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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…

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Congratulations to Jacob and Shelby Blalock on the birth of their daughter, Saylor Kimsey Blalock. She was born on Aug. 6 at 2 a.m. She weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.7 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Darian and Marcie Parson and Kevin and Nicole Blalock.

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Picking blackberries in the fields at Buffalo Creek Berry Farm, a family-run farm in the country-side of Oglethorpe County. Driving through the curvy roads of Ellijay and stopping at several of the “apple houses” where we bought fruit and vegetables, ate a fruit pie and had lunch.

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When your eyes are closed, your other senses are heightened. You hear the waves crashing against the shore. You feel the breeze against your face. You smell the salt in the air. You open your eyes and you see the amazing turquoise-colored water and the huge rocks in the ocean. You see the pi…

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Our cousin Abraham was visiting from New Mexico last week so we decided to take him to Cracker Barrel for some Southern cooking. He ordered a salad so he didn’t really get to experience Southern food.

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will present the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Fox Theatre March 22-24 for a limited four-performance engagement.

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January is always a good time to reflect back on the year behind you and look forward to the new year.

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Country artist Kane Brown stood before thousands of fans at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Ga., on Jan. 10, kicking off his first headline arena tour and spoke on his excitement at “living his dream.”