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It was a social gathering place for the community. People would come and sit around the black stove in the store and tell stories, some true, some that might not be completely true. People came from all over the surrounding country-side to buy overalls. Many older people in the community rem…

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Due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 virus and the requirements for large gatherings, the Tumbling Waters Society has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Art in the Park.

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I’m writing this column on my birthday. It’s not a birthday that is as exciting as some in the past.

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The Braselton Woman's Club recently presented a check to the Braselton Library. "For almost one hundred years, one focus of the Braselton Woman's Club is to serve our community by promoting education. In this effort, the club has a long history of providing financial support to our local lib…

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Brenda Dalin, program director for Ninth District Opportunity, has announced that Cooling CARES Help is available for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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A Commerce woman who has been sewing since she was in elementary school, and who taught hundreds of area students to sew during her time as a teacher, has put her hobby to good use in recent months making masks for essential workers and high school graduates.

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In support of the Lifesouth, the Banks County Rotary Club, Tanger Outlets Commerce and Chick-fil-A have partnered together to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, to aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Anthony and Michele Wood, Commerce, announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Victoria Wood, to David Rice, son of Charles and Caren Rice, Hartwell.

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A tribute was given to all men and women that died in America’s wars by the American Legion Post 56 Honor Guard and Rifle Team on Memorial Day. The ceremony took place on the morning of May 25, 2020, at the War Memorial Monument located on the grounds of the Old Historic Courthouses in Jeffe…

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The shaded flower bed of Steve and Kim Savage on Woodland Trail was chosen as a May Beauty Spot. It is filled with hostas and rabbit ear with other complimentary plants."

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The Four Seasons Garden Club has chosen the Beauty Spots for the month of May for the Commerce Garden Club Council. Pictured are John and Anita Norris, South Broad Street, Commerce with their raised bed of amaryllis and daylilies.

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Camren Hardy and his family are shown passing by East Jackson Elementary School in the Graduation Parade Thursday evening. EJCHS graduates were honored on the night their graduation ceremony was originally scheduled.

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Bradley Akin (standing left) is shown in the Graduation Parade at is passed by East Jackson Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Former EJES students passed by the school in a parade held in their honor.

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South Jackson Elementary School principal Resa Brooksher is shown giving a goodie bag to East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate Charles Looney.

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Hunter Harrell is shown in the graduation parade Thursday honoring East Jackson Comprehensive High School seniors.

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Jake Varner smiles as he passes by East Jackson Elementary School in the Graduation Parade Thursday afternoon. The parade was held on the evening the high school graduation was supposed to have been held.

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With social distancing guidelines in place, Jefferson High School students were not able to celebrate their traditional senior walk through the halls to greet the younger students, however these guidelines didn’t hold down the seniors’ spirits. The graduates proceeded with a parade around th…

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Rayna Torres was one of the many graduates who participated in the senior parade at Jefferson High School on Thursday, May 21.

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Joshua Rysiew and Alex Parker were just a few of the many graduates that celebrated with a parade at Jefferson High School on Thursday, May 21.

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Jefferson High School senior, Logan Knight, was waving to family and friends as she rolled down the streets around Jefferson to celebrate her graduation in the class of 2020.

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Beatrix Towe and Natalie Statia kept on the lookout for Miranda Statia in Jefferson High School’s senior parade to celebrate and cheer on the graduate during her big day.

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In the midst of a pandemic, seniors had cheerful smiles and bright eyes as they waved to family and friends along the parade route around the schools celebrating their graduation from Jefferson High School.

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Brady Parham and Patrick Sorah are both honor graduates at Jefferson High School. The two celebrated with fellow graduates in the JHS senior parade on Thursday, May 21.

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A parade of young men and women passed by East Jackson Elementary School Thursday evening in a graduation parade as I stood in front snapping photos.

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Cloe Martin is shown in the Graduation Parade at is passed by East Jackson Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Former EJES students passed by the school in a parade held in their honor. The parade started at East Jackson Comprehensive High School and then went to East Jackson Middle School…

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Jonathan Corbin was the grand marshal in Jefferson High School’s graduation parade. He is the son of John Corbin and Brandi Daly. Evan Romines escorted the Corbin family. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the rise, seniors were not able to participate in their traditional senior walk to ce…

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Commerce resident, Miss. Banks County, Molly Willard, collected several bags of dog food and treats to donate to the Jackson County Humane Society. Her goal was to help nine dogs by her 9th Birthday, which was on May 15th. Donations were dropped off on May 18. She is shown with Randy Williams.

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The Commerce Public Library will offer porch pickup beginning on May 18. This will be similar to curbside pickup except that items will be placed on the library porch for walk up pick up.

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Ambulances, law enforcement cars and public safety vehicles paraded through the parking lot of Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce last week with the residents lined up outside to enjoy the view.

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Staff members began excitedly telling the man in the wheelchair that his family members were coming around the corner. The thin man with the red T-shirt held both hands in the air, waving them, and smiling big as the car passed by with those inside waving back at him and shouting hello to him.