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The Jefferson Rotary Club honored its “Students of the Month” for October at its recent weekly luncheon at the Jefferson City Clubhouse. Rotarian David Varnedoe, left, chairman of the club’s Students Committee, introduced the students. They were welcomed by club President Jon Howell, right, …

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North Jackson Elementary School Pre-K classes visited Washington Farms. There, they learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin. They also enjoyed a pig race, the petting zoo, the pillow jumping, the corn box and getting to pick their own pumpkin to take home.

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Susan Satterfield's, Mary Ludeman's, Kelly Davidson's, Chelsey Weeks', Katie Roper's andcMichael Lindsey's Pre-K classes learned about fire safety from North Jackson firefighters and Dusty. Pictured are firefighters Greg Carlyle, Ricky Elliott, Brandy Pethel, Dusty the Dragon and the students.

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Jefferson High School will be presenting its 18th annual Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Jefferson High School Arena. The program will be a school-wide assembly. There will be a reception in the Dragon Seminar Room in the Arena following the program for all …

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Emma Lawrence a seventh grade FFA member at Jackson Trail Christian School exhibited the reserve grand champion at the 30th Georgia National Fair. She also placed sixth in her grade showmanship. Her brother Clay showed his steer in first place in weight class. He is a fifth grade student at …

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Jenny Cole was recognized as East Jackson Elementary School’s Support Staff Member of the Year. Staff who nominated Mrs. Cole said she’s the “real boss” at EJES and “always has the answer you need.” Also stating, “We appreciate Mrs. Cole’s efficiency, work ethic, attention to detail, and wha…

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Whitney Wilson’s "Galaxy Minions" at East Jackson Elementary School collected $1,740 during Fall Break to claim the title as top fundraisers. The class, who won a pizza party, are shown.

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Grandparents were recently invited to have breakfast at East Jackson Elementary School in honor of Grandparents Day. Some of those who attended are shown.

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East Jackson Elementary School recently held a "Soaring Among the Stars" Fun Run to raise money for an outdoor learning pavilion. "Thanks to the wonderful volunteers in our EJES Eagle Aides who made this event possible and to the great cheerleaders in our friends and family who were there to…

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Judi Williamson, Pre-K parent engagement specialist for Jackson County, came to read to the South Jackson Elementary School Pre-K classes to help celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week last week.

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Carson Black has won grand champion dendrology notebook for three consecutive years at the Georgia National Fair. Emma Lawrence had the reserve champion notebook after having a blue-ribbon notebook in 2018.

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ILeta Redmond, a representative from Jackson County Food Service, recently brought a Farm to School lesson to Gum Springs Elementary School. Students were given a lesson about the importance of incorporating a rainbow of fruits and veggies into their diet every day. Students also enjoyed a r…

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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 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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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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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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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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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…