The Athens Area Diaper Bank will host an open house on Sunday, Oct. 2, frojm 12:30-4 p.m. This event will be held at 130 Conway Drive, Suite E, in Athens.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $117,500 in grants for organizations during its August meeting, including $52,500 to organizations serving Jackson County. Grants included:
The Commerce Public Library will host a financial question-and-answer drop-in program on Monday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program will be led by financial expert Jacqui Lister.
A local daycare recently visited the Harold S. Swindle Public Library in Nicholson and Lexi Love, Jackson County Farm Bureau, read "One Little Lot." The book is about gardening, even in small spaces. She also provided an activity explaining pollination of plants and flowers by bees. "Ms. She…
Jug Tavern Squares of Winder will be at the Jefferson Public Library on Oct. 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. to give a dancing demonstration. After the demonstration, attendees will be led in some basic instructions by caller Bob Morrison. Morrison has over 50 years of experience under his belt. This pro…
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In an effort to promote early literacy, the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson has partnered with the Dragon’s Lair Bookshop to collect and donate 24 books per child for 60 children ages 3–8. These children will be selected by school staff within three different schools in Jackson County. Each child …
A new entertainment series that celebrates Jackson County’s cultural and musical heritage launches this fall at the Jackson County Historic Courthouse in Jefferson.
The Commerce Public Library is hosting a touring banner exhibit visiting public libraries statewide in an effort to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to promote public understanding of the history. This exhibit is being displayed in partnership with the Georgia Commission on the Holoc…
A program on Consumer Protection for Older Adults will be held at the Jefferson Public Library on September 21 at 11 a.m. Come learn about current scams and how to protect yourself against financial fraud, identity theft, and other fraudulent schemes with Mountain Valley Community Bank Branc…
Nakia Brooks, of Braselton, was awarded Realtor of the Year at the GAR Conference in Nashville. Brooks is the president-elect for NAMAR and the operating broker at Brokerage Atlanta.
Commerce plans its Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival, along with Cruisin' Commerce, on Sept. 10. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown.
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia has plans to break ground on a new building, located at 890 Newton Bridge Road, just across the street from its current location. This new facility will increase the food bank’s opportunities for volunteer experiences and accelerate the food bank’s ability …
The Harold S. Swindle Public Library in Nicholson has announced that September is Library Card Sign-up Month. This year to celebrate, Georgians are being given a chance to win one of the new “Libraries Change Lives” T-shirts or magnet. The campaign runs from September 1-30 and while supplies…
Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes will conduct a memorial service for the remains of eight Georgia veterans on Monday, September 19. The memorial will be held at Lord and Stephens, West Chapel, 1211 Jimmy Daniel Rd., Watkinsville, at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Ray Fairman and the Rev. Ray Finger off…
As a member of the Piedmont Regional Library System, the Nicholson Public Library is now offering Kanopy, a free video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid-friendly favorites.
A Charolais Steer, shown by Chloe Boling, Banks County FFA, won the Supreme Champion Steer honor at the 2022 Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC. Boling, owner and handler of the champion steer, is a junior at Banks County High School. Standing with Boling and the champion steer are …
A pure-breed Charolais heifer, shown by Halley Elrod, Jackson County 4-H, won the Supreme Champion Heifer honors at the 2022 Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC. Elrod, owner and handler of the champion heifer, is a junior at Jefferson High School. Standing with Elrod and the champio…
The Jackson County Area Retired Educators July meeting was held at the Empower College and Career Center. Tiffany Reiher and Kimberly Hardy with Fostering Hope provided the program. The JCARE contributed new items to be used with the Fostering Hope mission.
The Commerce Public Library has opened a display on back-to-school traffic safety in the Children's Library. There is also a display about safety when beginning to drive in the young adult section.
Jackson County 4-H offered a variety of opportunities for local youth to make memories during the 2022 summer. Activities ranged from cooking classes to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) challenges. Students also took part in farm tours, indoor/outdoor games and overnig…
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $124,000 in grants for organizations during its July meeting, including $35,000 to organizations serving Jackson County. Grants included:
The Harold S. Swindle Public Library in Nicholson is part of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. The garden is listed as #260 Wonderland Garden, Nicholson.
A Summer Concert Series was held at Maysville City Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July 30, to raise funds for the Maysville Downtown Development Authority. Ray Philips a local musician opened for Sean VanMeter who performed an Elton John tribute.
Jackson County Community Outreach has announced that Greg Dozier, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will serve as the keynote speaker for its 2022 Achievement and Award Banquet. This event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, 5-8 p.m., at the Jefferson Civic Center.
Over 2,400 books were read during the summer reading program at the Harold S. Swindle Public Library in Nicholson. The winners of the library's grand prize drawings are:
The Jefferson Public Library plans a special event for homeschoolers on August 16. Library leaders say the event will be a "fun and interactive exploration of the musical keyboard family accompanied by live music." Alan Bunn will give attendees an in-depth look into the history of the piano,…
Jackson County Community Outreach is seeking nominations for its annual Community Service Awards. Nominees and winners will be announced at the annual Achievement and Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 1, from 5-8 p.m., at the Jefferson Civic Center.
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro meets with Yeoman 1st Class Dao Yang, of Braselton, assigned to Military Sealift Command Far East, during a visit to Singapore. Del Toro visited with U.S. Navy personnel and maritime allies and partners, while in Singapore to visit local governm…
Kolter Homes recently hosted a ribbon cutting to officially open the community garden at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton. Residents of this new active adult metro Atlanta-area community are now enjoying the new community garden, dog park and new walking trails.
As summer draws to a close, the Commerce Public :ibrary is gearing up for some new fall programming. Some of the programs include: basic first aid and CPR classes, an Alzheimers awareness program, paint and chat for adults, geocaching and basic computer classes. Those interested in the free …
Brittany Clark and Monica Booth were winners in the Harold S. Swindle Public Library's weekly adult summer reading drawing. There are still two more weeks left to enter. Adults that check out two Nicholson library adult/young adult books/audiobooks receive a ticket to win a book bag filled w…