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Local high school senior Sarah Moore of Jefferson recently participated in LaGrange College’s Presidential Scholar Weekend competition and earned thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. At the competition, students were judged on their performance in group discussions, written essays and…

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On March 4, nine Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members were certified in First Aid/CPR by school nurse Vickie Ortega. The event was planned by Trinesha Brown, Savannah Wallace and Feyikemi Adeyemi-Bajo for the SkillsUSA American Spirit competition. Certifying students in First Aid/CPR repr…

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In response to Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order and an order closing Georgia's public schools through the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, 10th District Congressman Jody Hice has announced that the 2020 Congressional Art Competition will be an online contest.

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The winners for the Young Georgia Authors Contest from Jefferson High School are: (L-R) David Heard, ninth grade; Courtney Kidd, 11th grade; and Carl Rogers, 12th grade.

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Jefferson Middle School sixth grade students took advantage of live video chat technology to Skype original Tuskegee Airman Franklin Macon, who is now 96-years-old. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, i…

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Jefferson High School student Marlee McMullan (right), 11th grade, won first place in the Northeast Georgia and State Competition Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Mary Graveman (left), 11th grade, earned second place in the District Level Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.

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Jefferson Academy students showcased their winning “Bottle Buddies” projects to the Jefferson Board of Education. This project was an optional history project where students dress a bottle as a historical figure of their choosing. (Team 5A Winners: Sawyer Martin – first place; Caleb Dupree –…

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Jefferson City School System has undergone Distant and Digital Learning in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pictured are Jefferson Elementary School students working on school assignments from home utilizing programs such as Google Classroom.

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Jefferson City School System Foundation Board Member Roy Stowe was recognized at a board of education meeting for 18 years of service as a Foundation Board Member. He is shown with Jefferson City School System Foundation Director Morgan Bailey.

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Madison Adams hanging out with her favorite dog and her hoodie for Banks County High School's Virtual Spirit Week. Wear Your Favorite Hoodie was one of the days during the spirit week.

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On Jan. 23, 32 Apalachee High School students along with advisor Amanda Pugh and work-based learning doordinator Miranda Deaton, attended the SkillsUSA Georgia Region 2 Competitions at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville.

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On Jan. 30, 23 SkillsUSA members at Apalachee High School participated in making “Vision Boards” as a part of the Chapter Excellence program for SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA members came to the meeting for a “pajama party,” which included snacks, movies and music. Community Service Committee chair H…

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Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, which includes Barrow County, announced that he is extending the deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in response to school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Four Madison County FFA members won their respective proficiency categories at the region level, earning a trip to state. Junior Brooke Fleming is the north region winner in swine production, seniors Nick Moss and Chase West are state finalists in agricultural mechanics design and fabricatio…

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School prom has been rescheduled for May 9 from from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Lanier Tech Gainesville campus.

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Banks County 4-H members competed at Northeast District Project Achievement March 6-8 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. 4-H District Project Achievement is a speaking competition where 4-H members must write and perform a 10-12-minute speech on a topic of their choice. Nine 7-12 grade students from …

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The Madison County High School FFA Nursery Landscape team took second at the Area 2 Career Development Event held at Banks County High School Feb. 26. Team members Marcus Thompson, Zandy Gonzalez, Mattie Harris and Cade Thomas identified plants, insects and disorders, took a knowledge test, …

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East Jackson Comprehensive High School student Sarah DeLay placed first at the Literary Meet in Girls Solo. She will advance to the state competition.

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The East Jackson Comprehensive High School students, Camren Hardy, Ethan Fullard, Eddie Vega and Jacob Carrier, were the runners-up in the Men's Quartet competition at the Literary Meet. Fullard also placed third in Boys Solo.

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA members united their passion for students with special needs and their love of animals by organizing the fifth annual petting zoo. The event was held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Livestock Education Facility on the campus of JCCHS as part of FFA we…

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Banks County Elementary School recently held the third Nine Weeks Behavior Reward Party. Students rotated between a Glow Party and a STEM Project. Some of the students recognized for good behavior are shown working on a STEM project.

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Apalachee High School celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 22-29. More than 700,000 members participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels, according to a news release. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and…

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Apalachee High School recently recognized its top students and faculty members for the month of February. Pictured, from left to right, are Mickie Matthews (faculty member of the month), Michele Gerely (teacher of the month), Judah Cannarella (most improved student of the month), Aldo Rivas …

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Pictured are (L-R) Trinity Owensby, Marlo Godfrey, Bella Watson and Seraphina Guess. These students were selected to represent Madison County in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Statewide Sixth Grade Honor Chorus Feb. 27-28 at the Classic Center in Athens.

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Jefferson Middle School recently announced the school-level winners of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. First place winners will advance to the regional competition. JMS young author winners included: sixth grade, Kinsey Wilder, first place, Sophierose Hobbs, second place, and …

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Ila Elementary School recently recognized its Young Georgia Author winners for the 2019-2020 school year. Pictured are Glenn Boykin, fifth grade; Brooklyn Gunnells, third grade; Hollis Williamson, first grade; Gianni DelPiano, kindergarten; Carlee Boughton, fourth grade; and Jackson Arnold, …

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Madison County High School students recently visited the Georgia Renewable Power biomass power plant in Colbert. Plant manager David Groves and plant employees led a tour for environmental science students, who learned about the facility and power generation.

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Danielsville Elementary School recently honored its February "Colts of the Month" students with a certificate and a sign to display in their yard. Students were selected by their homeroom teachers based on their courtesy, cooperation, responsibility, respect and consideration. Students chose…

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Ila Elementary School has announced its “Golden Gators” for February. These students were awarded for exemplifying outstanding achievement in the areas of work habits, manners, attitude and citizenship. Pictured (front row, L-R) are Sadie Herron, Harper Croya, Bentley Pierce, Theodore Green,…

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Amanda Whartman, of Pendergrass, was recently named to the Black Hills State University part-time dean's list for the fall 2019 semester. Whartman is a business administration major.