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Commerce High School drama students will perform “Into the Woods” in the Region One-Act play competition at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. 

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Fifteen members of the Commerce Middle School and 11 members of the Commerce High School FFA Chapters visited the University of Georgia and attended the FFA Area II Rally on September 5-6.

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The Jackson County 4-H program, Love of Llamas, attended the Heart of Dixie Llama Show held at the beautiful 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. …

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Piedmont Athens Regional announces winners of the centennial-year essay contest. Piedmont Athens Regional kicked off its 100-year anniversary celebrations with a sponsored essay contest for middle school students in the Athens-Clarke County and surrounding communities.

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Sydney Lee, a senior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, entered the Ianuario Bluegrass Festival 2019 Writing Contest and won the string instrument of her choice — a ukulele. She was awarded it at the lanuario Bluegrass Festival on September 21.

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The East Jackson Elementary Schools staff divided into color teams for the pep rally to kick of the "Soaring Among the Stars EJES Fun Run!”

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Mayor of Talmo, Jill Elliott, came on Pajama Day and read "What does it mean to be Kind?" to Susan Satterfield’s and Mary Ludeman's Pre-K class during Georgia Pre-K Week at North Jackson Elementary School.

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The Jefferson City FFA Chapter at Jefferson High School recently held one of its three Pork-Barbeque fundraisers. Students cooked and prepared nearly 150 pieces of meat from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next sale is November 22, right before Thanksgiving. Chloe Padgett, Madison Stegner and Bowman Ho…

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The Commerce High School FFA chapter has named the Commerce Kiwanis Club its “Supporter of the Month” for September. Kiwanis members raised $269 to go toward the FFA’s fall food drive. FFA members Alyssa Foster, Casadi Smith and Haley Brock were presented the check with Kiwanis club members.

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Clifton Shedd and Mike Creech from Woodmen Life Chapter 1395 surprised the Barrow County school system with 48 book-bags filled with snacks for students. They "will quickly be shared with our schools and students in need," Ellen Petree, partner-in-education coordinator, said. 

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Amanda Myler's kindergarten class at East Jackson Elementary School recently learned all about apples. They enjoyed the apple taste test, voting on their favorite apple and making a bar graph to show their data. Zoe Jones is shown working on one of the activities.

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Commerce FFA members, from left, Emily Adler, Carter Culp, Jordan Pritchett and Casadi Smith represented the chapter in the Gwinnett County Fair livestock judging contest Sept. 16. The team placed third in the contest. Carter Culp was the second-high individual. The team will compete at cont…

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The FFA Chapter at Jefferson High School recently held its local Tractor Driving Career Development Event. The contest involves a member maneuvering a tractor around various obstacles and proving their knowledge of Agricultural Mechanics. The chapter had three members that competed locally o…

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Each month, students at East Jackson Comprehensive High School are nominated by their classroom teachers as students of the month. The following students were selected as the August students of the month based on EAGLES: Embracing Academics, Goodness, Leadership, Excellence, and Service. Sho…

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Students of the month at Commerce Middle School are, from left, Kate Pledger, seventh-grade; Arianna Patman, fifth-grade; A.J. Patrick, sixth-grade; and Halina Denton, eighth-grade.

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Gum Springs Elementary School recently announced April Duffey (pictured right) is its 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. "Duffey is a dedicated and passionate fourth grade teacher," school leaders state. "We are proud to have her representing our school." She is pictured with Todd Graichen, principal.

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Linda Dutil, an emergency department nurse from Waterville, Maine, spoke to to Maysville Elementary School fifth graders about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. She is passionate about helping students understand the consequences of poor choices and travels around the United States …

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The Jefferson City FFA chapter at Jefferson High School held its monthly meeting on September 9. Officers started the meeting by having members split into teams centered around a popular television show such as "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Harry Potter." From there, officers led a mini-less…

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Jackson County Farm Bureau hosts “Fun with Farm Bureau” Cub Club at North Jackson Elementary School. Each month, Jackson County Farm Bureau participates in North Jackson Elementary School’s Cub Club. Students are asked to sign up for a club that they are interested in, with topics ranging fr…

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The Commerce High School FFA chapter was named the Area II “Community Service Chapter of the Year” after collecting the most items, totaling in excess of 1,300 pounds. Brynne Culp, left, CHS, accepts the plaque from Peyton Jackson, Area II FFA vice president. The chapter launched a campaign …

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Maysville Elementary School fourth graders enjoyed a SOAR lunch for SOARing behavior. Shown from (left to right) are: Dillon Thompson, Bella Nave, Mia Ramirez, Savannah Clement, Braylee Garrett and Ridge Miller.

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The following seniors have been chosen by their peers for the 2019 East Jackson Comprehensive High School Homecoming Court. A queen will be crowned during half time of the football game on Friday, September 13. Shown are: (L-R) Allie Stamey, Ashlyn Trimble, Hannah Barnett, Avery McClure and …

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Learning to hack into a car, control a robot, program a drone and write computer code are just a few of the activities high school students mastered during the GenCyber Warrior Academy in June at the University of North Georgia. More than 170 national and international students applied for 4…

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Fourth and fifth grade students at Gum Springs Elementary recently had the opportunity to run for student council office. The following individuals were elected by their peers to serve as the officers for the 2019-20 school year: Audrey Hutton, president; Will McMahon, vice-president; Olivia…

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This year Jackson EMC and Jackson County FFA celebrated 50 years of collaboration and mutual support at the Jackson EMC Quality Beef Show held at Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s Livestock Education Facility on Saturday, August 17. FFA members from Jackson, Banks, Hall, Habersham, …

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Jackson County students recently celebrated the beginning of their 4-H year with a “Back to School Bash.” During the school bash Pat Bell and many new 4-H families joined students in a community service project of the month where they sorted ducks for the upcoming “Art in the Park” Duck Dash…

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A Charolais Steer, shown by Bella Chandler, East Jackson Comprehensive High School FFA, won the Grand Champion Steer honor at the Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC for 50 years. Chandler, owner and handler of the champion steer, is a sophomore at EJCHS. Standing with Chandler and t…

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American Pest Control introduced the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship in May 2016.  Morgan McCall, Jackson County Comprehensive High School, was among the scholarship recipients this year.

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The University of North Georgia held commencement exercises for nearly 300 graduates on Aug. 2 at the Convocation Center on UNG's Dahlonega Campus. For summer semester, UNG awarded some 450 degrees and certificates.

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Susan Satterfield’s and Mary Ludeman's Pre-K class at North Jackson Elementary School celebrated National Dog Day by bringing in their favorite stuffed dog. They shared with the class their dogs name and told a story about their dog.

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A High Percent Simmental heifer, shown by Morgan McDaniel, Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA, won the Supreme Champion Heifer honors at the Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC for 50 years. McDaniel, owner and handler of the champion heifer, is a freshman at JCCHS. Standin…