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West Virginia University’s Potomac State College President Jennifer Orlikoff recently announced 194 students who earned a place on the president’s list for fall 2020.

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Shelbie Hill, of Braselton, recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School students were named winners of the annual District Spelling Bee. Sixth grade student, Connor Brewer (right) was named the first place winner of the competition and will go on to compete at the Regional Spelling Bee. Fifth grade student, Kairo Rod…

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Camille Whalen has been named the Commerce High School FFA Faculty/Staff Member of the Month for December 2020. Mrs. Whalen is the Family & Consumer Science teacher at CHS. She has donated her time for multiple FFA activities including proctoring the Wildlife Management, junior Floricult…

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Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Vice President and Dean Matt Lyon has announced Adrienne Dunagan, of Commerce, earned dean's list recognition for the fall 2020 semester.

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William Stilwell, of Hoschton, has been named to the provost's list at Troy University for the fall semester/term 2 of the 2020-21 academic year.

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For the fall 2020 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded more than 1,000 degrees and certificates to graduates. Nearly 600 of those graduates walked across the stage of the Convocation Center Dec. 5-6 in 52 mini-ceremonies created to follow social distancing guidelines and prevent…

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Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall semester were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Jefferson Elementary School shared their Holiday Cheer by showing their kindness to others by collecting canned and dry goods hoping no one in the community goes hungry this holiday season. Shown is kindergarten teacher Jennifer Gooch and her class and students from other grades. The can dri…

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The following area students were named to the fall 2020 dean's list at Berry College. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

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The deans of each of UNG's five colleges — the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Education, the College of Health Sciences & Professions, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, and the College of Science & Mathematics — announced the names of those students who made their…

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In ceremonies held Dec. 3-4 by the University of North Georgia, 26 graduating cadets were awarded commissions as second lieutenants. These in-person ceremonies were spaced out and the number of visitors was limited to adhere to social distancing practices due to COVID-19.

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More than a dozen students were awarded grants from the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) at UNG. The annual mini-grants will fund 10 different research projects in the areas of psychological science, chemistry, biology, anthropology, physics and English.

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​Jefferson Academy students named winners of the 2020 Fire Safety Poster Contest are pictured. Shown are: (from back row) Principal Christopher Whitworth, Ms. Jean Connor, Ms. Lori Gunter, Officer Lawrence Deese, Seth Crowder, Mady O’Mara and Taylor Lambrechts. (Not pictured: Kylie Marriott …

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The Jefferson School System Foundation dedicated a memorial bench to Mrs. Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Leigh, who worked for Bryan High and Jefferson City Schools for a combined 50 years. The bench is located outside Jefferson High School, where Mrs. Leigh worked as a bookkeeper for many years.

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Linda Dutil discusses the dangers of drugs, tobacco, vaping and alcohol at Maysville Elementary School and how they affect one’s body. She also shares many intervention skills with the students. (Such as things to do and how to react if they have a friend who has made poor choices and is in …

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers" for the week of Dec. 7. 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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A new scholarship supported in part by the Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta will relieve some of the financial burden for seven University of North Georgia (UNG) students.

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Mrs. Dana Ward has been selected as the Faculty/Staff Member of the Month for November 2020 at Commerce High School. Mrs. Ward earned this honor as her home room collected the most items for the “Giving Thanks Food Drive." Her group brought in over 120 items themselves. Mrs. Ward is pictured…

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Commerce High School freshman, Dalty Friedman, earned a spot in the Georgia FFA Creed Speaking CDE by placing second in the Area II virtual contest. All public speaking CDEs this year have been conducted via zoom due to the ongoing pandemic. Dalty outlasted over 50 other competitors in in th…

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The Jefferson High School Advanced Drama Class will present "The Monologue Show From Hell" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Performing Arts Center.

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First Baptist Church of Jefferson members went to Jefferson High School to pick up canned goods the high school students gathered for those in need. They donated them to the church food bank for distribution. The effort was spearheaded by Principal Brian Moore and staff.

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA chapter could not hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner and chapter meeting in November due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, FFA members decided to prepare the meal they usually share with each other and donate it to those affected by the pandemic.

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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…