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Potential of millage rate hike opposed The possibility of a millage rate increase has the head of the Jackson County Republican Party seeking out for persons interested in running for office to challenge incumbents. The GOP is seeking potential candidates for county commission positions and county school board positions after the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Jackson County Board of Education indicate the possibility of an increase in millage rates. Jackson County Republican Party chairman Ron Johnson made the announcement. “After the recent approval to raise taxes by both of these boards, the Jackson County Republican Party can no longer support the majority of the members servings on these boards,” Johnson said. Although final decisions on establishing millage rates for Jackson County and for the county school board have not yet been made,

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Johnson referred to the party’s announcement as a preemptive strike that may prompt some elected officials to rethink their position. Millage rates will be finalized early next month in hopes bills can go out Oct. 20. “In these critical financial times, it is inherent that these boards tighten the budget,” said Johnson. “Jackson County taxpayers should not be the bankers for boards who cannot control spending or find ways to cut the budget. The Republican Party will support true fiscal conservatives.” Johnson said he has attempted to communicate with school board members and county commissioners – mostly without success. “The press release is a pre-strike at the

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boards – maybe one or two will wake up,” said Johnson, who met with Jackson County School Superintendent Dr. April Howard on Tuesday. “I do have to admit April Howard and [Assistant Superintendent for Operational Support] Jamie Hitzges are looking at everything not to raise the millage rate.” He said he does not believe county commissioners, with the exception of District 3’s Bruce Yates who will host an Oct. 8 town hall meeting, are attempting to avoid an increase in the millage rate. The commissioners are considering an increase of .25 mills. Johnson encourages those interested in being a candidate to contact him at chairman@ windstream.net or reach him at 770-310-4515.

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has set a 6 p.m. Oct. 3 public hearing and a 10 a.m. Oct. 10 public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The commission will also hold its monthly work session at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. The Jefferson City Council has conducted several budget briefings and a 6 p.m. Oct. 7 called meeting will consider the budget and millage rate – proposed to remain the same. The Jefferson City Board of Education is considering a millage rate increase of 1 mill in its general operations budget and a .5 mill bond rate increase. A vote is expected after a 9 a.m. public hearing on Oct. 7. Two other hearings have been convened. School boards will set their rates and the commission will then finalize its millage.

Jeremy Maddox will be Hoschton festival parade’s grand marshal By FARAH BOHANNON

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BlueBilly Grit, with award-winning bluegrass, Americana and folk sounds, was among the featured band at last weekend’s Art in the Park at Hurricane Shoals Park. See more scenes on Page 3B. This Saturday at 8 p.m., the Maysvillebased group will light up the Hoschton Fall Festival stage. “Jump Right In” is the theme for this year’s festivities.

‘Jump Right In’ for some fall fun Are you ready to “Jump Right In” for some good fun with this weekend’s Hoschton Fall Festival? Are you eager to “scare up” a good time and recall the world record efforts of the community to become one of the most populated scarecrow areas? The time is right. Fresh off last weekend’s performance at the Art in the Park at Hurricane Shoals Park, BlueBilly Grit will bring lively sounds to the Hoschton Fall Festival’s Saturday night concert. BlueBilly Grit won the top prize in the 2012 Telluride Band Competition, a nationally recognized competition for songwriters and bands from around the country. Jackson & Company – Jonathan Jackson, Jay Ivey and Matt White, a popular trio from the Hall County area – will be performing at 6 p.m. as the lead-in to BlueBilly Grit’s 8 p.m. stage appearance. On Saturday during the concerts,

the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club will draw for the winners of several homemade cakes and the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council will draw for a Big Green Egg from S&S Hardware with a counter by Jarfly Station. Meats are also included with the drawing. The House of Scarecrows at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center will be open during the weekend. Several contests will be held during the day on Saturday including a Sweet Tea Shoot Out, a Mason Jar Free For All for cooks and canners and a scarecrow competition for teams. Saturday’s parade begins at 10 a.m. This weekend’s Jump Right Inthemed festival in Hoschton will include the Jump Right In and Run 5K on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s evening festivities will conclude with fireworks. On Sunday, a community gathering will begin at 10:30 a.m. with

Omega, one of the most popular gospel groups in the southeast, performing at noon. The Church of Hoschton is sponsoring the gathering as well as the Heart for Hoschton competition (along with the Hoschton Jubilee), that gets under way at 2:30 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, vendors will on the Hoschton Square, at the Depot and near The Church of Hoschton, where the American Street Rodders car show, motorcycles and tractors will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. The festival stage will also have entertainment throughout the weekend. See the complete Hoschton Fall Festival schedule at ClickThePaper. com and visit the City of Hoschton website at www.cityofhoschton. com for information and registration for competitions including the Heart for Hoschton which has onsite registration until the start time.

With a positive attitude and enough determination, anything is possible. Hoschton’s own Jeremy Maddox says he believes this to be true even after suffering a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident at age 16. “It’s inspiring and even indescribable to be known as a Hometown Hero in the area where I grew up. It feels great. After my injury, I kept going on with my life and got into wheelchair sports. Just because I was

BlueBilly Grit among featured entertainment left paralyzed from the waist down after my injury doesn’t mean I cannot do certain things – I just do them differently,” said Maddox. This weekend’s Hoschton Fall Festival will feature Maddox as the parade grand marshal. The

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Jeremy Maddox, who shows off the gold medal from the World Disabled Waterski Championships, will be the hometown hero for Saturday’s Hoschton Fall Festival parade starting at 10 a.m.

Jackson EMC celebrates with 74th annual meeting Margin refunds will be coming to 201,000 co-op members

In his report, Jackson EMC President/CEO Randall Pugh said, “Five dollars still makes you a member of Jackson EMC.”

At the 74rd Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) annual meeting on Sept. 19, the Board of Directors announced that in December the cooperative will mail $5.5 million in margin refunds to nearly 201,000 members who received electric service in 1988, 1989 and 2012. “Jackson EMC is a not-for-profit cooperative. The board of directors is able to return a portion of the revenue left over after all the bills are paid, funds which we refer to as ‘margins’, to our members at the end of each year,” noted board Chairman Otis Jones. “After this December’s refund, Jackson EMC will have returned more than $96 million in margin refunds to its owner/members since the cooperative was founded in 1938.” The meeting also celebrated Jackson EMC’s 75th anniversary, complete with birthday cake and a re-enactor who spoke as President Franklin D. Roosevelt about founding the Ru-

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James Fowler, a reenactor, portrayed President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he talked about how the Rural Electrification Administration had impacted his adopted Georgia.

ral Electrification Administration. In keeping with traditions that have developed through the cooperative’s 75 years, members and their families enjoyed boxed chicken dinners cooked up by area FFA organizations, listened to gospel music of The Dixie Melody Boys, visited the health fair area and took in the offerings at the kids’ carnival. Jackson EMC employees sported blue logo shirts as they assisted members throughout the Jackson EMC campus. (See more scenes from the annual meeting at ClickThePaper.com) During the meeting, Jackson EMC President/CEO Randall Pugh pointed out the significant improvements made by the provision of electricity to rural homes and farms. “In the late 1930’s, local residents who couldn’t get electricity for their rural homes, farms and small businesses any other way

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Fatal Hoschton fire ruled accident K-9s ‘sweep’ for The Sept. 18 fire that killed a 20-year-old Hoschton resident and sent two other people to the hospital has been ruled an accident, according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office spokesperson. Tanner Wassler died after a fire broke at the family’s home on Jackson Meadow Drive just off Jackson Trail Road in Hoschton. Lori Lynn Wassler, the young man’s 41-year-old mother, was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment of burns to her hands and possible smoke inhalation. Mike Clayton, 58, escaped unharmed. The call came in at 9:46 p.m. and Jackson Trail had units on the scene where there was a possible entrapment at 9:48 p.m. with West Jackson Fire units also dispatched and arriving at 9:53 p.m. When the first units arrived, the structure was almost fully involved in flame, and a woman, who had escaped the structure with her husband, said her son was still inside. A crew from the Jackson Trail Fire Department entered the home with a fire line as a two-person West Jackson Fire crew entered through a window. Firefighters attempted to locate the son but were forced out when the structure began to collapse. The autistic son was later found dead in a

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The yellow tape remains around the home where Tanner Wassler lost his life on Sept. 18. Below, a witness captured the smoke rising from the still-burning structure. bathroom located in a portion of the house that was fully involved at firefighters’ arrival. The state fire marshal was dispatched to the scene, according to West Jackson Fire Chief Ben Stephens. The house is located in the Jackson Trail Volunteer Fire District just doors away from that department’s second station location. The coroner’s office was also summoned at the scene.

Fire investigators determined the fire originated in the kitchen where several items left on the stove ignited and quickly spread. The fire fatality came later in the day after an 18-month-old lost her life in a Barrow County blaze that was also ruled an accident. In the house fire that killed Kaharma Knight, electrical failure was the cause. Coroner David Crosby said the child died of smoke inhala-

tion. The origin and cause investigation indicated the fire started in the area of the sun room and dining room of the home and spread quickly due to the home’s layout. The blaze that occurred about 2:15 a.m. destroyed the Moon Bridge Road residence from which four other people escaped – although not without injury. Three were flown to Grady Medical Center for treatment.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol K-09 unit, the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 unit and the Banks County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, conducted an unannounced search of drugs at Jackson County Comprehensive High School on Monday. The K-9 units alerted in several areas of the school promoting further investigation. The practice will continue through the school year with the assistance and support of Superintendent Dr. April Howard and the central office staff. On Monday, Principal Scott Smith sent a letter to parents in which he said, “Today, to ensure a drug-free environment, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department coordinated the efforts of three law enforcement agencies to bring on campus dogs trained in locating drugs. These dogs made their way through the school, checking lockers, restrooms, and classrooms. After a thorough check of these areas, no drugs were found. “We want to communicate this good news to you in our ongoing efforts to provide a safe, secure and drug-free environment for your students,” said Smith.

2 child molestation arrests reported The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Anthony Patrick, 23, of Braselton, on Sept. 11 and charged him with two counts of aggravated child molestation stemming from an investigation involving a juvenile female. The Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews and executed a search warrant at Patrick’s home which lead to the arrest. Deputies learned that Patrick and the juvenile met through Facebook and the contact had been going on for some time. The investigation is ongoing and other charges may be forthcoming. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has also arrested Anthony Lee Moon, 32, of Commerce, on charges of one count of child molestation on Sept. 17, however, more charges are pending as the investigation continues. Moon is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

Barrow County will hold millage rate hearings again By Lona Panter

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Despite a recent snafu with the county’s just-passed fiscal year budget, Barrow will continue to operate normally. County Manager Jock Connell said Friday that the Georgia Department of Revenue had been unable to sign off on the county’s tax digest because legal advertisements announcing a millage rate increase for City of Winder residents had been improperly sized. The rates and information in the ads were correct, however the ads will have to be rerun – and the county will have to again hold public hearings on the millage rate. The Barrow County Board of Commissioners already once approved its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 11.08 percent over the rollback millage rate in Winder city limits. Now, they will have to go through the process as second time after the legal ads are rerun. The first and second public hearings on the Winder tax increase will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 2 and again at 6 p.m. at the County

Annex Building, located at 233 E. Broad St, in Winder. The final public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 9, at which time the board can take another vote to accept the millage rate. While the second chance to vote could allow the board to change its mind, Connell said he was “not anticipating that option.” The setback may cause tax bills to go out a few days later than normal as well.

After appeals, funding restored to Sheriff ’s Office 2014 budget Barrow County Commissioners have unanimously agreed to restore funding to the sheriff’s office after pleading from law enforcement and citizens. Commissioner Steve Worley led the charge to give Sheriff Jud Smith more funding for his office and the detention center by asking to redistribute funds currently allocated for

capital outlay. The money was coming from a continued 1-mill rate increase which was adopted last year. Worley asked to take that increase to .75 mill and divvy it up between public safety and capital outlay projects. The county is banking on about $1.2 million to come from that increase, and it will be split three ways. Worley suggested that $410,000 go toward the sheriff’s office, $200,000 for Barrow County Emergency Services and the remainder for road and information technology plans. An additional $90,000 will also go toward Smith’s budget from the sale of prepaid phone cards that are used by prisoners to make calls, as well as the profits from selling confiscated firearms. A proposed budget for the county’s 2014 fiscal year initially cut the sheriff’s budget by about $777,000. When commissioners first revealed the budget, Smith said he felt his department was being targeted unfairly. The move to appease Smith came after several public hearings during which he

Sheriff’s Office to provide all SROs By Lona Panter

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The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will provide 11 school resource officers for local schools following a unanimous recent decision from the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. The commission approved a resolution to allow Chairman Pat Graham to sign an intergovernmental agreement between the Barrow Sheriff’s Office and the Barrow County School System to place officers in local facilities. The school system will be responsible for paying for 50 percent of the salaries of the SROs while they are in the schools, according to the agreement. The agencies pay for all vehicles, equipment, uniforms, etc., for the SROs. Prior to this move, the Sheriff’s Office and Winder Police Department shared the responsibility of having police officers on campus.

However, in April, Winder Police contacted Sheriff Jud Smith about his office possibly taking over the SRO positions for Russell Middle School, Winder-Barrow Middle School and High School, as well as the alternative school. Since W-BMS closed its doors in May, and those students were moved to the newly-opened Bear Creek Middle School in Statham, the sheriff’s office already planned to take over that position. In April, Smith said the change was monetary and strategic. “The [WPD] does support us,” he said. “It’s a monetary thing, [and now] it was probably a good idea to back out and let Barrow County deal with the Barrow County Schools.” Smith said having one agency over the SROs might make everything more efficient for communications between law enforcement

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appealed to the board to give him back his funding. “It is no secret that just about every year Barrow County has a budget shortfall for various reasons,” Smith said. The sheriff noted the days of excess in Barrow were probably behind the county, and said that the Board’s job was to maintain the services citizens deserved and expected. “They deserve to have a service that is quick, efficient and fair,” he said. “This can be a hard balance in some cases, and in these economic times, there are few options for you as elected officials to provide these services when times are hard.” Commissioners agreed to reconsider the plan, with Commission Chairman Pat Graham stressing the need to compromise and indicated there would be future meetings with Smith regarding the budget. She did, however, say that Smith’s department needed to become more efficient, and shared financial numbers from other area sheriff’s departments. No one at any of the meetings spoke in favor of cutting the sheriff’s budget.

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The Tree House celebrated its new Commerce location with a Sept. 17 open house. The 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with the staff, board members and local supporters clapping and cheering as the ribbon fell to the ground. The Tree House lobby was filled with displays with information about all of their programs and how volunteers can help, lots of food and drinks and they had all of their staff giving tours of their new building to any visitor who stopped by. “A lot of people helped us get here,” said executive director Becky Lee. “We are so thankful to Ken Harmon, Jason Black, Tom Crow and everyone else who donated time and money to help us open our doors so that we can help our local families.” Lee explained that they were able to renovate the new building located on South Elm Street in Commerce because the Harrison Foundation donated money to The Tree House. She said she and all of her staff and all of the families that they are helping would all like to give a special thanks to Luther and Suzie Harrison Foundation for the contribution to The Tree House. “We are very happy to provide this building to The Tree House at a reduced rate and we are very excited to have The Tree House here to help the East Jackson area,” said Tom Crow, chairman of Jackson County Board of

Commissioners. The Tree House Board of Directors members also expressed their excitement in having the new satellite office in Commerce. “It’s fabulous,” said Shadie Thompson. Before the new office in Commerce, The Tree House employees and the local families who live in Banks and Jackson counties would have to drive all the way to Winder to use their facility. The Presbyterian Church in Commerce did provide use its building for supervised visitation and other sessions but it still wasn’t a set location where they had all of their files and toys available. “We’re so happy to be able to reach more people at this new office. Transportation is key to getting more families involved,” said Debra Shreve, a therapist at The Tree Hosue. Shreve explained how she would have to pick which toys she thought would be needed from the Winder office and bring them to the Presbyterian Church for her sessions. She said she never had all the toys she needed because each week brings about a different child and a different need. “Kids play out their problems instead of talk about them,” said Shreve. This is just one reason why she’s so thrilled to have her own therapy room at the new office. Shreve is at the new office all day on Thursdays and has an intern with her also so there are actually two therapists in the office once a week. She can leave all of her toys and games in one room

and know that she has everything each child will need before going into each session. The new building has a lobby, a waiting room and an observation room where they can film the child being interviewed in the interview room, which has a two-way mirror so that the child can be observed by police or other authorities and will only have to be questioned once. The building also has two supervised visitation rooms, two therapy rooms and one large multi-purpose room. With such large space, The Tree House is still in need of several items. They accept donations, which are tax deductible, and have requested the below items: benches for the lobby ($89 at Ikea), murals for the walls, a ladder ($200 at Home Depot), vacuums, fluorescent light bulbs, dry erase boards, a craft table ($30 at Ikea) and craft supplies like glue, scissors, markers, crayons, paint and Play-Doh. Beginning Oct. 1, The Tree House in Commerce will start supervised visitation on site. A few other services they provide are: forensic interviews and evaluations, child and family advocacy, victim assistance, crisis counseling, Teen Sexual Survivor Group and Hero’s Great and Small (Child Victim Support Group). The Tree House is always in need of volunteers, supplies and donations. To find out how to get involved, visit the website at www.thetreehouseinc.org or call 770-8681900.

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is also a sponsored athlete at The Shepherd Center in Continued from 1A Atlanta. “Being in a wheelchair puts you in a place where parade begins at 10 a.m. people notice you more, so and will travel along Highit’s important to maintain a way 53. positive attitude about life. Maddox has always I use this opportunity to be enjoyed participating in a good influence so people sports. Prior to his acciwill remember me in that dent, he participated in way,” said Maddox. cross country, basketball Even the little things and track. Back recovering such as living his day-tofrom his traumatic injury, day life can be inspiring to he got involved in adaptive others, and Maddox says sports and has been into he is sure to remember competitive water-skiing this each day. He is sure for more than a year. He to have a smile on his face loves adaptive softball, because he believes in the basketball, racing and tensaying, “you never know nis as well. who you’ll inspire.” He was seen waterAt Jackson County skiing one day, and was Comprehensive High asked by a member of School, Maddox said he the U.S. Waterski Team to really enjoyed the small come spend some time on town aspect of the school the water with them. This where everyone knew invitation led to much suceach other and supported cess in such a short period one another. of time. “I had amazing, en“I practiced with the Atcouraging teachers,” said lanta Ski Team and gained Maddox, who notes that he a lot of talent, and I even really enjoyed the Friday picked up slalom and ski night football games and jumping,” said Maddox. He had experience with Jeremy Maddox and Megan Mc- basketball games because they always turned into a skiing in the past, but this Cauley at the championships. community event where was his first time participens. He maintained this at- everyone in town attended. pating competitively. As a sponsored athlete, Maddox participated in titude after his motocross the national tournament in accident and attained his Maddox is also sponsored Elk Grove, Calif., last year Bachelor’s Degree in Busi- by Healing Grace Minisand was selected by the ness Administration from tries, Peggy Slappey PropU.S. coach to be a mem- the University of Georgia erties, and Jones and Jones ber of the U.S. Water Ski in 2006. He tried numerous Investments (former NASTeam for 2013. Along with sports as a paraplegic and CAR driver Buckshot Jones the team, Maddox, trav- obviously succeeded, and and his father, Billy Jones). “I am very grateful of all eled to Milan, Italy, for the is now a co-owner of Alexia World Disabled Waterski Medical Group, a urologi- local companies that have Championships from Aug. cal and complete conti- supported me,” said Mad26 through Sept. 1 and were nence care supply com- dox. “I am very thankful the official winners of a pany in Winder. Maddox for what they did.” gold medal. Maddox and another team member were selected to carry the American flag and U.S. sign. He said the stage where he carried the flag was floating on water and Tues - Sat 11am-6pm he had a great view of the stadium seating. He had to think back on the whirlwind experience. He recalls the wind blowing very hard because the flag was “popping” so he had to hold on tight. “It was surreal to hear the national anthem while I held the Ameri123 W. Main Street, Buford, GA 30518 (historic downtown) can flag,” he said. “I Like us on Facebook: CoffeeTableConsignment remember the sun was shining brightly and I felt

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a sense of pride when our flag was raised. “Getting called onto that stage to receive the gold medal was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. All of the hard work and training paid off and was worth all of the time and effort. I am glad I was a part of such an amazing team,” said Maddox. Maddox says he hopes to inspire others with his positive attitude and willingness to “keep going” even when something tragic hap-

Saturday – September 28 – 9am-10pm 8am Jump Right In & Run 5K 10am Parade 11am Car Show 12pm FFA Bingo 1pm Scarecrow Building Contest 6pm Jackson & Company 8pm Blue Billy Grit Band 10pm Fireworks!

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CHURCH NEWS The Church of Hoschton would like to invite the community to join them for any and all services. Service times are as follows: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Bible study, worship at 10:30 a.m. (nursery and children’s church provided) Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. , prayer meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible study at 7:30 p.m. The study of the book of Romans began on Sept 18. During the Hoschton Fall Festival, there will be several activities around

the church including hayrides, face painting and the Ladies Faith and Fellowship will be selling cookbooks. On Sunday, Sept. 29, make plans to attend the community service in downtown Hoschton. Afterward, Omega, a contemporary southern gospel group from Dahlonega will perform. After a short intermission, the Heart of Hoschton Christian Singing Competition will begin. More information and application can be found on our website, http://www.

thechurchofhoschton. com/ . Come out and spend the day with us. The church is located at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Cory at the church office at 706-654-8415 or on his cell at 678-234-9408. sss

Yoga is available at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hoschton United Methodist Church. The class is free but please bring a food donation for “Back-pack” ministry. Email jah1996@aol.com. HUMC is located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. sss

The Primetimers will have monthly Lunch Bingo at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Hoschton United Methodist Church. Call 706-654-1422 or email Hoschtonumc@ windstream.net sss

Union Baptist Church will be sponsoring a Food Distribution Day beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The church is located at 527 Union Church Road in Winder. The food distribution, being coordinated with the Barrow County

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Mark Shoemake and Megan Shoemake; great-grandchildren, Faith Shoemake, Justin Shoemake and Logan Shoemake; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Aaron officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 580 Miles Patrick Road, Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Cooperative Benevolence Ministries, is open to all Barrow County residents who meet USDA income eligibility requirements. Required is proof of Barrow County residency. “First Come, First Served” for this distribution which is the first of what is hoped to become an ongoing community outreach effort. sss Feeding Jackson County Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Pendergrass Flea Market on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Gates open at 7 a.m. and volunteers begin handing out food at 8 a.m. First

come, first serve. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring a food truck should contact Sherry Grant at 706-367-3704. You can also get more information at www. iserveministries.com sss Vendor space is still available for the second annual craft fair at Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Winder set for Saturday, Oct. 5. The craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sherry Aquino at slaquino@hotmail.com or 770-656-6028 for more information.

OBITUARIES Arlin Blevins Jr.

Died Sept. 16, 2013 Arlin Blevins Jr., 45, of Summerville, died at his home on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was a member of LaFayette Gospel Tabernacle. Arlin was a master of many trades and was a skilled gardener, mechanic and devoted father. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith G. Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Trisha Cook Blevins; sons, Arlin Blevins III and Joshua Lee Blevins, both of Summerville; daughters, Sara Elizabeth Blevins and Sierra Elise Blevins, both of Summerville; father, Arlin L. Blevins Sr., of Summerville; brothers, Ronald Blevins of Summerville and Richard Blevins of Jefferson; and a niece and nephew. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Gospel Tabernacle in LaFayette with Pastor Steve Burns officiating. Interment was in the West Hill Cemetery in Trion. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in Arlin’s memory. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Dorothy Ann Polman Dupont

Died Sept. 13, 2013 Stephen Paul Ford, 28, of Winder, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Stephen enjoyed playing tennis, fishing and camping. He loved his family. He was employed at Primerica for seven years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Donald Lovell, Sr., Geraldine Lovell and Dorothy Ford. Survivors include his wife of seven years, Krista Ford; son, Xander Ford; daughters, Alexsa Ford and Aislyn Ford; parents, Gary and Karen Ford; father-in-law, Brian Owens; mother-in-law, Billie Hidalgo; grandfather, Russell Ford; and sisters, Stacey Miyake (Kris) and Shelly Black (John.) Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kris Miyake officiating. Interment followed in the Hoschton City Cemetery. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Judy Hand

Died Sept. 24, 2013 Mrs. Judy Hand, 69, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate. Born Nov. 21, 1943, in Earlington, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Kerney Lee and Margaret Wilkerson and was of the Christian faith. She was retired from Peach State Bank, where she had been head teller, and prior to that had worked for many years at Gainesville Bank & Trust. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Alva Hand; son and daughter-in-law, David and Beth Hand of Blairsville; daughter and son-inlaw, Stacey and Michael Bass of Atlanta; grandchildren, Daniel Phillips, Brandon Bass, Ryan, Bass, Amanda Bass, Case Hand and Hailey Hand; and brother and sisterin-law, Richard and Sharon Wilkerson of Matthews, N.C. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Cindy Park McDonald

Died Sept. 19, 2013 Cindy Park McDonald, 50, of Hoschton, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. During her life, she worked as vice president in charge of operations at Taylor & Associates for 20 years. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Survivors include her parents, Howard Park and Carol Austin Park of Winder; son, Austin McDonald of Hoschton; sisters, Lisa (Matt) Spears of Katy, Texas, and Shannon (Ken) Lampp of Winder; nephews, Keaton Toevs, Logan Toevs, Clint Greeson and Charlie Greeson; and nieces, Beverly Hemphill and Katie McDonald. The funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Lois G. Swords

Died Sept. 13, 2013 Lois G. Swords, 89, of Winder, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church and retired from Bell South as a telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Bertha Rouse Swords. Survivors include her brother, Oliver W. Swords of Winder; and nephew, Dr. Bruce Cook of Greenwood, S.C. Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Smith Memory Chapel. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

John Claude Wallace Jr.

Died Sept. 22, 2013 John Claude Wallace Jr., 61, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. “Johnny” to most of his family and friends was born Jan. 9, 1952 in Barrow County where he lived for many years. He graduated from Winder-Barrow High School and attended the University of Georgia before joining the United States Navy. From 1973-1974, he served on the USS Midway. Johnny was a carpenter for more than 30 years working all over the Atlanta area. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. Wallace S., and Desma Everett Wallace; and a nephew, John D. Bailey. Johnny was not just a brother, bit a wonderful friend that will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed. Survivors include his sisters, Brenda (Glenn) Bailey of Covington, Charlene Wallace and Janet (Danny) Hill, all of Villa Rica, Pamela Moore of Jefferson and Kim (Morris) Lupton of Greensboro; nephews, Dustin Hill and Christopher Hill; niece, Penny Haun; many greatnieces and -nephews; and his faithful friend, Jumper. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 3343 Peachtree

Road, NE #M20, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-974-9234) or online at support.woundedwarriorproject.org Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Thelma Annie Ruth Worley

Died Sept. 21, 2013 Thelma Annie Ruth Worley, 71, of Griffin, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Ruth loved gardening, cooking for her family, she loved her church and to sing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Worley; son, Thomas Timothy Worley; brother, Fred Junior Streeman; and sisters, Francis Roebuck and Joyce Streetman. Survivors include her daughters, Debra Puckett (Johnny Ray) of Auburn and Pansy Ruth Nichols (James Ray) of Griffin; sisters, Sara Lee (Junior Lee) of Pendergrass and Iris Johnson of Auburn; daughter-in-law, Jan Worley; grandchildren, Kandy Loggins, Andy Johnson, Jessica Worley and Shanna Steeley; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg McKinney and the Rev. Johnny Ray Puckett officiating. Interment was held at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lawson Funeral Home. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 26, 2013

Died Sept. 16, 2013 Mahlon Shoemake Dorothy Ann Polman DuDied Sept. 22, 2013 pont, 76, died Monday, Sept. Mahlon Shoemake, 91, of 16, 2013. Bethlehem, died Sunday, Born Aug. 4, 1937, died Irene Towe Sept. 22, 2013. on September 16, 2013. Ms. Died Sept. 18, 2013 A son of the late George Dorothy was known for her Irene Towe, 88, of Winder, and Effie Shoemake, he atkindness, her work with spetended Morningside Baptist died Wednesday, Sept. 18, cial needs students and her Church of Winder. He was 2013. work with the poor in Haite She was a member of a World War II veteran who and Central America. earned three Purple Hearts Bethel Baptist Church. She Survivors include her husand a Bronze Star for his worked as a seamstress for band, Thomas F. Dupont Sr., service to the United States R&R Manufacturing for 35 and their four children, 10 Army. During his life, he years. She was preceded in grandchildren and five great worked in both Gwinnett and death by her husband, Fred grandchildren; Jean Marie Barrow counties as a heavy Towe; and parents, Lewis Dupont Reese (Randy) and Mr. James Lawson equipment operator. He was Hillman McDaniel and Susie their children, Rochelle, Mr. James Owner/Lic. FuneralLawson Director Owner/Lic. Funeral Director also preceded in death by his Jane Griffeth McDaniel. Lic. Embalmer April and Randy; Jon Joseph Lic. Embalmer Survivors include her son brothers, Guy Shoemake and Dupont (Julie) and their Edmond Shoemake; and sis- and daughter-in-law, Lanchildren, Ashley and Laura; Funerals • Cremations • Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements • Veterans Death Benefits • Monuments ters, Ora Lee Sloan and John- nie (Carole) Towe of BethThomas Francis Dupont Funerals • Cremations • Veterans Death Benefits • Monuments 35• Pre-Need FirstFuneral St. Arrangements • Hoschton, GA lehem; daughter and son-innie McDaniel. 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President/CEO Randall Pugh presented recognition to Jackson EMC employees who have 25, 30, 35 and even 40 years of service totaling 535 combined years; Julie Bridges, R, was the winner of the grand prize drawing – a $2,500 certificate for energy-efficient appliances –presented by Pugh. More scenes from the Jackson EMC annual meeting and the reports from Board Chairman Oits Jones and Pugh can be seen at ClickThePaper.com

worked to form Jackson EMC. Without it, the only light came from a kerosene lamp, water was manually drawn from a well, dinner came from a wood stove, clothes were pressed with a heavy wedge of iron heated on that wood stove and the only refrigeration was the coolness found in your well. Farmers did all their work by hand or with mules and horses,” Pugh said. When it came, the first thing electricity brought was light – a lone bulb hanging from a drop cord in the center of a room. After lights, the first small appliance a family purchased was typically an electric iron, then an electric radio to replace the Delco battery-operated model. The purchase of a water pump made indoor

plumbing possible for the first time. Next, refrigerators replaced ice boxes, and electric stoves replaced the wood stove. “Seventy-five years ago, people came together in a grassroots effort to form this cooperative and, in the process, they created a better way of life for themselves and their neighbors. Even when it was still just a dream for those who worked to form

it, Jackson EMC was about people, power and progress. “After 75 years of service, that’s still true. Jackson EMC is the people we serve and the people who make that service possible; it’s the reliable and reasonably priced power we deliver; it’s the progress and economic development of the counties and communities we serve,” Pugh concluded with emotion.

Prayer offered by Mark Mobley The following prayer was offered by Mark Mobley, pastor of Living Word Worship Center in Jefferson and a member of the Jefferson City Council, at the Jackson EMC annual meeting:

Mobley Father, thank you. Thank you for this gloriously beautiful day and for the opportunity to gather with our family and friends at this great community event. But specifically, I want to thank you for this great company that we have gathered here today to celebrate and lead, the Jackson EMC. God, you gave us an incredible gift when you gave us electricity. But you also gave us the tenacious and courageous men and women who have led and worked for this cooperative over the 75 years that have passed since its founding. Father, only you know what a blessing that they have been to this community. Only you can do the math on that. They have made our homes brighter, warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, provided power to cook the food we feed our families, the energy to wash and dry our clothes and clean our homes, and the electricity to entertain and educate generations. We are grateful to You for them. But they have gone far beyond that. As I have grown up in this community, I have watched them give untold

thousands of dollars back to the causes and programs of this community. I have watched as they have volunteered their time at our functions and our schools, serving these people with their expertise, giving generously and consistently to our communities. Father, only you know what a blessing that they have been. If you have your eye on every sparrow that falls and have numbered the hairs of our heads, then I know you are a God that sees and keeps score when people make a difference in the lives of others. You alone know how many nights these folk went out into the danger of the storms so that we could stay home safe and warm during those same storms. Only You know how many of our grandmothers and grandfathers have had their lives saved because these folk left their families on cold, snowy days to restore power to our families. You alone know how many single mothers and widows were wondering what they were going to do for food for themselves and their children when that membership rebate check arrived. For all of these things, we are truly thankful. So here is what I ask: Bless this organization. Bless the men and women of Jackson EMC who work so faithfully to bring us your blessing of electricity. Keep them safe as they do the work you have set before them. Bless their families and keep them safe while they go out to provide a blessing for our families. As you have done in the past, continue to give the leaders of this great organization wisdom as they make decisions and go forward into the future. Continue to use them as a blessing to our communities. Bless them because they have blessed us. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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Forced thanks are creating an insincere world Somewhere in corporate America, someone decided we needed to show some degree of pleasantness, whether it is genuine or not. The tired and worn-out phrase of “Have a nice day” is almost painful. It is so often delivered as a part of some kind of mantra workers repeat to every customer. The newest wrinkle is the semi-sincere “Have a blessed day.” I hear that more and more. First of all, it is delivered as a command. You can add the element of moderating the imperative by adding something as simple as “I hope.” Second, when you add to the equation that most people have little command of the English language, the attempt at kindness just rubs me the wrong way. “Have a bless day,” a woman at a drive-through window said to me. She lost her “ed” somewhere along the way. That’s “ed” as in “blessed” or “education.” Trying to be nice, I said, “Likewise to you.” She looked puzzled — or in her case, “puzzle” — and said “What ’at mean?” She also lost her “th” somewhere as well. “It means that I wish the same for you,” I said. She smiled and I took my combo meal and left. What if the person to whom you’re speaking is an atheist, is there any hope of them having a blessed day? What if they belong to a religious outfit that believes everything is predetermined. Wishing them a blessed day doesn’t serve much purpose; it either happens or it doesn’t. I can remember when Kmart stores had a decal on their cash registers that read, “Remember, TYFSAK.” This was a notso-subtle reminder for the cashier to say “Thank you for shopping at Kmart.” Today, if you use a credit card, the computer cash register pops up a reminder, “Remember to thank cus-

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Harris Blackwood tomer by name.” That’s got so much sincerity, it just stinks. A friend of mine who works for the state government in a nearby state has to answer his phone by saying, “It’s a great day in (state name).” That’s a nice idea, but what if you’re the person who answers the phone at the vital records office where they hand out death certificates? If you’re calling to get a document that confirms the death of a loved one, is that a great day? Probably not. The new tedious phrase of the faux kindness world is “my pleasure.” I went through a drive-thru window at a popular fast-food place. After placing my order, I was told, “It will be my pleasure to serve you at the window.” When I got my food, I said “thank you.” The person responded with “My pleasure.” Webster defines pleasure as an activity that is done for enjoyment. The pleasure, in this case, is mine because I’m going to eat this stuff. The person would be better to say, “My job.” It is their job, or duty, to serve you at the window. No one gets that much pleasure out of handing bags of food through a window. The proliferation of faux thanks is everywhere. From weary airline employees who attempt to thank you for flying when the plane is four hours late, to a proliferation of changing message boards that flash up a mechanical thanks. If you can’t say it from the heart, saying it from memory is time wasted. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Always keep your dreams alive By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, “What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!” She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men’s sweaters. That began a cordial conversation when I thanked her for buying the book. Her son, somewhere in his 30s, perked up and listened. He settled himself down on a comfortable sofa and said not a word until his mother said, “My son is a writer, too.” A blush slid over his dark, pleasant face. “Well,” he began in a quiet, humble tone. “I don’t write books. I’m a screen writer.” “My husband is a television writer!” I exclaimed, gesturing toward Tink who had been gradually moving toward the door eager to continue on to dinner. That began a brand new conversation in which neither his mother nor I participated as they talked. After college graduation, the young man had followed his dream of writing movies to Los Angeles. For several years, he managed to survive by taking smaller

Ronda Rich jobs in television. Though it was a struggle and certainly not lucrative, he was exhilarated by the experience. Without question, he was on a high as he chased the passions of his heart. But things never took off like he wanted. Times got hard, jobs got fewer and more difficult to find. Tink nodded. “It’s harder in the industry than I’ve ever seen it. These are tough times.” The young man stood up and shoved his hands deep in the front pockets of his black jeans. He shrugged. Not a nonchalant shrug but one of hurt and disappointment. “I miss L.A.,” he said wistfully, explaining that he had finally chosen practicality over his dream. He had gone back to school, received additional training in the medical field, had just completed his training and was about to accept a

job with a hospital. I spoke up. “Are you happy with this career change? Is it what you want?” He dropped his head slightly. “No. Not really but ...” His voice trailed off. “I’m sorry,” I replied. It’s sad to watch someone have to choose a different career path than where the heart leads. There are few things sadder, really. There is nothing more consistently heart-dampening than having to wake up each morning, tumble out of bed and stumble toward another day of going through the motions of making a living where you don’t thrive but rather merely survive. I know. I’ve been there. I once worked a full-time corporate job and three times a week (and Saturdays) went to work at a retail job for minimum wage. Sixty hours of hard work that kept my body alive but dang near killed my soul. Still, my dream lived on. While I straightened towels or rang up another sale, I daydreamed of writing books and creating stories. When I lost that corporate job in a downsizing brought on by a merger, I tearfully pleaded with God, “Please,

if you will just allow me to make a living by doing what I love – writing – I will never ask you to send me someone to love. Just help me to take care of myself and love doing it.” I was desperate. He answered that prayer. And I kept my end of the bargain. But the good Lord kindly overlooked my vow and eventually gave me more than I asked. I recognized the sorrow in his face. I understood clearly the calling of his heart. “I know how it hurts,” I said softly. He smiled tightly. “Well, I’m going to continue to write on the side and hope something comes of it.” “Good for you!” What I didn’t tell him, what I should have taken the time to say is: Dreams sometimes take a detour and may look hopelessly before coming true. But don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. 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.

Real Italian lesson: Eating pizza pain-free The one thing I learned in taking an entire year of Italian in college is that I could take an entire year of a college-level course and not learn a thing, despite attending class sometimes and managing passing marks. I decided to take Italian as my foreign language requirement based on the logical premise that I love Italian food, and thus the language would come as easily to me as spaghetti to my stomach. Como estaban planeadas (things didn’t work out as planned). In subsequent years, I have found that my Italian talent lies not in the lingo, but rather the linguine. My specialty is pizza – homemade pizza. For clarity’s sake, my definition of “homemade” is that it’s made in the home. While my wife is certainly the chef of our family, my children actually prefer my pizza to hers. They usually tell me of this preference right before they ask for money. In eating my pizza at least twice a week, one problem that we have run

Len Robbins into – and it’s one that has plagued human beings since the invention of pizza in the late 1960s – is how to avoid burning the roof of your mouth when eating pizza. Why we as a society haven’t addressed this wretching issue is simply inexcusable. I really think this topic should be taught in our schools. I spent a year in Home Economics in eighth grade, and not one word was said about how to eat pizza without burning the roof of your mouth. All I did was make an apron that mysterious disappeared after I presented it to my mother as a birthday gift. Think of the pain we wouldn’t have had to endure if just a little educational time was spent on how to eat a pizza safely. Pizza is something we must contend with daily, unlike subtraction or science or

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English, which I doesn’t even use oftener. Meanwhile, millions suffer daily from those small blisters just behind your top teeth. It’s an international disgrace. Not much has been written on the matter. The seminal work on the issue, “How to Eat Pizza Without Burning the Roof of your Mouth,” was published in 1985 by Walter Gibson, and quickly forgotten. As is my custom, I am here to help. I have come up with two ways you can eat a slice of pizza without burning the roof of your mouth. You’re welcome in advance. 1. The Sandwich Method. What burns your mouth when you eat pizza is the hot cheese and sauce. One way to avoid your mouth touching those areas is to fold the pizza slice in half, basically creating a pizza sandwich. Pro: Diminishes the probability of burning the roof of your mouth. Crust usually doesn’t cause much blistering. Con: In creating the “pizza sandwich,” the

cheese, sauce, and other toppings often fall out and on to your shirt, blouse, or, for residents of Alabama, your bare chest. Those blisters hurt, too. 2. The Waiting Method. With this method, you “wait” until the pizza has cooled considerably, then eat it. Pro: Allowing the temperature of the steaming cheese and sauce to diminish significantly reduces the threat of burning the roof of your mouth. Con: It is difficult for any living being to resist the alluring temptation of a hot pizza fresh out of the oven or box. Why this temptation is not even mentioned in the Bible, I do not know. You think they would have it in there. I hope that helps. People should be able to eat a pizza without enduring a boiling blister. By utilizing one of these two methods, perhaps I can ease the world’s suffering – one slice at a time. Bon appetit! Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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‘Chill Out’ serving it up By FARAH BOHANNON

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Jefferson gained another self-serve frozen yogurt shop, known as “Chill Out! Frozen Yogurt” July 25. The new shop is connected to the On The Run fuel station at the intersection of Highway 11 and Major Damon Gause Bypass. Jennifer Marlar, one of the owners of Chill Out, has a very unique story behind her decision to open the shop. “I opened the shop as a joint venture with my father, Chuck Hill. I taught school for 13 years, and I was ready for a break,” said Marlar. “He retired from 3M this summer, so we decided it was the perfect opportunity to open a business together. This was something we always dreamed of doing. “My 7- and 5-year-old take dance in Athens and they always beg me to take them to get frozen yogurt after class. I always thought Jefferson needed a frozen yogurt shop, so the idea and the timing all sort of happened and fell perfectly into place,” Marlar said. Marlar chose the specific location of the shop based on several factors. It is a high-traffic area and is surrounded by several schools, so she believes it will succeed. The view of Crow’s Lake was a large factor as well. “The view overlooking Crow’s Lake is so beautiful that it just felt right,” Marlar said. “I just felt a peace inside, and I knew we had found the right spot. It is safe and convenient for the customers.” Chill Out offers a relaxing, clean, familyfriendly environment for people in the community to gather. They use equipment from American owned and operated manufacturers and are cleaned daily. The fruit toppings are cut fresh daily and the waffle cones are made in-house --Marlar and Hill will always provide high quality ingredients for customers. They select the best tasting flavors from several brands of frozen yogurt, and the customers pay by weight rather than preportioned amounts. Six yogurt flavors are consistent (chocolate, vanilla, California tart, peanut butter, white chocolate mousse and cake batter) while the other six rotate with various fruit flavors, sorbets and rich flavors. There are

40-plus toppings available which range from fresh fruit to chocolate to candy. “We strive to be customer focused by getting frequent feedback and changing flavors and toppings based on customer request,” said Marlar, who comments that she has thoroughly enjoyed her experience with being the owner because she has met so many Jackson County citizens and has started to build meaningful relationships with them. “We have several regulars who are starting to feel like family to us,” Marlar said. There are options for individuals on restricted diets as well. Chill Out always carries “Only 8” chocolate and vanilla yogurt which has eight ingredients, 8 calories per ounce, no preservatives, no cholesterol or lactose, and is sweetened with natural fruit sugars. The owners of Chill Out say they want to offer so much for their customers because they want to bring a healthy dessert alternative for families in the community as well as a clean place to gather and enjoy a treat. Customers are guaranteed to have a pleasant experience with not only with delicious yogurt masterpieces, but with customer service as well. Chill Out has several weekly specials available for customers. Teachers get 10 percent off their cup of yogurt all day on Tuesdays and, on Wednesdays, customers will receive a free waffle cone with a purchase until 4:30 p.m. The shop will stay open late after football games and offer 10 percent off with a game ticket stub. Chill Out hosted South Jackson Elementary School night on Sept. 19 and donated 10 percent of purchases between 6-9 p.m. to the school. The business is also hosting Northridge Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Walk Team to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Oct. 1 from 5-9 p.m. Chill out’s fall/winter hours are 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays (after football games). Saturday hours are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and 1-9 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.howdoyouchill.com for more information about Chill Out. They also have a Facebook page, Twitter (@howdoyouchill) and Instagram with updates, daily flavor changes and specials.

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Sandy Maresca carries seasonal indoor and outdoor home decor and gift ideas as well as at My Gift Shop located in the Mulberry Walk shopping center. With Halloween and Christmas approaching, new inventory is appealing.

Seasonal items at My Gift Shop By FARAH BOHANNON

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come for the seasonal items, but for the items My Gift Store carries year round as well. Items like yard flags, terrariums, statues, gourmet foods, scarves, select clothing, wall art and more. There is a lot to choose from including some Georgia-crafted wax vessels and spheres in six fragrances. Maresca has nearly 30 years of retail experience

and wanted to bring a delightful and charming shopping experience to Braselton. My Gift Store, located at 6323 Grand Hickory Drive in Braselton, is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The store can be reached by calling 770-967-2055. You can also keep up with My Gift Store on Facebook.

Sandy Maresca, the owner of My Gift Store in Braselton, recently received her fall shipment of items at the store. “I have a lot of unique fall items that will look great in any home,” said Maresca. “I enjoy helping my customers put together something warm and inviting for their home.” The fall collection contains items such as uniquely-shaped jack-o-lanterns with funny faces, Halloween figurines, cornuSeemaBisht-Nadler M.D., F.A.A.P • Robyn Lance FNP-BC copias, hanging items Michelle Shand CPNP • Maria Brotoeva FNP-BC for doors, wreaths and Same day appointments more. There are even English/Spanish • We accept all major insurances and Medicaid a few hints of Christmas items, meaning Maresca is one step ahead of the seasons changing. 3030 McEver Rd., Suite 130 • Gainesville, GA 30504 Shoppers not only (Located across from Free Chapel)

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Jackson Co. beats East Jackson 38-6 BY KYLE FUNDERBURK

Hawks fall 31-30 to Peachtree Ridge BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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With two minutes left to play in regulation, the Mill Creek High School football team needed a trip to the end zone to the tie the game at 31-all against Peachtree Ridge High School, provided the Hawks put up the extra point. Most of Mill Creek’s wish came true when Devozea Felton torched the Lions’ defense with a 78-yard touchdown run but the Hawks failed on the extra point attempt to give the Lions a 31-30 squeak-by win. However, the trouble for the Hawks started early and often and aided the Lions win the penalties galore. “Ultimately we’ve got to limit mistakes. We’ve got to get that cleaned up. When we looked at it, it can be a quick fix. Our kids have got to want to get it fixed and I feel as though they do based on the way they responded in practice Monday,” said head coach Shan-

with a 2-yard run by Lewis. That touchdown was set up by a 25yard pass to Kyle Clark and a 20yard run by Lewis. Luis Sanchez

East Jackson was issued an offsides penalty before the extra point attempt, putting the PanJackson County Comprehenthers closer to the goal line. Jacksive High School put the 0-3 son County opted to go for two start in nonregion play beand was successful with a run hind and opened up region by Lewis to give the Panthers play Friday night against a 14-0 lead in the first quarcounty rival East Jackson ter. High School with a 38-6 win. The Eagles’ ensuing drive Despite the 0-3 start, the Panended with an interception thers can say they are 1-0 and by Jace Latty, giving Jackson tied for first place in region County the ball at the East 8-AAA. Jackson 40-yard line. Five “It was a big one. We have plays later, Lewis threw a faced some adversity the 5-yard strike to Layson Giles past few weeks,” said head in the end zone to make it 21coach Benji Harrison said. 0. “Our kids kept believing; On their next possession, they knew that region [play] the Panthers needed just started [last Friday night],” three plays for Malik Tuck to Harrison said. find the end zone on a handQuarterback Jacob Lewis off at the goal line to give led the game with 228 yards JCCHS a 28-0 lead. of total offense. Lewis had Following an East Jackson 17 carries for 119 yards and fumble, the Panthers got a a touchdown and completed 27-yard field goal by Sanchez Doug Chellew The Paper seven of his 15 passes for 109 later in the second quarter to yards and three touchdowns. Jacob Lewis finished the night with 228 take a 31-0 lead. “He’s been solid most of yards of total offense. EJHS fumbled again on the year,” said Harrison. their next drive, giving Jack“He’s a good player, he under- missed the extra point for the son County the ball at the Eagle stands what we’re doing offen- Panthers making the score 6-0. 33-yard line. This time, however, sively and makes good decisions. Jackson County’s next drive the Eagle defense ended the PanWhen he plays well, this offense was the longest of the night as they thers’ scoring streak right before tends to play well.” started from their own 24-yard halftime. After punting on their opening line. Five plays later, Lewis found The Panthers scored one more possession, the Panthers went on Xavier Harper wide open in the touchdown and East Jackson fito score on their next six drives. middle of the field for a 41-yard nally got a taste of the end zone Their first scoring drive ended touchdown pass. quarter but missed the PAT. For The Paper

non Jarvis. The Lions started their drive on the 18-yard line but not before being pounded by Mill Creek’s special team. But Peachtree Ridge responded with an interception at the 19-yard line on Mill Creek’s first drive. Lion Jordan Ellis ran right up the gut of the Mill Creek offense and finished the drive three yards out for a 7-0 lead. However, quarterback Daniel David turned into the workhorse on Mill Creek’s next drive and got the Hawks out of a big third down. He showed just how versatile he is after he escaped an avalanche of Lion defenders and scored on a 17-yard scamper. Bryson King’s extra point tied the game at seven apiece. Later, David got the Hawks out of a third-and-25 situation but the Hawks stalled on another third down and settled for a field goal by King and a 10-7 lead.

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HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL

VOLLEYBALL

Jackson Co. 38, East Jackson 6

Jackson Co. 3, Houston Co. 2

Mill Creek 30, Peachtree 31

Jefferson 1, Habersham 2

SOFTBALL

Mill Creek 0, Norcross 2 Please note volleyball game scores are noted by games won, not the actual score of the game itself.

Jackson County 7, Lanier 3 Mill Creek 7, Veterans 2

FBHS starts fast in 48-14 victory

BY Danny Daniels

Walton Tribune, For The Times

Flowery Branch scored at will early in Friday’s game, building up a 48-0 halftime lead on the way to a 48-14 win over Loganville. The game allowed the Falcons to improve to 2-0 against Region 8-AAAAA competition while Loganville dropped to 0-2. Flowery Branch piled up 145 yards passing and 216 on the ground for a total of 361 yards. Loganville failed to cross the 50-yard line in the first half, yet ended the night with 234 yards of total offense. The Red Devils ran for 209 but generated only 25 passing yards with three interceptions. Falcon quarterback Jackson McDonald enjoyed one of the

biggest performances of his career with five carries for 96 yards and three touchdowns. The senior completed six throws in 11 attempts for 145 yards and a TD with no interceptions. Flowery Branch scored on its opening series. Cameron Davis returned the kickoff from the 5 to the 47-yard line. Three plays later, McDonald hit Davante King with a 2-yard scoring pass. The 2-point conversion gave the Falcons an 8-0 lead. Loganville began its first offensive possession at its own 20. Quarterback Royce Harrison was intercepted on his first throw by Cooper Harrison, giving the ball to Flowery Branch at the Red Devils’ 40-yard line.

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Lady Dragons remain on top

BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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When you’re on top, you tend to walk around with a target on your back. For the Lady Dragons, trying stay on top of AA volleyball will get tougher this week as they face three teams in the top 10 in the state. Head Coach Michael Paul says he is very pleased with his team’s performance so far this season but knows this is the time when many teams will peak and try to knock off the No. 1 team. However, taking the hard route is exactly what Paul dialed up for his team. As of Sept. 23, JHS is 26-7 and 1-2 in the area. “We try to play a tough schedule to get us prepared for the state playoffs. Hopefully our strategy will pay off,” said Paul. Last week, Jefferson fell to 6A Habersham Central High School 1-2 but will look for wins over Johnson of Gainesville and Monroe Area High School today. JHS will have one more match before the area tournament kicks off on Oct. 8. As of Sept. 19, Grace Williamson leads the pack with 165 kills followed by Abby Wood at 142.

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Flowery Branch quarterback Jackson McDonald scrambles for yards against West Forsyth earlier this season. Against Loganville, McDonald threw for 145 yards and rushed for 96.

TAKING A LOOK AT WEEK 5 by latrice williams

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JACKSON COUNTY The Panthers picked up their first win of the season over foe East Jackson High School. It was a much needed victory for a team that didn’t want to have a start of 0-4. Quarterback Jacob Lewis utilized his weapons effectively, causing a lot of problems for the Eagles’ defense. Now JCCHS will turn its attention to North Oconee High School. The Titans went undefeated in region play last year and claimed a 35-6 win over Jackson County. JEFFERSON The Dragons have had two weeks to let go of the loss to North Hall High School.

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Winder-Barrow comes up short in region play BY ADAM WYNN

Regional Staff

Salem got to play spoiler for WinderBarrow’s homecoming on a night when the Bulldoggs led at the half, but ultimately fell to the Salem Seminoles 60-37 in a wild game full of turnovers and unexpected scoring opportunities. In essence, this game was one of two halves. In the first half, Winder-Barrow ran the ball commandingly against the Seminoles, putting up 136 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns from three separate running backs. The Bulldoggs also blocked a Salem punt and recorded a safety for nine points on defense and special teams. Backs Chandon Sullivan, Andre Jackson and Johnny Hester all found the end zone in the first half, with the longest play from scrimmage in the half being a 34-yard rush for a touchdown by Sullivan. The Bull-

doggs averaged 5.7 yards per carry on 24 attempts in the first half, exposing a downtrodden Salem defense. The Bulldoggs took a 29-19 lead into halftime. The Seminoles adjusted in the second half, though, and made the Winder-Barrow running game a thing of the past. In the second half, Winder-Barrow only managed 44-yards on the ground while Hunter Cooper passed for 40-yards with six incompletions on 11 attempts.

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LOCAL soccer & softball

LOCAL FOOTBALL

WERA makes second trip to Braselton

Jackson County Parks and Rec schedule

Various youth football teams in action

From Oct. 4-6, Road Atlanta will host the Western Eastern Road Racing Association. This will be WERA’s second trip to Braselton as they appeared at Road Atlanta at the beginning of June. This race highlights motorcycle drivers and is great for motorcycle enthusiasts. Threeday tickets are $30, two-day tickets are $20 and one-day tickets are $15. Camping is free. Visit roadatlanta.com or call 1-800-849-RACE for more information.

Today, the 10U Commerce and West Jackson Badgers softball team will square off at 6 p.m. at West Jackson Park. Jefferson vs. EJP Tigers will compete at 7:15 p.m. at East Jackson Park. On Oct. 1, Commerce vs. EJP Tigers will take place at Commerce at 7:15 p.m. There will be two games that headline the schedule on Sept. 26. The HP Spiders will take on Jefferson Werder Bremen at 6 p.m. and HP Xtreme will challenge HP Manchester at 7:15 p.m. For more information, including teams and game times, visit jacksonrec.com

The 6U East Jackson team will take on Chestatee at 9 a.m. at Chestatee High School. The 9U Jefferson team will compete against Oglethorpe at 9 a.m. at Jefferson High School. The 8U Commerce team will challenge Jackson at 10:30 a.m. at Commerce High School. The 8U Madison team will compete against Apalachee at 9 a.m. at Apalachee High School. The 8U East Jackson team will square off against Jefferson at East Jackson High School at 1:30 p.m. For more information concerning times, dates and teams scheduled to play, visit jeffersonrec.com or call them at 706-367-5116. Also visit www. ngyfa.org for schedules for specific little league teams.


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Panthers honored at plaque ceremony BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s new gym is virtually flawless but prior to last Tuesday, the most notable unfinished business was the trophy case. However, head coach Joe Ridgway of the Lady Panther soccer team took care of that by putting last year’s hardware behind the new glass. A plaque ceremony was held in the lobby of the new gym to honor the Lady Panthers for their achievements. Senior Katie Phillips, who was dubbed the AAA Player of the Year, was also named to the All-Area and All-Region team. Phillips has 94 goals in her career so far. “As one of her many coaches that love and respect her, I believe Katie has a process for being successful. The scoreboard has nothing to do with the Katie’s process. With each possession on the field, she looks at her opponent and commits herself to dominate that person,” said Ridgway. “Her journey so far has been about

dominating the girl she is playing against and she has been very successful at this. Katie always says she did not score the goal; the team did,” said Ridgway. “That humility is a characteristic of a champion.” Phillips wasn’t the only one to be recognized. Kourtney Axelberg, Maddie Newton, Allison Reilly and Jessica Wells were also named to the AAA All-Area and All-Region team and played a significant role in helping the Panthers reach a 14-4 season and a second round playoff appearance. “It is very rewarding for a coach to witness first-hand the enormous energy that they invest in their academics, different school projects, athletics and their soccer team and teammates. Their contributions to our school benefit us all in a positive way,” Ridgway said. “They each embody in their own way what we desire in our program to make us better and that is great skill, fresh ideas, vision, hard work and a pursuit for excellence.”

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Top: QB Daniel David (12) runs down an open lane against Peachtree Ridge. Bottom: Carter Governale (4) breaks a tackle from a Lion defender and heads straight to the endzone.

MILL CREEK

the Peachtree Ridge defense for a 20-yard touchdown run, giving Mill Creek a 24-21 lead. On the Lions’ next possession, the Hawks defense answered in the red zone with a touchdownsaving tackle but the Hawks still gave up a field goal, allowing the Lions to tie the game at 24-all. Then the Lions struck again with a 5-yard touchdown run with less than three minutes in regulation and the Hawks could only put up six more, leaving Mill Creek a point shy of a tie game. The Hawks will return to action tomorrow against Norcross at 7:30 p.m.

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“The running game is an element that’s a huge part of our offense. He did a good job running the football. What he has is a tremendous feel of the game. Sometimes he has the option to pass but he’ll run down an open lane. I never want to take that away from him,” said Jarvis. With a 10-7 lead, MCHS sought to keep its advantage going into the break but the Lions fought back with another touchdown with one minute left to play. PRHS stayed on top 14-10 going

into the break. In the third, Carter Governale scored on a 10-yard run, giving the Hawks a 17-14 lead. Peachtree Ridge scored a couple plays later and recaptured the lead at 21-17. Things continued to worsen for the Hawks as the team struggled offensively. The main issue, however, was the 75 yards accumulated in penalties before the fourth quarter. On third down and four yards to go, Governale broke through

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McDonald carried it into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage to put the Falcons on top 14-0. The Red Devils managed the first of four first-half first downs on their next offensive series but punted on fourthand-9. Taking advantage of another short field, Flowery Branch scored on fourthand-1 as Jeremiah Goss ran 38 yards for a touchdown and a 20-0 lead midway the first quarter. A 52-yard scamper by King, a 45-yarder by McDonald, a 34-yard pass from McDonald to Davis and an interception return of 33 yards by King allowed the Falcons to take a 48-0 lead into the dressing room at intermission. Loganville took the second half kickoff and drove 80 yards in 13 plays for their first touchdown. Jonah Tompkins dove in from the 1 with 4 minutes, 42 seconds to go on a running clock in the third quarter. Loganville’s second score of the contest came with 2:14 remaining in the game. After forcing a Flowery Branch punt, the Devils marched 29 yards. Sophomore quarterback Ryan English found the end zone from the 1-yard line to account for the final score.

The defense was certainly rattled by the defeat but this is a team that bounced back from a shocking loss last season against Commerce High School and went on to win the AA state title; therefore, one loss might not be a bad thing. Now, Jefferson turns its attention to Greene County High School at home. Jefferson put up 62 points last season against the Tigers.

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WBHS

Continued from 1B Cooper passed had two incompletions, an interception and two catches for a total of 21-yards in the first half. Cooper went 7-16 with 63-yards, passing for one touchdown against one interception. Salem’s Licash Lackey, rushed for 105-yards in the second half alone, after gaining only 21-yards in the first half, which was nearly half of Salem’s rushing yards in the first two quarters of play. Lackey also passed for 159 yards total going 8-15 on the night. On a night when the clock and the ball kept getting away from Winder-Barrow in the second half, Salem capitalized on mistakes and made the best of every scoring opportunity they had, while the Bulldoggs struggled to find their niche either on the ground or through the air. The Bulldoggs have a will take a week off before travelling to Heritage in hopes of getting its first region win.

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MILL CREEK The Hawks are coming off a heartbreaking region loss to Peachtree Ridge High School. Mill Creek practically handed the Ridge the win as they had more than 110 yards in penalties. MCHS has been penalty prone all season but couldn’t get away with it against the Lions. Mill Creek will head to Norcross tomorrow where they have yet to see a win over the Blue Devils since the existence of the program. NHS has not lived up to its hype since the start of the season where they fell 55-0 to Booker T. Washington in Miami, Fla. This would be the perfect opportunity for Mill Creek to get back on track and pull a huge upset.

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Top from left to right: Katie Phillips, Jessica Wells, Allison Reilly, Kourtney Axelberg and Maddie Newton. Bottom: Katie Phillips gives thanks to her teammates and commends them on their outstanding season.


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Recipes bring a taste of fall to your table These recipes will be sure to please the entire family and get everyone geared up for fall. Are you looking for easy, delicious and healthy breakfast ideas for your family? Try out these fall-inspired breakfasts that will be sure to give everyone the proper fuel for the day.

The 23rd annual Art in the Park was held last weekend at Hurricane Shoals Park, and while rain made for a wet Saturday although the entertainment and history of the day proceeded, Sunday yielded up sunny skies for a great day that included the duck dash. Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee Historical Association of North Carolina provided demonstrations and the Heritage Village was an attraction for all ages. The shoals provided a fun spot and the grist mill was cranked up to yield corn meal. The third annual Tony and Ann Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival was hosted by BlueBilly Grit.

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ART ^ in the PARK Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars These bars are very easy to put together, full of healthy ingredients, and are very low in sugar. Prepare a big batch on a Sunday afternoon so the family can grab one on the way out the door or for an afternoon snack. This recipe makes 16 servings.

Ingredients 3-1/4 cups rolled oats 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned) 1/4 cup applesauce 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans

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Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Whisk together the oats, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla extract until smooth. 4. Pour the wet mixture over the oats and mix with a wooden spoon. 5. Stir in the cranberries and pecans. 6. Pour and evenly press the mixture into a coated 8 x 8 pan. 7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. 8. Allow to cool, then cut into bars and serve. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. This recipe comes from http://www.food.com/ recipe/pumpkin-pie-granola-bars-441689

Friends pick logo contest winner

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie In Georgia, sometimes the warm, summer weathers seems to linger into the fall months making it impossible to enjoy warm, heavy meals. This pumpkin pie smoothie is a cool treat with fall flavors to enjoy during the Indian summer days. Try adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder for added protein and sustenance.

Ingredients 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or 1/2 cup milk 1/2 banana, frozen 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste Directions 1. Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until creamy and smooth. 2. Garnish with a dusting of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. This recipe comes from http://www.twohealthyplates.com/2012/11/10/pumpkin-pie-smoothie/ There are also several ways to incorporate fall flavors into lunch and dinner ideas. It’s all about getting creative.

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Aaron Wallace was announced as the winner of the Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library’s logo contest during the organization’s Sept. 11 lunch and learn program. The 15-year-old resident of Winder is a sophomore at Snodon Preparatory School. Aaron is the oldest of his three brothers and one sister. Two of his siblings participated this summer in the Braselton Library’s Children’s Programs. Aaron loves to read and loves computers. Aaron’s creative talents

are readily apparent in the logo design he submitted. In voting Aaron’s design as the winner, the Board of Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library was impressed by his design’s depiction of the fact that a library is much more than a collection of books. Through the use of a myriad of symbols displayed throughout the branches of the tree in his design, Aaron conveys the various facets that a modern-day library offers its community. When viewing Aaron’s design one quickly becomes captivated

Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library president Dan Aldridge congratulated logo contest design winner Aaron Wallace, pictured with his mother, Amanda Hewett. The 15-year-old was presented with a Kindle Fire HD prior to the contest announcement.

by the symbols, being drawnin and compelled to identify each one. “This talented, young man has a bright future to look forward to and Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library is grateful that he chose to share his talent with us,” said Friends president Dan Aldridge. Because school comes first, Aaron was not able to attend the lunch and learn program. Instead, Aaron and his mother, Amanda Hewett, along with his youngest brother, took part in a presen-

tation the afternoon before where he was presented with the winner’s prize of a Kindle Fire HD. Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library thanks the h.h. greg store, near the Mall of Georgia, for its contribution toward the Kindle Fire HD prize. “Congratulations, Aaron, for a job well done,” said Aldridge. The next lunch and learn, featuring Mike Hardy of Whole foods distribution center in Braselton, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.


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The Paper   | Thursday, September 26, 2013

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS The Crawford Long Museum will be offering for the first time a Victorian Tea program, “Naughty Women, Lovely Tea” from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 28. Wear your best hat and enjoy tea time while learning about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) and Madame Bovary. The program is being presented by Sloane Thompson Meyer of Literature to Life. Tickets are $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Enjoy scones with lemon curd, tea sandwiches, fruit and a choice of blended teas. Each guest will receive a sfavor to commemorate the museum’s first Victorian tea. For reservations, contact the Museum at 706-367-5307. Space is limited. sss House of Clay is offering Clay Handbuilding classes. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least one clay project during the class scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Thursday Oct 24. Each class is $25 and includes a trip back to the studio to glaze the pieces. To register, contact House of Clay at 770-519-8900 or houseofclaybraselton@ gmail.com House of Clay is located at 5117 Highway 53 in Braselton. sss Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star Whisperin’ Bill Anderson returns to his “adopted” hometown of Commerce on Nov. 16, when he appears on stage with Joey+Rory and T. Graham Brown. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bill Anderson Performing Arts Center, located inside Commerce High School, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Bill Anderson Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the Nov. 16 show in Commerce are on sale at WJJC Radio. Visit www. wjjc.net/billanderson.html or call 706-335-3155. sss The Jug Tavern Square Dance Club is sponsoring Round Dance classes at the YMCA in Winder. Another introductory class will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and it’s free. No membership is required either in a square dance club or at the YMCA. Modern Round Dance is choreographed and cued ballroom dancing that progresses in a circular pattern around the dance floor. Round dancing differs from freestyle ballroom dancing in that each Round Dance has been fully choreographed ahead of time, and a “cuer” at the front of the room tells the dancers what steps to do. Lessons will continue on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 9. The cost will be approximately $10 per couple, per lesson. Singles are welcome. Email marybrenda@ windstream.net or call 706-654-9847. sss The next fundraising event on the Humane Society of Jackson County calendar is the Sept. 28

Mimosas for Mutts and Margaritas for MeowMeows. There will be a Mimosa focused buffet as well as a Mexican lunch at the Jefferson Civic Center. Tickets are $35 each or $25 for tickets purchased as a table for eight. Call 706-367-1111. sss Ahoy, matey! Are you ready to “Get your pirate on?” The Piedmont Rape Crisis Center will hold its annual Pirate’s Ball on Oct. 5 at the Winder Community Center. Tickets are $35 each or $50 for couples in advance or $40/$60 at the door. Also tickets for a chance to win three prizes including a UGA customized golf cart, a 32-inch high definition flat-screen TV and home entertainment center or a $100 gift card are on sale for $10 each. For more information, visit piedmontrapecrisis. org or contact Darryl Gumz, PRCC board chairman, at 770-6056656 or by emailing dgumz@windstream.net. sss A pageant benefiting Emery Todd Evans will be held Oct. 5 at the Galilee Church Family Life Center in Jefferson. The ages will be from 1-17. It is open to all boys and girls. At the pageant, children and adults will be honored that is living with and or has passed away form epilepsy or any other brain related illnesses. The Jefferson youngster will be going to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital a minimum of seven days as doctors hope to find a cause and cure for his ongoing seizures. The benefit will help with expenses while Emery is taking this journey to get well. Emery can be found on FaceBook at Find a Cure for Little Emery or on his website at Emerytoddevans.weebly. com. Donations can be made through PayPal at emerytevans@yahoo.com or at Community Bank and Trust locations to the Emery Evans Fund, P.O. Box 495, Jefferson, GA 30549. sss Fall into Recycling, sponsored by Keep

Jackson County Beautiful, will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Jackson County Transfer Station. The event will be collecting E-waste, documents for destruction, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, eyeglasses, auto oil and batteries and household batteries. Call Susan Trepagnier at 706-708-7198 or email strepagnier@ jacksoncountygov.com for details. sss The second annual fall festival and chili cookoff – a COTA for Braden K event –will be held Oct. 12 at the Jefferson Parks & Rec Department. There will be lots of games, face painting, crazy hair, bounce houses, cake walks, food, fun and more from noon to 6 p.m.. For more information, contact Julie at 567204-1069 or visit www. cotaforbradenk.com An entry form for the chili cook-off is available by emailing mgknebel@ hotmail.com All proceeds from the event go to COTA in honor of Braden K for transplant related expenses. Donations can also be sent by mail to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA with “In Honor of Braden K” in the memo line. Credit Card donations are also accepted online at www. COTAforBradenK.com. sss Join Piedmont CASA for its second annual Superhero Run which returns to Fort Yargo State Park on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. The 1K is flat and great for families with children. 5K runners registering at www.active. com (“CASA Superhero Run”) will be guaranteed a T-shirt at the end of the race. Onsite registration begins at 1 p.m. at picnic shelter #5. The family fun 1K run starts at 2 p.m. and the 5K at 2:30 p.m. Sponsorships are still available. Call 706387-6375 or visit www. piedmontcasa.org.

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Cyndi Smith cheers Scouts and parents about the popcorn fundraiser now under way.

It’s Scout popcorn time It’s popcorn sales time as Pack 282 of Hoschton joins with other Boy Scouts in participating in the organization’s only fundraiser. There are five dens in Pack 282 which meets at Center United Methodist Church on Jackson Trail Road in Hoschton. Cyndi Smith, who is serving as the “Official Popcorn Colonel” for the Pack, says the boys are excited about the sales opportunities with 16 Trail’s End Popcorn items available for ordering. Items range in price from $10 or $55 and include five new flavors including buffalo cheddar cheese and bacon ranch. If you aren’t a popcorn eater, you can still support Boy Scouting through support of “Popcorn For Our Troops” with a $30 or $50 donation to have popcorn send to military men and women serving overseas and veterans’ organizations. Orders will be taken through Oct. 31 with delivery during November. The timing is right for making popcorn items a holiday gift idea. Sales are available from Scouts or online. Smith, who kids that her Colonel title is a play on the popcorn word kernel, said 37 percent of the funds from popcorn sales will stay with the local troop to help fund camps, badges and other Scout-related expenses. Seventy percent goes to local Scouting programs to fund camping activities. Any Scout who sales $2,500 in popcorn will have a college fund set up on their be-

half and 6 percent of all his future popcorn sales will go into that college fund for use when it’s time to further his education. Smith said the Pack had hoped to participate in the Hoschton Fall Festival, however, the Scout Day with the Atlanta Braves is being held this weekend and other Scouting activities are also slated. Smith can connect you with a Scout taking popcorn orders by contacting her at 678677-5369 or cindimsmith@gmail.com


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Pushing the relationship won’t lead to happiness

Dear John: I’m a 28-yearold woman who is very much attracted to a 24- yearold man. I met “Pete” on a business trip. He is recently out of college but seems quite mature. We live in different states, about eight hours away from each other, but we write frequent emails. Still, we don’t talk enough (at least not enough for me) on the phone. I would like to see him again, but he says he’s not ready yet. I can’t waste time on this if he isn’t as serious as I am. Should I back off? — Uncertain in Destin, Fla. Dear Uncertain: Definitely, you should cool the relationship. If he’s resisting further meetings and has a hard time picking up the phone, his interest level is less than you deserve if you want this to develop into a serious relationship. What works in real estate also works in relationships: location, location, location. Find someone closer to home who demonstrates

John Gray their interest via phone, email, fax or better yet, in person. Dear John: I’ve been married for 10 years. During this time, I’ve endured my wife “Ann’s” criticisms on a daily basis. Sometimes her remarks have validity; other times I feel they are unfounded. In any case, I find myself drifting further and further away from her. In fact, it’s gotten to the point that I make up excuses to leave the house. I even avoid being in the same room with her. When I discuss my boundaries with Ann, she gets upset. Her position is that she has a right to speak her mind and point out my errors and faults. It’s getting the point

that she has few friends because they too have grown tired of her endless criticism. — Burned Out in Gastonia, N.C. Dear Burned Out: Since Ann is a fan of bluntness, be honest with her in pointing out that she is driving you away, and unless you both can agree upon a forum in which both of you can express your opinions with love and respect, she’ll soon be talking to the walls. Suggest a compromise, say, a five-minute “unloading time” each day. During this time, one partner speaks on a topic of concern, and the other listens. The rules are as follows: no use of blame, guilt or anger. The “speaker” must also suggest a solution to be considered. The next day, reverse the role of speaker and listener. This allows the silent partner a chance to express his or her view on the issue or choose a different topic of concern. This type of forum allows both parties to sculpt their thoughts before speaking,

and it keeps the issue brief and to the point. You obviously love her and would prefer to work this out. Something tells me that these feelings are reciprocated, even if this is something she has yet to express to you. Perhaps she’ll use her first forum for that purpose.

Dear John: There is this girl I really like at work. She recently broke up with her boyfriend. I asked her out, but she doesn’t want to go out with coworkers because of something in her past. This would all be fine, but we have so much fun together, and I’m definitely falling for her. I don’t think she realizes this, but I really care for her. — What Now? in Columbia, Mo. Dear What Now: Her caution in dating a coworker is understandable. Should a couple who meet at work eventually break up, spending eight hours a day in the same professional environment can be emotionally difficult for one or both indi-

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viduals involved. Honor her request by keeping a respectful distance, but demonstrate your feelings with kindness and consideration that demonstrates your kind and thoughtful intentions. Eventually she may get over her hesitations and agree to a date. You can’t rush her, but you can show her your feelings in a way that allows her to consider them and respond in kind.

British-English dictionary. Do you have one? — Communication Issues in Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Issues: No, sorry, I don’t have any suggestion other than doing a Google search for such a dictionary. But I do have this advice: Whether your e-pal is being blunt or using colloquialisms is beside the point. What does matter is the fact that this bothers you. As the expression goes, it’s not how you say it, but what you say. In all relationships, love and respect is demonstrated in both actions and words. His emails are a window into how he views sex and relationships. If you feel this leaves a lot to be desired, look elsewhere for an online or offline relationship.

Dear John: I’ve heard that it is extremely unwise to become too involved with someone you’ve met over the Internet. Despite this, I have been corresponding with a man in Oxford, England, and the relationship is deepening. Unfortunately, it is taking on sexual overtones that makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. It seems silly, but there is a wide range of meanings given to the same word in each country. I’d like a suggestion of a good American-English/

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Brenda Butler made the check presentation to Lori Hayes, assistant library manager.

TOPS expresses thanks to Braselton Library

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“We decided to use part of the money we raised from the fundraisers as a donation to the library. They so graciously allowed our TOPS group to gather in the meeting room each week for several years. They’ve helped us, so we wanted to help them,” said Butler. For more information about the Georgia 326 Braselton chapter, contact Brenda Butler at 706-654-3387. For more on TOPS, visit www.tops.org

summer reading honors

Catherine Scheufler, L, was the winner of the Kindle Fire presented to one lucky participant in the Summer Reading Program hosted by the Braselton Library which attracted 178 children. Baylee Reiher, R, was the second-place winner and shows off the passes she received to the Center for Puppetry Arts. Below, Bonnie Sanford and Stacy Clark, who work in the children’s circulation area, conducted the drawing. The Hoschton Women’s Civic Club sponsored the top prize and the Braselton Woman’s Club was a generous sponsor of summer programming which included Monday, Wednesday and Friday programs attended by several thousand.

Library-related offerings Library Yarners seeking members The Braselton Library Yarners is recruiting new members who like to knot or crochet. Free private lessons are given to those who like to learn or refresh their skills. Meetings are held on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. at New Liberty United Methodist Church, located at 26 Charlie Smith Road in Braselton.

Storytimes held for infants to 6 The Braselton Library is again hosting weekly storytimes in the mornings. This is a

Volunteers for library’s AFTERWORDS lauded

calming activity that is perfect for children who stay at home with a parent or caregiver. On Fridays, children ages 0-2 can participate in a lap-sit storytime from 10:30-11:15 a.m. This is the Cocoons Storytime and it is held every Friday, even in the summer. Older children ages 4-6 can participate after the Cocoons from 11:30 a.m. to noon for the Bookworm Storytime. On Wednesdays, children ages 2-3 can enjoy the Inchworm Storytime from 10-10:30 a.m. For more information about the Braselton Library, call 706-654-1992 or visit prlib.org/ braselton.

All volunteers and substitutes at the Braselton Library were invited to the recent Volunteer Appreciation Day on the library porch. It was a successful event due to the great turnout, beautiful weather, and of course, the Mayfield Ice Cream. The event began with mingling on the library porch. The volunteers and substitutes enjoyed complimentary coffee and water as well as various ice cream bars graciously donated by Mayfield Dairy. Dan Aldridge, president of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, spoke to the crowd and addressed his appreciation for all of the hours the volunteers have selflessly given to AFTERWORDS, the library’s store and café. He is proud of how far the Friends of the Library program has come and believes that it has soared to the top. “The Friends of the Library program has grown to over 3,000 members and has had a tremendous outpouring of support,” said Aldridge. Aldridge stressed the importance of volunteering and the positive impact it has on both volunteers and the people that they reach. The library serves as an important place within a city because it can serve anyone from children to senior citizens, and volunteers make their experiences positive and sometimes unforgettable. “Volunteering can make a positive impact on anyone. It is truly an act of kindness. It is easy to make excuses not to volunteer, such as ‘I’m too busy’, or ‘I won’t get paid,’, but the reasons for volunteering far outweigh the excuses of not volunteering,” said Aldridge. Marilyn Deal, volunteer chairman for the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library program couldn’t thank her volunteers enough for their diligence at AFTERWORDS. She encouraged the group to

keep a positive attitude, even when there are slow days at the store. “All of the small sales at AFTERWORDS will add up to a large donation at the end of the year. Every bit helps and I am so grateful for everyone’s hard work,” said Deal. Six former officers and board members of the Braselton Friends of the Library Program were each awarded a book that will remain at the library in their honor. Dan Aldridge and the attendees congratulated Judee McMurdo, Paul Kinstle, Roy Fulkerson, Janette Wagner, Kay Schulte and Dianne Blankenship. Brandon Simmons, representing Hamilton State Bank, major supporter of AFTERWORDS, drew one raffle ticket from a basket to determine the winner of the Kindle Fire HD. Dianne Blankenship was the winner. There were also a few small raffles from Mayfield Dairy which included a coffee mug and a surprise present. Kay Schulte won the coffee mug and Tom Walden went home with the surprise present. Friends of the Library welcomes members and volunteers to be involved at AFTERWORDS Store and Café, located in the library. Contact Marilyn Deal, volunteer chairman, at 770-289-7224 or by emailing mmdeal@bellsouth.net For more on the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, contact Dan Aldridge at friendsbwjlibrary@gmail.com

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The Georgia 326 Braselton Chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) recently donated a $100 check to the Braselton Library to help with children’s programs. “Our weekly TOPS meetings have taken place at the Braselton Library since 2007. We are very grateful for this and want to help any way we can,” said Brenda Butler, leader of the Braselton TOPS chapter. Assistant library manager Lori Hayes was present for the official donation and was thrilled to receive such a generous gift from this determined group of ladies. “Every little bit counts,” said Hayes. Butler and the TOPS group that she leads not only strive to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, but they reach out to the community as well. They host several fundraisers where proceeds go directly toward needy families.

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CMYK sports

The Paper   | Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hawks look to stay sharp in region play BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Mill Creek High School softball team has winning rooted deep within its program. Now that the region tournament is right around the corner, the Lady Hawks want to continue those winning ways by piling on as many region wins as possible to earn the No. 1 seed headed into the tourney. The Lady Hawks have had some twists and turns but, for the most part, head coach Roger Parham says he likes where his team stands right now. “We hit a little bit of a stretch where we played 12 games in 12 days and we were a little fatigued from that,” said Parham. “We didn’t play well against North Gwinnett and then we turned around and lost against Dacula. A lot of it was mental fatigue. “We played better last weekend. We have four games left. The girls have to get up at 5:30 a.m. and get home at 9:30 p.m. and still have to do their homework [so they work hard], ” said Parham. “However, I feel as though we are on an upswing rather than a downswing.” The seniors have to be the most notable faces of the program but Parham says he believes his four freshmen have been a sweet surprise. Hannah Adams, Skylar Hayward, Amanda Natsch and Micayla Rood have all seen time on the diamond.

Adams, who is the leadoff batter for the Hawks, has played exceptionally well, as well as Hayward who pitches like a veteran. “The seniors are established. What’s been a pleasant surprise are our freshmen. They have really been productive for us,” Parham said. The Lady Hawks have a favorable home schedule; playing at home in front of their family and peers has been an advantage to some degree, however, Parham schedules games outside of the city to get his team prepared for Columbus which is the ultimate goal. Yet he isn’t looking too far ahead and is focused on the next task at hand, which is winning the region. “We have played a good amount of games on the road. We were fortunate enough to host the Hawk/Bulldog tournament this year. We have a nice facility and anytime we have an opportunity to play here I try to do that,” said Parham. “We do like to travel though. We wanted them to understand that you’ve got to be able to compete and spend the night in a hotel because if you get in the state tournament that’s what you’re going to have to do. “We need to play well because these last region games really matter. We’re on the outside looking in right now. Of course every game is important but in terms of the region tournament, you want to have either the No.1 or 2 spot,” said Parham.

Panthers prep for October

Jackson Co. wants to be ready for tough region meet BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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At the end of October, area cross country teams will be running toward a region championship. For Jackson County Comprehensive High School, that means the Panthers have got to put their nose to the grind and get their numbers down as low as possible. The Lady Panthers are well on their way to becoming one of the premier teams in the region. They finished fourth in the seventh annual Eagle Invitational on Sept. 14. “We will continue to work for another month before tapering down for region. I can’t wait to see the times improve as we see the teams’ efforts pay off. I want to see the varsity girls continue to fight for faster times and become smarter racers,” said head coach Joseph Brubaker. “I am really pushing the guys to step up and give all they can and let the best seven emerge. I don’t want them to regret not working now because you can’t get these days back if you waste them.” Maddie Newton led the pack by finishing first for the team and ninth overall with a time of 21 minutes and 20 seconds. “Maddie Newton and Monica

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed (1-1/2 cups) 1 firm pear, peeled, cored, and cubed 1-1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, chopped Directions 1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. 2. Sauté the chicken until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, cover, and set aside. 3. Add the sweet potato and 1/2 cup water to the

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Apple-Cinnamon Crockpot Pork Loin As this simmers in the slow-cooker all day long, the aromas of apple and cinnamon will be sure to fill the kitchen. Serve this with mashed cauliflower or potatoes and a simple salad.

Ingredients 3 pounds pork loin 1 apple, sliced 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 onion, sliced Directions Make slits into the pork loin horizontally, about 3/4 through the meat. Fill each slit with an apple slice and drizzle the honey onto the meat. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and place a layer of sliced onions over the top.

Jimenez are consistent front end runners and should lower their times to become top region runners. Allison Freeman has been healthy this year and shown the effort and consistency to be a great runner,” said Brubaker.

Newton is one of the Lady Panthers close to breaking under 20 minutes and that brings a lot of excitement to Brubaker who says he who knows she’s fully capable of reaching that point. “Maddie can break 21 minutes at the right course on the right day. She is still learning how to race with the front pack but I expect her to be breaking 21 minutes every time we race. Her workout times indicate she can do that,” said Brubaker.

“She just has to build more confidence and believe in her abilities,” Brubaker said. Another role athlete on the team is Brooke Bullock who has shaved off more than three minutes from her time from August 2012 to September 2013. “Brooke Bullock is with us full time for the first time and has really shown a marked improvement, which helps our pack and team score,” stated Brubaker. On the boys’ side, Oscar Ponce has turned into a legit “true freshman” and that could be an understatement. In his first meet as a high school runner, he brought in a time of 20 minutes and five seconds. Then, he turned heads at the Eagle Invite with a time of 18 minutes and 32 seconds. If he can break under 18 minutes, he will enter an elite category of runners as nearly 30 finished under 18 minutes at the state championship last year. “Oscar puts the work in daily to be great. He just really hates to lose and is very ‘coachable’ in his desire to be great. Also, Cory Ramey is a ‘bulldog’ when he trains and races,” Brubaker said. Jackson County will return to action on Oct. 3 against White County High School at Unicoi StatePark.

skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring, about 5 minutes. 4. Add the pear and cook for 5 more minutes or until the potato is tender. 5. Transfer to a bowl. Toss with the vinegar, mustard, tarragon, 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper and 3 tablespoons of water. 6. Divide the chicken among 4 plates. Spoon the vegetables over each entrée. This recipe (R) comes from http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/ browse-all-recipes/sauteedchicken-sweet-potatoespears-10000000659317/ index.html Farah Bohannon is a member of the staff of The

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Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the meat is fully cooked. The leftovers would be great for lunch over a spinach salad with crumbled gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries and a vinaigrette dressing. This recipe (above) comes from http://rachelschultz.com/2012/09/22/ apple-cinnamon-slowcooker-porkloin/

Sautéed Chicken With Sweet Potatoes & Pears This can serve as an easy weeknight meal that is warm and comforting for cool fall evenings. If there are any leftovers, heat them up the next day for lunch.

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves salt and black pepper

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Financial Insurance Producer wanted for Braselton office. Must be P&C licensed, honest, energetic, hard working and professional. Commission based plus bonus. Send Resume to terryhahn1964@yahoo .com Part-time Teller Georgia’s Own Credit Union, a full service, not-for-profit financial institution founded in 1934, is looking for a Part-time Teller for the Gainesville, GA branch. Primary teller responsibilities include managing transactions, selling products & services and delivering excellent customer service. Candidates with previous cash handling and strong customer service skills are preferred Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to jobs2@georgias own.org Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/D/V

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JOIN THE POULTRY TIMES TEAM! Professional? Prepared? Producer? We are looking for individuals who will impact our bottom line and provide solid customer satisfaction experience. You will work with a seasoned and award winning staff of dedicated and dependable team builders and team players. Primary duties include developing new business while working to meet and exceed monthly sales quotas. A working knowledge of Excel software, advertising layout and design is helpful, but more important is your desire to help our clients succeed. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with good driving record are required. Must have good written and verbal communication skills with external and internal customers, with a strong customer service/satisfaction drive. Need these skill sets to succeed: commitment, attention to detail, organization, teamwork, and ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment. Applicants should be experienced in both online and telephone sales. Ability to develop long-term relationships with advertisers. We offer a competitive salary & bonus plan as well as comprehensive benefits package. Email your resume and letter of interest including salary requirements to: hr@ gainesville times.com No phone calls please. EOE/M/H

Management MANAGEMENT Deputy GM/Food & Beverage Director (Braselton, GA) needed to monitor performance of hotel; execute mktg, sales & operational activity; supervise Dept. Heads & Ass. Managers, F&B operations & workers; coordinate product sourcing, purchasing, inventory planning, financial mgmt, & suppliers; prep profit & expense reports; hire F&B personnel; promote business. Bachelor’s deg & 2yrs. exp. reqd. Reply to: HR, Cehr, LLC, 100 Tour de France, Braselton, GA 30517

Medical BILLING MANAGER for busy psychiatric practice in Gainesville, GA. Strong communication skills, exp in billing, ins. claims, accts rec., claims and working knowledge of IT. Coding certification a plus. 3 or 4 yrs of hands-on physician practice mgmt exp required. Competitive salary and benefits pkg. Email resume and salary history to cgdunagan@ aol.com

DELTA HOME CARE is Hiring for Home Care Aides in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Fax resume to 1-866502-7709 or apply on-line at www.deltahomecare .com FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Part time. Entry level position. Send resume to: j908@bellsouth.net Need Nurse’s Aides and PSA’s to provide Homecare in White, Hall and surrounding counties. Apply on line at: www. homenurse.net

Misc. Help Wanted Apply Today, Start Tomorrow $300-500 wkly avg. Involves warehouse, customer service & sales. Call Mr. Cook 678-971-5302 DO YA! DO YA! DO YA! Wanna Dance No Experience Needed Please Call Sunny 770-536-3759 Top of Gainesville DRIVERS/ROUTE DEVELOPERS (Cumming/Gainesville) We have 10 immediate openings to fill *Must be 21 with valid D/L *Clean driving record No exp. required, training provided Make around $90-150 a day Call Today, Start Tomorrow 678-456-9190 GENERAL CLEANERS Flowery Branch Area. Part Time 2nd Shift 5-9pm No Experience. Call 678-943-3110 Leave Name, message & number 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 JOIN THE OFFICE PRO’S TEAM Positions open: Office Furniture Refurb/ Install/Moving/Sales. Learn & grow with Office Pro’s & work into sales after 1 year apprenticeship. Pay is based on expertise & exp. & varies from $8 - $34/hr. Must have perfect MVR. We are a drug, smoke, dip & chew free workplace. Office Pro’s offers lots of OT, paid health, vacation, holiday & IRA. Mail, e-mail or fax resume or see John 1-6pm, Mon-Fri. Email: theofficepros@ charter.net. Fax: 770-287-3866. Office Pro’s 2121 Browns Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30501. LABORER- Appliance Install Asst. $8-10/per hr to start. 404-786-7081 Local Pipeline company in search of experienced Pipe Foreman, Pipe Layers, Pipe Laborers, & Excavator Operators. Must be able to work out of town. Please fax resume to 706-867-1608 Needed: Commercial Landscapers & Tree Cutters- English or Spanish speaking. 678-873-0311 P/T JOB COACH needed to work with youth 18-20. BKGD in Edu. Required. See job Description at www. gmrc.ga.gov and email resumes to jwilliams@gmrc.ga.gov by 9/30/13. Subj. to BKGD and drug screen. E.O.E.

Part-Time Help Wanted At Home Or Office PT/FT, 20/30 hrs wkly. $200-600 wkly Phone skills & C/S Exp Required. Paid TrainingBuford Office. Dental Care Rx 770-271-1115

Professional Eagle Industrial Distribution, Inc. P/T Accts Rec Person. 8:30-3:00, 3 days per week. Financial data entry experience and excellent computer skills needed. Email resume: eaglepayments@ yahoo.com

Trades NEEDED EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIANS: Commercial - Full Time Position - Min. 3-5 years exp. Apply in person at: Wallace Electric Co 117 Park West Dr / McDonough/30253 Applications only. NO Resumes

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PIPE FITTERS - Expd. needed ASAP for Gainesville, GA. project. Call Kevin Davis, 678249-8135

Truck Drivers Simpson Trucking & Grading needs experienced: *Heavy Equipment Operators & CDL Drivers *Excavators *Dozers *Scrapers *Dump Trucks CDL, clean MVR and drug test req’d. Apply in person: Simpson Trucking 136 4 Candler Rd 770-536-4731 EOE M/F/V/D CDL DRIVERS Needed Tuition paid by Federal Grants or VA Benefits 770-614-6022 or 1-877-GET-A-CDL Call and see if you Qualify in 5 minutes! dtruckschool.com Exp’d OTR DRIVER Needed. S&S Trucking & Truck Repair. 678-997-3386 DEDICATED DRIVERS FLATBED •$1500 SIGN-ON BONUS! •Dedicated AccountGet Paid for the Miles you DRIVE *HOME WEEKENDS! *Home Multiple Evenings *Medical As Low as $18.62 •CDL-A Experience Required Call and Compare at 877-978-0256 AIM Integrated Logistics

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West, Pete Maravich, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Willis Reed, Bill Walton, Lenny Wilkins and Julius “Dr. J” Erving in his first year with the Virginia Squires. Hockey cards include Bobby Orr, Stan Mikita, Bobby Clarke, Phil Esposito, Marcel Dionne, Dave Shultz, Gary Unger, Tom Lysiak, Jacques Richard and Curt Bennett. Call 404-376-0569 to make an offer on this collection or to arrange to view the collection in anticipation of making an offer. Am not interested in selling single cards to dealers. WORMY CHESTNUT Dry Sink. Handmade by cabinet maker. 3 drawers & 2 shelves - 36h 39w 18d. $350. 706-319-9232

Appliances 3 Refrig- w/top freezer$100 ea or $250 all; , Electric Water Heater w/pressure bladder $100, Electric Stove, $100. 678-232-2843 COOK TOP- Amana 36” , white, ceramic. $150/obo. 770-531-7675 WASHER & DRYER Kenmore. Exc Cond. $250. 770-983-1507 WASHERS $100; DRYERS $75; REFRIG $125. Will Deliver. 678-546-9184 678-617-5560

Auctions BANKRUPTCY AUCTION Two Lots in Sidney on Lanier 2219 & 2223 Huntingdon Ct, Gainesville, GA Online Only Auction Ends 10/4/13 at 12pm EDT Call Amy Martin 404-734-3606 auctionEbid.com

LOCAL CLASS A-CDL DRIVER needed 5days/wk (Sat thru Wed). Some Forklift exp req’d. Apply in person: 4515 Cantrell Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 OTR Driver Clean MVR. McGuire Trucking 706865-9091 OTR TRUCK DRIVER Dahlonega, GA. pulling refrigerated freight in S.E. Home on weekends. 706-429-6116

Warehouse Opportunity for motivated individual to assist in daily warehouse activities: pulling parts, shipping and receiving. Must have excellent attention to detail, ability to lift 25lbs. and stand and bend consistently. Ability to operate forklift and work in fast paced environment. Minimum 1year warehouse experience. Good working environment and benefits. E-mail resume and salary requirements indicating “WhseGT” in subject line to xhr.d@deutzusa.com. MUST indicate salary requirements to be considered. No phone calls or walk-ins. EOE

Stuff Antiques/ Collectibles Robert R. Mize Dulcimer’s 4 string elongated hourglass dulcimer made of walnut & chestnut. Signed, dated & serial no. $450 4 string teardrop, made of sweet gum. $275 706-319-9232 TRADING CARD BONANZA A cache of over 3,000 baseball, football, basketball and hockey trading cards fromthe early 1970s. The cards are organized according to sports and teams and secured in protective plastic sleeves. Among the baseball cards are those of Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Glenn Hubbard, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, Pete Rose, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Steve Garvey, and Steve Carlton. Football cards include Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor, Walter Payton Reggie White, Franco Harris, Steve Bartkowski, Ray “Sugar Bear” Hamilton, Claude Humphrey, Jeff Van Note and William Andrew. Basketball cards include Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robinson, Jerry

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Cemetery Lots for Sale Singing Tower Bldg. #3. 2 Entombment rights at Memorial Park Cemetery. Gainesville, GA. Please call for detail info. 770-868-0888 or 770-827-1840

Furniture

Misc. For Sale

Lake Home For Rent

CHANDELIER 5 light, frosted leaf design. $100/obo. 770531-7675

LAKE APT- Large 2BR $250/wk. cable/utilities included. 770-539-2938

WOOD FOR SALE. Call or text for pricing 678634-1780

Mobile Homes For Rent

Pets & Supplies

*3BR/1BA- $135/wk, *We pay $100/utils. 3BR/2BA- $125/wk. No pets. 770-289-9142 129S. 2br/2ba, Priv Lot. No pets. $150/wk. $400 dep. 770-533-3029

Furry Feline Family Needs Loving Home! Mother, son and nephew (Claudia, 2 1/2, Jonesy, 1 1/2, Julian, 1) spayed and neutered indoor-only cats need loving home QUICKLY since their humble servant (that’s me!) is moving to Florida October 1st. Please respond to Lynne in north Buford (I-985 exit 8) at 678765-2559 FREE SWEET KITTYS need good home. Calico, Tuxedo, Tabby, Siamese Mix, Etc. Others spayed/ neutered/shots for nominal adoption fee. 770-540-6298 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups. AKC, 6wks, shots & wormed. Parents on premises. 4 males, 5 females. $600. 678-9368538 KITTENSFree to Good Home. 706-824-1885

Yard Sale Garage Sale- 9/27 & 9/28, 7am-2pm at 6317 Revere Ct, Light Ferry landing sbdv., Flowery Branch. View Furniute by appt only Call 770967-1027 Whitaker Downs Annual Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale- Sat, Sept 28, 8-? We’re located on McNeal Rd. btw Hwy 60 & Hwy 332. Look for Signs!

Antique Oak Server Buffet has mirror and is carved $250. 770-536-7191 Beautiful China Hutch. Solid oak. Excellent Condition. $1500. 706693-4577 Furniture for Sale! 1 LAZ-Z-BOY Lift Power Recliner w/heat & massage in dk green, like new, $950. 1 LA-Z-BOY green Recliner, $50. 1 cherry wood Dining Set, seats 6, $300. 1 cherry wood China Hutch w/glass front & shelves, like new, $300. 770-887-9562. 9am-6pm

ROLL TOP DESK, oak, dove tail construction, double pedestal, 2 file drawers, light, lock. $1000. 678-936-9764

Guns Weatherby 300 mag with 2.5 to 8 Leupold scope & 2 boxes of bullets. $800 cash firm. Call 404-354-8353

2BR/1BA, E. Hall, $110/ wk. No pets, pvt. lot. 706-654-0958 BARNES MOBILE HOME PARK New Ownership $350/per mo. Water Included. 404-328-6784 Candler area 3BR/2BA MH, pvt lot. Refs & Dep. Nice! 770-654-6211 Flowery BR. SW on priv lot. $650/mo; $650/dp. 3BR/2BA. 770-967-6948 Nice 3/2 DW on priv lot in N. Hall. $150/wk. 770-540-0800 or 770540-5978 REDUCED RATE Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N & S Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596

2 Privt Furn. Rooms w/ cable, No dep, no util fees. $120-135/wk. Gainesville/Oakwood. 678-328-9980 ROOMMATE Hwy 53 West. Gainesville Cable/Utils incld. $365mo. No smkng 678-438-2886

Efficiencies $115/wk & up, includes utils/ cable. 770-539-2938

ApartmentsUnfurnished

Homes & Real Estate

1BR. Nice. In City $530/ mo. 404-252-3325 2BR/2BA Brenau area C/H/A. Avail 10/1. $650 +dp. 678-794-5414

FREE RENT!!! 1 to 3 BR Glenn Cove Apts 770-536-0508 LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900 sq. ft.. 820 Park St. $900 mo Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital. 770-534-3577 Oakwood - 2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $645$725. 678-357-5044

Duplexes For Rent N. Hall- 2/1 near White Sulphur Rd. Private setting. Like New! $650/ mo. No pets. Call Tabb (Chestatee Brokers) 770-539-9134

Houses For RentFurnished 3BR/2BR near Brenau. C/H/A. fenced yrd. $750 + dep.

Houses For RentUnfurnished 2BR/1BA Remod, Sardis area. $600/mo; $600 dep No pets. 678-936-5600 3/2 E. Hall. $650+dep No pets. 770-287-7455; 678-943-6807 3BR/1.5BA, bsmt, $5000 down w/ owner financing. 6320 Irish Dr. off Spout Springs Rd. $75,000. Rent $650/mo. 770-983-3614 3BR/2BA- 3675 Maple Forge Lane, Gainesville. $1150mo. 770-536-5625 3BR/2BA, 1022 Etta Vista Cir., $575 + dep. 770-531-1095 4BR/2.5BA, in City, $1,200/mo. 770-5347596 Apts/Homes. General Property Mgmt. 770-287-1456 www. callapartments.com

Deer Hunter Special! Extra Clean, 16ft. $2500. Call 770-5363886 FLEETWOOD 2005 Expedition. 38ft. , sleeps 6 comfortably. Slides, kitch, dining, liv rm & master BR, dbl door frig, micro-wave, oven, stove, 2 TV’s , full size corner shower, separate toilet area, wshr/dryr, dual heat & A/C, 7500 watt diesel gen, 300hp diesel engine. Satellite equipt sun awning, all leath int, carpet & vinyl flooring. 39,644 miles. Like New! $87,500. 706-677-3824; 706-318-0520 WINNEBAGO 1999 Brave. 17k orig miles. Stored. Great Cond $16,000/ negot. 706684-0340 lve msg

Wheels

JAGUAR 2001 VDP 8cyl, Beautiful Touring Vehicle. Finaincing Available. Call Kevin Jim Waters Motor 770-530-1140 VOLVO 2004 S-80. Silver. Great Cond. $499 down. Call Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140

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

Autos For Sale

Sport Utility Vehicles

CADILLAC 2008 DTSWhite, beige int, 4.6L, V8, FWD Sedan. $18,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2005 Escalade, 6.0L, V8, 89K, $14,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

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

CHEVY 2010 Equinox. 3.06, V6, 56k miles, 6 speed, auto, $16,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Rooms For Rent $110wk. Furnished, all utils & cable. W/D. kitch. 770-561-0781

Homes-Rentals

$ BEST VALUE $ Brandon Place Apt 2BR/1.5 BA Town Home $675/mo Spring Valley Apt 1BR/1BA From $650/mo 2BR/2BA From $725/mo Great Locations Pools- Close to town Ready To Move in Call Jacky today 678-779-2687

CAMPER 20ft. Deer Hunter Special. Dbl axle, new tires, pulls good. 3beds, gas stove/ oven, frig & micro-wave. $1750. 706-864-6216; 706-265-9495

JAGUAR 1983 Conversion. 350 Chevy engine, Like New upholstery, tires. Needs paint/windshield & gas tank. A steal at $900. Harry, 770-503-6813

Roommates Wanted

In City- Priv. Home, 5mi from Brenau. $400 mo. incld utils. 770-503-0433

Efficiency Apt. all utils incld. Wshr/dryr. N. Hall. $475/mo. 678-989-8514

Ethan Allen Country Dining Room Table With Four Chairs, Table Leaf and Table Leaf Storage Bag. Table has a pedestal stand on four scrolled feet with rosette details. Table is 48 inches wide and has an additional single leaf of 18 inches. The twotone distressed hand finish gives the piece a soft look. All items are in mint condition and have been gently used by two adults. $1300. Call/Text 678-617-1261

2BR/1BA $120/wk. We pay $100 towards utils. No pets. 770-289-9142

RV’s/Travel Trailers

Acreage For Sale LULA 2 acres $19,900/Now $15,900 ALTO 4.66 acres w/ creek. $59,500/Now $49,900 850-710-6480

Farms & Farm Land HABERSHAM CO. 42+ acres with pole barn. $10,500 per acre. 706-768-7229

House For Sale-Hall County For Sale By Owner- Call 706-716-5300. 3BR/2BA 5023 Bird Rd. Zip 30506

House For SaleSurrounding 3 LOTS w/small A-Frame 1/4 mile from Lake Lanier. $40K. 843-8893151

Lots For Sale 2 Beautiful Wooded adjoining Lots on Cameron Circle near the boat launch area at Robinson Park. Approx 1/2 acre each. Can be sold separately or as one parcel. Flat land perfect for building. $15,000 each. 770-534-8864 or 770-536-6411 FSBO- 1.79 acres. Located at 704 West Avenue, Gainesville, GA. $80k. 770-533-3677

CHRYSLER 2008- 300 RWD Sedan, 3.5L, V6. $11,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 CHEVY 2002 Corvette. Targa. Exc Cond. $8995. Must See! Call Kevin Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 CHEVY 2010 Camaro RS navy blue w/silver stripe o n hood, 28k, Great Cond. Loaded with all latest upgrades. $24,500 Owner in failing health. 770-965-3494 CHRYSLER 1994 Lebaron. Cnvt. auto, V6, grn/gray. New top/tires. 157k. $1595/ obo. 770-262-8200 Pontiac 1993 - Grand Prix. Fair Cond. $1800. 770-967-9278

Import Cars BMW 2006. 325i Gray, 3.0L, 6cyl, RWD Sedan. $11,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

ALUMINUM BOAT 12’ - 5’ wide. heavy duty, Steering whl, Includes all pulley & cables. Asking $350. 678-617-5560; 678-546-9184546 NORTHWOOD 1996 15’ Fishing Boat. 40hp Mercury outboard motor with Northland Trailer. 4 Capt pedestal Chairs, live well, Min Kota power drive electric trolling motor, automatic electric bilge pump. Good Cond. $2,995. 770-965-2556 PRIVATE SALE Freedom Boat Club Membership at Holiday Marina. Call John for pricing 678-983-1709 Two Jet Ski’s and Double Trailer. 1998 Sea Doo and 1989 Yamaha. Both run. New batterys. $2000. 770-503-6653

MAZDA 2010 Tribute, 3.0L, V6, auto, 47K, $14,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 HONDA 2000 CR-V. , 4cyl, auto, all power. leather, alloys, AWD. Exc Cond. $4,950. 770540-1215 JEEP 2002 Sahara LX. 4x4. Exc Cond. Call for Details! Kevin, Jim Waters Motor 770-530-1140 KIA 2011 Sorrento LX. 4cyl, Great mpg, Blue Tooth, aux,, slash card capable. Special C/U prog. Call Kevin Jim Water 770-530-1140 LAND ROVER 2004 Discovery. Exc Cond. 3rd row. Completely serviced. $7995. Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140

ACURA 2006 RL. 3.5L, V6, carbon gray pearl, leath seats. $13,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

YUKON 2002 Denali Lambs professionally owned. Custom display 4TV’s Must See. $12,900 Kevin- Jim Water Motors 770-530-1140

Trucks

Recreation Boats & Marine

LINCOLN 2009 MKX Black clearcoat, 3.5L, V6, AWD $18,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

MAZDA 2010 CX7. Crystl wht pearl, blk cloth trim int. 2.5L, 4cyls $11,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 (3) TOYOTA 1999 Avalon XLS. Sunroof, leather seats, $2000 & Up. 941483-0540 ACURA 1997. Good Running Cond. Very Reliable. 115k. $2000 706-693-4577 BMW 2003 Classic. Convt, 2dr, SMG trans. All serv records. Local doctor’s. $15,999. Kevin Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 ISUZU 2001 Rodeo For Sale. Manual transmission, 2WD, 4cylinders, black. $3750. Call 770-540-3391

FORD 1988-F-250. 7.3 diesel, 5spd, Ext Cab. VGC.. Trade possible. $5500/obo. 770-9670751 FORD 2003 F-150 XLT. Awesome Truck. $3995 Call Kevin Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 GMC 2001 2500. Big Block. Great Work Truck. $2995. Call Kevin, Jim Waters Motors 770-530-1140 TOYOTA 2005 Tundra. 53,000 mi. very good condition, white, brown interior, automatic. 2-door. Very well maintained $7850. 678-943-1375

Vans CHRYSLER 2005 Town & Cntry Handicap equipt surnrf, 2 whl chrs. 75k. $16,000. 770-983-1848


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