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Jackson County considers .25-mill hike By LEANNE AKIN

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A .25-mill increase in the Jackson County millage rate is possible as commissioners contemplate the reality of the financial future as the county’s tax digest has dropped by 18.79 percent since 2009. The impact should the increase be approved would, for example, be a $20 hike in the ad valorem tax bill for a home valued at $200,000. At a called Sept. 12 meeting, County Manager Kevin Poe presented the initial budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014 and Finance Director Logan Propes presented information related to the county’s financial situation. Since 2009, Propes said the county’s digest value had decreased by $457 million. That translates into a property tax loss of $3.7 mil-

lion dollars or 17.06 percent. The majority of those decreases were in real and personal property. Jackson County’s anticipated decline in the 2013 total net digest of $116,527,810 has caused a decrease of approximately $1,040,040 or 5.44 percent in real and personal property taxes from the prior year. In addition, the Local Option Sales Tax revenues have not yet recovered to the amount conservatively budgeted, said Poe, who noted LOST revenues are out of the county’s control. With Jackson County looking at total debt payments for Fiscal Year 2014 of $16,833,303.38, the financial outlook is “red” rather than black – and dipping further into shrinking reserves this year is putting the county below the fund balance recommended at 15 percent to 20 percent. The

county has used reserves to make its budget balance for the past four years, although no reserves were expended in 2011. The projected fund balance for the end of this year is $4.14 million – or 12.66 percent, and Poe said Fiscal Year 2014 bodes worse as another $1.9 million may be needed for the budget to be balanced. At the end of 2014, the fund balance could be at 6 percent. Spending continues to outpace revenues to the point that the county’s credit rating could be adversely impacted without a change in the current reserves policy, Poe said. That prompted commissioners at Monday’s meeting to float the possibility of raising the millage rate by .25. Commission Chairman Tom Crow said if action is not taken they will be “kicking the can down the road and letting someone else deal with it.” He said, “How lucky are we?”

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The county must advertise the five-year tax history and announce a date for the meeting to set the millage rate. An Oct. 9 called meeting is possible since school boards must first vote on their millage rates before the county finalizes the millage rates. Because of the value lost in the tax digest, the county will not be required to hold a series of public hearings. There will be an actual tax decrease because of the drop in the digest’s value. On Monday, Poe presented the promised revised budget proposal on which staff worked to reduce the amount of anticipated reserves needed to less than $2 million. “We have been trying to keep expenses in check and be conservative on the budget,” said Poe.

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Howard named superintendent after interim role By KATIE GRIFFIN

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The Braselton-Hoschton Relay For Life hosted its first event of the new fundraising year – a Masquerade Ball held Friday evening at the Braselton-Stover House. Masked attendees enjoyed an evening which began with a social hour, the start of the silent auction and portrait photography by Tommy Brooks. Jessica Worley, co-chair of the Braselton-Hoschton Relay For Life with Jennifer Kidd who gave closing remarks, provided welcoming remarks and she introduced Todd Sigmon, executive director of oncology services at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Braselton Mayor Bill Orr offered the prayer and Lisa Martin provided musical entertainment during the din-

ner which was served up by volunteers. Using food donated to the American Cancer Society event, One Blue Duck prepared the meal. An assortment of desserts and beverages were provided by supportive local businesses. Jean Beck provided recognitions and introductions and Kelli Banks, a cancer survivor, was the keynote speaker. Chris Jones of the American Cancer Society also provided remarks. A 50-50 raffle was held and Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly conducted the live auction which raised money for Relay For Life. See more scenes captured by Debbie Purvis at ClickThePaper.com

Dr. April Howard was formally announced as the new superintendent of Jackson County Schools at a called Sept. 12 meeting of the Jackson County Board of Education. Everyone clapped and smiled as Dr. Howard was welcomed to her new position. She had been serving in an interim capacity since the resignation of Dr. John Green in May. “I’m sincerely honored and humbled to accept this position in such a wonderful school system,” said Dr. Howard. “She’ll do great, I promise,” said board vice chairman Tim Brooks. The board then brought attention to the agenda where the recommendation to approve a maximum class size waiver for the 2013-2014 school year was approved. Because the state of Georgia continues to experience a

Dr. April Howard downturn in economy, which directly affects the amount of tax dollars brought into the school systems, the Georgia General Assembly was unable to appropriate funds to pay for the current statutory class size. So the Jackson County Board of Education authorizes Dr. Howard to increase the class size maximums to exceed the current requirements as set by the State Board of

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Revision made to system’s policy for nonresidents

Melanie Brittain returns as special education coordinator By KATIE GRIFFIN

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Art in the Park is this weekend By KATIE GRIFFIN

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The 23rd annual Art in the Park will be this weekend, Septe. 21-22 at Hurricane Shoals Park. This year’s new attractions are Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee Historical Association of North Carolina and a Shape Note demonstration. Soap making, chair caning, blacksmith, split oak basket weaving, arrowhead and artifacts, quilting and sewing can be observed in Heritage Village where the Crossroads School was recently dedicated. “This year, we’re trying new things, going for bigger and better,” said

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Becky Perry, who handles publicity. Not many people know the large amount of history that surrounds the park. Long ago, the Creek and Cherokee Indians adopted the ancient Holy Ground (Yamacutah) along the Etoho River (North Oconee River) where they believed the Great Spirit once walked. The shedding of blood, even by hunting, was prohibited. White men found Yamacutah in April, 1784 and returned a year later to establish a small settlement at Hurricane Shoals (Yamtrahoochee) one mile above the Creek Village at Yamacutah. By 1801, the settlement included homesteads, a grist mill, a small iron foundry and the first church and school in Jackson

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County. Hurricane Shoals Park and the Heritage Village are located at the site of that settlement, which was destroyed by the flood of 1840. Through the efforts of many volunteers and the Tumbling Waters Society, the park has been established, the grist mill and amphitheater built, the covered bridge rebuilt and many historic buildings rescued and reconstructed in the Heritage Village. There is no parking fee and no admission fee. Concession stands will be located throughout the park.

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Jackson County Board of Education approved the revision of its policy for nonresident students at its Sept. 9 meeting. The action came in response to the number of requests for transfers being received. East Jackson Comprehensive High School, alone, received 17 nonresident requests the first few weeks of this school year. The voting session was held at Jackson County Comprehensive High School after the west side achievement celebration meeting at which principals of each school gave a short presentation of their achievements last year and so far this year.

The meeting also included the announcement of upcoming retirement of two key employees in the Jackson County School System. Director of Human Resources Kathy Elrod will retire effective Nov. 30 and Finance Director Betty Varnadore will retire effective Oct. 1, 2014. Superintendent Dr. April Howard publicly thanked Elrod and Varnadore for their hard work and years of service to the Jackson County School System. In other personnel action at the meeting, other upcomong retirements were also announced: Ansley Brookshire, Special Ed Paraprofessional at East Jackson

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MILLAGE RATE Continued from 1A

“Staff will continue to check other area of the budget that can be cut down,” said Poe. In a motion by Crow which was seconded by Commissioner Jim Hix, the board agreed that the millage rate could rise by no more than .25 mills but efforts will continue to “find a way not to raise it,” said Crow. Commissioner Chas Hardy said he would support the increase “unless people tell me they want to cut services.” He said citizens have become accustomed to the current level of service, including seeing children playing on the ballfields, having grass cut and getting their roads repaired. In the budget proposal, county employees would again see another nine furlough days. The measure, in place since October of 2009, would save an estimated $536,669 in salaries and benefits. A one-time salary supplement for all full-time county employees is being included in the amount of $100,000 so that employees would get a $200 or $300 supplement. The county’s portion of health insurance premiums remained unchanged, however, again this year employees will have a higher overall deductible and have to pay a slightly increased rate each pay period should there be an increase in premiums during the renewal.

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Continued from 1A Elementary School; Tonya Busbin, Bus Driver; Vicky Evans, Routing Supervisor; and Ashley Miranda, Special Education Paraprofessional at East Jackson Elementary School. “I would publicly like to thank this group of leaders,” said Dr. Howard. Melanie Brittain, who recently retired as Special Education Director, is returning as Special Education Coordinator. Brittain will work part time. The revision of the policy for nonresident students includes the following exceptions: 1. The children of employees of the board of education shall be permitted

In an effort to hold the line on spending, only a few positions are being added in the budget. An investigator and a detention officer would be added in the Sheriff’s Office, a correctional officer would be added at the orrectional Institute and a part-time staffer in both Buildings & Grounds and in Parks & Rec would go to full time. For Superior Court, the expense of a trial court administrator would be shared with Barrow and Banks as would a law clerk for Juvenile Court. The budget does include $100,000 in the budget for the Upper Oconee Basin Waste Authority lawsuit. While previously no funds were budgeted, the expenses to date of the ongoing litigation have surpassed $500,000. Included in the Correctional Institute budget is an increase of $90,000 to purchase a new chiller and water heater. The former I.W. Davis facility is being leased from the state but a meeting is being scheduled with Gov. Nathan Deal to discuss that lease. At the Sept. 12 session, Commissioner Bruce Yates questioned the efficiency of the facility. Equipment purchases in the budget include one vehicle for Parks & Recreation at a cost of $30,000, a vehicle for Animal Control for $30,000, two mowers for the Correctional Institute at a cost of $8,500 each and a new washing machine at a cost of $20,000. Ten cruisers for the Sheriff’s Office are also in the budget. The board voted to appoint Linda Foster, director of Jackson County Family Connection, to serve a term on the Geor-

to enroll as long as a parent remains employed by the school district. Employees living outside the district or attendance zone, whose positions are eliminated due to a reduction in force, may keep their children in their current school until completion of that school but must provide transportation. 2. A student who is a resident of Jackson County and whose parents move from the school district, or from one Jackson County attendance zone to another, shall be permitted to complete that school year. If the student is in the 11th grade and the custodial parent moves from the district, the student will be permitted to complete the 12th grade if the student desires. 3. A parent who has entered into a contract for

gia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities representing Region 2. The term will expire on June 30, 2016. In citizen comments, Tom Bessmer, a spokesman for some residents of Traditions of Braselton at a previous meeting, asked for an update on the efforts to address concerns – some of which arose when the possibility of a special tax district was floated as a means of correcting road conditions and erosion matters which find some of the subdivision’s pods as nonconforming. Bessmer said it had been indicated that work would be done to make changes in the county’s Unified Development Code (UDC) that would allow permits to be issued to replace a structure damaged or destroyed in the event of a natural disaster. Commissioner Bruce Yates, who was unable to attend the commission meeting due to the illness of a family member, had been in correspondence with Bessmer, Poe noted. Poe said language is being drafted and will go to the planning commission and then to the county commission. Bessmer said there is a “credibility gap” related to “what actually happened and what we are being told” related to the handling of the expired sureties which were apparently shredded. It had been previously noted that auditors had advised the expired sureties be disposed of but Bessmer said addressing sureties would not have been part of the auditing firm’s job.

the purchase of a home in the Jackson County school district or has obtained a building permit to construct a home within the district may enroll his/her child in a Jackson County school provided the parent certifies to the district the parent intends to move in the district as soon as the purchase of the home has been consummated or the residence has been constructed. 4. Students residing in other school districts who are receiving special education and assigned by a shared services agreement to the Jackson County Schools. 5. Transportation for nonresident students will be the responsibility of the parents or legal guardians. 6. Nonresident students may be removed from the school system for any of the

following reasons: unacceptable behavior, unacceptable attendance, lack of effort or poor academic performance, falsification, misrepresentation or any attempt to circumvent Board policy. Also at the meeting, building projects updates approved include the 2015 Capital Outlay Plan and the spending of $25,000 to buy two new servers, which are desperately needed. The board also approved the recommendation that they work with the Nicholson Water Authority and Jackson County Board of Commissioners in the removal of the house structure on the EJCHS campus. For more information about the Jackson County School System, visit the website at www.jackson.k12. ga.us

By SARAH MUELLER

New details emerged Monday about a Gainesville man’s recent operation of a home for mentally ill patients discharged from clinics such as Laurelwood Hospital at the Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville. Reveckeyo Anwaan Hill’s facility in Jackson County was closed last week after local law enforcement officers and state agencies searched the facility, located in a residential subdivision off Highway 124, that moved from Hall County just days earlier. Computers and bank records were seized during the search and Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators are continuing to review the materials to determine if charges are forthcoming. Gainesville resident Hill, 29, has denied the facility was a personal care home. He said it was a ministry and didn’t require licensing. A call for comment on Monday was not returned. Hill says he was a pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Summit Street in Gainesville, but Clarence Thrower, the head pastor, denied Hill was ever a pastor or a member of the church

Continued from 1A This weekend’s events at the park include a 5K at 8:30 a.m., Spirit of the River Miniature Golf Course, Pethel Cabin cooking Richard’s Critters (fried cornbread, tenderloin and sausage),Arts and Crafts in Heritage Village, Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival, Crystal River Bluegrass Gospel Band, the Kids Zone on the Maysville side of the park and the Duck Race, which is the grand finale,

will be Sunday at 5 p.m. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the park. Perry thanks this year’s sponsors, Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Jackson EMC, WJJC 1270 AM, Mainstreet Newspapers, Community Bank & Trust, BMK Duck Dash and Howington Feed & Supply. The local sponsors play a huge role in keeping this event going every year. Visit www.hurricaneshoalspark.org/artinthepark or call Becky Perry at 706-335-6723 for more information.

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Education Rule 160-5-1-08 by one to five students in the following classes: Grades K-12 in Regular Education, English Language Learners, students in Gifted, Early Intervention Program, Remedial Education Program, students in Vocational, Alternative Education Program and Special Education Classes. Also on the agenda was the recommendation to the board to approve a Standards Based Report Card Waiver for the 2013-2014 school year. Over the past eight years, the Jackson County School System has researched, piloted and implemented standards based assessment and reporting to coincide with the effective implantation of the Georgia Performance Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). Parents, students, teachers, school and district leaders have been a part of this process. As a result, Jackson County Schools would like to fully implement Standards Based Report Cards in kindergarten through fifth grade. Assessment aligned to standards focused on the promotion of student learning has been a catalyst for parents, students and teachers to focus more on learning and growing and less on evaluation. In place of the number grades, Jackson County Schools wishes to assess standards using performance indicators. Student progress will be reported in the form of the letters DNM- Does Not Meet, IP- In Progress, MMeets Standards, E- Exceeds Standards. Students who have demonstrated growth but are still not meeting standards based on locally developed common assessments will be promoted if they meet standards on the Criterion Reference Competency Test.

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leadership there. He said Hill and his wife had attended services there and had occasionally brought people by for visits or services. What he does is his business, Thrower said. “There is only one pastor at St. Paul and that is me,” Thrower said. “He is not a pastor here.” Hill said he was ordained in 2008, but declined to say where. The home at 148 Terrell Lane in Jefferson was not licensed by state and local government did not have any application for a variance to zoning regulations. The state is investigating a possible unlicensed personal home care facility. If the Georgia Department of Community Health determines Hill was operating an unlicensed personal care home, he could face civil or criminal penalties. The facility came to light on Sept. 9 when Hill contaacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office about a runaway female patient. A deputy tracked down the female patient walking up Ga. 124. The deputy and the patient returned to the house, the incident report said. The woman told deputies of mistreatment of females.

While at the facility, deputies were alerted to circumstances which prompted them to request the matter be turned over to investigators. The incident report said Hill said the location was a treatment facility with patients from Laurelwood Hospital. Melissa Tymchuk, director of public relations and marketing for Northeast Georgia Health System, said the hospital had presented Hill’s New Walk Ministries home as an option to discharged patients, but no longer did. “We are no longer using New Walk Ministries as a discharge option,” Tymchuk said. “Our staff helps patients to assure they have to assure they have living arrangements/options at the time they are discharged. These options include, but are not limited to: shelters, ministries, residential programs, and personal care homes. Patients choose the option best for them based on their needs and available resources.” When Jackson County deputies talked to another female patient who had bruises on her body and a knot on her head. She asserted she had

been handcuffed and thrown to the ground. Hill said she was bipolar and caused a lot of problems at the home and had to be restrained. Hill is currently under house arrest after pleading guilty to forgery in the first degree last month. Court records said he submitted false paperwork on a car he was financing. He was sentenced in August to six years in prison, required to serve 60 days in jail and stay on probation for about five years and 10 months. He was also convicted in 2004 for impersonating a police officer. Hill indicated his ministry is being targeted because he is an African-American. See more law enforcement reports on Page 7A and at ClickThePaper.com

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$99,000 grant awarded to West Jackson Fire Department to replace breathing apparatus

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West Jackson Fire Department Chief Ben Stephens holds one of the older self-contained breathing tanks as Firefighter Shannon Martin holds the lighter and state-of-the-art replacement models purchased with the grant dollars.

David Edge named WJFD Firefighter of the Year

The West Jackson Fire Department has received a federal grant in the amount of $99,000 for the purchase of 19 new selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant award is made possible through the federal program Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The WJFD submitted the request in June of 2012 with a host of other fire departments nationwide competing for $320 million in funds allocated for the grant. Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFC) provide financial assistance directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations to enhance their capabilities with respect to fire and tire-related hazards. The gear is lighter and more updated with safety of firefighters in mind. “The primary goal of these grants is to help fire departments and nonaftiliated EMS organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response needs,” says West Jackson Fire Chief Ben Stephens. “This grant has allowed the department to complete the transition to the newer and more efficient SCBA’s as well as enhance the interoperability

between the neighboring fire departments that we frequently work with. “This is a tremendous opportunitv for us,” said Stephens. “Currently, 74 percent of our budget is consumed with payroll costs which are in line with me national average for the fire service, thus leaving a relatively modest amount available for a purchase of this magnitude.” Stephens added that without this grant it would have taken as long as seven years to complete this changeover. He also added that the grant will allow the department to earmark monies for other items such as staffing, equipment and future station construction. The West Jackson Fire District has purchased property for a second location which will help address some of the longer response times experienced due to traffic congestion on Highway 53. Some area property owners have been negatively impacted by rising insurance premiums as insurance companies look at road mile distances from fire stations. An estimated $30,000 to begin work on the construction of the second station is anticipated to be included in the next year’s budget.

Honored at Hero’s Ball The third annual Hero’s Ball recognized three members of the local public safety community, and honored as the West Jackson Fire Department Firefighter of the Year was David Edge. Making the announcement of Edge’s honor was Deputy Chief Bill McElvery, who nominated Edge. “David Edge has been with the West Jackson Fire Department for nine years. He is an outstanding FAO/ fire truck driver,” said McElvery. “He is a hard worker and is also finishing EMT school while working.” Edge is a Braselton resident who became a grandfather for the first time just a few days before the Hero’s Ball. Edge currently serves as the driver on Engine 1, C

Shift. The Hero’s Ball was held Aug. 23, at the Braselton-Stover House and also honored an Officer of the Year from both the Braselton Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The event benefitted Operation One Voice, an organization that benefits families of wounded and fallen soldiers.

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OBITUARIES Hobart Ray Chastain

Died Sept. 10, 2013 Hobart Ray Chastain, 81, of Winder, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. A son of the late Cleon Harold and Mary Elizabeth Brown Chastain, he enjoyed spending time “tinkering” with different things, going to yard sales and spending time with his animals. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Charles Aley of Vancouver, Wash.; grandsons, Jonathan Reeves of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joshua Reeves of Monrovia, Ind.; great-granddaughters, Viola Isabella Reeves and Olivia Marie Reeves of Monrovia, Ind.; brothers, Dennis Chastain and Tommy Chastain, both of Salem, Ind.; sister, Luann Hamilton of Salem, Ind.; stepsons, Barry Herrington of Henderson, Nev., and Garnett Ray Herrington of Vancouver, Wash.; exwife, Marilou Chastain of Winder; and former wife, Ozella Arthur of Vancouver, Wash. Funeral services will be held in Salem, Ind. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Pete Doster

Died Sept. 12, 2013 J.H. “Pete” Doster Jr., 82, Jefferson, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Born in Hall County, he was a son of the late J.H. Doster Sr., and the late Pauline Gilbert Doster. Mr. Doster was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War; he received a Purple Heart and numerous other medals of honor. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Doster taught music to many in the area for more than 51 years. Mr. Doster retired with many years of service as a supervisor at Mitsubishi Electronics. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris Tolbert Doster; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept.15, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Interment followed in Woodbine Cemetery with full military honors. Survivors include his daughter, Marie Doster Parks of Jefferson; granddaughter, Tonya Parks Klitzsch of Hilton Head, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Amber, Taylor and Colton Klitzsch; brother, Jim Doster of High Falls; and a number of other relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Danny Robert Glenn

Died Sept. 16, 2013 Danny Robert Glenn, 67, Jefferson, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Born in Jefferson, he was a a son of the late W.R. Glenn and the late Frances Wilkes Glenn. He was a veteran having served in the United States Marines Corps. He retired from the State of Georgia in the Probation Division after many years of service. Mr. Glenn was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gilmer Glenn; sister, Lori Jo Glenn; and father-in-law, Dub Davis. Survivors include his wife, Gwen Davis Glenn; son, Toby Ryan Glenn of Jefferson; brother and sister-in-law, R. Garry and Jill Glenn of Oakwood; brother-in-law, Ronnie and Cathy Davis Oakwood; mother-in-law, Betty Davis of Jefferson; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Ray and the Rev. G. Richard Hoard officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Morgan Glenn, Jeff Glenn, Darren Glenn, Sid Glenn, Ryan Davis, Hunter Glenn and Taylor Glenn honored as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Gaynell Hinesley

Died Sept. 11, 2013 Gaynell Hinesley, 89, of Winder, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. During her life, she enjoyed flower gardening, working on the farm and spending time outdoors. She was fond of animals, especially dogs, and watching classic television. She loved to read. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Theron Hinesley and Emma Florence Smith Hinesley. Survivors include her sister, Linnie Thomas of Winder; nephew, Gary Hinesley; nieces, Brenda Bass, Jan Councill, Diane Fleeman, Cynthia Gatt, Jean Barnes and Mariah Strasser; and a host of great-nieces and –nephews. A funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Corinth United Methodist Church with Pastor David Staton officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Contributions may be made to Corinth United Methodist Church, 689 Corinth Church Road, Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

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79, of Flowery Branch, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Wilson officiated. Born on Dec. 3, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Edna and Maurice Reeve in Lowestoft, England. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed painting and loved gardening. Proud of her English heritage, she celebrated daily with 4 o’clock Tea. She attended Zion Hill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by son, Douglas Johnson, twin brother to David; daughter-in-law, Barbara Painter Johnson, wife to Jim; and sister, Doreen Burt. Joyce is the strongest soul we knew and she will be greatly missed and always remembered. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, James Doyle Kay; son, Jim Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Tricia Johnson of Flowery Branch and David and Samantha Johnson of Sandy Springs; grandchildren, Kyle, Rachael, Michael and Rebecca; faithful and loving dog, Jake; brother, Maurice Reeve of Lowestoft, England; sister, Shirley Blowers of South Hampton, England; cousin, Anne Pearson of Lowestoft, England; several nieces and nephews; and other cousins. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501, (770) 297-1176 or www.cancer.org. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Brenda H. Kinnard

Died Sept. 10, 2013 Mrs. Brenda H. Kinnard, 66, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Born in Decatur, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Phillip Eugene Hill and the late Merle Gamble Mills. Mrs. Kinnard retired from Home Depot as a district auditor, with more than 23 years of service. Survivors include her husband, David Kinnard; daughters, Lisa Hartley Freeman of Danielsville and Christy Kinnard of Palm Bay, Fla.; son, Lee Hartley of Buford; stepfather, Jimmy L. Mills of Norcross; sisters, Martha Honea of Murphy, N.C., Joann Carnes of Gainesville and

Robin Hudson of Winder; brother, John Hill of Duluth; grandsons, Tyler Haga, Zachary Hartley, Cameron Haga, Brayden Hartley, Matthew Haga and Eli Hartley; and a number of other relatives. A celebration of life service was held Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Talley officiating. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Nanny Pearl McBryayer

Died Sept. 16, 2013 Mrs. Alice “Nanny Pearl” McBrayer, 77, of Braselton, died Monday, Sept.16, 2013. Born in Ellijay, she was a daughter of the late John Northcutt and the late Eva Mae McAllister Northcutt. She retired from Crystal Farms as a candler with many years of service. Mrs. McBrayer was a member of New Beginnings Outreach. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver McBrayer; and a grandson, Jeremy Wardlaw. Survivors include her children, Melinda (Jerry) Wardlaw of Nicholson, Debby (Tim) Cantrell of Commerce, Shirley (David) Cantrell of Braselton and David McBrayer of Athens; stepchildren, Don McBrayer of Jefferson and Shelia Moore of Lawrenceville; sisters, Frances McClesky, Mary Pruitt, Christine McPherson and Barbara Ledbetter, all of Cumming, and Dolly Thornton of Lincolnton; brother, Bill Northcutt of Ball Ground; sister-in-law, Genvea Northcutt of Cumming; grandchildren, Crystal Sears, Joshua Wardlaw, Andrew Mauldin, Niki Vincoli, Jason Rutledge, Tina Kyte, Kelly Green, Kevin Rutledge, Robin Rutledge, Kirstie McBrayer, Donald McBrayer, Eric Moore and Stephanie Corley; 16 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Sept. 20, 2013, at New Beginnings Outreach with the Rev. Wayne Norris and the Rev. Truman Humphries. Interment will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.18, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings Outreach, 79 Dickson Drive, Jefferson, GA 30549. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Linda Lou Hampton Magnes

Sept. 12, 2013 Mrs. Linda Lou Hampton Magnes, 73, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Born in Morganton, she was a daughter of the late George Spurgeon Hampton and the late Evelyn McDaris Hampton. A homemaker, she was also preceded in death by her son, Charles Cole. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Magnes; daughter, Kay Cole Yarbrough of Snellville; daughter-in-law, Sara Lynn Cole of Pine Lake; sisters and brother-in-law, Joan Hampton of Jefferson and Sue and Robert M. Mittenzwei of The Villages, Fla. A celebration of life service will be held in Morganton at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Nicolas Henri Mathé

Died Sept. 11, 2013 Mr. Nicolas Henri Mathé, 40, of Flowery Branch, died at home on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Father Eric Hill and Deacon Nicholas Johnson officiated. Survivors include his wife, Lily; daughter, Emilie; mother and father, Roseline and Bernard Mathé of Beijing, China; sister and brother-in-law, Ewy Mathé and Greg Bray of Silver Springs, Md.; niece, Emma, and nephew, Lucas; motherin-law and father-in-law, Violetta and Frank Puletti of Woodstock; a large extended family; and a wonderful circle of friends. Born in Niort, France, on Dec. 28, 1972, he was passionate about flying from a young age and realized that dream by becoming a pilot. He flew for several companies, including Georgia Jet/ Critical Care Med Flight and Flight Options. He loved adventurous travel with his “two girls.” He was an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church including CRHP, Men’s Club and Knights of Columbus. He was also an avid Words with Friends player and champion. Nick had a true love for life and will be missed by all who knew him. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (901-495-3300) or www. stjude.org. Memorial Park South

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Edward Kellers Mitchell III

Died Sept. 15, 2013 Edward Kellers Mitchell III, 62, of Winder, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. During his life, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and also worked for the Barrow County Recreation Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Kellers Mitchell II and Alma Taylor Mitchell; and sister, Susan Taylor Mitchell. Survivors include his brother, Mark (Kathy) Mitchell of River Ridge, La.; and sister, Kathy (Bob) Ballard of Newport News, Va. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, with the Rev. Donnie Pennington officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Crusaders, P.O. Box 7911, Metairie, LA 70010. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Johnny Morgan

Died Sept. 9, 2013 Johnny Morgan, 18, of Jefferson, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. He was a member of Pond Fork Baptist Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Johnny attended Athens Christian School. His plans were to attend Athens Tech for Business Management and Automotive Technology. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Edith Morgan. Survivors include his parents, Bob and Melinda Morgan; brothers, Joey Morgan and Austin Morgan; sisters, Amanda Morgan and Shannon Baker (Kanell) of Calif.; grandparents, Robert Morgan Sr., of Ohio and L. B. and Paralee Perry of Jefferson; and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Pond Fork Baptist Church in Pendergrass with the Rev. Johnny Knight officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Chris Simpson, Mike Dowd, Blake Lewallen, Chris Lewallen, Austin Stockton, Dakota Stockton, Wuenceslaa Denova and Steven Zeigler as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Egleston Children’s Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

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Local giant’s huge legacy will live on In recent days, Hall County said goodbye to the last of the lions who ushered the region into the modern era. Loyd Strickland never sought recognition for his work, but the evidence of it will be important for generations to come. Perhaps the greatest of these is Interstate 985, the highway connecting Hall County and a large corridor of Northeast Georgia to the world. In the late 1950s, Gov. Ernest Vandiver was presented with a map containing two routes for the proposed interstate highway connecting Atlanta with Greenville, S.C., and up the East Coast. One route took the highway through Athens, the other through Gainesville. Neither went through Vandiver’s hometown of Lavonia. As the story goes, Vandiver suggested a third route, which bypassed both of the regional centers. Many old-timers refer to the turn of I-85 where it intersects with I-985 as the “Vandiver curve.” Strickland, a confidante of Carl Sanders, Vandiver’s successor, secured a commitment from Sanders to build the already plotted highway to Gainesville. As a member of the state highway board, Strickland saw it to fruition. A half-century later, the dream of a controlled access highway to Athens is still something hoped for. You might not think about it when you’re driving to work, shopping or other events, but we owe a tip of our collective hats to Loyd Strickland. He was also a key player in the establishment of what was known as Gainesville Junior College, now a major campus of the University of North Georgia. Along with the late James Mathis and Bubba Dunlap, they made sure young people in the area would have an entry point for secondary education. Ditto for Lanier Tech-

Harris Blackwood nical College. But Strickland’s work was not just in the public arena. It was said at his funeral that Eagle Ranch, the worldclass home for boys and girls, would not have happened without Strickland. He also sold large parcels of land for what would become Chateau Elan. Strickland was a quiet man with a deep Christian faith. He was a tee-totaling Presbyterian who was instrumental in the building of Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church and for mission causes around the world. His beautiful estate with azalea-lined pathways was once described to me as a “little Callaway Gardens.” I can still remember driving through it 25 years ago and feeling in awe. In business, he took a small egg company and built into one of the largest in the Southeast. In the egg business, he put Chestnut Mountain on the map. Sadly, as he reached the twilight of his life, doctor’s discovered he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. I only saw him once in public during that time and it was sad to see this vibrant man reduced to a shell of his former self. There will be no more like him and the other visionaries who transformed a largely rural area into a strong regional center for commerce, healthcare and education. While we will have leaders, the era of those who brought about epic change is gone. Fortunately for us, their work lives on. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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If you use ‘dear,’ bless your heart She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don’t understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain. “The thing about you Southern women,” she began as I shifted from one foot to another and instinctively crossed my arms defensively. Whenever someone says “you Southern women,” it is not going to be a hymn of praise. “You think you can say anything you want about anyone, then excuse it all with ‘bless her heart.’” Exception taken. First of all, as I explained to her, if I have something uncomplimentary to say, it is based in fact not opinion. And, normally, it will have something to do with an unkind or unethical something done to me or one of mine. Especially one of mine. I’m serious about protecting those I love. Secondly, as I told her pointedly, if I have said such a thing, I see no reason at all to be blessing anyone’s heart. I do use the phrase, but

Ronda Rich when you hear it from me, it will be with sincerity and compassion not sarcasm. I hear of someone whose cup is running over with problems and aggravations so I’ll say, “Bless her heart. Is there anything we can do?” Now, like any self-respecting Southern woman, I do keep a judicious eye on good grooming but should I choose to comment about it, it will be in the form of a question such as, “My goodness, it looks like she would have run a comb through her hair before she left this morning, doesn’t it?” At least I’m not like Mama who used to say, “Do you think she has any idea just how bad she looks?” Of course, in the past couple of years as soon as I say something about uncombed hair, Jesus speaks to me and says, “Let’s just hope no one stops by your

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really been put in my place. I could just hear the condescension in her tone. Once, a young woman forcefully refuted a logistic I had given her. “That is not correct,” she said rather hatefully. Since it was my schedule and my flight, I knew for a fact that it was. I was nice the first two or three times I defended it but when she persisted, I said, “Yes, dear, it is.” I heard the edge in “dear” when I said it and knew I had crossed a line. One I had never crossed before. Someone who heard me say it later asked, “Did you really call her ‘dear?’” As though I had spoken a cuss word. Dazed by my own mouth, I nodded. But something felt good about it. I had gotten my point across because she finally fell silent. And I had pretended to be sweet about it. Bless my heart. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of several books, including “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at www.rondarich.com. Her column appears weekly.

Coconuts are more risky than sharks I tend not to worry. My wife does, occasionally. I usually counter her concerns by saying, “What are the odds of... (insert potentially dangerous activity)?” Then, I follow by making up the odds. “Oh, let the kids play with fireworks, honey. What are the odds they’ll get hurt?” Actually, it’s 1 in 19,556, which is less dangerous than playing with a chain saw (1 in 4,464) but more dangerous than swimming with alligators (1 in 53,000 chance of being bit). By the way, I was way, way off with my figures on all three of the above. The odds I quoted were: Getting injured by playing with fireworks: 1 in a million. Odds of getting hurt by playing with a chain saw: None whatsoever. And odds of getting bit by an alligator: 1 in a gazillion. So, in the interests of utilizing accurate odds for these instances, I did some research and found the actual chances for catastro-

Len Robbins phe/accident, for usage by myself, and you, the curious reader, in our everyday reckoning. So, the chance of you: Being struck by lightning: 1 in 576,000 Getting away with murder: 1 in 2 Winning an Olympic gold medal: 1 in 662,000 Getting hemorrhoids: 1 in 25 Dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300 million Dying from a falling coconut: 1 in 250 million Dying from a dog attack: 1 in 700,000 Dying from falling down: 1 in 246 Winning the Mega Millions lottery: 1 in 135,145,920 Having your identity sto-

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house and see how you look on a busy day.” I do have a conscience. But I’ll tell you what is much more deadly and more cleverly used by Southern women than “bless her heart.” It’s “dear.” Oh my goodness, that word can bring anyone to their knees. It is endlessly sniping. Now listen up: Southern women use “sugah,” “honey,” “darlin’” and “baby” as their primary sweet words of endearment to both those we love and those we only know. “Dear” is generally reserved for the clever put down. A woman in Memphis wrote to correct me on the spelling of a town’s name that I had used in my weekly newsletter. Now, we all know that Memphis women are among the best Southern women. They know their black-eyed peas and collards when it comes to Southernism. She corrected me, spelling the name in capital letters leaving out an extra “r” I had put in. Then she wrote, “It only has one ‘r,’ dear.” That’s when I knew I had

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len: 1 in 200. Hitting a hole-in-one in golf (if you’re an amateur): 1 in 5,000 Hitting a hole-in-one in golf (if you’re a professional): 1 in 2,500 Being a victim of a serious crime in your lifetime: 1 in 20 Being injured while mowing your lawn: 1 in 3,623 Dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319 Dying from heart disease: 1 in 3 Becoming president of the United States: 1 in 10 million Dying from parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10 million Getting divorced: 1 in 3 Living to be 100 years old: 1 in 50 Dying from a bicycling accident: 1 in 140,845 Dying from a football injury: 1 in 1.85 million Dying from jogging: 1 in 1 million Dying from skiing: 1 in 1.4 million Dying from a hunting ac-

cident: 1 in 68,000 Getting injured while shaving: 1 in 6,585 Dying from an alligator attack: 1 in 12 million Getting colon cancer: 1 in 20 Being audited by the IRS: 1 in 175 Becoming a professional athlete: 1 in 22,000 Bowling a 300 game: 1 in 11,500 Getting the flu this year: 1 in 10 Of course, I’m no statistician (although I did pretend to be one at a wedding recently). But I do think that if you have hemorrhoids and are swimming with sharks while on a lawn mower after cutting yourself shaving and barely survived a falling coconut, after being notified you’re being audited by the IRS, your chances of getting a divorce may increase. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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The steeple of Jackson County Baptist Church was recently installed on the new church building being constructed off Highway 11 in Jefferson. A crowd of church members gathered on the morning of Sept. 11 to watch as the steeple was raised by Fiberglass Unlimited which displays churchsteeples.com on the crane used to hoist the 600-pound steeple which stands 29 feet with the cross. “We hope to be in by Christmas,” said Pastor Jack Lawson, right, who thanked Rick Shockley of Sold Rock Church Furniture for his assistance in securing pews and other items for the church. See more at ClickThePaper.com and at www.jcbaptist.org

Maysville Baptist Church recognizes 4-H Archery Team The Jackson County 4-H Archery Team received a special recognition by the Maysville Baptist Church on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Outdoorsmen Ministry of the church presented the team with a donation from their recent Men’s 3-D Archery Shoot. All age groups were able to compete at this shoot. The church’s motto is “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving the World,” and their choice to donate to 4-H goes along with this philosophy. The Jackson County 4-H Club greatly appreciates this donation and special recognition of our Archery Team. The generous contribution will help add to the success of our program. Pictured are: Front (L-R) - David Sharpton and Michael Reynolds; middle (L-R) – McKayla Snow, Bree Reynolds, Samantha Mooney, Maddie Fowler, Kaycie Malcolm, and Nick Crosby; Back (L-R) – Heather Reynolds and Ty Beason. To inquire about additional 4-H activities, please feel free to call the 4-H office at 706-367-6344.

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Died Sept. 12, 2013 The Rev. Leonard Murphy, 86, of Winder, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A native of White County, he was a son of the late Herman and Julie Helton Murphy. He was also preceded in death by his son, Wayne Murphy; grandson, Mitchell Chadwick; brother and sister-in-law, Lyndall and Dovie Murphy; and nephew, Eddie Murphy. The Rev. Murphy was a former pastor of several area churches and was a longtime member of Mulberry Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran and was a retiree of General Motors Doraville Plant with 37-1/2 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ora Landers Murphy; daughter and sonin-law, Linda and Winfred Chadwick of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Gary and Cecily Chadwick of Auburn, Michael and Alicia Chadwick of Lawrenceville and Greg and Stacy Chadwick of Buford; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ollie V. Hayes and the Rev. Leon Brownlee officiating. Interment was in the Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Timmy Ross Peppers

Died Sept. 8, 2013 Timmy Ross Peppers, 49, of Winder, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2013. Survivors include his mother, Louise Peppers; aunt, Pauline Harrison of Crawford; uncle, Harold Weaver of Winder; nephew, Jimmy Harrison of Washington; niece, Faye Brooks of Crawford; and cousin, Geneva Maxwell of Winder. He was preceded in death by his father Leroy Peppers.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cory Sexton officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

Robert Lee Reece Sr.

Died Sept. 11, 2013 Robert Lee Reece Sr., 53 of Winder, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Born in Forsyth County, he was a son of Margie Reece Beavers of Ellijay. Mr. Reece was a skilled self -employed carpenter. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Tammy Rena Williams Reece; children, Robert Lee Reece Jr., of Jefferson, Jessica April Reece Hale of Wildwood, Fla., Robert Luke McVay of Jefferson, Kailyn McVay of West Point, Timothy Ryan Smith and Becky Grindle , all of Virginia, and Robert Noah Love of Winder; brothers and sisters, Tony Grindle, Brenda Patterson of Ellijay, Lori Ann Grant of Dawsonville, of Ellijay and Joann Milum of Dahlonega; and grandchildren, Kaylee Madison Hicks, Mason Avery Reece, Bailee Alicia Reece, Zoey Anniston Reece, Christopher Shea Hale, Matthew Wayne Hale, Karlee Reece Hale, Gracie May Hale, James Reid Gaddis and Payton Michael Anderson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Mr. Joseph Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Evans Memory Gardens with sons and grandsons will be honored as pallbearers. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

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Died Sept. 12, 2013 Mrs. Mildred Hayes Woodall, 90, of Hoschton, died

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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. She was the widow of J. B. Woodall, who preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Elias and Laura Smith Hayes. Survivors are her sons and daughter-in-law, Stanley Woodall and David and Kathy Woodall, all of Hoschton; granddaughter, Kristen Woodall of Hoschton; and brother, Leon Hayes of Winder. A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Powers and the Rev. Jim Morris officiating. Interment was in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 19, 2013

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501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a purpose to help these first responders. “Protect those who protect us” is the tried and true mission statement of this organization. In-Vest USA holds several different types of continuous fundraisers and donations in order to provide first responders with the bullet-proof vests that they need. Once enough money is raised, the vest is given to the agency or officer for no cost whatsoever. Recently, In-Vest USA partnered with Supreme Outreach, a protein trading company who buys and sells poultry, fish, pork, beef and other food items on a regular basis. As part of their outreach, they do fundraisers with local civic and charitable groups giving these organizations a financial earning opportunity to increase their operating budget. In-Vest USA saw this as a perfect partnership and opportunity to help “protect those who protect us.” With the two groups emerging came “Feed The Need” which is basically a win-win situation for everyone. This program will allow people to receive high quality meats for a fraction

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of and in conjunction with the Oconee County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office, arrested two people on Monday for the entering autos which occurred in the Jefferson area on the night of Sept. 12 and the early morning hours of Sept. 13. Matthew James Hardy, 29, of Toccoa, had been charged with eight counts of entering auto and Jerry Lee Eaton Jr., 22, of Marietta, S.C., is facing eight counts of entering auto. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was able to recover several of the stolen items in South Carolina, and executed a search warrant in Franklin County which resulted in recovery of more of the stolen property. More charges may be forthcoming and the two will also face charges by the Oconee County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office. Hardy and Eaton are currently being held by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. “Due to a recent increase in thefts of items from vehicles, most of which are parked in subdivisions or residential communities, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to secure items of value such as guns, jewelry, phones, electronics, cash, computers and other valuables,” said Sheriff Janis Mangum. “These thefts often occur during the night and are usually not detected until residents leave for work or school the next morning. Residents should also be extra vigilant in reporting unusual vehicles or persons in their neighborhoods at any time day or night,” she said. “Complete descriptions including tag numbers and specific vehicle descriptions are very helpful.”

CHURCH NEWS WWA 2013: Warring Warriors Arising, a conference for men and women, will be held at A Call To Salvation this weekend. For the 7 p.m. Friday event, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The doors open Saturday at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. to noon event with another event from 2-4 p.m. The doors reopened at 5 p.m. for the 6-9 p.m. event. Sorry, no childcare will be provided. There is no charge but we would ask you to register. For more information and to register, visit the website at acalltosalvation.org You can also call 706-3679612. A Call to Salvation is located at 1295 Jackson Trail Road in Jefferson at the intersection of Highway 11 and Jackson Trail Road. sss Crossroads Church is hosting a a free marriage seminar Sept. 20-21. On Friday, the seminar begins at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, it starts at 9 a.m. at the C-House on the church property, located at 828 Highway 124 in Jefferson. Rod Zwemke is the pastor. sss The Marksmen will be singing at White Plains Baptist Church for the Fourth Sunday night singing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22. The AWANA program will still be held from 5-7 p.m. for ages 2 through high school seniors. Call the church for transportation needs. White Plains Baptist Church – A Church For All Ages – is located at 3650 Highway 124 W, in Jefferson. Call 706367-5650. Visit www. whiteplainsbaptistchurch. com sss The Church of Hoschton would like to invite the community to join them for any and all services. Service times are as follows: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Bible study, worship at 10:30 a.m. (nursery and children’s church provided) Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. , prayer meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7:30 p.m. We will begin studying the book of Romans on Sept 18. Tickets are still available for the Hoschton Jubilee at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Sara Jarrard at the KlipSo Beauty Shop. During the Hoschton Fall Festival, there will be

several activities around the church including hayrides, face painting and the Ladies Faith and Fellowship will be selling cookbooks. On Sunday, Sept 29, make plans to attend the community service in downtown Hoschton. Afterward, Omega, a contemporary southern gospel group from Dahlonega will perform. After a short intermission, the Heart of Hoschton Christian Singing Competition will begin. More information and application can be found on our website, http://www. thechurchofhoschton. com/ . Come out and spend the day with us. The church is located at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Cory at the church office at 706-654-8415 or on his cell at 678-234-9408. sss The Primetimers will have monthly Lunch Bingo at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Hoschton United Methodist Church. Call 706-654-1422 or email Hoschtonumc@ windstream.net sss

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Cooperative Benevolence Ministries, is open to all Barrow County residents who meet USDA income eligibility requirements. Required is proof of Barrow County residency. “First Come, First Served” for this distribution which is the first of what is hoped to become an ongoing community outreach effort. sss

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Petit Le Mans

Race coming to Road Atlanta Oct. 16-19 with global visibility By Lisa Laskey

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Road Atlanta’s upcoming Petit Le Mans, Oct. 16-19, is considered the largest international sporting event in Georgia, welcoming its legions of fans to stay, play and spend in the area.

“The four-day event will bring in some 150,000 people that will eat in restaurants; stay in hotels/motels; shop in retail stores; buy gas and visit other tourism places,” Dunlap said, “and enjoy our quality of life.” According the GainesvilleHall County Convention and

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When a 100,000-plus fans descend upon Road Atlanta for four days in October, the area’s own economic engine will be revved up, said Kit Dunlap, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. lines to Road Atlanta’s ticketed entrances will be a welcome sight. “We anticipate record crowds — especially if we continue to have such excellent weather,” said Stacey Dickson, president of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Petit Le Mans is a major draw for visitors to Hall County.” Noting the event’s short duration or need for additional infrastructure unlike permanent development, Geoff Lee, Road Atlanta’s president said, “We bring in some business without too much pain.” Lee spoke about the race’s impact on the area, Sept. 12, to members of the South Hall Business Alliance whose meeting was held at the track. This year will be an extra special running of the 1,000-mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans, as the final run as an American Le Mans Sanctioned (ALMS) race. Fans will say au revoir to the first Le Mans prototype cars that

have been enduring those 12 winding turns and the 2.54mile circuit. The first Petit Le Mans was held in 1998 at Road Atlanta. “With the swan song of the American Le Mans series being this year’s Petit,” said Dickson, “we expect even more fans than usual. With the nostalgia of it being the last ALMS race and the anticipation of what’s to come from the NASCAR merger, there are a lot of eager fans who won’t miss this year’s race.” In September 2012 NASCAR announced its purchase of the Panoz Motor Sports Group, which is behind the ALMS series. The stock car organization also purchased Grand-Am Road Racing, an auto racing sanctioning body that established in 1999. “We were purchased by NASCAR, just exactly a year ago,” said Lee, who has said that there will be some changes at the track, but he said he believes fans will like them.

For fans of the “little sister” endurance race, there is no need for concern. Under an agreement with the Automobile Club De L’Ouest in France, Petit Le Mans will now be under to the United Sports Car Racing Series. According to reports, this will be the first time that the best of ALMS teams have competed against Grand-Am teams and cars. “We were fortunate that Petit Le Mans was the little sister to the Le Mans,” said Lee. This connection provides an added stimulus for Hall County through its global visibility. According to Lee, the popular international race has reached more than 850,000 television viewers. Combining this with race attendance by global corporate leaders and fans, said Lee, “We think we are a nice catalyst.” Dunlap agreed: “...the exposure on TV for the race and Braselton/Hall County area is something we could not possibly buy.”

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Fans of the 1,000-mile, 10-hour auto endurance race, Petit Le Mans, will descend upon Road Atlanta on Oct. 16-19 to witness the final running of the original Le Mans prototype cars. Next year, the NASCAR-held race expects to combine best of ALMS teams and that of Grand-Am. “The Petit Le Mans is an economic engine for many businesses in Hall, Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties, and the entire Atlanta region,” said Kit Dunlap, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

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Hawks look strong in 3-0 start Mill Creek High School achieves another region win over cross town rival Mountain View

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The Hawks opened its 2013 schedule with three rivalries and have tamed each one of them with a balanced attack offensive and defensively. The Mill Creek High School football team published six touchdowns against Mountain View High School from each side of the ball last Friday night. Senior linebacker Andrew Sciara highlighted the defense with

two fumbles and carried both to the house. In fact, Sciara scored Mill Creek’s first seven points of the game when the Bears’ bad snap landed at the 5-yard line. Mountain View had trouble not only on offense and defense but on special teams as well. Devozea Felton punched in the Hawks’ first offensive touchdown following a turnover from the Bears on kickoff. “Andrew had a great game. If you ask him about those plays, he’ll probably say he was at the right

place at the right time but I think he put himself in a great position to make those plays,” said head coach Shannon Jarvis. In less than five minutes, MCHS saw a 14-0 advantage and the Hawks didn’t take their foot off the gas. Junior quarterback Daniel David notched a 27-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Hull with nearly a minute left to play in the first quarter. Then, Sciara struck again with an 18-yard fumble return, giving MCHS a 28-0 lead at the end of the first.

Senior running back Carter Governale added a 16-yard scamper in the second and Johnathan Hawkins had a touchdown run of his own worth 24 yards. Bryson King went 6-for-6 in point after attempts, and Hawkins finished the night as the leading rusher with 56 yards and one touchdown. The Hawks will return to action tomorrow night in a region clash against Peachtree Ridge High School. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. “Our defensive line played well

against Mountain View. I think our linebackers did well and it’s because the line is playing well. When everyone is doing their part [good things happen] and we’ll need to see our defense work well like that against Peachtree Ridge,” Jarvis said. Every week it seems as though someone else emerges as a star from the team and it’s a good problem for Jarvis and the rest of the coaching staff to have.

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Mill Creek claims big region win over NHS BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Mill Creek High School volleyball team prevailed over the Lady Blue Devils in a 6A region showdown on Sept. 12. Norcross High School ran away with the lead early on but Mill Creek stayed close by, trailing by one midway through the first set. But, within the blink of an eye, errors committed by Norcross led to a MCHS 15-10 lead. The Blue Devils responded with back-to-back kills but the Hawks continued to defend its home court by taking advantage of their opponent’s errors. Cayla Graham of Mill Creek sealed the final kill of the first set to give Mill Creek a 25-17 win. “We learned that we can’t let up. We can’t take everything for granted. We have to work hard and we can’t leave anything on the floor,” Graham said. However, match two had many twists and turns but the Mill Creek offense rose to the occasion after falling behind 22-18 in a critical must-win game. The two exchanged leads countless times and there was no shortage of drama. However, The Blue Devils killed themselves with errors and the Hawks sat back and took advantage of every mistake. Graham, who is committed to play at Brenau University, says she wasn’t surprised the Blue Devils were relentless the second time around. “I think we learn from almost every team that when they lose the first match, they are going to come back stronger,” Graham said. Graham credited team chemistry to their success on the floor. “I think it shows that our team can come together and we are a family. We have the drive to win,” said Graham. “We talk to each other and encourage each other. Everyone plays a pivotal role on the team no matter who they are. “It really is a defensive game because you can’t start any game without a pass. Our defensive line is very strong,” said Graham.

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Hanon Price (21) of Jefferson tries to strip the ball from North Hall High School during a nonregion game at Memorial Stadium.

Jefferson’s 16-game win streak ends BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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What could have been a 17game win streak for the Jefferson High School football team turned into a shootout with 3A North Hall High School. In the end, the Trojans went home with a 41-34 win, ending Jefferson’s winning streak at 16. On the opening drive for Jefferson, Rodney Carr put Jefferson in good position with a forceful return near midfield. The Dragons stumbled in the running game early on, which is usually their most effective component. However, they retaliated in the passing game with a 31-yard touchdown strike courtesy of quarterback Evan Shirreffs to

TJ Skelton on fourth down. North Hall got their first taste of the end zone with a 32-yard touchdown pass in similar fashion to what the Dragons did on their first drive. JHS stalled on its next possession and, just when the Trojans started knocking on the door, North Hall fumbled in the red zone and Jefferson recovered. Shirreffs hit running back Tristen Jackson with a 19-yard pass and a pass interference call against the Trojans gave Jefferson an added boost of momentum. At the top of the second, Shirreffs hit Dalton Hill for a 36-yard pass, putting Jefferson at the 5-yard line. The Dragons fell just shy of scoring on its next play but Jackson finished up the

drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, giving JHS a 14-7 advantage. But, North Hall didn’t back down. They continued to chomp away at their deficit in the running game with small and large chunks. But they succumbed to another fumble in the red zone. They didn’t leave Jefferson much room to work with but the Dragons continued to utilize the passing game and got out of bad field position with a 35-yard strike from Shirreffs to Chandler Thompson. Yet, that Dragons drive stalled after an avalanche of North Hall defenders went full throttle after Shirreffs on fourth down. Then, NHS nearly evened the score with a 3-yard touchdown run but the Dragons got their

hand on the point after attempt and maintained a 14-13 lead. North Hall, however, brought its A-game and the running attack continued to run right through the Jefferson defense. The second half saw a nail-biting thriller between two teams desperate to stay on top. The Trojans running game proved to be too strong for Jefferson. Shirreffs punched in a touchdown pass with nearly a minute left to play. It was clear there were issues on both sides of the ball for Jefferson but more with the defense, and that didn’t sit well with Jefferson defensive lineman Tyler Bowen.

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JHS takes No. 1 ranking with win over Union Co. BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Lady Dragons knew they needed a win over Union County High School to take the top spot in the region. They weren’t expecting the test of Sept. 12 to last eight innings but they responded with their back against the wall when pitcher Savannah Snapp notched the game-winning RBI on a line drive down left field to lift the Jefferson High School softball team past the Panthers 5-4. With the win, JHS avoided a three-way tie with Social Circle and Union County. They are officially No. 1. “I had chill bumps. That was awesome.

We fought top to bottom and we didn’t give up. That was the first time we’d ever played them in an ITB (International Tie Breaker). It was stressful but it was fun. I think our team faced adversity very well. There was an inning where we were shaky. I’m proud of our team for doing this,” said Snapp. Union County jumped out to a 2-0 lead but catcher Ashley Boyd answered with a 3-run homer, the first in her high school career.

“I just went up to the plate with a clear head. I struck out on a changeup on the at-bat before so I just tried to get my pitch and I hit it,” said Boyd. “It was pretty exciting, especially in a game like this.” Up 3-2, Lady Dragon Megan Faulkner doubled and saw the fourth run shortly after. But the Panthers had unfinished business and posted two more runs before the end of the seventh. If it wasn’t for the Jefferson defense, Union County would have closed the game out long

before the eighth inning. Emily Dufty made three consecutive big grabs that kept Jefferson alive. “That was huge. She definitely saved us a couple of times, especially when there were runners on second and third,” said Snapp. With one on third and two out, Caitlin Cantrell made a breath-taking catch that allowed the Dragons to escape the top of the eighth. JHS understands they control their own destiny. They want to be in front of the big blue for the region championship game and it’s likely it could be another showdown between Jefferson and Union County.

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Road Atlanta continues to keep the track busy and exciting and will welcome Atlanta Historic Races from Sept. 19-22. Series cars such as Historic Stockcars, Klubsport Challenge Series and Moto Grand Prix will be featured. This event offers an experience like no other as fans will able be able to walk through the paddock and meet the drivers. This event has seen as many as 40,000 fans. Advance ticket prices for Saturday and Sunday are $25 and $30 at the gate. Advance ticket prices for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weekend pass) is $45 in advance and $55 at the game. For more information, visit roadatlanta.com or call them at 1-800-849-RACE.

Jefferson Parks and Recreation football teams will be in action this Saturday. The 8U team will take the field against Apalachee at 9 a.m. The 10U team will compete at 10:30 a.m. against Commerce. The 9U team will square off against Madison at 3:30 p.m. Other area teams in action include the 9U Winder Barrow team who will compete against Oglethorpe at 10:30 a.m. The 11U team will also compete against Oglethorpe at 11 a.m. For more information on game times, contact Jefferson Parks and Rec at 706-367-5116.

There will be multiple 10U soccer teams in action this week. The Commerce Tigers will compete against Jefferson Werder Bremen today at 6 p.m. This Saturday at 9 a.m., Jefferson Bayern Munich will challenge HP Manchester. Jefferson Milan vs. the East Jackson Eagles will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Two games will headline the schedule on Sept. 26. The HP Spiders will take on Jefferson Werder Bremen at 6 p.m. and HP Xtreme will challenge HP Manchester at 7:15 p.m.


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MORE THAN JUST AN ATHLETE Carter Governale shares his journey through two ACL injuries

team. But at the 33-yard line, his football career nearly came to an end when he collided with two players, leaving him with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. “I didn’t realize I tore my ACL. I didn’t know there was a six-month recovery process. I did some research and found out what the rehab process was like. It was nearly eight months before I got back on the field,” said Governale. “Rehab is not fun. A leg lift was complicated and it used to be so simple.” Two weeks before the season opener against archrival Dacula High School last year, Governale tore his ACL again in the same leg. At that point, he questioned whether or not he would play football again. Waking up for 8 a.m. therapy sessions on Saturday mornings doesn’t exactly sound motivating; it seemed as though his entire world fell apart. “After my second ACL injury I didn’t know what I was going to do. I quesKyle Funderburk For The Paper tioned whether or not I would play footCarter Governale finished with 30 yards and ball again. I had to miss the whole seaone touchdown against Mountain View son,” Governale said. His teammates and coaches made HIgh School. every attempt to get him involved in the BY LATRICE WILLIAMS game. He’d call plays from the sideline, lwilliams@clickthepaper.com give props to those who made big plays and was their biggest cheerleader. Sometimes Nearly two and a half years ago, run- it just wasn’t enough but enough times it ning back Carter Governale stepped onto was all he needed. Having so many mixed Markham Field for a big region game emotions was somewhat stressful but it against Peachtree Ridge High School. never put a damper on his ability to play It was a normal game day for Gover- the game. nale, who is used to racking up big yard“The support around [the school] was age for the Mill Creek High School football great. They tried to get me involved as

much as possible. It was hard to come to practice because I missed being out there but, at the same time, it was helpful to be around my teammates. It was good to sit back and watch the success we had,” Governale said. Governale used to tell his dad frequently that he wants to play college football. He feared his absence last season would spoil his recruiting trail but he’s confident that his character, passion for the game and his unlikely comeback to the sport will prevail. “Playing college football is a lifelong dream. The recruiting process has been hard because I missed last year but some teams have contacted me and have shown interest. It’s an exciting process,” Governale said. I want to prove that having surgery on your ACL doesn’t mean that your career is over. You can come back and play better [than ever]. If recruiters sit down and talk to me, they will get a better perspective of me. They would benefit from the conversation and see that I’m more than just a football player.” There are quite a few things that make this upcoming game against the Peachtree Ridge Lions very significant. Making it past the 33-yard line will be worth celebrating. Although it was a place that once represented gloom, Governale says he is anxious to meet that spot on the field again. When he gets there, he could be emotional, break out in song or dance or just soak in the moment. Whatever he chooses to do, it will be done without an injury, and for him, it’s the sweetest feat of all.

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Continued from 1B “We got a little bit cocky. Defensively, we didn’t execute the way we did in the first two games. We had a lack of focus. I believe North Hall humbled us. That was a great turning point for our defense,” said Bowen. “[Our head coach Ben Hall] told us that we lost to a very good football team and we should keep our heads up. [Our performance] frustrates me especially because I’m a senior and a leader,” said Bowen. Bowen said he believes the team will make the necessary adjustments and they’ll have a much better showing come Sept. 27 against Greene County High School. The Dragons defeated the Tigers 62-26 a year ago. “Every game in the region is the most important game. You have to treat every game in the region like it’s your last game,” said Bowen.

MILL CREEK Continued from 1B

“[Wide receiver] Eric Ritland has become an unsung hero. He’s had some reps at quarterback. He’s always been very athletic and his biggest improvement has been blocking and paying attention to detail and it shows. “[Defensive end] Tyler Voyles had a couple of big plays Friday night. He’s very big and strong. He still plays fullback for us and is a versatile player. We feel like we have some depth on our team,” Jarvis said.

LADY HAWKS Continued from 1B

While the Hawks didn’t have their best performance, Graham said it is very significant that they put their mistakes behind them quickly. “You have to have amnesia. You have to forget about your mistakes and make up for them in the next match,” said Graham.

The Branch claims first Jackson County falls late season win over Jaguars to Golden Eagles 42-39 BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School football team ended up in a seesaw battle as it rounded out non-region play against Athens Christian on Sept. 13. However, the Golden Eagles saw two kickoff returns that eventually led to a 42-39 win over Jackson County. The Panthers did exactly what they wanted to do early and that was score. Quarterback Jacob Lewis struck the

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Flowery Branch linebacker Dalton Colee drags down Cedar Shoals quarterback Darius Jordan for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter Friday at Falcon Field. BY ED HOOPER

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Flowery Branch got on track Friday night, and in a big way. The Falcons (1-2, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) used a dominating first-half performance, fueled by their running attack, and countered almost every big play Cedar Shoals (0-3, 0-1) threw their way in the second half, earning a 39-25 win in front of their home crowd. “I’m pleased with the overall team effort

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Golden Eagles defense with a 5-yard touchdown run. However, on the ensuing kickoff, Athens Christian scored on a 95-yard kickoff return. But Jackson County wouldn’t go away easily. Lewis teamed up with senior wide receiver Xavier Harper for a 14-yard touchdown pass. But, Athens Christian always seemed to have an answer. They scored on a 74-yard touchdown pass; yet, the Panthers regained the momentum with Lewis and

Harper teaming up again with a huge 58-yard touchdown pass. Then, AC came back with another kickoff return for a touchdown and extended the lead with one more score before the end of the first half. The Panthers fought back with a 26-yard touchdown through the air but the Golden Eagles made two more trips to the end zone and did not relinquish the lead. Lewis tallied five touchdown passes despite the loss.


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Braselton Woman’s Club celebrates Founders Day

Founders of the civic organization which has evolved into the Braselton Woman’s Club as well as their descendants and members who followed those who joined together to better their community through service were celebrated at the Sept. 4 Founders Day program. The Braselton Woman’s Club paid tribute to the individuals who started the club which has continued the mission of enhancing the education of children and making improvements in the community. Co-president Jan David provided the welcome to those who filled the banquet room of the BraseltonStover House for the special program coordinated by a committee which is already looking toward the club’s centennial. David also led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the devotional presented by Jan Schoeck. Starla Harbin sang an inspiring “How You Live.” The memorabilia room was filled with pictures, notes and writings from years past

and stretched to the founding of the club. Photos of early presidents, including the first, Minnie Juanita Abell Ivey (Mrs. Charles Ivey), were included in the room along with scrapbooks of some of the club’s service in the community. Jane B. Smoot provided insight into the formation of the plans for Founders Day and the committee which worked to make it possible. Jane Gladden, who researched the club’s history and confirmed the club’s roots as the Civic League of Braselton dating to 1921. She shared some of the club history and Sylvia Schurr shared some club ancestry. Her mother and grandmother were members of the club so her involvement honors them. In her efforts on the committee, Schurr was able to locate documents which showed her grandmother as a hostess for a club meeting. Anne Elisabeth Braselton, granddaughter of charter member Mrs. Ottis Braselton, read from some of the writings which were part of

Mrs. Braselton’s collection of Braselton Woman’s Club items. Since she grew up in the house with her grandmother, she knew the Braselton Woman’s Club was a big part of her life as well as her grandmother’s. The charter vice president in 1921-1922, she served as president in 1925-1926. Schurr and Martha Martin introduced some of the emeritus members of the club and their descendants. Daisy MacLean was recognized as a longtime member of the club. Among the descendants was Mike McGarity, great-grandson of the first president. A letter of congratulations from Gov. Nathan Deal was read by Jan David and Braselton Mayor Bill Orr read a proclamation. A video of Braselton Woman’s Club recollections of Wilma Minix, Alice Nunley, Sue Holliman, Betty Davis, Lee Miller and Daisy MacLean was shared. J.B. Smoot credited the committee: “You have made this an unforgettable day

Refreshments were enjoyed at the Founders Day celebration; the Braselton proclamation was presented by Mayor Bill Orr and a letter of congratulations from Gov. Nathan Deal was read; Daisy MacLean and Alice Nunley looked at old photos displayed; Starla Harbin sang.

for our Founding families, descendants, club members and all who attended. Your work, devotion and love for our club really shined. Thanks to each of you for your unique contributions. “

The memorabilia room provided a step back in time showing some of the early Braselton Woman’s Club members; Anne Elisabeth Braselton read from her grandmother’s writings. The Braselton Woman’s Club Founders Day Celebration committee includes acting secretary Linda Pugh; program coordinator Sylvia Schurr, secretary Bernice Hurst; Braselton Woman’s Club copresident Jan David; committee treasurer and program committee member Martha Martin; chairwoman and accounting Jane B. Smoot; researcher Jane Gladden, who also worked with decorating and facility; Jo Longo, who handled publicity; and Bobbie Kinney, decorating committee. See more at ClickThePaper. com and in the upcoming West Jackson Community Guide.

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individuals should call 770540-1099 or email hhac55@ yahoo.com. The Arts Center is located at 74 White St., behind Hoschton City Hall. BlueBilly Grit, Jackson & Company to entertain Jackson & Company at 6 p.m. followed by the BlueBilly Grit Band at 8 p.m. will provide musical entertainment for the Saturday night of the Sept. 27-29 Hoschton Fall Festival. The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee announces that fireworks will conclude Saturday’s happenings. Jonathan Jackson, Jay Ivey and Matt White are Jackson & Company. They have been friends for many years and are basically like brothers. They all come from musical families with backgrounds in Southern Gospel, County, Bluegrass and Southern & Classic Rock. Jackson and Ivey are K9 handlers for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension & Crime Suppression Unit and White owns his own electrical company. They do this on the side for the fun, friendships and families they meet along the way. Before the final act, the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club will draw for the winners of several homemade cakes. The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council will also give away a Big Green Egg from S & S Hardware with a counter by Jarfly Station, a box of chicken breast from Supreme Outreach, a box of

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A chainsaw carved scarecrow will be among those seen at the House of Scarecrows. pork loin and a box of steaks from Phil-Mart Transportation. BlueBilly Grit has quickly become a force in Bluegrass and Americana. They blend the two styles of music to appeal to new generation of the grassroots movement to those that have a love for the more traditional sound. They originated in Maysville, Georgia. The BlueBilly Grit band is a sextet composed of female and male vocals, acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo. The Band won the Top Prize in the 2012 Telluride Band Competition, a nationally recognized competition for songwriters and bands from around the country. 5K benefits Food 2 Kids The Jump Right In and Run 5K, a special event of the Hoschton Fall Festival, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at New Community Church. This run benefits Food 2 Kids Jackson County and checks should be made payable to Weekend Kids Backpack Program. Pre-registration is $20 if received by Sept. 25 and $25 on race day when registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Participants will receive a goody bag and race T-shirt. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female as well as the top three male and female runners by age group from 10 and under to 70 and older. Contact Sherry Aquino at 770-656-6028 or slaquino@ hotmail.com.

Fall beauty is taking shape in many colors, shapes and sizes both inside and outside at Braselton Gallery, located at 36 Frances St., in downtown Braselton. Owner Debra SwantekBrooks and all the local artists invite you to join them from 4-7:30 p.m. on Saturday for another fun-packed Meet & Greet evenings. Light refreshments will be served. Past Meet and Greet events at the Gallery have drawn attention and visitors from as far as the Norcross and Atlanta area. One of those visitors, Becky Litsky, had this to say about her experience in attending two events earlier this year: “I have enjoyed my visits to the Gallery during their open house events. I loved meeting the artists and seeing some of their live demonstrations on jewelry making. Many of them were on site to talk about how they came up with their ideas, how long it took to make the items, and how much fun they had in the process of its creation.” Becky goes on to say, “The Gallery offers a personal touch! When I needed a wedding gift, I found the perfect one there! I look forward to attending this upcoming event on Saturday as well.” The artists have been very busy over the summer breathing life into their newest creations that are currently being showcased. Along with some of the new pieces of their art, you’ll find a few more things new, like additional local artists that have joined the Gallery since the last event. Among them is local artist Linda Griffiths, whose original watercolor paintings are well known throughout the area and are a great addition to the work you’ll find at the Gallery at this Saturday’s event. Pointillism folk artist Charlotte “Charby” Shirley brings an entirely new colorful side in her masterful

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creations. If you don’t know what Pointillism art looks like, you must come in to see Charby’s art to see it firsthand and learn all about it. Debra Satterlee is another new artist that has joined the Gallery since the last Meet and Greet. You’ll find Debra’s creations range anywhere from burlap shoulder bags to angel wing license

plates, some of which are in several states throughout the country. These are just a few highlights that are new at Braselton Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Contact Debra at 678-960-8977 or debra@BraseltonGallery. com. You can also visit BraseltonGallery.com

The BIGGEST EVENT of the YEAR is Hoschton’s Celebration of the Fall.

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Many festivals have vendors, parades, rides, contests and more, but no festival has what the Hoschton Fall Festival will offer to visitors – a House of Scarecrows. This will not be a scary haunted house, but instead will be a fun-filled adventure with creative aspects about scarecrows. Some of the things you will see are a giant scarecrow made from one huge log by a chainsaw artist, a miniature general store with scarecrows working in the yard, and a scarecrow photo area for adults and kids,” says one of the organizers of the House of Scarecrows at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center. Adults as well as kids will enjoy the House of Scarecrows beginning Sept. 27 from 4-7 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 29. The fee is $2 per person. There are a few things visitors can purchase there including Scarecrow Hat and Haystack Cookies, Candy in a Mason Jar and scarecrow art in various forms. Don’t miss the coloring room where local kids can color scarecrows and see the reason why Hoschton is the Scarecrow Capital of the World. Learn where scarecrows like to vacation and what they like to read. The Scarecrow Maze will be an adventure in itself. The organizers hope to keep the House of Scarecrows open on weekends during the month of October but are seeking volunteers to help run the project. Interested couples or

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, one of the largest electric cooperatives in Georgia, is holding its annual meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Jackson EMC in Jefferson. Jackson EMC is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year so ice cream and cupcakes will be part of the annual meeting event. sss YEARONE and The Hot Rodders Children’s Charity once again team up with automotive guru and television star Chip Foose for a very special Braselton Bash event on Sept. 21. Find out more at YEARONE.com) sss Braselton’s movies under the stars series features “The Croods” on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the park in historic downtown. The prehistoric, computer-animated comedy adventure introduces the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, they are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover a new world. The 98-minute film is rated PG and features the voices of Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Movies are presented free of charge at dusk by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. Blankets or chairs are welcomed. Vendors will offer treats, and the Braselton Lions Club presents baked goods and concessions. Braselton Park is located on Harrison Street. sss “Sunset on the Square” will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Jefferson. Admission is free; no coolers permitted. The concert will feature Alex Hall, Connor Pledger and Louis Phillips P Lo. Sponsors are Main Street Jefferson and Community Bank & Trust. Corporate sponsorships are available. Contact the Main Street Jefferson office at 706-367-5714. sss

Georgia’s biggest twoday plant sale returns next month as the Hall County Master Gardeners present the Fall Garden Expo Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road in Gainesville. On Friday, the gates open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $2 per adult admission fee. Children are admitted free, but pets have to stay home. More information is available at 770-5358293 or http://hcmgs. com/expos. sss The Crawford Long Museum will be offering for the first time a Victorian Tea program, “Naughty Women, Lovely Tea” from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 28. Wear your best hat and enjoy tea time while learning about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) and Madame Bovary. The program is being presented by Sloane Thompson Meyer of Literature to Life. Tickets are $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Enjoy scones with lemon curd, tea sandwiches, fruit and a choice of blended teas. Each guest will receive a sfavor to commemorate the museum’s first Victorian tea. For reservations, contact the Museum at 706-367-5307. Space is limited. sss A zumbathon is planned for 8-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at Jefferson Rec Department gym to benefit COTA for Katie Testement. All of the money raised will go to COTA for Katie T. Cost is $10 per person. T-shirts will also be for sale that evening for $15 each. Visit http://cotaforkatiet.com sss Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star Whisperin’ Bill Anderson returns to his “adopted” hometown of Commerce on Nov. 16, when he appears on stage with Joey+Rory and T. Graham Brown. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bill Anderson Performing Arts Center, located inside Commerce High School, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Bill Anderson Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the Nov. 16 show in

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Zombie dash and dining are on tap in Flowery Branch By Lisa Laskey

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The dead will be dining Sept. 21 as a road race and food fest come to Flowery Branch with proceeds benefitting the Flowery Branch High School Marching Band. The Living Dead Dash, a 5K run and 2-mile walk/run, will kick off a full day of fundraising to help defray expenses for the band program’s 180 students and 10 ensembles. The run/walk will be held on the Flowery Branch High School’s cross-country trail at 6603 Spout Springs Road. Local running experts from Runners Fit will time the race with registration available the day of the event as well online. The cost is $35. Band member Danielle Overstreet created the T-shirt logo for this year’s race. “The race will be a nice run with a portion pavement and dirt roads,” said Paul Jones, FBHS parent band association president. “The band members will be dressed as zombies and will try to get your flag. Those left with flags are the survivors. “The zombies will not be very aggressive

and (the event) is suitable for children,” Jones said. Dash participants are encouraged to wear their best zombie attire with races beginning at 9 a.m. All registered runners will receive a goody bag, may participate in a zombie contest and hear performances by the high school’s jazz and steel bands. Awards will be handed to winning runners. In addition, zombie athletes will receive 10 tickets to a post-event food fest, the Taste of Flowery Branch in Old Town. The Taste of Flowery Branch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Local restaurants will be on hand with samples of their best fare until 2:30 p.m. The event is also hosted by the FBHS band parent’s association. Festival attendees can sample food by purchasing tickets; $10 will net 10 tickets. Food samples range between one and three tickets each. There will also be inflatables and more fun for the kids as well as musical entertainment. More information about the Living Dead Dash, race registration and the Taste of Flowery Branch can be found on the band parent’s association website at: www.fbhsband.org.

A surprise welcome home

A grandparents breakfast celebration held Sept. 6 brought a number of special guests to the campus of West Jackson Primary School but, in Allison Spivey’s second-grade class, the atmorsphere was even more electric. Katie Jackson’s grandmother, Deborah Everts, far left, was among those attending the grandparents’ event and she returned to Katie’s classroom where Assistant Principal Michele Archibald explained how important it is to the classroom experience to welcome special guests. Shortly, Katie’s dad, Jerry Jackson, dressed in his white naval uniform, stepped into the room – back for two weeks from a deployment aboard the USS Mahan which began Dec. 28. Katie’s mom Christi, holding Katie’s year-old sister Taygen, said it was a hard secret to keep but she was rewarded when Katie explained, “Daddy” with tears, then smiles, as she ran into her father’s waiting arms. The family took some time to spent together with the Jacksons renewing their wedding vows so the girls could be a part of the occasion before the military man of 19 years returned to duty.

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“Last year, we had to go to Union County for the region championship game. We were second in the region so we’ll have a chance to host. If we get to play at home, that will give us an advantage. We are comfortable playing here,” Boyd stated.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL Jackson County 39, Athens Christian 42 Jefferson 34, North Hall 41 Mill Creek 42, Mountain View 3

SOFTBALL Jefferson 15, Laney 0 Mill Creek 8, Grayson 1

VOLLEYBALL Jackson County 0, North Oconee 2 Jefferson 0, Southeast Whitfield 2 Mill Creek 0, Carrolton 2 Please note volleyball game scores are noted by games won, not the actual score of the game itself.

Quarterback Jackson McDonald ran for a score and tossed two fourthquarter TDs as the Falcons racked up a season-high 521 yards of total offense to earn their first win of the season. “I’m proud of Jemon,” Griffin said. “He is a backup and he plays receiver. Coming out there and stepping up, he protected the ball, ran hard, and that is all we could ask for.” The performance by McDonald came after failing to practice all week, sitting out with an injury he suffered in last week’s loss to West Forsyth. “Tonight, we had great sets running the ball,” McDonald said. “Our offensive line does a great job. Those big nasty guys, they are opening up lanes for our running backs.” The night started great for Flowery Branch. It scored on its first four offensive possessions, grabbing a 25-0 lead. Then in the second half, Cedar Shoals found a groove on offense, but it wasn’t as Flowery Branch was able to answer with McDonald’s late touchdown passes. After being limited to just 53 yards of offense in the first half, the Jaguars racked up 301 yards in the second half, taking advantage of what Griffin called mental mistakes by the Falcons’ defense. “It was all us,” Griffin said of his

defense’s second-half performance. “We made mistakes that we know better and thank goodness we got out of it. We were able to put points on the board to cover it up in the second half. “I take full responsibility for that and we’ll fix it,” Griffin said. Regardless of the second-half defensive letdown, the Falcons earned a key region 8-AAAAA victory. “We started off 0-2, and we did that last year, but we know the region is what matters,” McDonald said. “We are playing for the long run. We aren’t playing for those first two games; we are playing for 15.” Flowery Branch set the pace in the first half, using touchdown drives of 90, 77, 72 and 60 yards to build its fourtouchdown lead. Randolph scored touchdowns from 3 and 1 yards to cap the Falcons’ first two drives. But the Falcons missed both extra points and only led 12-0. Cameron Davis capped the Falcons’ third drive, scoring on a 20-yard quarterback keeper from the wildcat formation. On the fourth drive, McDonald scored on a 10-yard keeper, and the Falcons finally converted an extra point, by Abel Tovar, and led 25-0. “That was part of the game plan, we always want to set up with the run,” Griffin said. “They were giving us the

run and felt like we could do that, and we did.” Cedar Shoals scored on four of its five second-half possessions, using drives of 80, 94, 65 and 80 yards. The Jaguars used a nine-play drive to open the half, then a 13-play drive a few possessions later to make the score 25-13. Cedar Shoals’ final two touchdown drives used a total of four plays. The Jaguars used two plays to go 65 yards with 5:15 remaining, a quick answer to McDonald’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Justin Thomson. Then, after McDonald connected with Davis on a 21-yard score with 3:02 remaining, Cedar Shoals used a 69yard touchdown connection to score the final touchdown of the night.

Château Élan hosts LPGA national championship The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) returns to an “old friend” to play the 26th annual LPGA T&CP National Championship, Sept. 21-25. Château Élan resort previously hosted the annual tournament from 1996-1999. The 54-hole, stroke-play championship will be conducted on the Château Course, which Zagat Survey calls, “a real find north of Atlanta…a solid challenge for any skill level.” A number of T&CP members who live in Georgia will compete in this year’s championship, including Jessica Pecora of Milton, Heidi Mitchell of Snellville, Ruth Anderson and Joyce Wilcox, both of Kennesaw, and Betty Rahal of Decatur. “We are very excited to bring the event back to Château Élan,” said Nancy Henderson, Executive Director of the Teaching and Club Professional Membership. “It’s a great resort, with a spa and winery as well as two championship courses. Our members will get to enjoy all these amenities while competing for those spots in the 2014 LPGA Championship.”

The top six finishers of the championship division will go on to represent the LPGA T&CP in the 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship, a major tour event in Rochester, N.Y. Defending champion Jean Bartholomew, an LPGA Teaching Professional at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will headline the field, competing for one of the six coveted exemptions. Bartholomew also won the championship in 2009. “I’m trying to get ready to defend the championship by practicing and playing in qualifiers and Pro-Ams,” said Bartholomew. “The two times I won, I hadn’t really played much. You never know how your game is until you tee it up.” Notable players in the field include past T&CP National Championship winners Karen Davies (2006, 2010) of Carefree, Ariz., Laura Shanahan Rowe (2008) of Hampton, N.H., and Lisa DePaulo (2007) of Austin, Texas. Senior division winners who will be returning to try their hand at repeating a victory include Carolyn Hill of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dede Cusimano of Basalt, Colo.

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Teaching & Club Professionals 54-hole event is Sept. 21-25 Cusimano has taken the senior title twice — in 2009 and 2010. She also won the championship title in 2003 and is the only LPGA T&CP member to date to hold titles in both divisions. In addition, two past winners of the T&CP Championship when it was held at Château Élan in the 1990s will be returning. Christa Teno (1998) of Mims, Fla., and Debra Pinnell (1999) of Bella Vista, Ark., will com-

pete in the senior division of this year’s tournament. The LPGA National Championship was created in 1983 to provide additional playing opportunities for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. The threeday event has since grown to become recognized as the premier tournament for women golf professionals in the world. The tournament features three divisions:

Championship (6,300-6,500 yards), Challenge (5,9006,200 yards) and Senior (50+; 5,600-5,800 yards). Each division will be cut to the Top 70 and ties after 36-holes. In addition, family and friends have the opportunity to join event functions by participating in the Titleist and FootJoy Pro-Am competition and the Junior Clinic presented by SNAG in the two days preceding the Championship. Professionals, amateurs and the general public will also have the opportunity to discover new products, test

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If boyfriend keeps saying ‘forget it,’ then forget him

Dear John: I’m 28 and my boyfriend is 31. We’ve been together for about one year, and I can now say that “Hank” is the most selfish person I have ever met. It seems the world revolves around him, and that’s hard to deal with. He wants us to live together, but when he gets angry or if I want to discuss something that I feel needs his attention, he tells me, “Forget about it.” Living together is his idea, and he was the one to say “I love you” first. I just don’t know what to do. I love him, and I want to be with him forever, but sometimes it just seems as if he doesn’t love me in the same way that I love him. — Help, Please, in Amarillo, Texas Dear Help: Now that he’s got you where he wants you, he’s betting that you won’t have the gumption to move on even if you’re dissatisfied with how he treats you. As always, the decision is yours to make. You need to clarify your

Sometimes the best way to get a man’s attention is by letting him know that you, too, have the right to move on.

John Gray position, but wait until you both are having a positive, open conversation. Tell him the following: “Something has been on my mind for some time now, and I need to clarify it with you. As much as you’d like to dismiss my need for attention, it is something I want and need in our relationship. I know that you love me and that you want to accommodate me in this. You can do so by simply hugging me or kissing me when I feel uncertain. Just tell me you love me every now and then. Thanks for being open to this.” If his response is a willingness to try, then give him the opportunity to do so. If instead he again says to “forget about it,” then forget about him.

Dear John: Can you be in love with someone if you have never met him or her? — Big Dreamer in Columbia, Mo. Dear Dreamer: There are many kinds of love. The kind of love you are describing is infatuation, in which you are strongly attracted to someone in a worshipful way. Infatuation can occur in the same room or across a theater toward a movie screen. Love, on the other hand, takes attraction, commitment and respect over the course of the lives of the two people involved. If you want to turn your infatuation into true love, know that your attraction will first have to be reciprocated and then take on the test of time. Dear John: What do you think of the various per-

sonality classifications for which people are tested? I’ve met people who spend their lives labeling people — for example, calling someone “a 7” or saying someone is “type A” or using many other forms of “measurement.” I don’t like labels, so I cringe whenever someone tells me what he is. — Tired of Type-casting in Madison, Wis. Dear Tired: There are people who think in terms of “type” and others who never will. Ironically, some degree of stereotyping happens to us throughout our lives. Most of us are secure in who and what we are, and we don’t mind this — unless somewhere in our past, stereotyping was a cause of some hurt or rejection. Though there is a degree of validity to identifying common behavioral traits, like most other good ideas, it often is carried too far and distorts any benefits that such observations might have created. Stereotyping invites snap

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judgments, which are just as often wrong as they are right. Dear John: Nearly 12 years ago, I had an affair with a man who was a respected adviser in my family’s business. I never confessed this to my husband, but I am sure he knew about it. We divorced, and I raised four children on my own. I am still troubled by guilt over my past behavior. My ex-husband never remarried, and neither did I. A few years ago, he said he thought he’d never remarry, because he was still in love with me and could never find anyone whom he loved as much. To be honest, I think that is true for me, too. — Should I Take the Leap? in Augusta, Ga. Dear Leap: Yours indeed may be a story about two soul mates ultimately destined to spend their lives together. You’ve been separated long enough now to have found your emotional footing as an individual.

The mistake you made so long ago should not stop the powerful attraction that you both still have for each other. You’re still troubled by this issue, and although you suspect that your husband knew about the affair, you won’t know for sure unless you ask him. Should you wish to move in the direction of reuniting, you will never find a better time to put your past indiscretion out into the open so that it never again stands between the two of you. If you’re going to make a new commitment to a new future together, now is the time to put the past behind you. John Gray is the author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.”Visit www. marsvenus.com for more information. All questions are kept anonymous and will be paraphrased.

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Medical COOKS & DIETARY AIDES- Exp’d. for medical facility Background ck & drug screen req’d. Apply at: Oak at Limestone, 2560 Flint Ridge Rd, Gaineville, GA 30501 Employment Opportunities for The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. are listed on our website at www. longstreetclinic.com. All candidates for employment should submit information via the link posted on our website. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega is currently seeking highly motivated and devoted RN’s, LPN’s, and CNA’s to care for our residents. We have all shifts available. Sign on Bonus for CNA’s available. Apply in person at 222 Moores Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533 or email resume to: Angela.Martin@ greystokehealth systems. com We are an equal opportunity employer LPN- needed for a medication assisted treatment center. Must be able to pass background check and drug screen. Hours Mon-Fri, 6am-12pm and Sat. 6:30-10:30am. Please send resume to bettyk_ltc@yahoo.com or fax to 770-503-7066 Need Nurse’s Aides and PSA’s to provide homecare in Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Banks, White and Lumpkin Counties. Apply on line at: www. homenurse.net

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A cache of over 3,000 baseball, football, basketball and hockey trading cards fromthe early 1970s. The cards are organized according to sports and teams and secured in protective plastic sleeves. Among the baseball cards are those of Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Glenn Hubbard, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, Pete Rose, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Steve Garvey, and Steve Carlton. Football cards include Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor, Walter Payton Reggie White, Franco Harris, Steve Bartkowski, Ray “Sugar Bear” Hamilton, Claude Humphrey, Jeff Van Note and William Andrew. Basketball cards include Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robinson, Jerry West, Pete Maravich, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Willis Reed, Bill Walton, Lenny Wilkins and Julius “Dr. J” Erving in his first year with the Virginia Squires. Hockey cards include Bobby Orr, Stan Mikita, Bobby Clarke, Phil Esposito, Marcel Dionne, Dave Shultz, Gary Unger, Tom Lysiak, Jacques Richard and Curt Bennett.

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Call 404-376-0569 to make an offer on this collection or to arrange to view the collection in anticipation of making an offer. Am not interested in selling single cards to dealers.

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Ethan Allen Country Dining Room Table With Four Chairs, Table Leaf and Table Leaf Storage Bag. Table has a pedestal stand on four scrolled feet with rosette details. Table is 48 inches wide and has an additional single leaf of 18 inches. The twotone distressed hand finish gives the piece a soft look. All items are in mint condition and have been gently used by two adults. $1300. Call/Text 678-617-1261 Antique Oak Server Buffet has mirror and is carved $250. 770-536-7191 BED- Craftmatic Adjustable, Queen size. $600. 770-535-7568 Furniture for Sale! 1 LAZ-Z-BOY Lift Power Recliner w/heat & massage in dk green, like new, $950. 1 LA-Z-BOY green Recliner, $50. 1 cherry wood Dining Set, seats 6, $300. 1 cherry wood China Hutch w/glass front & shelves, like new, $300. 770-887-9562. 9am-6pm RECLINING SOFA- Tan 2yrs old. $200 770-6543463

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Livestock FISH DAY!! Stock Now! *Channel Catfish, *Hybrid Catfish, Bluegill, Bass, Grass Carp, Minnows, Black Crappie (if avail), Koi Southern States, Gainesville, GA. Friday, Sept 20, 8-9am Arkansas Pondstockers 800-843-4748

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4BR/2.5BA, in City, $1,200/mo. 770-5347596 4BR/3BA -Braselton. No pets. Pool, tennis. $1350 mo. 706-973-9032 Apts/Homes. General Property Mgmt. 770-287-1456 www. callapartments.com Gillsville Hwy2BR/2BA, New heat pump/ carpet/paint. $700mo; $500 dep. 706892-7321; 706-878-9248 Newly remod 2BR/2BA. Flowery BR. $600; $300 dep. 678-977-8135

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Mobile Homes For Rent

Furry Feline Family Needs Loving Home! Mother, son and nephew (Claudia, 2 1/2, Jonesy, 1 1/2, Julian, 1) spayed and neutered indoor-only cats need loving home QUICKLY since their humble servant (that’s me!) is moving to Florida October 1st. Please respond to Lynne in north Buford (I-985 exit 8) at 678765-2559 Beautiful Pug Puppies 2 black females, 7wks old. $500 each. Call 706778-7565 Free Adorable Kitten to loving, safe permanent home. Male, 8wks, wht w/gray. 706-244-4808 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups. AKC, 6wks, shots & wormed. Parents on premises. 4 males, 5 females. $600. 678-9368538 SWEET KITTYS need good home. Calico, Tuxedo, Tabby, Siamese Mix, Etc. Others spayed/ neutered/shots for nominal adoption fee. 770-540-6298

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Houses For RentUnfurnished 3BR/1BA In city. Wood flrs, tile, Nice! $845/mo. 678-617-5073 3BR/2BA- 3675 Maple Forge Lane, Gainesville. $1195mo. 770-536-5625 3br/2ba Gainesville $995 mo. Owner/ Agent, Darlene 678-300-1275 3BR/2BA Home in Chestnut Mountain. Office could be 4th BR. Bonus Rm. New paint & carpet. Subdiv w/many amenities. $1200/mo. Call Tabb, 770-539-9134

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FORD 2009 Mustang GT. 45th Anniversary. 5spd man, red, 14k, loaded. Senior lady owner. Exc Cond. $26,500. 706754-5514

BUICK 2011 LaCrosse 3.6L, V6, FWD Sedan. $21,677 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 1969 DeVille White w/white int., 8cyl. $11,899. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

“MOVE-IN SPECIAL” 2 & 3 bdrms with C/H/A on 1/2 acre. 706-8395684 or 706-968-1022 2BR/1BA, $475/mo or $120/wk. $300 dep. Bogus Rd. 770-654-3521 CLERMONT 2BR/2BA. $155/wk. Free heat/ water. 770-654-4073

Roommates Wanted BIEWER YORKIES- CKC 2 males, 6 weeks, 1st shots and wormed $650-$800. Call/text 706-809-9096

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3 Privt Furn. Rooms w/ cable, No dep, no util fees. $120-150/wk. Singles/females/males. 678-328-9980 FEMALE ROOMMATE Wanted To Share my Home. Util, internet & cable incld. $400/mo. 678-477-1779 MEN-BE$T Pvt home, Fur Br, All Priv + Xtras, Oakwd 770-530-1110 ROOMMATE Hwy 53 West. Gainesville Cable/Utils incld. $365mo. No smkng 678-438-2886

Rooms For Rent $110wk. Furnished, all utils & cable. W/D. kitch. 770-561-0781 Efficiencies $115/wk & up, includes utils/ cable. 770-539-2938

Homes & Real Estate Acreage For Sale 1.58 ACRES in Hiawassee. Cleared, mountain view w/creek in back. $19k. 706-6549219 or 770-639-1597

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House For Sale-Hall County

House For SaleSurrounding Home for Sale in Commerce, GA with 4.6 acres. Property has brick home with 5b/3ba and includes barn and workshop. Priced to sell at $264,900. Contact 404-680-6820 for more details.

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BMW 2006. 325i Gray, 3.0L, 6cyl, RWD Sedan. $12,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Two Jet Ski’s and Double Trailer. 1998 Sea Doo and 1989 Yamaha. Both run. New batterys. $2000. 770-503-6653

RV’s/Travel Trailers CAMPER 20ft. Deer Hunter Special. Dbl axle, new tires, pulls good. 3beds, gas stove/ oven, frig & micro-wave. $1750. 706-864-6216; 706-265-9495 Deer Hunter Special! Extra Clean, 16ft. $2500. Call 770-5363886 FLEETWOOD 2005 Expedition. 38ft. , sleeps 6 comfortably. Slides, kitch, dining, liv rm & master BR, dbl door frig, micro-wave, oven, stove, 2 TV’s , full size corner shower, separate toilet area, wshr/dryr, dual heat & A/C, 7500 watt diesel gen, 300hp diesel engine. Satellite equipt sun awning, all leath int, carpet & vinyl flooring. 39,644 miles. Like New! $87,500. 706-677-3824; 706-318-0520

BMW 2003 Classic. Convt, 2dr, SMG trans. All serv records. Local doctor’s. $15,999. Kevin Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 BMW 2004- Z4. Convt. Power top. Leather, Auto, Excellent Cond. $9475. Call Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 HONDA 2001 Accord Cpe. Loaded, V6, auto, moonfr, leather int. $5850. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 INFINITI 2005 G-35 Sedan. $10,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 ISUZU 2001 Rodeo For Sale. Manual transmission, 2WD, 4cylinders, black. $3750. Call 770-540-3391 JAGUAR 1983 Conversion. 350 Chevy engine, Like New upholstery, tires. Needs paint/windshield & gas tank. A steal at $900. Harry, 770-503-6813 KIA 2013 Optima. $18,987 Factory Wrrty. Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 LEXUS 2002 RX300. Sunrf, gold w/tan leather int, 1 owner. Exc Cond. $7995. 706-6771295 NISSAN 2006 Scion XB $6987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2007 350 Z Roadster. Low mi. $17,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2008 Sentra $10,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2011 Altima $12,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2013 Altima $17,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2007 Quest Family Fun! $9987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335

VW 2000 Beetle. $599 down. Everybody Rides! Call Kevin Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 VW 2003 Jetta!!! V6, auto, pwr moon roof & Much More. $599 down. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309

MAZDA 2006- 3. Silver, blk int, 2.3L, 4cyls, 4dr Hatchback. $6899. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

MAZDA 2007 CX-7 Platinum Metallic, blk int, 2.3L, 4cyl $10,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Boats & Marine PRIVATE SALE Freedom Boat Club Membership at Holiday Marina. Call John for pricing 678-983-1709

BMW 1987 CSI Blk/blood red leather. Outstanding Cond. $5875. Call Kevin Jim Water Motors 770-530-1140

VOLVO 2004 S-80. Silver. Great Cond. $499 down. Call Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140

For Sale By Owner- Call 706-716-5300. 3BR/2BA 5023 Bird Rd. Zip 30506 WAULKA MTN SCHOOL DISTRICT - Total of 4 Bedroom / 3 Full Baths-Plus Large Storage Area-Located at 5268 Clarks Br Road-1.5 Acres Rustic Int/Masonry Fireplace/Fenced Rear Yard. Priced to sell $139,900 770-654-9955 Owner is a Licensed Broker

(3) TOYOTA 1999 Avalon. XLS. Sunroof, leather seats, $2000 & Up. 941-483-0540

MAZDA 2012- 3 Skyactiv 2.0L, 4 cyl., 32K, $15,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

ACURA 2006 RL. 3.5L, V6, carbon gray pearl, leath seats. $14,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Motorcycles H/D 2007 FX Softail Custom 9700 miles metallic blue w/black trim, mini apes, V&H stubby straight pipes, forward controls, new tires. Come see and hear this beauty! $10,900. 678-936-1563 HARLEY 2009. Heritage Soft tail Classic. Black, lots of chrome, flawless. $11,950. 678-779-6971 HARLEY DAVIDSON 2007- Fat Boy. Less than 2k miles, Asking $12,500 obo. 678-316-1171. KYMCO 2007 150 Scooter, drives & runs great, white, 70 mph top speed, $1200 OBO. 470-248-9661

Sport Utility Vehicles

CADILLAC 2008 SRX SUV 3.6L, V6 $16,199 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CHEVY 1998 Tahoe. 4x4, 5.7L, V8, 180k, 4x4, $4,000 obo. 770-718-9942

CHEVY 2010 Equinox. 3.06, V6, 56k miles, 6 speed, auto, $16,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 CHEVY 1996 Suburban. Ready for delivery. $499 down! Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 CHEVY 2002 Trail Blazer Like New! $6987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 CHEVY 2007 HHR $7987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 LAND ROVER 2004 Discovery. Exc Cond. 3rd row. Completely serviced. $7995. Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 YUKON 2002 Denali Lambs professionally owned. Custom display 4TV’s Must See. $12,900 Kevin- Jim Water Motors 770-530-1140

Trucks DODGE 1998 Ram 1500 Red w/gray cloth, V6, 5spd, good mpg. $499 DOWN! Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 DODGE 2003 Ram Crew Cab. $9987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 DODGE 2006 Ram 1500 Super Crew! Silver w/ gray cloth. Loaded. $599 down! Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 FORD 2000 Ranger Ext Cab. Mint cond. Special financing avail & any credit avail for purchase Kevin, Jim Waters Motor 770-530-1140 FORD 2000 Ranger X-Cab. V6, auto, ice cold air. $899 down! Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 GMC 1996 & 2001- 2500. Big Block. Great Work Truck. $2995. Call Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 NISSAN 2004 Frontier EXT Cab. $7987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2006 Xterra. Local Trade. $12,987. Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2008 Frontier Ext Cab. $13,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2005 Tundra. 53,000 mi. very good condition, white, brown interior, automatic. 2-door. Very well maintained $7850. 678-943-1375 TOYOTA 2009 Tacoma $13,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335

Vans FORD 2004 Freestar mini van. Silver, quad Capt. chairs, rear air, auto, $599 down! Dan Jim Waters Motor 770530-3309 G-20 2001 High Top Conversion Van Too Good To Be True. $8900. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 KIA 2005 Sedona Van. $5987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 KIA 2007 Sedona Van $9987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335

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