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Fifteen members were welcomed by the Jackson County Area Retired Educators (JCAREA) new president, Tim Wheeler, to the Nov. 14 meeting held at the historic courthouse in Jefferson. The guest speaker was Representative Tommy Benton. Here, he speaks with Katrena Howard, after the meeting. Bent…

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Commerce mayor Clark Hill (left) read a resolution honoring Roper Pump on the 60th year of being in operation in Commerce. A birthday celebration was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The event included comments from company officials, lunch from several food trucks and plant tours.

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Couples danced the night away at the Senior Sock Hop that was held on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Jefferson Civic Center. The dance was sponsored by Silver Sneakers and the Jefferson Recreation Department. Kay Williams Smith was the host and she is in charge of the senior exercise programs and ac…

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The City of Nicholson hosted its Veterans Day Program on Sunday, Nov. 10, in Benton Hall. The keynote Speaker was Commander John W. Gaissert (retired). Here he is shown with Cub Scout Pack #713 of South Jackson.

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The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee has selected seven service sites to host Jackson County's Inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20, 2020. These service projects include beautification, painting, repairs, landscaping, and light construction at the following county…

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The Commerce Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Thursday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday, however, the library will be open on its regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.

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Nick Welch, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 226 of Roswell recently supported the Humane Society of Jackson County by collecting new items for dogs and cats as an Eagle Scout project.

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Donnie Summerlin, digital projects archivisit with the University of Georgia's Digital Library of Georgia, will present a program at the Jefferson Public Library at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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It started when I accidentally typed the wrong number when sending a text. Just one number wrong and I was suddenly quickly texting back and forth with a stranger. In just a few minutes, I had sold two pies to a stranger. I didn’t even know their name.

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Locals can hop aboard the Braselton Trolley on Thursdays throughout the month of December for a tour of the best holiday light displays in town. The tours will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for the annual Washington Youth Tour, sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives. Jackson EMC will send four student delegates on an all-expense paid leadership development experience to Washington, D.C., June 18-25.

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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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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…

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The Jackson County Cooperative Extension office is offering Private and Commercial Pesticide Credit hours on Wednesday, November 13, from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 255 Curtis H. Spence Drive, Jefferson.

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Maysville Public Library held its annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 24. Children came dressed up in their costumes and there was a costume contest, games and rock painting. Children and adults alike enjoyed pizza and other treats.

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Jefferson has rescheduled its Halloween Walk due to predicted inclement weather on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Jefferson.

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Jefferson has rescheduled its Halloween Walk due to predicted inclement weather on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Jefferson.