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Athens-Clarke County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE, Inc.) will hold its third annual Survive to Thrive event on Oct. 29. Due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year.

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Beanies for Hope, a project that began in The Village at Deaton Creek in March, has more than accomplished its first goal of knitting/crocheting beanie hats for Hall County cancer patients. The goal was originally set to make 200 beanies. On Friday, Oct. 2, over 400 beanies were delivered to…

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Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library hosted its semi-annual book sale last week. The event was a success according to event chair, June McRae of Braselton. Pictured are: June McRae, Sheryl Munch and Debbie Walker, all Friends volunteers.

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The Jackson County Community Outreach will host its 22nd annual scholarship fundraiser: A virtual You-tube event on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. The theme this year is "Gateway Inland Port: Northeast Georgia and Jackson County's Link to Growth."

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Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced recently that the Hice Headliner for the month of October is Barrow County resident Kirsten Medlam. Working as a volunteer, she serves as the Director of Operations at New Path 1010, a nonprofit organization that provides weekend food bags to children …

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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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Amberly Hamilton, MSW, LPC, of Hoschton, recently earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.

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United Way of Northeast Georgia will host its first-ever virtual golf tournament this October. Organized by the nonprofit’s Oconee County Advisory Council, the month-long 2020 Virtual Golf Tournament offers golfers an opportunity to play any local 18-hole golf course while supporting a local…

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The 10th annual Angel's Ride fundraiser, for Alannah Yearwood, will be held on Oct. 10 at the Hoschton Depot, located at 18 Railroad Avenue, Hoschton. The event will be held rain or shine. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and kickstands up will be at 10:30 a.m.

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The Piedmont Regional Library System is offering new redesigned library cards to their patrons in honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jason Deaton, from Flowery Branch, performs maintenance on a F/A-18E/F drag brace in the aviation hydraulic shop of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, prov…

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The I-85 North Board of Realtors was awarded $1,500 from the Georgia Realtors' 2020 COVID-19 Community Outreach Grant. They chose to support two local food banks with those funds: Banks-Jackson Food Bank in Commerce and First Baptist Church Food Pantry in Jefferson.

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Due to the Corona virus outbreak, the Holder family reunion, normally held the fourth Sunday in August at the Fairview Community Clubhouse, will be cancelled for this year.