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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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The Madison County High School FFA meats evaluation team recently placed first at the area competition. The team of Garrett Dowell, Mason Wall, Demyus Watts and Chase West will advance to the State contest at UGA in November. Dowell was the high scoring individual in the contest.

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Clayton Berrang of Colbert was recently named to the summer 2019 Dean’s List at Valdosta State University. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being …

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The Banks County FFA land judging CDE took place on Tuesday, Sept., 17, in Braselton. Senior team members are: Laura Davis (who placed first in the area contest), Madison Dacus, Tanner Foster and Susannah Hewell. The junior team consisted of David Adams, Martin Suggs, Matthew Anderson and Gr…

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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 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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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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Barrow County resident Georgia Parris was among five members of Athens Academy’s class of 2020 who were recognized recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their performance on the October 2018 PSAT/NMSQT. Parris and the other four students were named National Merit semif…

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Apalachee High School recently announced its faculty and student award winners for September. Pictured, from left to right, are Lauren McCormick (Faculty Member of the Month), Merya Jones (Teacher of the Month), Cole Drinkard (Student-Athlete of the Month) and Madelyn Goodman (Student of the…

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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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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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Madison County Middle School recently honored its “Mighty Mustangs” for September. Those honored included (front row, L-R) Rey Francois (lying down), Cheyenne Harmon, Katie Dixon, Lindsey Castro, Priscilla Hoang, Lucile Mankiewiz, Zachary Watkins, (middle row) Jaden Hanson, Tyree Bell, Mirac…

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The following Madison County students have been selected as the Class of 2024 “Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen” (REACH Scholars for Madison County). Pictured (L-R) Charlese Howard, Taylor Maxwell, Thaw Htoo and Erika Hull. A signing ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8,

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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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Bethlehem Christian Academy has put an interactive spin on the traditional “curriculum night.” Parents and students came together recently for the annual “Experience BCA,” a hands-on walk through the school day together. From participating in a chapel service, to walking through the day’s sc…

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Mill Creek High School 12th grader, How'Ron Nesbitt has again been named to serve on state school superintendent Richard Woods' student advisory council. This is the second year Nesbitt was selected for this honor.

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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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Banks County Elementary School principal Nancy Bentley is shown with Ayden Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Charli Grace Crabbe, Hayden Grier and Hunter Jordan. Students helped deliver sugar scrubs to all Banks County school employees from Homer Baptist Ladies Auxiliary as appreciation gifts.

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Carrie Deal Wilder, center, with Chris McMichael, superintendent of Barrow County schools, presented a certificate for Barrow's 13,000 students who have received HOPE scholarships, and almost 11,000 pre-K students, who received lottery seats. Present were, from left, Tommy Jennings, presiden…

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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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Banks County Rotary Club members Becky Carlan and Alicia Andrews are shown collecting peanut butter last week at Banks Crossing. The Banks County Rotary Club is accepting donations of peanut butter to benefit the “Food-2-Kids” program. At the collection last week, members collected two full …

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The Banks County High School FFA Chapter attended the Area Two North Region Rally in Covington on Sept. 5 and 6. They participated in events such as: Forest ID, FFA quiz, animal science ID, ag mechanics, and many more events. While at Region Rally, Banks County was recognized as a top 10 cha…

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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.