by downloading the GA Outdoors App.
  • New Outdoors GA App: Purchase and store licenses, check your game harvest, locate properties and more with the new Outdoors GA App. Available now for both Android and iOS.
  • Two new WMAs: Buck Shoals WMA (582 acres) in White County and Altama Plantation WMA (3,986 acres) in Glynn County.
  • Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Seasons: No longer do bird-hunting enthusiasts have to wait for a later date for season announcements/bag limits/changes.  Beginning with the 2016-2017 season, complete migratory bird and waterfowl seasons and regulations are now included in this publica­tion.

Members of the Board of Natural Resources enact hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by the Division’s professional wildlife biologists and field personnel.  Georgia’s game and fish laws are enacted by the elected members of the General Assembly.

For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office or call 770-918-6404.

Towne Club Windermere Celebrates Grand Opening; Has Major Economic Impact in Forsyth County

Towne Club Windermere Celebrates Grand Opening

On July 28, more than 500 attendees shared in the grand opening festivities of , Forsyth County’s newest community focused on a carefree retirement lifestyle for its north Georgia senior residents.

The gala event, themed “Passport to Resort-Style Retirement Living”, gave visitors an opportunity to tour the new retirement community, which offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care on a rental basis in the Windermere market of Cumming, Georgia. “Resort-Style Retirement Living” was not only the gala theme, but also is Towne Club’s daily focus to offer a lifestyle that is carefree for anyone entering their retirement years. Entertainment was provided and prizes were awarded.

In a special ceremony, David Seago chairman of the Forsyth Economic Development Authority, along with Ethan Underwood, zoning counsel at Miles, Hansford & Tallant, “handed the baton” to LaDonna Hagan, executive director of Towne Club. “This marks an exciting day in Cumming,” said Hagan. “Towne Club is more than the area’s most anticipated new senior living community, it represents the best of senior living. We are so excited for everyone to realize the amazing lifestyle that Towne Club Windermere offers.”

Comprising more than 173,000 square feet under one roof, Towne Club includes 90 independent living apartments, 34 assisted living apartments and 18 memory care suites. Amenities include country club dining and cocktail areas; a resort-style swimming pool with fire pit and evening s’mores; outdoor Georgia-type veranda; raised vegetable gardens; massage, salon and fitness area; media and theater center; upscale hotel “towne center” design for a never-empty cup of coffee; two activities directors to plan events; and iPads® for all independent living residents.

Towne Club Windermere Celebrates Grand Opening

Towne Club Windermere is more than a place to live. It is a place to grow young again, meet new friends, and each day share an easy lifestyle with old friends and family. Life Care Services™, An LCS® Company, manages Towne Club Windermere.
For more information, call (770) 844-7779.