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Tax digest requiring close budget look Jackson County Schools and City of Jefferson feeling impacts of loss in values, exemptions

By KATIE GRIFFIN

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The Jackson County Board of Education held its first celebratory meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. The meeting was an opportunity for the schools on the east side of Jackson County to show off their achievements last year and thus far this year. Each principal gave a short presentation and bragged on their students and teachers and all of the hard work they did last year. The Board of Education hopes that next year’s celebratory meeting will be an even bigger event. However, the September work session which followed the celebration found all the smiling faces turning into a “deer in the headlights” look as information about the insur-

ance rates and the tax digest were explained. Healthcare costs have increased $700,000. According to the preliminary tax digest, there has been a $7.8 million decrease in funds since 2009. The last time the county was operating on this amount of money was in 2006, but there are now 500 more students in Jackson County schools than in 2006. One impact on the tax digest comes from exemptions – both state and local –granted to homeowners and to corporations. The total amount of exemptions in 2006 was around $170 million whereas last year’s exemptions were $380 million. The exemptions were also noted at the

Monday work session of the Jefferson City Council. The impact of exemptions, particularely state “Freeport” inventory tax exemptions, are difficult to estimate, said City Manager John Ward, who assured Mayor Jim Joiner and the council that staff would continue to work to bring the budget proposal within the anticipated revenues to be generated. He said he expects Jefferson to be able to hold steady its millage rate. “We have an increase in the digest and and increase in jobs but also increasing exemptions which offset the gains,” said Ward, who noted he will recommend that capital improvement spending be limited to public

safety and the Jefferson Station project, for which a bond resolution and intergovernmental agreement was approved. The former Food Lion building is being renovated for a new library and police department, thanks in part to a $2 million state grant. The Jackson County School System is feeling the pinch in state dollars as Assistant Superintendent for Operational Support Jamie Hitzges has noted at previous session. With austerity withholding at $32 million and a $7.8 million decrease in funds, that means that the schools have $40 million less to work with this year. And with the increase in healthcare costs, that means that what funds the system does have will be put toward healthcare and even less money will be available for learning supplies. For example, East

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TACG, TICA expanding in Jackson County

‘Best day ever’ as Daddy returns home

A grandparents breakfast celebration held Sept. 6 brought a number of special guests to the campus of West Jackson Primary School but, in Allison Spivey’s second-grade class, the atmorsphere was even more electric. Katey Jackson’s grandmother, Deborah Everts, was among those attending the grandparents’ event and she returned to Katey’s classroom where Assistant Principal Michele Archibald explained how important it is to the classroom experience to welcome special guests. Shortly, Keith Jackson, dressed in his white naval uniform, stepped into the room – just back from a deployment aboard the USS Mahan which began Dec. 28. Katey’s mom said it was a hard secret to keep but she was rewarded when Katey explained, “Daddy”, with tears, then smiles, as she ran into her father’s waiting arms.

120 new jobs will be created

LeAnne Akin The Paper

TD Automotive Compressor Georgia, LLC (TACG) and Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America, Co. (TICA) announced plans Tuesday to expand their operations in Pendergrass. Plans call for the combined project to create 120 new jobs and a capital investment of $190 million. TACG and TICA combined investment has translated into more than $600 million in new capital into Jackson County as well as more than

820 jobs. “We are very excited as a community that TD Automotive Compressor Georgia and Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America has chosen to grow their businesses in Jackson County,” said Jackson County Commission Chairman Tom Crow. “Our partnership with these companies has been a strong and prosperous one for many years and we look

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Community & Southern Bank buys Verity Bank

By Zac Taylor

Regional staff

Atlanta-based Community & Southern Bank solidified its position as the largest bank in Barrow County with the announcement Sept. 4 that it would acquire locally-based Verity Bank. CSB, which entered the market in 2010 with the acquisition of The Peoples Bank, was already the largest holder of deposits in the Barrow County and has now expanded the gap

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Braselton honors gold medal disabled skiier

Water system improvement gets approval The Town of Braselton is utilizing its WaterFirst designation to obtain favorable borrowing terms on funds to address elevated copper levels in its well water. The action was among several items on the consent agenda of Monday’s Braselton town Council meeting which got unanimous approval. In a special recognition, Jackson County native Jeremy Maddox was honored Monday by the Braselton Town Council upon his return from the Disabled Water Ski World Championships competition as a champion. Maddox, 32, was named to the team in 2012 and has competed in wheelchair divisions of road races for many years. His competition category on the disabled water ski team was MP2, defined as an athlete using his upper trunk muscles to raise his body partially from his knees in

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the skiing position. The American team prevailed over 11 teams in Milan, Italy, winning their third consecutive world championship. Mayor Bill Orr read a Council resolution, reading in part, “the Town of Braselton hereby acknowledges Jeremy Maddox’s incredible stamina, positive life attitude and inspiration to able-bodied and disabled individuals for all to live life to their highest potential.” Maddox welcomed his parents to join him for the special recognition event. Maddox will also be honored later this month when he serves as the Hometown Hero in the Hoschton Fall Festival “Just Right In” Parade on Sept. 28. A banner has been placed on Hoschton Square to honor Maddox’s gold medal showing.

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Braselton’s Council honored Jeremy Maddox at Monday’s meeting. Photo, left to right: Councilman Richard Mayberry, Mayor Bill Orr, Jeremy Maddox, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Councilmen Dudley Ray and Tony Funari. Maddox will also be featured as a Hometown Hero in the Hoschton Fall Festival Parade on Sept. 28.

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Schools, health district targeting flu By KATIE GRIFFIN

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Jackson County Schools are partnering with Northeast Georgia Health District to provide a new state-funded program called “Stopping Flu at Schools Campaign.” One goal of this campaign is to prevent the number of flu outbreaks in schools, but to also prevent parents from having to take kids out of school to go to the doctor to get the flu shot. This program is a great opportunity for parents to not have to worry about leaving work to take their kids to the doctor to get the shot or to get treated for the flu and is a great opportunity for the children because they don’t have to leave school to go to the doctor or stay home due to illness. Another goal of this campaign is to prevent absences due to illness because the flu is a terrible sickness that no child should have to endure if it is preventable. “If we can prevent the flu outbreak then we can help attendance, which helps our kids,” said Dr. April Howard, who is serving as interim superintendent of Jackson County Schools. “Improved attendance and increased learning availability is what we hope to achieve with this partnership,” continued Howard. The shots will be administered during school hours by the nurses of Jack-

son County Health Department. There are two different types of shots that will be offered: Live/Intranasal and Inactivated/Injection/Shot. The Live/ Intranasal will be given to students who qualify for this method. If students have asthma or are around someone at home with a weakened immune system, they will not qualify for the intranasal shot. This shot is usually given to persons between the ages of 2-49. The other form of vaccination, the Inactivated/Injection is typically called the “flu shot” and will be administered by needle to those who cannot receive the intranasal vaccination or whose parents prefer this form of vaccination. Each child has received a consent form from the school that informs the parents of both types of shots and allows the parents to consent to which type of shot or to refuse the shot completely. This is an option for parents this flu season; it is not required. “This is the first time ever that the schools have been able to offer the flu shot without the parents being present,” said Ronda Brewer, Registered Nurse and Lead Nurse at Jackson County Schools. Brewer explained that in the past, staff members have been able to take their children to the Health Department to get the flu shot free of charge, but never has the Health Department been able to administer shots without the parents there. “This is a good state program that will

be offered at every school in Jackson County and is free of charge for those who do not have health insurance and for those that do have insurance, they must provide their insurance information, but there will be no co-pay,” said Brewer. Several surrounding counties have partnered with Northeast Georgia Health District in the past and have been successful in preventing absences during flu season. This will be a trial run for Jackson County Schools. “Flu strains that are predominant change every year so we can’t predict the effectiveness of each shot,” said Stephanie Mason, Registered Nurse at the Jackson County Health Department. “But by administering the flu shot, we are doing what we can to prevent the spread of the flu,” continued Mason. The staff at Jackson County Schools and at the Health Department say they are excited about this program and the benefits it will bring in preventing the flu in this community. The vaccinations are expected to be administered at the end of September. The schools are still working on getting their consent forms in with hopes of having all received by Sept. 6. For more information about this program, contact Stephanie Mason at the Jackson County Health Department at 706-367-5204 or Ronda Brewer, Jackson County Lead Nurse, at 706-654-2775.

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In the business of the Braselton meeting, the council formalized a resolution approving filing of a Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) loan application for well improvements. An elevated copper level in the water can be addressed by a chemical feed at the Mulberry groundwater wells, according to a memo from Russ Brink, an engineer with Emgineering Management Inc., the city’s civil and engineering consulting firm. Town Manager Jennifer Dees explained said by raising the pH level, copper will not leach into the water. At the Sept. 5 work session, Dees said the WaterFirst designation through the Department of Community Affairs will allow the town to borrow the $156,000 for the project in a 10-year term situation at .7 percent interest. The town’s annual payment would be $15,053. According to Dees, it will take the town only nine days

to recoup its money if well water is utilized instead of purchased water. The council also approved the resolution for cancellation of the Nov. 5 election as qualifiers drew no challengers. Since the candidates are deemed to have voted for themselves, no election is required. Mayor Bill Orr qualified to seek another term as did District 2 Councilwoman Peggy Slappey. Rhonda Stites qualified to seek District 4, which is currently held by Dudley Ray, who did not seek reelection. Stites attended the Sept. 5 work session and was introduced. The council also considered wastewater capacity requests presented at the work session. Northeast Georgia Hospital was approved for 42,750 gallons per day for its Phase 1 plans and Braselton Court was granted 21,600 gallons per day for the 55 and up senior living community to be developed on Highway 211.

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ment. “We are pleased to see Toyota’s success in the state, which also reflects highly on our robust automotive sector.” TICA announced its initial location to Jackson County in December of 2012. TICA manufactures the main parts of automotive compressors for the TACG facility and other plants. Toyota Industries Corporation supplies automotive compressors for Toyota Motor Corporation as well as Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and others. The Company is currently ramping up employ more than 300 employees. About Toyota Industries Corp. Toyota Industries Corp. was founded in 1926 by Sakichi Toyoda to manufacture and sell the automatic looms which he had invented and perfected. Since that time Toyota Industries has promoted diversification and expanded the scope of its business domains to include textile machinery, automobiles (vehicles, engines, car air-conditioning compressors, etc.), materials handling equipment, electron-

Continued from 1A forward to their continued growth in our community.” This will be the second expansion for TACG which originally located in Jackson County in 2004. Currently, the facility employs more than 400 people. TACG was established in 2004 from a joint venture between two Japanese companies, Toyota Industries Corporation and Denso Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturers of compressors for car air conditioners, controlling more than a 40-percent share of the world compressor market. Their compressors are used by car manufacturers around the globe, said Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce President. CEO Josh Fenn. “Toyota’s increasing expansions in Georgia are a prime example of how our state’s business environment helps international companies prosper,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Develop-

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Jefferson sets special vote Qualifying to seek the District 5 post on the Jefferson City Council will be held three days next week. To fill the unexpired term of Roy Plott, who resigned to run for the mayor’s position, a special election will be held on Nov. 5, the same day as the other municipal races. This will be a separate balloting, noted City Clerk Priscilla Murphy, who serves as the city’s election supervisor. Qualifying will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, and close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the term which expires Dec. 31, 2015. The qualifying fee is $75. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 balloting will be Oct. 7. At Monday’s meeting, Councilman Steve Quinn expressed concern that there may not be sufficient time for citizens to consider if they would like to seek election to this important council post if qualifying began on Monday. The call for the special election was approved with Quinn opposed.

Pedestrian fatality probed By Shannon Casas

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A Braselton man walking on Ga. 211 in southeast Hall County was killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 3 when he was hit by a vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of Ga. 211 and Stillwater Lane when a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Joan Shadburn, 43, of Gainesville struck Preston Anderson, 62, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Trooper Devon Fields said Shadburn told him she thought she had hit a deer in the area that morning. “She said she had, after the collision, drove back and forth and never saw anything,” Fields said. She continued to her friend’s house but later returned to the area. A passer-by called in the incident at 8 a.m. after seeing the man lying on the side of the road almost to the tree line. Fields said he arrived at about 8:15 a.m., and Shadburn returned at about the same time. “She basically said it was bothering her. She wanted to know what she had hit,” Fields said. “And when she returned, that time is when she saw the emergency units on scene.” The investigation indicates it was dark at the time, Anderson was wearing dark clothing and the Tahoe did not leave the lane before or after the collision. The Tahoe was traveling south on Ga. 211 and Anderson was walking north in the southbound lanes. No charges are being filed. Fields said Anderson’s family was not sure where he may have been heading since he is unemployed.

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Rhonda Stites will fill the District 4 post on the Braselton Town Council beginning in January. No municipal election was needed in the town as there were no contested races. Braselton Acquisitions & Development LLC, which has already demolished the former church on the corner property at Highway 211 and 124, was granted 1,706 gallons per day. While the company had only requested 706 gallons

per day, staff had revised the application to increase the capacity granted to 1,706 although it is not known what will be developed there. Dees said the town still has 9,000 gallons per day of wastewater capacity available after the approvals.

ics, and logistics solutions. Toyota Industries employs more than 40,000, with a capital of approximately $1 billion and net sales of approximately $18.5 billion in its 2011 fiscal year. With production bases in North America, Europe, and Asia (China and India), as well as a worldwide sales network, centered around the Materials Handling Equipment and Textile Machinery Segments, the operations of the Toyota Industries Group span the globe.

ber of Commerce can help you grow your business. The Chamber serves as the official economic development arm of Jackson County and its nine municipalities. Visit jacksoncountyga.com or call 706-387-0300.

About the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business member organization serving the needs of the community in the Jackson County area. Through Access, Opportunity and Relationships, the Jackson County Area Cham-

Jackson Comprehensive High School was only given $34,000 for learning supplies this year. But there is some good news: Schools are doing much better in tracking spending. Every dollar spent is being tracked to determine if there are areas in which money can be saved. For example, Jackson County Schools spent $12,913 in August for substitute teachers. That compares favorably to $30,000 last August. This year’s annual budget for substitute teachers is $250,000 so spending is on track to stay within budget. Another area of concern is school transportation. There are six fewer bus drivers this year than last year so some bus routes are longer this year than they’ve ever been. With diesel prices on the rise, the cost to run school buses is not getting cheaper. It’s very difficult to pay for extracurricular activities, but monetary savings will be looked for elsewhere. Jackson County Schools are being forced to operate with less money although there is a larger student population. To add to the frustration, teachers and administration are taking home less money due to the increase cost of healthcare. Such frustrations were very evident in Thursday’s meeting. LeAnne Akin contributed to this article.

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Hoschton Fall Festival draws near: ‘Jump Right In’ Five teams, thus far, have signed up for the Jump Right In Scarecrow Team Competition, according to Robbie Bettis of the Hoschton Fall Festival committee. This includes teams from Artistic Expressions - Towne Center, West Jackson Fire Department, Hoschton Area Business Alliance, the Town of Hoschton and the Hoschton Women’s Civic Club. “Fierce competition is expected as each team desires to be the first winner of the Scarecrow Team Competition,” said Bettis Businesses, non-profit groups and families consisting of three to five members can join the fun and sign up to participate in the event to build a scarecrow vignette in one hour. The only items provided will be a wooden stake, twine and paper for stuffing. All other items must be brought by the team and no parts of the scarecrow(s) can be made before the competition. The entry fee is $15 and the competition begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in front of the big stage on the Hoschton Square. The winners will be announced after the judges consult and the judges’ decision is final. The winning team receives great publicity for the business or organization, a trophy and $75 for each division (business, nonprofit or family). The Scarecrow Team Competition is sponsored by the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council and all finished scarecrows become the property of this organization. All questions should be directed to Robbie Bettis at hhac55@yahoo.com or 770540-1099. Scarecrows for the regular competition are due this weekend. Bring scarecrows and entry form with fee and leave them on the verandah

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Continued from 1A between the second largest bank with the purchase of the former second largest, Verity. “With this purchase we’ll have $370,000,000 of deposits in Barrow County,” said CSB president Mark Abernathy. “And that’s a good thing.” Verity Bank began in Winder in 2008 and currently has two branches, including the original in Winder and a second in Cornelia. According to the terms of the agreement, C&S Holdings will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of VCG for $11.80 per share. As of June 30, 2013, Verity Bank had approximately $170 million of total assets, $114 million of loans and $144 million of deposits, according to the release. The success and presence of the bank in the community was one of the things that made Verity attractive to CSB. “Barrow is a very stable community that has shown good growth,” Abernathy said. “When we looked at Verity Bank, we saw one of the best community banks we’ve ever looked at, and I’ve ever seen in my 33 years in the business, in terms of quality of customers.” Verity Bank CEO John Lewis mirrored that sentiment, saying the merger with CSB was an indication of the success that Verity has achieved in the last five years. “The attention to detail, and the day-to-day behaviors over the last five years clearly have positioned us to be in this position,” he said. Lewis added that the opportunity to go through with the merger came about as a result of much evaluation of the market by both Verity and CSB and a mutual idea that combining would improve not only the shareholder’s value, but the customer’s experience. “After a pretty thorough evaluation, this opportunity presented itself,” he said,

of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center. Someone will be there from 1-3 p.m. on Friday and hopefully Saturday. Vendor space still available for festival Vendor space is still available, according to Hoschton City Clerk Ali Merk. The Hoschton Fall Festival is Sept.27-29 and vendor space will only be on the Hoschton Square, the Depot and near The Church of Hoschton. Entry forms and info are available on www.cityofhoschton.com. “We have plenty of room for arts and crafts booth,’” says Merk. “Several contests are open to anyone. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to enter the ‘Sweet Tea Shoot Out’,” said Merk. “Cooks and canners may enter the ‘Mason Jar Free For All’ with homemade jams, jellies, salsa, etc.” Other activities and opportunities for involvement are available. Vocalists can also find information about the Heart for Hoschton competition, runners can participate in the Jump Right In and Run 5K and the Scarecrow Team Competition will be a great thing to participate in or watch. “There is something for everyone at this year’s festival,” said Merk. The American Street Rodders Car Show, an annual part of the Hoschton Fall Festival, is moving to the grassy area near Lawson Funeral Home this year. Entries sought for Sept. 29 festival parade Hoschton Fall Festival “Jump Right In” parade organizer Tracy Brandenburg says she is very excited about this year’s which begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28 at the West Jackson Interme-

“and I think it has the potential to be a model for the entire banking community.” Abernathy said he hopes to gain regulatory approval in early December and expects the merger plan to be complete in mid December, with the systems conversion taking place in the first quarter of the following year. The Verity locations will take on the Community & Southern Bank name, although Abernathy made it a point to say that many of the local bank’s main faces will stay the same. “It is all about ‘the local’. Because the quality of Verity bank, we wanted to keep much of the same faces, including (President and COO) Stephen Smith, and (EVP and Senior Lending Officer) Bronson Lavender in very high positions at this bank,” Abernathy said. “We look for Winder to be our eastern hub of community banking, and Steven as our eastern president. “When we got to talking with people who know these guys, we haven’t found anyone who says they’re not fantastic.” Abernathy said CSB is committed to providing the same level of community involvement Verity Bank had been known for. He indicated CSB executives were also already making plans for more community involvement in the coming months, although he said the plans were not ready for announcements. Lewis noted that in the short term the customer service won’t be impacted at all, and that future changes should only improve the experience. “In the short run, absolutely nothing changes, they will enjoy the same leadership and experience,” he said. “After the closing, it only gets better. Stephen Smith will be the boots on ground leader, so to speak, there will be additional products available, more ability to provide community service and much of the same personnel at the leadership level.”

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diate School and continues through downtown to Towne Center. “This year, the entire festival has taken on a competitive spirit with all kinds of events and we felt that recognizing a local person will be a good thing to do,” said Brandenburg. “Jeremy Maddox, recent winner of a gold medal for skiing for the 2013 Disabled USA Team in Italy, will be our Hometown Hero and will have a special place in the parade.” Brandenburg said, “This year we have great participation from the local Shriners, motorcycle groups, dance teams, as well other organizations. It’s going to be big and exciting.” Parade forms are available on www.cityofhoschton. com. ‘Dog Gone Cute Parade’ added to lineup A dog parade, sponsored by Dog Gone Cute located in Hoschton Towne Center, will be held as part of this year’s Hoschton Fall Festival. It is being planned as an annual event, according to Tonya Akin. The doggie parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, with canine participants and their owners traveling around Hoschton Square. There will also be fun contests for prizes. Entry is $5 eith proceeds going to the Humane Society of Jackson County. The best costumed pet will win a free grooming with the biggest dog and the smallest each winning a free bath. The happiest dog and dog that gives the most kisses will also get a prize. A raffle will also be held. Visit www.doggonecutegrooming.com or call 706658-0298.

‘Heart for Hoschton’ participants welcomed “A Heart for Hoschton” Christian singing competition will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, as a part of the Hoschton Fall Festival. The Christian singing contest for soloist and groups (no choirs please) is being sponsored by The Church of Hoschton and the Hoschton Jubilee. On the stage in downtown Hoschton, each entry will have five minutes including setup. A profession sound system will be provided. Three judges will determine the winner in four categories of performance, and monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists. Winners will perform at the Hoschton Jubilee on Oct. 19. Online registration deadline is Sept. 15 and the fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Onsite registration ends at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event and is $25 with no T-shirt. Only 50 slots are available. Contact Pastor E. Cory Sexton at 678-234-9408 or 706-654-8415 or email revcsexton@gmail.com

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OBITUARIES Evelyn Mildred (Hardin) Behrendsen Evelyn Mildred (Hardin) Behrendsen, 93, passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home in Gainesville, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, following an extended illness. Born on Nov. 3, 1919 in Rutherford County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Pinkney Oliver Hardin and Lu Ella Mae (Wilkie), and the beloved sister and sole survivor of her immediate family, which included six brothers and two sisters. She was also preceded in death by former husbands; Edward M. Kale of Greensboro, N.C.; Charles H. Martin of Sandusky, Ohio; and John W. Behrendsen of Port Clinton, Ohio. Survivors include her children, Cynthia (Bonnie Martin) Whited and husband Ted of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Dennis C. Martin of Woodstock; Tonya (Martin) Rogers and husband Bill of Gainesville,; grandchildren, Scott Cousino, Timothy Cousino, Jason Whited, Melanie (Mavros) Emmett and husband Timothy, Matthew Mavros, Blake Martin, Nichole Foust; and great-grandchildren Spencer, Jonathan and Savanna Cousino. Evelyn was a woman of exceptional intelligence and her vast knowledge on various topics made her an engaging conversationalist. After graduating from Forest City Cool Springs High School she worked at a nylon/ hosier plant facility in Gastonia, N.C. During World War II, she was employed at the Enka Textile Plant in Ashville, N.C. Shortly after moving to Sandusky, Ohio, she went to work at New Departure Hyatt and afterwards at Hermann’s furniture store. She enjoyed traveling and loved talking politics, following sporting events, reading a good mystery – and was quite often heard quoting her favorite poetry. She was an independent thinker with an inquiring mind, a strong-willed woman who loved nature and gardening, and a woman of fine taste and fashion. In her later years she enjoyed playing bingo with friends and family. Her remarkable memory was put to good use over the past 10 years by assisting her children with their family genealogy inquiries. Evelyn’s quick-witted sense of humor and incredible inner strength sustained her through life with compassion and dignity. She was known to spend countless hours in prayer for others. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are her greatest legacy, and they repeatedly describe her as a very loving and quite amazing woman. A memorial service was held Sept. 5, 2013, at the Memorial Park South Funeral Home in Flowery Branch. The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Geraldine Deaton Bell

Died Sept. 10, 2013 Mrs. Geraldine Deaton Bell, 93, of Braselton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Born in Hall County Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Levi Turner Deaton and the late Daisy Fraser Deaton. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bell also worked in the Brunswick Shipyard during World War II and also for Lockheed and Richs Department Store. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Dean Bell Sr.; sons, Douglas Charles Bell and Jesse Dean Bell Jr.; brothers, William Ralph Deaton, Leonard Turner Deaton and Winford Hardwick Deaton; and a sister, Dorothy Deaton Bowles. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Turner Bell and Jean of Hoschton; daughter and son-inlaw, Pattie Bell Wheeler and

Bobby of Braselton; sisters, Irene Deaton Reed and Jewell Deaton Thomas of Oakwood; grandchildren, Russell Levi Bell, Daniel Jesse Bell, Jesse Robert Wheeler and Stephanie Michelle Wheeler; and a great grandchild, Mason Bell. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Cary Pittman officiating with burial following in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandchildren and nephews were honored as pallbearers. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Karen Ann Childress

Died Sept. 8, 2013 Karen Ann Childress, 56, of Auburn, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, following an extended illness. A native of Warner Robins, she was a daughter of the late Eudora Grantham and Henry Floyd Chancy Sr. Survivors include her husband, Frank D. Childress Jr., of Auburn; daughter, Kathleen and John Parzick of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sons, Frankie Childress and Chancy Childress, both of Auburn; grandchild, Bryce Parzick; sisters, Sharon Chancy Girdner, Kim Chancy Walker and Bonnye Merle Gorham; and brother, Henry Floyd Chancy Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Jim Lehmbert officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the service. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Rachel Farlow

Died Sept. 7, 2013 Rachel Farlow, 88, of Ellijay, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. She was a faithful member of Corinth United Methodist Church in Winder and attended both Winder and Ellijay First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edward Farlow; and parents, Jobe William and Bunnie Jane Smith Thomas. Survivors include her son, Phillip (Cynthia) Farlow of Douglasville; daughter, Patti (Jim) White of Ellijay; grandchildren, Ginger James, Rebecca Daniell and Cathy Farlow; and great-grandchildren, Lydia James, Vincent James and Kirsten Daniell. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Corinth United Methodist Church in Winder with Dr. Danny Barton officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA 30143 (www.georgiamountainshospice.org/ donate-now. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Emily Ann Faulkner

Died Sept. 4, 2013 Mrs. Emily Ann Faulkner, 68, of Winder, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. A homemaker, Mrs. Faulkner loved sewing, cooking and gardening. She was preceded by a daughter, Norma Cork, and grandson, Kevin Cork in 1998. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Fred Faulkner; children, Linda and Preston Moon of Winder, Lisa and Wayne Burkes of Commerce, Matthew Faulkner of Winder and Kim Faulkner of Commerce; and grandchildren, Aaron, Brooke, Stacie and Waylonn. Carter Funeral Home,

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Obe Linton Langston Jr.

Died Sept. 9, 2013 Mr. Obe Linton Langston Jr., 86, of Maysville, diedMonday, Sept. 9, 2013. Born in Commerce, he was a son of the late Obe Linton Langston Sr., and the late Eunice Reed Langston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Fleet during World War II. Mr. Langston was a retired delivery route supervisor for numerous companies and was a member of the Apple Valley Baptist Church in Commerce. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Thomas Langston and Raymond Langston; and sister, Dorothy Hawks. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Laura Belle Langston; daughters, Phyllis (Daryl) Paul of Friendswood, Texas, Edna (Johnnie) Perkins of Pearland, Texas, and Christine Bray of Clarkesville; sons, Lamar (Billie) Langston of Maysville, David (Kelly) Langston of Kennesaw and Bruce (Lynn) Langston of Sandusky, Ohion; sister, Hautell Gulley of Warner Robins; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. The visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605 or the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

David Bruce Nations

Died Sept. 9, 2013 David Bruce Nations, 58, of Carnesville, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. David loved animals, farming, drawing and working on cars. Survivors include his wife Susan Nations; stepsons, Jason Pruitt, Kevin Pruitt and Chris Pruitt, all of Carnesville; daughter, Jill Lawson (David) of Nicholson; father, Raborn Nations; brother, Ray Nations of Clarkesville; sisters, Judy Tyler of Lavonia, Marilyn Sims of Tocca and Carolyn Dodd of Alto; and 11 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Nations, John Nations and Susie Ann Frady. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Joni Perry Odum

Died Sept. 3, 2013 Joni Perry Odum, 55, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. She was a member of First

Baptist Church of Jefferson. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1976. During her life, she spent time as a co-owner of Ideal Dress Shop in Jefferson. At the time of her passing, she was a paraprofessional at Bethlehem Elementary School and a part-time sales associate at the Mall of Georgia Ann Taylor store. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don Perry Sr., and Shirley Humphries Perry; fatherin-law, Jim Odum; and nephews, Will Wages. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Odum; daughter, Madison Nicole Odum of Bethlehem; brothers, Don Perry Jr., (Janice) of Athens and Charles (Dawn) Perry of Jefferson; sister, Nancy (David) McEver of Talmo; mother-in-law, Jane Odum; brothers-in-law and sistersin-law, Susan and Don Wages and Pat and Greg Lanthier; nephews, Jackson Perry and Trapper Lanthier; nieces, Meredith McEver, Sandi (Mark) Johnson, Jordan Perry, Cara Sanders, Meridith Wages and Sally Lanthier; and a great-niece, Mackenzie Johnson. The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Parker Benson and the Rev. Cary Hillard officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. Contributions may be made to the MN Odum College Fund at 123 Sunningdale Drive, Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Janet Louise Regnet

Died Sept. 9, 2013 Janet Louise Regnet, 72, of Auburn, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Survivors include her husband, Melvin, and son, Gene Regnet (Sheila) of Hoschton. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www. lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Ethel Laura Scott

Died Sept. 9, 2013 Ethel Laura Scott, 84, of Winder, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532, Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www. lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Loyd F. Strickland

Died Sept. 6,2013 Mr. Loyd F. Strickland, 87, of Chestnut Mountain, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Born Oct. 22, 1925, in Chestnut Mountain where he has remained a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late E.W. and Eva Elizabeth Luther Strickland. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Wiley Strickland;

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sister, Irene Strickland; and his first wife, Katherine Rose Laws Strickland, to whom he was married for more than 50 years. He graduated from Oakwood High School in 1943. He was a member of Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church where he was a ruling elder (emeritus) and taught an adult Sunday school class for many years. He Strickland served several terms with Mission to the World in the Presbyterian Church in America, where he served on various committees. He was instrumental in bringing Young Life Inc. (a nondenominational youth Christian ministry), which is now in its 33rd year, to Gainesville and Hall County. Mr. Strickland was an original member of the Board of Directors for Eagle Ranch, where he most recently served as member emeritus on the Board of Advisors. Mr. Strickland founded the Loyd Strickland Foundation Inc., of which he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 1947, Mr. Strickland founded and was Chairman/CEO of Crystal Farms Inc. He was past president of the Georgia Hatchery Association and past chairman of the Georgia Poultry Improvement Association. In 2000, he was named to the Hall County Agriculture Hall of Fame, and in 2002, Mr. Strickland was inducted into the Georgia Egg Hall of Fame.Mr. Strickland always had an active interest in his county, state and federal government and civic affairs. He was a former member of the Gainesville/Hall County Hospital Authority, former director of the Gainesville/ Hall County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Hall County Industrial Development Authority. He was a former member of the State Highway Board of Georgia, having served during Gov. Carl Sanders’ administration. He also served as a former trustee of Rabun Gap School. He was a recipient of the Young Man of the Year Award in 1955, by the Gainesville Jaycees and a recipient of the Boy Scouts Ralph Cleveland Distinguished Citizen Award in 2001. Mr. Strickland was a member of the Hall County Task Force in the early 1960s that obtained permission for the Board of Regents to build a junior college, which would later be named Gainesville State College, now known as the University of North Georgia. He served

the school as a trustee for a number of years. He was also a key player in the development of Interstate 985, of which Exit 16 has been officially named the Loyd Strickland Interchange in his honor. Survivors include his wife, Pamela K. Raymond Strickland; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Doug Magnus; son, Matthew Strickland; granddaughters and spouses, Baya and Matt Pruitt, Brooke and Andy Kalinauskas; grandson and spouse, Matt and Bethany Magnus; great-grandchildren, Parker, Emma Kate, Carson, Drew, Quinn, Evan, Mary Beth, Cameron and Mark Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Batusic, the Rev. Kennedy Smartt and the Rev. Matt McGowan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

Lula Ann Turner

Died Sept. 5, 2013 Lula Ann Turner, 54, of Braselton, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Ann was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 21 years ago, and has fought a long battle, with never having the joy of it going into remission. Due to her long term battle, she and her doctors have made many breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment, because of her record-breaking survival, many others will not have to suffer and lives will be saved. Ann was a true soldier, with more strength and valor than most. Survivors include her husband Chris Turner; sons, Gary Smith (Jaime) of Alpharetta and Christopher Turner of Braselton; daughter, Laura Greathouse (Jason) of Atlanta; mother, Rosie Elliott; brothers, Conway Elliott and Tom Elliott (Tammy), all of Gainesville; sister, Icie Johnson of Gainesville; and grandchildren Ashley, Mariah and great-granddaughter Gracie. She is preceded in death by her father Clyde Elliott. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Northeast Church in Braselton, with the Rev. Russell Harbin and the Rev. Jack Chalmers officiating. Interment was held Sunday, Sept. 8, in the StraightWay Baptist Church Cemetery in Gainesville. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, Sept. 12, 2013

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“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Ebenezer UMC in Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15. Everyone is welcome to attend. National “Back to Church Sunday” (www. backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “dechurched”— people who once attended church, but don’t any more — and invite them to return for a special Sunday. “I often wonder how many people, even those that live in the shadow of a steeple, go years without attending a House of Worship,” said the Rev. Tim Taylor, pastor of Ebenezer. “The real question for me, however, is how many of them go years without ever even being invited by those that do attend? We participate in Back to Church Sunday for many reasons. It gives our membership a date to rally around in inviting others to come. It is almost like the atmosphere of inviting all your neighbors to a birthday party. It also gives our neighbors a no strings attached way to try out church again. “We are opening our doors. We open our hearts to you and draw the circle wide. I pray that the floors sag and the walls bulge from the influx of people on that Sunday morning,” Taylor said. Ebenezer is a United Methodist Church located at 1368 Ebenezer Church Road in Jefferson. For more

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 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 Maranatha Baptist Church in Oakwood is hosting a Life Line Screening event on Saturday, Sept. 14. Preregistration is required so call 1-800-364-0457 for information on the five screenings available for $159. A stroke/carotid artery screening, heart rhythm screening, abdomnial aortic aneursym screening, peripheral arterial disease screening and osteoporosis risk assessment are available. sss The Church of Hoschton has lots of events going on this month. On Sundays, we meet for Bible study/ Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday evening service at 6. We also meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for prayer service and 7:30 p.m. for Bible study. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Hoschton Jubilee on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. Tickets are

White Plains Baptist Church AWANA program is held from 5-7 p.m. on Sundays for children ages 2 through high school seniors. This year a special needs class is available. If transportation is needed, contact WPBC at 706-3675650. (Psalm 139:14) White Plains Baptist is located at 3650 Highway 124 West in Jefferson. sss “In Christ Alone” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the sanctuary of Winder First United Methodist Church with the church Chancel Choir, instrumentalists and soloists. Everyone is invited to the special musical presentation. Winder First United Methodist Church is located at 280 N. Broad St., in Winder across from Ingles.

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On a recent Saturday, more than 120 members of Commerce First United Methodist Church and Warren Chapel United Methodist Church combined forces to provide food boxes, yard work, house cleaning and repair to residents of Jackson and Banks counties. The outreach also included writing letters to service members’ overseas, providing bread to shut-ins and little dresses to families in Guatemala and Honduras. A half-day Vacation Bible School was provided to children of Willoughby and Bellview homes and a cookie coloring party took place at Peachtree Senior Village. Those church members not actively participating in these services took time to

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$10 and can be purchased from Sara Jarrard at the KlipSo Beauty Shop. During the Hoschton Fall Festival, there will be several activities around the church including hayrides, face painting and the Ladies Faith and Fellowship will be selling cookbooks. The following day, Sunday, Sept. 29, make plans to attend our worship service that will be held in downtown Hoschton at the stage. Afterward, Omega, a contemporary southern gospel group from Dahlonega, will perform. After a short intermission, the Heart of Hoschton Christian Singing Competition will be held. More information and application can be found at www. thechurchofhoschton. com 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

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When phones had a shelf, TVs a console In the hallway of a house where we lived when I was a kid, a shelf was built into the wall for the telephone with a place for the phone and a little space underneath for the phone book. I doubt anyone has included that feature in a house built anytime recently. Sometimes, I am amazed at the number of things that have become obsolete in my lifetime. My parents’ first television set was a big piece of furniture, but it had a screen about 8 inches wide. The tubes inside were large and glowed when the set was turned on. I never saw it work well, but it was quite impressive when they bought it in the 1950s. The next set was a blackand-white console with a built-in high-fidelity record player and an AM-FM radio. The cabinet was nice dark wood and it was treated like a fine piece of furniture. The Game Show Network used to run old episodes of “Let’s Make a Deal.” I remember the excitement in the announcer’s voice when the curtain was pulled back to reveal a console color TV. For the contestant, it was quite the prize. A console color TV in the ’70s cost $500 or more. According to the Consumer Price Index, it would be $3,000 today. Home phones with a wire attached and console color TVs will be the kinds of things we can only describe to generations to come. There are other things that have virtually disappeared in my time. I can remember when every end table in our living room contained an ashtray. It was just common courtesy to have a place for smokers to drop their ashes. Our house is now 5 years old and no one has ever lit a cigarette inside.

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Harris Blackwood I can remember when we made things out of clay in art class. I made an ashtray for my mama. I doubt most kids around age 8 even know what that is. From time to time, I watch “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS. I saw a woman once with a little container that turned out to be something for rich folks to hold their snuff. We had a cousin, who I thought had a speech impediment, but she was just having a dip of “Dental Sweet Snuff” that came in a little container. There was no fancy snuff holder for her. She spit the residue in a coffee can lined with newspaper. I don’t know if they still make coffee cans, but if they do, they are certainly not a full pound. And ice cream doesn’t come in a half-gallon size anymore. We’ll have a generation of folks who think TVs hang on walls and phones go in pockets. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but so it is. We are leaving our impressions on this world, but we won’t do it in writing, at least not the kind that requires pen to paper. I found something my mama wrote the other day and I immediately recognized her penmanship with big curvy letters. I took my finger and traced the path of her pen. It felt good for a moment. You just can’t do that with an email. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Charlie Tinker, witness to history (This is the third part of a three part series on a visit to Charlie Tinker’s grave.) It is the summer of 1865 and, according to Charlie Tinker’s diaries, it has been a summer of oppressive heat, its airless steaminess made more miserable by the heavy sorrow that he and his colleagues have shouldered since the death of their commander in chief, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln made several visits daily to the telegraph office where Charlie and three others deciphered frequent dispatches from the Civil War battlefields. He was like a family member, especially to Charlie, whom Lincoln had befriended years before when both lived in Illinois. He was the first American president to be assassinated, the shock of which stunned a nation and particularly devastated those who knew him. In the month that followed, Charlie, trying to assuage his grief, took time to return to Chicago and visit old friends. He later returned to Washington to watch a review of Sherman’s army as they paraded through the city streets and to buy a beautiful bay horse with a white star on her forehead. To

Ronda Rich my chagrin, the horse — for which he paid $100 — participated in Sherman’s brutal campaign through Georgia. There are still things about Charlie’s diaries that make me cringe. “She had taken the march from Atlanta to the sea,” he wrote. “and though thin was full of mettle.” Through his entries, it is clear that Charlie loved that horse, which he named Lizzie, after his wife. It is his writing of a sweltering July day that brings forth an interesting piece of historical knowledge, perhaps unknown, until now. The morning of July 7, 1865, dawned hot and grew increasingly unbearable. It was a memorable aspect of a historic day. “Major Johnson attained a pass for himself and I to witness the execution of the assassins.” John Wilkes Booth was dead but four others had been convicted in a military trial that ended 10 days earlier. Mary Surratt,

who owned the boarding house where Booth and his co-conspirators met to plan the assassination of Lincoln and Secretary William Seward (who lived despite a severe stabbing), would become the first woman in U.S. history to be executed. “We went to the arsenal and were admitted to the penitentiary yard where we found the scaffolds already raised and a regiment of soldiers guarding the enclosure,” he wrote. Mrs. Surratt and the others were brought from their cells, white hoods placed on their heads, and each prayed over by a minister of individual choice. “At 12 p.m.,” Charlie recorded, “all was ready and at a special signal from the officer in command, the props were removed and the drops fell launching all four into eternity with hardly a struggle. The closing scene was horrible but it was an end of justice fully warranted. I was anxious to see this execution and am satisfied. I never want to witness another.” It was perhaps Charlie’s obvious seriousness and complete devotion to Lincoln that brought to the 28-year-old an unexpected assignment. For reasons he doesn’t detail, and quite

probably didn’t know, Charlie was given the nooses that had strangled the coconspirators and asked to dispose of them. Imagine that? Perhaps no one in history has ever asked: What happened to the death-rending nooses? Yet, now we know. Charlie Tinker, in his normal, matter-of-fact manner, took them home, chopped them into tiny pieces, and burned them for kindling in his fireplace. In stoic Tinker manner — they are men of graceful determination — Charlie served his country then moved on. That afternoon, he rode out to the country to visit with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the man after whom he would name his son. Charlie Tinker never forgot, though. He had a front row seat to history, ranging from a friendship with Lincoln to the Civil War to the hanging of those convicted. Thanks to his diaries, we are able to see what he saw. 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.

Future editor wouldn’t be ‘silentsed’ The first time I ever stepped on a school bus, I had to be carried on. I was in first grade, going to elementary school. I was so small, I couldn’t reach the first step, even after several tries. The kind bus driver, whose name was Glenda, got up out of her seat and carried me like a baby to the seat directly behind her. “You sit here from now on, honey,” she said. I did, and Glenda and I had a great relationship. I loved that woman. Two years later, though, Glenda stopped driving the route through my neighborhood. She was replaced by Mrs. Spears at the beginning of my third-grade year. Mrs. Spears wasn’t as kindly. Soon after the school year started, she placed a sign above her that stated, “There Will Be Complete Silents On This Bus!” The future editor immediately noticed her error. “Hey, bus lady, you spelled silence wrong,” I bellowed from the fourth row. “It’s not S-I-L-E-N-T-S. It’s spelled S-I-L-E-N-C-E.” My helpful hint wasn’t met with enthusiasm. She grunted and drove off, not correcting the sign.

Len Robbins The next day, I noticed that she hadn’t made a correction. “Hey, bus lady, that sign is still spelled wrong,” I said as I walked past her. “Silence is spelled ...” “Shut up and sit down,” she barked. I did. The next day, I didn’t say anything to her about the sign. Just walked by and winced. It was driving me crazy. As we were unloading at school that morning, Mrs. Spears grabbed my arm. “You’re coming with me,” she grumbled, and ushered me into the office, where I was written up for “talking on the bus.” Truth is, I was. My punishment was running around the flagpole 20 times, which, as an 8-yearold, I would have done at recess anyway. The school called my parents, and they weren’t too thrilled. I promised I would no longer talk on

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the bus, not realizing the connection between my correcting Mrs. Spears’ spelling and my disfavor in her eyes. For the next couple of weeks, I didn’t say a word on the bus. But, then, one morning, in a generous mood, as I walked on the bus, I offered this to Mrs. Spears: “Hey, if you want, I’ll make you a new sign with ‘silence’ spelled right. Can I do that?” Again, I was oblivious that this was an issue. She growled, “Sit down!” The next morning, as we were unloading at school, Mrs. Spears again grabbed my arm and whisked me away to the office. “This one egged the bus yesterday,” she told the secretary. I was sitting in a chair in the office when I heard that, but didn’t say anything. I knew I hadn’t egged the bus. In fact, I hadn’t rode the bus home the previous afternoon. I had gone to the after-school program. The secretary and Mrs. Spears then went into some other room, and a few minutes later, I saw them talking to the principal. I waited, and waited, then saw both my parents walk in the office. “What did you do?” my

mother asked. “Nothing,” I said, wracking my brain for what I did for the school to call my parents. They then took me and my parents in the principal’s office, where Mrs. Spears was. “Your son egged the bus yesterday afternoon,” Mrs. Spears said, rather gleefully. “My son didn’t take the bus home yesterday,” my mother swiftly rebutted. “He was here, at school, at the after-school program.” If you’ve ever seen “The Simpsons,” Mrs. Spears made Homer’s “D’oh” sound. Another kid at my bus stop had egged the bus, we later found out. The principal apologized to my parents, and sent me back to class. Mrs. Spears stayed on as my bus driver for another year. She replaced her “Silents” sign with a less complex, and demanding, order: “Keep It Down!” We did, as much as elementary-school age kids can. Problem solved. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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At Jackson County School System dual enrollment siging: Dr. Ray Perren and Superintendent Dr. April Howard, seated next to Jackson County Board of Education chairwoman Lynne Wheeler, signed the agreement as Lanier Technical College representatives and other board members were on hand.

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At Commerce City Schools signing: Standing, L-R: Jeff Fitzpatrick, Kyle Moore, Bill Davis, Dr. Phil Sargent, Sheena Gazaway, Steve Schlinger, Dr. Howard Ledford. Seated, L-R: Rodney Gary, Dr. Ray Perren and Dr. Joy Tolbert.

Jackson County Schools and Commerce City sign dual enrollment with Lanier Technical College Two more school systems has formalized dual enrollment procedures with Lanoer Technical College for students to be able to receive credit for both high school and college courses. Jackson County School System Superintendent Dr. April Howard and Lanier Technical College President, Dr. Ray Perren, signed dual enrollment agreement at the recent Board of Education meeting. Dual enrollment is the process through which a high school student takes courses from a state public or private college while still enrolled as a high school student and receives credit both at the high school and at the college. Through dual enrollment, high school students can have several college courses completed before high school graduation. Dual enrollment increases the classroom options available in a high school and encourages students to continue their education. Students also experience the rigor of college courses and get a jump-start on college and a career. Lynn Massey-Wheeler, Chairwoman of the Board of Jackson County Board of Education, and Tim Brooks, vice chairman, and other Board of Education members Steve Bryant, Michael Cronic and Celinda Wilson were on hand. Todd Schultz,

CTAE Director, was also present for the signing. Also representing Lanier Tech was Steve Schingler, a members of the College’s Board of Directors; Dr. Howard Ledford, Dean of the Jackson Campus; Jeff Fitzpatrick, High School Coordinator; and Dave Parrish, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Dr. Perren remarked, “We are so proud of this partnership that we have with the Jackson County School System. State-wide 98 percent of the students that are involved in dual enrollment programs go on to complete high school. Dual enrollment has a great track record statewide. We look forward to continuing to grow the partnership with Jackson County Schools, and we want to be your ‘go-to’ partner. “ Dr. Howard added, “This (agreement) is a mutual benefit. It’s a financial benefit to our district, while it’s also a benefit to our students. We are equally invested in the partnership.” For the Commerce signing, Rodney Gary, chairman of the Board of the Commerce City School System, and vice chairman Arthur Pattman and other Board of Education members Bill Davis, Dr. Paul Sergent and Kyle Moore were on hand. Lanier Technical College was further represented by Schingler, Dr. Ledford, Fitz-

patrick and Parish. Dr. Perren told the Commerce Board of Education, “We see this as a win-winwin; a win for Commerce City Schools, a win for the College, and especially a win for the students. We are excited to have this relationship, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Commerce City School System.” Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for the Jackson County School System and the Commerce City School System to expand the curriculum and enables high school students with an opportunity to jump-start their college education and career skills. Dual enrollment students can choose to study several of Lanier Technical College’s programs including Industrial Systems Technology, Child Development, Nurse Aide and General Studies. Students interested in dual enrollment should see their guidance counselors for more details, or they can visit www.laniertech. edu/dualenroll. Lanier Technical College has a 98.6-percent job placement rate and offers more than 40 programs of study in some of the nation’s fastestgrowing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. More information about

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Continued from 5A pray for the volunteers and those in the community. The “Feed My Sheep” Food Distribution program involved soliciting food from Banks County Walmart and Quality Food Commerce. Boxes were supplied by Ingles Supermarkets of Commerce. Fifty church volunteers received hundreds of items from local superstore shoppers and supplemented this with food from the Athens Food Bank using cash contributions. A total of 354 families in need came to Warren Cha-

pel to pick up boxes of food or had them delivered to their homes. They received cereal, canned goods, crackers, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes, rice and many other necessities. Yard work, cleaning and repair services as well as stocking shelves at Peace Place were accomplished by 33 volunteers including professional landscapers who cut grass for families and organizations such as Wellspring Camp and cleaned residences at locations such as Willoughby Homes and Bellview Homes. The day was truly ecumenical as Baptists, Catholics and Methodists from as

far away as Hickory Flat, Georgia, participated in this day of service. According to Pastor David Bowen of Commerce United Methodist Church, “Our Great Day of Service is only one day of the year but it reminds us of the tremendous needs that exist in our community and enables us to work together in Christ to make the lives of others better not only one day but throughout the year.”

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Jefferson keeps its win streak alive in a cross town rival game against JCCHS BY KYLE FUNDERBURK

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Tristen Jackson and Isaiah Blake combined for 214 rushing yards and four touchdowns as the Jefferson High School Dragons shut out the Jackson County Comprehensive High School Panthers, 49-0. “I thought they ran hard,” said Jefferson head coach Ben Hall about Jackson and Blake. “I was proud of the guys up front and Jackson County did a good job of giving us different looks.” Jefferson improves to 6-0 overall against their cross-town rivals. This win also extends the defending AA State Champions win streak to 16. After passing the ball more than 30 times last week, Evan Shirreffs only attempted 16 passes against the Panthers. However, he was just as effective, completing eight of those passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. “He is such a composed kid for a first-year starter,” said Hall. “He did a great job managing the game. He knew going in we were going to run the ball and, when he got an opportunity to throw it, he did a pretty good job.” The defense topped off a great allaround game for the Dragons by shutting out the Panthers’ high-powered offense. Jefferson limited Jackson County to only 31 yards on the ground and 47 yards through the air with four turnovers.

“Our defense played well. Jackson County had some turnovers which helped us,” Hall said. “We played well up front. I thought we did a good job putting pressure on the quarterback and our secondary played well, too.” Jefferson took the ball to start the game and, just five plays later, they found the end zone on a 5-yard pass from Shirreffs to T.J. Skelton. Jefferson’s next drive was cut short deep in Panther territory on their next possession, which set up a 33-yard field goal by Kade Bougher to make it a 9-0 score. After making another stop, Jefferson took over from their 43-yard line and proceeded to run Jackson and Blake right at the Panther defense until Blake score on a 14-yard run to extend the lead to 15. The Panthers’ ensuing possession ended with an interception and Jefferson took the ball from the Panther 17 following a penalty on the return. A couple runs by Jackson and Blake was enough to score a touchdown with Blake scoring from the 2-yard line. The Dragons got the ball around midfield on their next possession and put the drive on the arm of Shirreffs as he completed three of four passes on the drive, including a 32-yard pass to Dalton Hill to put the Dragons at the 9. See JEFFERSON, 2B

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Hawks run wild over Brookwood Broncos BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Mill Creek Hill School football team moved to 2-0 on the season following a 44-10 win over Brookwood High School last Friday night. Last year in regular season, Brookwood claimed a 31-21 win but Mill Creek saw a more significant win in the second round of the playoffs with a 5621 win. This time around, things were pretty reminiscent of Mill Creek’s most recent win. The Brookwood offense had its way with the defense early but MCHS answered by breaking up a pass on third down, forcing BHS to punt. Then, Devozea Felton burst through the right side of the defense for a 24-yard gain and Mill Creek finished its 85-yard drive with a touchdown pass, courtesy of Daniel David to wide receiver Eric Ritland. The taste

of pay dirt was very satisfying for Ritland, who had suffered a season-ending foot injury prior to the start of the 2012 season. The Broncos coughed up the ball on their next possession and Johnathan Hawkins punched it in from 10 yards out. Bryson King’s point after attempt gave Mill Creek a 14-0 advantage. The turnover bug continued to plague the Broncos after they threw an interception right into the hands of Gerard Butler. Carter Governale added seven more to the scoreboard on an explosive run, putting the Hawks up 20-0 and the game far out of reach from Brookwood. Governale, who is a senior, has suffered two horrific ACL injuries. This game hasn’t always been the nicest to him but he faced the challenges of recov-

high school scoreboard FOOTBALL Jackson Co, 0, Jefferson 49 Mill Creek 44, Brookwood 10

SOFTBALL Jackson Co. 4, Jefferson 5

Mill Creek 9, Habersham 5

VOLLEYBALL Jackson Co. 0, Hart Co. 2 Jefferson 2, Tallulah Falls 1 Mill Creek 2, Northview 0

ery and said every touchdown is something to celebrate. “I tore my anterior cruciate ligament late in my sopho-

more year and then I tore it in summer practice last year. Everything felt good [when I was playing against Brookwood]. I’m blessed to have this opportunity. Everything has been great,” said Governale. “I scored late against Dacula [two weeks ago] and it was really emotional. See MILL CREEK, 2B

CORRECTIONS In the football preview, which was published Aug. 29, photos for Jackson County Comprehensive High School were credited to Will Fowlkes but should be credited to Strawbridge Photography. The team photo for East Jackson High School should also be credited to Strawbridge Studios. All photos taken of the Jefferson football team were by Doug Chellew.

Mill Creek Hawks steal the spotlight in cross country BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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Jackson County defender Jorge Monzon (48) closes in on Jefferson’s TJ Skelton (14). Skelton scored the first touchdown of the night.

FBHS falls 35-21 to West Forsyth Wolves BY MITCH BLOMERT

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Flowery Branch High School knows the risks of scheduling tough teams outside the region. A 0-2 record to start the season is one of them. Last Friday, the Falcons saw a 21-21 tie with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter quickly turn into a two-touchdown deficit as West Forsyth High School scored twice in the final four minutes of the game to hold off Flowery Branch 35-21 at Falcon Field. The loss pushes Flowery Branch to 0-2 for the second consecutive sea-

son, with back-to-back losses against the same two teams from 2012. But the kind of opponents the Falcons have endured the past two weeks are hardly pushovers. And for that, head coach Chris Griffin is not ready to hit the panic button. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy — we knew our guys were going to be put through a very difficult test,” Griffin said. “We should be 2-0 right now. We played hard, made mistakes and I felt like we were better than two weeks ago, but obviously not good enough. We’ll be fine.”

Flowery Branch shook off a 21-14 deficit at halftime and tied the game at 21 with 7:51 left to play on a 10-yard touchdown by Jeremiah Goss that reignited the Falcons’ chances. But West Forsyth responded accordingly five minutes later when a 54yard run by Gabe Pierce set up the go-ahead 3-yard touchdown run by Trevor O’Brien at the 3:54 mark. Flowery Branch suffered the costliest of its four turnovers of the night on the ensuing drive. See FLOWERY BRANCH, 2B

The Mill Creek High School boys cross country team is starting its season off similar to the way they did last year. In its first two meets, the Hawks saw three runners finish in the top 20 in the Berry College Clara Bowl Invitational on Aug. 31. In a sport where you want to start strong and finish strong, numbers mean everything and consistency is significant. Eric Westog and Tyler Woodrome have shown that through their superb times. Woodrome, who holds a state championship title in the 1600 meter run for track and field, clocked in at 16 minutes and 9

seconds. Woodrome is already lethal in his running game and if he gets under 16 minutes, the Hawks will be able to hang tough against schools like Peachtree Ridge, who has Kevin Mills who finished at 15 minutes and 34 seconds. The Lady Hawks are also on pace to give teams trouble. Lauren Hovis, who was named a National Elite for her performance in the NEGA Championships, is well under 20 minutes and could get under 18 before the end of the season. Hovis had a breakout season in track earlier this year where she finished fifth in the 3,200 meter and eighth in the 1,600 meter at state and set personal records in both events. She’s

proven she has no ceiling as she finished third at the Berry College Clara Bowl Invitational. Hannah Lopez is another runner that has a chance to break under 20 minutes and be a strong contributor. She finished in 12th place; Hovis and Lopez were the only two Lady Hawks top finish in the top 15. “Lauren Hovis ran 19:17 at NEGA and 19:23 at Berry. She is off to a great start. Lauren’s hard work last season in track and summer training is paying off. Hannah Lopez is improving and should be able to break 20:00 soon. We are trying to overcome injuries with our 3-7 runners and Erin Martz has stepped up to help us out on varsity,” said head coach Terry Brand.

MAHS tames WBHS 40-14 BY ADAM WYNN

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The Bulldoggs left their contest with Monroe Area High School feeling very different from last week after dropping a difficult 40-14 loss in the second week of the season. Winder Barrow High School hoped to build their first win streak in five years by taking down a very talented Monroe team, but the potent Purple Hurricane offense came in and had too much success moving the ball for Winder-Barrow to build any traction. Monroe’s touted quarterback, senior Stanton Truitt, tallied up 158 yards of total offense with two touchdown passes, but the real threat in the game was senior running back Kwan Brooks. Brooks, who had 107 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns, kept the Bulldogg defense on their heels for the duration of the game. After the Bulldogg defense

gave up two early touchdowns to the Hurricanes, both coming on the first two possessions of the game, Monroe failed to score again that half. On their next four possessions, the Hurricanes netted -12 yards of total offense before going into half time. The third quarter opened with three consecutive turnovers on three snaps, leading to an easy Monroe touchdown after the Bulldogg offense lost a bad snap at their own 2-yard line. From there in the third quarter, Winder-Barrow’s offense came to life and pulled out a 71 yard drive lasting 14 plays and taking 6:49 off the clock that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Cooper to Chandon Sullivan. Kwan Brooks took the first snap of the next Monroe drive 65 yards on a handoff from back-up quarterback Jacob Olson into the end zone, but it was called back for a holding

penalty. The Hurricanes were deferred, but not defeated. Quarterback Stanton Truitt took the game in his hands and moved the ball 56 yards on four straight keepers, also aided by 10 yards in penalties from the Winder-Barrow defense. When Truitt positioned his team at the Bulldogg 25 yard line, Jacob Olson handed the ball off to Brooks for his second touchdown of the night. Monroe botched the snap on the point after and attempted an improvised two-point conversion, but the pass from back-up quarterback Jacob Olson fell incomplete, making the score 27-7. When Winder-Barrow’s next drive fizzled out after three consecutive plays for a loss, Monroe took advantage and extended their lead with Michael Gallup’s 47-yard reception from Truitt. See WINDER-BARROW, 2B

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Jefferson Parks and Recreation football teams will be in action this Saturday. The 9U team will be under way at noon against West Hall. Then the 12U team will face off against East Jackson at 1:30 p.m. The East Jackson Eagles will take the field at East Jackson High School. The 8U team will take on Commerce at 10:30 a.m. The 10U team will compete against Johnson at noon and the 11U team will square off against Oglethorpe at 1:30 p.m.

From Sept. 13-14, the National Auto Sport Association will make its third appearance at Road Atlanta. NASA made its third trip to Braselton back in August where Eric Palacio came out as the victor. There will be a variety of street cars including the American Iron, Spec Miata and the Thunder. New drivers will be able to take part in the Teenage Driving Survival School. Camping is allowed. Tickets will be on sale at the game for members at $10. For more information visit roadatlanta.com.

Chestatee will take on the West Jackson Panthers 6U team this Saturday at 9 a.m. Johnson and the East Jackson Eagles will also square off at 9 a.m. On Sept. 21, East Jackson and West Jackson will square off at Jackson County Comprehensive High School at 9 a.m. Two 6U teams will round out youth little league play on the last Saturday of September. Lumpkin vs. West Jackson will take place at 9 a.m. at Lumpkin County High School. Chestatee vs. East Jackson will follow at 9 a.m.

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WINDER-BARROW Although they missed their second straight point after attempt, this time with a wide kick, the 33-7 deficit would prove insurmountable for Wagner’s Bulldoggs. The Bulldoggs gifted Monroe with great field position, losing their second fumble and fifth turnover of the night at their own 20. From there, it was almost a given that Kwan Brooks would score his third and final touchdown of the night just four plays later, earning 13 of the 20 yards on the short drive. Wagner’s team kept on fighting, though, putting another touchdown on the board when CeCe Green took a routine handoff and turned it into a 27-yard touchdown run with 3:34 remaining.

The Bulldoggs missed the ensuing onside kick, but recovered a Monroe fumble to try for one more last-ditch scoring effort. After gaining 41 yards relatively quickly, the game ended when Green was hit for a loss, leaving just 15 seconds and not enough time to mount another play. Wagner spoke presciently last week when he said his team would need to eliminate turnovers if they wanted to win against this high-powered offense that Monroe Area brought to town, and that proved to be the case. Both Bulldogg fumbles resulted in quick touchdowns for the Hurricanes, giving them a 14-point advantage that proved too costly for Winder-Barrow.

From there, Blake scored his third touchdown of the game. The Dragons ended the first half with another field goal to take a 32-0 lead. The third quarter was much of the same for Jefferson. Blake and Jackson added 54 yards and Jackson found the end zone

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Winder-Barrow’s Brandon Hayes gets up off the ground while a Monroe player stands over him.

Tigers rally past East Jackson REGIONAL STAFF

BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Jefferson High School volleyball team has gotten off to a 15-3 as of Sept. 9; if you didn’t believe they could get off to such a dominant start, no worries. They aren’t offended. They’ve been labeled as the underdog so many times that they’ve tuned it out. No one can argue about the way they’ve started the season; two Lady Dragons broke a school record in the same game and the team itself shattered one as well. “Lindsey Nilsen tied the individual match record for blocks at five and then Bre Arbanas was able to break the record at six in the next match. Then as a team we broke the team record at 11 against West Hall High School. Things are going well,” said head coach Michael Paul. After starting the season 1-0, the Lady Dragons hit a rough patch where they fell in an intense match against Habersham Central High School and then in a hard fought game against Hebron Christian Academy. From there, Jefferson settled into its revamped offense and they’ve haven’t

Commerce scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to rally past East Jackson 19-7 on Friday in Commerce. Drew Whitfield scored Commerce’s first two touchdowns, each on 3-yard runs, and with 2:54 left to play, Caleb Brooks sealed the win with a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown. Whitfield finished as the team’s leading rusher with 82 yards on 19 carries. Chance McClure added 53 yards on 11 carries and had 10 tackles. The Tigers (1-1) finished with 211 yards of offense to East Jackson’s 107. Commerce also had 14 first downs in the game, while the Eagles had seven. Commerce visits Banks County next Friday in Homer.

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“I realize football can be taken away from you at any moment,” said Governale. With three minutes left to play in the first half, David was flushed out of the pocket -- the pressure got the best of him and he threw an interception just seconds later. But the QB maintained his composure and continued to utilize his weapons, one of them being Felton. He erupted at the top of the second quarter with a 35-yard gain on the ground. Then, Hawkins finished the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. Later, the Broncos cut into the lead with a field goal. It’s not a secret that Mill Creek has a lethal running attack but the Brookwood defense didn’t catch on fast enough. With four minutes to play until the break, Felton notched a 9-yard touchdown scamper, putting the Hawks up 34-3. A 20-minute halftime break didn’t slow the Hawks down. Governale scored on a touchdown run to give the Hawks a 41-3 lead right out of the gate. Things continued to worsen for Brookwood with yet another fumble on the Broncos’ first possession of the second half. The defense eventually tightened up and held the Hawks to a field goal but still trailed by 41 points. Brookwood sealed a touchdown in the fourth quarter. “I’m pleased for our kids,” said head coach Shannon Jarvis. “We were not happy with last week’s performance at all. We knew we’d find out about our team [tonight]. I thought it got sloppy at the end but overall I’m pleased with all three phases of the game. “The good news is we have kids that have bought in,” said Jarvis. “Now the biggest challenge is maintaining this level of play.”

Continued from 1B to bring the score to 42-0. Jackson and Blake left the game after that drive with 15 carries each for 137 yards and 74, respectively. The backups finished the game for Jefferson with Zach Boobas scoring a touchdown to make the game 49-0.

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looked back since. “We had a good night [against Tallulah and West Hall]. We have a lot of chemistry. Things are starting to click. There is a little bit more balance on offense which I like. That was part of the reason why I changed the offense,” said Paul. Jefferson hosted Tallulah and lost in the first match but rebounded with a 25-6 win. Paul admitted he couldn’t define why there was such a large gap in the score between the first two matches but applauded his squad’s approach throughout the rest of the night. “I think losing to Tallulah and then beating them the next match was really good for us. You could see the difference in our mentality,” Paul said. “We were more relaxed and we started hitting the ball. We had that happen a couple of times this year. I really like this team as far as their character and personality. We have been down a few matches and have come back and won. We’ve gotten good leadership out of Mallory Goodenow, Paige Watson and Grace Williamson.” Two hidden secrets to Jefferson’s success are right side hitters Daniela Franco and Avery Mixon. See LADY DRAGONS, 7B

Scott Rogers The Paper Regional Staff

Jackson McDonald (4) tries to escape a Wolverine defender. Quarterback Jackson McDonald’s pass bounced out of the hands of receiver A’lencio Graham and was pounced on by West Forsyth cornerback Jordan Harris before it hit the ground. The Wolverines wore the clock down to secure the win, and ended up adding an insurance touchdown with 59 seconds left to play after O’Brien’s 36-yard run lined his team up for a 12yard score by quarterback Hampton McConnell. Pierce highlighted West Forsyth’s offense with 108 yards and three

touchdowns on eight carries, while O’Brien added 89 yards and a score on 89 carries. McConnell was 11-of-19 passing for 140 yards, while rushing for 57 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Goss, a freshman, finished with 119 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in front of a home crowd for the first time in his high school career. “He’s a good running back,” Griffin said. “He works hard, and good things are going to continue to happen because of who he is.”

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Children who need to be heard need a CASA By KATIE GRIFFIN and FARAH BOHANNON

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With the new school year under way, children in our community have switched from carefree summer days to the business of school and extracurricular activities. New teachers, homework assignments, music lessons, sports practice and early bedtimes will now fill schedules that were possibly empty during the last two months. In the midst of the craziness, most children have parents who are there to support them every step of the way. Whether it is both parents or just one, it’s comforting for children to know that there is always someone there no matter what the circumstances are. Unfortunately, there are children in our community who don’t know what it is like to have supportive parents. They endure the craziness of life without someone there to support them. In fact, there are many children who are abused and neglected and are placed in uncomfortable situations without anyone there to “lean on.” An example of this would be a child needing to attend court due to wishy-washy or non-existent parents. This is where a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer would step in for the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children to ensure they do not get lost in the legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Fortunately, there is a way to get involved with CASA in the community because there are children who need a voice. Steven Rivera of Commerce has been a volunteer for a little over a year and truly believes that involvement with CASA is guaranteed to be a rewarding experience. “I have been retired for a few years and really wanted to give back to the community,” said Rivera. “I decided to join CASA because there are so many children who are taken from their homes and placed with strangers in a matter of minutes. They are eventually told the reasons for their uprooting, but that’s it. Then comes a lengthy legal process and these children do not have anyone to speak for them as to what they want, their needs or to voice out how they feel.” Rivera says she believes being a CASA volunteer is rewarding mainly because children who have no idea what is happening to them will be able to relax and get some answers. “We make them feel loved and safe and ensure that they know the situation is not their fault,” said Rivera. Since many children don’t receive any type of explanation for being plucked from their home, they tend to think that they did something wrong or it’s their own fault for the situation. Children really don’t understand how to endure this type of stress, so it’s nice to have an adult to trust when mom, dad or anyone else isn’t around. “It’s so nice to see the children smile again once they find out everything is going to be okay,” said Rivera regarding his experiences. “Listening to the children and making them feel comfortable around adults such as foster parents, judges, attorneys, health providers, case workers is extremely rewarding for me.” CASA is a great organization to become a part of because it is flexible and doable. “If you have free time, then do it,” said Rivera. “Even if you have a full-time job, it can be done.” CASA volunteers work at their own pace, just as long as all of the guidelines are followed. Another CASA volunteer is Marty Seltzer and his wife, Annabel. They live in Commerce also and have been a CASA for three years. Marty started going to the training because he had a friend on the Board who said he would be interested and after one training session, he knew he would be most effective if he had his wife by his side. “As a couple, I think we are helpful because if there’s a young girl who’s been abused by a male, she will trust me more,” said Annabel. “And if there’s a young boy who’s been abused by his mother or another woman, he will trust Marty more”. Marty explained that when Social Services removes the child from their home, that is when the

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When Stephen Galamba was honored by the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library at an Aug. 22 reception, State Librarian Dr. Lamar Veatch was on hand. PIctured is Dr. Veatch with the honoree and his parents, Paula and Penny Galamba, Friends of the Library member Gail Zeeb, Braselton Library manager Bev Atkins, Friends of the Library member Marilyn Deal and Piedmont Regional Library regional director Beth McIntyre. See more scenes at ClickThePaper.com

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The volunteer efforts of Stephen Galamba were recognized at an Aug. 22 reception hosted by the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library in the library’s conference room. Galamba, a Boy Scout, has been volunteering at the library, primarily in the AFTERWORDS Store & Café, and was deserving of recognition, said Dan Aldridge, president of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library. “Stephen’s commitment to the library went far beyond the eight hours of community service needed to earn his merit badge; his service to the library is measured in years, not hours,” said Aldridge. For the occasion, Galamba was joined by his mother, Penny Galamba, who was presented the “First Mom Award” by Marilyn Deal on behalf of the Friends, and his father, Paul Galamba, who serves as a Boy Scout leader for his son’s troop. Homeschooled, Galamba says he plans to pursue college, starting out at North Georgia College and State University in Gainesville with a goal of becoming an engineer. He also wants to join the United States Marine Corps and pursue officer taining. “I just enjoy helping out and meeting new people,” said Galamba, who was also in the first Junioe Master Gardeners class instruced by Dave Rusk at Nannie’s Children’s Garden. Galamba credits support of his family and close friends. Family member, several friends, neighbors and fellow Scouts attended the reception.

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Stephen Galamba was presented special recognition by Brandon Simmons on behalf of Hamilton State Bank, which serves as the sponsor of AFTERWORDS, the Friends-operated store inside the library. Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library president Dan Aldridge welcomed the crowd which gathered to express appreciation to Galamba for his volunteer service which began before the library relocated into the new building in 2006. He has also earned a Citizenship Badge toward Eagle Scout.

Sweet reward: Ice cream social slated AFTERWORDS Store & Café at the Braselton Library is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Day and Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. All volunteers and substitutes are invited to the Library Porch for a special afternoon. “We will be recognizing six retiring officers and board members will be recognized and you can meet the new officers and board members, the volunteer chairman and other AFTERWORDS volunteers,” said Marilyn Deal, who is coordinating volunteer efforts. Among those being thanked will be (pictured, left) Mary Ann Morris, who has been volunteering for almost seven years, and Louise Tucker,who had been a part of the volunteer force since the library opened in 2006. Light refreshments, provided in part by Mayfield Dairy, will be served. A free raffle drawing for a free Kindle HD Fire will be held and you must be present to win. For more information, contact Marilyn Deal at 770-9653319 or mmdeal@bellsouth.net or Gail Zeeb at 770-965-3845 or gaze787@bellsouth.net.

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Mentors of Lindsay’s Legacy impacting lives

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Lisa Stephens, executive director of Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring, recently provided breakfast for the counselors in the Jackson County School System. Upcoming training will be offered on Sept. 19 and Oct. 15 and 29 at locations in Jefferson and on Sept. 23 in Commerce.

Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring, a local mentoring organization now in its ninth year, pairs students in schools in Jackson County with mentors. “Some of the simplest things we can do for people in our lives have the most importance and are the most lasting,” said Lisa Stephens, executive director of Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring, who recently hosted a breakfast gathering for the counselors in the Jackson County School System. The session was a chance to meet new counselors and familiarize them with the organization which was established in March 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Lindsay’s Legacy Mentoring was established in March 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in Jackson County. Through

grants and partnerships with businesses, individuals, schools and foundations we have been able to serve hundreds of students in Jackson County with strong mentoring relationships. “The mentoring program has made an enormous impact on my life. It has helped make me the person I am today,” said one Jackson County student with a mentor. Mentors with Lindsay’s Legacy spend at least two hours a month with a student. What they do during those two hours is up to the mentor. “Lindsay’s Legacy is friendship based,” said Stephens, who encourages adults interesting in finding out more to contact her at lisa@LindsaysLegacyMentoring.org or by calling 706-410-5525.


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Cherokee Indians join Art in the Park this year By KATIE GRIFFIN

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The 23rd annual Art in the Park will be held Sept. 21-22 at Hurricane Shoals Park in Jackson County. This year, there will several new attractions in Heritage Village including Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee Historical Association of North Carolina. The Indians will be doing art work, dancing and storytelling. There will also be well a Shape Note Singing School. Shape Note is a method to teach people how to read music that was developed in the 1830s and will be demonstrated by Charles Towler of Cleveland, Tenn. “This year, we’re trying new things, going for bigger and better!” said Becky Perry, who is in charge of publicity for the popular event. The Grist Mill will be grinding fresh cornmeal and will be selling each 2-pound bag for $5. There will also be a 5K Mill Race on Saturday that starts at 8:30 a.m. with a one-mile fun run at 8. There will also be live Bluegrass and Gospel music both Saturday and Sunday. The third Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival schedule is listed below: Saturday- 1 p.m.: Pool Mountain. 2p.m.: Grassville.

The Heritage Village will have Cherokee Indians crafting, dancing and storytelling during Art in the Park Sept. 21-22. 3 p.m.: Brushfire. 4 p.m.: East Dixie Boys. Sunday- 1 p.m.: The Shoal Creek Stranglers. 2 p.m.: Jason Kenney and Leah Calvert. 3 p.m.: 3 Bucks Shy. 4 p.m.: BlueBilly Grit. Some of the Gospel singers include: Shephard’s Trio, Clark Kessler, The Holbrooks, Tracy Maxwell and Dillard and Refuge Trio. “We’re expecting quite a crowd since Northeast Georgia certainly has some Bluegrass and Gospel music fans,” said Perry. The Maysville side of the park will have the Kids’ Zone which includes a moonwalk, obstacle course, a giant slide, face painting, petting zoo and games. There is no parking fee and no admission fee, so this is a perfect opportunity for families on a budget to get outside and have fun together while learning about

their heritage and the history of Jackson County. Concession stands will be located across the park and will be serving fresh BBQ pork, hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza. Other goodies that will be for sale are fried pies, funnel cakes, bratwurst, ice cream and boiled peanuts. The Duck Race, which is the grand finale, will be Sunday at 5 p.m. This is a hilarious event in which 600 to 700 numbered rubber ducks are released into the water and go through the park and the first three to cross the finish line are the prize winners. To sponsor a duck is $5 or five for $20. All proceeds from the Duck Race and concessions go toward the upkeep of the park. For more information visit www.hurricaneshoalspark.org/artinthepark or call Becky Perry at 706-3356723.

Jackson County Relay For Life seeks volunteers with Jefferson relocation By KATIE GRIFFIN

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Jackson County Relay For Life is wrapping up the year 2013 and planning ahead for next year. The total amount of money that this year’s Jackson County Relay For Life brought in was $80,000 with the Braselton/Hoschton Relay For Life bringing in an additional $50,000, making Jackson County a $130,000 county. Gail Banks, director of Jackson County Relay For Life, is asking for more support in the Commerce area. The east side of Jackson County is less represented than all the other areas so Banks and other RFL supporters are hoping to see more participation from Commerce in 2014. More committee members are also needed as plans for 2014 are being made. The Jackson County Relay For Life added eight new committee members this year and would love to welcome more businesses, schools, banks and other organiza-

tions to the Relay For Life family. “Since this is a non-profit organization, volunteers can donate as much time and money as they choose to. There’s no paycheck, but the rewards are great,” said Banks. The last two committee meetings of this year will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17 at White Plains Baptist Church on Highway 124 and the 2013 wrapup committee meeting will be on Oct. 10 at the Jackson EMC Building with refreshments served from 6:30-7 p.m. and the program running from 7-8. All Jack-

son County residents are welcome to come and are encouraged to be a part of this organization. The 2014 Jackson County Relay For Life will be moving to a different location. Next year, the RFL will be held at Jefferson Memorial Stadium instead of East Jackson Comprehensive High School. For more information about Jackson County RelayFor Life or to get a team started, contact Gail Banks by phone at 706-654-7938 or visit their facebook page, Relay For Life of Jackson County Georgia.

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Dear John: My girlfriend and I argue frequently. We get along for a week or so and then the fireworks start. She is very introverted and only expresses herself when she is angry. She doesn’t go out at all and doesn’t get phone calls from anyone. She has no visible life outside of the house. On the other hand, I am very outgoing, and my phone doesn’t stop ringing. I have many friends and an active social life. Sometimes I have to work weekends, which also keeps me busy. When I try to talk to her about something personal, she gets very angry, so now I feel like I’m in prison! She tells me not to call her at work, and I am very put off by that. She seems stiff when she does approach me, as if she is defusing a bomb. I welcome any effort on her part so I don’t believe that I’m responsible for her approach. I am ready to chuck the relationship and start over with someone else. — Should I Call it a Day? in Harrisburg, Pa.

John Gray Dear Call it A Day: These differences could be worked out, but only if both of you are willing to do that. From what you describe, she will not attempt any change, and you’ve reached the point where you are ready to move on. So do it. Life’s too short to stay in an unfulfilling relationship. If she ever realizes what she missed and wishes to attempt reconciliation, you’ll be better prepared to discuss those terms that make the relationship work for you. Dear John: I’ve had a recent breakup of what I thought was a serious relationship. I can’t figure out why my boyfriend “Manu” dumped me. We got along so well,

helped each other when needed and were always together. We only argued once during this time. Our problem may stem from the fact that Manu’s finances overwhelm him. His credit card was over the limit, insurance due, car note, gym bill, cell phone bill, rent, etc. I tried to help, but he said to me one day, “I should be paying for you, not vice-versa.” I don’t understand. We still talk, and he pops up at work unnoticed, but I don’t know what is going to come of this. — Needing Advice, in Costa Mesa, Calif. Dear Needing Advice: Your suspicions may be valid: Many men are uncomfortable when their significant other makes more than they do or helps to pay their bills. His ongoing presence in your life is an indication that he wants to stay there. Leave the door open. As with most men, if he truly wants to find a solution to his problems, he’ll do it in his own way, so give him the space to do just that. When

he has succeeded, he’ll be the first to let you know.

Dear John: I have started seeing my upstairs neighbor. It has been almost a month. I like her, but I know I don’t love her, and I wouldn’t marry her. She doesn’t have the “qualities” I’m looking for in a wife, soul mate and lifelong partner. If the subject of feelings comes up, I am not going to lie to her. Do you think it is wrong for two people to be intimate with each other even thought the possibility of a long-term committed relationship isn’t going to happen? Since I am the one feeling this way, should I bring it up or wait for her to approach the subject, given the nature of our relationship? — Lots of Question in Omaha, Neb. Dear Questions: The bottom line for you appears to be that you’re having an intimate relationship with someone you don’t see a future with, and you are not comfortable with that. You would not continue

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this relationship if it were not for the fact that it offers a degree of convenience. You live in the same building and neither of you, I assume, currently has another relationship. If you were to share with your lady friend the fact that you were doubtful that this relationship will ever reach the level of long-term commitment, you might be surprised to find out that she feels the same. Intimacy between two consenting adults is the business of those two individuals. If the relationship you have meets a need that both of you have at this point in your lives and there are no false expectations and no false promises made, then you are both in this together. Certain relationships we have are meant to last a lifetime, and others may last only as long as you share the same address.

ticed that women from Canada are more open. What do you think? — Country Boy in Waterloo, Iowa Dear Country Boy: Talk about painting with a broad brush! Remember, there’s a lot of territory to cover from Halifax to Vancouver. While the Canadians I have met have been open and courteous, I think it is reasonable to suggest that different cultures or societies express their friendliness in degrees that are acceptable within the boundaries of their own social norms. For one culture, it may be a handshake. In another, it may be a hug. Another may extend a flower lei. Once, however, cultural differences are set aside, men and women still have their own unique qualities wherever in the world you may land.

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Eagle Ranch awards 1st volunteer of year

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Longtime Eagle Ranch volunteer Jack Capps is not only the inaugural Volunteer of the Year award recipient, he’s also its namesake. It was an emotional evening, Sept. 5, for Capps, who wiped away tears as he received a standing ovation from a roomful of Eagle Ranch volunteers at the organization’s annual appreciation dinner. “I can’t believe it,” Capps said. “There are so many people that do so many things. I’m not that special.” Established in the mid-1980s by Executive Director Eddie Staub, Eagle Ranch Children’s Home is a “Christianbased children’s home,” according to its website. Children and teenagers from a variety of backgrounds live on the site at Chestnut Mountain, while licensed counselors and other professionals work to provide therapy and resources for families to ultimately reunite. More than 400 volunteers were at Eagle Ranch in 2012, with the appreciation dinner designed to “give back and thank the volunteers that so generously give their time,” Director of Communications Stefanie Long said. Those volunteers fill a variety of roles, most providing meals or cutting grass. “We have a lot of acres out here,” Long said, referring to the 270 acres the retreat encompasses. In fact, that’s how Capps started volunteering at the ranch. “I used to come out at 10 o’clock in the morning, get on the tractor,” Capps said. “I brought me a lunch and would hang it up on the tree, cut for two

Lodge honors: Pictured above: (L-R) Owsley J. Tanner, Eagle Scout, Troop 282; E. Ray Knittel, MW Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Georgia F&A Masons; and Scott Griggs, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 282.

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Jack Capps, award in hand, accepts the first annual Eagle Ranch Volunteer of the Year Award on Sept. 5 from Eddie Staub, founder and executive director of the Christianbased children’s home in Chestnut Mountain. The retired Army colonel has been cutting grass at the ranch since 2001. hours, stop and eat my lunch while I sat on the tractor, and go back and cut. It was great. It just gives you a sense of being able to help somebody.” Staub called Capps the embodiment of volunteerism. “He was one of our first volunteers, and worked tirelessly for us mowing grass, whatever’s needed,” Staub said. “He was always willing to stand in the gap and help out.” Director of Facilities Tim Wilson remembered Capps from when he first started. “In 2001, when I first began working with volunteers at Eagle Ranch, I met a gentleman,” Wilson said. “He was in his 60s, early 70s, and he came to volunteer at the

Ranch.” Wilson presented a stunned Capps with the Volunteer of the Year award as his wife, friends and fellow volunteers watched with pride. “I hope that I can invest in the way that he’s invested,” Wilson said, adding the award would be named after Capps so his legacy of volunteerism would continue through the years. Capps, now almost 84, said he has had to “calm down” in how much he does, but he still has a heart for his volunteer work and for the ranch. “It’s been a wonderful time to have been involved with Eagle Ranch,” Capps said.

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Brissey aims for big yardage BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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After compiling more than 700 receiving yards last year, Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior Ben Brissey said he isn’t satisfied with what he did last year. His standards are high but it’s a feat he knows he can reach. “My goal is to have 1,000 receiving yards. Last year, I only had one 100-yard receiving game. That was a good accomplishment but that’s not good enough for me. I would like to have eight or nine 100-yard games,” said Brissey. A member of the JCCHS football team, Brissey was a big target last season for former quarterback Kyle Daniel and seeks to maintain that position. He is one of the four wide outs that make the JCCHS passing game dangerous. Last year, Brissey caught the game winning touchdown against Franklin County High

School. With playoff implications on the line, Brissey responded in a clutch moment that he’ll likely remember for the rest of his life. “That’s one of the things everyone lives for when they play football. They want to be the one that catches the game winning touchdown and I had a chance to do that. It was fun,” Brissey stated. Brissey is big in stature but is relatively quiet. However, as a veteran on the squad, he strives to be more vocal and gain more respect from his colleagues whether they are at practice or under the Friday night lights. “I want to be a better leader to my teammates. I’m not a very vocal guy. I show with my actions,” stated Brissey. Brissey has aspirations to play college football. He participated in a camp at Middle Tennessee University and said he is keeping his options open. “I’m still looking and I still want to see who is interested,” Brissey said.

Brissey said he likes to mimic his game after a couple of superb receivers with the University of Georgia attached to their name. “My favorite player was A.J. Green. Right now I like Michael Bennett,” stated Brissey. The role for a wide receiver has changed tremendously as of late. Back in the day, their prime responsibility was simple: make big grabs and score. But with so many revamped offenses, trick plays and high-octane speed, wide receivers find themselves blocking down field more than ever. While it is still the primary duty of a tight end, it’s one facet of the game in which Brissey desires to excel. Even though it’s considered grunt work, Brissey exemplifies the attitude of a team player. “Blocking is one thing I have to improve on. It’s one of the key facets of my position. I’d also like to improve on my route-running,” Brissey said. “No one likes to do it but I’ll do what it takes to win.”

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Senior wide receiver Ben Brissey looks for an open space to get down field against Jefferson.

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They were both apprehensive about switching to a new position. As Paul puts it, it’s like asking a baseball player to bat right handed and then turn around and bat left handed but, their unyielding determination has allowed them to thrive in their new role as of late. “They’d never played those positions before in our first seven or eight games. They were really struggling. But, we’ve been working with them in practice in trying to get them more touches. Last week, they really started figuring it out. That’s been the nicest surprise,” Paul said.

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CASA is given the case and they can decide whether or not to take it. If they take it, they will then be given all access to all documents and information about everyone involved in the child’s situation so the CASA can do a complete investigation of his own. Marty does most of the investigation part. He goes to the child’s school and speaks with teachers, counselors and the principal. He gets the child’s report card and any other documents that pertain to the child’s progress. “One thing I’ve learned during this process is that you can’t expect everyone to parent like you do,” said Annabel. “A lot of these parents need parenting classes and they need to get the education on how parenting works, what is acceptable and what is not, because a lot of the parents who we’re dealing with just don’t know any better.” The Seltzers have had 12 cases, eight of which have been adopted and/or permanently placed. “These children need structure and it’s such a rewarding experience to see the results of your work. You feel like you’ve helped change the lives of these neglected children,” said Marty. Marty’s good sense of humor also helps him get along with the children. The process of getting the child placed in a permanent home is a very long process, sometimes two years long, and Marty and Annabel develop a relationship with the children they are advocating for. The Seltzers are in their seventies and both work part time jobs. They both said several times how important it is in Jackson County to get more foster homes and more volunteers to help these kids. “In order to do this work effectively, you need to be objective, dedicated, compassionate and protective,” said Marty. “All of which they teach you in the training sessions.” The Seltzers went to eight sessions that lasted two to three hours each. They learned about state laws and all the rights that the children have. The neat thing about this is if you are interested in becoming a CASA, you can come to a

training session and try it out. If it’s a good fit, then you can continue the process, if it’s not then you can walk away. “I want to encourage people who care about children to go try it out. Nothing about this work is unsafe and it’s such a rewarding experience,” said Annabel. “Jackson County kids need our help,” said Marty. She also suggested that couples, like she and Marty, could volunteer together and parents in their 40s who have their children in college would be the perfect situation for a foster home.

Be the Voice Be the Voice for these children. They need someone to speak up for them in a system where a child’s voice often goes unheard... They need someone to hear them and stand up for them. Someone to be their advocate. You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. You just need to

be someone who cares about children. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff. Your time commitment is about five to 10 hours per month. You will soon be ready to bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, and enrich your life as well. Ready to Be the Voice for a child that needs you? Class begins on Sept. 26, meeting one evening a week for seven weeks, 6-9 p.m. and one Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Please contact us at 706387-6385 about taking the first step in becoming a CASA volunteer,” said executive director Annette Bates. Lift up a child’s voice. A child’s life. Piedmont CASA will hold its next class beginning Sept. 26, an it is hoped this training session will yield 20 new volunteers. If interested in becoming a CASA, visit www. piedmontcasa.org or www. gacasa.org or call Annette Bates at 706-387-6375.

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Pop Pop Up Up Bed Bed -- Brand Brand New. New. $160; $160; EZ EZ Exercise Exercise Machine Machine -- Brand Brand New New $200. $200. 706-867-9970 706-867-9970 Queen Queen Mattress Mattress -- Pillow Pillow Top Top Sets. Sets. $205. $205. New New in in plastic. plastic. Can Can arrange arrange delivery. delivery. 678-900-0023 678-900-0023

33 Privt Privt Furn. Furn. Rooms Rooms w/ w/ cable, cable, No No dep, dep, no no util util fees. fees. $120-150/wk. $120-150/wk. Singles/females/males. Singles/females/males. 678-328-9980 678-328-9980

Pets && Supplies Supplies Pets

MEN-BE$T MEN-BE$T Pvt Pvt home, home, Fur Fur Br, Br, All All Priv Priv ++ Xtras, Xtras, Oakwd Oakwd 770-530-1110 770-530-1110

Rooms Rooms For For Rent Rent $110wk. $110wk. Furnished, Furnished, all all utils utils && cable. cable. W/D. W/D. kitch. kitch. 770-561-0781 770-561-0781 BIEWER BIEWERYORKIESYORKIES- CKC CKC 22 males, males, 66 weeks, weeks, 1st 1st shots shots and and wormed wormed $650-$800. $650-$800. Call/text Call/text 706-809-9096 706-809-9096 BOSTON BOSTONTERRIERTERRIERPups. Pups. Moma Moma CKC CKC reg., reg., Daddy Daddy pure pure bred. bred.Vet Vet ck, ck, 1st 1st shots shots && wormed. wormed. Exceptional Exceptional Pups! Pups! $300. $300. 770-297-7634; 770-297-7634; 678-859678-8590648 0648 FREE FREETO TO GOOD GOOD HOME HOME Small Small chocolate chocolate female female dog. dog. 678-316-1114 678-316-1114 PRECIOUS PRECIOUS MALTI MALTI POO POO Pups. Pups. Shots Shots && wormed. wormed. 11 male, male, 11 fem. fem. Also Also Small Small Morkie Morkie Poo. Poo. All All parents parents on on premises. premises. $275 $275 each. each. 706-892706-8926153 6153 or or 54 54

Homes-Rentals Homes-Rentals ApartmentsApartmentsFurnished Furnished Upscale Upscale 1BR, 1BR, Liv Liv rm, rm, dining dining area, area, lrg lrg kitch, kitch, wshr/dryr, wshr/dryr, cable, cable, water, water, alarm alarm w/deck w/deck over over looking looking lake lake $795/mo $795/mo 404-202-0248 404-202-0248

ApartmentsApartmentsUnfurnished Unfurnished $$ BEST BESTVALUE VALUE $$ Brandon Brandon Place Place Apt Apt 2BR/1.5 2BR/1.5 BA BATown Town Home Home $675/mo $675/mo Spring SpringValley Valley Apt Apt 1BR/1BA 1BR/1BA From From $650/mo $650/mo 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA From From $725/mo $725/mo Great Great Locations Locations PoolsPools- Close Close to to town town Ready Ready To To Move Move in in Call Call Jacky Jacky today today 678-779-2687 678-779-2687 1BR. 1BR. Nice. Nice. In In City City $530/ $530/ mo. mo. 404-252-3325 404-252-3325 AVAILABLE AVAILABLE NOW! NOW! 1BR 1BR Apt. Apt. Clean, Clean, quiet quiet n’borhood. n’borhood. $495mo; $495mo; 678-630-9019 678-630-9019 AVAILABLE AVAILABLE NOW! NOW! 1BR 1BR Apt. Apt. Clean, Clean, quiet quiet n’borhood. n’borhood. $495mo; $495mo; $300dp $300dp 770-648-4123 770-648-4123 Candler Candler Square Square Condo Condo Walk Walk to to Brenau. Brenau. 1BR/1BA 1BR/1BA All All new new appls. appls. Wshr/dryr Wshr/dryr $600mo. $600mo. 770-297-1865 770-297-1865

Appliances Appliances

LUXURY LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 3BR/2.5BA 1900 1900 sq. sq. ft.. ft.. 820 820 Park Park St. St. Refs Refs reqd. reqd. Near Near Brenau Brenau && Hospital. Hospital. 770-534-3577 770-534-3577

WASHER WASHER & & DRYER DRYER Kenmore. Kenmore. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $250. $250. 770-983-1507 770-983-1507

Oakwood Oakwood -- 2/1.5, 2/1.5, yard yard very very safe, safe, H/A H/A $645$645$725. $725. 678-357-5044 678-357-5044

Stuff Stuff

Washer/Dryers Washer/Dryers Stoves Stoves& & Refrig. Refrig. Mattresses. Mattresses. Also Also Appliance Appliance Repairs. Repairs.We We Do Do Service Service Calls! Calls! 678-714-0493 678-714-0493

Furniture Furniture Furniture Furniture for for Sale! Sale! 11 LAZ-Z-BOY LAZ-Z-BOY Lift Lift Power Power Recliner Recliner w/heat w/heat && massage massage in in dk dk green, green, like like new, new, $950. $950. 11 LA-Z-BOY LA-Z-BOY green green Recliner, Recliner, $50. $50. 11 cherry cherry wood wood Dining Dining Set, Set, seats seats 6, 6, $300. $300. 11 cherry cherry wood wood China China Hutch Hutch w/glass w/glass front front && shelves, shelves, like like new, new, $300. $300. 770-887-9562. 770-887-9562. 9am-6pm 9am-6pm ROLL ROLLTOP TOP DESK, DESK, solid solid oak, oak, oak oak throughout, throughout, joint joint && tenon tenon on on drawers, drawers, $1000. $1000. 678-936-9764 678-936-9764

Lawn Lawn Equipment Equipment

Condominiums Condominiums For For Rent Rent 2/2 2/2 w/Garage, w/Garage, Quiet, Quiet, 11 story, story, Sardis. Sardis. Lawn Lawn care care 770-313-1333 770-313-1333 3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA Quiet, Quiet, Sardis Sardis $795m $795m 770-654-1767 770-654-1767 770-983-3579 770-983-3579

Houses Houses For For RentRentUnfurnished Unfurnished 3br/2ba 3br/2ba Gainesville Gainesville $995 $995 mo. mo. Owner/ Owner/ Agent, Agent, Darlene Darlene 678-300-1275 678-300-1275 4BR/3BA 4BR/3BA -Braselton. -Braselton. No No pets. pets. Pool, Pool, tennis. tennis. $1350 $1350 mo. mo. 706-973-9032 706-973-9032 Apts/Homes. Apts/Homes. General General Property Property Mgmt. Mgmt. 770-287-1456 770-287-1456 www. www. callapartments.com callapartments.com Charming Charming 3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA Great Great Location. Location. Lake Lake view. view. $975/mo. $975/mo. 770770539-4400 539-4400

Riding Riding Mower Mower 2009 2009 AriensAriens- 42in 42in cut, cut, 18hp, 18hp, gear gear driven, driven, Koler Koler eng. eng. All All papers. papers. $650/firm $650/firm 678-963-5502 678-963-5502

Lake Lake Home Home For For Rent Rent

Misc. Misc. For For Sale Sale

Mobile Mobile Homes Homes For For Rent Rent

Shop Shop Fan$20; Fan$20; Golf Golf Bag Bag & & Misc Misc Clubs Clubs $40. $40. 770770718-9884 718-9884 Carpet Carpet Cleaner Cleaner -- Eureka Eureka all all attachmts. attachmts. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $75; $75; Swim Swim Pool Pool Pump Pump 1hp 1hp w/filter. w/filter. $65; $65; HP HP LaptopLaptop- needs needs monitor. monitor. $45; $45; Queen Queen Mattress Mattress & & Box Box Spring Spring -- Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $125; $125; Goats Goats For For SaleSale$100-250. $100-250. 706-693-4520 706-693-4520 GOLF GOLF CART, CART, Club Club Car, Car, 2004, 2004, 44 pass., pass., headlights, headlights, tail tail lights, lights, extended extended roof, roof, $2,750. $2,750. 678-316-1051 678-316-1051 Pool PoolTable Table Light Light $25; $25; Cherry Cherry Curio Curio $175; $175; Lots Lots of of Department Department 56 56 770-967-3569; 770-967-3569; 770-654770-6543913 3913

Roommates Roommates Wanted Wanted

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

“MOVE-IN “MOVE-IN SPECIAL” SPECIAL” 22 && 33 bdrms bdrms with with C/H/A C/H/A on on 1/2 1/2 acre. acre. 706-839706-8395684 5684 or or 706-968-1022 706-968-1022 129S. 129S. 2br/2ba, 2br/2ba, Priv Priv Lot. Lot. No No pets. pets. $150/wk. $150/wk. $400 $400 dep. dep. 770-533-3029 770-533-3029 2BR/1BA; 2BR/1BA; $125/wk. $125/wk. We We pay pay $100/utils. $100/utils. No No pets. pets. 770-289-9142 770-289-9142 CLERMONT CLERMONT 2BR/2BA. 2BR/2BA. $155/wk. $155/wk. Free Free heat/ heat/ water. water. 770-654-4073 770-654-4073 Lrg Lrg 3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA near near Lula Lula in in Banks Banks cnty. cnty. $725mo; $725mo; $500 $500 dp. dp. 770-861-8202 770-861-8202 REDUCED REDUCED RATE RATE Free Free Rent Rent Starting Starting at at $85/wk. $85/wk. N N && SS Hall Hall && Gainesville. Gainesville. 770-534-7596 770-534-7596

Wheels Wheels Autos Autos For For Sale Sale

FORD FORD 2009 2009 Mustang Mustang GT. GT. 45th 45th Anniversary. Anniversary. 5spd 5spd man, man, red, red, 14k, 14k, loaded. loaded. Senior Senior lady lady owner. owner. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $26,500. $26,500. 706706754-5514 754-5514

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

Homes Homes && Real Real Estate Estate Acreage Acreage For For Sale Sale 1.58 1.58 ACRES ACRES in in Hiawassee. Hiawassee. Cleared, Cleared, mountain mountain view view w/creek w/creek in in back. back. $19k. $19k. 706-654706-6549219 9219 or or 770-639-1597 770-639-1597

House House For For Sale-Hall Sale-Hall County County For For Sale Sale By By OwnerOwner- Call Call 706-716-5300. 706-716-5300. 3BR/2BA 3BR/2BA 5023 5023 Bird Bird Rd. Rd. Zip Zip 30506 30506 WAULKA WAULKA MTN MTN SCHOOL SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT --Total Total of of 44 Bedroom Bedroom // 33 Full Full Baths-Plus Baths-Plus Large Large Storage Storage Area-Located Area-Located at at 5268 5268 Clarks Clarks Br Br Road-1.5 Road-1.5 Acres Acres -Rustic Rustic Int/Masonry Int/Masonry Fireplace/Fenced Fireplace/Fenced Rear RearYard. Yard. Priced Priced to to sell sell $139,900 $139,900 770-654-9955 770-654-9955 Owner Owner isis aa Licensed Licensed Broker Broker

Lots Lots For For Sale Sale 33 LOTS LOTS w/small w/small A-Frame A-Frame 1/4 1/4 mile mile from from Lake Lake Lanier. Lanier. $40K. $40K. 843-889843-8893151 3151

Recreation Recreation Boats Boats && Marine Marine SYLVAN SYLVAN 1987 1987 Ski SkiTastic Tastic 260hp 260hp Chevy, Chevy, Exc Exc Cond. Cond. Asking Asking $4000. $4000. 770-846770-8460400 0400 Two Two Jet Jet Ski’s Ski’s and and Double DoubleTrailer. Trailer. 1998 1998 Sea Sea Doo Doo and and 1989 1989Yamaha. Yamaha. Both Both run. run. New New batterys. batterys. $2000. $2000. 770-503-6653 770-503-6653

RV’s/Travel RV’s/Travel Trailers Trailers FLEETWOOD FLEETWOOD 1998 1998 Avion. Avion. 5th 5th whl, whl, 39ft, 39ft, 33 slides, slides, fuly fuly loaded, loaded, 11 owner, owner, non non smokers, smokers, Pristine Pristine Cond. Cond.Very Very Little Little Use. Use. $14,950. $14,950. Details Details call call 706-839-7106 706-839-7106 HURRICANE HURRICANE 20042004MH. MH. 33ft, 33ft, gas gas Ford Ford V-10, V-10, 22 slides, slides, new new tires tires and and awning, awning, sleep sleep number number queen queen bed, bed, low low mileage, mileage, in in excellent excellent condition, condition, inside inside and and out. out. $37,900. $37,900. Call Call 770-539-4301 770-539-4301 WILDWOOD WILDWOOD 20102010- 26FT 26FT Back Back Pack Pack Ed. Ed.Travel TravelTrlr. Trlr. Like Like New! New! Hardly Hardly used. used. $8500. $8500. 770-535-1433 770-535-1433

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

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

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

CHRYSLER CHRYSLER 20082008- 300 300 RWD RWD Sedan, Sedan, 3.5L, 3.5L, V6. V6. $12,899 $12,899 MOSS MOSS ROBERTSON ROBERTSON Call CallToday Today 770-535-2200 770-535-2200 BUICK BUICK 2002 2002 Regal Regal LS. LS. 42k, 42k, leather, leather, new new tires/batt. tires/batt. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $7500. $7500. N. N. Hall Hall area. area. 727-742-8452 727-742-8452 CHEVY CHEVY 2002 2002 Corvette. Corvette. Targa. Targa. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $8995. $8995. Call Call Kevin Kevin Jim Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 CHRYSLER CHRYSLER 1994 1994 Lebaron. Lebaron. Cnvt. Cnvt. auto, auto, V6, V6, grn/gray. grn/gray. New New top/tires. top/tires. 157k. 157k. $1595/ $1595/ obo. obo. 770-262-8200 770-262-8200 FORD FORD 2011 2011 Mustang Mustang Convertible Convertible V6. V6. Premium Premium Package, Package, Appearance Appearance Group, Group, Heated Heated Leather Leather Seats, Seats, Rear Rear Spoiler. Spoiler. Race Race Red, Red, low low miles, miles, looks looks new. new. $19,250. $19,250. 770-983-3737 770-983-3737

Import Import Cars Cars

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

MAZDA MAZDA 20122012- 33 Skyactiv Skyactiv 2.0L, 2.0L, 44 cyl., cyl., 32K, 32K, $15,899 $15,899 MOSS MOSS ROBERTSON ROBERTSON Call CallToday Today 770-535-2200 770-535-2200

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

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

CHEVY CHEVY 2010 2010 Equinox. Equinox. 3.06, 3.06, V6, V6, 56k 56k miles, miles, 66 speed, speed, auto, auto, $16,899 $16,899 MOSS MOSS ROBERTSON ROBERTSON Call CallToday Today 770-535-2200 770-535-2200

FORD FORD 2011 2011 Escape Escape XLT. XLT. 2.5L, 4cyls, 4cyls, FWD, FWD, SUV SUV 2.5L, $17,899 $17,899 MOSS ROBERTSON ROBERTSON MOSS CallToday Today Call 770-535-2200 770-535-2200

BMW BMW 1987 1987 CSI CSI Blk/blood Blk/blood red red leather. leather. Outstanding Outstanding Cond. Cond. $5875. $5875. Call Call Kevin Kevin Jim Jim Water Water Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 BMW BMW 2003 2003 Classic. Classic. Convt, Convt, 2dr, 2dr, SMG SMG trans. trans. All All serv serv records. records. Local Local doctor’s. doctor’s. $15,999. $15,999. Kevin Kevin Jim Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 BMW BMW 20042004- 24. 24. Convt. Convt. Power Power top. top. Leather, Leather, Auto, Auto, Excellent Excellent Cond. Cond. $9475. $9475. Call Call Kevin, Kevin, Jim Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 JAGUAR JAGUAR 1983 1983 Conversion. Conversion. 350 350 Chevy Chevy engine, engine, Like Like New New upholstery, upholstery, tires. tires. Needs Needs paint/windshield paint/windshield && gas gas tank. tank. AA steal steal at at $900. $900. Harry, Harry, 770-503-6813 770-503-6813 LEXUS LEXUS 2002 2002 RX300. RX300. Sunrf, Sunrf, gold gold w/tan w/tan leather leather int, int, 11 owner. owner. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $8900/obo. $8900/obo. 706706677-1295 677-1295 PORSCHE PORSCHE 19861986- 944 944 72,000 72,000 miles. miles. Guards Guards Red, Red, Black Black leather, leather, original original books books and and window window sticker. sticker. $11,400 $11,400 770-530-0330 770-530-0330 VOLVO VOLVO 2004 2004 S-80. S-80. Silver. Silver. Great Great Cond. Cond. $499 $499 down. down. Call Call Kevin, Kevin, Jim JimWaters Waters Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 VW VW 2000 2000 Beetle. Beetle. $599 $599 down. down. Everybody Everybody Rides! Rides! Call Call Kevin Kevin Jim JimWaters Waters Motors Motors 770-530-1140 770-530-1140

Motorcycles Motorcycles HONDA HONDA 2007 2007 Shadow Shadow 600, 600, burgundy, burgundy, 9K 9K miles, miles, good good cond., cond., $3,000. $3,000. 678-630-6062 678-630-6062 KYMCO 2007 2007 150 150 KYMCO Scooter, drives drives && runs runs Scooter, great, white, white, 70 70 mph mph great, top speed, speed, $1200 $1200 OBO. OBO. top 470-248-9661 470-248-9661

Sport Utility Utility Sport Vehicles Vehicles

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

MAZDA MAZDA 2010 2010Tribute, Tribute, 3.0L, 3.0L, V6, V6, auto, auto, 47K, 47K, $15,122 $15,122 MOSS MOSS ROBERTSON ROBERTSON Call CallToday Today 770-535-2200 770-535-2200 HONDA HONDA 2000 2000 CR-V. CR-V. ,, 4cyl, 4cyl, auto, auto, all all power. power. leather, leather, alloys, alloys, AWD. AWD. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. $5250. $5250. 770770540-1215 540-1215 JEEP JEEP 1983 1983 Grand Grand Wagoneer Wagoneer -- V8, V8, 360eng 360eng AMC AMC 1983 1983 Concord.V6, Concord.V6, 42k orig orig miles. miles. Good Good 42k motor. Best Best Offers! Offers! 706706motor. 968-3285 968-3285 LAND ROVER ROVER 2004 2004 LAND Discovery. Exc Exc Cond. Cond. Discovery. 3rd row. row. Completely Completely 3rd serviced. $7995. $7995. Kevin, Kevin, serviced. Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors Jim 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 YUKON 2002 2002 Denali Denali YUKON Lambs professionally professionally Lambs display owned. Custom Custom display owned. 4TV’s Must Must See. See. $12,900 $12,900 4TV’s Motors Kevin- Jim Jim Water Water Motors Kevin770-530-1140 770-530-1140

Trucks Trucks FORD FORD 1995 1995 F-150. F-150. Reg Reg Cab. Cab. Outstanding Outstanding Cond. Cond. $499 down. down. Call Call Kevin, Kevin, $499 Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors Jim 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 GMC 2001 2001 2500. 2500. Big Big GMC Block. Great GreatWork WorkTruck. Truck. Block. $2995. Call Call Kevin, Kevin, $2995. Jim Waters Waters Motors Motors Jim 770-530-1140 770-530-1140 TOYOTA TOYOTA 2005 2005 Tundra. Tundra. 53,000 53,000 mi. mi. very very good good condition, condition, white, white, brown brown interior, interior, automatic. automatic. 2-door. Very Very well well 2-door. maintained maintained $7850. $7850. 678-943-1375 678-943-1375

Vans Vans CHRYSLER 2005 2005Town Town CHRYSLER Handicap equipt equipt Cntry Handicap && Cntry surnrf, 22 whl whl chrs. chrs. 75k. 75k. surnrf, $16,000. 770-983-1848 770-983-1848 $16,000.

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