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‘True cost’ of EMS project still questioned By LEANNE AKIN

No illegalities but a lack of transparency in expenditures is what Jackson County Commission Chairman Tom Crow pointed to Monday evening during a work session which didn’t wrap up until 10:30 p.m. Crow said he is concerned that the lack of fiscal oversight will force the county to raise property taxes. The gathering, held after the commission’s regular 6 p.m. business meeting, attracted a roomful of people interested in what had been billed as a session for commissioners to clear the air on the questions swirling around the EMS station under construction along the Zion Church Road realignment project route. Chairman Crow stopped short of saying there was illegal activity surrounding the acquisition of property where the new EMS station is sited, however, he does maintain the investigation he and Commissioner Dwain

Smith launched points to costs being posted into the wrong category to hide the true cost of the new facility. Crow expressed his desire to make his full presentation before allowing others to speak but Commissioners Chas Hardy and Bruce Yates and members of the audience objected. County Manger Kevin Poe attempted to set ground rules for what was to have been the sharing of information. He suggested commissioners alternate questions of fellow commissioners, staff or the attorney. The preliminary minutes of the proceedings showed the communication disconnect among members of the commission. The issue of communication would again be raised when Crow and Smith maintained they were not kept informed on some county business; they were unsure if other commissioners had been in the loop as the county was negotiating for right-of-way along the Zion Church

Road route which was being realigned using bond funds from Industrial Revenue Bonds and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) proceeds. Before displays of poster boards of maps and information, Crow said some remarks would be “our opinions and interpretations of paper work reviewed.” Documentation of the county purchase of land and some property donation got Crow’s scrutiny and he questioned why he was unable to locate donation paperwork for a parcel about which he had numerous questions. Crow said the true expense of the single EMS station – when two more stations have been promised to be funded through SPLOST– will financially strap the county which is already debt-heavy. Commissioners had previously been provided with a thick red notebook filled with the staff report what outlined the Zion Church Road project and the Braselton site

‘Ask me why I’m bald’

acquisition for the replacement EMS station. While it was stated that the land for the EMS station was needed for the Zion Church Road project, Crow questioned the time frame on construction of the drive into the property which would give Janice Braselton, the land owner, added value to remaining property. Project manager Don Clerici was able to clarify some of the matter by explaining the road would have been the primary connector road if another property owner, Edd Price, had not changed his mind about donating land for the connector road. Future development will necessitate the need for added connectivity, he said. Clerici also explained the value of the property the county received through purchase and donation from three of the property owners along the route including the Braselton property which was valued at $1.8 million.


School systems feeling pinch of added costs for benefits By KATIE JUSTICE

Georgia school systems will face additional budget woes resulting from increased employer retirement contributions and health insurance fees, and talks of sequestration could impact federally funded programs as well. The added burdens to school budgets could cost Jackson County School System (JCSS) more than $1 million and leave Jefferson City Schools with $365,000 less in in the system purse. The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) employer contributions are scheduled to increase from 11.41 percent to 12.28 percent, while employee contributions according to the state are set to remain at 6 percent. The increase is less than 1 percentage point, but it will increase JCSS’ contributions by about $250,000. Jefferson City Schools will have to pay an estimated $86,000 more due to the increase. The cost of health insurance for school system employees is also increasing on the employer side. Jefferson City Schools will be paying in excess of $225,000, and JCSS will have additional classified health insurance costs surpassing $600,000. “It’s one of those, you plan your budget according to what the rules are, and the rules change,” said Jackson County Assistant Superintendent for Operational Support Jamie Hitzges at a Feb. 26 meeting on finance. The employer cost increases for TRS and


Community comes together for the children

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Young Jack Geibel, front, helped Jordan Thomas shave Tracy Brandenburg’s head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation held on St. Patrick’s Day in Hoschton. Below: Artistic Expressions salon assistant Kim O’Connor, owner Brandenburg, stylists Jordan Thomas and Jessica Hancock, salon coordinator Amy Brannon and stylist Allison Lockridge; back, Jay Johnson and Monica Johnson from JSALON of Dacula, who partnered with Artistic Expressions Hair Salon for the event which was a chance for the community to come together for an organization that helps children.

Tracy Brandenburg is wearing a button that says, “Ask Me Why I’m Bald” and it has opened doors for people ask questions. While she is sporting the button and no hair on her head, the Hoschton hair salon owner and mother says she is blessed to be a part of a caring community. It was the Hoschton community that came together Sunday afternoon to raise money for a cause that support cancer research. “I really wanted people to understand the importance of cancer research and how the children are affected,” said Brandenburg. “Sunday I wanted to become self-less and bring awareness to others and educate people on the affects of childhood cancer. That evening I broke down as I realized that together were able to pull the community as a whole and unite to stand and battle side by side for these children... “Now that the event is over, as I walk around with a shaved head awareness is still being raised. On my shirt I have a pin that says ‘Ask Me Why I’m Bald.’ I am able to educate people on St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the cause. At the event, we were able to raise $6,480 and more is still coming in. Renegade Steel was our top team collecting $3,070 of the total amount raised. I am just in awe at these numbers and so proud to be apart of this community.” See more scenes from the event on Page 3B and at

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Open houses set on Express lane proposal From staff reports

Two open house events are being held by the Georgia Department of Transportation to get public input on the proposal extension of the Interstate 85 Express Lanes. The first meeting is Thursday, March 21, at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Center Atrium, located at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The second session is set for Thursday, March 28, at the Braselton Police & Municipal Court Building, located at 504 Highway 53 in Braselton. Both meetings will be held from 4-7 p.m. Motorists traveling the I-85 corridor are invited to learn more about the potential plans to extend the northbound and southbound I-85 Express Lanes from Old Peachtree Road to Hamilton Mill Road. New lanes would be constructed for the full distance of the extension. Feedback on the proposal is being sought. Those using the I-85 Express Lanes must be registered on an active Peach Pass account and have a Peach Pass transponder mounted inside or on the vehicle. Learn more about the proposed extension of the I-85 Express Lanes at

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Crow questioned why the EMS property purchase was credited to the road project rather than to department for which the land was acquired. He said trust is an important aspect of county government and commissioners must rely on staff and consultants to provide an accurate picture of operations. He pointed to a county document which had the signature of former county manager Darrell Hampton and Clerici, and suggested the acquisition of the Braselton property was without proper commission authorization. He intimated the spending was similar to other expenditures learned about after the fact such as paving of roads and renovating the former I.W. Davis Correctional Institute. Those projects fell under Hampton’s watch. Crow said he had lost trust after learning that the “open and honest truth” had not been provided, that false or incomplete information was given or that information was simply not brought to the board for a decision to be made. He declined to name where the loss the trust could be placed. “On the question of who was hiding the money in accounts other that the EMS account, we do not think that the present county manager, the present or former county finance directors, Don Clerici or the three land owners listed in the presentation had any intentional involvements,” said Crow. More on the session at

University of Georgia senior Jack Kennedy, with Braselton Police Chief Terry Esco, is interning at the Braselton Police Department as a part of his major in Criminal Justice.

Kennedy interning with Braselton Police officers By KATIE JUSTICE

Not many 21-year-olds spend five days a week in a police department. However, riding along on patrols and investigating cases is just another day for University of Georgia senior Jack Kennedy. Kennedy is getting real world law enforcement experience with the help of the Braselton Police Department as part of an internship required for his degree in Criminal Justice. The Louisiana native became interested in law thanks to his dad. “My dad’s in law enforcement, so that career path has always interested me,” said Kennedy of his choice to pursue criminal justice. Kennedy’s father works with immigrations and customs enforcement. Kennedy came to Braselton thanks to a connection to Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis. “He’s such a great guy to learn from and know because he’s got such a wealth of experience himself,” said Kennedy of Solis. Kennedy spends his days working with various officers from the Braselton Police Department. “They’ve been pretty open to getting

other county business On its consent agenda, the Jackson County Board of Commission: ■■ Authorized approval of an annual letter of engagement between Jackson County and Bates, Carter, & Co., L.L.P. for professional audit services of the FY 2012 financials, internal controls, and policies and procedures. ■■ Approved the reorganization plan for E911 that would shift seven Sheriff’s dispatcher positions back to

the Sheriff’s department and approve four new dispatcher positions for E911. Sheriff Janis Mangum had said, “If this proposal is approved I will use most of the positions for jailers. There is definitely a need for more personnel in all areas, however the jail would be where the biggest need is.” The commission also: ■■ Approved the use of funds generated by the Sheriff’s Department to purchase

me involved and helping out anyway that I can,” he said. “All these guys have a good deal of experience. They all have a lot to share, and they’ve definitely been open to that. There’s no one here that doesn’t seem willing to share their experiences with me.” Kennedy has participated in criminal investigations, court proceedings and working on patrol. “Depending on who I’m working with, it varies a lot. That’s part of the reason I like working here, there’s never really two days that are the same,” Kennedy said of the range of work participated in. “Patrol is probably where you have the most going on, but the investigations are probably what interest me the most -- doing the casework and all that good stuff,” he said. “This opportunity provides a look at the real world to see if this is actually what one wants to do; it’s a test run,” said Police Chief Terry Esco. After graduating in May, Kennedy’s plans include work as a pilot in the United States Air Force. However, once he retires from the military, he does plan to return to law enforcement.

the equipment requested by Sheriff Mangum. The department will be changing over to the Dodge Charger for its cruisers with the phaseout of the Ford Crown Victoria. Ten vehicles will be purchased for appoximately $299,000 with added requested equipment to be financed from a special account from the Sheriff’s operations and from fines and forfeitures. At the end of 2012, more than $600,000 in the accumulated funds were turned over to the Board of

Commissioners. An equipment request of $152,848.75 plus another $59,000 needed to equip the new vehicles was presented to the board. County Manager Kevin Poe said the Chargers would not be equipped to use propane due to issues outlined in a summary from the Sheriff’s department. According to Mangum, the equipment will be used for current needs for basic operations, radars and in-car cameras. Some equipment is replacement.

CertusBank closes Hometown sites

Saturday is the day CERTUSBANKS of Easley, S.C., is closing the two Hometown Community Bank branches acquired late last year. CERTUS notified customers of the planned closings of two West Jackson branches by letter and

some opted to move their banking to other banks. The FDIC took over Hometown Community Bank on Nov. 16, 2012. Four of the employees are staying with Certus with relocation to other bank operations including a branch in Jefferson.


ously agreed to pay. “What that is, is the government agreed to pay it, and now they’re not going to,” said Jefferson Board of Education (BOE) chairman Ronald Hopkins at the March BOE meeting. Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) money for education will have to be used to cover the bond interest payments. “The good news, we’d be in worse shape if we had not done the right planning for this year, and that’s helping us down the road. That helps sustain us, and helps us from having to go back to the tax base,” said Jefferson Financial Officer Kim Navas. “We’re trying to minimize that as much as possible,” said Navas.

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health insurance are specific to Georgia. However, at a national level, there is also a risk of the sequestration decreasing the funds local school systems receive from federal grants such at Title I. There is a possible decrease of up to 9 percent in the federal funding. If a 9 percent decrease occurs, JCSS could receive around $344,000 less in funding. Jefferson City Schools could see $53,000 less in federal program funding, and the school system would be forced to cover about $21,000 in bond interest payments the government had previ-

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POLICE NEWS Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■■ On March 17, an assault was reported on Morning View Lane in Jefferson when a woman was bringing her son to visit his father and another woman jumped her from behind. ■■ A man reported several items stolen from a storage building and vacant mobile home on his Melvin Phillips Road property sometime in the past two weeks. ■■ On March 16, a woman traveling northbound on Interstate 85 reported another driver throwing what appeared to be a can of soda at her vehicle causing about $500 in damage. ■■ On March 16, a W. O. Smith Road resident reported a possible burglary. There were long black marks on his drive-way from someone spinning their tires. However, nothing except a flashlight appeared to be missed. ■■ On March 16, a McCreery Road resident reported a suspicious man frequently driving past her home yelling at her. The man had also pulled into her drive and asked her boyfriend where she was and another time had parked in her drive and walked around her home looking at the windows. ■■ On March 15, a civil dispute was reported between a mother and daughter at a Highway 60 residence regarding the daughter spending time with her child’s father who had recently kicked her out. ■■ A March 15 verbal dispute was reported at a Liberty Bell Run home in Jefferson between a woman and her son who was moving out. ■■ On March 15, the driver of a vehicle that was stopped in the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 124 appeared to be asleep, and told officers he was very hot, thirsty and needed rest. The driver did not admit to ingesting or smoking any illegal narcotics, and he was given the opportunity for a friend to come and pick him up. ■■ On March 15, a Highway 124 mailbox was set on fire. ■■ On March 15, suspicious activity was reported on Elias Hayes Road at Jackson Trail Road regarding yelling and a vehicle stopped on the roadway were searching for a chewing tobacco can that the driver had thrown out, believing it to be empty, when in fact it contained $200. ■■ On March 14, a Hidden Oaks Lane resident reported items including a truck radiator, car batteries and lawn mower batteries stolen from his yard. ■■ On March 14, a man visiting his daughter at an Ashwood Lane home failed to put his vehicle fully in park and it rolled out the driveway and caused damage to fire hydrant and concrete pillar. ■■ On March 14, a Ford Road property owner reported the gates to his and another man’s properties stolen. ■■ On March 14, a man walking along Highway 82 was arrested on multiple charges after repeatedly returning to his sister’s home despite not being allowed to be there. He was charged with public drunkenness, pedestrian under the influence, loitering or prowling, and criminal trespass. ■■ On March 13, a vehicle accident was reported on Holiday Cemetery Road. A woman was attempting to remove a trailer from her ex-boyfriend home, saying it was hers and he wouldn’t give it back. In

The Paper   | Thursday, March 21, 2013 her hurry, she lost control and drove into a ditch. ■■ On March 13, a Cedar Drive resident in Pendergrass reported receiving threats from her brother and a woman that started over a stolen gun. ■■ A March 13 verbal dispute resulted in the arrest of a Jefferson man for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. ■■ On March 12, while assisting the Arcade Police Department on a call, a deputy found an individual at the Trotters Ridge Road residence to be wanted out of Habersham County and placed her under arrest. ■■ On March 12, a man reported his ex-girlfriend trespassing onto his property, beating and kicking at his door and slinging gravel all over his yard as she left. ■■ On March 11, a Palmer Court resident reported a vehicle fire. The resident looked out the window and saw the trunk of the vehicle on fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. ■■ On March 11, a woman reported a silver insert and flowers stolen from the graves of her mother and father-in-law on Pond Fork Church Road. ■■ On March 11, a dispute was reported between a woman and her roommates as she was moving out of their Jefferson River Road residence. ■■ On March 11, a verbal dispute was reported at a Fields Road home in Jefferson when a woman’s boyfriend refused to leave. ■■ On March 11 after a 911 call hang-up, a domestic dispute was reported between a couple living on Highway 53 over the husband watching porn. ■■ On March 11, a W. H. Hayes Road resident reported damage to her vehicle after a dog jumped on her door scratching it. ■■ On March 10, a driver reported damage to her vehicle after hitting a deer on Highway 129. ■■ On March 9, a dispute was reported between a man and his stepdaughter who had moved out the night The woman’s refused to give him the key to his home until all her belongings were gone. ■■ On March 9, a driver reported damage to her vehicle after striking a deer on Highway 124. ■■ On March 8, a driver stopped on Highway 53 in Braselton for having no working tail lights was arrested for driving on a

suspended license. ■■ On March 8, a driver reported damage to her vehicle after striking a deer on Highway 124. ■■ On March 8, an air conditioning unit was reported stolen from a Highway 82 property. ■■ On March 8, a wallet was found at a Winder Highway gas station and was returned to its owner.

Braselton Police ■■ On March 11, a possible armed robbery was reported at the Country Inn and Suites in Braselton. A worker returned from assisting a guest to find a man in a ski mask behind the counter prying the cash drawer open. The offender got away with a bag containing around $300. ■■ A March 12 call was made pertaining to a runaway juvenile in Braselton. The girl’s father reported the girl left their home without permission and feared she may be abusing drugs and alcohol. The girl soon returned home, and had not abused alcohol or drugs. ■■ On March 13, tools were reported stolen from a Braselton City Work truck outside the work shed at the Braselton Water Department. ■■ On March 13, employees from a Highway 211 hotel reported two out buildings broken into and maintenance equipment including a ladder, pressure washer and two air conditioning units stolen. ■■ On March 13, a man attempted to cash a forged check at a Spout Springs Road bank. When the check wouldn’t cash police were called, and the man fled leaving his driver’s license and social security card behind. However, officers were unsuccessful in attempting to locate the man who had an active DeKalb County warrant for forgery. ■■ On March 13, a shoplifting was reported at a Spout Springs Road store. According to the clerk, a man walked into the store grabbed items, and attempted to run out without paying. The clerk was able to get one of the items back before the man got away, and she was also able to provide a vehicle description and tag number. ■■ Around 9:20 p.m. on March 13, a driver headed southeast on Highway 211 near Beaver Dam

Road was stopped for failing to maintain lane and not having working tail lights. The driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Two cans of beer were found within the car next to the passenger, who tested negative for alcohol and said the driver gave them to her as they were pulled over. The driver was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence, tail light required and open container. ■■ At 11:30 p.m. on March 13, a driver headed

northbound on Interstate 85 as pulled over for failure to maintain lane. The driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest. ■■ Just after midnight on March 14, a man stopped for running two stop signs and driving recklessly was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and having an open container of alcohol while operating a vehicle. ■■ On March 16, a Barrow County resident reported a possible theft. He stated several items were stolen from his home after a fire,


and he got a call from a witness who state they saw some of his items at a YearOne during a swap meet. ■■ On March 17, a 17-year-old was arrested outside a Highway 53 gas station for disorderly conduct and being disorderly under the influence. He was also charged with improper parking in a space for persons with disabilities. The boy told officers he was Irish and wanted to celebrate. When officers began to arrest him, he offered each $50 to not arrest him.

Two now charged in drug-related teen death From staff reports

A Flowery Branch man is now facing charges stemming from the investigation of the activities of an 18-year-old Winder female in the days leading up to her death. Terry Littleton, 25, has been arrested and charged with criminal attempt to distribute a controlled substance and use of a communication facility in commission of that criminal attempt. The arrest occurred without incident on March 14 when the suspect turned himself in at the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. Morgan Wages died on Feb. 14, at her residence. The victim’s cell phone was by her side when she died and investigators received permission from the family to go through the phone. They found information about a narcotics transaction that led them to the arrests, according to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith. Another person has also been arrested in connection with the case. Emily Susan Smith, 37, who had been a teacher at Winder-Barrow Middle School, was arrested March 6 and charged with reckless conduct, criminal attempt distribution of a controlled substance

and use of a communication facility in commission of a criminal attempt to distribute a controlled substance. “[Emily Susan Smith] is no longer an employee with the Barrow County School System and an ethics complaint is being filed with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission,” Barrow County School System Superintendent Wanda Creel said in an email. According to law enforcement, both Littleton and Smith assisted the victim, via cell phone, with her quest to obtain a controlled substance prior to her death. Investigators were still awaiting autopsy reports to determine the cause of death but toxicology reports showed a high level of Methadone and a medium level of Xanax in the victim’s system, the sheriff said. “Anytime there is a suspicious death we try to let the family know we will do everything to find out the cause of death,” Smith said. The case remains under active investigation, and more information will be released when it becomes available, according to Lt. Matt Guthas of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.



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CHURCH nEWS Join us at The Springs for a special Palm Sunday Church Service on March 24 at 11 a.m. This family service and communion with Pastor Jamie Hudgins will be followed by a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and Fellowship Potluck Dinner. Questions? Email childrens@ thespringschurch. org , call 770-9659506 or visit www. The Springs Church is located at 6553 Spout Springs Road in front of Flowery Branch High School. sss Join Crossroads Church in Jefferson for our community wide easter egg drop at 2 p.m. on Sunday. March 24. A helicopter will

drop the eggs, and the event will included, age graded egg hunts, inflatables, water ballon toss, s’mores, games and face painting. All are welcome, and there is no charge. Crossroads Church C-House is located at 828 Highway 124 in Jefferson. sss Jackson County Baptist Church will hold a sunrise service on its property at 79 Memorial Drive in Jefferson at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 30. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Jackson Trail Christian School, located at 371 Hope Haven Road in Jefferson, where Easter Sunday morning See CHURCH NEWS, 5A

OBITUARIES Margie Ann Tunnell Brooks

Died March 13, 2013 Margie Ann Tunnell Brooks, 80, of Jackson, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013. She retired from Electro Air Corporation where she was in charge of quality control for more than 30 years. A daughter of the late Willard Benton and Althea Tunnell, she was the eldest of their five children. She was also preceded in death by her husband of more than 62 years, Willie T. “Bill” Brooks; sister, Marilyn Faye Coleman; and brothers, Jessie Tunnell, Coy Tunnell and Ricky Tunnell. Survivors include her children, Kenneth Wade Brooks of Griffin, Henrietta Jane Brooks Johnson of Madison and Howard Allen Brooks; grandchildren, Alexis Jade Brooks, Paul C. Johnson, Bryan J. Johnson and Tina Brooks; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Kasey, Logan, Landon and Troy Johnson; and other family members and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Interment followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, March 21, 2013

will be best remembered by her love of spending time with her family and friends. Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sandy George of Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Clark Rice of Loganville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Nettie Davis of Monroe and Helen Casper and Estelle Crowe, both of Winder; and sister-in-law, Diane Ford of Winder. A funeral service will was held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Broadnax and Pastor Johnny Wright officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, March 21, 2013

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Died March 18, 2013 Stefanie Ann Brown, 29, of Statham, died Monday, March 18, 2013. She attended Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and was a home health care provider. She was preceded by her maternal grandparents, Bill and Peggy Hagwood. Survivors are her son, Stephen Bowden of Statham; parents, Chuck and Tammy Brown of Statham; and paternal grandparents, Donis and Regina Brown of Winder. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jennifer Horton officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 260 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Winder, GA 30680. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, March 21, 2013

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Died March 16, 2013 Liz George, 77, of Loganville, died Saturday, March 16, 2013. Born in Bogart, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mollie Culver Ford, and she was also preceded in death by siblings, Robert Ford, Andrew Ford Jr., and Mary Davis. She enjoyed fishing and watching TV but


Pastor Larry Williams says he was led to Union Baptist Church in Winder to help the church try to follow the Lord’s inspiration. “I am getting to know the people at Union Baptist Church who include several generations of families,” said Williams, who Williams began speaking at Union last month. “The Lord led me here to help build a sense of unity,” said the pastor who has a big church background and an old style expectation of what Christians are to do within their communities. Some

Howard Pollock

Died March 17, 2013 Kathleen McHan, 89, of Norcross, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Brookside Assisted Living in Buford following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert L. West officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Gainesville, she was a daughter of the late William and Montine West. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lilburn, where she was a member of the senior choir and the Praise Sunday school class. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dean F. McHan. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Blake Lovin of Auburn; daughter and son-inlaw, Janice and Pete Pappas of Hoschton; grandson and wife, Travis and Lisa Lovin of Maysville; granddaughters and husbands, Debbie and Gregg McMichael and Leah and Allen Johnson, all of Hoschton; great-grandsons, Jake, Dylan, Caleb, J.R. and Thomas; great-granddaughter, Gracyn; brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Robert L. and Carolyn West of Cleveland and Claude and Debra West, Dalton; and sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Herbert Hudgins of Gainesville. Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville The Paper, March 21, 2013

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Williams is led to Union Baptist

Died March 17, 2013 Charles Rickey Mayfield, 53, of Winder, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www. The Paper, March 21, 2013

Died March 16, 2013 William Howard Pollock, 60, of Jefferson, entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2013. Born in Pelham, he was a son of the late H.L. and Rose Sasser Pollock Sr. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and for 37 years, worked with youth of all ages in various sports activities. Mr. Pollock was recently inducted into the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame and was a founding member of the Jefferson Recreation Department. He was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture for which he worked as a food inspector for 39 years. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Pollock. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Morrell Pollock; daughter and son-in-law, Jenn and Jon Ray of Jefferson; son and daughter-inlaw, Jody and Tracy Pollock of Dublin; grandchildren, Jonathan, Nate and Harlie Ray and Caroline and Cason Pollock; sisters, Annie Lee Wells and Cheryl Adams, both of Pelham, Elizabeth Heath of Albany and Debra Nixon of Thomasville; brothers, Frank Pollock of Opelika, Ala., Clarence Pollock of Farmington, Zach Pollock of Vienna, Hugh Lee Pollock of Cairo and Donald Pollock of Pelham. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Church at Southside, located at 100 Crooked Creek Road in Athens, with the Rev. Eric Shelton and the Rev. Olen Cain officiating. Burial followed in Evans Memory Gardens in Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Baseball Program, 575 Washington St., Jefferson, GA 30549. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, March 21, 2013

Rosemarie Ann Reilly

Died March 19, 2013 Rosemarie Ann Reilly, 73, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www. The Paper, March 21, 2013

of his outreach is fostered by his overseas experiences in India, for example, where people had nothing but time for God. In this country, it seems that we have everything but we have limited time for God. LeAnne Akin The Paper For many f a m i l i e s , Assistant Pastor of Worship Brian Fagiler shares with Pastor Larry Easter is Williams some of the music which will grace this Easter season. This a time to will be Fagiler’s 15th Easter at Union Baptist and Williams’ first. return to Many are searching for “We are looking forward church and Union Baptist welcomes with spe- answers and they may not and want to be a testimony cial music and special mes- be looking within four walls to God and tell the Gospel,” so Union Baptist wants to he said. sage for the season. The church is at 527 Union “We are reaching out and help bridge that gap. A youth adding some programming event held a skating rink is a Church Road in Winder. Visit to enhance our calendar of recent example of Union’s or call outreach. 770-867-7273. events,” he said.

Jane Segars

Died March 17, 2013 Betty “Jane” Duke Segars, 81, of Jefferson, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Born in Jefferson, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Lollie Lyle Duke. She was a graduate of Martin Institute in Jefferson. After graduation, Mrs. Segars worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. She married Charles Segars from Arcade and they spent the next 30 years as a military couple. They retired from military service and returned to Jefferson where Mrs. Segars was the owner of Jane’s Flower Shop in the Arcade area of Jackson County. Mrs. Segars was a member of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church, a member of the Women’s Club of Jefferson and a member of the Jefferson Garden Club. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Col. Charles Henry Segars; brothers Nay, David and Bill; and sisters, Lillian, Louise and Mildred. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandi and Ronnie Williamson of Braselton; son and daughter-in-law, John Segars and Donna Gessell of Jefferson; brother and sister-inlaw, Jack and Dot Duke of Jefferson; and grandchildren, Tyler Williamson and Amanda Frye. Funeral services were held Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Jefferson First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Laskey and Minster Tom Plank officiating. Interment followed in the Redstone Methodist Church Cemetery. Honored as pallbearers were Doug Duke, Dave Duke, Gary McCroskey, Tony Duke, Billy Duke and Andy Garrison. Memorial donations may be made to Serenity at Jefferson, 1442 Johnson Mill Road Jefferson, GA 30549 or the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA 30549 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, March 21, 2013

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in the chapel of Lawson Funeral Home. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, March 21, 2013

Ray Marion Sims

Died March 11, 2013 Ray Marion Sims, 76, of Statham, died Monday, March 11, 2013. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church and the Statham American Legion #163. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Griffeth Sims; daughter, Marian Smith; his parents, James Vester and Lillian Meadows Sims; and a brother, Jimmy D. Sims. Survivors include his stepdaughters, Gail Rain and Lynn Yother, both of Cumming; sister, Ann Magness of Winder; grandchildren, Danielle McMillon, Lisa Meeks, Ryan Yother and Russell Yother; and greatgrandchildren, Belle McMillon, River McMillion, Shelby Meeks and Colby Meeks. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev Gordon Griffin officiating. Burial followed at Hebron Christian Church Cemetery in Winder. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, March 21, 2013

Cathy Van Buskirk

Died March 17, 2013 Catherine “Cathy” I. Van Buskirk, 84, of Winder, died Sunday, March 17, 2013. Born in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Carlton and Ethel Taylor Ivey. Mrs. Van Buskirk was a bookkeeper and was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Van Buskirk. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law,

Don and Brenda McMillan of Conyers and Jesse and Debbie McMillan of Winder; grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Howington Jr. Burial followed in Evans Memory Gardens. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, March 21, 2013

Louis Wester Sr.

Died March 15, 2013 Mr. Louis Wester Sr., 90, of Hoschton, died Friday, March 15, 2013. He retired from CSX Railroad Administration. He was a member of the Rotary, Lions, Elk Wester and Exchange Clubs in North Carolina and Hall County. He was a member of First Baptist Church Gainesville on Green Street where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school and was a choir member. He also volunteered in the church and the community helping other elderly people. Survivors include his son, David Wester and Dawn; daughter, Judith Wester; four grandchildren; and close family friends, Carolyn Knopp, Theresa Kenerly and Mary Ann Kenerly. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna Wester, and son, Louis C. Wester Jr. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, 2013, in the chapel of Lawson Funeral Home with Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly officiating. Interment was in Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, March 21, 2013

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Died March 12, 2012 Mr. William Self, 73, of Braselton, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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service will be held at 10:30 a.m. There will be no evening service. Jack Lawson is pastor of Jackson County Baptist Church. Contact him at sss Center United Methodist Church is discussing the possibility of having a Good Friday service. The church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11:30 a.m. on March 30 with lunch to be provided. The Easter sunrise service will be on Easter morning March 31. Center United Methodist Church is located at 7641 Jackson Trail Road in Hoschton. Contact Pastor Blane Spence at 706-654-4862. sss Looking for that something special for an Easter Basket? Get signed copies of Haven’s Heaven by local author Katie Grant, or one of her hand painted children’s crosses, at The Ladybug Bazaar on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HMUMC, with many vendors to shop from. Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church is located at 1450 Pine Road in Dacula. sss On Saturday, March 30 from 1-3, The Church of Hoschton will host a community wide Easter egg hunt at the church. Bring your Easter basket, Easter bucket or anything you can carry your treasures home in and join the fun. Sunrise service and Easter Cantata will be on Sunday, March 31. If you have any questions, contact Rev. Cory Sexton at 678234-9408. The church is located at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. sss Yoga is available at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hoschton United Methodist Church. The class is free but please bring a food donation for “Back-pack” ministry. Email HUMC is located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. sss The people of Arbor Pointe Church invite the community to celebrate the Easter season by joining them for worship, brunch, and a children’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 24. The brunch and egg hunt will take place immediately following worship on March 24, and both will take place at West Jackson Middle School. Worship begins at 10:30 in the school cafeteria. Nursery is provided, and classes are offered for pre-K through high school. sss

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Sunrise at Sell Mill: Arbor Pointe Church will be hosting a community sunrise service on Easter morning, March 31. The service will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Sell Mill Park on Jackson Trail Road. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. sss A friendly and inviting Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Braselton Library. The current topic is the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel. For information, contact Rev. Brad Greene of Arboe Point Church at 770-272-6778 or brad@ sss Northeast Church’s “The Caring Place” ministry provides assistance to those in need and helps meet physical and spiritual needs in the community. The ministry offers food, clothing and free haircuts monthly, thanks to a host of volunteers. It is held the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Northeast Church, with the next session scheduled for Wednesday, April 3. The entrance into The Caring Place is located on the Highway 124 side of the building, at 100 Broadway St., in Braselton. For more information, contact Northeast Church at 706-654-3205 or admin@ sss Covenant Baptist Church is a group of called-out believers who are committed to following Jesus Christ as Lord. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for Sunday school and 10:30 AM for morning worship at the Depot in downtown Hoschton. Nursery and children’s church is provided. Reach Pastor Todd Coble at 678-316-0273. God bless you and “See you at the Depot!” sss New Bible Study: Andy Stanley’s “Faith, Hope and Luck”, led by Rev. Luis Ortiz, will be Wednesdays, starting March 20 at 7 p.m. Free supper at 6:30 p.m. Hoschton United Methodist Church, 12 Mulberry St., Hoschton GA

30548, behind City Square at Bell Ave. Call 706-6541422. sss The Church at Chateau, a newlyorganized Bible-based church, is currently meeting at Country Inn & Suites, located at 925 Highway 124 in Braselton. Pastor Dwayne Barrs announces the startup ministry began meeting Feb. 24. “We are looking to bring contemporary worship into the area,” said Pastor Barrs, who says the mother church is Christ the King Baptist Church of Dacula, pastored by Bishop W. Ron Sailor Sr., and the Rev. Marion Sailor. Sundays begin with fellowship from 7:30 a.m. with a light continential breakfast. “We have an interactive service and ask for prayer requests,” says Barrs. “‘The Word and The World’ is a prequel to the message with a focus on a word, such as Expectations. What expectations do people have for Christians? We have a discussion before the message and then we examine what the Bible says.” You are not just a spectator at The Church at Chateau, you are involved, says Barrs of the srevice which also includes uplifting music. For information, contact the Christ the King Baptist Church office at 770-9638447 or Pastor Barrs at 770-317-4915. sss CrossView Church will host a Spring fling and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be free hot dogs and drinks, jumpy for the kids, a cake walk and lots of fun for everyone. The church is at 1219 Highway 124 (Braselton Highway) in Hoschton. The church is a mile on the right after crossing Hwy. 211 (going toward Hamilton Mill). Phone: 678-425-9831. The pastor is Danny Ashworth. sss Primetimers Senior Group will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, for Lunch/Bingo at Hoschton United Methodist Church, 12 Mulberry St. Call 706-654-1422.


Rejoice: His Son still lives From the desk of Pastor E. Cory Sexton, The Church of Hoschton One of the most poignant passages in the Old Testament is found in Genesis 22, it is the story of Abraham offering Isaac as a burnt offering. It occurs at the command of God, and is designed to test Abraham’s faithfulness while displaying the obedience of Isaac. The whole occurrence is a picture of God giving His only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but everlasting life. As a father, I am deeply moved by the account of Abraham and Isaac. As a Christian I am deeply moved by the account of Jesus Christ. And as a pastor I recognize the relationship of the one account with the other. In each account there is a father who sacrifices all and sees all. In each account there is also a son, an obedient son who braves all and bears all. And in each account there is a substitute which vicariously frees all and victoriously saves all. And most importantly, as each account ends the son lives still. In Genesis 22 we find Abraham responding to the call of God, once again. He had responded and sacrificed before but this time would be different. Abraham had left his home, he had left his family, he had refused the wealth of the world, he was well acquainted with sacrifice, but not like this. This was his pride, his promise, his precious son and he was asked to give him up for a burnt offering. Abraham knew how this would look, they would walk away together, they would climb the mountain together, they would build the altar together and the he would bind Isaac, and lay him upon the wood, and pierce him with the knife and light the flame! He could see it playing out in his mind. Yet he went anyway. God, he Father, could see it all as well. He knew how Calvary would look. He could see it all. He knew that only some would believe, yet he sent.The Father surely sees and sacrifices all. And He sees you and me. We often picture Isaac as a child, but more accurately he was a young adult. He had sacrificed on many occasions with his father, he knew what was required. In fact, in vs. 7 of Genesis 22 he takes and inventory of all and ask “Where is the lamb?” As they topped Moriah, Isaac helped his father build the altar and he help him position the wood and then he stood humbly and obediently and allowed his Abraham to bind him and place him upon the altar. Isaac knew what would happen next but he chose to bear it all and brave it all. Jesus braved it all. Some 1,900

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years later in the same location, our Savior stood quiet before his accusers and as they laid him down upon the wood of the cross he knew what would happen next but he chose to brave it all and he chose to bear it all. And He did so for you and me. In the Genesis account Abraham found a ram caught in a thicket to die in the stead of his son. As his substitute. But that sacrifice was not atoning it was not liberating and it was not justifying. No, that sacrifice offered only a limited appeasement of God’s wrath. However, when Christ Jesus went to the cross He did so once for all. And He did so vicariously for you and I, that we might be free from our bonds. He is that sacrifice that frees all and victoriously saves all. And He has freed you and me. The most glorious detail of both accounts, Moriah for Abraham, and Calvary for God is that the son lives still. We see Abraham’s faith in Genesis 22:5 as he says “ I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you” You see Abraham was a father that could see all and he knew that Isaac was his promise and that God was faithful. Well, 1900 or so years later they placed my Lord in a borrowed tomb but three days later He arose and He is living yet today! And His resurrection is His promise unto us that as He lives so shall we. As the sun rises this March 31, we will celebrate the rising of The Son so many years ago, and I sincerely hope that you will be celebrating with us and with all of the redeemed the Son that lives still! Thanking God for His resurrection and our freedom to celebrate our faith openly, I am, Rev. C. The Rev. Cory Sexton is pastor of the Church of Hoschton, which meets at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. Dean of Gwinnett Hall Baptist College, he also has Cory Sexton Ministries, a Christian growth and leadership ministry. Contact him at 678234-9408 or

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New pope, preacher each have a calling There were two religious announcements last week. First, the Roman Catholic Church has a new pope, Francis I. I like his choice of name. St. Francis of Assisi was known as a man of peace. The prayer that is attributed to him is a beautiful call for harmony. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen. I think that’s says a lot. Perhaps it is easy to understand why Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio chose the name of Francis. The other religious announcement was that the North Georgia United Methodist Church will ordain my nephew, the Rev. David Blackwood, as a full elder this summer. His name will not change. I always thought famed evangelist Billy Sunday had a great sounding preacher name. I did a little research and found that the family’s original name was Sonntag. They changed it when they came to Pennsylvania from Germany. He started out as a professional baseball player before being called to the really big league. While the Rev. Blackwood’s news did not get the same headlines as Pope Francis, it was a big deal to me. The book of Proverbs

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Harris Blackwood says that “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” He has already been in the ministry. About six years ago, the church assigned him as a student pastor. That is the equivalent of being thrown in the deep end of the pool and being told to swim, or, in this case, preach. While he earned a master’s degree in seminary, he also learned a boatload about dealing with people. Let’s just say that church folks can be very interesting. One who hears the call of God to become his servant is indeed special. It’s a wonderful job when all is peaceful. It is not easy when a church member is facing a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or the failure of a marriage. Sometimes, the person who reaches out is not a member of your congregation or even a person of faith. You find yourself trying to explain a loving God and a hurting soul in the same conversation. Francis has already done these things as a parish priest. David has already been on this road, but is about to make an entrance on the church equivalent of a superhighway. I hope that one day when someone looks back on his career, they will say he cared for the poor, the sick, the troubled and the dying with the same dedication that he used to welcome new babies and new believers. I hope he is an instrument of peace. That’s a good name anyday. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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‘Rocky’ method of living a dream It has long been my belief that the dreams tucked into our hearts are the compass we’re given to find our direction in life. Children know at an early age what they’re called to do. Sadly, too few grow up to follow that calling because life’s demands and sensibilities get in the way. The key, I have decided, is to grow up brave enough and bold enough to follow our dreams, regardless of how crazy they may seem to others. Strong perseverance and determination will lead to the fulfillment of our passions. Believing that, I’m always looking for stories that underscore my philosophy. I read a story in Vanity Fair magazine that inspired me so much that I ripped it out and kept it. In 1975, Sylvester Stallone, an unknown actor, convinced producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler to take a look at a movie script he had written about a fighter. It turned out to be a great script so United Artists offered Stallone, starving and down on his luck, $250,000 to buy the script and star someone like Burt Reynolds, the hottest movie actor at the time, in it.

Ronda Rich Stallone, despite his growling stomach, stood firm. He wanted to star in it himself and Chartoff and Winker promised him that chance. The producers bravely guaranteed the production against a small budget, shot it in 28 days and persuaded United Artists to release it in time for the Academy Awards. Critics panned it and the producers, standing outside the theater on opening day and bemoaning their luck, thought it was all over. Actor Peter Falk of “Columbo” fame walked up and said, “Go inside. The audience is standing and cheering.” The public bought what the critics hated and the studio had been wary of. “Rocky” went on to win Best Picture and two other Academy awards. Stallone had refused to settle. He saw it through to the end to get exactly what he

dreamed. And that’s another thing I believe — you get what you settle for. I’ve known Rich Middlemas for seven or eight years now. It is a friendship that was seeded when he contacted me about a book I had written to inquire if the movie rights were available. He’s an important part of my history in a couple of ways, one being that we lunched together in Los Angeles a couple of hours before I met the man I would marry. We still laugh over that day’s conversation when I explained that I was meeting “John Pinker” about a movie he was writing. I had completely misunderstood his last name due to a sinus infection that kept me from hearing well over the telephone. Rich’s story inspires me as much as the “Rocky” story. He was born in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Tennessee, another reason we connect: We’re both raised in the South. And you know: Southerners stick together, especially in Hollywood. It’s a necessity, really. He loved film and the business of it. Unlike many who dream of going to Hol-

lywood, he didn’t want to be an actor. He wanted to produce. His parents — bless their hearts — cheered him on. Shortly after landing there, he was hired as the assistant to the president of MGM (now Sony). Then he was gutsy enough to step out on his own and start looking for work he could option. One day while online reading the high school recruiting reports for Tennessee, he found a story about a football team in Memphis. He has an eye for a story. So he and two buddies produced a documentary called “Undefeated.” I was watching the Academy Awards from bed the night they won the coveted award for Best Documentary. I jumped up and cheered, not for the victory really but for the journey. I love dreamers who have courage. That’s even better than an Academy Award. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of several books, including “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at Her column appears weekly.

I don’t get the hate for some folks Facebook is very good for two things: 1. Seeing captioned photographs of kittens; and 2. figuring out who is hated. I don’t understand either. For the sake of brevity, and because it’s what I want to write about, we’ll focus on the later: Facebook hating, or just hate in general. Mind you, I’m not a very volatile person by nature. You basically have to set my head on fire for me to become hostile. And if you did set my head on fire, I wouldn’t hold it against you for long – partially because I am a forgiving soul, but mostly because I seem to forget anything that happened after two days. But I do understand holding some animosity. For instance, in popular culture, I can sort of comprehend the public disdain for someone like Lance Armstrong or Bernie Madoff or O.J. Simpson. They did bad things, and people got hurt. I get that. But there’s a lot of hate, as seen on Facebook and elsewhere, that I can’t

Len Robbins fathom. Here are the ones I simply don’t get the hate for: Jimmy Carter. So, a lot of people consider him a bad president. OK, fine. But since he was defeated in his re-election bid (shouldn’t that be enough?), which was 33 years ago, the guy has done little but devote his time and energies to charitable and worthwhile causes. It’s hard for me to disparage a guy who has spent the last three decades trying to eradicate guinea worm disease in Third-World countries. What have I done more important than that? Uh, nothing. Ben Affleck. Yes, I understand he acted in “Gigli.” And “Reindeer Games.” And “Jersey

Girl.” But Steve Guttenberg was in four of the “Police Academy” movies, as well as “P.S. Your Cat Is Dead,” and I don’t see the same kind of contempt for him. Maybe it’s because Affleck is politically-active. That’s crazy. If we are going to base our consumption of movies, or pizza for that matter, on someone’s personal political views, then we’re going to have to quit movies, and pizza – which I certainly will not advocate. Affleck has also made some pretty darn good movies lately. I don’t get it. Sarah Palin. So a lot of folks think she wasn’t qualified to be vice president? So what? She lost. Isn’t that enough? Why keep up the loathing? Tim Tebow. First of all, I admit I wasn’t fond of Tebow when he was quarterback for the Florida Gators. It wasn’t personal. It’s because the Gators made it a habit of beating my alma mater like a drum for most of my life, and most of his tenure in Gainesville.

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But he seems like a genuinely nice person. Whether he’s a good NFL quarterback is up for debate, but hating the guy seems rather absurd. Taylor Swift. So she sings about breaking up with her boyfriend. It that really a legitimate reason for all the scorn? Neil Diamond sang a song about E.T., a fictional space alien (1982’s “Heartlight”). Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson sang “The Girl is Mine.” Those are two of the three worst songs in the history of the world (the third being Starship’s “We Built This City.”) Until Swift sings something that horrible, I don’t think the derision is justified. Maybe I’m just lazy, but hating someone on Facebook, or the real world, seems to take a lot of effort. I’d rather just have “friends with disagreements.” Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.


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READ ACROSS AMERICA Katie Justice The Paper

It’s not every day that a middle school student gets to enjoy story time but, on Feb. 28, eighth graders at West Jackson Middle School got to do just that. In effort to support Read Across America the eighth grade English classes ventured to Gum Springs Elementary School (GSES) to read to pre-K through second grade students. During their hour long reading sessions, the eighth graders read books that had checked out of the GSES library earlier. The students paired up to read, and the once they finished one book they either switched partners or picked additional books from the classroom libraries to share with the younger students. The second graders even took turns reading to their middle school counterparts. See more scenes at

Jackson County will offer honors classes next year


Jackson County high school students can rest assured there will be honor classes offered next year. Recently, students feared the loss of individual honors courses. Instead of distinct honors courses, students believed they would be housed with regular college preparatory classes and simply be offered the opportunity to complete more work for honors credit. Jackson County Comprehensive High School (JCCHS) students gained attention when they began a petition to keep individual honors courses, started a Facebook page and even started a survey to gauge student and parent opinion of combined classes. Junior Matt Martin is behind the online survey and Facebook page, which showed overwhelming support for individual honors classes. Martin says that through discussions with teachers and administrators, he was lead to believe that combining the classes would be the school system’s way of increasing class sizes to save money. “I think they’re going about it the wrong way. They’re sacrificing education for money,” said Martin. Within 34 hours of going online, more than 200 people participated in the survey. The results of the survey showed 95 percent of

parents who took it were not in agreement with the combination of classes. According to Dr. April Howard, Jackson County School System Director of Instruction and Improvement, the talk of combining classes shouldn’t be of immediate concern. “There will be separate honors classes, so students do not just receive additional work. Honors classes are more rigorous, but that does not always equate to ‘just more work,’” she said. “Honors courses will be available for all students in grades 9-12. In grades 11-12, honors students may be combined with Advanced Placement courses, College Board approved, where it is appropriate. Both AP and Honors offer very rigorous student expectations beyond those of a regular college prep class,” said Howard. However, Howard does admit that due to budget constraints, there have been discussions of other possible combinations. “In rare instances, if less than 10-12 students select a course, one potential solution is to combine a group of high level college prep students and honors students with the expectation that the students’ course work would be differentiated,” she said. “That is by rare exception and not the normal scheduling procedure.” According to Howard, that is not expected to be an issue in the upcoming year.

A capitol experience

Students from West Jackson Middle School recently visited the State Capitol and were given a personal tour by State Rep. Tommy Benton, said Ashley Summers, an eighth grade Georgia History & Language Arts teacher at West Jackson Middle. Two of her students shared their thoughts on the trip. The Georgia capitol is historically and architecturally beautiful and significant to Georgia and the people in our state. My school was lucky enough that they could take our 8th grade class. I learned while I was there that it is the main office building for Georgia’s government, the site was previously occupied by Atlanta City Hall, the museum within the capitol has existed since 1889, and the top of the majestic building is a thin layer of gold from Dahlonega. When I first walked in the glorious building, I was lifted off my feet of how gorgeous the Rotunda was and the two wings, each with a grand staircase. I also met the governor, Nathan Deal, who contributes a lot to the state of Georgia. If you get to go, do not miss out the history and beauty of the Georgia capitol. – Sara Dowd On March 5, I had an awesome experience with my 8th grade class: we took a trip to the capitol. Upon arrival, my class and I were astonished at the huge dome that capped the capitol building. I had learned in class that the gold was from Dahlonega, right here in Georgia. Rep. Benton showed and taught us numerous things including the history of the statues and pictures in the rotunda. We also learned that Governor Jackson was a hero of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Benton was also able to arrange a class photo with Governor Deal. It is amazing to know that we were able to visit the capitol and my classmates and I will never forget the spectacular sights. – Wesley Mitchell


Title I Reward honors for Jefferson City Schools By KATIE JUSTICE

With budget cuts, statewide austerity cuts and now impacts of the federal government’s sequestration, school systems are facing a continual shrinking in their wallets. However, Jefferson City Schools is receiving a little economic boost thanks to its high level of academic achievement. Jefferson City School District was named a Title I Reward District in Georgia. The school was one of four in the state chosen based on student performance on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) over a period of three years. Along with being named a Title I1 Reward District, Jefferson City School System will receive $50,000. That $50,000 is an addition to the $10,000 received by both Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School for being named Title I Reward Schools. “The principals, this is their wonderful work in implementing the Title I program at the schools and having quality teachers to provide those Title I services to those students eligible to participate in that program,” said Jefferson City Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Donna McMullan. Each school was able to spend the $10,000 to support their Title I programs however they chose, and each used their money to add to their technology. Currently, the school system is unsure if the $50,000 can be used system wide, or solely within the Title I Schools. Thus, there are no concrete plans for its spending. Construction update Bulldozers and construction equipment have become part of the landscape outside of Jefferson City Schools, and citizens can expect it to remain that way as the final branch of the ongoing project is slated to get under way. The construction at Jefferson Elemen-

tary and High Schools continues, with progress visible to anyone driving by, and the final step in the project, the construction of a new high school gymnasium, is soon to begin. According to Steve Hix, Vice President and Project Executive of construction company Carroll Daniel, after a few final changes in design by the architect, work on the gymnasium’s foundation is slated to begin within the next two weeks. “For lack of a finished drawing, we have not started yet,” Hix told Board of Education members at their March 14 meeting. The delay on a final drawing is due to additional changes that included the adding more offices and increasing the size of the state-of-the-art weight room. “The process that we’re going by with the construction manager is working well. It’s taking longer, but I think by doing that we have caught a lot of stuff,” said board chairman Ronald Hopkins of the construction at both schools, which is currently on track with the amended budget. The original drawings had more than 30 percent in overrun. “This is going to be a very nice public facility that everybody -- contractors, architects, board of education, the school community -- can be proud of,” said Hix of the new gymnasium. “I think once that building is built, all of the dirt and all of the delays will be forgotten almost immediately,” said Jefferson Superintendent Dr. John Jackson. While construction on the gym has yet to start, current work is moving along. Despite delays from inclement weather, the addition at the elementary school is expected to be completely dried in within the next week. At the high school, the second floor of its addition is under way. The roof should be in place and dried in within the next two to three weeks, and windows will be in place in seven to eight weeks.

Art competition deadline is March 25 Tenth District Congressman Paul Broun welcomes high school artists to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The winning entry will be displayed in the United States Capitol for a year, and the student will be invited to a national reception in Washington, D.C. The 2012 winning artist was Kelsey Thomas of Jackson County. Eligible entries are due Monday, March 25, and can include paintings, drawings, photography, collage and computer generated art. Visit Broun’s website at http://broun. for the student release form and competition guidelines. Artwork entries may be submitted to his Athens district office located at 3706 Atlanta Highway Suite 2, in Athens, or to one of the following drop-off locations: Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce at 149 Main St., in Thomson; Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 131 West Haynes St., Suite B, in Sandersville; or Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce at 115 East Jefferson St., in Madison. On Saturday, April 27, he will hold a district reception at Georgia Square Mall, so he can recognize the artistic abilities of the young people of his district.


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Hawks tennis teams get back-to-back wins


The Mill Creek High School tennis teams are likely feeling pretty good about themselves after claiming two consecutive wins last week. The Hawks hosted Habersham Central High School on March 14 when both teams forced shutouts against the Raiders and defeated Greater Atlanta Christian the day before by a score of 4-1. MCHS didn’t have to muster up too much energy as their preparation habits are on key. “They are conditioned well enough that they can handle it. It was a good week for us, said head coach Tim Schroer. “It started out rough as the girls took

a tough loss to Peachtree Ridge High School. They are the better team right now. However, the boys won and that set them up in a good position to control their own destiny. Greater Atlanta Christian is not in our region but it was a nice to get some experience and that was a good region match.” Madison Hahn started the day off in a singles match and her presence was felt on each side of the court. Although the Hawks were showered with gusty winds, it didn’t stop Hahn from sending powerful serves to the Raiders. That energy carried over throughout the rest of the matches where Mill Creek’s powerful serves were too much to handle.

Natalie Martinez and Madison Walsh were a deadly duo against Habersham Central in the doubles match as the Raiders caught nothing but net on multiple attempts. On the boys’ side, the Hawks have seen improvements since their close win over the Eagles. After their 3-2 win over Collins Hill High School, Schroer noted the boys’ team was surviving solely on their singles matches and that routine would not last throughout the season. However, with two solid wins, it looks as though they are headed in the right direction. “We had a meeting to see how we could improve. After the match against Collins Hill, we worked our tails off and the kids

have made some nice adjustments but we are still not where we need to be. Hopefully, we’ll keep getting better and start to peek at the right time,” Schroer said. The Hawks will host North Gwinnett High School today and Schroer expects the Bulldogs to bring their A-game. “North Gwinnett [High School] I’d imagine will be in the top tier of the region so it will be a good match,” said Schroer. Foster Peters For the Paper

Madison Hahn is just a junior but is ranked as one of the best girls’ tennis players in the state.

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Pitcher Jacob Page earned the win for the Dragons over Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Right: Max Ford had one RBI for the Dragons against Eastside High School.

Jefferson is 1-1 in Diamond Day Tourney BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Dragons started the Diamond Day Tournament hosted Saturday by Jackson County Comprehensive High School with a 9-7 loss over Eastside High School. Eastside scored three runs each in two innings, and EHS was ahead 9-3 at the end of the fifth inning. While the Dragons fired back with two runs each in the final two innings, the damage was already done.

The tourney would not have been complete without a matchup against cross-town rival Jackson County Comprehensive High School. The two teams may be from different regions but it always makes for a good showdown. Jefferson jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. It looked as though the Dragons were going to run away with an early win but the Panthers prowled back to cut the deficit to two. Both teams went on a scoring drought for three innings but Jefferson scored one

more run in the seventh inning and did not relinquish its lead. The Dragons moved to 10-2 on the year as of March 16. Having multiple weapons on offense has attributed to their success. Shortstop Max Ford has brought in seven RBI’s in six games. Jefferson forced two shutouts so far this season over Riverside Military Academy and East Jackson High School and recorded its largest scoring total at 16 the second time

around against East Jackson. The Dragons mean business when they step on the field and do most of their damage in the first inning. JHS has scored a total of 14 runs in six games in the first inning. The Dragons have had as multiple pitchers, including Max Ford and Jake Franklin, taking a win this season. Jefferson will return to the diamond at home this Saturday against Social Circle High School at 1 p.m.

JCCHS needs strong finish to close March

Panthers Touchdown Club hosting Monday business after hours at Houndstooth Grill


On March 25, the Jackson County Panthers Touchdown Club will host the JCCHS Touchdown Club After Hours Mixer. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Houndstooth Grill in Braselton. Paula Corbin, treasurer of the Jackson County Panthers Touchdown Club, brought the idea to head coach Benji Harrison after brainstorming different ways to get the Panther name out to the community. “The idea occurred to me while Coach Harrison and I were discussing how to build community relations and support for the Panthers football team. The Houndstooth Grill was gracious enough to offer us their venue for the event,” Corbin said. The Jackson County Comprehensive High School football team is coming off an epic season and support of the community is needed to help continue what was started last year. “The Panther coaching staff and the young men who play Panther football have come together to build an outstanding team. Community support and successful partnerships in and around Jackson County are crucial to build on the success of last season,” Corbin stated. Jackson County fans are pleased with the turnaround they have seen within the program from Harrison; those unfamiliar with his coaching philosophies will have a chance to witness first-hand

The month of March has not been kind to the Jackson County Comprehensive High School track and field team. The Panthers haven’t had the chance to set foot on the track as many times as other teams, as one fo their meets was cancelled. JCCHS won’t have the luxury of competing at home this season as all of their meets will be away. However, they are doing their best to control the things they can, and that is how well they compete in each meet. The Panthers found themselves among many top five finishes which helped both teams achieve a fourth-place finish overall. At the East Jackson track meet, the Lady Panthers placed fifth in the girls’ 4x100 meter relay. Savannah Shaw finished fifth in the girls’ 1600-meter run with a time of 6 minutes and 43 seconds. Emily Doeding came in third in the 400-meter dash by clocking in at 1 minute and

7 seconds. Brooke Bullock punched in a time of 2 minutes and 47 seconds in the 800-meter run for a third-place finish. Bullock also placed third in the girls’ high jump with a distance of 4 feet and 8 inches. Bailye Hendley finished fifth in the 200-meter dash at 27 seconds. Hendley also took fourth in the long jump at 13 feet and 5 inches. Todd Woodring brought in an individual first-place finish in the boys’ 400 meter dash with a time of 51.68. Woodring’s time was not easy to compete with as the majority of his competition came in three or more seconds later. The boys came up just short of taking first place in the boys’ 4x100 meter relay with a time of 45.90. Nick Stovall came in fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18 seconds. Robbie Griffis had a jump of 5 feet and 10 inches in the boys’ high jump. JCCHS will return to the track this Saturday at Dawson County High School for the Dawson County Invitational set to start at 10 a.m.


what he has stored for the future of JCCHS football. “The event is to introduce community stakeholders to Coach Harrison and his coaching staff. What a great opportunity to hear directly from Coach Harrison his goals for the future of Panther football and how community support will benefit the young athletes that play the game of football,” said Corbin. After embracing a new head coach, going 6-5 and breaking a 20-year playoff drought, Panther fans have much to be excited about. However, new Panthers will be welcomed by a community thrilled about Jackson County football. “The JCCHS Touchdown Club conducts monthly booster meetings the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to all community members,” said Corbin. Jackson County will have a few new incentives, which makes becoming a part of the touchdown club that much more attractive. “There will be a new membership package this year which will include everything from reserved parking to reserved seating. More information will be available after the details have been completed. The JCCHS website has more information. Coach Harrison is also available for further information at,” said Corbin. Those wishing to participate in the Monday after hours happening can RVSP to Corbin at 770-6168013 or Harrison at 706-491-5604 through Saturday, March 23.




Nick Corso of the Jackson County Comprehensive High School baseball team achieved his third game winning walk off hit this past weekend against fifth-ranked Eastside High School. The Lady Panthers soccer team forced another shutout this season over Franklin County High School by a score of 8-0. Goalkeeper Victoria Fontana, who is signed to play softball at Brenau University, played a strong role in keeping Franklin County scoreless. Mason Hamrick of the Jefferson track and field team cleared 13 feet and 6 inches at the 49th annual Jefferson Relays this past weekend.

In less than two weeks, Gresham Motorsports Park will open the season on March 30 with the Larry Fleeman Memorial 198. GMP will also have its 3rd annual GMP Helicopter Easter Egg drop for the youngsters which will start at 4:15 p.m. If you are really thirsty for some racing, come out to GMP to watch a practice run this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The practice run will feature Outlaw Late Models, Renegades and more.

Members of the military are putting their lives on the line every day and now you have the opportunity to give back to those who have boldly given us our freedom. Kipper Tool will have a couple of amazing chances for the community to help out in a big way and possibly receive a prize. Raffle tickets are on sale at Gresham Motorsports Park and the proceeds will go to Fisher House Foundation and Homes for Our Troops. One raffle ticket will go for $5 and 5 raffle tickets are priced at $20. August 10th will mark the day of the big-drawing. Visit greshammotorsportspark. com for details including other raffle ticket drawing dates.



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Vaulters set bar high for Jefferson By LATRICE WILLIAMS


1980’s pole vault record books. Mike Cook followed in 1984 and Chris Keen earned three consecutive state wins in 1986, 1987 and 1988. Keen set a class AA record by clearing 15 feet and 8 inches. Terrance Martin closed out the eighties with a class A record with a height of 14 feet and 1-1\2 inches. Brian Crow was the only

Some may say there is something in the water but I call it a talented mystery. The Jefferson High School track team has nine state championships with the pole vault event leading the way. Most of the crowd will have their eyes fixed on the running events but the Dragons are a sight to see when they get a pole in their hands. One might argue that 2AA schools don’t produce great athletes but, in track and field, the numbers don’t lie. It doesn’t matter where you are from; if you can clear 13 feet and 6 inches, like Mason Hamrick of Jefferson, then you are a legit competitor in the sport. I began to wonder about the success of the pole vault at Jefferson after going through their records and noticing there were many individual state title winners in that category. In Doug Chellew The Paper 1964, Cecil Buffington James Howard has also cleared 13 became the first Dragon to achieve an individual feet this season for JHS. state title in the pole vault and from there the pole vaulter from Jefferson rest is history. Four years to earn a state title in the later, Kenny Rosser’s pole nineties. vault title added to JefYou can’t mention the ferson’s second track and pole vault at Jefferson field championship. The without mentioning Tyler seventies were the glory Porter. Porter achieved years where JHS claimed the class A state record in four state titles. David Post 2008 by clearing 14 feet and in 1973, Freddie Tolbert in 2 inches and the class AA 1975 and Jeff Whitefield record in 2010 by clearing claimed back-to-back state 16 feet and 7.25 inches. Portitles (1977 and 1978) and an ter is now a member of the overall team title in 1978. track and field team at the In the eighties, individual University of Tennessee. pole vaulters at Jefferson It is very evident that earned six state titles, addthere is something very ing to a prominent pole special among those who vault resume. Mark Mobley, compete in the pole vault who was a part of the 1983 at Jefferson and, hopefully, state title team, was the the legacy won’t die anyfirst to put his name in the time soon.

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The Dragons continuously placed in the top 10 through the 49th annual Jefferson Relays which allowed them to finish in the top 10 overall.

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Dragons finish in top 10 at Saturday’s Jefferson Relays BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Berkmar, Dacula, Our Lady of Mercy, Parkview and WashingtonWilkes High School were just a handful of the schools in action at the 49th annual Jefferson Relays, hosted Saturday by Jefferson High School. The event had schools from different regions but almost every team had one or two first-place finishes. The biggest highlight of the day for Jefferson was Mason Hamrick, who finished in first place in the pole vault by clearing 13 feet and 6 inches. Hamrick also cleared the same height at the Running with the Devils Invitational days prior. Mark Weaver took seventh place in the boys’ triple jump at 42 feet and 6 inches and in the boys’ 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.55. Antonio Strickland placed eighth in the boys’ high jump with a jump of 5 feet and 8 inches, an improvement from his jump at the Running with the Devils Invitational where he came in at 5 feet and 6 inches. Ethan Hix threw for 118 feet and 2 inches in the boys’ discus for an eighth-place finish. The boys gave an unyielding effort in the final seconds the 4x100 meter relay race and put their foot on the gas to take a first-place finish in their heat. However, the Dragons finished seventh overall in that event. Taylor Jones, Josh Lester, Austin Mcallister and Sylas Thibodeaux put together a

time of 46.73. In the boys’ 4x200 meter relay, the Dragons came in fifth place with a time of 1 minute and 32 seconds. In the boys’ sprint medley, Jefferson placed third with a time of 3 minutes and 53 seconds. Jefferson went on to share their sixth-place finish with North Oconee High School. The Lady Dragons finished seventh overall and had a number of top 10 finishes. In the girls’ distance medley relay, the Lady Dragons finished in third place. The team was comprised of Reese Bowles, Jaclyn Coleman, Morgan Mitchell and Camille Porter. Maggie Newman placed seventh in the girls’ shot put with a distance of 29 feet and 1

inch. Blaine Townsend came in eighth place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18:74. The Lady Dragons placed fifth in the 300 meter hurdles and placed seventh in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 53.52. That team included Savannah Dale, Madison Dills, Jaclyn Coleman and Mackenzie Wells. In the girls’ 4x200 meter relay, Jefferson finished in seventh place with a time of 1 minute and 59 seconds behind the teamwork of Magan Greer, Kate Quinn, Townsend and Wells. Jefferson will return to action this Saturday at Holy Innocents for the Golden Bears Relays. A time has not been announced yet.

Mill Creek slams Lassiter Trojans Panthers split on Diamond Days BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The wait had been long overdue for the Mill Creek High School baseball teams’ home opener. After competing in six away games, including two out-of-state contests, head coach Doug Jones noted how good it felt to return home. “It feels great. We started playing in February and now it’s the middle of March,” said Jones. “It’s nice to play at home. It’s been a long time since we played here. It was a nice crowd and a good opponent.” Brandon Harmon, the lead-off batter for the Hawks, took advantage of an error by Lassiter High School for a trip to first base. Bryan Hudson hit a line drive down the left field line to first base. Tyler Boldt took a hit and Walker Boyd took his spot at first base. With the bases fully loaded, Austin Parham stepped up to the plate and, while his hit wasn’t enough to bring all the runners home, it did give the Hawks a 1-0 lead as Harmon got home. However, Lassiter responded in the top of the third after the Hawks committed an error, allowing the Trojans to tie the game at 1 apiece. The Trojans held on to the momentum with a beautiful hit full of trajectory, and Lassiter flew home for a 2-1 lead. At the bottom of the third, Mill Creek hit two line drives in similar fashion. With

the bases loaded yet again, Boldt’s hit brought one runner home. The flight around the diamond continued as the Hawks drove in two more runs for a 4-2 lead. Moments later, Parham added to the excitement with a swift run home that brought the crowd to their feet. The Hawks had smooth sailing throughout the bottom of the third and Jones said he was pleased with the scoring rampage. “We had some timely hitting. Their pitchers did a nice job and we got some balls over the plate. BJ [Harmon] did a nice job of setting the [pace]. We had a couple of other players that helped out [as well]. We stayed aggressive,” Jones said. Later, Harmon used his turbo boosters to get to first base off of a nice bunt and cruised home moments later for a 6-2 lead. Lassiter fired back with two runs to pull within two. Jones said in moments like those, it’s best that everyone remains calm. “Don’t panic. You can’t walk people. We got the first guy out then we came out and walked the next guy. We had a couple of errors and a walk in between and then next thing you know you’re holding on for dear life,” said Jones. “Fortunately, we got out of here alive.” The Hawks will return action today when they host Gainesville High School at 5:55 p.m.


Nick Corso has taken the role of hero for the Jackson County Comprehensive High School baseball team. For the third time this season, Corso hit the game-winning, walk-off hit, and this is first time head coach Tommy Fountain has had a player to accomplish such a feat . After his first two game-saving hits Corso, who had game-winning walkoffs against East Hall and Oglethorpe County High School, said, “Those are big moments. As a kid, you do dream about that.” Corso doesn’t have to dream about making those kinds of plays. They have officially become reality. “You can’t get any more clutch than Nick Corso,” said Fountain. Colby Cole, Corso and Chase Dunlap each had one RBI against Eastside. “I was very proud of the way the guys played [in that game],” said Fountain. “We knew it would be a tough day of baseball as we faced the fifth-ranked team in AAAA and the third-ranked team in AA, so it was extremely important to get out to a good start. I was also proud of Joel Ellis’ big pinch hit single to get the seventh inning started. Coleman Barbee didn’t have his best

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Big saves were the name of the game for the Panthers in Saturday. stuff but he battled for three and a half innings. Jase Latty was just lights out once he came in relief.” The win over their first ranked opponent was a huge confidence booster but the Panthers had trouble carrying that momentum over to their foe Jefferson High School. “I hated that things went the way they did in the first inning with [Andrew] Fogarty on the mound. He’s pitched pretty well so far this season. Sometimes this game is brutal and things just don’t go your way. We could have easily folded,” said Fountain. “I was proud of the fight in the guys. Jeremy Cook really stepped up when

we needed him to. Only giving up one run over six and one third innings of relief against that lineup is practically amazing. Jefferson is ranked third in AA for a reason. They are a good baseball team that we went toe to toe with for seven innings.” The Dragons are known for taking their opponents out of the game early and, after scoring five runs in the first inning, the Panthers were left trying to claw their way back for the rest of the game. “Unfortunately, one big inning did us in. We’re never happy when we lose, but we continued to get better Saturday. I think that day is also going to go a long ways in regards to the confidence of our guys heading into region play. They are starting to believe they belong and that they can beat anyone,” said Fountain. The tournament was a day where teams could really prove who they are and the Panthers can be a true contender when they are playing to the best of their ability. “We talked about Saturday being a day where we’d really find out how we’ll match up against the better teams in our region. I think we found out that when we play like we’re capable, we’re a pretty good baseball team,” said Fountain.

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features Young artists get inspired to be creative The gymnasium at Elite Academy in Hoschton was filled to the brim March 12 with artistic masterpieces from the 3-year-olds and Pre-k children. The fine arts teacher at Elite Academy, Sarah McGrath, visits the children once a week and assists them with an Farah Bohannon art project. The particular one displayed Columnist at the art show was a special one — the children were shown famous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Romero Britto, Jason Pollock, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro. The children all had a chance to choose one of the famous paintings and recreate it. Some of the recreations were amazing — especially since they were completed by 3- and 4-yearolds. The art show took place from 3-6:30 p.m., and the parents could browse through the artwork and purchase their child’s masterpiece. There was a successful turnout with parents trickling in and out as they picked up their children from school. It was even extended into the next day. The children were proud to showcase their hard work. As the fine arts teacher at Elite Academy, Sarah McGrath teaches not only art, but Spanish and music as well. She has also recently started teaching kids’ music classes at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council. For more information, visit For more information about Elite Academy, visit Farah Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Winder. She loves to utilize her skills to write inspiring stories. Reach her at


Bald ...because A young boy playing with family and friends at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thon outside Artistic Expressions Hair Salon in Hoschton Towne Center on Sunday was the inspiration for Tracy Brandenburg, who put on the event to help fund efforts to research childhood cancer. He is Jack Geibel and he was hands-on when it was time for Brandenburg to “donate” to the cause. The busiest people at the Sunday fundraiser where those sweeping up the hair shaved from the heads of participants. “I know there are people that will not be the same after this event,” said Brandenburg. “They are forever changed and now they will fight for the children.”

Joshua Land’s sister-in-law, Brittany Ledford, asked him to participate so he let his regular style grow out for a while in order to make the most of the return to his bald look. Chayse Brannon, 8, above, decided he wanted to be a part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thon and his family supported his effort. See more scenes from the St. Baldrick’s event at Sponsors of the Sunday happenings included Wilco Printing Hoschton, Tilted Kilt at Mall of Georgia, McDonalds of Hoschton, Pirate Painters, Tri-County Shriners, Cherry o The Clown, Coca-Cola, North Georgia Party Rentals, Pdm Photography, Best Party In Town, Casey’s Custom Cakes and Marcia Tri-County Shriners member Lonnie Mahan was Causey’s Delights. joined by fellow Shriners at the Sunday fundraiser.

Trevin Sweat participated in the event as did members of the West Jackson Fire Department, right.

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The guys of Renegade Steel Buildings of Hoschton teamed up to participate in a St. Baldrick’s Foundation shave-a-thon on Sunday with Tracy Brandenburg of Artistic Expressions Hair Salon, with Jack Geibel, her special guest. Right: Sporting their new look.

Awareness of nutrition vital for healthy life The average family today is living their lives in the fast food lane. Work, school, extracurricular activities for both children and adults make it challenging to sit at the table as a family to enjoy a nutritious meal together. Is this the rhythm you want for your family, the fast food track lane? Or would you like to slow life down a bit to see what your family would look like if you made a few adjustments? March is National Nutrition Awareness. Making smart food choices and good planning is an essential part of keeping our families healthy and happy. Eating to live can become a time of focusing on doing something fun together as a family that will benefit everyone. Over the past eight months, my family has been following the “Eat to Live” nutrient rich food program by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., to both lose the unwanted pounds we had gained, as well as to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Fuhrman’s plan educates you on the importance of a nutrient density diet. It also lays out a specific plan where you can experience living a life where your weight is more controlled and you have improved health. I can personally attest to the fact that

this plan works well, because I’m living it. Instead of listing everything you shouldn’t be eating, I want to share some of the nutritious foods Dr. Furhman recommends you should include in your daily diet. Three things I’d personally like to stress: Focus, Schedule and Practice. 1. Focus on including these foods in your plan: a. Veggies eaten raw: carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, romaine lettuce and other salad greens, snow peas and sugar snap peas. b. Veggies for cooking: (fresh or frozen) broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cabbage, string beans, kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, asparagus, onions, garlic, collard greens and watercress. c. Fruits fresh or frozen: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, apples, oranges, pineapple, melon, lemons, limes, grapes, pears, bananas, mangoes, plums, peaches and cherries. d. Raw nuts and seeds: (unsalted) walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, unhulled sesame seeds,

hemp, chia and flax seeds. e. Ingredients for soups and salads: fresh and dried herbs, nosalt seasoning, leeks, turnips, dried beans, lentils and split peas. Mung beans are in the lentil family and are wonderful and cook quickly with no need to soak the beans prior to cooking. f. Other staples: flavored and balsamic vinegars, salt free tomato sauce, salt free salsa, tofu, edamame (green soybeans) and old fashioned rolled oats. g. Beans: Dried beans are a great cost saver to a family budget, and better yet is the fact that they are extremely low in sodium. Reduced sodium beans do come canned, but still pack a pretty good sodium punch. Black beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans and light kidney beans make a great addition to any tossed salads.

enough to cover the veggies to the top. Changing out the water daily helps to keep them fresh and crisp all week without creating any type of residue or causing the veggies to get soft. (I drink the water I drain off, tastes very similar to cucumber water.) b. Make it fun – Breakfast doesn’t need to consist of a bowl of boxed or instant cereal. By having ingredients easily accessible, you can prepare a healthy and quick smoothie. My 6-year-old grandson’s favorite is a green smoothie I make. Prep time is 3-5 minutes. Ingredients: 5 ounces of fresh spinach or kale, banana, frozen strawberries, half a cup of unsweetened almond milk, half a cup unsweetened pomegranate juice and blend till smooth. I serve it to him in a blue glass and he thinks it’s the greatest.

2. Schedule family preparation time on the weekend: a. Enlist the children and spouse to help wash, cut and store fresh foods so they’ll be easy to grab for lunch, meals and snacks throughout the week. I like to clean and cut an entire stalk of celery and a bag of carrots at one time. Using recycled glass jars, I fill them with filtered water

3. Practice makes perfect: a. Eating healthy takes practice. b. Practice not putting garbage into your body, because that’s exactly what you’ll get out of it in added pounds or unwanted health problems. c. Practice smart choices Diets consisting of plenty of fruits, veggies, beans and nuts, help us

CC All Eyes On Deck to avoid life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. d. Practice reading Nutritional Fact Labels on everything before purchasing. Pay close attention to sodium and sugar content – if high, put it back on the shelf. And better yet, eliminate salts and sugar from your diet completely. e. Practice sharing the good food choices you make with others; you’ll inspire them. f. Practice buying organic if you can afford it. You’re worth it. For more information on Eat to Live, go to http://www. A book by Devi Titus and Marilyn Weiher, “The Home Experience,” can be located on Amazon. com. Their book devotes a chapter to “The Table Principle” and the importance of eating meals together around the table. You can contact CC for more infromation through


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These two groups of students were recently sponsored by State Farm to take the “Fear This” classroom and driving course. Agent Cindy Phillips encourages parents to involve their kids.

‘Fear This’ teen driver safety course is promoted By KATIE JUSTICE

The thought of high speed turns and off-road driving may make the average parent of a teenage driver cringe but, after an eighthour course, the parents of more than two dozen teens can now feel a little more secure as their kids take the wheel. The “Fear This” course provides teenage drivers will the skills they need to be safe on the road and possibly

avoid potential accidents. Through a partnership with a local State Farm office, the teens participated in the twopart class March 7 and 10 for free. According to local State Farm agent Cindy Phillips, this class is more important than ever with driver’s education courses no longer being offered at Jackson County high schools. “As a community, it’s going to become more important that come together and help provide a way for those

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Students learned to use their mirrors properly, which helped as they practiced parallel parking.

kids to learn to drive,” she said. The Fear This program is broken into a classroom segment and a driving segment. In the class, students learned about the importance of maintaining their vehicles and visit various driving situations. “They go through the checks and balances of the car, which is good. I learned some things there, too,” Phillips said. After a two and a half hour session inside, students participated in a four and a half hour driving road course, which consisted of three lessons. First, students learned the value of their mirrors and how to properly use them to navigate a road course. Next, students learned how to properly stop and turn when travelling at a high speed to avoid an accident. The third lesson taught participants how to regain control if their car began to veer off the road. Parents attended the course with their kids, and served as passengers while their teens completed the driving portion.

Phillips recommends all new drivers take similar courses. “You’re sending your child out in the world, without the proper experience to be able to handle a situation that comes up, and all you’re doing is living on a hope and a prayer. Why not give them the tools, the resources to potentially save their lives and somebody else’s,” she said of parents who don’t place their teens in a driving course. And, while there is no guarantee that State Farm will continue to fund whole classes, Phillips says she has made a pledge to sponsor two students for each class. “I believe that this is not something that will just help teenagers. It’s a life experience, so it’s going to help them, and certainly if we can help anybody avoid an accident, that’s going to help everybody in the community,” she said. The “Fear This” course is offered monthly in Braselton. Clients of Phillips can contact her in regard to the class, and anyone else interested can visit for additional information.

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A teen driver navigates through the on road course in the YearOne parking lot during the driving class.

You’re sending your child out in the world, without the proper experience to be able to handle a situation that comes up, and all you’re doing is living on a hope and a prayer. Why not give them the tools, the resources to potentially save their lives and somebody else’s. Cindy Phillips State Farm agent

Teen driving panel issues safety recommendations


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BUFORD — Through stories of personal tragedy and concerns about their generation, a group of teens from around Georgia presented recommendations Monday on improving driving habits among their peers. Among the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving’s suggestions was a call to reform the state’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program in high schools, starting with changing its name to the Impaired Driving Awareness Program. “This alteration of program name reflects our sentiment that drunk driving is no longer the only problem on our roadways in the state of Georgia,” states a sevenpage report issued by the 22-member panel. “ADAP seeks to educate kids about alcohol and drugs and driving,” said Eric Beeler, the commission’s chairman and a Johns Creek resident. “We believe it should focus more on distracted drivers with nighttime restrictions and passenger laws, so that kids are more aware of those laws.” The commission presented its recommendations during a two-hour session at Lake Lanier Islands’ Legacy Lodge Conference Center. Announced by Gov. Nathan Deal in September 2012, the group is charged with “identifying strategies” in areas of driving concern. The commission, over-

seen by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, divided into subcommittees to address distracted driving, texting while driving and impaired driving. Recommendations included marking teen driving restrictions on licenses, imposing community service punishments to replace fines and strengthening texting penalties. One of the group’s members, Susannah Hooks of Swainsboro, said of the commission’s efforts, “We’ve all been affected by somebody in our community or somebody close to home, and we want to make the crashes come to zero. We don’t want any more.” The session featured emotional testimony from a couple of the students, including Griffin Sorohan, whose brother is the namesake for Georgia’s “Caleb’s Law.” Caleb died texting while driving in 2009 when he was a freshman at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. “With a larger fine and more points on the license, that could stop people (from texting while driving),” said Sorohan, who lives in Madison. “It didn’t only take his life — it took a part of ours.” Nathan Sidey of Dillard talked about his motivation for applying to serve on the commission. His father, a computer analyst, was killed by a drunken teenage driver in Florida when Sidey was a small child. Sidey showed pictures of the wrecked cars, as well

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in Georgia and nationwide. Fortuitously, the number of teen drivers (15-20 years of age) involved in fatal crashes in Georgia has decreased from 292 in 2006 to 172 in 2010 (down 41 percent). Additionally, the number of teen drivers killed in motor vehicle vehicles crashes has been cut by more than half from 129 in 2006 to 23 in 2012 (preliminary number). From the report

as family pictures, including one of his father holding him as a 21-month-old. “I don’t want someone else’s life to change like mine did,” Sidey said. “As a 17-year-old boy, I don’t want to do what (the Florida teen) did to my family. Instead, I want to change ... people’s lives in the opposite way, by preventing this from happening ever again.” AmberNechole Hart of Columbus said many teens believe nothing can hurt them. “I think that’s a major thing that needs to get out there with education, whether it’s (concerning) alcohol, drugs or texting while driving, is that we’re not invincible, and that something that happens in just one second can affect us for the rest of our lives,” she said. Harris Blackwood, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety director, said his office plans to spend time sorting through the recommendations.

“Some of the things can be done administratively,” he said after the session. “Some would require a change in the law.” He added: “We may bring some of (the students) back to testify before some of the (legislative) committees during the off-season and come back next year with recom-

mendations (in areas) where legislative things ... can be done.” Meanwhile, the teen commission will continue. Five of the 22 members will gradu-

ate, “so we’ll replace them,” Blackwood said. “We’re going to continue to reach out to try to make sure we cover the whole state,” he said.

CMYK events

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Chocolate and more chocolate and art, too! Come experience the fun at HeART for Chocolate, Heart for Children gala on Saturday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 ahead and $40 at the door. Call for tickets 706-3876375 or buy them online, www. All proceeds benefit children in foster care by providing them with an advocate through Piedmont CASA. This event is held in conjunction with the Jackson County Arts Council. Attendees will treat themselves to chocolate creations from local bakers and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine. Executive Director Annette Bates said, “This is going to be the best event we have ever had. What a great way to spend an evening: chocolate, art, music and friends. Attendees can dress up, have fun and indulge, and know that their presence gives local children in foster care a chance to have a better life.”

collectibles, antiques, home décor and more, and an auction will net you some proceeds, although not guaranteed. Visit or call 706-654-2693. If you are looking for an entertaining evening or you’re looking to purchase items, visit Auction Ventures Fridays starting at 6:30 p.m. No auction on March 29.


Fur Ball Airways takes to the sky on Friday to benefit the Humane Society of Jackson County. Tickets are sold out. Guests will board at Gate K-9 for an evening of dining, dancing to the music of The Fly Cats and auction at the Braselton-Stover House. Donations to the capital campaign for the animal shelter can be sent to: Humane Society of Jackson County, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA 30549, or visit www. for more information on the Raise The Woof campaign. sss

The Jefferson community Easter egg hunt activities will be held begin at the Jefferson Club House at 10 a.m. with the egg hunt at 1 p.m. Bring your basket and join the fun as youngsters from toddlers through age 12 will collect Easter eggs. Prize eggs will be awarded for each age group with Journey Church donating the prizes. Sponsored by Main Street Jefferson, the City of Jefferson and the Rotary Club of Jefferson, the community event will also feature Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, the Jefferson Fire Department with Sparky the Fire Dog, the Jefferson Rec Department, Newell Orthondontics’ “Quaker Barrel” and more fun. The Humane Society of Jackson County is hosting a bean bag toss and Food 2 Kids Jackson County will be offering pin the tail on the bunny.

The Tree House, Inc. Children’s Advocacy Center is gearing up for the 15th annual “A Night of Hope for Children,” a live and silent auction set for March 22 at the Winder Community Center. Dinner will be catered by Trumps. The biggest fundraiser of the year for The Tree House, the event has more than 20 live auction items and approximately 100 silent auction items. Tickets for the auction are $35 and raffle tickets are $10. They can be purchased by phone at 770-868-1900, online at www. under the donation tab and in person at the new location of The Tree House at 173 Highland Drive in Winder. For more information, visit or contact Becky Lee at becky@ sss



Best-selling author and newspaper columnist Ronda Rich will be signing her latest book, “There’s a Better Day A-Comin’: How to find the upside during the down times,” from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Holly Hill Mall office of the Barrow County News in Winder. sss

Have lots of stuff that you’d like to get rid of but don’t want to put in the effort to hold a yard sale? Auction Ventures can do the work and send you the check. Just call to have Auction Ventures pick up your

The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council seeks artists for the upcoming Member Show & Sale. Members may submit three entries at no charge. Nonmembers may join the HHAC as an artist and enjoy 2014 membership privileges. The Members Art Show & Sale will be April 13 (5-7 p.m.) & April 14 (2-5 p.m.) with refreshments served. While submissions will not be juried, they will be judged and awards given in 2-D and 3-D works. Call 706-654-2971 or 770827-6443 or email hhac55@ Information

performances Mill Creek High School presents “Annie” for its second weekend of performances March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s theater. Tickets are available online for $10 at or $14 at the door. 4400 Braselton Hwy., Hoschton. sss Hop on over to this exciting production of Alice In Wonderland performed by the Black Box Players of Heather Wayne’s Performing Arts Academy. It will be a delight for all ages. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Heather Wayne’s, located at 5370 Thompson Mill Road in Flowery Branch. Tickets are $8 each and are available by calling 770-9679010 or emailing Or visit www. sss Everybody CUTLOOSE!! FOOTLOOSE! The beloved 80’s classic is dancing your way April 5-7 at the Colleen O. Williams Theatre. Presented by Apalachee Musical Theatre class, curtain is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and, if you miss those shows, you can “kick off your Sunday shoes” at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cast will “turn you around and take a hold of your soul! ” Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at Apalachee High School or Winder City Hall.


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Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library will host a Lunch and Learn April 10 featuring a program presented by the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club. Please join us on Wednesday, April 10, in the Community Room, on the lower level, of the Braselton Municipal Court Building and enjoy a buffet of our homemade soups, a big salad, homemade breads and sweets. The time is 11:30 a.m., the price is still just $6 per person and all proceeds go to the Braselton Library. This will also be the Friends’ annual meeting when you can say goodbye to outgoing officers and vote in a new slate of officers. Please call Judee McMurdo at 706-654-4822 for reservations. sss


Team Boom Zumbathon, a fundraiser to benefit Tripp Halstead, will be held at the Jefferson Recreation Complex gym from 10 a.m. to noon on April 13. Registration, with a $10 donation, starts at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts/wristbands will also be for sale to help raise money for this sweet family. We are looking for business sponsors. Sponsors will get their name on T-shirts. Register/donate in advance or at door. Two hours of Zumba and fun. Contact Danielle Herring at 770-468-8634 or for info. sss The Jug Tavern Squares (JTS) will be hosting free dance lessons on April 2 , 9 and 16. Classes are held at the Winder YMCA on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The classes are available for ages 12 to 99 and you don’t need a partner or be a member of the YMCA. JTS hold dances at the YMCA on Brad Akins Drive in Winder on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dancers from all around the state are invited to join and many dancers from other clubs come to Winder for the square dancing and fellowship. JTS has had a resurgence in the past two years and in 2012, Jug Tavern Squares came in second in attendance at the State Square Dance Convention in Macon. If you are interested in joining the fun, fellowship, taking lessons, or just learning about JTS, please contact Rainger or Twila Buehler, at 706-693-1922 H, 770-265-1593 or at sss

Alan and Stephanie McGarry of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Karen Elizabeth McGarry to Dustin Scott Jones, son of Scott and LaJuan Jones of Gainesville. The brideelect is the granddaughter of Stan and Ann Bartus of Gainesville, and Ed and Madonna McGarry of Sioux Falls, S.D. She is a 2008 graduate of Johnson High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2012 from North Georgia College & State University with a bach- Karen McGarry and Dustin Jones elor’s degree in psychology, minor in sociology. The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Bob Dover and Lucy Dover of Toccoa, Linda and Keith McCall of Canon and Jerry and Sissy Jones of Toccoa. He is a 2005 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. He is enrolled at Lanier Technical College studying information technology. He is employed as a computer technician by Information Technology Group, LLC in Gainesville. The couple plan to wed Nov. 2, 2013, at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Hoschton.

Boyd/Carroll Mike and Crissie Boyd of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Chelsea Lynn Boyd to Clay Benjamin Carroll, son of Ronnie and Kim Carroll of Maysville. The brideelect is the granddaughter of the late Howard Early and Audrey Early of Gainesville, and Wayne and Kathy Bryant of Braselton. She is a 2010 graduate of Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch. She is currently pursuing a degree in middle grades education from the University of North Georgia. She is employed as a help desk Clay Carroll and Chelsea Boyd representative at Pro Care RX in Gainesville. The groom-elect is the grandson of D.P. and Kathy Taylor of Grayson, Phillip and Carolyn Perry of Jackson Lake, Gloria Carroll of Lilburn, and Henry Carroll of Loganville. He is a 2008 graduate of Banks County High School in Homer. He graduated in 2010 from Gainesville State College with a degree in business administration. He completed training in 2011 at Gwinnett Technical College in Duluth. He is employed as the BIM coordinator by Southern Mechanical Contractors in Tucker. The couple plan to wed June 15, 2013, at Heritage in Sandy Springs.


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Margo's advice to wife of a slob doesn't sit well with readers Soooo many readers didn’t care for my answer to the neatnik bride who didn’t know what to do about her slob of a husband. I said it would probably be less aggravation if she were to stop harping and trying to train him. And I unfortunately told the truth, saying it was probably easier to train a dog. Here’s what some people had to say: I just read your advice to Neatnik, who complained about her oblivious husband, who’s a slob. I am wondering how old YOU are? No respectful feminist would have ever answered: “The solution may be to take matters into your own hands.” Rewarding a husband is so easy, and the results are gratifying. Loosen up, and get real, woman! Men are just adult children: reward and punishment. — Bernice

Dear Margo What is building here will erode the love if not discussed and if compromises are not reached. She need not do things for him that he can do for himself. Ask that he remove his shoes at the door for a week and have a pair of slippers there. Thank him. You see where this is going? Dirty socks? If they don’t make it into the hamper, they don’t get washed. — Len I was surprised at your advice to Neatnik. She is telling you of her frustrations, and you tell her to just clean up after him, “which would make it a non-issue.” What kind of logic is that? Are little boys allowed

to track in grit and leave socks around, with the little girls required to pick up after them? If not, then why would we pick up after grown men? — Granny of Five Boys I think we might be able to offer a bit more support to Neatnik. While it’s true that compromise is sometimes the best course, it would seem unfortunate to miss the opportunity early in a marriage to establish shared responsibilities. I’d recommend that the couple make a list of all the household tasks, and then determine which spouse is better suited to which task. The outcome, while not mathematically perfect, will provide both of them with a sense of stewardship for the home they share. — Mame I did, however, have two letters of support: I actually agree with your advice. House chores

have never been equal. There are things my guy does well; cleaning is not one of them. I am always picking up after him. Our marriage is equal. It’s just not divided equally in terms of who cleans what, who contributes how much financially, who does the yard work, etc. If you appreciate the qualities each of you brings to the relationship, you will begin to appreciate each other more. — Another Neatnik You were right on. Pick your battles! Try to incorporate a “no shoes in the house” policy. That will help, and it is less individualized and personal. If he is happy, you will be happy. If he is miserable from the nagging, your life will be awful. — Sue Dear Margo: If your writer who was a Hatfield identified herself as a native of West Virginia, my home state, then I might

have some insight into why this person, as you put it, needed to become less thin-skinned. People from Hatfield and McCoy country are often maligned by people who have never visited this beautiful part of our country to see its majestic mountains, lakes and streams. Appalachia and its people are frequently the butt of tasteless jokes (incest, wearing no shoes, having no teeth, acting like backwoods ignoramuses, and so on). Over time, this wears on people. Now living in the Northeast, I find the ignorance of many people in other locations in our country pretty astonishing. No one can seem to recall that West Virginia has had statehood since the Civil War, and that its secession from Virginia came about because of anti-slavery fervor. Regarding the Hatfields and the McCoys, just be-

cause it’s “history” doesn’t mean it’s good or positive. — Mid-Atlantic Transplant Who Enjoys Your Column Dear Mid: You make some valid points, for which I thank you. History, however, ought not be discussed only if it is good or positive. As for your beautiful home state, I did spend five weeks in Harpers Ferry with a movie company, and it is beautiful in a hardscrabble way. I was also informed by the then secretary of state that I was no longer welcome there because of a piece I wrote for “TV Guide.” (I never had occasion to find out whether he could make good on his word.) -- Margo, reminiscently Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.

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BISQUE & GREENWARE for sale. $.75 & up. 706-865-2398 CANOE, Esquif Blast, outfitted for solo whitewater, exc. cond., paddling gear incl., $700; MOUNTAIN BIKE, Specialized, RockHopper Comp. Disc, 21”, new cond., $450; BIKE RACK, Swagman XC2, hitch mount w/ trays, never used, $85; NRS DRYSUIT, never worn, relief zipper, XL, $425; OUTDOOR JACKETS, XL, Patagonia, Marmot & North Face, call for details. 770-634-6993 Dining Room Chairs (12)- Upholtered, pastel stripes, $20ea.; Book Shelf mahogany- 35.5x31 w/3 top shelves, 2 drs on bottom, open storage. $40; Night Stand- Maple, 2 drawer $30; Tall Narrow Cabinet 73x29.5, top has 3 shelves w/door, bottom has 2 shelves w/door. $75; Round Table w/3 Chairs 43x31 $60; 2 Wing Chairs- multi color $35 ea.; Unique mahogany Chairs27.5x19.5, 3”x14” storage under cushion $40ea. Overstuffed Chair Green w/yellow dots. $25; Maple Book Shelf on rollers 23.5x29. $25 770-536-3917 HARDWOOD & PINE MULCH, COMPOST TOP SOIL Mt Yonah Lumber Co. 706-865-2422 North Georgia Pottery (Meaders, Ferguson, Hewell & Craven). Riding Mower, Craftsman 18hp $325; 8pc Patio Furniture $ 125; Other Misc items 770-983-7384 TABLE SAW Delta 10” contractors table saw, 30” Uni-fence, extended table, mobile base, manuals, has had light use, excellent condition, $525. 770-530-2809 Wagner- Cast Iron Frying Pans #2 thru 14. Best Offer. 770-519-7907

370-Musical Instruments YAMAHA DGX-640 Electric piano. Less than 1 yr old. With/Gig bag, sustain pedal and all books and CD's. $600.00 OBO. 770-654-1445

CHIHUAHUA- pups CKC registered. Short haired, males & female; very tiny. 6 wks old, 1st shots & worming. $250ea. 678-897-7332 770-900-5115 Gorgeous Puppies Free To Good Home. 8 weeks old. 678-316-1114

387-Tickets MASTERS Practice Rounds & Badges WANTED. Will Pay Cash. 770-266-6980

Clean, Quiet, Priv. Furnished Room cable/internet access. Xtra amenities. No dep/util fee. $125/ wk. 678-989-7109

BUICK 1992 Century 4dr, V6, 108k Good Cond. $1900. 678-463-7006

NISSAN 2007 Murano $16,000. Like New! New tires & brakes, window visors, custom tint. Approx 89k Hwy mi. 770-889-7148

470-Rooms for Rent


365-Misc. For Sale

745-Import Autos

2BR/2BA Furn Apt for rent. $600m + deposits 678-316-1791

Oakwood 1 BR Apt. $475 + dep. No pets. 770-654-5154


735-Autos for Sale

Roommate Wanted incl. bthrm, $500/mo next to Brenau + $50 utils. 404-925-4045

2 Cemetery PlotsMemorial Park. $9,000 for Both. 770-654-5089

2 BD/1.5 BA Apt. Browns Bridge Rd. Gainesville $570+Dep Call 404-643-8302 2BR/1.5BA; N Hall/Riverbend area Refs & dep. req’d. 770-536-5708

SPECIAL!! 770-533-9220 G’Ville- 2BR $610/mo water/trash incld. No pets 678-677-1898 LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900sf. 820 Park St. $900m. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital 770-534-3577 NEWLY RENOVATED Twnhomes for RENT. $875/Mo, 4BR/3BA. Call 404-812-8913 Oakwood- Cedar Springs. 2BR. $675. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com Oakwood-2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $605$645. 678-357-5044

415-Business Property for Rent 2 Bay Warehouse 500 SF, $175/mo 770-540-5339

425-Duplexes For Rent 2BR/2BA w/ loft & FP, $595/mo + dep. 770-540-7571 2BR/2BA w/ loft & FP, $595/mo + dep. 770-540-7571 Reduced Rate Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N. & S. Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596 New Holland. Clean C/H/A $150/wk. Nopets 770-533-3029

430-Houses for Rent Furnished LOOK! Cottage Lake Lanier off Hwy 400N Near Outlet Mall Only $1200/mo. Like New 2br/Full bth double boat slip, all appls. 770-887-8488

435-Houses for Rent Unfurnished $0 Application Fee. 3BR/2BA HOMES Now Available!! NO RENT until May 1, 2013 Expires 3/28/13

SUN HOMES 888-246-2803 countrysidelakelanier. com. EHO WAC CITY 3/2 Unfin bsmt. $1000/mo. Butch Hodges Properties, Inc. 770-540-0417 3 BR / 2.5 BA Home 4550 Chestatee Heights $700 / month 770-654-4750 3BR/2BA- Lakefront Homes. Great Location $825-$1250. 770-539-4400 4020 SUTTON RD. N. Hall, 3/2, $750m + dep. 770-354-9505 HOUSE & MOBILE HOME 2BR/1BA- E. Hall. 706-654-0958 HOUSES & APTS Avail. in Gainesville & Hall Co. The Simpson Co. 770-532-9911 OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 1pm-4pm. 6010 Terrace Lake Pointe Newly Remodeled 4BR/2.5BA. Exec house. Silver Thorn sbdv. $1800/mo. 770-718-8363 SARDIS area 3/1.5, $800/mo; $400/dep. 678-936-8160 or 678-936-0492

397-Yard Sale

460-Mobile Homes for Rent

MOVING SALE March 22, 23, 29, 30 8am-4pm. 1217 Overland Park Dr, Braselton, GA Furniture, Household & Much More!

2BR/1BA $125wk We pay $100 toward utils. No pet 770-289-9142 E. & S. HALL, 2 & 3 BR’s. Reasonable rates. 770-287-8736


465-Roommates Wanted

1BR/1BA Gainesville. State College area. 770-654-1329 between 4pm-10pm

410-Apartments Unfurnished

380-Pets & Supplies

AXIOM STAFFING Looking to hire 50+ People Immediately!!!

405-Apartments Furnished

326-Cemetery Lots For Sale


CDL Drivers

Homes & Rentals 400

Thursday, March 21, 2013

$95/wk, Furnished all utils & cable, W/D. kitch. 770-561-0781

750-Motorcycles HARLEY 2006 XLH 1200 Custom. 3k mi. Exc Cond $6500/ obo. 770-654-5154

BUICK 1998 Park Avenue. 3.8L V6, 88k, FWD. $5,555. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

755-Sport-Utility Vehicles

BUICK 2010 Enclave, 3.6L, V6, 36K, $32,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CHRYSLER 2008 Aspen Limited, 5.7L, V8, 98K, $16,898 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

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

Homes & Real Estate 500 510-Business Property For Sale Lula Corner Cafe, Owner Retiring $60k. 678-612-4445

545-House for Sale - South Hall OAKWOOD 2BR/ 2.5BA Townhouse. Crawford Oaks sbdv. $70K. 678-668-5288

CADILLAC 1999 DeVille, 4.6L, V8, 55K miles, $8,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

JEEP 2011 Wrangler Sport, manual trans., 4x4 3.8L, 17k $20,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

575-Mobile Homes for Sale 2BR/1BA-Mobile Home. $475 month Rent to OWN Shope Park 770-630-1834

580-Mountain Property Dream Ranch Reduced Dream Ranch in North Georgia, White County. 27 total acres w/stream. 22+ acres in fenced, rolling pasture. Small remodeled brick home, Rustic barn. Awaiting your call for more info. 706-864-5619 or 706-429-6494 www.Dahlonega

Recreation 600 605-Boats & Marine BOAT DOCK-32 x 32, Two slip Brown's Bridge galvanized steel dock 20 x 32 party deck, 40 ft single span wheel ramp, Built 2004. Brazilian Walnut decking. $30k Excellent condition. phone 404 386 8155

610-RVs & Travel Trailers DISCOVERY 2000 36' Motor Home, Cummins, 2 Slides Garaged, Fully Serviced, $49,500. 678-450-0033

Wheels 700 710-Antique Cars/Trucks JOHN DEERE 1950 Model B tractor, engine rebuilt by dealer, runs but carb needs work, plus JD #5 mower and front bucket, manuals, needs cosmetic restoration, grandfather original owner, $950. 770-530-2809

CADILLAC 2000 Deville, 4.6L, V8, 79K miles, $9,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2008 EXT, 6.2L, V8, 57K, $35,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 CADILLAC 2011 DTS Platinum, fully loaded plus. Gray/dark gray interior 27K Excellent $42,850 certified 770-538-0181 CHEVY 1996 SS black, LT1, center console, loaded, rare car, $6,995. 404-401-1083 CHEVY 2005 Cobalt 4dr. silver w/gray int. $4000/obo. 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 CHEVY 2010 Malibu. wht, brn & beige int. elect wind/drs, seats. 17k, $9000/obo. 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 CHRYSLER 1994 Lebaron. Cnvt. auto, V6, green/gray. New top/tires. 157k. $1695. 770-262-8200 FORD 2007 Focus SE. Good Condition. $4800. 770-714-0974

745-Import Autos INFINITI 1998 Q45, black, 160K, loaded, snrf, exc. conc., new tires & battery, $5995. 404-401-1083

LEXUS 2005 LS430. 4.3L, V8, 95k, 25mpg Hwy. $20,545 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

725-Autos & Trucks Wanted ANY & ALL Available Automobiles/Junk Etc. $150 & Up. 770-654-5556 PAY CASH FOR Junk Cars & Trucks 678-617-3075

MERCEDES BENZ 2007 C350, 3.5L, V6, 67K, $22,858. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

KIA 2012 Sorento 3.5L, V6, auto, 11k. $21,222. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 New SS Propeller, (Rapture) Michigan Wheel, 13 1/4 x 21 pitch. Fits all in-line Mercury, Mariner,or Force engines, 90 thru 150 hp. Still in origional box. $150. Call (706)216-4674

765-Trucks CHEVY 1984 C-10. Silverado. Full size V8 Auto, $2500/Sell or Trade.678-546-9184; 678-617-5560 CHEVY 1999 S-10 Extreme. Blk, Regular cab, 4cyl, standard trans, air, needs motor. $2000. 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 FORD 1992 F-250. 7.3. Diesel. Great Cond. $3495. 706-219-2621 FORD 1997 F-150 XLT Red, V-6, 5 speed, Air, everything works, clean $2800 678-414-3880 or 706-654-2567 FORD 1998 F-150 Crew cab, LB. Great Cond. $3850. 770-540-1215 FORD 1999 F-250 XLT. Super Cab. 4WD, 5.4L, gas, 130k, Exc Cond. $9,250/obo. 770-540-0854 TOYOTA 2003 Tacoma. XTRA Cab. Limited, 2dr, V6, 3.4L, TRD off road, 4x4, 5spd man. Exc cond. 30k. Also includes cross bed tool box, sprayed in bed liner. $16,500. 770-654-8036

770-Vans HONDA 2007 Odyssey EX-L, 136K mi, excellent condition, blue, dvd, 6 cd changer. Sole owner, meticulously maintained, leather, new tires. $12,900. 404-791-2399 TOYOTA 2000 Sienna XLE. 100,390mi, leath seats, $4500/obo. 678-630-5080


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The Paper March 21 2013 Edition  

The Paper March 21 2013 Edition