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Spring is here and this means people may begin seeing all types of wildlife that have not been as visible throughout the winter months, and that includes possible sightings of black bears. Now is the time to become BearWise, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife …

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The Nicholson Public Library’s insect program was presented last week by American Pest Control of Athens associates, Amber and Caleb. During the program, children examined specimens, enjoyed swag provided by APC, saw live bugs magnified and created their own creepy crawlies.

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Spring has sprung here at the Madison County Senior Center and we couldn’t be more ready for the beautiful weather. This is the perfect time to come get involved at the senior center. We are gearing up for summertime fun and enjoying every pretty spring day we get.

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The 811th handicap ramp built on March 30 by the Madison County Rotary Club Ramp Crew was in Banks County on Lord Road near Commerce. The construction of this ramp was a notable act of bipartisan cooperation with the Rotary Club of Banks County to provide Elizabeth Bower with the freedom to …

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A plastic yellow bracelet with FALL RISK on it dangles loosely on my right wrist. In the corner of this bright room on the high-rise floor I’m on I see a walker and a porta potty.

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed the 810th handicap ramp for Hope Carithers on Nowhere Road in Hull Tuesday, March 23. Hope and her husband, Scott, are life-long residents of Madison County and have raised a large family with three grown children and are looking in…

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Three Madison County High School student entrepreneurs, (L-R) Carley Fitzpatrick, Kasi Romo and Olivia Braswell, were honored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s March Women’s Business Connection luncheon. Fitzpatrick is with Carlz Artz (floral and farm-themed art, cus…

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Danielsville recently recognized its residential Christmas decoration contest winners, the Collinsworth family. The recognition was postponed due to COVID restrictions. Pictured are Jamie, Mark, Amelia Jo and Jaylee Collinsworth who won for the outdoor decorations of their home during the ho…

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The Barrow County Food Pantry, in partnership with The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will hold its monthly food distribution day Thursday, April 22, starting at 8 a.m. (rain or shine) at Holly Hill Mall, across from Hill's Ace Hardware, on West Athens Street in Winder.

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The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021 Residential Beautification Award from various sections of Gainesville-Hall County. Award nominations are made by neighbors and friends and selected by members of the Chamber's Beautification Committee.

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When it comes to dogs, Greg and Traci Mathis have likely been there, done that and would absolutely do it all over again. The couple share a passion for rescuing, fostering and finding homes for dogs in need. Their passion is the kind that requires a special kind of human to take on. After t…

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The newest story walk inside the Commerce Public Library is one about eggs in honor of the Easter season. This will be available when families have taken part in the City's Easter Parade on April 3. Children are invited to walk along reading the story at the library and then may pick up a Ta…

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Joe and Marie Watkins of Winder are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The couple were married on March 27, 1971. They have two children (Angie Humphries and Russell Watkins) and five grandchildren who also live in Winder.

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The Madison County Democratic Committee donated three copies of "The Sum of Us" by Heather McGhee to the Madison County Library last week. “It will be cataloged and on our shelves for patrons to check out very soon,” said library director Jennifer Ivey, who is pictured members of the Madison…

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It was a small and humble celebration for such a big occasion as Connie Hakes Warren’s friends and family rallied together to celebrate her 100th birthday on the patio at her Hoschton home tucked away in Southampton Falls, where she lives with her son and daughter-in-law.

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The Nicholson Public Library will host the first in-person program in the new library annex. American Pest Control will be presenting an educational program on insects. Live bugs will be at this event. The program will be on Tuesday, April 6, at 10:30 AM. The program is limited to ten childr…

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Jackson County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Toccoa/Northeast Georgia Chapter 1818 held its February meeting at the X-Factor Restaurant and Grill in downtown Toccoa.

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The Winder Downtown Business Association recently held a ribbon-cutting for the opening of a new office by Gainesville-based law firm Smith Hulsey Attorneys at Law. The firm’s Winder office is located at 75 North Broad St., Suite 6000 in the old Peoples Bank building. The firm specializes so…