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For years, Jeff Russo dreamed of trekking the famed Camino de Santiago and following in the footsteps of ancient and modern pilgrims alike to bask in the warmth of Spanish sunshine, culture and history.

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Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club is continuing in its preparation with the City of Gainesville and the Lake Lanier Olympic Park to host the the 23rd annual Polar Bear Swim on Jan. 1.

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Robbin Riccio submitted this picture of their family's Christmas light show in Braselton. The show features six songs and runs nightly from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The display is located in Sienna On The River neighborhood off Liberty Church Road. Submit your Christmas display photos to alex@mains…

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The I-85 North Board of Realtors held its annual Fall Golf Tournament on October 22 at The Chimneys Golf Course in Winder. There were over 60 players. Over $2,000 was raised to benefit Peace Place, a safe shelter for domestic violence which provides supportive services and community awarenes…

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Tricia Massey, business development specialist and community relations at Piedmont Athens Regional, was surprised as she was announced as the winner of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of the Year. Here, she accepts the award at The Venue from, Tracy Woodall, Woodall Creat…

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Vince Criswell, general manager of North American Stainless, Pendergrass,, a donor to the JCCO 22nd annual Scholarship Fundraiser event, was the winner of the raffle, consisting of a Dina-Glo 3 Burner Grill and a Ryobi Screw Gun Kit. The Grill Raffle was a component of this years JCCO's annu…

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Reese Daniel and Chad Copper, MD, co-chairs of the 29th Annual Medical Center Open (MCO) golf tournament, recently announced that this year’s tournament raised more than $306,000 for Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) COVID-19 Relief Fund. This fund benefits patient care, employees and…

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA will hold the first of its semi-annual Chicken Mull Fundraiser on Saturday, November 14, at the Jackson County Comprehensive High School cafeteria, located at 1668 Winder Hwy., in Jefferson. 

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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 …