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Fire service contract revision languishes By LEANNE AKIN
A meeting is being scheduled between Jackson County, its attorney and the City of Commerce and its attorney in an effort to finalize the latest redline version of a contract for the East Jackson Fire District. A contract was approved by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in March, however, the document did not get the signature of Commission Chairman Tom Crow. At the next meeting, Crow requested that the contract be reviewed by County Attorney Christopher J. Hamilton. Since that time, the document has been back and forth between the county and the City of Commerce and the East Jackson Fire District Board without final resolution.
At Monday’s meeting, Hamilton explained that there are two components of the current proposal which are problematic from a legal standpoint. He said one part that gave him heartburn related to the millage rate being given “to the county commission to rubber stamp.” Hamilton said one section of the contract conflicts with Georgia law. He said he was unaware of the contract being on that March meeting so he had not reviewed the document in advance. District 2 Commissioner Chas Hardy, who asked the matter be tabled from a previous meeting to allow time for the final sticking points to be ironed out with County Manager Kevin Poe, requested the item be removed from the agenda. “Instead of passing [the document] back and forth by email,” Hardy suggested a
meeting between Hamilton and Commerce officials and legal counsel to reach a suitable amendment. He asked that Poe schedule the meeting as soon as possible. District 3 Commissioner Bruce Yates questioned whether there was an agreement already in place with the commission’s authorization of the contract arrangement. Hamilton said the agreement had not been signed and had not been put into the minutes and executed. It has been the county’s practice to have the chairman sign contracts so several steps of past practices have not been completed. Yates asked if that meant there was no agreement for fire services in the East Jackson Fire District. He asked if the chairman has veto power by declining to sign the contract. Hamilton said he was not aware of a
provision in the county charter that gave the chairman veto power but the lack of a signature could provide a legal gray area that could find the contract being called into question. Yates, who asked the county attorney to research for a definitive answer on the matter, also requested that commissioners be provided a copy of the existing report of the Jackson County Correctional Institute conducted by an interim county manager. The 2015 capacity agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections is being proposed for consideration June 16. “To me, it’s going to be an issue,” said Yates. The number of state inmates being housed at JCCI was reduced after Poe arrived in a cost-saving measure.
Braselton Parkway Extension gets $1 million state award Flowery Branch roundabout plan is getting $2.1 million GTIB boost
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Shawn McNew shoots an MG-74 on Saturday during the Great Dixie Ammo Dump machine gun shoot held at a Hoschton farm. Dixie Ammo Dump employee Arthur Thibeau looks on. Expert marksman Craig Sawyer, far right, prepares to shoot video. April Anderson shoots on full-auto as her boyfriend, J.R. Talley, shoots phone video. The Athens resident said she shot a lot with her father, but hasn’t much in the past 15 years. Anderson said, “He was a really big gun collector with a range of assault rifles and everything. I was always right there beside him.” See Charles Phelps’ story on Page 5B.
The Braselton Parkway Extension project is among the projects approved for funding through the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB). It is one of 20 transportation infrastructure projects totaling $33 million in grants and loans provided through GTIB. The extension received a $1 million GTIB award, according to the May 28 announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal. Braselton Mayor Bill Orr, Councilman Tony Funari and Town Manager/Clerk Jennifer Dees were at the announcement. The new roadway will extend Braselton Parkway from Jesse Cronic Road in Jackson County to State Route 211 in Barrow County. The north end of the new roadway will align with the existing Braselton Parkway/Jesse Cronic Road intersection and then continue south paralleling I-85 from Jesse Cronic Road, crossing over the Mulberry River where a bridge is required. The route will intersect with the existing intersection of Highway 211 and Tour De France Drive, the main entrance to Chateau Elan. According to the state documents, several large employers are already located on the existing Braselton Parkway, and the new roadway will allow a more direct connection for trucks and workers heading south to Highway 211 and connecting to I-85. A new road featuring a round-
about in Flowery Branch got a combined $2.1 million boost in funding. Flowery Branch is getting a $650,000 grant and $950,000 loan for its planned Lights Ferry Connector, which will run between Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and McEver Road. The project calls for a 140-foot roundabout, with goals of spurring economic development in the downtown area and improving access to Aqualand and Hideaway Bay marinas off Lake Lanier. The governor’s announcement represents the largest funding cycle for the GTIB program since its inception. The GTIB program is a revolving infrastructure investment fund established in 2008 by Georgia legislators and administered by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). “The GTIB program is an important resource for community improvement districts and local governments seeking supplemental funding needed to move vital transportation projects forward,” Deal said. “The projects receiving awards today will not only enhance mobility in local communities, they will also keep Georgia’s business engine moving by improving access to retail and job centers throughout the state.” Community improvement districts (CIDs), as well as local and
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New left-turn signals are emerging throughout state BY JEFF GILL
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A driver takes advantage of the new flashing yellow arrow to turn from Ga. 347 southbound onto Spout Springs Road eastbound.
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is introducing a new left-turn signal featuring a flashing yellow light, with the first one installed in Hall County on May 21. The signal, which features four left-turn arrows, has been picking up nationwide steam, with Georgia adopting the new signal as its standard early this year. State officials “wanted to see (its) effectiveness in other states and study the long-term impacts of this type of signal,” district spokeswoman Teri Pope said. The first signals installed in the DOT’s Northeast Georgia district were
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How to follow the new left-turn signal Red arrow: No left turn allowed Yellow arrow: Prepare to stop as light is about to turn red Flashing yellow arrow: Yield, but it is OK to turn left Green arrow: Turn left in Forsyth, Barrow and Jackson counties. The Hall County lights are on Ga. 347 northbound and southbound at Spout Springs Road and on Spout Springs northbound at Ga. 347. The intersection is in Braselton, situated among heavy commercial development and Ga. 347 construction that’s taking place between Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway and Interstate 985. “The signal is operating well,” Pope said last week.
“Traffic is flowing well through the intersection.” The new signal will be installed at intersections with heavy left-turn traffic volumes, according to the DOT. The signal’s solid red light means drivers must stop, and green means drivers can go freely. Flashing yellow means drivers can turn left but yield to pedestrians and oncoming vehicles; a solid yellow means drivers should
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BRIEFS Braselton budget hearings The Town of Braselton will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, to take public comment on the proposed budget for FYE 2015. The Braselton Downtown Development Authority will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, for comments on its proposed budget for FYE 2015. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority will hold its public hearing to receive comments on its proposed budget for FYE 2015. All hearings will be held in the courtroom of the Braselton Police & Municipal Court Facility, located at 5040 Highway 53. Copies of the proposed budgets are available at the Braselton Town Hall during normal business hours or can be obtained electronically via request to firstname.lastname@example.org Jackson County GOP meeting State Agricultural Commissioner Gary
Black will host the Jackson County GOP meeting at his farm located at 930 B Wilson Road in Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. To attend, tickets are available for $12. Half of the ticket sales will go toward the local FFA and 4-H clubs/organizations. A silent auction will also be held. Breakfast is included in the ticket cost and will be provided courtesy of Gary Black. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Chairman Ron Johnson at 770-310-4515 or email email@example.com Jack Kingston, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be present, along with Richard Woods, candidate for State School Superintendent. Kingston is in the July 22 runoff with David Perdue. Tea Party Patriots meeting Tom Brown, Ph.D. in Physics and Chief Operation Officer for Georgians for Fair Taxation, will speak to the Tea Party Patriots of Jackson County at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at the Jefferson Club House. Dr. Brown will explain the Fair Tax and respond to questions from attendees.
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Braselton Rotary Club members joined with Nancy Colston of The Medical Center Foundation and Anthony Williamson, VP Greater Braselton Development for the Northeast Georgia Health System, to celebrate the donation for the flag plaza. The Medical Center Auxiliary is funding the Love Light Garden.
Signature gifts presented for Braselton hospital The Braselton Rotary Club and The Medical Center Auxiliary each have made signature gifts to bring to life two of the 13 proposed outdoor donor-funded spaces planned on the new South Hall hospital campus. As construction continues on Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton, Jim Moore, chairman of The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, made the announcement. Anthony Williamson, Northeast Georgia Medical System’s vice-president for Greater Braselton Development said, “We are grateful to these organizations for their special gifts that totally fund enhancements the hospital could not otherwise fund. Through The Medical Center Foundation’s recent feasibility study, results indicate the community indicated a desire for the hospital to not only be their healthcare destination, but also a destination for activity that brings together residents of the four-county area. The donor opportunity master plan includes gardens and walking trails that will allow the medical center campus to fulfill the vision the community has created.” The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza will greet visitors as they arrive at the hospital’s rotunda entrance with an expansive 37-foot stone wall and specialty paving. It will be home to three flags – The United States of America, the State of Georgia and Northeast Georgia Health System. Braselton Rotary Club’s generous donation creates a special legacy for the civic organization that is known for “service above self”. Their members’ enthusiasm for investing in the community is commendable and sets an example for future partnerships with the new hospital. The Medical Center Auxiliary, the volunteer services arm of Northeast Georgia Health System, is making possible The Auxiliary Love Light Garden. The 2,700 square-foot garden will be located on the west side of the campus, feature a Deodar Cedar tree, and connect to the busy outdoor dining plaza. The annual lighting of the Love Light Tree began in Gainesville in 1981. Since that time Love Light has raised $2.1 million to benefit Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Teresa Warren, director of Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, says, “The Auxiliary is a critical part of the hospital family and is always helping. This gift and the garden will create greater awareness of the important work of Hospice. For years we have cared for patients and their families in South Hall, North Gwinnett, Jackson and Barrow counties. Now, through the Love Light program in Braselton, residents will have the opportunity to remember or honor
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state government entities are eligible for GTIB grant and loan funding. Final approval is made by the SRTA Board which is chaired by Deal. This year, a record number of governments and CIDs applied for funds to jumpstart or complete 58
a loved one.” Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer for The Medical Center Foundation, said, “We are so grateful for the visionary leadership of the Braselton Rotary Club and The Medical Center Auxiliary. Each has created a powerful legacy and set a wonderful example of how community partnerships can make an impact on the health of our community. “It’s been proven that providing calming and nurturing healing spaces is good for not only the patients but their families and the staff caring for them, too. Healing is more than just medicine or treatment; it’s the environment in which the medical treatment takes place,” said Colston. The Medical Center Foundation funded the first therapeutic outdoor space in 2009 and now five gardens, totally funded through philanthropy, are part of the NGMC Gainesville campus. “The impact of the gardens on patient care is immeasurable. We receive such positive feedback from patients, their families, our staff and our community about the therapeutic effect of our gardens,” said Colston. “We are very excited about the plans for NGMC Braselton. In addition to the therapeutic gardens, master plans include a variety of walking trails that will be a destination for wellness for the entire community. These enhancements can only happen with 100 percent philanthropic support. “We are very grateful to the Braselton Rotary Club and The Medical Center Auxiliary for leading the way,” said Colsont. Both The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza and The Auxiliary Love Light Garden will be complete at the time the hospital opens next spring. In a letter of thanks to Rotary Club Presi-
Continued from 1A prepare to stop as the light is about to turn red. “It’s confusing at first,” said Lou Solis, Braselton’s assistant police chief. “Once you get used to it, then you’re good to go.” District Engineer Bayne Smith said when the Ga. 347 stretch between Spout Springs and Ga. 211 partially opened earlier this year, “we knew traffic turning left would increase.” “A review of the intersection showed the need for left-turn arrows on three of the four sides of the intersection.” Federal Highway Administration studies have shown the new signals help reduce crashes of left-turning vehicles by as much as 35 percent, the DOT stated in a news release. The signal, known formally as a four-section flashing yellow arrow, “also offers clearer guidance to drivers turning left and allows them more movement through the intersection when no pedestrians or oncoming traffic are present, thereby reducing backups, engine idling and auto emissions.” “We believe this will help
new projects. The awardees, in addition to Braselton and Flowery Branch, include the cities of Atlanta, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Newnan, Sandy Springs and Tyrone; CIDs of Cumberland, Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Gwinnett Place, North Fulton, Red Top and Town Center Area; and counties of Athens-Clarke, Bartow and Grady. “To date, the GTIB pro-
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Gainesville is looking to put up the new signals along Dawsonville Highway. Scott Puckett, Hall County’s traffic engineer, said Hall is looking at putting up the light along Spout Springs Road as part of a future widening project. “But (we) have no plans to retrofit any of our existing signals at this time,” he said. The DOT has no plans to install the lights on other state-maintained routes in Hall at this time, but “any new (left-turn) signal approved on a state route will be this type of signal,” Pope said. There are also signals placed at Highway 124 and Gum Springs Church and at Highways 332 and 124 in Hoschton.
Debra Morris, Director of School Nutrition for Jackson County Schools. East Jackson Comprehensive High School will be used as an open site, offering breakfast from 7:308:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. There are no income or registration requirements. Below is a list of sites where meals will be served at: ■■ East Jackson Comprehensive High School 1435 Hood Mill Road, Commerce Through July 31 (No meal served July 4) ■■ Boys and Girls Club of Commerce 126 Ridgeway St,. Commerce Through July 31 (No meal served July 4) “We are partnering with the Georgia Food Bank Association-Arby’s Childhood Hunger Grants to sponsor mobile routes into school
communities,” said Dr. Morris. The mobile routes are a great way for children who do not have a ride to one of the sites above to still be able to receive a free and nutritious lunch. The mobile routes also offer free lunches to ages 1 to 18 and there are no income or registration requirements. Students are allowed to get on the bus to enjoy their lunch while the bus is parked. The mobile service will offer meals Monday through Friday starting June 2 until July 31. (No meal on July 4). For a list of mobile routes and locations, visit ClickThePaper.com “We are hopeful that kids will take advantage of the offering by greeting and boarding the bus for lunch,” said Dr. Morris. For more information, contact Debra Morris or Kim Crawford at 706-3675151.
“The increasing number of GTIB applicants illustrates the state’s commitment to partner with local communities and advance much needed transportation infrastructure improvements.”
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drivers wanting to make a left turn better understand when they can do so freely, when they may proceed with their turn cautiously, and when they may not turn left,” Smith said. “Our primary purpose is to reduce the often-devastating angle crashes that result when a left-turning vehicle is struck by oncoming traffic.” In addition to the Georgia DOT locations, cities and counties throughout the state will be identifying eligible locations and apply to the DOT for permits for the new traffic signals. Johns Creek was one of the first communities in Georgia to use the new signals, putting them on McGinnis Ferry Road five or six years ago.
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Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests Talmo man arrested after domestic shooting incident The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded May 31 to the Texaco station on Highway 124 in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a male had been shot outside and had relocated inside the store. Seagraves The suspect, found in the parking lot, was detained after a female witness pointed him out as the shooter. The female stated the shooter, identified as Terry Lynn Seagraves, 47, of Talmo, tried to run her and the male victim off the road several times. She said she drove her vehicle into the parking lot of the Texaco to reach a more populated area when Seagraves approached the passenger side of the vehicle and shot the male passenger in the lower part of his body. Seagraves then ordered the victim out of the vehicle and to get down on his knees. Seagraves then threw the gun in the back of his truck and grabbed a baseball bat, following the victim into the store and then assaulting the victim with the bat. Seagraves, who was leaving the store when deputies arrived on the scene, was arrested and charged with one count of family violence aggravated assault,
three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal attempt to commit murder. Seagraves is currently being in the Jackson County Jail with no bond. Domestic violence charges filed A female being treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville after she was the victim of a domestic violence incident on May 25 told deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office she has been abused by her live-in boyfriend, identified as Gary Michael Elliott, 21, of Talmo, for the past three months. Deputies reported the victim had bruising, cuts, stab wounds and cigarette burns covering much of her body. Through the course of the investigation and several interviews, the Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain a search warrant for Elliott’s home where corroborating evidence, along with a quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and instruments commonly used to Elliott ingest the drugs, were found. On June 2, the Sheriff’s Office was able to arrest Elliott and charge him
POLICE REPORT Jefferson Police ■■ A woman who gave a man some money to help provide food for his wife and children complained May 23 that the man is now continuing to harass her despite her requests that he stop. The man has been going around the community telling people he needs help but when he is offered a job, he refuses. ■■ The same man is the suspect in a May 27 battery incident at a Mayberry Lane location. The resident was awakened by someone pounding on his door. The suspect “busted into” the residence and struck the man in the face. ■■ Police were notified May 24 when a man driving an unmarked passenger car was seen at the Wells Fargo ATM machine. The machine was open. The man said he was the service technician. His information was logged in through Jackson County 911 when no company contact for verification could be made. ■■ Police responded to a Winder Highway location on May 25 to answer a complainant about gunshots. A woman at the location began yelling and cursing at officers for waking her up. A man at the location said he had been shooting off firecrackers but he did not have a weapon. The woman continued to make a scene and was warned she would be arrested if she didn’t calm down. An hour later, police were called back to the area for yelling. The woman, who was under the influence of alcohol, was given several opportunities to go inside but she declined. She was transported to the Jackson County Jail and charged with disorderly conduct. ■■ A suspicious person was reported May 25 outside a Georgia Belle Drive location. ■■ A handgun was found under a Vantage Drive front porch on May 25. The serial number had been scratched away. Police took custody of the weapon and secured it into evidence.
A dispute was reported May 25 at an Oak Lane location where a woman was to pick up her daughter from the child’s father. The couple had broken up after allegations of cheating and one contracting a sexually transmitted disease. They began arguing and police urged the pair to stop arguing and he would listen to both sides. A neighbor also began yelling at the female who was eventually able to leave with the child. ■■ A Bryan Mill resident reported the family’s small dog which was outside on a runner was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The injured dog was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out. An officer responded and made a report which will be turned over to Jackson County Animal Control. ■■ A domestic dispute was reported June 1 from a Washington Street location where a pregnant fiancée said she egged on an argument because she was made he didn’t hang out with her at a party. ■■ A June 1 verbal dispute at a Thornhill Circle location almost escalated to the arrest of one of the parties. ■■ A backpack blower was reportedly taken from a Danielsville Street location. ■■ A man who accepted a $5 ride from a trio on May 30 lost his pizza when the car drove off with his $19 supreme pizza when he went inside his brother’s house to give him some money. ■■ A fuel tank and two 2,000-foot spools of electrical wiring were stolen from outside a Danielsville Street residence under renovation.
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with two counts of family violence simple assault, family violence battery, family violence false imprisonment, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. Elliott also had two outstanding probation violation warrants against him. Elliott is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail with no bond. Sex offender violates registration rules A 41-year-old Braselton man has been charged with a violation of his sex offender registration. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant on May 28 for Landry Keith Young for failure to register with the Sheriff’s Office within the required 72 hours prior to his birthday. Jackson has not yet been arrested. Sheriff Janis Mangum, “We take these matters very serious and the sex offenders in the county know the laws and the registration requirements. The Jackson County Sheriff’s has charged five sex offenders so far this year for not properly registering.” Tipline information Citizens are encouraged to notify their local law enforcement agencies of any suspicious persons, crimes or other relevant information by calling 911 or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706-367-8718. Also remember that you can provide information without being involved or identified by contacting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s anonymous tip line at 706-367-3784 to report any criminal or suspicious activity.
a $600 deposit and she was provided with two checks for $300 which she later notified police were no good. The other roommate had asked his bank not to cash the checks until after June 1. The parties were advised the matter was civil and the woman was advised to consult with her attorney. ■■ A man on a fourwheeler damaged sod behind Chateau Animal Hospital on May 27. The business owner witnessed the damage and followed the fourwheeler and advised the rider to stay off his property. He also notified authorities in case the four-wheeler returned. ■■ A second vandalism was reported May 28 in a home under construction in Clearwater Plantation. Paint was poured on the back porch. In the previous incident a week earlier, a window was broken out and sheetrock mud was spread over the walls. ■■ Police returned to Clearwater Plantation on May 29 where a person had fallen from scaffolding from more than 16 feet above the ground, hitting his head. Hall County Fire & Rescue was transporting the patient to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The responding officer was told the 18-yearold patient was working on the scaffold with two other people and attempted to jump onto a ladder when he slipped and fell. The spokesman did not respond to questions if the workers were tied in as they worked. They were
employed by a construction company from Cumming. ■■ An intoxicated person was reported May 30 at Bottom of the Cup and when police arrived, they found the man being held down in the parking lot by employees. The owner reported the man had become disruptive inside and tried to pick several fights before he was escorted outside. The owner said the man was so intoxicated that he fell several times in the parking and sustained lacerations to the face and head. The man said he had been beaten up by employees. The man had an altered level of consciousness and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by Hall County EMS. ■■ A driver on his way to work May 26 along Highway 211 watched a white van drop a five-gallon bucket to
Husband charged in shooting death Rodney Alan Kimsey II, the suspect in a domestic shooting inside a Hoschton home on May 28, was formally and charged two days after the couple’s 13-yearold daughter called 911 to report her mother had been shot. Kimsey, who was detained shortly after police arrived in the area of Platinum Court to find the man acting unusual. Reports show the man appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He was knocking on doors and “spouting unintelligible things.” Kimsey is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault and is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Kimsey in connection with the death of Melissa Kimsey, 30. Gwinnett County police responded to the Kimsey home about 4:35 a.m. on May 28 to find the female had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene as Gwinnett County EMS personnel also responded. Rodney Kimsey had been taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for evaluation. It was believed he stayed there until he was booked into jail Friday afternoon, though the nature of his treatment was unclear. Melissa Kimsey was described as a loving mother, daughter and friend to many in her obituary. She was and will always be missed. Visitation was held June 1 at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross/Peachtree Corners.
pain which covered the roadway and get onto the vehicle which began sliding due to the amount of paint. Two other cans of paint also fell from the van. Efforts were made to identify recovered paint buckets. ■■ Police responded to a fight report on Autumn Maple Drive on May 28. The situation apparently stemmed from the belief that an attempt was being made to sell drugs although the accused had no marijuana in the vehicle or in their possession. Only seed residue was located. The individuals were criminally trespassed from the property and the accusers were advised to allow law enforcement to handle any similar situations and not to attempt to intervene. They were also asked to talk with their son about the matter. A vehicle was stopped May
31 on Thompson Mill Road on a seat belt violation. The passenger was not buckled up. When the officer asked about illegal drugs in the car, which was not insured, a nervous negative response was received. The driver then exited the car and began running but then put his hands up in the air and surrendered. Theman had a small plastic bag of marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe. He was transported to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. ■■ A man was transported from a Mossy Oak Landing location on May 31 when he agreed to a voluntary mental evaluation after a dispute. ■■ A man who yelled an obscenity at a law enforcement in the crowded parking lot of the Pilot Travel Center was taken into custody for disorderly conduct charges on June 1.
Braselton Police ■■ A civil matter was reported on May 27 at a Jessie Cronic Court location where a roommate was attempting to remove her belongings from the home she was being asked to leave without the proper 30-day eviction notice. She notified police when the other resident became verbally abusive and was concerned. She said the other roommate owed her
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church news Hoschton United Methodist Church will will hold a Father’s Day celebration service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 15. Homecoming will be celebrated at Hoschton United Methodist Church on July 20. Vacation Bible School will be July 21-25.
Mark your calendars to support these events. Hoschton United Methodist Church is located at 12 Mulberry St., and Bell Avenue behind City Square. Contact Pastor Marvin Mason at the church office at 706654-1422. sss
The Church of Hoschton invites the community to worship with them. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with the morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening worship at 6. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Cory Sexton at 678-234-9408
OBITUARIES Randall Akins
Died May 27, 2014 Randall Akins, 65, of Auburn, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at his residence. A native of Anniston, Ala., he was a former resident of Opelika, Ala., and had resided here for the past 26 years. He attended Bethlehem Church and was an employee of Ryerson Metals. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sue Akins; children, Jana Davis of Monroe, Derek Akins of Cusseta, Ala., and Tyler Akins of Auburn; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; mother, Vivian Pressley of Cusseta, Ala.; father, Loyd B. Akins of Valley, Ala.; siblings, Doris (Earl) Leamer, Vickie Kalla, Denise (Timmy) Deas and Jamie Pressley, all of Cusseta, Ala., and Dean (Cindy) Franklin of Opelika, Ala.; mother-in-law, Syval Hawkin; brothers-in-law, James (Renate’) Hawkins, Jimmy (Darlene) Hawkins and Riley Hawkins; sisterin-law, Lorraine (Louie) Rodriquez; and a number of nieces, nephews and many friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 5, 2014
Died May 25, 2014 James Broadus Bonnemer Sr., 69, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. A native of Clarke County, he was a son of the late Sidney Bonnemer and Dannie Williams Bowen. Mr. Bonnemer was retired from the U.S. Navy and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Wood Bonnemer; son, James Broadus Bonnemer Jr.; daughters, Sherry (Chris) Densmore, Hope Bonnemer and Valarie (Dustin) Turk; brother, Sidney Bonnemer; sisters, Jackie Hall and Barbara Preston; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial followed at the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 5, 2014
Died May 28, 2014 Jeannie Diana Bradshaw, 32, of Winder, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was survived by her significant other, Garcia “Cowboy” Flores of Winder; mother, Mary Hart Bradshaw of Winder; brothers, Joseph Hart of Hampton, Jeff Bradshaw and Angel and Joel Bradshaw, all of Winder; nieces, Vannessa Bradshaw and April Millican; nephews, Adam Millican, Jeffery Bradshaw Jr., Aaron Millican and Blake 0; and great-nephew, Bentley Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Bradshaw. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Barry Peppers officiating. Interment followed in Hill Haven Memory Gardens, located in Monroe. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, June 5, 2014
loved the mountains, nature, the beach and motorcycling. She worked for 29 years at AT&T and retired from Lucent Technologies in 2001. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Jim Cleveland; daughter, Stephanie Nicole Cleveland and son-in-law Guido Casalini of Flowery Branch; nieces, Shelly and Jennifer; nephews, Brad, Dale and Greg; and granddaughter, Mataya. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dolores Gall; and brothers, Tommy Gall and Bobby Gall. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel followed by a celebration of life reception and art exhibit at the Hoschton Depot. The Rev. Luis Ortiz will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your favorite charity. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, June 5, 2014
Died June 2, 2014 Charles Danger, 72, of Winder, died Monday, June 2, 2014. A native of Atlanta, he was the son of the late Norman C. and Bertha Mae Elder Dangar. He was also preceded in death by sisters, LaVerne Shedd and Mary Ann Siple. Survivors include sisters, Vivian Healan of Hoschton and Jean Shoemaker of Winder; special niece, Tammy Sims of Winder; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and – nephews; and several greatgreat-nieces. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the College Park Cemetery with Mr. Joe Watkins officiating. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 5, 2014
Christopher Keith Jones
Died May 25, 2014 Christopher Keith Jones, 26, of Winder, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Arrangements are being handled by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, www. lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966 The Paper, June 5, 2014
Arlene Marie Lovejoy
Died May 31, 2014 Arlene Marie Lovejoy, 56, of Gainesville, died Saturday, May 31,2014. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she was a daughter of Madeline Jewell Wellman of Nine Mile, W.Va., and the late Kyle Dewane Scraggs. She worked at Direct Sales International for many years and was a homemaker. Mrs. Lovejoy attended Revival Baptist Church in Pendergrass and previously at Pinegrove Methodist Church in Midkiff, W.Va. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Fredrick Lovejoy; and nephew, Michael Harris. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her sons, Steven, Jason and Brandon Lovejoy; daughters-in-law, Jennifer Lovejoy, Terri Lovejoy and Rosa Love-
joy; mother-in-law, Rosetta Lovejoy of Ranger, W.Va.; sister, Tammy Moses of Gainesville; grandchildren, Hunter, Rhiannon, Brandon Jr., Cheyenne, Adelyn Lovejoy, Hannah LaValley, Taylor and Kyle Freeman; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at McGheeHandley Funeral Home Chapel, located at 6670 McClellan St., in West Hamlin, W.Va., with the Rev. Donald Lovejoy officiating. Interment will follow at WellmanBellomy Cemetery on Nine Mile Road. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, June 5, 2014
Edna Marie Jackson Mangum
Died May 19, 2014 An angel called home by our Heavenly Father, Edna Marie Jackson Mangum, 72, of Flowery Branch, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at New Horizon Lanier Park from an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday, June 2, 2014, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Flowery Branch. She was laid to rest next to her husband at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville. The Rev Clack Stubbs, Pastor Ricky Stone of Gainesville and Pastor Scott Wilson of Flowery Branch officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Jackson, Johnny Jackson and Larry Sexton, and Love in Action group and Senior Adults from Zion Hill were in an honorary section. Special thanks to New Horizon Lanier Park staff and friends, and everyone from Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1941 in Hall County, she was a daughter of the late Frank Arlington and Birtie Mae (Little) Jackson. On March 7, 1959, she married the love of her life, James Carroll “Tody” Mangum. They were married for 19 years. She was the owner operator along with her husband at EM Mangum Grocery & Service Station & Wrecker Service for 16 years and also owner of Edna’s Fashions. She also worked off and on for 20 years with Tupperware and seven years with Olan Mills Studios. She is a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church of Flowery Branch. Mrs. Mangum was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Marion and Minnie Nix Jackson and Clyde R. and Reba H. (Dobbs) Little; brothers, James (Jimmy) Jackson and Charles Robert Jackson; sister and spouse, Mary Frank (Frankie) and Moses Armour. She loved her Lord and Savior, her family and friends and she was known for her green plants and pictures. She is loved by all who knew her. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Barron Grant of Gainesville and Pamela and Paul Clendennin of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Lindsey (Grant) and Wesley Erickson and Laura Grant, all of Gainesville, and Trent Clendennin, Kellie Clendennin and Kaelin Clendennin, all of Flowery Branch; greatgrandson, Brooks Erickson; brother-in-law, Talmadge Mangum; sister-in-law Evelyn Mangum; other relatives;
Michael Andrew Brendle
Died May 23, 2014 Michael Andrew Brendle, 25, of Winder, died Friday, May 23, 2014. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Lawson Funeral Home. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, June 5, 2014
Died May 29, 2014 Sandra Gall Cleveland, 64, of Hoschton, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Sandra was an artist who
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Died June 1, 2014 Helen Moore, 91, of Gainesville, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a long, fulfilling life. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with inurnment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Dave Channell will officiate. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park South Funeral Home following the service. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Lakewood, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Hudak. She was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Bedford, Ohio, and attended Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch. She was retired from Stouffers Frozen Foods in Solon, Ohio, where she had been an assistant mail room supervisor and had worked for several years as a receptionist for Light of Hearts Villa, Bedford, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell H. Moore; brothers, Joe, John, Andy and Steve Hudak; and sister, Marie Paskert. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and RuthAnn Moore of North Miami Beach, Fla., and Tom and Bonnie Moore of Gainesville, sons, Terry Moore of Hampton, Va., and
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Kevin Moore of Eastlake, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, www.eagleranch.org or Light of Heart Villa, 283 Union Street, Bedford, Ohio 44146, 404-232-1991. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, June 5, 2014
Sophia Capri Thornhill
Died May 25, 2014 Sophia Capri Thornhill, age 3 months, of Winder, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Born Feb. 22, 2014 in Winder, Sophia was preceded in death by her grandmother, Shelia Fowler, and great-grandparents, Nora and Roger Harris and Junior Smith. Survivors include her parents, Julie Smith and Danny Thornhill Jr.; siblings, Dasean Smith and Leah Thornhill; grandparents, Sharon Morton, Danny Thornhill Sr., and Dwight Smith; greatgrandmother, Mary Smith; and step-grandfather, Chuck Morton. A funeral service was held Friday, May 30, 2014, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 5, 2014
Todd M. Van Parys
Died June 1, 2014 Todd M. Van Parys, 47, of Flowery Branch, died suddenly on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home. The Rev. Herrin Torrey will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, June 6. Born Hicks in Bay City, Mich., on Jan. 31, 1967, he was a son of the late Michael Van Parys and late Bonnie Kay Hicks. Todd enjoyed all things racing, go karts, fourwheelers......even his daily commute. He was active in the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing series and spent his free time getting his toys ready to go racing or riding. He was involved in karting for kids, a charitable organization in Florida. He also had a soft spot for feral cats, helping to feed, house and even neuter them, but not before naming them....Will Feral, Colin Feral, etc. His passion, compassion, humor and love will be missed by all. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Sue Willett Van Parys; daughter; Hailey Michelle Van Parys; son, Jesse Michael Van Parys; grandmother, Evelyn Boven of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother, Chris Van Parys of Oak Ridge, N.C.; stepfather, Michael Hicks of Flowery Branch; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews from Florida to Michigan. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Planned PEThood, 2860 Buford Highway F2, Duluth, GA 30096, (678561-3491). Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, June 5, 2014
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Richard Hoard book-signing is Saturday By Katie Griffin
SEND OFF FOR A VETERAN
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Jefferson and Jackson County provided a proper send-off for Hal Puett, a World War II Naval veteran who was selected for an honor flight to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The Jefferson Fire Department flew an American and a Naval flag and American Legion Post 56 members, who sponsored the trip for Puett, wished him well.
Hal Puett takes honor flight to see memorial Hal Puett downplays his role in the World War II effort but fellow members of the American Legion Post 56 wanted him to make the honor trip to see the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. On May 28, a brief send-off celebration was held. He said he expected the trip, which he was making with fellow American Legion member Wayne Brown as his escort, would refresh some memories for him. He said he recalled he and two others, his first cousin Frank Lee Wood who went town aboard the USS Plymouth gunboat, and Max Chambers, who served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa, enlisted together to serve the country. The young men decided to answer the call to help in the war and volunteered for the duration. Puett says he had it easy during wartime when he was assigned to teach radio communications for 26 months as a part of preflight training provided to pilots at the University of Georgia. He said he had the opportunity to reconnect with some of those pilots after the war. “It’s a small world,” he said.
Puett carries in his wallet a card showing he is a lifetime charter member of the National World War II Memorial because he answered the letter from Bob Dole and made a donation. He said there are other veterans more deserving of
making the honor flight but he said he was humbled to be honored. Puett said he has the utmost respect for those soldiers who did not come back and it is to them that a debt of gratitude is owed by all who are free.
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Jefferson native Richard Hoard will be holding a booksigning session at Our Town Antiques in downtown Commerce from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Hoard’s latest book entitled “Through Fear of Death” is about his close encounters with patients on their death beds and how it has affected him personally. For the past four years, Hoard has worked as a hospice chaplain and, during those four years, he has seen many deaths. “When I was a ministerial student, I took a clinical pastoral education class and I was assigned to the pediatric floor of a research hospital,” Hoard said. “I had 36 deaths in the course of a semester and with kids mostly,” he said. “It stretched me to the point of questioning my going into the ministry. I asked a lot of questions about myself and about God.” This, along with his 13 years as pastor of Oconee River Church in Watkinsville, has given him the strength and determination he needed to finish this book that he started in 2005. The main character, 31-year-old Joe Belder, mimics Hoard’s duties at the pediatric hospital. This experience transforms Belder, who is married with two children. The main character finds himself fighting to maintain his sanity as he pursues a degree in ministry. The confusion and pain that come when terminally ill children are not healed and Belder’s unanswered prayers seem to drive Belder to his breaking point. Hoard explains that working in hospice can be very difficult for the chaplains and the nurses and social workers. The toll that working in hospice takes on one’s mind and soul can clearly be seen in this book. This book is fiction but is written from a real-life perspective. “Some of the patients need closure or an opportunity to look back over their life or verbalize their faith,” he said. “Through Fear of Death” was released in book form in May and can also be purchased as an E-book. For more information about Richard Hoard, visit oconeeriverchurch.org and for more information about the book signing event, call Our Town Antiques at 706-335-8065.
Richard Hoard will be signing his book, “Through Fear of Death” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Our Town Antiques in downtown Commerce.
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3 brave souls offer lessons of life and its end When we were children, we played “Mamas and Daddies” or “House.” It was a time when we would act out, in our own way, how grown-ups live within a family. In my kindergarten class, it was called the “Housekeeping Center,” not the kitchen, although it had a child-size stove, refrigerator, cupboard and table, all made of wood. It was all a part of learning how to live. We also watched the families of television. There were the Cleavers of “Leave it to Beaver,” the Andersons of “Father Knows Best,” and the Stones of “The Donna Reed Show.” We had a few single parents. There was Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son, Opie. There was Steve Douglas and his three sons, Mike, Robbie and Chip. An orphaned boy, Ernie, who was adopted by Steve, later replaced Mike. All of these shows had the element of a widower. We never heard much about the late wife, but it was good TV. Playing house and watching TV shows may not have taught us about life, but they gave us a glimpse of living. As I grow older, I realize that watching the lives of others sometimes prepares us for life’s final chapter, death. Recently, three men I knew completed their battles with cancer. Their passing taught me so much about death. They each fought a heck of a fight, but they each gave a few life lessons about dying. Wayne Dempsey was a member of an old family in Rome. He had been a top administrator at Shorter College, a hometown college and his alma mater. When Ed Schrader came to Brenau University from Shorter, he brought Dempsey with him. Wayne was an accountant by trade, but he was a talented musician with prowess on the piano and French horn. A few years back, Wayne got the news that he had cancer, but he fought and fought again. An example
Harris Blackwood of his determination was in December of 2012, when his mouth was tender from chemotherapy. He was determined to play his horn in the church orchestra at the Christmas musical ... and did. He eventually went back to his hometown, where he continued to fight until a few weeks ago. Dennis Pitts was a county commissioner, who was among the first staff members of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. He traveled all across North Georgia on Cagle’s behalf. Then came the news of cancer. Cagle, who was at Pitts’ side for many of his difficult treatments, said the procedures were intended to kill the cancer but nearly killed his friend. I saw him several times over the past few years and thought to myself that he would not be with us long. But he rallied and he rallied again. He rode his bicycle 55 miles on his 55th birthday. Not bad for a man who had literally brushed with death. Then there was Emmett Holley. Emmett was a builder, who found out he had cancer in his eye, which had to be removed. It didn’t slow him down for long. He found a new zeal for life and then, in time, the cancer was back. I’m told he encouraged others in the room with his strong faith while sitting in a chair getting chemotherapy. When his only means of exercise was water aerobics, he was the darling of his classmates, a group of older ladies. TV dads may have shown us how some live. But these three men showed us how to squeeze every drop out of life. In doing so, they taught us that final lesson: how to die. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.
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Enduring a life of bad decisions When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse. Bless her heart. She was as sweet as any woman could be but for all the time I knew her, she made bad decisions. I don’t believe that she ever made a choice by looking further out than five minutes. There were occasional times when she asked others for advice but whenever it went against what she wanted — and usually it did — she ignored it. She always did exactly what she wanted to do and backed it up with some kind of ridiculous reasoning. I remember the time some 25 years ago when she emptied out her retirement fund to buy a house she couldn’t afford. For goodness sake, she bought one with a swimming pool when she had not even had a bathing suit on in over 30 years. “It’s a good investment,” she claimed, overlooking the fact that using retire-
ment money for a house is never a good idea. When taxes on it were due on her annual return, she had to borrow money to pay them. In her earlier years, whatever she wanted, she bought. Regardless of how expensive or absurd. Though she never admitted it, her philosophy was clearly, “Why save a dollar when you can spend two? Charge what you don’t have.” Of course, it caught up with her. These things always do. The house proved too costly in upkeep for her pocketbook so it ran down into pitiful shape. Her parents died just in time to give her a small inheritance that kept her going for a bit longer. For many years, I watched her struggle as she worried monthly over finding the money to pay her power bill or fix her car.
In the “good ol’ days,” men didn’t participate in child care much, smoking was good for you and a whole car cost about $43. On the other hand, the “good ol’ days” didn’t include cable TV. Let’s call it even. Today, fathers are expected to take more of a hands-on role in parenting, mostly out of necessity. One income simply doesn’t go as far as it used to. As the father of three, I’ve had my share of child care experiences, incidents, accidents, catastrophes and scrapes with the law over the years. Thus, I feel it is my responsibility to share with the general population, and in particular, younger dads, some of my house husband/father tips, nuggets of sage advice, profanity-laced anecdotes and dire warnings in hopes everyone can learn from my wisdom and stupidity. That said, I impart the truth as I know it:
First of all, a dip in a pool, or a pond, does qualify as a bath. The basic idea in bathing is to get the child wet enough so that some
Len Robbins of the dirt falls off. That’s about the extent of it. Word of caution: Children can be slippery when wet.
Dressing your children For fathers dressing children, boys are easy. You pick one of the many Georgia Bulldog outfits. Even I can figure out what matches. For little girls, though, you actually have to colorcoordinate. Why? I don’t know. I think it embarrasses the mother if you don’t. When our daughter was very young, I could gauge if my daughter’s outfit matched by the reaction of the ladies at the day care when we walked in the door. If they started laughing hysterically, I knew I had committed a fashion faux pas.
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lar price, much below what I paid. It ended my speculation in the stock market. I learned a costly lesson. People like Miss Ondia Mae are fascinating to me because their major decisions are always bad. They don’t learn from their mistakes. They don’t take past decisions into account when making other decisions. People like this who ask for my advice NEVER take it if it goes against what they want to do. Not me. When I have a decision to make that I am not well-equipped for, I call someone who is smarter and has more experience. When someone wiser than I makes a recommendation, I take it. If it goes against what I want to do, I get a second opinion. Which is the primary reason that I don’t have a house with a swimming pool. But I can pay the power bill without worry. 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.
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Once when she needed a new set of tires, she stayed home for two months until she could put together enough of down payment that the tire store would sell them to her on an installment plan. “That’s no way to live,” I thought to myself every time I ran into her and had a conversation. Once, many years ago, I even said to her, “This adds so much stress to your life. Why don’t you sell the house? Downsize and do something manageable?” “Because,” she replied, “I’d have to take a loss on it and I can’t afford that.” Her reasoning always made perfect sense to her. As I watched her life unfold, the more she spent, the more I tried to save. I don’t want to be 60, worrying how to pay my utilities because I squandered money. We all make bad decisions in our lifetime in one way or the other. Several years ago, I had an Internet stock that had gone up in purchase price over 1,000 percent. I didn’t sell because greed got the best of me. It plummeted to a cel-
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Some tips: If lying down next to them and faking like you are snoring (or actually snoring) doesn’t work, put them in front of the TV with either CNN or a soccer match on. A shot of Benadryl always helps as well.
A day with the kids There are two different modes of activity when I keep the kids on a Saturday in our house: Football season mode and nonfootball season mode. When it’s not football season, go to a playground or ride bikes or go swimming. When it’s football season, I utilized the “Ring of Death” when my children were younger. To make a “Ring of Death” of your own, do the following: Grab every sofa cushion, pillow or small mattress in the house, arranging them in a circular pattern. Throw one gallon of ice cream, two large plastic spoons, some dolls or action figures, and two foam baseball bats (plastic rakes will do in a pinch) into the “Ring of Death.” Get some duct tape and oven mitts, taping oven mitts tightly around
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childrens’ hands. Throw children over cushions into “Ring of Death.” Come back at halftime to check on them. My children loved the “Ring of Death.” Some would contend that it’s not fair to pit a 3-year-old against a 10-month-old in such an environment, but the 10-month-old actually enjoyed taking a beating. And is not scared of anything now as a third-grader. And if college doesn’t work out, he’ll always have a promising career as a bouncer.
What to say Even if the kids are complete and utter angels, never let the wife know it. When she comes home, whether it’s been an hour or two days, act like the kids were horrible and the place was a madhouse while she was gone. It will help explain why the house is in such a mess. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.
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Reading promotion is under way for summer By Katie Griffin
order to participate in our exciting celebration once they return to school in August.
The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) recently released the 2014 Summer Reading Initiative because reading during the summer can prevent learning loss that sets students behind once the academic school year begins in the fall. “No student should have to start the school year having fallen behind,” said John Barge, State School Superintendent. Barge continues to say that the loss of learning during the summer is preventable so they are committed to preventing as little learning loss as possible. “When students read over the summer, they can actually make gains in achievement. All of Georgia’s students deserve that,” said Barge. The DOE is working alongside the Get Georgia Reading campaign, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and the Council of Chief State School Officers to encourage summer reading. All students are challenged to read every day this summer, for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Find a Book, Georgia website at http:// www.lexile.com/fab/ga/ or visit their local library to make a summer reading pledge. Then they can use the website or local library to find book recommendations and log the number of hours read.
East Jackson Elementary: You’ve worked so hard throughout the school year. Please don’t “BLOW IT” by getting caught by the Summer Slide. READ, READ, READ over the summer! Visit www.jackson.k12.ga.us/eje
The suggested summer reading goals for students based on grade levels are: • K-2 students: 10 books • 3-5 students: 8 chapter books • 6-12 students: 5 fiction books and 5 nonfiction books Reading is encouraged because students need strong reading skills in order to be successful at school and eventually in their place of work. Studies have proven that students who read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to be successful later in life. Students who do not meet this milestone usually struggle in the later grades. Below is the list of Jackson County Schools that are participating in the Summer Reading Challenge and the websites from each school that provide the list and directions towards reading success this summer. North Jackson Elementary: NJES has a challenge for you! Join us as we “Splash Into Reading.” The website www.njes-summer-reading.weebly. com<http://www.njes-summer-reading. weebly.com/> will house all of the details. Students can print out the Splash Tracker from the site or they will be available at the school. They will read 1,000 minutes in
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to churn butter, bake bread – the old fashioned way, stitch sandals, make rope, herd camels, clean the Israelite way, create sand art and weave like a pro. To register kids from age 3 through fifth grade, go to www. hamiltonmillpc.com. Registration fee is $15 per child / maximum of $40 per family and includes dinner and bandura. What a deal. sss First Baptist Church of Jefferson announces Vacation Bible School for June 8-12. All children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade are welcomed to join in for Agency D3 – Where kids learn to discover, decide
Benton Elementary: BES is partnering with the Nicholson Public Library to encourage students to read over the summer. The Nicholson Public Librarian presented a program to all BES Students to encourage them to visit the library over the summer. The public library has a number of activities slated for students. Information about the summer reading challenge is on the website at www. jackson.k12.ga.us/be and a Facebook message has been sent. Also, a summer program will be held for students that includes fitness, reading and technology. South Jackson Elementary: SJES has set up a website that has all of the information about our summer reading. It is www.sjessummer.weebly.com. Students have a reading log that they will fill out. If students turn in their completed reading logs in August, they will be able to attend a popsicle party. Gum Springs Elementary: Information about the GSES Summer Reading Program can be found at gsessummer-reading.weebly.com/ East Jackson Middle School: EJMS has ordered copies of Wonder by R.J. Palacio for every student to read over the summer. This is a hard-back book that will be given to all rising fifth, sixth and seventh graders, and each student should read this book in order to participate in several activities that will be presented in the fall by all middle school teachers. The students will also be provided with log-in and access information to e-books on Destiny through Monday mail and/or social media. That way, they will be able to select five fiction books and five non-fiction books to read over the summer as part of the GaDOE Summer Reading Challenge For more information, visit the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge Website: www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx. For more information on summer reading loss, visit www.lexile.com/using-lexile/summer-reading/ or http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=know_the_facts
and defend their faith in Jesus from 5:30-8 p.m. June 8-12. Pre-register at www.fbcjefferson.org. The church is located at 246 Washington St., in Jefferson. Dr. Michael Helms is senior pastor. sss BLAST OFF Vacation Bible School at Arbor Pointe Church. Children Pre-K through fifth grade are invited to Arbor Pointe Church for Vacation Bible School on June 27-29. VBS will be from 6-8:30 p.m. and will include games, crafts, music, and Bible stories. Sunday night will be a churchwide celebration and ice cream social. Register online at www.arborpointe.org. You’re invited to worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 115 Towne Center Parkway in Hoschton. Nursery is provided, and Sunday
School is offered through fifth grade. Visit www. arborpointe.org. sss Covenant Baptist Church is now meeting in West Jackson Primary School on Highway 53 in Braselton. Covenant Baptist Church is a familyintegrated, gospel centered church whose mission is to make disciples of Christ and equip families to grow in Him. We invite you to join each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Bible class and 10:30 a.m. for worship service. Nursery and children’s church is provided. Todd Coble is the pastor and you may reach him at 678316-0273. Visit covbc.org. sss
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Set to be Home Run Readers thus summer are Beck brothers of Braselton – Dodge, 4, Cannon, 6, and Hunter, 12, pictured with Braselton Subway Manager Shirley Barlow.
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Libraries teaming up with the Atlanta Braves Libraries across Georgia are partnering again with the Atlanta Braves and its summer reading program, “Home Run Readers,” presented by Subway. The outreach program encourages students to build a love for reading, reduce any learning loss during non-school months and advance their reading skills as well. Terry Wilburn and Shirley Barlow of the Braselton Subway on Highway 53 are enthusiastic supporters of the program. “Summer reading, baseball and Subway
are a winning combination,” says Braves VP Jim Allen. And Bev Adkins, director of the Braselton Library, adds, “it’s a triple play for the home team.” Students in grades K-12 may earn readers’ rewards for reading books and completing an online activity. Reward tickets may be redeemed for certain games in June, July, August or September. Complete program rules, a list of suggested titles and registration forms are at www. braves.com/reading.
Summer library happenings The Braselton Library will launch its summer fun at 11:30 a.m. on Friday with Savannah Balloons at New Liberty United Methodist Church. Flight of the Navigator will be featured as the Monday Movie Madness at 10:30 a.m. on June 9. Clean Water Rules with Braselton environmental specialist Yvonne Wise presenting at 11:30 a.m. program in Braselton Park on June 13. The Jefferson Public Library is hosting
Point. Church starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays at 4532 Highway 53 in the auditorium of Lawson Funeral Home. Join Pastors Mike McGuire and Joey Durmire as we gather together as a faith community. Call the church office at 706-6580300 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
its summer programming at Jefferson Civic Center. At 2 p.m. on June 5, it’s a science show with lab coat kids. On June 12, also at 2 p.m., magician Keith Karnock will entertain. For grades 6-12, the Jefferson Library is hosting a comic book workshop from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10. The workshop will be presented by the creator of Galaxy Man who is also owner of Galactic Quest Comic Book Store. See more about summer offerings at all the Piedmont Regional Library locations by visiting prlib.org
sss Wednesday morning Bible study resumes at Arbor Pointe. On Wednesdays this summer, join others at Arbor Pointe Church as we study the New Testament letters of 1 & 2 Peter. This Bible Study is open to anyone and meets at Arbor Pointe at 10 a.m.
Arbor Pointe Church is located in the Towne Center complex, Towne Center Parkway, Hoschton. For more information, contact Pastor Brad Greene, brad@ arborpointe.org, 770-2726778. Submit your Church News to editor@ clickthepaper.com
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Hall of Fame honors for Coach McFerrin BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
Former Jefferson High School football head coach T. McFerrin has a resume a mile long, a proven success record and now he can add Hall of Fame Inductee to his celebrated list of accomplishments. “I’m very honored to have been selected to the Hall of Fame,” said McFerrin. “This award means a lot to me and I’m humble to have received such a great award.” The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association held the
ceremony May 31. McFerrin led the 2012 Dragons to a state championship, winning his second title in high school football. His first came in 1995 in Elbert County. In his career, he’s earned 13 region titles, had 10 undefeated regular seasons and made four state title appearances, all at different schools. He is currently ranked fourth in all-time wins in the state of Georgia. McFerrin admitted that he’s enjoyed all the success at the high school level but being inducted into the Hall of Fame takes the cake.
“You can’t get into the Hall of Fame until your retire and – it’s the ultimate achievement. This is the pinnacle of my career,” McFerrin said. The well-respected coach has more high school tennis championships than football, earning a 3-peat at Tucker in 1988, 1989 and 1990. McFerrin was accompanied by Jefferson City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jackson, who gave McFerrin the coaching job at Elbert County in 1990 and later at Jefferson. The induction ceremony drew the largest crowd in the history of the
event, seeing more than 440 people. The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association had six inductees, which included Johnny Farmer (Fannin County), Buck Godfrey (Southwest DeKalb), Lee Gower (Walton), Jimmy Hires (Richmond Hill) and Rodney Walker, who saw stints at Peach County, Sandy Creek and West Rome, among others. The coaches now have a bronze plaque worth $4,000 hanging on the Wall of Fame and each were given a medallion which they are asked
to wear anytime they attend a Hall of Fame event. McFerrin has been the man of the hour as late, capturing plenty of attention and accolades as he settles into retirement. McFerrin was awarded the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Falcons and was Atlanta Journal-Constitution Coach of the Year in 2012.
T. McFerrin, who led the state champ 2012 Dragons, has been inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
WERA heats up the track Road Atlanta is hosting weekend of cycles fun BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
The Western Eastern Road Association will get things rolling for the month of June at Road Atlanta this weekend. WERA, which caters to motorcycle enthusiasts, will feature separate categories of one of the hottest shows on two wheels. The National Challenge Series will highlight the event on June 8. June 6 will see the WERA Vintage Riders along with practice sessions for all riders. The lightweight novices, experts and vintage racers will test the track to put finishing touches on their times before their final showing June 8. The Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series will take place June 7 with a showing from Integrity RV Senior Super-
During last year’s Western Easterm Road Association events at Road Atlanta, Doug Chellew captured these images. The cyclists and Chellew will be back at it again this weekend with the National Challenge Series on June 8.
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Jason Bates took the win in the Outlaw Late Model contest at Gresham Motorsports Park on May 31. He held on against Matthew Wragg to get to victory lane.
Outlaw Late Models highlight Stockerama BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
Harsh showers temporarily derailed the Stockerama event May 31 at Gresham Motorsports Park but, once the drivers hit the track, it was competitive as local
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Hawks shine in Gwinnett County All-Star game Abernathy, Parham play in double-header under Shelton BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
Mill Creek High School’s Kyle Abernathy and Austin Parham were selected to play in the Gwinnett County All-Star game last week. They made their final appearance on the diamond a memorable one. The two played in a doubleheader under former head coach Cliff Shelton, who spent more than three decades at the helm at Greater Atlanta Christian. Both Hawks said they were surprised and humbled at their invite but excited to suit up again. “It meant a lot to me to be selected to play in the game, especially since it was my last season. I really enjoyed being able to play one last game with some of my teammates,” said Parham. ‘The All-Star game was an amazing experience to play alongside some of the guys I’ve grown up playing with,” said Abernathy. Team Shelton won both games by scores of 8-4 and 15-10. Some of Gwinnett’s finest squared off on the diamond, including Mountain View’s A.J. Moore and Steve Tomlinson of Peachtree Ridge to name a couple. Typically the squads are
foes but they put their differences aside to close out their senior season with a win. Abernathy and Parham belted RBI singles to cash in runs for the squad. “It was the closing of a chapter we all got to experience together in the same dugout which was odd because we have competed against each other for the past few years,” said Abernathy. Parham, who was Mill Creek’s catcher, put together a stellar season behind the plate. His acrobatic saves and dependable hits aided the Hawks to make a postseason run down to the second round of the AAAAAA playoffs. “This was by far the best season I’ve had as a catcher. I’m just thrilled I was able I go out there and help my team be successful,” said Parham. Abernathy was also selected to play in the All-State game in Columbus last weekend with some of the best athletes in the state. Despite their talent, both have decided to put their cleats to rest for good. “All along I’ve put my education as my top priority over sports. I was accepted into the University of Georgia, a school which several
family members have been part of and I could not give up the opportunity to receive an education from one of the best schools in the state,” said Abernathy. “I feel like it’s time for me to take my life in a direction that does not include playing baseball,” said Parham. According to head coach Doug Jones, Abernathy put together the finest season offensively in the history of the program. Abernathy was motivated to play the game at its highest level as a tribute to his late father who passed away from pancreatic cancer last year. “He was always an integral part of my baseball career and I knew a season without him in the stands would be a challenge. Yet, I knew I would make him proud regardless of how I played. I was blessed with a successful season that I dedicate to him and his love and hard work he displayed all his life,” said Abernathy. For The Paper
Austin Parham and Kyle Abernathy were also selected for last weekend’s All-State game action in Columbus.
Jefferson to host local camp
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Jefferson will host a baseball camp June 16-19 for athletes ages 6-13. The cost is $65 before June 13 and $70 after. Each camper will be given a T-shirt. The camp will allow future and current -Dragons to build on their skills while developing new ones. The camp will also receive instruction on base running, fielding, hitting and throwing from JHS coaches and players. Contest winners will be given a trophy. For more information, contact Tommy Knight at 678-313-9967.
The Reunion Golf Club will be offering a Junior Golf Camp throughout June, July and August. The cost is $275 for those who are members and $300 for guests. The camp is great for those wanting sharpen their skills or athletes that are new to the sport. Each camp session will last four days and snacks and lunch will be provided. Each camper will be able to learn in an easy-going setting as six campers will be assigned per one instructor. There may be an additional charge for any camper wishing to purchase a club. For more information, contact Van Lockett at VLockett@pga.com or call 404-514-8155.
The Jackson County Comprehensive High School baseball team has a complete schedule set for June. The Panthers will compete in the Piedmont College Tournament in which the varsity players will see action June 6-8.The team will then play at Oglethorpe County June 9 at 4 p.m. before competing in the Madison County Summer Tourney, which will see numerous games for the junior varsity and varsity team June 1214. Visit jcpantherathletics.com for more information.
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GOLDEN SOUTH INVITATION
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Atahualpa Severino delivers a pitch in this previous game. The Gwinnett Braves dropped the series against Rochester but closed out the four games with a 6-0 win that saw two homers. The Gwinnett Braves are in the middle of a four-game home series against Columbus which won Tuesday 5-1. The G Braves will host Rochester June 7-10.
G Braves avoid sweep by Rochester with 11 hits
University of Tennessee committee Tyler Woodrome was invited to compete in an invite only meet in Orlando called the Golden South mile. He ran the mile in 4 hours 17 minutes. Woodrome won the 1600-meter run at the region 7-AAAAAA championship and also finished second in the 800-meter run. He finished third in the 1600-meter run at the AAAAAA state meet.
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Red Wings returning to CoolRay June 7-10 By CHARLES PHELPS
The Gwinnett Braves avoided being swept by the Rochester Red Wings on Monday, winning the fourth game 6-1. Gwinnett pitcher Yunesky Maya recorded eight strikeouts in his dominant seven-inning outing. The Braves’ bats were alive, too, recording 11 hits by nine of their 11 different batters during the game. First baseman Mark Hamilton sparked
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the Braves in the fifth inning, with a 1-0 lead, Hamilton belted a three-run home run to put the Braves ahead 4-0. Right fielder Brandon Boggs added to the offense, hammering a two-run home run in the eighth inning giving the Braves 6-0 lead. He finished with two hits in the game. Tyler Pastornicky and Christian Bethancourt each recorded two hits, as well. Rochester’s lone run came off the bat of designated hitter Brad Nelson, who recorded a home run in the bottom of the ninth, but the rally fell short.
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Maggie Newman will continue her education and throwing career as she recently accepted a scholarship offer from Brenau University. Pictured, Front L-R: Laura Newman, Maggie, Rusty Newman, Coach Richard Ludwig of Brenau University. Rear, L-R: Athletic Director Tim Corbett, coach Kasey McDonaldThrows, Grant Newman, Carson Newman and Gwen Newman. She took first place in discus at the Jackson County track and field championship and also took third place in the shot put at the same meet. She finished third at the state meet in discus.
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Jason Bates went head-to-head with Matthew Wragg and took the checkered flag. See Doug Chellew’s photo gallery of more Stockerama action at ClickThePaper.com
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Cantrell and Jackie Daniel earned points in their respective wins and divisions. In the Mini Stock Division, Cantrell rose to the top of the leader board, which was previously held by Scotty Beck. It was a 25-lap duel between Ford Mustangs.
Daniel picked up another win, making it two on the season in the 25-lap Sportsman. But it was the Outlaw Late Model that had everyone’s attention. Jason Bates and Matthew Wragg went head-to-head for the 30 laps. Wragg kept the race close but Bates had enough in the tank to keep Wragg at bay and walk away with the win. The track will heat up again June 12 in the GMP Street Drag Race, visit greshammotorsportspark.com for more information.
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Kyle Beverly, R, was a competitor during the 2014 Hawks season.
Kyle Beverly named Brine High School All-American Kyle Beverly, son of Ste- the top high school lacrosse teams will compete to beven and Stephanie Beverly, players in the country to come the 2014 National a 12th-grader at Mill Creek one venue, where regional Champion. High School, has been named as a 2014 Brine National High School All-American. He has also been selected to represent the JUNE 16-20 southeast region at the HOG MTN. $ 130 Fee 2014 Brine National LaCOMPLEX crosse Classic. 9am - 3pm The classic will be FLOWERY AGES 7-14 held June 30 through BRANCH July 3 in Boyds, Md. The Brine National COACH ROBERT SAPP 770-287-3309 Lacrosse Classic brings
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Defending our faith is no laughing matter There are people who have devoted serious careers to the study of humor, and many, if not most, are not very funny. They are like me — they are not the life of the party, but they love to laugh. They are also interDr. Michael Helms ested in the The Pastor’s Pen psychology, sociology and physiology of the humorous event. Writing about humor is like explaining a joke. If the joke has to be explained, it isn’t funny anymore. E. B. White once wrote that analyzing humor is like dissecting frogs: few people are interested and the subject always dies in the end. I have a theory about the Christian faith. Many Christians, especially young Christians, have had their faith questioned and have watched it atrophy as they’ve tried to explain it. If it didn’t die, it sure went into hibernation. Have you ever thought something was funny and as you shared the funny moment with someone else who didn’t see the humor in it, you then questioned yourself whether the moment was humorous at all? The same thing happens to many people who have held onto their faith through their younger years. Having never questioned their beliefs, they discover when they have tried to explain it or defend it later in life that others didn’t get it. Not only do some people not get it, they disparage it, laughing and saying, “How can you believe such stuff?” This can cause people to question whether their faith is even real and many have fallen away from their faith because they have been unable to defend their beliefs. And that’s not funny. You can enjoy humor without understanding what makes something funny. Likewise, you can embrace faith without understanding why you believe, but should you? 1 Peter 3:15 says, “Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.” To explain why you believe, your faith must be comprehensible to you. The church is losing a large number of its youth once they leave the safety net of the home and their youth group. I’ve seen numbers as high as 75 percent who are no longer involved in church after leaving home. Could it be that they have been indoctrinated with elements of the Christian faith but don’t know how to defend them because their minds have never been challenged with opposing views? We spend a lot of time telling our youth what to believe, but not enough time educating them about opposing views and helping them think. Some say, “They might think the wrong thing.” While understandable, aren’t we commanded to worship God with our minds as well as our hearts? As youth age, they should be taught that the ability to think through concepts and opposing views. This should not threaten their faith, but strengthen it. “Education” comes from the Latin root “educare,” which means to “to draw forth from within.” In many cases, we don’t teach like this anymore. We’ve moved away from the Socratic method, which involved inquiry and discussion between individuals and allowed for critical thinking and ideas to form. Instead, we’ve focused on sharing information that is to be memorized and repeated. Christian doctrine is essential, but beyond learning it, our youth must be encouraged to question it and examine it. They must hear it as the world hears it before leaving the comfortable nest of home and the youth group or they will be shocked at how many reject their beliefs. Peter reminds us that faith is a matter of the heart and in our hearts we set apart Christ as Lord. However, too many people are teaching Christianity as if it’s just a bunch of rules for living. If it’s no more than dos and don’ts, it’s little wonder so many leave the faith behind like an old band uniform. Just like we equate laughter with humor, we should equate the Christian faith with loving Jesus and following his commands. So first and foremost, we all must discover Jesus. Jesus must be as real to us as the breath we breathe and we must be able to tell people why we believe this. Our beliefs must be something more than Mama said, the Sunday School teacher said, or the preacher said. They must be something we have discovered and decided for ourselves is true and through our education have learned how to defend against those who think we are fools. Dr. Michael Helms is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Jefferson. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
NATURE’S BOUNTY ABOUNDS Sweet tastes of summer at area markets BY ANDREW AKERS Regional staff
As the weather warms, many Northeast Georgia farmers are sharing their homegrown produce at area markets now open for the spring and summer season. May 16 was the opening day of the new Braselton Farmers Market and Downtown Director Amy Pinnell said, “Thank you Braselton for making our first Farmers Market night a big success. About 200 people visited the market last week.” The Braselton Farmers Market is from 4-7 p.m. Fridays on Harrison Street in downtown Braselton. It includes organic vegetables, homemade canned goods, flowers, herbs, baked goods, honey and a variety of
dips, dressings and jams. Parking is available on Frances Street, in the vacant lot across the street from the market, at the Braselton Library or in the back of the Northeast Georgia Bank. Public restrooms are available in the nearby community center. According to Pinnell, many of the vendors ran out of items or were nearly sold out at the first market. They have been busy restocking each week and other vendors including J&B Farms and Lazy Goat have been added. Peaches were also being made available for the first time this season by Slice of Georgia. “We look forward to seeing everyone again each Friday. Be sure to tell your friends, neighbors and family about us,” said Pinnell.
In an effort to check out the produce arriving at the Braselton Farmers Market, Pinnell was joined by Downtown Development Authority chairman Peggy Kriegel, who is also a committee volunteer, for a visit to the home of Randy and Debbie Williams and D & R Produce. A backyard garden containing cucumbers, squash, zucchini, peppers, egg plant and more is thriving as the In Gainesville, the Hall County Farmers Market was the first to open with a significant change. The market hours are now 2:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday instead of the early morning hours from previous years. But the market is keeping its Saturday hours of 7 a.m. to noon. “We changed our hours because working folks are going
to work in the morning and they are coming home between 2:30 and 6:30 at night,” said David White, president of the Hall County Farmers Market Inc. “We wanted to make ourselves more available to the working man.” White said farmers markets allow the community to support local farmers since the food is from Georgia’s “own backyard.” “(It) is not being shipped in from China, (which) is very important,” he said. The farmers market will sell hundreds of varieties of vegetables and fruits produced by farmers in Hall and the surrounding counties and sold throughout the season, which
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Randy Williams points out an aspect of the garden which now includes vegetables plants on the couple’s property beyond their fenced back yard. Thanks to five-gallon buckets and other pots which were moved inside when cold weather threatened and traps that protected in-ground plants when frost was forecast, D & R Produce has been able to have vegetables to sell at the Braselton Farmers Market as well as at the Auburn and Flowery Branch markets. Again this year, they plan to be a part of the Jefferson Farmers Market which begins June 7 beginnng at 7 a.m. This is the Williams’ sixth gardening season in Georgia. He is retired from Belk and has been busy staking beans and tomatoes and more. Debbie is with the Jackson County School System.
Fest is salute to Native American art Saturday’s Hoschton Heritage & Arts Fest is a salute to Native American art and Donna Bailey is the featured artist for the festival begin held in and around the Hoschton Depot. Bailey’s jewelry includes handloomed bracelets and many of her works feature tourquoise gemstone. She also creates gourd artwork which will be on display and available for sale inside the Hoschton Depot. Food booths will include snowballs, smoked turkey legs, sausage, onions and peppers, funnel cakes, smoothies, BBQ, hotdogs, chips and drinks. Also Chick-fil-A Robson Crossing will have sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies. The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council sponsored art and photography competition/show will be located inside the depot. The original artworks will be available for purchase. Inside the Hoschton Depot, the following artist will be displaying: Donna Bailey – Jewelry, Gourds Astra Graham – Stain Glass & Mosaics Jill Matthews – knitted items Gifela Flesher –Paintings Vivian Growitt – Paintings Chrissandra Foster – Jewelry Outside the depot, booths will be set up by: Karen Steeb – crocheted crafts Donna Redfeather –Native American costumes The Crafty Cowboy – painted wood Betty Martin
Sally Daniel – soaps and lotions Fred Bettis – lamps and painted spoons Livingston Oden – sculptures and yard art Kudzu & Old Crow soaps Robbin Roling with face painting Ralph Evans – wooden bowls, utensils, etc. Tex Crawford Kip Ramey Louis Espinoza – wire wrapping flutes Aurika Rotaura – vintage decoupage
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Pets of the week available from the Humane Society of Jackson County
Meet Clyde Clyde is a 4-month-old Australian shepherd mix puppy. He is a big cuddle bug. He is up to date on shots and will be neutered in the next week.
Gilbert/Duncan Meet Bonnie Bonnie is a 3-month-old boxer mix puppy. She is very sweet and loves to give kisses. She is up to date on shots and will be spayed in the next week.
These animals and more are available for adoption through the Humane Society of Jackson County, P.O. Box 567 • Jefferson, GA 30549. Adoption fees: $150 per dog/puppy $100 per cat/kitten Download an application online at www.HSJC.com Phone: 706-367-1111 The Humane Society recently placed a 30-acre parcel in Jefferson under contract where the designed animal shelter will be built.
Megan Joy Duncan and Henry Chase Gilbert were united in marriage on May 10, 2014, in front of a beautiful oak tree on Price Mountain Farm in Pendergrass. The bride was given in marriage by her father and mother, Linda and Terry Duncan of Dacula. Pastor Mark Barentine from New Orleans, La., officiated the ceremony in front of family and friends of the bride and groom. A dinner reception was held inside the farm’s barn.
SPECIAL EVENT: On Thursday, June 5, the Humane Society of Jackson County returns Yappy Hour. Bring your best four-legged furry friend and join us for some great Italian food at Corleone’s combined with friendly chatter and sniff or two. Corleone’s is located at 55 Freedom Parkway in Hoschton. Yappy Hour from 5-6:30 p.m. (or longer), there is outdoor seating only on the shady side of the building. All dogs must be on a leash and up to date on all vaccinations.
Medical fund for Jackson gets portion of Chick-fil-A purchase Braselton Antique Mall supports rescue effort for canine Jackson is a stray found in downtown Braselton on May 20. He has a bullet embedded in his spine that is not operable. This has made it challenging for him to walk with his back left leg at times. According to his veterinarian, in order for a bullet to be embedded in a bone, he was shot from above at close range. He has a major bacterial infection which has inflamed his skin and caused him to lose a lot of hair. Both ears are severely infected which affect his hearing. Jackson is approximately 10 years old but he now goes to work each day at Countryside Antiques in Braselton. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, part of the proceeds from the sale of Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the Braselton Antique Mall will go to help pay some of the medical bills for Jackson. “It’s part of the community spirit
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Jackson is now part of the Countryside Antiques family we have in Braselton where antique shops try to help each other,” said Ryan Langford, sales associate.
“We hope all animal lovers will come out and support this effort for Jackson,” said Langford.
‘Beefing Up’ Barrow’s Food2Kids is under way A food collection to benefit Barrow County School’s “Food 2 Kids” is being promoted by Barrow County Farm Bureau Women and Young Farmers Committee and Barrow County Cattlewomen. Between now and Aug. 1, the community is being asked to help the Barrow County School System BEEF UP its “Food 2 Kids” program by collecting 1,000 items that can be distributed throughout the year to students and families in need. No child can reach their full potential in the classroom if they are hungry. For every item donated, the donor will be entered into a drawing for four $25 restaurant gift cards. The drawing will be held Aug. 1. Examples of the types of
BEEF UP products which can be donated include Vienna sausages, beef chili, red beans and rice, macaroni and beef, lasagna, spaghetti, chicken and rice, bean and franks, chicken noodle soup, fruit cups, mandarin oranges, tuna with crackers, pudding cups, apple sauce, granola bars, juice boxes, oatmeal, grits and any kind of Lance Crackers. Collection points for donations will be: Barrow County Farm Bureau Office, Barrow County Extension Office, Barrow County Cattlemen’s meetings and Jackson County Cattlemen’s meetings. In addition, donations will be accepted at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity in Perry on July 10-12 and the July 25-26 Georgia Limousin
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Greg and Jackie Keith of Jefferson announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Whitney Keith to Zackory Keith Ingram, son of Lynn Greene of Commerce and Keith and Nancy Ingram of Comer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Nell Dickson and the late Ralph and Mildred Keith. She is a 2007 graduate of Jefferson High School in Jefferson. She graduated in 2011 from North Georgia College and State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is currently pursuing a family nurse practitioner degree from Georgia Regents University. She is employed as a registered nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The groom-elect is the grandson of Nell Greene of Jefferson and the late Otis Greene, and Melvin and Pat Ingram of Commerce. He is a 2006 graduate of Commerce High School in Commerce. He served four years in the Marine Corps. He graduated in 2014 from Mercer University with a bachelor of science degree in public safety. The couple plan to wed Aug. 9, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Jefferson.
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Shawn McNew shoots fully automatic Saturday in Hoschton. Below, Dixie Ammo Dump owner Cliff Brown introduces each automatic weapon to shooters Saturday in Hoschton.
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HOSCHTON — Some gun enthusiasts go their entire lives not being able to fire some of history’s most iconic weapons. Saturday, the echoes of some of those powerful weapons could be heard when Dixie Ammo Dump of Hoschton held its second annual Great Dixie Ammo Dump Machine Gun Shoot. An ammo dump refers to an ammunition depot in the military. The event allowed participants the opportunity to fire full-auto machine guns such as the MG-74, Russian RPD and AK-47 they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. They learned about the weapons, how they were operated, their safety and their history. Former Navy Seal and TV figure Craig “Sawman” Sawyer from the History Channel show “Top Shot” showed participants his expertise of the military weapons and safety precautions. “I’ve always enjoyed working with weapons,” Sawyer said. “Being here and showing the participants some of the stuff I’ve learned and seeing them enjoying better accuracy on targets, makes me feel really good. “My overwhelming experience with this type of event is everybody that comes out is just ear-to-ear grinning, friendly, happy. And for me, I just really enjoy (the day) because of that. ... It’s a re-
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ally cool experience for me.” Cliff Brown, a former Marine and owner of Dixie Ammo Dump, organized the range-shooting event. Like Sawyer, he helped in instruction, safety measures and history of the weapons. He said his company wanted to get people “familiarized” with machine guns and show they aren’t “evil” things, and that they do have a sporting use to them. “Safety is paramount. Safety is everything,” Brown said. “As long as you can be instrumental and everybody understands ‘safety first,’ then everything is easy and everybody can have a good time, because the weapons are pointed down range. “You’re not going to worry about anybody turning their weapon around and accidently put their finger on the trigger and doing something stupid. ... Once the participants got to start shooting these iconic weapons, they had a good time.” Wendy Stillion of Kennesaw said she started shooting guns a year ago because she wanted a gun for home protection. After going
Tanger Outlets in Commerce recently invited children between the ages of 7 and 18 to try out for a new Fashion Board. “Although children from four counties attended, most were from Jackson County,” said Mark Valentine, general manager of Tanger Outlets Center in Commerce. Each child was given the opportunity to speak with the judges for a few minutes. They were asked to tell a little about themselves, and then they were asked to demonstrate a “runway” walk with some upbeat music playing in the background. Each child was smiling from ear to ear while doing so and seemed to really have a good time. In all, about 45 contestants vied for the 20 spots on the board, which has already
through some of the courses to be able to own a gun, she became more intrigued with them. Until Saturday, she said she had only shot a pistol. “This has been great. You’re never going the opportunity to shoot these guns anywhere else,” she said. She was one of two women who participated Saturday. “Anyone could come out and do this. You don’t have to be an expert. Obviously, I had never shot any of these guns before.” Shawn McNew of Acworth called the day a “opportunity of a lifetime” for someone who enjoys guns. “On a scale of 1 to 10 of fun, this is a 12.5,” he said after shooting one of the guns. “I’ve loved guns most of my life. I started off shooting a young age. I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot an automatic weapon before, so this is an absolute blast. “Every gun has their own personality. ... I just really enjoy it. It is a constitutional right and we’re out here promoting it, protecting it and making sure we have it for (years) to come.”
begun preparations and rehearsals for the Back-to-School fashion show scheduled to take place on Aug. 23 at the outlet center. Experience was not necessary, although the judges said they were pleasantly surprised at how many of the children had some wonderful skills. All of the models will receive some great training from the coordinator, Michelle Lynch with Poshe Productions. Lynch is a freelance fashion stylist that has worked with many celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. She produces fashion shows for Macy’s, David’s Bridal and also a 16-city “Wedding Show” tour that she has now done for more than 10 years. “Our hope is that this will go very well and the kids involved will be open to making the Fashion Board a year-round activity where we potentially could plan two to four events per year,” said Valentine.
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Younger daughter forever sees older sis as the best one Hi, Carolyn: I’m a dad with two grown daughters ages 33 and 35. Both have graduate degrees, are gainfully employed, live on their own, and are in what seem to be healthy relationships. My wife and I feel blessed and are very proud of them. So, what’s the issue? Well, the younger one is forever comparing herself to the older one. It’s been going on since they were kids. When she does, she always concludes she doesn’t measure up. We have repeatedly stressed to her this is not healthy and she needs to stop. She agrees but just can’t seem to fully disengage from doing this. Are there any insights you can provide which would help? — B. “Funny, your sister never compares herself with you.” But I’m mean, and presumably you’re not. This will sound mean, too, but bear with me: Of course
Carolyn Hax she doesn’t measure up to her sister. But it’s not for the reason she thinks. She doesn’t measure up because Older is merely being herself, while Younger is modeling herself in the image of (or deliberately not in the image of) Older. If there’s one thing everyone here can agree on, presumably it’s that Older can be herself better than anyone else can. Younger’s quest was hopeless from its inception. The only reasonable path Younger can take to feeling good about herself is to do the best job she can at being Younger. Using anything or anyone else as a point of reference is bound to fail.
If this concept resonates with you, if you think it will resonate with Younger, if she gives you the opportunity to present it to her, and if you think you can be patient from there and just listen to her response instead of trying to fix it, then go for it — once. If for no other reason than it isn’t your current comparing-yourself-isn’t-healthy-sostop-doing-it mantra, which apparently isn’t getting it done. You might also pose the question I’d ask her if she wrote to me: With whom would she compare herself if her sister didn’t exist? Unless the right “ifs” are in alignment, though, it’s hard to see a place for your or anyone’s help. Your daughter is grown and this is her demon to fight. It’s possible your involvement even helps prolong her struggle; continually responding to a worry has a way of validating it. It’s possible, too, that you see this as a bigger problem
than it is. It’s hardly rare for adults to struggle with childhood hang-ups only when they’re around family, for 33-year-olds to turn 12 again upon crossing their parents’ thresholds. Whether you say this new piece or not, make sure the next thing you try is changing the subject to something more productive, or interesting, or centered on Younger’s strengths, or blissfully non-siblingrelated. If nothing else, it’s a little relief for you all.
much lighter bank account than if they were to split things evenly. She seems to think nothing can go wrong. For what it’s worth, I used to live with the man I thought I was going to marry, we broke up, he owed me thousands (which I never got back) and she saw this firsthand. I’m hoping to let her learn from my mistakes versus make her own. How do I approach the subject with her without coming off the wrong way? — Protective Big Sister
Hi, Carolyn: My sister (young 20s) has been dating her high school boyfriend for six years, the past five long-distance. They plan on moving in together later this month. She’s made comments about him “chipping in” with rent and bills. I suggested that he needs to pay half of everything until the day they get married. I’m worried that if they break up she’ll be left with a
If she genuinely believes “nothing can go wrong,” then you need to accept that she’s not absorbing any information she doesn’t want to hear. If you’re just projecting that belief based on her decision not to take your advice, then you need to accept that she’s going to do what she wants, not what you think she should do. Either way, any attempt to approach a subject you’ve
clearly already approached, unsuccessfully, puts you at high risk of coming off the wrong way. Acknowledge that, maybe, and frame your concern accordingly: “I know I got into your business about sharing expenses with Boyfriend. It’s just that Ex owes me thousands that I doubt I’ll ever see, so I felt a duty to speak up. But I’ll butt out now that I’ve made my point.” Even then, tread lightly. No one likes to be badgered, even by people bearing sensible, well-meaning advice forged in the heat of the bearer’s own suffering. We all have an inalienable if over-exercised right to make mistakes eerily similar to ones our siblings just made. Email Carolyn at tellme@ washpost.com, follow her on Facebook at facebook. com/carolyn.hax or chat with her online at noon Eastern time each Friday at www.washingtonpost.com.
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usually ends in late September. The primary stipulation of the Hall County market is vendors are not allowed to buy and resell products. It means only in-season produce is available because nothing can be shipped in from out of the area. “Every farmer in our market has to produce what he sells,” White said. “We have no hucksters here.” Rain or shine, goods are on display at Hall County Farmers Market at 734 E. Crescent Drive near Jesse Jewell and Lanier parkways. The number of vendors can fluctuate between 10 to more than 30. Restrooms and parking spaces are available. Dan Skelton is a farmer from Jefferson who sells his products at the farmers market. “We grow about 100 varieties of produce like lettuce, cabbage, broccoli cauliflower, about 15 types beans, two varieties of corn and about 10 varieties of tomatoes,” he said. “It’s quite an extensive list. “A lot of (selling in the market) is an education process for people who don’t really know when or where food comes from. We’re used to going to a grocery store and seeing whatever whenever. At the market, it’s a fresher product and they know where it came from.” The only Gainesvillebased farmers market is the Historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square. It opened May 30, and runs from 2:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday. All farmers at the market grow the produce themselves and all food purveyors make the food products they sell, according to the market’s website (www.hallfarmers. org). Participation as a vendor is by invitation of the market manager, and all are hand-picked to provide our customers with the best the North Georgia agricultural community can offer. Other farmers market pepper the Northeast Georgia region, ranging from Jefferson in Jackson County and Suwanee in Gwinnett County to Clarkesville in Habersham County and Dahlonega in Lumpkin County. The Jefferson Farmers Market opens June 7 and will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturdays in the South Square in downtown Jefferson. Statham and Monroe will also have farmers markets in their downtowns on Saturday mornings. The Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday on
Northeast Georgia farmers markets Hall County Farmers Market When: 2:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday Where: 734 E. Crescent Drive near Jesse Jewell and Lanier parkways More info: www.hallcountyfarmersmarket.org
Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square When: 2:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday Where: Downtown Gainesville More info: www.hallfarmers.org
Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday Where: Montrose Street, Clermont More info: sites.google.com/site/ clermontgafarmers market
Braselton Farmers Market When: 4-7 p.m. Fridays Where: Harrison Street, Braselton More info: 706-684-0369
Suwanee Farmers Market When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 4 and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 5 Where: Town Center Park at the intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road More info: www.suwanee.com
Clarkesville Farmers Market When: 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday Where: Old Clarkesville Mill at 538 Grant St. More info: www.clarkesvillefarmersmarket.com
Flowery Branch Farmers Market When: 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October Where: 5305 Railroad Ave., Flowery Branch More info: flowerybranchfarmersmarket@gmail. com
Jefferson Farmers Market When: 7-11 a.m. Saturdays, starting June 7 Where: South Square, downtown Jefferson More info: 706-367-5714
Montrose Street in Clermont. The market includes fresh produce, breads and bakery items, honey, seafood, Amish jams and jellies, pasta, fresh baked scones and baked veggie chips. The Suwanee Farmers Market opened May 3 at Town Center Park at the intersection of Buford Highway and LawrencevilleSuwanee Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 4 and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 5. The Clarkesville Farmers Market opened this
month and is from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Old Clarkesville Mill at 538 Grant St. Visit www.clarkesvillefarmersmarket.com. The Flowery Branch Farmers Market is from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October. It is located at 5305 Railroad Ave. in Flowery Branch. The Dahlonega Farmers Market is open from 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11 in Hancock Park at the intersection of North Park and Warwick Streets.
Braselton Farmers Market. The Braselton Farmers Market is held on Harrison Street from 4-7 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 10 with no market on July 4 due to the Town of Braselton’s Celebrate Braselton events. For more information on the Farmers Market, visit www.DowntownBraselton. com A Night at the Heritage Village. The Tumbling Waters Society is hosting A Night at the Heritage Village at Hurricane Shoals Park on Saturday, June 14. The fundraiser will benefit improvements at Hurricane Shoals Park, located at 416 Hurricane Shoals Road in Maysville. At a cost of $20 per person, enjoy an old time supper and entertainment by BlueBilly Grit bluegrass band. A silent auction will also be held. RSVP by June 5 by calling Debbie at 706-367-9310 or emailing email@example.com Low cost spay/neuter. Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries at the clinic located at 610 Barrow Park Drive in Winder. Clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Prices are $85 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $65 for a female dog up to 25 pounds, $55 for a male dog or a female cat and $35 for a male cat. All surgery prices include a free rabies vaccination. No fees for in heat or pregnant animals. Visit www. leftoverpets.org. Appointments are required and must be made by calling 800-978-5226. Fitness in the Park. A free unique weekly event where local area fitness trainers present their craft. It is an opportunity to get out, enjoy some fresh air, meet some new people and sample the best fitness classes/training our area has to offer. You will also learn about the best nutritional supplement on the market – Zeal Wellness. You can find us every Monday at 7 p.m. in Braselton Park, located at 115 Harrison St. Contact Elizabeth Stephenson at 706-254-4788 or email Elizabeth_stephenson@ymail.com. Visit www. fitnessinthepark.com Suwanee event doubleheader. On Friday, June 6, food trucks will roll into Town Center Park, and
on Saturday, June 7, the second installment in the Hunger Games series will be screened. Dinner will be served from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Fly Betty Band will perform beginning at 7. Festivities for Catching Fire will start at 7 p.m. with the movie beginning around 8:30 p.m. or as soon as it is dark enough. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks to Town Center Park, but no alcohol. Ribboncutting at West Jackson Medicine Center. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, West Jackson Medicine Center will celebrate 18 years of serving the community. There will be light refreshments and a Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Summer History Camp. Crawford W. Long Museum is offering Discoverer’s Camp for ages 9 to 12 will be held June 10-13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Time Travelers will enjoy a pizza and frozen yogurt party on Friday sponsored in part by Swirlees. Registration fees include all supplies and a 2014 camp T-shirt. Visit www.crawfordlong.org to download registration and medical release forms. Advance registration required and space is limited. Discoverer’s Camp is $65 for museum members and $70 for non-members. Contact the museum at 706-367-5307. Business and Employer Summit. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and the employer committees from the north central Georgia area will co-sponsor the summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the Barrow County Parks and Recreation Leisure Services Center, 175 Second St., in Winder. The summit is designed to help business leaders better understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace. Registration includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. If pre-registered, the cost to attend is $35 per person. The cost at the door is $40 per person. To register, contact Sarah Byrum at 404-217-1283 or email sarah.byrum@gdol. ga.gov. Winder-Barrow Community Theatre production. “Stalag
17” is a gutsy play that tells the story of a group of American prisoners who embarrass and irritate their captors as they try to escape from a German prison camp. Tery Overbey and Don Wildsmith are directing and also acting in the production. The show at the Winder Cultural Arts Center is Friday and Saturday show at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinees at 3. Tickets are now on sale at the Customer Care Center for the City of Winder (770-867-3106) and also at Pam Veader’s State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center St., in Winder (770867-1679). Credit/debit card purchases can be made at the City of Winder number under Event Ticket Sales. Tickets purchased in advance are only $10 for seniors (55 and older), teachers, and students. Adults are $12.50. Tickets purchased at the door of the theater on the show date are $13 or $15.See the website at www.winderbarrowtheatre.org. Night in the Heritage Village. The Tumbling Waters Society is hosting a fundraiser with silent auction, ol’ time supper and music by the BlueBilly Grit bluegrass band on Saturday, June 14., starting at 5 p.m The cost is $20 per person. The event will finance improvement at Hurricane Shoals Park. Get tickets by calling Debbie at 706-367-9310 or emailing dcsmith1157@ gmail.com Community yard sale. Riverstone Park Subdivision is hosting a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 20-21. The subdivision is located off Highway 211 in Braselton. Participating families will have balloons on their mailboxes or marked signs in their yards. Movies under the Stars in Braselton Park. June 14 at dusk is the next movie showing in Braselton Park. The popular movie series is free and begins at dusk. Chairs or blankets are welcomed. Vendors will offer treats, and the West Jackson Lions Club will sell baked goods and concession items. Field Day. The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club will host field day June 28029 at the Hoschton Depot. The public is invited.
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Trigger Time Indoor Gun Range is a family owned and operated gun store and indoor shooting range serving North Metro Atlanta, Hall, Gwinnett, Barrow and Jackson counties. The range is extremely well lit and has a state of the art air filtration system providing you with a very enjoyable shooting experience. Come on in and enjoy our family atmosphere and friendly staff. We have a total of 14 shooting lanes. Seven of our lanes are 35 yards, the remaining seven lanes are 30 yards maximum distance. 7429 Spout Springs Rd. Suite 101 Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542
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Maintenance Maintenance Position available. Gainesville area. HVAC exp. a plus. Bilingual a plus. Salary, ins, benefits pkg. E-mail resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIRCULATION DISTRICT ROUTE MANAGER The Times is seeking a Route Manager to act as the company liaison with the independent contractors who deliver the Times to subscribers. The position is responsible for handling the distribution of the Times newspaper and other products, with working in the field making up 80% of the work day. Job Requirements Early Morning & Weekend hours Strong Communication & Organizational Skills Commitment to quality customer service Basic Computer Skills Ability to work independently
Sawnee EMC is seeking a Control Center Manager to manage dispatchers, construction & service personnel activities. Required: High school graduate or equivalent. Prefer a minimum of ten years’ experience in electric utility work, including seven years experience in distribution system line operations. Must have: Strong computer skills, map reading knowledge of line feed direction, communication and management skills. Requires frequent contact with the public and deadline pressures. Requires flexibility for overtime, irregular work hours, including evenings and weekends. Applicant must present resume or complete an application prior to 5PM, June 20, 2014. Apply online: www. sawnee.com or application forms are available at 543 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040 or email: HumanResources@ sawnee.com. Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veteran s and Disabled. Drug-Free Workplace.
Medical CNA/Persona l Care Aide Caring people in Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin and Habersham Counties needed to help the elderly and disabled. Must have experience being a care giver or be a CNA. Be paid to help people! Apply on-line at Rescare.com or call: 770-297-9016 CNA’s and PCA’s needed immediately for PT/FT private duty home care with a long established home care agency. Training and supervision provided. Call Village Nursing Care 770-536-0484 or email resume to jhoag@ actslife.org 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. Great Opportunity for Professional NursesRNs and LPN/LVNs who wish to earn some extra income and work with seniors in their homes. This is part-time/ PRN work. Ideal for nurse who is looking for flexible hours. ResCare HomeCare is seeking nurses to make visit to seniors in their homes. Visits include assessment of needs and then follow up visits. Successful candidates must have ability to travel (not overnight) and be comfortable with using a computer for data entry. Apply at www.rescare. com EOE M/F/D/V
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Valid GA driver’s license and insurance and reliable transportation We offer competitive salary plus complete benefit package including 401K Send resume to Bruce Claar Home Delivery Manager 345 Green St Gainesville Ga 30501 Or email to bclaar@gainesvilletimes. com Operations Manager needed for local trucking company in Gainesville, GA. Previous management exp. involving live haul and/ or feed haul desired. Please send resume to email@example.com or call 540300-5545
CIRCULATION DEPT is seeking prospects for future route delivery in Northeast Georgia. Must be 18 or older w/ valid driver’s license & insured vehicle. Must have reliable vehicle & backup substitute. Areas Available: •Gainesville •N. Hall •S. Hall •Habersham •Banks •White •Lumpkin •Dawson For more information, please call our carrier hotline: 770-535-6357. or e-mail: carriers@ gainesvilletimes.com CARRIAGE KIA & NISSAN in Gainesville, GA are expanding our services for our growing service department. We need additional Parts Delivery Drivers, Greeters, Service Writers & Techs. Please apply in person to Ryan Tapp at Kia or email resume to: rtapp@ carriageautogroup.com. No phone calls please.
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BOILERMAN/SECURITY 4 NTS/WK M,T,TH,F 4:30 PM -7:00 AM. MUST BE DEPENDABLE, ABLE TO LIFT 50 LBS AND HAVE TRANSPORTATION. Apply in person at Georgia Chair: 456 Industrial Blvd, Gainesville, GA 30501. Call Today Start Tomorrow! Drivers for Immediate Hire. Must have a Valid License, 21 & Over, Company Vehicles Provided. Must have Good MVR. Call Now: Tommy 678456-9190 Hate Dirt but Love People? - Come Join the MERRY MAIDS FAMILY No nights or wkends, wkly pay, background check/drug screen req’d, paid mileage. Call to apply: 678-989-0800 HIRING NOW: Pest Control Operator Certified preferred. Dependable. F/T 40-50 hrs. or P/T. Take home vehicle. Straight pay-No Commission. Fax resume to: 706-654-9377 Contact Progressive Pest Control at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-791-0055
Office/Clerical CARRIAGE NISSAN in Gainesville needs PT Evening Receptionist. Professional appearance a must. Apply in person or fax resume to: 770535-0871. No phone calls please. Entry Level Admin. Asst. needed for Commercial Tile/Terrazzo Company in Buford, GA. Email resumes to bridget@ unitedei.com
Part-Time Help Wanted At Home Or Office 20/30 hrs per week. $200-600 wkly Membership Rep. Phone, Cust. Svc. Sales Exp., Pd Trng. Buford 770-271-1115
Professional The West Jackson Fire Dept has a Firefighter/ EMT Position open for qualified applicants through June 20th, 2014 at 5:00pm. Minimum requirements: NPQ Firefighter I, NPQ Firefighter II, Georgia EMT-1 or A-EMT, and High School Diploma/ GED. Applicants must have no felony convictions and successfully complete our hiring process. Contact Captain Joshua LeBlanc with any questions at 706-6542500 or jleblanc@wjfd. org. Applications need to be mailed or delivered to: Captain Joshua LeBlanc 69 West Jackson Rd Braselton, GA 30517
Restaurant Help Banquet Servers Carl House, P/T experienced only Banquet Servers for mostly weekend work. Resume & 2 wk ref. to: manager.hr7@gmail. com No calls please Upscale Restaurant The Ridge Great Steaks & Seafood. Now Hiring Asst. Kitchen Manager or Exp’d Kitchen Help. Work w/ star chef. Top dollar, hourly or salary. Easy location. GA 400 at Exit 15, Cumming, GA. 770-886-9003
Security AMERICAN SECURITY will be accepting applications for Part-time weekend Security Officers. Applicants must have a clear criminal history record. Apply in person Mon thru Fri, 8am-3pm at the security office at Pilgrim’s , 949 Industrial Blvd, Gainesville, GA E.O.E.
Technical INSURANCE INSPECTOR PT independent contractor needed for commercial Loss Control services in Gainesville area. Exp req’d. Email to: transtar@transtar tech.com
Sawnee EMC is seeking a Mapping Technician. Required: Associate degree or technical school certificate in GIS mapping or associated field. Prefer 1-2 years of related experience. Must have: Strong computer and mathematical skills. Prefer AutoCAD experience and electrical industry experience, but not required. Successful candidate will be responsible for operating mapping systems to produce electrical systems maps and maintain databases. Applicant must submit a resume or complete an application prior to 5PM, June 13, 2014. Apply online: www. sawnee.com or application forms are available at 543 Atlanta Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040 or email: HumanResources@ sawnee.com. Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veteran s and Disabled. Drug-Free Workplace. Service Technician and Installer Guaranteed Permanent Full Time Position, Top Pay based on experience ($20-$25 an hour based on experience). Full Benefits after 90 days, paid Holidays and Paid Vacations, Company Van, Clean MVR, Background Check and Drug Screen. Required: 3 yrs Experience Needed. Call 706-8670535 or fax resume to 706-867-1093. Apply on line at www. knepperair.com
Trades DIESEL MECHANIC with exp. CAT, Detroit & Cummins engines. Also REEFER TECH with Thermo King and Carrier exp. Fast paced environment. Call Richard, 678-316-5078 Experienced Commercial Tile/ Terrazzo Mechanics or Helpers needed Buford, GA. Travel required,. Call 770-9046984 MACHINE OPERATOR ATEX, INC Automated, nonwoven mfg. plant in Gainesville is seeking self-motivated, dependable, energetic individuals w/mfg exp. to fill MACHINE OPERATOR POSITIONS on its automated production lines. 24/7 Continuous mfg. operations. Must be available for all shifts. Competitive wages; excellent benefits, atmosphere, and growth potential. Apply in person: M-F, 8:30-3:00, 2600 West Park Dr. Gainesville, GA. No phone calls please. EOE SHOP FOREMAN Needed! Join our Team Today! Gainesville, GA Must have Class-A CDL Clean Criminal Record & MVR Use of OWN TOOLS Exp w/all aspects of large truck diagnosis and repair BENEFITS INCLUDE: Competitive Salary, 401k, BCBS Ins. & Paid Vacations LAWSON TRUCKING Call David Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm CST 855-822-0950 Truck Mechanic Needed! Join our Team Today! Gainesville, GA Must have Class-A CDL Clean Criminal Record & MVR Use of OWN TOOLS Exp w/large Truck/ Trailer Repairs & Maintenance BENEFITS INCLUDE: Competitive Salary, 401k, BCBS Ins. & Paid Vacations LAWSON TRUCKING Call David Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm CST 855-822-0950
Truck Drivers Dump Truck DriversExp’d. with clean MVR . Simpson Trucking & Grading, 1364 Candler Rd, Gainesville 770-536-4731
CDL DRIVERS Experienced Rolloff, Dump Truck Grading Equipment 953 LOADER OPERATORS Send Resume: resumeswithasg@gmail. com or Mail to: 2820 Barrett Road, Gainesville, GA 30507 EXP’D. CLASS A CDL DRIVER/OTR Needed. 678-997-3386 FT/PT CLASS A-CDL DRIVERS $500 Sign On Bonus (after 3mos) To haul feed or live chickens in Gainesville, GA. Must have 2yrs verifiable t/t exp., good MVR. Night Shift, Local positions, home daily, co benefits. 804-784-6166 OTR TRUCK DRIVER WANTED - pull reefer trailer. Must have 2yrs driving exp. Call Tommy, 770-531-0778
Stuff Appliances WASHER & DRYER Kenmore. Exc Cond. $250. 770-983-1507 Washer/Dryers Stoves & Refrig. Mattresses. Refrig $125-$550. Washers/Dryers from $125. We do Appliance & Service Calls! 678-714-0493
Cemetery Lots for Sale 2 Cemetery Plots side by side, Memorial Park Cemetery., Gainesville, GA $6000. 770-5406936
Guns GUN COLLECTION FOR SALE. Please email for listings. email@example.com
Lawn Equipment Hustler TrimStar Walk-behind Mower. 48” deck, 18hp Kawasaki eng. 2yrs old. New $5200; Asking $2700 50 gal Lesco Spray Rig with 18hp Kawasaki eng. New $2400; Asking $1200. 706-429-6717 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR, 42 in. cut, 20 hp, auto., like new, originally $1800. Sell for $900 obo. 706-219-2727 RIDING MOWER- 42” cut. Craftsman, 15hp, Runs Great! $300. 706654-3937
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Office Equipment HON EXECUTIVE DESKS for sale plus credenza, located in Cleveland. Bookshelves & other office equip. also available. 706-3483813
Pets & Supplies AKC English Bulldog Puppies, 1F,4M, 14 weeks old, health checked, shots. Mom is Champion, also numerous champions on dad side. $2300 Gainesville. 815-6744189 COCK-A-TIELS (2) One yellow. 2 Cages, one with wheels. All accessories. $325. 770967-2129 FREE KITTENS6 & 7 weeks old. Need loving , permanent Home. 706-244-4808 FREE KITTENS, 7 wks old, to good home. North Hall area. 678316-9024 Mini Dachshund Puppies. Males only. Dapples, choc., black & tan, 1st shots/vet checked. 6wks old, June 7th. Pets only. $250. Call or text Kim, 706968-9165
Wanted To Buy WANTED: Clean playpen, Clermont area. 770-983-9307 Would Like to buy House or Mobile Home. Owner financing with down pymt. Call after 3pm 706-864-2883
Yard Sale Yard Sale- Multi Family Fri , June 6, 8-1pm & Sat, June 7th, 8-3pm. at 6954 White Walnut Way, Mulberry Park sbdv. Braselton, GA. Down sizing & Moving!
ApartmentsUnfurnished 2BR Blow-Out Specials $250- 1st month’s rent Glenn Cove Apts 770-536-0508 KINGS WOOD in Oakwood. 2BR/1.5BA $730/mo. 770-287-1456 Unfurnished Apt for rent. N. Hall. 1 bdrm,1 bthrm. Basement private ent. Very nice.$700 per month.1st & last to get in. 678-316-5529
RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE $10/per sq ft. 1,000, 2000 or 3,000 sq ft. McEver Rd. frontage. Lake access both sides, adjacent elementary school & athletic fields. Chevron Strip Center, Call for appointment 678-910-5615
Electric Hospital Bed & accessories; Pride Electric Scooter; Exercise bike, Treadmill. All in Great Shape 770-534-4853
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METAL DETECTORWhite Coin master. almost New. $200. 770534-4853
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METAL DETECTORS MineLab, Garrett, Fisher Gold Detector. Bad knees. Must sell! $600, $300, & $300 706-9494688 PIERCE’S PINE STRAW - Open Daily 8am-4pm. Weather permitting . We will Not Be Undersold. Quality For Quality! 1507 Martin Luther King Blvd., Gainesville, GA Across from The Tire Barn. Grade #2- $2.90 per bale. Deliver $3.50 per bale. We also have Grade #1 for $3.25 per bale picked up. 678-617-0403 770-536-4005 POOL TABLE 8X4 Atlantic Billiards Corp. Signature series. Light wood finish. All accessories included. $1200. 770-867-0715 USED TIRES (4), good, 215/65R-15, $25 each; (4) 15 inch Van Wheels, $10 each; Pride Mobility Portable Go-Chair, exc. cond., $650. 706-693-4520 VINTAGE RECORDS, 33 rpm, too numerous to list. Late ‘60’s early ‘70’s; ROLL TOP DESK. 706-654-0940 Weber Performer Charcoal Grill/Smoker Excellent condition: includes 2 bags charcoal, 4 bottles of propane gas lighter, grill cover, and cooking utensils. See to Appreciate. Sell for $200. H-770-983-1943; C- 678936-3670
2BR/1.5BA, Lula. $110/ wk A+ $300 dep. No pets. 706-654-0958 3BR/1BA $135/per wk. we pay $100 twrd utils. N o Pet. 770-289-9142 3BR/2BA $695/mo or $175/wk. $500 dep. 770-654-3521 Gainesville, S/N Hall 1-3BR $85 & up per wk No app fee 1 week free 770-534-7596 N. Hall- 3BR/2BA. Total electric. $150/wk 770-983-9588
2/1 Brick. In City. Very Nice! $595/mo. 678-617-5073
3BR/2BA near Brenau. Ref & dep. $1100/mo. 770-532-1203
Houses For RentUnfurnished $0 Application Fee $298 Moves You In No Rent Until June 1 Expires 5/30/14 3BR/2BA Homes From$699/month Sun Homes 888-246-2803 Countrysidelake lanier.com EHO WAC 3/2 SE HALL Country w/shop/storage/ No pets/smoking. $750 + dep 678-462-3123 4BR/1.5BA- C/H/A. $810/mo + dep 678-316-6721 Apts/Homes. General Property Mgmt. 770-287-1456 www. callapartments.com Banks cnty- Homer area. 3BR/3BA. $800 + dep. 678-491-1680 Gainesville 3BR/2BALake view. 2205 Papp Dr., Gainesville. $925mo. 770-532-7545 LULA AREA, 5room, 1 bath, available by end of June. Refs. req’d. 706-677-5106 Oakwood - 2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $645$725. 678-357-5044
FORD 2012 Taurus SEL $16,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
Import Cars INFINITI 2013 G-37 $23,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 KIA 2013 Soul $12,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 MAZDA 2001 626, AC, many extras, runs good, needs trans. work. $1950. 706-693-4520
NISSAN 2008 Armada LE navi, Loaded. $17,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
1 PVT ROOM for 1 person, $100/wk. Near I-985 Oakwood/ Gainesville. 678-328-9980
NISSAN 2011 Versa $10,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
Middle aged lady would like to share bottom level of old, very large country home w/older man or woman. Flowery Branch off Friendship Rd. Powered chair accessible. Disabled OK. $450/mo. Call Laurie Coffey 770-271-3209
Homes & Real Estate House For Sale-Hall County Open House! 12 acre horse farm with inground pool, barns, and finished basement. 3624 Harmony Church Rd Gainesville - 2pm-5pm 05/31/2014 photos and more homes for sale at http://www. BrittanySells.com
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17’ canoe, Wenonah Ultra-light, Kevlar Sundower, touring canoe, 40 pounds, sand color, exc. cond., $1,150, Cleveland, 706865-4560
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Built in 2009. 3 Finished Levels. 1.44 acres. Demorest, GA $333,000. 770-539-4109
Recreation Boats & Marine
NISSAN 2012 Altima 2.5S $14,487 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2013 Altima 2.5S. 5 to choose $16,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2007 Solara Conv. $13,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2011 Corolla LE $11,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
HARLEY DAVIDSON 2008. Anniversary Edition. Soft Tail Heritage Deluxe. LED light upgrades, many extras, actual miles (2200). Always garaged, showroom condition. 1 owner. Selling due to illness. New: $29,000; Sell for: $14,900. 770503-7563; 937-604-3298 TRIUMPH 2011- Rocket III Touring, 2300cc, 5845 mi, gar kept. Dealer maint. records. $11,000. 678-943-2908
310 HP SeaDoo Speedter 200 Jet Boat + Trailer + Ski Equipment-$17,999. 2004 SeaDoo Speedster 200 Jet Boat, Trailer & Ski Equipment Included, Like New, Low Hours Call 706-429-8016
CHEVY 2008 Trail Blazer $9987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
FOURWINDS 2006, 28FT Vista Cruiser, loaded & exc. cond., Volvo 320 HP/ Generator 5KW, 257 hrs, $49,000. 770-503-0003
FORD 2004 Expedition, 4x4, new brakes, new tires, 220K, runs great, tow pkg, $4700. 706949-4688
VOYAGER 1999- 25’ Pontoon Boat w/ many extras. 90hp Johnson Great Shape! $6000. 770-531-1368
GMC 2008 Acadia $16,987 Local Trade Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
RV’s/Travel Trailers 2002 Fourwinds, 19F Express Lite, WhiteGreen trim, 2 Queen beds, bathroom, refrigerator, stove, microwave, awning, 2 propane tanks, towing sway control. Lightly used, $8000.00 706654-2776 PURSUIT, Class A, 31 FT, Clean, low miles, slide, electric awning, new roof, ready to camp. $23,000. 706-745-1852
Wheels Antique Cars/Trucks FORD 1996 F-150. Short bed, super charged 302. $11,500/obo. 678863-8878
Autos For Sale
Sport Utility Vehicles
HONDA 2007 CRV EXL $11,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 KIA 2011 Sorento $13,987 Local Trade Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 SCION 2007 TC. $9987 Local Trade Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2003. 4 Runner. SR5, 4WD, V6, 98k miles, sunrf. Exc Cond. $9000. 678-571-9089
Trucks FORD 2011 F150 short bed, 65K miles, mint cond., $14,900. 770-654-1939 NISSAN 2010 Frontier Ext Cab. 88k, Exc Cond. 4cyl, $12,000/Firm. 706878-1049
SATURN 2002 LS-300 678-200-0812 V6, 139k, Runs great! Everything Works. Clean in/out. Sunrf, priv seller. Hall Cnty/No emissions. Must Sell! $2500. 2009 Chevy Impala very clean new tires and ceramic brakes. Garage kept. 114K well maintained miles. $7900. call Don 770 490 3994
Vans CHRYSLER 2005Town & Country. Limited. Wheel Chair accessible by Amsvans. All power, leather int. Less than 80k miles. New tires. $17,500. No trades. Flowery Branch, GA 30542. 770-500-9318
DODGE 2006 Stratus $4987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
GMC 1995 Conversion Van, like new cond., always garaged, 70,669 actual miles, all leather & wood grain interior, original owner, too many options to list, must see to believe. $7,250 or best offer! 770-297-0585
FORD 2012 Fusion SEL $14,987 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
KIA 2008 Sedona van 85k miles $9487 Call Carriage Nissan 770-532-6335
CADILLAC 1993 DeVille. Motor & trans Good Cond. 200k miles. $1300. 770-540-6936