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Throughout the year, we take several calls from gardeners and farmers who are baffled at the slow growth of their crops or how stunted the crop is. Soil testing is almost always the recommendation, it’s $8 per sample and helps to understand the nutrient content of the soil and most important…

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When Cade Thompson was in sixth grade he went to a TobyMac concert. Saturday night, the 19-year-old opened for Tobymac at a concert in Hiawassee, Ga. It was a full-circle moment for the teenager who grew up in church and had a dream.

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Steve Seniuk of American Legion Post 56 chats with veterans at 9/11 remembrance walk.

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Guest gathered around the half-massed flag and called names of those lost in duty over the past week. 

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Those involved in American Legion 56 posed for a photo at their 9/11 remembrance walk.

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Joe Ruttar speaks to those who came to honor the lives lost on 9/11 and those who died in active duty.

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Piedmont Regional Library System joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement …

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Braselton will be holding its annual "Pooches in the Park" Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Health experts indicate vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention to end the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping to protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that…

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A 9/11 Ceremony will be held at Jefferson High School at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. The JHS ROTC will host the ceremony along with other officials, including the Jefferson Fire Department, Jefferson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, American Legion and local veteran's o…

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“It’s not about the trophies,” said award winning Jackson County band director, William Kilgore, “it’s about the kids.”

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A charolais steer, shown by Bella Chandler, Jackson-Empower FFA, won the supreme champion steer honor at the 2021 Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC. Chandler, owner and handler of the champion steer, is a senior at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Standing with Chandler and …

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A high percent simmental heifer, shown by Morgan McDaniel, Jackson-Empower FFA, won the supreme champion heifer honors at the 2021 Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC. McDaniel, owner and handler of the champion heifer, is a senior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Standin…

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I recently heard a speaker address how “secondary stress” can be dangerous. Dr. Robert Wicks, who received a doctorate in psychology and taught at Loyola University in Maryland where he is now professor emeritus, spoke on secondary stress and how it leads to burnout.

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The Jim Langford reunion met at Holly Springs United Methodist Church on August 1 with 62 in attendance. This was the 98th reunion. The “Bud” Langford families will have their reunion on August 29 by Zoom again this year. For more information, email joannelacourse@gmail.com.

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World War II veteran Dorothy DeBerry’s celebrated her 100th Birthday with a party at Traditions. She served in the U.S. Army. She is shown with members of the American Legion.

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Jackson County Community Outreach is seeking nominations for its annual Community Service Awards. Each year, the JCCO presents these awards to deserving individuals and organizations at its annual scholarship fundraising banquet.

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I think milestone birthdays call for an extra special celebration. My sister, Amanda, had a milestone birthday earlier this year, turning 50, so I wanted to do something really special and I wanted it to be a surprise. That is really a challenge since she has a gift for figuring everything out.

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Pop into the Nicholson Public Library to win a handmade quilt made by the Friends of the Harold S. Swindle Public Library Quilting Group. The quilt features UGA, the University of Georgia’s mascot. The back design is paw prints. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 available at the Nicholson Publ…

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Jackson County 4-H held several day camps and summer programs for youth to participate in covering topics including science, engineering, agriculture, environment, weather, technology, food safety, cooking skills and critical thinking.

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When you’re going on a trip, the day you travel to your destination is always very tiring. I had been up very early, traveling to the Atlanta airport and finding my way to the correct gate in the international terminal. 

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Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the 2021 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at a University of Georgia lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which provides an analysis of the nutritional value of …

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The Langford families will meet again in August after being unable during the 2020 COVID pandemic.