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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." 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 principal Kelly Shoemaker …

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Abigail Estabrooke, of Braselton, graduated from Auburn University’s School of Nursing on August 8 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She will be moving to Nashville, Tenn., to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on the adult acute surgery unit with the transplant team.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools will provide meals to digital learners five days a week. Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, meals will be available through the GCPS curbside pick-up program Monday through Friday. (It had been announced previously that meals would be available for pick-up Monday thro…

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Maysville Elementary School counselor Linda Maddox (left) and bus driver Debra Hancox (right) encourage everyone to wear a masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They say, "Wearing is caring."

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Banks County 4-H members Georgia Simmons and Marisa Aguilar attended the Northeast District 4-H Officer training retreat at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, September 12. Both Simmons and Aguilar currently serve as Junior and Senior Board members for Northeast District 4-H. At the training retreat, Si…

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Ally Moore, third grade student at Banks County Elementary School, was presented with a gift basket and plaque from the American Heart Association. Students at Banks County Primary School raised $5,441 in Ally's honor during the Kids Heart Challenge last spring. Ally is the daughter of Nolan…

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." 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 principal Kelly Shoemaker …

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Robin Richards has been selected as the August 2020 Commerce FFA Faculty/Staff Member of the Month. When the FFA needed to switch locations for the August meeting in a hurry, Mr. Richards really stepped up and helped us to change around the gym in order to accommodate our members and our "We…

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The Commerce High School FFA is collecting aluminum can tabs this year to benefit the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The ARMHC annually sells collected tabs to help pay for expenses related to their mission of providing housing and meals to families in need while their child is in …

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Banks County High School cheerleaders tried their luck at teaching the football team how to cheer during their pep rally held at the historic Banks County courthouse.

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Jefferson Elementary School was recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the Georgia Department of Education. The Title I Distinguished School Award is given to schools that are in the top five percent in the state with the highest absolute performance for all students. Pictured left …

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Made possible with donations from Jefferson Middle School parents, JMS students participated in a science lab making homemade ice cream using five ingredients that are typically found at home (ice, salt, milk, sugar, and vanilla). Pictured are JMS students making homemade ice cream with scie…

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Jefferson City School System Bio STEAM Coordinator Liz French visits JES to teach students about wildlife, water usage, and environmental awareness. Kindergarten students focus on identifying the living and nonliving components of the environment, while first graders practice identifying, co…

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On Aug. 8, the Winder-Barrow High School FFA Swine Show Team visited the Jackson County Agricultural Center for the Hawgs Gone Wild Swine Show, hosted by the Madison County Young Farmers. Addie Pierce, Kyleigh Norwood, and Trinity Dismuke all participated in showmanship and class. Kyleigh No…

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For the summer 2020 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded some 500 degrees and certificates. Ceremonies were canceled due to COVID-19, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on the UNG commencement website.

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For the summer 2020 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded some 500 degrees and certificates. Ceremonies were canceled due to COVID-19, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on the UNG commencement website.

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The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia following the summer 2020 semester. Ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on its website.

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Kaleigh Payne, a student at Jefferson Academy, was congratulated by First Lady Melania Trump for her participation in “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” to honor the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Kaleigh is sho…

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Jefferson Academy donated Clorox wipes to Amazon following the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon has generously returned the donation to JA with triple the amount of wipes. JA will use these wipes in classrooms and during the PLUS after school program. JA would like to thank Amazon, Site Leader Geen…

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers." These students were nominated by their teachers for showing respectful, organized, accepting of self and others, responsible and safe (ROARS) behaviors. CMS principal Phillip Powell, assistant principal Kelly Shoemaker and all…

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Saoirse (fifth grade) and Kylee Bergmann (eighth grade) are shown waiting on the bus on the first day of school for Banks County students.

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The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter’s (MOAS) Cat of the Week is Evita. Evita was in foster while she nursed her babies and is now back at the shelter and ready for adoption, shelter officials said. “All of her kittens have been adopted and now it is her turn,” shelter officials said. Evita…

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Through hard work and dedication, Apalachee High School’s FFA Chapter was able to receive the National Gold Emblem Award this past year, becoming one of only 35 chapters in the state of Georgia to receive the honor.