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Get Fit for Life at Richard’s Fitness

Want to get physically fit and stay that way? Almost daily someone in the world invents a new way to get fit. Everyone wants to be fit, but very few commit to the goal of achieving fitness and maintain it for a lifetime. Let’s don’t sugarcoat it. Fitness takes work. How often do you see gyms, health clubs & supposed “fitness centers” come and go through the years? Why do

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Local Interest

Soque River Neighborhood Water Watch

Living in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, we sometimes take for granted that we also live near a major source of Georgia’s household water. The Soque River and its entire watershed in Habersham County is a key tributary to the Chattahoochee River which serves as the primary water source for literally millions of Georgians downstream. Not only do we need to work at preserving this incredible natural resource that

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Local Interest

Old Habersham Co. Courthouse – Deal or no Deal?

We are all wondering what’s coming next with the old Courthouse in downtown Clarkesville. After several potential suitors expressed interest over the past couple of years in purchasing the dated public building, nothing has come to fruition as the county prepares to have to demo the building. Built in 1965, the building suffers from construction and design issues that have made the structure a white elephant for the county. Though

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Local Interest

NE Georgia Arts Tour This Weekend

This weekend brings a great regional event to northeast Georgia – The 2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour. The event is scheduled for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 11-13, 10AM – 5PM. The annual event happens only twice a year (June and November in 2021) and features some of the more well known artist studios and art-related retail outlets across six counties, including Habersham, White, Rabun, Towns, Union and Clay (in

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Local Interest

Clarkesville Street Named After Favorite Local Auto Mechanic

David Irvin of Clarkesville Motor Company recently had a street named after him at the Clarkesville City Council meeting in June. The street that borders David’s business location which was formally known as Bridge Street in downtown Clarkesville is being changed to “Irvin Lane” in honor of his long service to the community. Many members of David’s family showed up at the meeting to celebrate on his behalf. Clarkesville Motor

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Buyers

Clarkesville’s South End Poised for Commercial Development

We hear a lot about the upstart in new businesses in downtown Clarkesville, but Clarkesville’s south end business district has huge potential for growth over the next five to ten years. The convergence of State Highways 17, 197, 385 & Historic 441 near the Ingles in Clarkesville is ripe with opportunity for growth of retail and high-density residential in the immediate area. Traffic flows through the main intersection are relatively

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Local Interest

Clarkesville’s Pitts Park Floods…Again

What’s to be done about the seemingly repetitive flooding of Pitts Park in Clarkesville? Occasional flooding is not unexpected since the Park was built in a flood plain as is the case in general with many recreational properties. The problem is the more recent recurring flooding and subsequent cost and manpower required to clean the park up after it floods to make it usable again by local citizens. When the

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Buyers

Pros & Cons of Escalation Clauses

The real estate market has become so competitive recently that you can almost count on having multiple offers on a home when it first comes to market. In Habersham County, homes listed at $400,000 and below get the most immediate interest and will likely get several showings and competing offers within the first 72 hours on the market. If you’ve recently been “in the fight” of making an offer on

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Local Interest

New Apartment Complex Coming to Clarkesville

What’s all that heavy equipment doing in the field next to Habersham Hardware in Clarkesville? Just a 72-unit apartment complex under construction…that’s all. What has so far passed mostly under the radar of local residents, business people and news outlets, this major project has finally cranked up with the grading of the trees and demolition of the old house that sat vacant for years on the property. According to Josh

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Sellers

First Time Home Sellers

Most everything you read about today about real estate is geared toward first-time home buyers. Articles about first-time home buyers are sucking all the oxygen out of the room. But what about first-time home sellers? They need to feel some of the love, too! Remember the excitement you felt when you bought your first home? It was a major achievement in life for so many of us! But not unlike

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