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Braselton Library plans 'Teens Friendsgiving'

A special event for teens, aged 12-19, is set for the Braselton Library on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Beginning at 5 p.m., a "Teens Friendsgiving" will be held with food, games and fellowship as teens eat turkey and celebrate the bounty of the fall season.

“This promises to be a fun event with wonderful food and an opportunity to get to know one another,” says library manager Lori Hayes. “We remember the history lessons of the first Thanksgiving of peace and fellowship.”

Contact the library at 706-654-1992 for additional information.

The library is located on Brassie Ln. in the town’s historic downtown.

Animal shelter issues call for food

The Jackson County Animal Shelter is in immediate need of cat and dog food.

Food is needed for adult cats and dogs, puppies and kittens.

Those wanting to donate can drop-off the food at the animal shelter or the Jackson County Historic Courthouse, or ship it directly to the shelter.

The shelter is located at 29 Galilee Church Rd., Jefferson. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 706-367-5480.

The Jackson County Historic Courthouse is open Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. at 85 Washington St., Jefferson. For more information, call 706-387-7683.

Hoschton plans Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14

Hoschton plans its Breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.

Tickets are $10 each and include breakfast, crafts and a visit with Santa.

Only 50 tickets will be sold.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact Hoschton City Hall at 706-654-3034.

Fifteen members were welcomed by the Jackson County Area Retired Educators (JCAREA) new president, Tim Wheeler, to the Nov. 14 meeting held at the historic courthouse in Jefferson. The guest speaker was Representative Tommy Benton. Here, he speaks with Katrena Howard, after the meeting. Benton gave information about the status of the Teacher’s Retirement System and legislation being considered that could affect retirees.