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The Jefferson Middle School fishing team was named the first place winner of a local fishing tournament at Lake Chatuge. Eighth grade students, Cole Griggs (left) and Chandler Cain (right), caught four fish that weighed in at 9.45 pounds. The students were named the first place winners of th…

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Abbey Howard, (left) a senior at Jefferson High School, was named the Rotary Student of the Month for November. Howard selected Jerry Rice (right), a social studies teacher at JHS, as her most influential teacher.

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Eighth grade students at Jefferson Middle School studied graphic design by creating custom shoes in Ms. Bowden’s art class. The project was named “Sharpie Your Shoes,” and allowed students to use white shoes as a blank canvas. Pictured are custom shoes design by eighth grade student, Chase Haynes.

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers" for the week of Nov. 16. These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe behaviors." CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant pr…

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Maysville Elementary School students in Courtney West's Pre-K class, Katie Roper's preschool class and Vicki Allen's kindergarten class were recently recognized for their participation in the school fundraiser. Principal Michele Archibald presented the students with their crowns and they wer…

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The Emmanuel College Collegiate Livestock Judging Team competed in the North American Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, November 17. Emily Adler, of Commerce, was among the team members. The team stopped at several farms on the way in preparation for the event. This is the…

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A seasonal tournament of champions, the Elite NE 4-H Trivia Tournament is an opportunity for counties to come together in a fun, relaxed environment and match wits over who knows more about a wide variety of topics. Normally held in person at the campus of North Georgia Technical College in …

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In August, Ashley Payne's class at Maysville Elementary School set its class mission for the year. "The students decided that kindness would be their mission and they set out to put more kindness into the world with everything they do, because they can 'Do small things with big love,'" schoo…

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers" for the week of Nov. 9. These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe behaviors." CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant pri…

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Jefferson Academy students are learning to use robots in Mrs. Whitfield’s Digital Literacy Class. This activity is a part of STEM learning at Jefferson Academy. Shown are: (L-R) Brooke O’Hara, Carrie Cox and Allison Hart.

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Jackson Electric Membership Corporation donated $5,000 to the Jefferson/Jackson County Robotics Program. The donation will go toward competition entry fees, equipment and programming needs of the Robotics Program. This program is home to not only Jefferson City students, but is open to all s…

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Many Georgia farms offer various agritourism activities, such as you-pick strawberry, blueberry and peach experiences, in the spring and summer. Others offer apple picking and corn mazes in the fall. Christmas tree farms welcome guests to select their family trees. The Georgia Farm Bureau Ce…

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers" for the week of Nov. 2. These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe behaviors." CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant pri…

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Jefferson Elementary students celebrated the end of October with festive activities. ​Brier Grainger and Ayden Terrei are shown carving pumpkins in Ms. Marlow’s kindergarten class.

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Jefferson City Schools recognized its Transportation Department throughout the week of Oct. 19 in honor of School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. The JCS Transportation Department has worked countless hours to ensure the health and safety of their students and staff remains a top priority of t…

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Tina Mathis was named the Commerce High School FFA Faculty/Staff Member of the Month for October. "Mrs. Mathis always does a tremendous job promoting FFA events and members on the announcements and via email," FFA leaders state. "She is also an avid supporter of our livestock exhibitors havi…

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Students in Julie Herron’s first grade hybrid class at Maysville Elementary School recently teamed up to achieve a reading goal they set. The group of learners are comprised of students working from home and students working in the classroom. They collaborated and decided to read 100 books i…

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Jackson Electric Membership Corporation was recognized as the Work Based Learning Business Partner of the Year for 2020 at Jefferson Board of Education October's Board of Education meeting. Jackson EMC has provided internship opportunities to Jefferson High School students throughout the yea…

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Suzanne Slaughter was awarded the Positive Partner Award from Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency at October's Board of Education Meeting. Mrs. Slaughter was recognized by Northeast Georgia RESA's Marie Underwood at October's Jefferson City Board of Education meeting. Mrs. …

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The Jefferson City School District recognized principals during National Principal's Month in October. Shown are: (L-R) Christopher Whitworth, Jefferson Academy; Annette Beckwith, Jefferson Elementary; Melanie Sigler, Jefferson Middle; and Brian Moore, Jefferson High. They were recognized fo…

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Maysville Elementary School students, Ashlyn Reeve, Addilyn Reeve and Wednesday Smith, "rock it out " during Red Ribbon Week to show they are committed to being "drug free."

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The Jefferson Middle School Band Program held its first-ever outdoor concert in order to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. JMS Band Director Michael Pace prepared the outdoor event with string lights and a socially distanced space for families to gather with lawn chairs, blankets, etc. The stud…

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The Jefferson Middle School Cross Country team earned the Grand Champions title at the Middle School State Championship meet. The varsity boys were led by Jacob Vacca and Brennan Mills to a fourth place finish. The varsity girls were led by Violet Patton who placed 14th overall. The JMS JV g…

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University of North Georgia student John "Johnny" Phillips, of Maysville, has filmed several projects for class. But Phillips wanted to challenge himself.

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Courtney West's class at Maysville Elementary School recently celebrated Pre-K Week with a special guest reader, assistant principal Rebecca Grogan. "The kids enjoyed it and can't wait for her to come back and read to them again," school leaders said.

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Students of the month were recognized at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Jefferson Rotary Club. Honoring them are Rotarians David Varnedoe, left, chair of the students of the month committee, and Les Crane, far right, club president. Students are, from left, Jake Johnson, East Jackson Comprehensi…

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The Love of Llamas group recently competed in the Heart of Dixie Llama Show (HODLS). The show was held at Willow Tree Farms, located in Ringgold. The Heart of Dixie is a Double ALSA (Alpaca Llama Show Association) point, and Double ILR-SD (International Llama Show Association) point show, as…

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Mrs. Susan Satterfield and Mrs. Mary Ludeman's Pre-k class at North Jackson Elementary School have been celebrating Georgia Pre-K week with different themes each day from the story book "Behind the Little Red Door."

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA member Michael Howard recently competed in the Area 2 FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Leadership Development Event and will advance to the Finals competition on December 8.

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More than 2,000 students were conferred degrees by Georgia State University at the associate's, bachelor's, graduate and professional degree levels during the summer 2020 semester. Locals who earned degrees were:

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Samuel Hall and Abby Tolbert were named Mr. and Miss CHS this year.

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Senior superlatives at Commerce High School are: (front row, L-R) Most Dependable, Gaven Dawley and Joely Lord; Most Talented, Alicyn Lewis and Logan Turpin; Best All Around, Callie Hill and Jakob Frates; (middle row) Most Athletic, Emma Davis and Tyelon Brock; Most Unforgettable, Matthew Ma…

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The Mr. and Miss CHS court includes: (L-R) Kaylee Martin, Brynne Culp, Callie Hill, Abby Tolbert, Samuel Hall, Brandon Martin, Bryson Flint and Jakob Frates.

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The Commerce FFA chapter has announced that Mrs. Heather Huff has been selected as the “Faculty/Staff Member of the Month” for September. Mrs. Huff leads the students of Commerce High through the Teaching as a Profession pathway. To celebrate “National Teach Ag Day,” Mrs. Huff invited Mr. Da…

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Ethan Dalton, a junior at Banks County High School, recently competed at the Georgia Young Farmers and the GCCPA cattle shows in Perry. Ethan was champion 11th Grade Showman and Champion Purebred Simmental Heifer and went on to be 5th overall heifer in the Georgia Young Farmers Show. He was …

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Ivy Tolbert of the Commerce High School FFA chapter won the Area II Virtual FFA Quiz CDE (Career Development Event). This contest tests students knowledge on FFA history, traditions and practices, as well as parliamentary procedure. Ivy will now compete against the other area first and secon…

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Jefferson Elementary School students showed their school spirit for Spirit Wear Day. Shown are: (L-R) Lacie Murdock, Kip Johnson, Holt Sanders, Sam Waterer, Paisley Pierce and Teigan Hardy. Spirit Wear Day usually takes place at JES on the last Friday of each month.

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Jefferson High School cheerleader Brynn was named an All State Cheerleader for 2020-2021. She is a senior at JHS and was recognized as one of the 16 All State Cheerleaders in Classes A-AAAA. She will move on to compete for Cheerleader of the EYar in February.

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Jefferson Middle School students started working in the outdoor classroom to help maintain the outdoor space. These students are a part of the Outdoor Classroom Club with club organizer, founder and teacher, Jennifer McAuley. Shown are: (L-R) Blair Clark, Draven Sammons, Aurelio Xhoga, Jenni…

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Jefferson Academy purchased the Ambient Weather Station, which sits outside the front of the school on a light pole. The weather station is used for fourth grade curriculum, where students can apply hands-on learning to track weather patterns and tends to predict the weekly forecast for the …