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The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council/Heart & Soul Open Studio and instructor, Maria Turk will host a “Beginning to Flourish” calligraphy workshop on Sat., Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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The Commerce Public Library’s Lego Club was held in October where kids were encouraged to add a fall element to their creations. On Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. (fourth Saturday of each month), kids will be challenged to put their creative spin on Thanksgiving-themed turkeys, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc.…

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The Harold S. Swindle Public Library, Nicholson, will be “Frozen” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4-6 p.m. as the library celebrates the release of the movie “Frozen 2.” There will be a sing-along, prizes, crafting a marshmallow Olaf and a trivia game. No devices will be allowed during the trivia game.

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John Scott, center, economic development vice president for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, outlined industrial, commercial and warehouse projects in the area at the Jefferson Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, Oct. 29. He was honored by having a book in his name placed in the Jeffers…

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William (Bill) and Garol Orr, of Braselton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Alexandria (Ali) Orr, of Dunwoody, to Daniel Sprouse, of Fort Benning. Sprouse is the son of Joseph (Andrew) and Chong-Ye (June) Sprouse, of Indianapolis, Ind.

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Lurking deep in the shadows of the Nicholson Public Library, children of all ages enjoyed the annual Halloween Hullabaloo. Princesses, super heroes, witches, ghosts and goblins gleaned information on safety, and goody bags from the Nicholson Area Fire and Rescue were given away. Prior to Kei…

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Company members of the Commerce School of Dance performed in the 19th annual DanceATHENS dance festival at the Morton Theatre in Athens on Friday, Oct. 25. They performed a baseball-themed dance from "High School Musical." The dancers are: (back, L-R) Diamond Sandt, Alena Lisy, Elizabeth Jus…

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Maysville Public Library held its annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 24. Children came dressed up in their costumes and there was a costume contest, games and rock painting. Children and adults alike enjoyed pizza and other treats.

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The Jackson County Cooperative Extension office is offering Private and Commercial Pesticide Credit hours on Wednesday, November 13, from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 255 Curtis H. Spence Drive, Jefferson.

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Jefferson has rescheduled its Halloween Walk due to predicted inclement weather on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Jefferson.

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Jefferson has rescheduled its Halloween Walk due to predicted inclement weather on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Jefferson.

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The Nicholson public library invites the whole family to come to the library on Thursday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the Halloween Hullabaloo. The magical evening will include the Nicholson Area Fire and Rescue discussing Halloween safety, a craft, games and prizes, goodie bags (provid…

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7 G’s Farm is donating farm-grown Christmas Trees to U.S. troops and military families through Trees for Troops®, a nationwide program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation in conjunction with the National Christmas Tree Association, Georgia Christmas Tree Growers Association, and FedEx.

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American Legion Post 56 members announced at their meeting that Joe Moran had been selected as their Legionnaire of the Legion year 2019/2020. Moran is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and has been a member of the American Legion and Post 56 for nine years. Gene Bennett, post commander…

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Tim Echols, Public service commissioner of Touts Solar Energy, Electric Vehicles, recently spoke at a Jefferson Rotary Club meeting. Echols, (center) Hoschton, a Georgia Public Service commissioner, cited solar panel and electric vehicle advances. Rotarian Ronnie Hopkins (right) introduced E…

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A fall break visit to Washington, D.C., to sing at the National Cathedral was the last trip in five years of chorus for my nephew, Jake Myler. The East Jackson Comprehensive High School Master Chorus, under the direction of Todd Chandler, had already performed on the stage of the prestigious…

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The East Jackson Comprehensive High School Master Chorus spent fall break performing in Washington, D.C., at the National Cathedral, where many historic events have taken place, including the funeral for president Ronald Reagan and where world leaders have gathered to pray.

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Jennifer Logan, right, director of the Jackson County Registration and Voting Office, explained to Jefferson Rotarians last week how new state paper ballot voting machines will function during the 2020 elections. Shown to the left is Rotary president Jon Howell.

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Courtlyn Roberts recently collected food and items to donate to the Humane Society of Jackson County for her birthday. She collected 32 pounds of cat food (two bags), 40 pounds of dog food (two bags), four boxes of Milk-Bones and catnip weighing four pounds each, numerous bowls, cat litter b…

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Additional activities have been added to BooFest on Broad at the Commerce Public Library, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Juggler Ziggy of Z Entertainment will be there as well as a balloon artist, face painter and puppet show. There will be Trunk or Treat at the Pol…

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The James Pittman DAR Chapter located in Jackson County landscaped the Jackson Trail Marker for its service project. The marker was placed by the Sunbury and Atlanta DAR chapters in 1926 and marks the route General Andrew Jackson took in the area. The marker is located at the corner of Highw…

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The Jefferson Drama Dragons will present “Back Cover,” a competitive play written by Emily Hagman on Oct. 14, 15 and 17 at 7 p.m. each night. The cost is $5 at the door at the William Duncan Performing Arts Center located at the Jefferson High School.