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Over the summer adults in Commerce gathered to “Play Ball!” as the parks and recreation department launched a league for a new sport, Blitzball. The league was created through an initiative of the department to organize recreational activities for those who are still kids at heart.

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Competitive weightlifter R. Garry Glenn, a Jefferson High School alum, returned from a two-year absence to set state and national records at the American Powerlifting Committee (APC) National Championships in Commerce Saturday.

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The champions have been crowned for 2018 at Atlanta Dragway with several local drivers earning titles after successful racing seasons.

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The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department’s basketball registration is now open. Registration for 5-6 year olds is open until Oct. 12. The registration fee is $60. Practices start the week of Oct. 22. Games will run between Nov. 13 and Dec. 15. Register in person at the recreation cen…

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The Commerce Tiger Sharks’ season came to an end last weekend in good fashion as both the boys’ and girls’ teams combined to score 153 points and finish 11th out of 25 teams at the 2018 GRPA Class “B/C” State Swim Meet in Tifton.

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Local wrestling official William Howington has been elected to the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for lifetime service to the sport of wrestling. A long-time coach and educator, who retired from teaching in 2004, Howington has over 40 years in service to wrestling.

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The West Jackson Middle School volleyball team recently closed out a nine-win season which included a runner-up finish in the Winder Area Tournament. The team opened with a three-set victory over Russell Middle School and then downed Hebron Christian in the semifinals after losing in three s…

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Commerce collected nine first-place medals at the Friday-Saturday state meet in Tifton to close its swimming season. The Tiger Sharks finished 10th in the overall standings in the 22-team meet with 200 points. Commerce placed sixth in the women’s standings (118 points) and 13th in the men’s …