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Young Harris College students will begin arriving on campus on Monday, August 9, with staggered move-ins continuing through Sunday, August 15. Mark Jestel, the college’s new director of residence life, is leading the team responsible for student move-in logistics. The team is staggering student check-in times to ease the flow of traffic both on campus and in the community, but community members may experience some delay. The first day of classes for the new academic year is Monday, August 16. When students arrive on campus, they will be directed to a tent located at the edge of the Plaza. From there, they will receive instructions regarding which route to take to their assigned residence halls and rooms. Each student will also receive a personalized packet of move-in information. Some COVID-19 precautions will remain in place. Young Harris College generally has around 1,000 resident and commuter students and another 400 high school students who are joint enrolled. Friday, Towns County Sheriff’s Office hosted a fundraiser for one of its own. Investigator William Conway and his family lost their home and possessions to fire on June 28. Friday, Gwinnett County Retired Firefighters brought their canteen unit to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and cooked hamburgers and hotdogs donated by Osborn Farms. The more than 500 people who attended were able to buy lunch plates, tickets on a gun drawing, and bid on silent auction items. We’ll be hearing from Investigator Conway later this week. Almost every week there is an announcement of broadband expansions in rural Georgia and North Carolina. Many of these are possible because of recent legislation involving the local Electric Membership Co-ops. Blue Ridge Mountain EMC General Manager Alan Glidewell recently explained their 10-year plan to make broadband available for 100% of the membership.