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The Madison County Democratic Committee recently donated a book titled Re-bugging the Planet by Vickie Hird (Published by Chelsea Green Publishing, 2021) to the Madison County Public Library. “This is a timely book and one that will appeal to young people and adults as well,” said Democratic…

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Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed their 837th handicap ramp, a 32-foot access ramp with a 4X7 foot landing and another 8 foot ramp to the ground Thursday, Oct. 14 for Willard Harrell who lives on Reed Brawner Road. Willard and his wife, Nora, are long-ti…

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Dena Chandler of Carlton recently donated two television broadcasts to the Madison County Library, The Georgia Log Cabin, a Georgia Public TV film that showed Chip Chandler re-roofing the historic log cabin in Colbert’s city park and an episode of “City Confidential” on the Arts and Entertai…

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In recognition of retired educators in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp recently proclaimed Nov. 7, 2021 as Retired Educators Day. Members of Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) recently met with Mayor David Maynard of Winder to receive a local proclamation. BCREA, a local unit of Ge…

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Leslie Anderson was recently recognized by NAPA for 33 years of service to the company driving delivery trucks. He had no accidents, no tickets and was never late 

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The Toccoa/Northeast Georgia National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1818 held its September 20 meeting at the X-Factor Grill on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. The program "Fall Wild Flowers in Our Area,"was presented by David Hinson, chapter vice president, who retir…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County is sponsoring “Touch-a-Truck” family-friendly event that will offer children a hands-on opportunity to see, touch and explore the vehicles that protect, build and serve the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at Madison County Middle School.

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There will be two tours of the Commerce Public Library's Heritage Room this week.  One will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., and the other will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.  Patrons are invited to enjoy a tour of the room, learn what's in it, how to use it and where to find other avail…

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A program on Foothills Education Charter High School was presented at a recent meeting of the Jefferson Rotary Club. Superintendent Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman gave an overview of Foothills and Heather McCoy, a recent graduate of Jackson Foothills, spoke on her experience. After the meeting, …

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As Mickey Gilley left the stage in Hiawassee on a recent Saturday night, he said, “Thank you for the memories.” He clearly enjoyed sharing the songs from his career. He performed many of the 17 number one hits he has had during his more than 50 years in the business. How wonderful to still b…

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Concept Graphics in Danielsville is the Madison County of Chamber of Commerce October “Business of the Month.” Nominations are accepted from the community each month, and the Chamber's Membership Development Committee selects the recipient based on that feedback. “Concept Graphics is a pilla…

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State representative Alan Powell, retired Probate Judge Donald “Hoppy” Royston, and Judge Royston’s granddaughters, Abby Thrasher and Jordan Thrasher Wilkins, are pictured at the Sunday, Oct. 3 unveiling of the sign naming Hwy. 281 between Hwy. 29 and Hwy. 191 as the “Judge Donald ‘Hoppy’ Ro…

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Carol Williams with Banks County Family Connection, spoke at the Homer Brotherhood breakfast on the different programs Family Connection has coming up. She spoke about the food truck that will be at Banks County High School on Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., first-come, first-serve, to assist…

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The Commerce Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, in order for staff to participate in a Piedmont Regional Staff Day in Jefferson. This meeting is held once annually in order for staff to have training on computer updates, as well as any new policies being implemented in the reg…

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A few weeks before my Aunt Easter died, my Dad, Mom and I went to see her and she said she had a dress she wanted to give me. I followed her to her closet and she began piling clothes in my arms. She knew she didn’t have long to live and said she wanted to go ahead and pass on some of her cl…

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. has announced that home heating and water help for the elderly and medically homebound is available for Banks and Jackson county residents.