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Taste of Banks County was recently held at Banks County Middle School, featuring several different menu items for students and parents to sample.

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Cole Barnes, Bryson Hardy, Kyleigh Norwood, Lauren Woods and Alysa Wright from the Winder-Barrow High School FFA chapter attended the 92nd National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 with FFA advisors Ashley Best and James Hale. Members spent five days lea…

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The Director's Cup is an award the University of Georgia created three years ago to recognize the high school whose first-year students performed the best in their freshman year at UGA. UGA considers those high schools who have 10 or more students in the  first-year class. Winder-Barrow High…

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Ila Elementary School recently recognizes its “Golden Gators” for October. These students were awarded for exemplifying outstanding achievement in the areas of work habits, manners, attitude and citizenship. Pictured (front row, L-R) are Macie Archer, Selah Smith, Case Poole, Brooklyn Patter…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County commemorated Pilot International Care and “Kindness Week” (Nov. 3 – 9) by delivering “Pick-Me-Ups” to special education teachers in the schools. Members donated classroom supplies such as paper towels, wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer that were packaged for …

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The Pilot Club of Madison County commemorated Pilot International Care and “Kindness Week” (Nov. 3 – 9) by delivering “Pick-Me-Ups” to special education teachers in the schools. Members donated classroom supplies such as paper towels, wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer that were packaged for …

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The Pilot Club of Madison County commemorated Pilot International Care and “Kindness Week” (Nov. 3 – 9) by delivering “pick-me-ups” to special education teachers in the schools. Members donated classroom supplies such as paper towels, wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer that were packaged for …

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The Banks County High School FFA Land Evaluation team brought home awards from the Fort Valley state competition. Both teams had a very successful trip with the senior team placing third on the state level and the junior team being named the state champions. The senior team consisted of Laur…

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Commerce schools will present Annie KIDS at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Bill Anderson Performing Arts Center at Commerce High School.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information e-mail Carli Roye at carli.roye@commercecityschools.org.

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Students from the Early Learning Center recently enjoyed “Farm Day” activities put on by Madison County High School Ag Leadership students and teachers, as well as local businesses. Students participated in hands-on learning experiences with farm tools, equipment, plants and animals.

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Falon Bell, a 2016 graduate of Jefferson High School, has been named the 2019 Homecoming Queen at The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Bell is a senior working on a double major in Christian studies and exercise sports science as well as minors in both Spanish and you…

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J.B. Benson, Becky Edington and Holly Springs United Methodist Church made a recent donation to Maysville Elementary School.

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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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The Banks County Board of Education recognized the following Banks County Middle School students on Oct. 21 placing second overall in the Junior Environmental Natural Resources CDE for FFA: (L-R) Ayden Bennett, Luke Johnson and Clayton Brock. Reagen Ferguson was also recognized, but is not p…

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Banks County FFA member Payton Jackson won the Grand Champion Market Doe Award at the 2019 State 4-H & FFA Market Goat Show held in Perry at the Georgia National Fair. The show featured more than 950 animals and was one of several livestock competitions held during the 11-day fair.

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The cast and crew of Madison County High School’s one-act play, Ordinary People, were named the Region 8-AAAA Runner Up. Dayton Gresham was named “Best Actor” in the region and Emma Rozier was named “Best Supporting Actress.” Wyatt Herndon and Madissen Reynolds were named to the “Region All …

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Madison County High School senior Daniel Highfill is the October FFA “senior spotlight.” Highfill has participated in livestock judging, goat showing and marketing plan as well as serving on committees and attending the Washington Leadership Conference. He says his interest began in eighth g…

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“Under the Stars,” a "pageant featuring the exceptional students of Ila Elementary School,” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the school cafeteria.

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Madison County Middle School recently recognized its “Mighty Mustangs” for October. Those honored included (back row, L-R) Chris Wagon, Caleb McCannon, Emory Burrows, Julianna Bost, Meredith Maddox, Zakhari Shiflet, CoCo Qiu, Corbin Mankiewicz, Michael Friess, Braxton Waller, LaChyna Norman,…

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Hannah Parks, second from right, was crowned Winder-Barrow High School's 2019 homecoming queen at halftime of the Bulldoggs' football game against Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 25. Parks is pictured with her father, 2018 homecoming queen Ticia King and WBHS principal Al Darby. 

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The Banks County Board of Education recognized the following Banks County Elementary School students on Oct. 21 for having the highest Accelerated Reading (AR) points for the first nine weeks: (L-R) Olivia Maxwell, third grade; Rider Simpson, fifth grade; Kaden Purcell, third grade; William …

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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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Athens Christian School continued its 50th anniversary celebration with an Alumni Welcome Home dinner, parade of previous queens and culmination of the 2019 Homecoming Court festivities. Five seniors and one representative from each underclass graced the football field on the warm September …

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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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Apalachee Theatre’s first production of the season, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, is opening Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

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Winder-Barrow High School has announced its 2019 homecoming court. A parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and the school's homecoming football game against Gainesville will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Pictured, from left to right, are front row: Bailey Boswell, Torrie Sauls, Shia…

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Comer Lions Club sponsored a vision screening at Ila Elementary School on Oct. 11. Parental permission was given for 54 students to have this screening at the request of school nurse Mitzi Morgan, Lions Club officials said. Following the screening, it was recommended that four of these stude…

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Banks County Primary School recently hosted its Farm Day. Shown here is Anna Roberts’ and Melissa Hicks' kindergarten class enjoying learning about hay farms from Country Tractor Farm Services.