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The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed a handicap ramp for Rev. Henry Shelton, who lives on Gholston Street in Comer. The ramp was the 756th constructed by the Rotary Club. Rev. Shelton is a lifetime resident of Madison County. He worked as the superintendent of Poss Foods in Athens f…

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Jane Tippins was named Madison County Pilot Ambassador at the September club meeting. In celebration of Pilot International Foundation month, clubs may choose a member to honor as club ambassador. Criteria for selection is an active member who supports the projects and activities of the foun…

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Coleman Rogers was the winner of the Madison County Library’s “Card Sign-up Month” drawing for a free Kindle. Pictured (L-R) are Ava Rogers, Coleman Rogers, Sophia Rogers and dad, Eric Rogers.

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Donna Gordon attended a pattern-sewing class led by retired Madison County High School home economics teacher Sabrina Bennett. Gordon made this apron herself on the library’s sewing machines. “Watch for upcoming classes early next year, or drop by and use one of our sewing machines on your o…

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The annual Collins family reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at Danielsville Evangelical Church on Hwy. 174 in the Shiloh community. The meal will be served around noon. Descendants of Ellie Collins McElroy, Nellie Collins and George Daniel Collins are invited to enjoy a meal with relatives …

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Fall is the perfect time to visit the Smoky Mountains and there is no place more beautiful to visit than Sevierville, Tenn., the hometown of Dolly Parton. A statue of the iconic country music star in downtown Sevierville is Dolly’s favorite tribute. It is also the first stop of many visitors…

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Barrow held its second annual health fair recently. Residents were offered various health screenings and health-related information passed on by over 25 vendors. Leaders said the cooking demonstration was also a big hit. NGMC Barrow plans to continue t…

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Laura Gentle, Jefferson Public Library director, spoke at last week’s Jefferson Rotary Club luncheon. “She firmly dispelled any notion that people no longer read hardback or paperback books,” leaders state. She was the guest of Rotarian Bernado Sotelo and was welcomed by club vice president …

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Jefferson’s City Arborist, Susan Russell, spoke to the Jefferson Garden Club about a wide range of topics on September 25. She recommended fall, every year, is a good time to get your soil tested to find out PH level of lawns and gardens. Then you will know what amendments need to be added. …

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A large group of vendors turned out for the Annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival Oct. 4-6. Arts, crafts and food vendors offered a wide variety of items for the festival goers.

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Congratulations to Donnie and Calli Shirley on the birth of their daughter Paisley Ann Shirley. She was born on Oct. 1 at 8:08 a.m. She weighed six pounds five ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Paisley joins a very proud big sister, Aubree, 8. She is the granddaughter of Mark and Kim…

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. announces home heating help for the elderly and medically homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Uni…

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Chief Petty Officer Casey Thompson, from Flowery Branch, has his chief petty officer combination cover placed on his head during a chief pinning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Thompson is a Flowery Branch High School graduate currently serving as an engineman with Commander, Littoral Com…

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Jim Scott, president of the Jackson County Community Outreach (JCCO), has announced that Jacson Fuller, a junior at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, was interviewed by the JCCO board and selected as JCCO 2019 Student Program Intern effective October.

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Stephanie Blevins takes donations for the kids food program that the Banks County Rotary Club sponsors.

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The Madison County Retired Educators Association (MCREA) held its first meeting of year 2019-20 Sept. 10 at Ila Restaurant. The meeting was called to order by co-presidents Linda Freeman and Betty Pallas (pictured). This is the first time in MCREA history that the group has had co-presidents…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County purchased and presented to the Madison County Library a painting created by Stephanie Grafton entitled Stormy Night. Grafton’s painting was awarded honorable mention at the Georgia Artists With Disabilities Awards Luncheon in 2018. The piece traveled across t…

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The Shiloh Community Volunteer Fire Department will host a hot dog sale Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Station 1 at 2149 Jones Chapel-Shiloh Road, at the intersection with Hwy. 174. Hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks will be available for purchase.

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The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Clarke Central High School in Athens. Nearly 1,000 people from Athens and surrounding areas are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

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TJ & Friends Cancer Foundation, which raises funds to help cancer victims in Northeast Georgia, will hold a fund-raiser car show Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at Madison County Memorial Park next to the county government complex in Danielsville.

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The Hull Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. Plates are $8 each and include a half chicken, coleslaw, apple sauce, chips and bread. Tickets will be sold in advance to prevent unnecessary expense and leftovers. For tickets, see…

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Congratulations to Kelsey Fleeman and Dylan Blake on the birth of their son, Luke James Blake. He was born on September 13, 2019, at 7:42 p.m. at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. He is the grandson of Walter Reems, Rebecca Fleeman, Ali…

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Shelby Crenshaw was recognized as Student of the Month by the Banks County Rotary Club. Shown are: (L-R) Mark Valentine, Rotary Club president; Kelly Kelley, teacher; Crenshaw; and Tressa Dodd.

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Jerry Wise, center, administrator at Northridge Medical Center, Commerce, recently outlined at the Jefferson Rotary Club meeting the challenges and aspirations of operating a medical center that includes a nursing facility and a hospital. Rotarian Luis Carreno, left, introduced Wise, who was…

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There will be a gospel musical benefit program for Sandra Watson Wiley, Statham, on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul First Baptist Church in Jefferson. She is the daughter of Claudine (Granny) Watson.

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Children played water gun games where they had to aim at a target that made a toy rise during a race to win the plush toy at the Madison County Fair. Here, Brian Chelchowski is shown helping his sons, Christian, 3, and Bennett, 6, to win a prize.