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Brenau University has announced that the following local students were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

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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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Mrs. Hancock’s and Mrs. Hicks’ kindergarten students at Banks County Primary School students were ready for their Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, Nov 12.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will host an information meeting for families of children with disabilities on Thursday, Dec. 3. Interested parties can drop in between 9 a.m. and noon at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center located at 437 Old Peachtree Rd. NW, in Suwanee.…

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The Madison County School System has selected its newest class of REACH scholars from the current eighth grade class and the Madison County High School class of 2025: Joshua Black, Shante Norman, Marina Rodriguez and Jack Say. REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program …

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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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Banks County Elementary School third graders named Students of the Month are: (front row) Ethan Baker, Waylon Crawford and Aiden Loudermilk; and (back row) Luke Poole, Amber Gilreath, Annie Murray, Hunter Tory, Addy Kate Williams and Makayla Hunnicut.

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Banks County Elementary School fourth grade Students of the Month are: (front row) Kinsley Crunkleton, Addison Heaps, Edier Alejo-Maravilla and Trevan Gragg; and (back row) Damien McDonald, Nikoli Mansur, Demitris Dorsey, Luke Poole, Bryson Bennett and Jayden Lee.

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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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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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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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Apalachee High School recently recognized its top students and faculty members for the month of October. Pictured, from left to right, are Danna Nichols (Faculty Member of the Month), Korbyn Thompson (Teacher of the Month), Colby Sikes (Student-athlete of the Month) and Anthony Bean (Student…

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Athens Christian School recently celebrated its 44th Homecoming on a cool, October evening. Four seniors and one representative from each underclass were recognized on the football field. The festivities took place during the halftime of the Athens Christian Eagles vs. George Walton Bulldogs…

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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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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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The Hall County School District is set to receive 27 new buses for its transportation department. This is possible primarily because of the community’s approval of general obligation bonds at the June 9 referendum, school leaders said.

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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.