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William Norman of Jefferson, recently competed on the University of North Georgia Ranger Challenge teams that finished first and second at the Spartan Ranger Challenge. Both teams will compete at the Sandhurst International Military Skills Competition in April as UNG tries for a third straig…

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Windstream launched a "Nominate a Teacher" campaign in July. Dena Voyles from West Jackson Middle School was the winner. The local teacher with the most nominations received up to $300 worth of school supplies, from new technology (tablet, laptop, TV or projector) to art materials (paper, pa…

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Emma Lawrence a seventh grade FFA member at Jackson Trail Christian School exhibited the reserve grand champion at the 30th Georgia National Fair. She also placed sixth in her grade showmanship. Her brother Clay showed his steer in first place in weight class. He is a fifth grade student at …

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ILeta Redmond, a representative from Jackson County Food Service, recently brought a Farm to School lesson to Gum Springs Elementary School. Students were given a lesson about the importance of incorporating a rainbow of fruits and veggies into their diet every day. Students also enjoyed a r…

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Sydney Lee, a senior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, entered the Ianuario Bluegrass Festival 2019 Writing Contest and won the string instrument of her choice — a ukulele. She was awarded it at the lanuario Bluegrass Festival on September 21.

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Piedmont Athens Regional announces winners of the centennial-year essay contest. Piedmont Athens Regional kicked off its 100-year anniversary celebrations with a sponsored essay contest for middle school students in the Athens-Clarke County and surrounding communities.

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The Jackson County 4-H program, Love of Llamas, attended the Heart of Dixie Llama Show held at the beautiful Willow Tree Farms located in Ringgold. The Heart of Dixie is a Double ALSA (Alpaca Llama Show Association) point, and Double ILR-SD (International Llama Show Association) point show. …

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Mill Creek High School 12th grader, How'Ron Nesbitt has again been named to serve on state school superintendent Richard Woods' student advisory council. This is the second year Nesbitt was selected for this honor.