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Athens-Clarke County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE, Inc.) will hold its third annual Survive to Thrive event on Oct. 29. Due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year.

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Christine Howard of Pendergrass, a registered nurse who works on the 5th Floor Medical/Surgical Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, has received St. Mary’s system-wide DAISY Award for nursing excellence.

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Aubrey, 6, and Sophia Shockley, 4, enjoyed a Slush Puppy from The Cotton Candy Man’s booth at Maysville’s Autumn Leaf Festival on Saturday, October 3. Ron McFadden is the booth owner. He sold slushies, cotton candy and candy apples.

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Ron Loudermilk of Rokar Woodcrafts in Flowery Branch sold his unique wooden cabinets at Maysville’s Autumn Leaf Festival. Loudermilk is from Illinois and after retiring he moved to Georgia where he enjoys making his crafts with his wife, Karina, who paints his creations.

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Zoey Chapman, 4, learned to tie balloons at Tallahassee Balloons at Maysville’s Autumn Leaf Festival on Saturday, October 3. Tallahassee Balloons is from Fla.

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Jennifer and her daughter, Ashlynn Robertson, 5, picked out bat earrings for Halloween at Maysville’s Autumn Leaf Festival. Here, they are shown at the “Crazy Who Hair” booth from Madison County.

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The 54th annual Autumn Leaf Festival was held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, in Maysville. The festival featured 75 booths, along with food trucks and fall activities for families. The annual festival drew an estimated crowd of 4,000 to the small town that sits on the Jackson-Banks county li…

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SOUTH CHINA SEA — Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Jerimiah McAdams, from Pendergrass, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), inspects watertight doors during a general quarters drill. John Paul Jones is conducting rout…

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The congregation of Commerce First United Methodist Church donated $3,200 to the Banks -Jackson Community Food Bank. The Rev. Kathy Lamon is shown presenting the check on behalf of the congregation to Patti Bearden, Food Bank manager.

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Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library hosted its semi-annual book sale last week. The event was a success according to event chair, June McRae of Braselton. Pictured are: June McRae, Sheryl Munch and Debbie Walker, all Friends volunteers.

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The Jackson County Community Outreach will host its 22nd annual scholarship fundraiser: A virtual You-tube event on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. The theme this year is "Gateway Inland Port: Northeast Georgia and Jackson County's Link to Growth."

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Southside Church will present Faith and Blue Peace Walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Jackson County Courthouse, located at 5000 Jackson Parkway, Jefferson.

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The Jefferson Woman’s Club met on September 14, 2020, at the Jefferson Civic Center with 23 of 45 members and one guest in attendance, for the first time after meetings were suspended in April due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Children can travel the world without leaving home with Lisa Manzione’s Harry and Bella children’s book series now being featured through the Nicholson Public Library. Bella and Harry are Chihuahuas who explore exciting cities around the world.

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Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. announces home heating help for the elderly and medically homebound for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Uni…

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Steve Adams was a successful businessman at Seydel Companies 20 years ago, and his daughter, a Jefferson High School graduate was a nursing student nearing graduation and ready to start her own career when something happened that would change the course of her career path.

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United Way of Northeast Georgia will host its first-ever virtual golf tournament this October. Organized by the nonprofit’s Oconee County Advisory Council, the month-long 2020 Virtual Golf Tournament offers golfers an opportunity to play any local 18-hole golf course while supporting a local…