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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, area families have been faced with many challenges including food insecurity. The crisis has also taken a toll on farmers within the community as they have been unable to sell their produce.

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School principal Jason Wester congratulated Jason Charles Crowthers at graduation with an elbow bump as social distancing guidelines were in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Local graduations were postponed several times before finally being scheduled …

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Senator Butch Miller honored Braselton’s Tony Funari with a Senate resolution citing his many years of public and community service. The resolution was presented at a recent Braselton Rotary Club meeting.

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Marine Sgt. Terry T. Miller, an aircraft ordnance technician with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, attaches the base of an M2 machine gun mount to the back ramp of an MV-22B Osprey during the squadron’s deployment for training at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan. The pu…

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The Braselton Woman's Club recently presented a check to the Braselton Library. "For almost one hundred years, one focus of the Braselton Woman's Club is to serve our community by promoting education. In this effort, the club has a long history of providing financial support to our local lib…

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The Rotary Club of Braselton recently donated $1,000 to the North Gwinnett Co-Op. The co-op offers food to people in need in Buford, Sugar Hill and Braselton. Pictured at the check presentation are: Braselton Rotary president Sam Wilson, Braselton Rotary president-elect Hardy Johnson, execut…

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Several local people recently teamed up to feed the staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Free Chapel Braselton pastor Blake Hamon reached out to Chad Bingham of Bingham Insurance about the possibility. Bingham worked with NGMC Braselton public relations manager Michelle Zimme…

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Michael Kane and Patsy of Star Barks Inn recently visited Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton to deliver 200 sugar cookies to staff as a “thank you” for taking care of the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. The cookies, designed by Lee’s Custom Cookies in Flowery Branch, fe…

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The April 2 meeting of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled.

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Madelyn Lytle has always had a heart for service. So when she learned of the shortage of face masks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she decided to help.

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The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., offers cooling help for the elderly and medically homebound in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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The annual meeting of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library will be held Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be in the community room of the Braselton Library. The public is invited to attend. Shown from (top left) are: Linda Martin, Sheryl Munch, Joanne Gentile, Debbie…

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Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce expects 1,000 visitors to kick-off the new GeoCache trail. On Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m., 1,000 visitors are expected to gather at the new Jackson County Agricultural Center to kick off a new GeoCache Trail. Spearheaded by the Jackson County Area Cha…

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The Jackson County Community Outreach (JCCO) has announced the appointment of Joe Hicks, District Manager-Jefferson, Jackson EMC and Yolanda Cornelius, IT and Finance Manager, TJX HomeGoods Distribution, Jefferson to the JCCO Advisory Committee effective February 13, 2020.

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The Braselton Library recently celebrated Dental Health Month with young library patrons with a special visit from "Miss Sparkles the tooth fairy," a pediatric dental hygienist, who read a book and offered tips for good dental health.

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Oconee Rivers Audubon Society president, Lauren Gingerella, will discuss her work developing a conservation strategy for Wilson’s Plovers when the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society holds its next meeting. The group will meet March 6 at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

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The Jackson County Community Outreach (JCCO) will award $30,000 in scholarships to Jackson County area high school graduates in the following JCCO categories: JCCO Traditional Regular scholarships - $1,000 each, JCCO Tech College Industrial Scholarships - $2,000 each, Tom Lewis Leadership Sc…