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Fall is the perfect time to visit the Smoky Mountains and there is no place more beautiful to visit than Sevierville, Tenn., the hometown of Dolly Parton. A statue of the iconic country music star in downtown Sevierville is Dolly’s favorite tribute. It is also the first stop of many visitors…

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Laura Gentle, Jefferson Public Library director, spoke at last week’s Jefferson Rotary Club luncheon. “She firmly dispelled any notion that people no longer read hardback or paperback books,” leaders state. She was the guest of Rotarian Bernado Sotelo and was welcomed by club vice president …

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Jefferson’s City Arborist, Susan Russell, spoke to the Jefferson Garden Club about a wide range of topics on September 25. She recommended fall, every year, is a good time to get your soil tested to find out PH level of lawns and gardens. Then you will know what amendments need to be added. …

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A large group of vendors turned out for the Annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival Oct. 4-6. Arts, crafts and food vendors offered a wide variety of items for the festival goers.

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Jim Scott, president of the Jackson County Community Outreach (JCCO), has announced that Jacson Fuller, a junior at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, was interviewed by the JCCO board and selected as JCCO 2019 Student Program Intern effective October.

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Jerry Wise, center, administrator at Northridge Medical Center, Commerce, recently outlined at the Jefferson Rotary Club meeting the challenges and aspirations of operating a medical center that includes a nursing facility and a hospital. Rotarian Luis Carreno, left, introduced Wise, who was…

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There will be a gospel musical benefit program for Sandra Watson Wiley, Statham, on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul First Baptist Church in Jefferson. She is the daughter of Claudine (Granny) Watson.

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The Commerce Public Library will host its SCORE workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. The main topic for the night will be "driving a new business with the help of social media." Tom Murphy, president of MURCON, Murphy Consulting, Inc., will share his expertise with those who attend. How to…

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Jimmy Mock, president of the Jefferson Lions Club, introduced Judge Benjamin Green, who recently spoke at a meeting of the Lions Club. Judge Green talked about his life and how he became a lawyer.

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The Tony and Ann Ianuario Bluegrass Festival is held each year during Art in the Park to honor the Jefferson couple who were tragically killed in a traffic accident. The musicians are honored each year with the festival where local bands entertain at the amphitheater at Hurricane Shoals. Stu…

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The LeTourneau WABCO employee reunion will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Georgia Baptist Assembly. All former employees are invited.

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Rachel’s Army, a Christian fellowship of women in Northminster Estates, Jefferson, is announcing the arrival of its new, one-of-a-kind cookbook, "Favorites from our Table." Printed by Morris Press Cookbooks of Kearney, Neb., profits will be used to help needs Rachel’s Army finds in Jefferson…

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The Jefferson Rotary Club honored its Students of the Month for Sept. recently. They were from Commerce High School (CHS), East Jackson Comprehensive High School (EJCHS), Jackson County Comprehensive High School (JCCHS) and Jefferson High School (JHS). From (left to right) are: Rotarian Davi…

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Continuing the celebration of the annual Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Commerce Public Library is promoting free library cards with a raffle of a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. Anyone who signs up for a card during Sept. will be entered into this raffle. Library manager, Angel Abounader, remi…

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Foothills Education Charter High School will hold the FY20 Title I Annual Meeting from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23-30 at Jackson Foothills, which is located at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.

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The 50-year reunion for the Jefferson High School class of 1969 was held recently. Those attending were: Jimmy Gooch, Linda Wills Kelley, Mary Harrison Yancey, Peggy Jean Hoard Suddreth, Pam Wages Godfrey, Joy McEver Cook, Linda Younce Lavender, Beverly Moore Morton, Judy Perry Williams, Jan…

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During a recent Jefferson Rotary Club meeting Chad Bingham, left, made his first official visit to the Rotary Club of Jefferson as the assistant governor for District 6910. Jimmy Bailey, second from left, introduced the program; Jon Howell, the club president introduced Bingham and Joe Morga…

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The ‘You Lead’ Emerging Leaders Program at the North Georgia Community Foundation has graduated its first class with 15 non-profits leaders from across North Georgia. This leadership development program is just one of the many educational and leadership training opportunities provided as par…