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Tie-dyed shirts and cook outs are how the Pirkle and Lewis families celebrated the 4th of July. Kiyah Rose Pirkle, 6 weeks old, and Lane Neal Lewis, 6 years old, are shown in their tie-dyed shirts.

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The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has recognized Madison County Ace Hardware as its “Business of the Month” for July. Chamber director Anna Strickland said the hardware store has served customers well during COVID-19, with online ordering, curbside pick-up and home/business delivery, wh…

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Madison County Democrats will hold a caucus July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison County Senior Center to elect Madison County Democratic Party Committee district members. Members elected will serve for a term of four years.

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The Banks County Rotary celebrated the transition to the new '2020-2021 Rotary Year at last week's meeting with incoming President Vicki Boling taking the oath of office, just after outgoing President Mark Valentine shared a few awards and offered special recognition for accomplishment and s…

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The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is offering cooling CARES help for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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The Relay For Life in Jackson County has been canceled for August. The American Cancer Society asked that all relays be canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It was a social gathering place for the community. People would come and sit around the black stove in the store and tell stories, some true, some that might not be completely true. People came from all over the surrounding country-side to buy overalls. Many older people in the community rem…

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Due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 virus and the requirements for large gatherings, the Tumbling Waters Society has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Art in the Park.

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I’m writing this column on my birthday. It’s not a birthday that is as exciting as some in the past.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County completed its 780th ramp Thursday, June 18 for Gary James Lester, who lives on Hwy, 281 in Madison County. He is 73 years old and has lived in Madison County for 18 years. He worked 33 years for Phillips Medical System installing x-ray equipment for doctors …

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The Braselton Woman's Club recently presented a check to the Braselton Library. "For almost one hundred years, one focus of the Braselton Woman's Club is to serve our community by promoting education. In this effort, the club has a long history of providing financial support to our local lib…

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Brenda Dalin, program director for Ninth District Opportunity, has announced that Cooling CARES Help is available for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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A Commerce woman who has been sewing since she was in elementary school, and who taught hundreds of area students to sew during her time as a teacher, has put her hobby to good use in recent months making masks for essential workers and high school graduates.

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In support of the Lifesouth, the Banks County Rotary Club, Tanger Outlets Commerce and Chick-fil-A have partnered together to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, to aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ray Finger believes making hard decisions and grieving do not go well together. Working at a local funeral home, Finger calls himself the bookends of the business because he handles the pre-arrangements and the aftercare.

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All hospitals, outpatient centers and physician offices in the St. Mary’s system are taking steps to safely accommodate ongoing patient needs, including elective surgeries, tests and procedures, and patient visitation.

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Frank and Bette Churchman, who live on Brush Creek Road in Colbert, were the recipients of the Rotary Club of Madison County's 778th ramp. The Churchmans, who have lived in Madison County for 38 years and attend the Riverside Baptist Church, needed the ramp. Bette is deaf and suffers from se…

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Megan Atha and Jerry Boling received special recognition during a recent Banks County Rotary Club meeting for highest engagement and attendance during the third quarter of the Rotary year. They are shown with Rotary president Mark Valentine (left).