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Daniel Rowley, Jacob Burgess, Alyssa Zohoranacky are shown Aaron Applegarth at Friday night's football game.

Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival planned Oct. 2-3

The annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival will be held Oct. 2-3 in Veterans Memorial Park.

The event will feature craft vendors, food vendors, game booths and pony rides.

For more information, call Cyndi, 706-708-6409.

Registration to vote deadline is Oct. 5

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election is Oct. 5, county officials announced.

In-person early voting will begin Oct. 12 and go through Oct. 30.

Voters may also cast a ballot by absentee, but only if voters request a ballot. Absentee ballots will be mailed out in mid-September.

Voters can request an absentee ballot through a new state website at


Citizens can register to vote or check their registration status by visiting the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov, or by going to the Jackson County elections office at 441 Gordon St. Jefferson.

Immunizations offered at health department

District 2 Public Health reminds all parents that children entering kindergarten, middle school and high school are required to have certain vaccinations and not all children are up-to-date on their shots.

To help ensure all children get their vaccines, District 2 Health Departments will hold special clinics for school immunizations at the Banks County Health Department Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaccinations are by appointment only to help protect the health of customers. Those who make appointments are asked to observe social distancing and wear a mask when coming for their appointment.

For more information, call the health department at 706-677-2296.

Madison Adams and Lola Pruitt set the ball against Rabun.

Deadline noon Friday to submit news, ads

The deadline is has been moved to noon Friday to submit news and ads to The Banks County News.

News items can be emailed to angela@mainstreetnews.com or mailed to Angela Gary, The Banks County News, P.O. Box 908, Jefferson, Ga., 30549.

News items that will be published include engagement and wedding announcements, birth announcements, school news, social and civic news.

For ad prices and information, email scott@mainstreetnews.com.

BOE approves personnel

The Banks County Board of Education approved the following personnel when it met on Sept. 21: Lance Hunter Barton, teacher; and Brittany Dodd, Kinsely Brook Smith and Adrienne Ann Worley, all paraprofessionals.

The BOE also approved the following:

•a request for Banks County Middle School Girl’s/Boys’ Basketball to utilize BCMS, BCHS, BCES & Leopards Den for basketball scrimmage games November 6 & 7, 2020.

•BCMS FFA to attend the State Livestock Show in Perry February 17-20, 2021.

•BCMS FFA to attend Georgia National Fair Cattle/Goat Show in Perry October 8-11, 2021.

•BCMS Girls’ Basketball to sponsor the sale of laundry detergent.

•Banks County High School Auxiliary to sponsor a candle sale, September 14 – October 9.

•BCHS HOSA to sponsor the sale of first aid kits, September 14 – October 9, 2020.

•BCHS HOSA to sponsor Miss Leopard Legacy Pageant February 20, 2021.

•BCMS FFA/Band/Chorus to sponsor raffle ticket sales for a 50/50 raffle chick-tac-toe, October 1 – November 17, 2020.

•BCHS Soccer to sponsor sale of Krispy Kreme Certificates October 1 – December 1, 2020.

•BCHS Soccer to sponsor Alumni Game, May 22, 2021.

•Banks County Board of Education to request installation of new school system club, Bass Fishing Club, effective September, 2020.