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Banks County Middle School Student of the Month is Maribeth Roberts. She was highly recommended by the teachers at the school. Maribeth chose her favorite teacher as the Teacher of the Month, Robin Watson. They are shown with Mark Valentine (left), Banks County Rotary Club president and Tres…

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A community Thanksgiving meal will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the Gillsville Baptist Church located at 2595 Hwy. 323, Gillsville, Banks County. There will be lots of fun, food and fellowship. They will also have an inflatable slide for the kids, will be giving a…

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The Toccoa/NE GA NARFE Chapter 1818 held its monthly meeting at Quincy's Restaurant on October 21. This meeting focused on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the options available to select health insurance coverage including dental and vision insurance based upon various insu…

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The social butterflies were the first place winners in the Banks County government employee costume contest. Shown are: (L-R) Dottie Morris, Vicki Dalton and Judge Helen Hewell.

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Banks County Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, Nov. 11. A barbeque lunch will be served to veterans and their families beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Veterans Day Assembly will start at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend.…

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Sophia Garcia (C), 7, Demorest, tries her luck at pumpkin bowling at the annual Baldwin Fall Festival on Oct. 26. Ally Garcia, 10, and Gabriel Garcia are shown looking on.

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Banks County Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11. A barbeque lunch will be served to veterans and their families beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Veterans Day assembly will start at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. All veterans and their families are invited to att…

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Maysville Public Library held its annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 24. Children came dressed up in their costumes and there was a costume contest, games and rock painting. Children and adults alike enjoyed pizza and other treats.

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Silver Shoals Baptist Church will have its fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be lots of activities including hay rides, a cake walk and food. Everyone is invited to attend. We will have our trunk or treat on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. Hope you can come.

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The Piedmont College a cappella group “Cantabile” will present a free concert featuring works associated with the letter “B” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Conservatory of Music recital hall. Afterwards, the college will host a community open house for the just-completed Conservatory …

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A fall break visit to Washington, D.C., to sing at the National Cathedral was the last trip in five years of chorus for my nephew, Jake Myler. The East Jackson Comprehensive High School Master Chorus, under the direction of Todd Chandler, had already performed on the stage of the prestigious…

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The theme was 'ducks,' 'ducks,' and 'ducks,' at a recent meeting of the Banks County Rotary meeting as the club welcomed Senior Regional Director of Ducks Unlimited, Scott James, as the special guest speaker. James went into great depth regarding many research efforts by Ducks Unlimited to s…

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Silver Shoals Baptist Church will have its fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be lots of activities including hay rides, a cake walk and food. Everyone is invited. We will have our trunk-or-treat on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. We hope you can come.

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Congratulations to Donnie and Calli Shirley on the birth of their daughter Paisley Ann Shirley. She was born on Oct. 1 at 8:08 a.m. She weighed six pounds five ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Paisley joins a very proud big sister, Aubree, 8. She is the granddaughter of Mark and Kim…

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. announces home heating help for the elderly and medically homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Uni…

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Stephanie Blevins takes donations for the kids food program that the Banks County Rotary Club sponsors.

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Congratulations to Kelsey Fleeman and Dylan Blake on the birth of their son, Luke James Blake. He was born on September 13, 2019, at 7:42 p.m. at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. He is the grandson of Walter Reems, Rebecca Fleeman, Ali…

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Shelby Crenshaw was recognized as Student of the Month by the Banks County Rotary Club. Shown are: (L-R) Mark Valentine, Rotary Club president; Kelly Kelley, teacher; Crenshaw; and Tressa Dodd.

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State Representative Chris Erwin is shown speaking at a recent meeting of the Banks County Rotary Club. He spoke on upcoming legislative plans.

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In celebration of the arts and culture of Northeast Georgia, the Lula Belton Historical Society is hosting the sixth annual Lula Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Congratulation to Josh and Miranda Kimsey of Clarkesville on the birth of their so Kiplan Brock Kimsey. He was born on Sept. 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins two proud big sisters, Adelyn Kimsey, 7, and Raelynn Kimsey…

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Congratulations to Brian Wesley Bruce and Mindy Noelle Armour on the birth of their son, Sawyer Grey Douglas Bruce. He was born on September 4 at 2:37 a.m. at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds and six ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. He is the grandson of Doug and Ani…

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Save Georgia’s Hemlocks will offer a training class on how to save endangered hemlock trees on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Banks County Recreation Department located at 607 Thompson St. in Homer.

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At a recent meeting of the Banks County Rotary Club, members worked hard to outline plans for the next few months including a 10-million meal challenge event in September, World Polio Day events in October and a 10-year club anniversary event in November. "The pace is brisk, the atmosphere i…

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Jeff Killup (left), Jefferson Public Works director, described the city’s utilities system at a recent meeting of the Jefferson Rotary Club. He also discussed plans to expand the water and waste water treatment facilities. Killup said the current city water reservoir contains 30 acres. Plans…