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While at the Autumn Leaf Festival in Maysville, I came upon an
unusual sight. A mother and her young daughter, eight or nine
years old, were standing at a MADD booth. They were looking intently
at photos on display. Though I was out of earshot, I watched
as the girl pointed to a photo and then looked at her mom.
Letter to the Editor
Banks Countian offers plea to Florida Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Florida must determine if indeed we are
the nation we contend to be on the world stage or that America,
the envy of every nation, has fallen to an irretrievable place
in its growth because even this branch of our government would
disregard its duty and contribute to the loss of "the integrity
and purity" of an election. (Bowman, 636 F2d at 1012)
SEE THIS WEEK'S PIGSKIN PICKERS!
Banks teams fall in opening bout, to face Towns County
Though both the Lady Leopards and Leopards were downed in the
first round of the Pepsi Tipoff Tournament Saturday, the games
were a much-needed assessment for both teams.
Banks County will take a short break over the Thanksgiving holiday
before taking to the court next Tuesday. Both teams will travel
to Hiawassee to face region foe Towns County.
Jackson County man charged in Athens serial rape cases
A Jackson County man has been charged in three Athens rapes.
Sylvester Deon Collins, 21, was charged with three counts of
rape, two counts of false imprisonment, one count of aggravated
sodomy, one count of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy
and one count of possession of a firearm
Architectural Steel Firm Eying Jackson
Jefferson and Jackson County are working jointly to lure a large
manufacturer of architectural steel products to John B. Brooks
Road. Pepe Cummings, president of the Jackson County Area Chamber
of Commerce, told those gathered at the chamber's board of directors
meeting meeting on Friday that the manufacturer is number two
in the world for expansion joints and has worked on many local
projects, including the Mall of Georgia and Turner Stadium.
Rural tax rate up 18 percent
Rural Madison County residents will see their tax rates go up
about 18 percent this year, owing to a jump in county school
taxes. The change will mean an increase of $147 on a $100,000
Fortson pleads not guilty
Tracy Lea Fortson of Winterville pled not guilty Wednesday to
malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault
and attempted arson.
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SNOW DAYS ARE HERE
Banks County got its first taste of wintry weather Sunday
afternoon as snow fell across northern Banks County for several
hours. Only a very light dusting was reported in some parts of
the county and the snow melted before sundown.
Baldwin, Alto, Homer
and Maysville have festivities coming up
Special celebrations are planned throughout Banks County in observation
of the Christmas holiday.
The Town of Baldwin will hold its Christmas tree lighting at
7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at city hall.
In Alto, the lighting of the town Christmas tree has been planned
for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at city hall. The Praise Team
from Alto Congregational Church will be singing carols. All are
invited to attend, city officials say.
In Homer, a city tree-lighting celebration will be held at 6
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the historic courthouse. Several churches
will be in attendance to provide music. Holiday refreshments
will be provided and Santa will make an appearance.
For more information on the Homer celebration, call Carol Ayers
In Maysville, the annual Christmas in the Park celebration has
been planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, in the downtown park.
The hay ride will be held at 6 p.m. The hay ride will begin in
the park, turn left onto Homer Street, make another left onto
Mitchell Street, then left onto Clay, down Church Street and
back into the park.
Residents on this route are encouraged to decorate their homes
in time for the event as they will be eligible for a $50 cash
gift for the best decorated house.
Christmas in the Park will also include pictures with Santa and
the lighting of the tree. Refreshments will be available, the
commemorative ornaments will be back and the drawings will be
held. The organizers have also added something special this year,
Christmas booths. Christmas vendors will be set up in the park
area selling gifts, decorations and ornaments.
Christmas decorating contest for area homes, businesses
The Banks County Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring
the 2000 Christmas decorating contest.
The two categories are residential and business/municipality.
The number of votes called in to WJJC radio will determine the
winners in each category. The contest will begin Nov. 24 and
end Dec. 15.
Those who would like to vote are asked to do the following:
·Call WJJC radio at 335-3155 between the hours of 1 to
·Identify the name of the residence or business/municipality
and give the full street address.
·Leave your name and phone number.
·Only one vote per household.
The top three residences receiving the most votes will receive:
first prize, $200; second prize, $100; and third price, $50.
The top three businesses/municipalities will receive a plaque.
For more information, call the chamber office at 677-2108.
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debuts in the News
American Profile, a national magazine, will make its debut in
The Banks County News this week. The publication will be included
with each week's issue on a trial basis.
From calendars of events to profiles of "hometown heroes,"
American Profile's editorial content will be on interests, values
and life in hometowns in this region. The magazine also includes
stories on health trends, entertainment, current issues and celebrities
with "hometown ties."
This week's issue includes a holiday article, "Reasons to
be thankful." One of the three families featured is from
Let us know how you like the addition of this publication by