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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- Five champions crowned at Sept. 18 Summit Series Bracket Races
- BOC looks to lower millage rate
- 5 more deaths reported; case totals going down
- Commerce townhomes get nod; church request withdrawn
- BOC Oks one-year housing moratorium
- Wascher: City 'not immune' to labor shortage
- Women's Day celebration planned at Paradise AME Church
- Singing planned at Stonepath Church
- Jefferson passes moratorium on public use permits after heated debate
- Four more deaths reported in Jackson County
- Community members call for schools to mask, get vaccinated
- Martin withdraws from Jefferson council race
- Walton closes phase one at Liberty Park
- Commerce business burglarized twice in two weeks
- Recent arrests around the county
- Jefferson man treated for accidental gunshot wound
- Man shot in Sept. 11 altercation
- Train strikes car at Arcade RR crossing
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.
Local figures who were a part of Jefferson’s past will tell their stories when the Crawford Long Museum Association and Jefferson Community Theatre partner to present the Haints and Saints historic walking tour Friday and Saturday, October 22 and October 23.
Teens and kids who sign up for a library card at the Jefferson Public Library during September, which is Library Card Sign Up Month, or show staff their library card will get a free lanyard while supplies last.
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 …
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…
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…
Bluegrass music, artisans, 5K race, living history exhibits and lots of food….all this and more will be happening at the 30th annual Art in the Park Festival at Hurricane Shoals Park.
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 …
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…
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.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,102 in grants during its July meeting, including $25,000 to organizations serving Jackson County.
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 email@example.com.
Programs coming up at the Jefferson Public Library in the next few weeks include the Bouncing Baby program and special events for teens.
The UGA Performing Arts Center's 25th anniversary season will run from October through May, and include three dozen performances by some of the world's leading classical, roots music, dance and music theater artists. The Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer discounted tickets to UGA fa…
Commerce Public Library staff participated in the Breastfeeding Awareness Event at the Jackson County Health Department on August 4.
The Nicholson Public Library will have a cakewalk booth in the city's Sept. 4 festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.
The Jefferson Public Library's new hours are Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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…
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.
There will be a Korean Culture program presented at the Commerce Public Library on August 17 at 5 p.m. The presenter will discuss traditional sports and games.
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 …
Area readers completing the Maysville Public Library Summer Reading Program included Willow Tatum, Zoey and Lilly Martin, Tristen Shaffer, Keniel Parker, Ryker Mitchell, J.W. Mitchell, Lilli Knapp, Adalyne Brown, Amelia Brown, Elizabeth and Hannah Lemon, Ellie and Asher Ryals and Garrison an…
This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Nicholson Public Library ended with a splash. Children were able to enjoy a water slide, snow cones, and water provided by the Nicholson Area Fire and Rescue.
Summer readers are asked to stop by the Commerce Public Library this week and pick up their prizes. The deadline for claiming summer reading prizes is Monday, August 2.