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Chris Hoffman with Horace Mann Insurance recently donated two bicycles to Maysville Elementary School. The bikes were awarded to students who had perfect attendance for the first half of the school year. A drawing was held to choose the two students. The winners were Lillian Letona from Cour…

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The Commerce FFA Alumni will hold its annual chicken mull fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 1. Quarts of chicken mull will be $7 and pick up will be at CHS from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets can be purchased from any alumni member, FFA officer or FFA advisor.

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Following the Seven Mindsets, Amy Farmer’s third grade class learned how “We are all Connected,” by participating in the World Vision Project. The class raised $862 in donations for the World Vision’s gift catalog to help the lives of children and families struggling to survive by providing …

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Jefferson Middle School sixth grade students in Language Arts classes recently held a "Live Wax Museum" which showcased almost 300 different historical and current people. Students read a biography and researched a famous person by using online research databases. Visitors included local vet…

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Timothy “Carter” Culp of Jefferson has been named to the Dean’s List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

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Sheriff Janus Mangum is shown at East Jackson Comprehensive High School collecting donated items (stuffed animals) from the East Jackson family for area children. Shown are: (front row, kneeling) Madelyn Patterson and Kassidy Trogdon; (second row) Chanda Palmer, Sheriff Mangum, Marco Flores …

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Two department of family and children service case managers picked up donated items (hats gloves and socks) from East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Shown are: (L-R) DFCS case manager, Emma Prater, DFCS case manager, Nazyira Holt, Kobie Kilgore and Mo Shahi.

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Commerce High School FFA member, Jordan Pritchett, had a banner day at the Fannin County Young Farmers Holiday Classic Livestock Show. Pritchett was named the Champion Senior Showman and then went on to parade the Reserve Champion Purebred Breeding Ewe. Jordan is pictured with the judge for …

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South Jackson Elementary School held its school Spelling Bee on Friday, Dec. 13. The school winner is fifth grader, Lea D'Angelo (right). The runner-up is fifth grader, Brionna Howell (left).

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Rheagan Wessels of Jefferson, has been named to the Dean’s List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

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The East Jackson Middle School Chorus is shown singing Christmas carols at a recent special breakfast. Parents and members of the community were invited. EJMS chorus director Tracie Heim-Broman is shown accompanying the students on piano. The EJMS Chorus also performed at a Christmas Concert…

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The East Jackson Comprehensive High School chorus is shown performing at the recent Christmas concert. The concert included many classic Christmas songs. Choir director Dr. Todd Chandler is shown to the left.

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The Commerce FFA has announced that 7G’s Tree Farm has been named its December “Supporter of the Month.” Located in Nicholson, just off of Hwy. 441, 7G’s is one of the premiere “Cut Your Own” Christmas tree farms in the state. "Specializing in Leyland Cypress and Fraiser Firs, 7G’s should be…

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Maysville Elementary School fifth grade students in Ashley Childress', Bralee Housworth's and Beverly Burns' classes recently participated in a holiday service-learning project called Go Africa. Students created homemade holiday cards and collected items and made care packages to send to the…

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Jackson Trail Christian School recently received the Superior Chapter FFA Forestry Award from the Georgia National Fair. Included along with the plaque was a check for $500 for having the highest chapter score for tree identification and dendrology notebooks. JTCS FFA members pictured (left …

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Jackson County FFA member Christopher Hays recently competed in the Area II FFA Lawnmower Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event. The event was held on the campus of UGA on Friday, Nov. 22.

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East Jackson Elementary School principal Allyson Pennington and assistant principal Lisa Ellis are shown at the “Stellar STEM Spook-Tacular!” The event featured a “Glow Gallery” with students' glow-in-the-dark art, as well as activities like rocket racing, building UFOs and launching them at…

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Brooks Franklin, a ninth grader at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, was selected as the November FFA member of the month. Franklin is actively involved in his chapter by attending leadership retreats, club meetings and being a competitive member of the livestock show team. He recent…

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Students of the month at Commerce Middle School are, from left, Brihanna Garvin, fifth-grade; Jalen James, sixth-grade; Melanie Lopez-Zamora, seventh-grade; and Bailey Garrison, eighth-grade.

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William Norman of Jefferson, recently competed on the University of North Georgia Ranger Challenge teams that finished first and second at the Spartan Ranger Challenge. Both teams will compete at the Sandhurst International Military Skills Competition in April as UNG tries for a third straig…

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Shown are East Jackson Elementary School fourth and fifth graders who competed in the Spelling Bee. Shown are: (back row) Autumn Haig, Kory Roberts, Brooklyn Latimer, DJ Ferizovic and Jack Saucier, (front row:) Kenli McCarthy, David Kwak and Levi Ethridge. Jack Saucier won the competition an…

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Jackson County FFA member Noel Plunkett recently won the Area II Employment Skills Leadership Development Event. The event was held at Hart County College and Career Academy in Hartwell on Friday, Nov. 15.

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Rep. Tommy Benton recently visited Maysville Elementary School and had lunch with fifth grade student council members. Pictured with Rep. Benton are principal Michele Archibald, Ashlyn Tucker, Anthony Gaither, Emma Gamble, Rhielle Reese and Jennifer Plummer. Rep. Benton is a retired teacher …

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Commerce Middle School students of the month are, from left, Drew Huff, fifth-grade; Mackenzie Monaghan, sixth-grade; Noah Prickett, seventh-grade; and Aiden Jones, eighth-grade.

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These East Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students have a lot to celebrate. They've been working hard and have already learned all 200 sight words. Shown are: Liam Smith, school principal Allyson Pennington, Evan Robinson and Phoebe Daniel. They earned a trip to Chick-fil-A for lunch…