LTC students at state Skills USA meet; White House responds to comments by Clyde, others; Lakeshore Mall arrests

*Each year, Lanier Technical College’s (LTC) best and brightest compete in the Georgia Post-Secondary state SkillsUSA Competitions. Recently, competitors from around the state met in Atlanta to compete in many of the career-based academic programs offered by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). In all, Lanier Tech had nearly two dozen students place in either the gold, silver, or bronze medal categories. Read more about the competition and these students here: Lanier Tech Students Shine at SkillsUSA State Competitions – Lanier Technical College

*The White House on Monday would not comment directly on criticism directed at the President by 9th Dist. Congressman Andrew Clyde, Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans in the aftermath of the murder of a UGA student. A spokeswoman expressed condolences to Riley’s family but referred questions about the case to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement. Click here for the latest on the story: Republicans say Georgia student’s killing shows Biden’s migration policies have failed – SRN News EARLIER STORY: UGA death: Give family time ‘to grieve’ 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (

*Gainesville Police report the arrests of three people at Lakeshore Mall early Sunday on charges of Prowling and Loitering. “…three people at the mall around 1am acting in a suspicious nature,” spokesman Kevin Holbrook wrote in an email Monday afternoon. Arrested were an 18-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man, and a 40-year-old man.