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Katie Austin

Katie  Austin

Katie Austin is a Buford, GA native and has been with Jacobs Media since 2006. She is involved in social media, news, and is the first person you meet when entering Jacobs Media Corporation. Katie reports from North Georgia's newsroom, is a staff writer for and is also handles fill-in anchor duty on WDUN TV newscasts . Contact her at or 770-531-6500. Visit her blog at

Recent Articles by Katie Austin

  • Martha Marquardt joins NGTC’s Blairsville Faculty
    “I’m just a farm girl from Wisconsin and I went to a technical college,” says Dr. Martha Marquardt, the newest faculty member on the Blairsville Campus of North Georgia Technical College.
  • AP IMPACT: US nuke regulators weaken safety rules
    Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.
  • Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart sex bias case
    The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of female employees in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation's biggest companies.
  • Five New Businesses set to open at The Avenue Forsyth
    The Avenue Forsyth will soon be home to five new restaurants, retailers and businesses. Increasing its business service offerings for added convenience for Cumming residents.
  • DOT recognizes new engineer
    Department of Transportation District Engineer, Todd McDuffie announces Justin Lott has earned his Professional Engineer License.
  • Lake Lanier Islands’ adds Chef Rick Whorf to staff
    No stranger to the demands of serving a slew of discerning guests, Rick Whorf brings three decade’s worth of experience in the hospitality industry to his new role as Head Chef at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
  • TLC and The Advisory Board Company partner with Crimson Initiative
    The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce a partnership with The Advisory Board Company through the Crimson Practice Management Initiative.
  • Dawsonville Allstate honored for Providing Outstanding Customer Service
    As a business leader and involved citizen in the Dawsonville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Chris Gaines of The Gaines Agency, LLC has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011.
  • Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law
    Alabama's governor on Thursday signed a tough new illegal immigration crackdown that contains provisions requiring public schools to determine students' immigration status and making it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.
  • The Cumming-Forsyth chamber hires first tourism director
    The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has selected Anna Brostrom, as the first Director of Tourism Development for the chamber.
  • Public groundbreaking at Crsswing at Lake Lanier
    Public groundbreaking for 11 new model homes at Cresswind at Lake Lanier will be help on June 11 at 11:30.
  • Chamber Business After Hours
    The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours on Thursday, June 9 at Port Royale Marina & Lakeside Community, 9200 LanMar Road in Gainesville.
  • Dr. Jack Chapman Takes Part in International Telemedicine Meeting
    Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D., an ophthalmologist with Gainesville Eye Associates, attended the 16th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association in Tampa recently.
  • Ansley Communications adds new team member
    Ansley Communications announces that Justin Gilleland has joined the Ansley Communications family of employees.
  • TLC’s Jenkins awarded for teaching excellence
    The Center for Women’s Health at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce that W. Thomas “Tommy” Jenkins, M.D., recently was honored with the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award presented by the Medical College of Georgia.
  • GSC reaccredited by Council for Business Schools and Programs
    Gainesville State College Business Division Earns Re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Gainesville-Hall County featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle Market Report on Friday, May 27 will feature the Gainesville-Hall County MSA as the edition’s sole focus.
  • Tanner Named Chairman of Board of Trustees for the Lanier Technical College Foundation
    Dawson County Manager Kevin Tanner was named chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lanier Technical College Foundation in an election held Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
  • Hoschton & Douglasville Students Selected as State Artists for CVS Caremark and VSA
    CVS Caremark All Kids Can and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, have announced that Brent Crader and Brantley Crossfield have been selected to represent Georgia in the 2011 All Kids Can CREATE national touring exhibition, featuring artwork submitted by students, ages 5–15, from each state and the District of Columbia.
  • Annual Agribusiness Awards Breakfast is June 2
    The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Awards program shows appreciation of the agribusiness community in Hall County.
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