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Winder-Barrow Community Theatre recently presented the Barrow County Food Pantry with a check for $493.50 to help restock it with needed food items. The money came from the proceeds of the WBCT production of “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and from donations given by audience members at the…

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The Madison County High School graduating class of 1956 held its 63rd class reunion Aug. 24 at the Ila Restaurant in Ila. Pictured (back row, L-R) are J. H. Wood, Calvin Wood, Milton Hill, David Walls, Jimmy Chastain, Royce Fitzpatrick, Charles Collins (middle row L-R) Larry Hart, Odis Graha…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will have its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 18, at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Road, Crawford.

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The Jones Chapel Mentor Ministry (JCMM) co-hosted a “Mentor Share Session” Oct. 24, to give the Madison County Mentor Program’s mentors an opportunity to talk and learn from each other. This group plans to meet monthly at Jones Chapel UMC with interested mentors who want to continue to suppo…

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At a "Mentor Share Session" Oct. 24, two mentors from the first year, 1998, of the Madison County Mentor Program who are still actively mentoring were recognized. The third remaining mentor from the original 18, Gerald Coutant, was unable to attend. Pictured (L-R) are Melanie Berryman, Shirl…

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The Jones Chapel Mentor Ministry, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, and the Madison County Mentor Program sponsored a “Mentor Share Session” Oct. 24. The event offered the close to 250 current mentors the opportunity to attend to share experiences, concerns and suggestions as they lea…

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Banks County Middle School Student of the Month is Maribeth Roberts. She was highly recommended by the teachers at the school. Maribeth chose her favorite teacher as the Teacher of the Month, Robin Watson. They are shown with Mark Valentine (left), Banks County Rotary Club president and Tres…

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A community Thanksgiving meal will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the Gillsville Baptist Church located at 2595 Hwy. 323, Gillsville, Banks County. There will be lots of fun, food and fellowship. They will also have an inflatable slide for the kids, will be giving a…

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The Toccoa/NE GA NARFE Chapter 1818 held its monthly meeting at Quincy's Restaurant on October 21. This meeting focused on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the options available to select health insurance coverage including dental and vision insurance based upon various insu…

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Rep. Matt Dubnick, center, Gainesville, state chairman of Ducks Unlimited, described the organization’s successful efforts to preserve lands for ducks in North America. More than 14.5 million acres of land have been conserved on the continent, which is home to between 45 and 50 million ducks…

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Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman (right) recently met with U.S. Atty. Gen. William Barr (left) in Chicago. Both attended a conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs. President Donald Trump spoke at the event.

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Local veterans spoke, patriotic music was presented and flags were waving across Jackson County during the past week as special Veterans Day programs were presented at area schools.

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The Roosevelt Theatre, in conjunction with the City of Jefferson, announces the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) has awarded the venue with a $32,500 historic preservation grant to develop a preservation plan that will guide the rehabilitation of the historic Roosevelt Theatre. Atlanta-based FTI …

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The Southern Spirits Historical Cemetery Walk event at Commerce's Grey Hill Cemetery was enjoyed by over 100 people. The library would like to acknowledge the hard work of Friends of the Library president Erika Jantzen for all her hard work and the many volunteers and actors for their dedica…

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Peggy and John Todd traveled to the western Caribbean on the Harmony of the Seas Ship with The Jackson Herald during fall break. They are pictured here in Central Park.

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On the first day of November, the month many people pause to give thanks for things big and small, I posted a photo on social media of mother and I in pilgrim costumes and my sister in a Native American dress. I included the following commentary with the photo, “Kicking off this month of Tha…

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The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council/Heart & Soul Open Studio and instructor, Maria Turk will host a “Beginning to Flourish” calligraphy workshop on Sat., Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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The Commerce Public Library’s Lego Club was held in October where kids were encouraged to add a fall element to their creations. On Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. (fourth Saturday of each month), kids will be challenged to put their creative spin on Thanksgiving-themed turkeys, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc.…

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The Harold S. Swindle Public Library, Nicholson, will be “Frozen” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4-6 p.m. as the library celebrates the release of the movie “Frozen 2.” There will be a sing-along, prizes, crafting a marshmallow Olaf and a trivia game. No devices will be allowed during the trivia game.

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John Scott, center, economic development vice president for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, outlined industrial, commercial and warehouse projects in the area at the Jefferson Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Oct. 29. He was honored by having a book in his name placed in the Jeffers…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County assisted with Special Olympics held recently at Madison County High School. Club members provided and served snacks to the participants. Pictured (L-R) are District Governor Jayne Lackey, Margie Fitzpatrick, Pam Higgins, Kathy Ferguson, President Tammy Dalton…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County welcomed two new members, Angie McGinnis and Valerie Gentry, at the group’s October meeting. Pictured are Beth Holloway, Angie McGinnis, President Tammy Dalton, Valerie Gentry and Margie Fitzpatrick.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County recently constructed a handicap ramp for Bertha Moon, who is 61 and has lived in Madison County all her life. She has worked at the Madison County High School for 35 years as a cook, cashier and clean-up-after-meals employee. She was also a bus monitor for M…

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The social butterflies were the first place winners in the Banks County government employee costume contest. Shown are: (L-R) Dottie Morris, Vicki Dalton and Judge Helen Hewell.

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Banks County Middle School will host its annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, Nov. 11. A barbeque lunch will be served to veterans and their families beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Veterans Day Assembly will start at 1:15 p.m. in the gym. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend.…

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On Oct. 7, Mulberry Grove Senior Living in Statham hosted IMPROV Athens of UGA. "The students did a great job bringing a morning of smiles and laughter to the residents with their 'on the spot' comedy skits!" leaders said.

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William (Bill) and Garol Orr, of Braselton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Alexandria (Ali) Orr, of Dunwoody, to Daniel Sprouse, of Fort Benning. Sprouse is the son of Joseph (Andrew) and Chong-Ye (June) Sprouse, of Indianapolis, Ind.

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Lurking deep in the shadows of the Nicholson Public Library, children of all ages enjoyed the annual Halloween Hullabaloo. Princesses, super heroes, witches, ghosts and goblins gleaned information on safety, and goody bags from the Nicholson Area Fire and Rescue were given away. Prior to Kei…

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Company members of the Commerce School of Dance performed in the 19th annual DanceATHENS dance festival at the Morton Theatre in Athens on Friday, Oct. 25. They performed a baseball-themed dance from "High School Musical." The dancers are: (back, L-R) Diamond Sandt, Alena Lisy, Elizabeth Jus…