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Jackson County Habitat is calling on all novice and professional bakers as they host a Gingerbread Build on Saturday, December 4. The build will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jefferson Clubhouse, located at 302 Longview Drive in Jefferson.

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The Nicholson Public Library is having a prize drawing for a Madame Alexander Babblebaby. The Babblebaby is constructed of non-toxic materials and features 25 gentle realistic sounds when her soft belly is pressed. She is wearing a pink striped T-shirt, sparkly tutu, leggings and matching headband.

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Magician and ventriloquist Keith Karnok will perform at the Maysville Public Library on Thursday, December 2 at 4 p.m. "This show is a lively time suitable for all ages," library manager Shannon Wheeler states. "Please make plans to join us!"

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Spine tingling goblins, ghosts and more popped into the Nicholson Public Library to celebrate Halloween. Children received Boo Bags courtesy of the Nicholson Area Fire and Rescue, Friends of the Nicholson Public Library, the City of Nicholson, and McDonald’s at Bank Crossing.

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The Jackson County Area Retired Educators’ Association will meet on Thursday, November 11, at 1 p.m. at the Empower College and Career Center, located in the former Jackson County Comprehensive High School in Jefferson.

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The Athens Area Community Foundation announces the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year Award, which recognizes and rewards nonprofit organizations in Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties that have exemplary practices in leadership, management, innovation, collaborat…

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Joshua’s Voice, a Jackson County nonprofit, recently delivered sensory kits to the West Jackson Fire Department. The nonprofit group aims to impact the lives of individuals with invisible disabilities in the Jackson County community and beyond.

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Leslie Anderson was recently recognized by NAPA for 33 years of service to the company driving delivery trucks. He had no accidents, no tickets and was never late 

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There will be two tours of the Commerce Public Library's Heritage Room this week.  One will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., and the other will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m.  Patrons are invited to enjoy a tour of the room, learn what's in it, how to use it and where to find other avail…

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A program on Foothills Education Charter High School was presented at a recent meeting of the Jefferson Rotary Club. Superintendent Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman gave an overview of Foothills and Heather McCoy, a recent graduate of Jackson Foothills, spoke on her experience. After the meeting, …

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As Mickey Gilley left the stage in Hiawassee on a recent Saturday night, he said, “Thank you for the memories.” He clearly enjoyed sharing the songs from his career. He performed many of the 17 number one hits he has had during his more than 50 years in the business. How wonderful to still b…

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The Commerce Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, in order for staff to participate in a Piedmont Regional Staff Day in Jefferson. This meeting is held once annually in order for staff to have training on computer updates, as well as any new policies being implemented in the reg…

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A few weeks before my Aunt Easter died, my Dad, Mom and I went to see her and she said she had a dress she wanted to give me. I followed her to her closet and she began piling clothes in my arms. She knew she didn’t have long to live and said she wanted to go ahead and pass on some of her cl…

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. has announced that home heating and water help for the elderly and medically homebound is available for Banks and Jackson county residents.

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The Commerce Public Library has announced that another patron, Sawyer Check, has completed the 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten program. Parents and Grandparents interested in taking part in this program are encouraged to ask at the front desk for information.

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The Jefferson Tree Council and the UGA Jackson County Cooperative Extension Office are currently taking orders for 3 gallon trees. The selection of trees includes a variety of ornamental, flowering trees, shade trees, and native trees. Some varieties may be limited.

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Mom and I sat in the Tanger Outlet Center parking lot on a recent Saturday eating a lobster roll. We went over to Banks Crossing because I read that a food truck offering lobster rolls would be at the outlet center for the Labor Day holiday. I also saw the first 50 Tanger VIP members would g…