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Drought contingency goes to Level 1 By LEANNE AKIN

After continuous monitoring the drought status of the area, the operations committee of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority is making the move to a Level 1 on May 1. Jackson, Barrow and Oconee counties get treated water from the plant operated by the authority’s consultant and Athens-Clarke gets raw water through the authority so water customers of those counties and municipalities obtaining water from those entities would

Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority counties moving to three day a week watering schedule be impacted by the less restrictive watering regulations. The operations committee, chaired by Chris Thomas of Oconee County, voted in an April 17 meeting to move to Level 1 which will allow for watering three days a week on an even-odd schedule. The drought contingency plan considers

streamflow levels, groundwater levels and the level of Bear Creek Reservoir. Thanks to sufficient rainfall and the yearsin-the-making habit of water conservation, committee members and water system operators represented on the committee said they were comfortable with the change in outdoor water use guidelines.

The change does not lift the prohibition on certain outdoor watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. As of May 1, odd-numbered addresses will be allowed to use spray irrigation, sprinkle lawns and hand water without a shut-off nozzle on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered addresses will be able to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are no restrictions on watering of food gardens. See complete information related to the move to Level 1 at

Braselton Antique & Gardening Festival expands with more booths and activities By LEANNE AKIN

Loving Relay For Life Relay For Life of Braselton-Hoschton will be held April 26-27 at Hoschton Park and participating teams have been actively raising money for the American Cancer Society. You can come out and support the teams and their fundraising efforts between 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. You can also pledge online at The event will include a survivors lap, caregiver lap and team lap with walkers on the track throughout the night. The luminary ceremony, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Braselton, will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Fight Back 5K was held from Braselton Park with 100 participants joining in the second annual fundraising event for Relay. Justin Wood of Commerce was the overall male winner with a time of 18:08.3 while Brandi Pieplow of Jefferson was the overall female winner and the fourth-place finisher with a time of 23 minutes. See complete results and more scenes from the 5K at Debbie Purvis The Paper

Donna Cannella is anticipating a wonderful weekend at the Braselton Antique & Gardening Festival, which marks its 10th anniversary. Cannella, who owns and operates Countryside Antiques, has been coordinating the spring and fall antique festivals since the fall of 2008. This will be the 19th festival being sponsored by Countryside, A Flea Antique, Braselton Antique Mall, Braselton Gallery, The Antique Market & Jarfly Station and Auction Ventures. The Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority and the Braselton Downtown Development Authority is helping to promote the festival. “It’s exciting,” said Cannella of the growth of the festival. Since she began coordinating, the previous high for booths was 36. This year, there are 110plus booths because of the expansion of the festival beyond Braselton Park. “The newness of this means extra work for me – measuring the roads to plan for the booths and remeasuring.” She also invested time to visit shows and make personal contacts with vendors showing in Franklin, Dillard, Clayton, Clarksville, Cleveland, Dahlonega and beyond. She has connected with new dealers along the way and talked up the Braselton show to grow it beyond her expectations. “Word is spreading,” said Cannella, who has attracted participation from dealers from as far away as Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Murphy, N.C. “It’s been awesome.” The festival got permission from the Braselton Town Council to expand onto the roadways so soliciting participation from vendors at larger shows was possible. Closing Frances Street and Harrison Street to traffic will allow for vendor booths to be spread from Braselton Park toward businesses also joining in with the festival celebration.

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Countryside Antiques joins with other antique shops in the community to promote the twice-a-year festivals. The building’s white with red accent paint scheme is also seen on other downtown structure including the Enterprise Fluor and Grist Mill (below) which will be open for tours during this weekend’s festival.

Antiques, primitives and repurposed items which are very hot right now are getting a big focus at this weekend’s festival. “We’ll also have six plant nurseries and landscaping companies,” said Cannella. Trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, vegetables and seedlings will be available. Also look for Angel Trumpets and blueberry bushes.


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this class through Brenau, but for people throughout the city,” said Braselton Assistance Police Chief Lou Solis, who is teaching the class.

Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, known as BULLI, is a member-driven not-for-credit adult learning experience, and BULLI in Braselton is bringing the experience to the local community. BULLI members may enroll in a variety of classes for personal enrichment and intellectual stimulation for three terms each year, and Judee McMurdo is currently enjoying two classroom expe-



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Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis is instructing the Put Up Resistance, Safe Escape class which will have a second session this summer. Participation in the first is not required to take the class which you can learn more about during an April 30 BULLI orientation meeting.

history and such. Instead, BULLI is venturing into the realm of self-defense, with a new spring offering. Put Up Resistance, Safe Escape, or P.U.R.S.E, is a spring BULLI course aimed to teach personal protection

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and how to use a firearm safety. P.U.R.S.E. II is coming in the summer session for which a registration meeting is set for April 30. The class is a first, and came about as the idea of Braselton Town Manager

Jennifer Dees. The class was eventually added to the Braselton BULLI course offerings, and it had its first meeting on March 25. “To do something like this, we’re trying to educate a lot of people, not only in

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out how the moving parts of the roller mill operation worked. Because there is a level Continued from 1A beneath, the mill is actually a four-story operation. “It’s really preserved well,” said Sweat, In addition to furniture and other antiques, look for vintage jewelry, the offerings of three who works to help keep the gristmill at Hurwoodworkers, outdoor ironworks and sports ricane Shoals Park maintained and operamemorabilia. New this year will be folk art, tional. Sweat says he has lived in Braselton since pottery and stained glass as local artists are the age of 12 so he’s driven by the mill thoubeing welcomed. On Saturday, the festival is hosting a Life- sands of times in the past 40 years. Curiosity has gotten the better of him previously as South bloodmobile all day. Because of the expansion of the festival, a he acknowledges he had found a way to get directory map will assist festival-goers with inside and look around. Seeing the inside of the mill recently and looking around further the location of the vendors. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. amazed him. “It’s truly fascinating how they were able on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on to do this,” said Sweat, who likes looking at Sunday. moving pieces and parts and figuring out what they actually did. “That place is amazing,” Sweat said of the mill in Braselton. It is something the The Enterprise Flour community should be and Grist Mill will be open proud to showcase. He during the Braselton Ansaid walking through tique and Gardening Festhe mill with fellow tival to showcase a link to Tumbling Waters Sothe past. ciety folks and hearThe mill will be opened ing stories from those, for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 like Richardson, who p.m. on Saturday and Sunremember the mill as a day. kid or others who went Since the mill’s doors with their parents to get were closed in the 1950s, their flour ground at the little has changed inside Stop by the Enterprise Flour and mill connects you with the structure where Ralph the past. Richardson recalls doing Grist Mill and catch the excitement Sweat said the mill his homework most after- of volunteers who appreciate the his- would make “one heck noons after he helped the tory and see potential for its place in of the restaurant.” operator with chores. While it would take a downtown Braselton. Old photographs show big investment, leaving the mill in operation in the early 1900s al- the equipment in place would certainly make though it is uncertain when the mill was con- the venture a one-of-a-kind place. structed. You can stop by the mill this weekend and Braselton Downtown Director Amy Pin- step back in time. nell is hopeful opening the mill and having Contact Amy Pinnell at 706-684-0369 if you some mill enthusiasts on hand to talk about have any information or photos to share. the operations will spur a renewed interest in finding out more about the mill and possibly locating more photographs and recollections about its early operations. Also taking place in conjunction with the Pinnell connected with several who are festival will be tours of Nannie’s Children’s involved with the Tumbling Waters Society Garden, established inside and around the reand excitement grew. Tom McMurdo, Tim Sweat, Jim Huff, maining foundation of the mule barn on the Danny Elrod and Richardson recently went Braselton Family property. Also, the Friends of the Braselton-West inside the mill. Sweat, who finds anything mechanical in- Jackson Library will be hosting a porch book triguing, jumped at the opportunity to figure sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the fifth National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. “This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications,” said JP Banks, coalition director of the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County. The service is free and participants remain completely anonymous. The Drug Free Coalition of Hall County announces the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, the Gainesville Police Department and the Braselton Police Department are providing take-back sites on April 27. The three take back sites for Hall County are: • Braselton Police Department, 5040 Highway 53, Braselton • Sterling on the Lake community center, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch – sponsored by The Hall County Sheriff’s Office • Gainesville Police Department, located at 701 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville Braselton Police Assistant Chief Lou Solis said, “We took on this mission (of helping DEA) so that we could provide the residents and surrounding municipalities a chance to drop off their used or outdated prescription medicine. The drop-off points have slowly vanAntiques ished,and so this is a big deal Collectibles Show: for us. Join us for these “We dates: are trying to Friday February 1st educate : 9 AM 5 PM theto residents that: throwing Saturday February 2nd 9 AM to prescrip5 PM in the Sunday February 3rdtion: medication 10 AM to 4 PM trash sometimes makes Breakfast & Lunch served by Angie’s Cafe its way back onto the streets, in a bad way,” said Solis. “If they flush

Citizens academy applications being accepted Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 session of the Braselton Citizens Academy, a free six-month program providing participants with information about town departments, services and programs. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, starting in May, from 6-8 p.m. There are also voluntary tours and ride-alongs offered at times convenient to the class members. The objectives of the citizens academy are to offer insight on how town agencies function, to promote open lines of communication between citizens and town staff, to provide information on how citizens can utilize the services that the town government offers. “It is a unique opportunity to develop a better understanding about the town government,” says town manager Jennifer Dees. The academy is offered free of charge as a service to the community once per year, participants must be 18 or older and the class size is limited to 10 participants. Applications will be accepted for the 2013 class through May 3. For an application, email Jennifer Dees at, call at 706-6545720. Earlier this year, Ed Roach and Fred Irvin were recognized by the Braselton Town Council for completion of the second annual Citizens Academy of Braselton.

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Braselton Mayor Bill Orr congratulated Fred Irvin, left, and Ed Roach as graduates of the second annual Citizens Academy of Braselton during a town council session.

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them down the toilet, then it has the chance of making it in our drinking water. “So every six months, we do this helps the community in many ways. If giving up one Saturday to help residents get rid of their prescription pills that have been in their house for months at a time is well worth it,” said Solis. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Nationwide, one in five teens have abused prescription drugs and, next to marijuana, prescription medications are the most commonly abused substances. Every day, almost 2,500 teens abuse prescription medication for the first time. Fifty-six percent of people who use prescription medications non-medically say they obtain these drugs from friends and relatives (SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2008), meaning that these drugs are freely shared or taken from medicine cabinets or other easily accessible places. Prescription Take-Back events have been held in Hall County each of the past five National Prescription Take Back Days sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA sponsors Take-Back Days twice a year. As awareness grew, there has been a steady increase in the amount collected. In April 2011, the first time there was a local Take-Back,

6.2 pounds were collected. Six months later, in October 2011, 44 pounds were turned in, and in April 2012, a total of 58 pounds were collected. In September 2012, a total of 196 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected by local law enforcement within Hall County. “Prevention is vital to reducing drug abuse and local participation in the DEA’s National Prescription Take-Back Day is one way every Hall County resident can contribute,”said Banks. “Proper disposal of medications is one of four steps to preventing prescription drug abuse. The others are: take medicines only as prescribed; do not share medications; and store medications safely and securely. Together we can reduce and prevent drug abuse.” Illegal substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine will not be accepted. Intravenous solutions and hypodermic needles are also not accepted. Acceptable items are: expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter solid medications. All medications will be disposed of safely and properly by law enforcement officers. Contact JP Banks at 770534-1080 x277 or jpbanks@ Two permanent medication drug drop boxes are located in Gainesville and one is at the Jackson County Jail.

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Students from West Jackson Primary School participated with family and friends at a Sunday fishing rodeo and barbecue fundraiser at the lake at Traditions of Braselton. West Jackson Primary is one of the Relay For Life teams raising money for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life will take place Friday at Hoschton Park beginning with the Survivors Dinner at 6 p.m. Relay begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 7 a.m. with teams on the track and activities and events throughout the night.

Whole Foods provided fun for all ages on Saturday during an Earth Day celebration which included an earthfriendly community car wash, facepainting and inflatables for the kids, tours of the Whole Foods distribution center and tastes of some of the special products available at Whole Foods retail locations. One of the tastes was Byne Blueberry Farm’s Georgia Bar, voted Best Snack in the 2013 Flavor of Georgia Contest, and peach cobbler from Lane Southern Orchards. See LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery of the event benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation at



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Spring into Recycling and clean up roadways The Keep Jackson County Beautiful annual Spring Into Recycling event will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at the Jackson County Transfer Station/ Landfill, located at 12 Hendrix Drive in Jefferson. You can also drop off items by May 8 at either Premier Storage locations – Duncan Corners, 2240 Friendship Road, Buford (770-967-4440) or Commerce, 95 Homer St., Commerce (706-336-6545). Call KJCB at 706-708-7198 for more information. Keep Jackson County Beautiful is also sponsoring The GREAT Jackson County Cleanup during the month of April. As many community members as possible are asked to take a littered area (roadsides would be a mile) to clean. You would need

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CHURCH NEWS Encounter Church, meeting at West Jackson Primary School on Hwy 53, welcomes David Greene former UGA quarterback. Join us Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m. as we welcome former UGA quarterback David Greene. Hear from David’s heart as he shares what he is doing with his

life now that he is no longer calling the shots “between the hedges.” Encounter Church will be collecting toiletries and socks for the boys and girls of Eagle Ranch. You don’t want to miss this great day. Visit www.forallmankind. org sss Primetimers Senior Group will meet Friday, April 26, with Lunch/Bingo at 11 a.m. at Hoschton United Methodist

OBITUARIES Pansy Davis Alexander

Died April 18, 2013 Mrs. Pansy Davis Alexander, 97, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 18, 2013. Born in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Tom P. and Ziporah Hayes Davis and was one of 13 children. She loved children, having seven of her own, and was the owner of Pansy’s Daycare, the first licensed daycare in Jackson County. Thousands of children were under her loving care. Mrs. Alexander was a member of Jefferson First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. “Dutch” Alexander; sons, Charles Fleeman, Timothy Fleeman, Jimmy Fleeman and Byron Alexander; grandson, Chuck Fleeman; sisters, Ruth Carnell, Mary Lou McDonald, Ellen Perry, Beth Wages and Merle Sniderl and brothers, Malvin Davis, John Davis, George Davis, Hayes Davis, and Ed Davis. Funeral services were held Sunday April 21, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hardy officiating. Interment followed in Woodbine Cemetery with Hopper Alexander, Jerry Davis, Rickey Davis, Tony Davis, Davis Gilmer, and Mike Beatty honored as pallbearers. Survivors include her daughter, Emmagene (Howard) Merk of Jefferson; sons, Dicky (Lilly) Fleeman and John (Sandy) Alexander, all of Jefferson; sister, Vera Pace of Winder; daughters-in-law, Alice Alexander, Gayle Turner and Betty Fleeman; 15 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives survive. Flower are accepted or donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, April 25, 2013

Edward Milam Ayers

Died April 16, 2013 Edward Milam Ayers, 88, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Born in Atlanta, he was a son of the late A. Dewey Ayers and the late Inez Vandiver Ayers. Mr. Ayers was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Jefferson American Legion Post 56. He retired from Lockheed in Marietta and later was a parts driver for Jackson County. Mr. Ayers was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl W. Ayers. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Geneva Ayers; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward M. and Laura Ayers Jr., of Flowery Branch and John and Carmen Ayers of Jefferson; stepson, Bill White of Jefferson; sisters, Terice Toney and Jacqueline Burkholter, both of Helen, Jeannette Johnson of Valdosta and Myra Pace of Clarkesville; brothers, Jack Ayers of Stone Mountain and Norman Ayers of Cleveland; grandchildren, Russ, Andy, Anna, Cheryl, Lisa, Glenn, Wendy, Mike, Greg, DeeDee and Robby; and numerous great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Friday, April 19, 2013,

Died April 17, 2013 Tom “Junior” Davis, 81, of Winder, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013. During his life, he was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church and the owner of Davis T.V. and Appliance. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Daisy Odell Cheatham Davis; son, Tom Davis Jr.; and a grandson, Thomas Davis III. Survivors include his wife, Tiera Turnbull Davis; sons, Reed Davis of Colbert, Ned (Debbie) Davis, Barry (Kathy) Davis and Roger (Dee Dee) Davis, all of Statham, and Kim Davis of Winder; daughters, Cherry (Kenny) Bishop, Chyrl (Terry) Knight and Cindy (Sonny) Quick, all of Statham; brothers, Eddie Davis of Bogart and Larry Davis of Nicholson; sister, C. J. Browning of Danielsville; 22 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Ned Davis and Billy Driskell officiating. The burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. Donations may be made to Freedom Fellowship Church, 303 First St., Statham, GA 30666. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013

Robert Joseph “Bob” Ewerling, 83, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Born in Chicago, Ill., in March of 1930, he was the youngest of three sons to the late Fred Ewerling and Mathilda Krauss Ewerling. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1952. After the Air Force, Bob enjoyed a very successful career in sales of steel cable and worked as a southeastern sales manager for many years. He settled in Miami, Fla., and spent the next 30 years there with his wife and daughter, Judith Ann. After a divorce and starting a new career in real estate sales, Bob met and married his present wife, Virginia, and had a daughter, Leigh Helen. A devoted family man, Bob always made life interesting and fun. In spite of being hit hard by multiple debilitating health issues over the past couple of years, Bob continued to be optimistic about life and concerned about others. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his two brothers, Fred and Lee. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ewerling; daughters and son- in-law, Judith Burton of Garner, N.C., and Leigh and Garret DeWulf of Jefferson; grandchildren, Paul Decker, Jason Decker, Allie DeWulf and Madison DeWulf; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. John Talley and Deacon John Burke officiating. The burial followed in the Evans Memory Gardens with Paul Decker, Garret DeWulf, Jason Smith, James Smith, Bill Ewerling and Jerry Sailors honored as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca. org/Home/Donate. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, April 25, 2013

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in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Hill and the Rev. Dugar Strickland officiating. The burial follow in the Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross with David Youngblood, Gene Bolton, Bill White, Danny Major, James Freeman and Glenn Waits honored as pallbearers. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, April 25, 2013

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Died April 19, 2013 Mrs. Louise Etheridge, 85, of Winder, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at her residence. A daughter of the late Luther and Harriett Dunahoo Hill, Mrs. Etheridge was the widow of Dr. E.H. Etheridge. She was the valedictorian of the 1943 class of Winder High School. Residing in Barrow County for most of her life, she was a homemaker and member of Rockwell Universalist Church. Survivors include her children, Skeeter and Tammy Etheridge, Molly and Butch Huff, Julia and Mike Duane and Happy and David Maynard, all of Winder,and Jimmy and Beth Etheridge of McDonough; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Bradley of Snellville. A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Pride officiating. Memorials may be made to Rockwell Universalist Church c/o Ann Dunahoo, 243 Dunahoo Road, Winder, GA 30680. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013

Died April 16, 2013 Mark Ryan Harmon, 20, of Hoschton, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Kelley Lee Harmon. Survivors include his mother, Tina H. Harmon of Hoschton; brother, Matthew Harmon of Hoschton; and grandparents, E.R. and Emma Haner of Idaho. A funeral service was held Sunday, April 21, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hunt officiating. Sonations may be made to the Mark Harmon Fund at Peach State Federal Credit Union, 216 N. Broad St., Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013

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Inspirations at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Spring Revival services wll begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6, 7 and 8, featuring Pastor Jeff Lyle from Meadow Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. Special singing nightly will featuring 15 -year-old

Homecoming service with special music and dinner on the grounds will be hosted by The Church of Hoschton beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5. Everyone is welcome. Homecoming singing with “The Troy Burns Family” former member of the 87, of Monroe, died Sunday, April 21, 2013. During her life, she was a real estate agent for Harris & Associates. She was a believer of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hopkins; parents, Perry and Fannie Mae Brooks Angle; brother, Lanier P. Angle; and sister, Geraldine Holm. Survivors include her son, Gregory Hopkins of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Gayle McDaniel of Monroe; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Dubree officiating. Interment followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013

Merritt Richardson

Died April 18, 2013 Merritt Richardson, 72, of Winder, died Thursday, April 18, 2013. He was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church and enjoyed his involvement with Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Winfrey Smith Richardson; sons and daughters-in-law, Perry and Setsuko Richardson of Denver, Colo., and Tobin and Vicki Richardson of Lawrenceville; four grandchildren; and sister, Willynda Richardson Robinson of Cairo. A funeral service was held in Smith Memory Chapel with interment to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder. T Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013


Grayce Todd Watkins, 51, of Monroe, died Monday, April 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-6540966, The Paper, April 25, 2013

2013, in Smith Memory Chapel. Donations may be made to Northside Presbyterian Church, 473 Jefferson Highway, Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, April 25, 2013

Jeanette Wilson

Died April 17, 2013 Mr. Paul Yu, age 55, of Flowery Branch, died of a sudden illness on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Nancy E. Yu; children, Paul Yu, Mac Yu and Ben Yu all of Flowery Branch; mother, Rita Lin of Braselton; sister, Mary Yu Frenkel of Walnut, Calif.; brother, David Yu of Braselton; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Yu was born June 3, 1957 in Taipei, Taiwan. He was the chef and owner of Yu’s Chopstix in Braselton. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and patrons. Funeral service was held Sunday, April 21, 201, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Brian Rhodes officiating. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Paul Yu. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford The Paper, April 25, 2013

Died April 17, 2013 Jeanette Wilson, 80, of Winder, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A daughter of the late Glen and Louree Casper Simmons, she retired from R&R Manufacturing as a seamstress. She attended Northside Presbyterian Church in Winder. She loved the Lord and enjoyed being involved in various activities at Winder Health Care and Rehab Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Colie Frank Wilson; a daughter, Dianne Wilson; and brother, James Simmons. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bobby Canup of Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, William Wilson, Jerry and Joan Wilson, Davis and Martha Wilson and Jeff an Debbie Wilson, all of Winder; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores “Doodle” Potts of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Monday, April 22,

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Singing the soundtrack of our faith

The first church hymnal I remember was the 1956 Baptist Hymnal. I still can remember the page number of hymns in that great old book. One of the songs not included in the book was “How Great Thou Art.” Like many churches, we had a printed version pasted on the inside cover. I’m not quite sure when “How Great Thou Art” became a church mainstay, but I know the man who was responsible for much of its popularity. George Beverly Shea was the featured soloist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for 60 years. When the Graham crusades began being televised in the 1950s, Shea’s rich bass voice was as much a part of the service as Graham’s strong preaching. I think we all have our images of God. For some, God is an old guy with a long white beard. While we saw a new twist on the image of God in the 1977 movie, “Oh, God,” I just can’t picture the almighty as George Burns in a fishing hat. I certainly can’t imagine him sounding like George Burns. In more recent years, I’ve thought God would sound like Dr. Bruce Morgan, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church of Griffin. He has a rich, deep voice with just enough Southern flavor to make it almost melodious. Morgan makes his home now in Gainesville and I love to hear him speak. If he just says, “Good morning,” it gives me a warm feeling. I don’t know if Morgan is a singer, but if God were singing, I think he would sound like George Beverly Shea. There was a lot of paste used to stick “How Great Thou Art in the cover of the Baptist Hymnal and you can thank Shea for that.

Harris Blackwood My friend, Mildred Carpenter, who has sung at hundreds upon hundreds of funerals around here, says it is one of the most requested funeral songs, right alongside “Amazing Grace.” Years ago, when I lived in Tifton, I heard a man named Millard Blakey whistle the great song. He really didn’t whistle; he warbled, a beautiful sound with a trill to it. I don’t know if Milllard was a singer, but his fine warbling of “How Great Thou Art” was as pretty as I’ve ever heard. Elvis Presley made it a big song and sung it at just about every concert. I’ve been to funerals where the 1969 recording was played. He was backed by Jake Hess and the Imperials, and the album earned Elvis his first Grammy. Others who have recorded the song include Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels and Tennessee Ernie Ford, just to name a few. It was a big song for the Blackwood Brothers. I’m distantly related and that would have been a shameless plug if the originals were not all gone. The Statler Brothers had a version on their Holy Bible album that went to number 39 on the Billboard country music chart. But for those of us who were watching TV in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, there was none better than Shea, who died last week at the age of 104. His rich voice provided a soundtrack of comfort and inspiration to generations. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Pinky’s soul is well, but mine hurts It seems too many loved ones recently have said goodbye to this vale of grief and sorrow and said hello to sweet eternity. Heaven is blessed, but I am distressed. Whenever I needed a good story of kindness and compassion, I could always find one quickly in Pinky Cabe. Since she blushed mightily at the hint of any praise — hence the name Pinky forever cloaked her Christian name of Martha — I mentioned her only once in this column but in my last three books, I tossed the veil aside and told the world of her gentle spirit. “It’s true,” she said softly one day a few years ago when I was visiting her during a brief stay in a nursing home for physical rehabilitation. She was gently stroking Dixie Dew, who was lying beside her on the bed. “What?” I asked. The conversation had suddenly turned. “Be ye kind one to another,” she responded, quoting one of her favorite scriptures. “I’ve always believed that but since I’ve been here, I’ve realized it more. One pat on my shoulder or one kind word of

Ronda Rich encouragement has meant so much.” I was building a house, so I laughed. “Yes, kindness works except if you’re working with contractors. Then only meanness works.” In spite of herself, she laughed. Pinky always laughed joyously at my quips. I’ll miss that. She and her beloved husband of 62 years, Guy, who died six weeks before she did, were gloriously entertained by me. I love a good audience and now I have lost two of the best. I called Pinky “one of my saints,” a name for four close friends and mighty prayer warriors. They were linked through me but if one of the saints was in dire straits, she would call and ask, “Will you call the saints and ask for prayer for me?” Over the years, whenever I hit a rough patch — like when Mama died —

Pinky would call and say, “How about coming over and having salmon patties with us?” I loved Pinky’s salmon patties. She made them with crumbled “sody” crackers and poured a bit of canned juice into the mixture. I hate to think that there is no one left to make salmon patties for me but, sadly, it is the truth. At Pinky’s funeral, her longtime friend, Lucy, gave one of the sweetest eulogies I have ever heard. In her soft, sing-songy voice, Lucy told stories of her friend and neighbor. “She was a true Southern belle in the finest sense of the term,” Lucy said, her voice quivering at times with emotion. “She was beautifully raised.” Beautifully raised. What a lovely phrase. And how true. Pinky was thoughtfully well-mannered. She knew the etiquette of hospitality gifts and thank you notes as well as cards of encouragement or praise. She was constantly compassionate, looking always to take a casserole to those in need or lend a helping hand. She was loyal and steadfast, devoted to God, family,

country and friends. She spoke harm of no one, not even those who brought a hint of trouble or despair into her life. “Pinky, what happened to so-and-so?” I might ask if I had heard a bit of gossip somewhere. She’d shrug. “I don’t know.” Even though she did. Then, she changed the subject. “When it comes to gossip, you are worthless,” I would teasingly chide. Yes, she was beautifully raised. Every child should be raised as Pinky was. One day after church, Pinky turned to me and grasped my hand tightly. “When I die, promise me that you will see that at my funeral they sing, ‘It is Well With My Soul.’” Pinky rarely asked for anything but she was adamant. “Please.” Her eyes grew moist. “Because when I am gone, all will be well, very well with my soul.” I know it is. I wish I could say the same for my heart. Ronda Rich is the best-selling author of several books, including “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at www. Her column appears weekly.

‘At the Movies’, with a second-grader I have an unhealthy/ wonderful habit of staying up late and watching movies. And by staying up late, I mean until about 11 p.m. (I’m too old — by law — to stay up any later). Sometimes, my children will sneak up behind me and catch a glimpse of what I’m watching. After they say something and scare the breath out of me, I whisk them back upstairs to bed. My youngest son, who’s in second grade, reminded me of this little exercise recently when he offered this, unsolicited, at the dinner table: “Hey, daddy, remember the movie you made me quit watching after four minutes where those three boys lived in this awesome hotel, and they stole that tiger from the boxer? Yeah, that was great.” His plot synopsis was of “The Hangover” (the edited TV version, for those of you at DFCS), which he watched over my shoulder for, as stated, four minutes

Len Robbins before being discovered and reprimanded. Having a keen eye for column fodder, I cornered him later to give me more mini-reviews/plot summaries of movies we’ve seen (spoiler alert warning). Here’s what he said, verbatim: “Avatar” — “This guy with no legs goes to space where they make him into a blue Indian, and then he can run. Then the army man with the messed-up face tries to blow up the blue Indians.” “Iron Man” — “This rich guy goes to this place where he gets blowed up, then he goes in a cave and makes an Iron Man costume and sets people on fire with a fire gun. He gets

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rescued and some other stuff happens.” “Transformers” — “That boy for ‘Even Stevens’ gets a car that’s a robot and all these other robots fight these other robots in this city.” “Thor” — This boy lives on another planet with his sort-of brother and he gets sent down here to America through a tunnel and the sort-of brother comes down and blows up a bunch of stuff and Thor hits him with a very strong hammer.” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” — “That Indiana Jones guy who you make me watch all his movies, he’s old now, and he and that boy from ‘Even Stevens’ go to the jungle to find some lost old man and Indiana Jones kills an Indian with a straw. Then they find out that the ‘Even Stevens’ boy is his son.” “Pirates of the Caribbean” — I don’t call it Carrots of the Pirebbian anymore. In the movie, Jack Sparrow, the pirate, takes

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this ship and they go to an island and they find out that on this one ship, all the pirates are only alive during the daytime. At night, they become bony. I don’t know how. It’s sort of scary, but I like it anyway because there is all kinds of sword (pronounced “sword”) fighting.” “E.T.” — “You made me watch this movie. This boy finds his pet alien outside his house and names him E.T. His sister is Drew Barrymore when she was a baby. That’s how old the movie is. Then E.T. makes them fly their bikes, and these guys in bee helmets try to steal him, but E.T. and the boy go to the woods, where E.T. gets away while the dog is barking.” Short, concise and to the point. We may have found the successor to the late Roger Ebert. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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I am almost home “I am almost home,” said a dying Christian to a young friend, to whom she was much attached, and who at her earnest request had come to pay her a farewell visit. “I am almost home.” She was indeed the laboring breath, the emaciated frame. All told her days on earth were numbered, but the bright eye through which the passing soul still shone bright, spoke of a hope beyond the grave. For many years, a faithful servant to an earthly master, she had yet more faithfully served her master in heaven, and lived a consistent Christian life. She could say, “I am almost home.” Looking up eagerly to her friend, she asked, “but my dear do you think I’m safe?” “Yes, said her friend, for ‘he that believeth on Him shall not be ashamed,’ and you have believed.” “Yes,” she said, closing her eyes, while an expression of the most entire trust passed over the worn face. “I have, I have hated sin with a perfect hatred, and desired above all things to serve Him.” Not another doubt clouded her dying hours; a little more suffering and she was with Him whom her soul loved – her sorrow over. She had been sorely tried the last few years of her life, and now He who had never failed her in times of

trouble on earth, took her home. Her last words when the power of speaking was almost gone, was a message to her husband. She could not see him for he was dangerously ill in the next room. “Tell him,” she said, “I am going home where we shall meet – where we shall meet to depart no more.” They have met now, in a few weeks he was also laid to rest beside her. One word of inquiry to the reader, if you were dying, could you say, “I am almost home.” When all earth is fading from you, when you are leaving all you love below, when you are going to stand before God will you feel, “I am almost home.” Is heaven anything to you now? Do you know the way there? Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are, it is Jesus who takes away the fear of death, it is His love in the soul which lightens the dark valley, and chases from the ransomed spirit even the shadow of a cloud. Is this love precious to you? Have you looked to Jesus? Look and live, is God’s promises. “I came to seek and save that which is lost,” are the savior’s words. We are all lost in ourselves. Do not wait until you come to die to find out. Do not leave the great work of repenting until the last few

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days or hours of your life. When the body is full of pain and weariness, it is not the time to begin to think about the saving of your soul. Then you want something to rest on, something to comfort you and something to be with you. If you should have all this, you should go to Jesus now. Ask him for pardon, peace and strength to serve Him as long as he pleases you to life here. Ask for his spirit to renew your heart, to prepare you for heaven. Then, when your time is changing to eternity, when the lamp of life is flickering, soon to be put out forever, and then with you too it shall be well. You, too, will be joined home, and as your free spirit enters the pearly gate, you shall hear the entrancing words – “well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

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Madison Almond of Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church on Monday; Brother Harold Skelton on Tuesday; and singer/ songwriter and recording artist Freddie Smith on Wednesday. “We invite the entire community to come to any and all services and celebrate with us our first Homecoming and revival,” said Pastor Cory Sexton. The Church of Hoschton is located at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. Contact Pastor Sexton at 678-234-9408 or visit 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 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. 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,

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. Contact Rev. Brad Greene of Arbor

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National Day of Prayer will be observed around Jackson County The Tri-County Ministerial Association will sponsor its annual National Day of Prayer at noon on Friday, May 3, at several locations around the area. In Commerce, the Day of Prayer will be held at Spencer Park while the event will be held at city hall in Nicholson, at the historic courthouse in Homer and at Maysville City Park. In Jefferson, the ebent will be held at the Jefferson Clubhouse. “We sincerely solicit the participation of all local government leaders, as well as our civic and religious leaders and private citizens who are able to attend as we pray for America, our state and our local communities during this critical period in our history,” said Jim Scott, publicity coordinator. “We are excited about what God has done for America thus far. With faith, we are praying for his continued blessings.” For more information, contact the Rev. Troy Herbert, president of the Tri-County Ministerial Association, at 706-335-5691. You can also contact the Rev. John Webber, event chairman, at 706-335-6095 or Deacon Jim Scott at 706-335-3367.

The Rev. Luis Antonio Ortiz is pastor of Hoschton United Methodist Church, located at 12 Mulberry St., two blocks behind City Square. Contact him at the church office at 706-654-1422.

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POLICE REPORT Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

■■ On April 14, a driver pulled over failing to maintain his lane on Highway 129 was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while unlicensed. ■■ On April 13, a dispute was reported at a Woodland Hills Drive home when a man pointed a gun at his neighbor’s dogs as they chase him on his motorcycle. ■■ On April 12, a Holly Springs Road resident reported the gas company picking up the propane tank on his property, which he said he purchased 12 years ago.

her taxes and was told someone had already filed taxes under her name and Social Security number. ■■ On April 17, a man was arrested at a Highway 53 travel center for a Gwinnett County warrant. ■■ On April 19, a Valdosta State University Police officer reported a sexual assault that occurred at a Braselton hotel while some of the university’s students were staying at the hotel. ■■ On April 20, just after 1 a.m., a driver whose vehicle struck a logging truck parked in the construction area of the New Friendship Road expansion was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a closed roadway. ■■ On April 20, a drowning was reported at a Golf Club Drive home where a young child was found floating limp in a pool. The child was resuscitated and flown to an Atlanta hospital. ■■ Around 2 a.m. on April 21, a driver traveling on Highway 211 was stopped for failing to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, having an open container of alcohol while operating a vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle, failure to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road.

■■ On April 21, a man attempting to flag down cars from a median on Highway 129 was arrested for public drunkenness. ■■ On April 21, a civil dispute was reported at a Jackson Trail Road home between a woman and her husband from whom she is separated. ■■ On April 21, a Clover Mill Driver resident reported returning home from out of town to find used condoms in his shed. ■■ On April 21, as an officer attempted to follow a car with a taillight out around 2:45 a.m., the driver attempted to evade the officer. Both the ■■ On April 15, a burglary driver and the passenger was reported at an were underage and had Old Winder Highway been drinking. Both were restaurant. A side door arrested for underage was shattered and several consumption, and the items including money driver was also charged were stolen. with driving under the ■■ On April 15, a driver influence underage and reported damage to her not meeting taillight windshield from a rock requirements. she said was kicked up ■■ On April 19, the from a dump truck she mother of a child that was was following on Dee called to North Jackson Kennedy Road. Elementary school ■■ On April 15, a report regarding attendance was made for lost or issues told a social worker mislaid property when the school was harassing a Braselton store clerk her children and if they accidently gave bag did not stop, she was belonging to one going to “come up in customer to another. there like Madea.” ■■ On April 15, a driver ■■ On April 19, a man stopped for speeding on forging checks from his Interstate 85 southbound mother’s bank account was arrested for driving was reported when on a suspended license the Jefferson woman’s ■■ Two persons from and a warrant out of nephew was granted South Carolina were Gwinnett County. power of attorney for ■■ On April 15, a woman charged with trafficking in the woman and saw the methamphetamine after was placed under arrest money missing from her an April 11 traffic stop on at a Braselton antique account. Interstate 85. store for an outstanding ■■ On April 18, a man warrant in Barrow County. A 2003 Ford F-150 driving on Washington ■■ On April 16, a Silk Tree traveling 97 mph on Street in Jefferson was Damon Gause Parkway Point resident reported arrested for driving with a was stopped April 19 and her identity stolen after suspended license. the driver was charged she attempted to file ■■ On April 17, a simpleA_little_int_GT-9.042x11_JEMC 4/11/13 9:31 AM Page 1 assault was reported at a highway 124 business. ■■ On April 17, a couple living on Holiday Cemetery Road reported someone breaking open the gate to their property, despite the officers seeing no signs of damage to the lock. ■■ On April 17, a Whites Bottom Road resident reported a man working for a neighbor breaking through a dam that prevent waste from chicken houses on neighbor’s property from running into his property. ■■ On April 17, a Jefferson man was reported laying drag in the parking lot at the Hoschton ball fields. ■■ On April 17, a Legg Road resident reported his son receiving a fake check for over $2,000 in the mail. ■■ On April 16, a driver on Highway 129 was arrested for driving without a license. ■■ On April 16, a Skelton Road resident reported her neighbor allowing his sons to shoot guns on his property. ■■ On April 16, a man driving on Highway 129 stopped for not wearing a seatbelt was arrested for Jackson EMC makes saving money driving with a suspended on energy affordable and easy with a license. ■■ On April 16, a civil Low-Interest HomePlus Loan*. It’s dispute was reported at a Charlie Cooper Road quick, convenient and payments can be home. A woman’s mother added to your EMC bill. Also, with a recently passed away and she and her siblings were variety of appliance rebates and arguing over entrance to their mother’s home. energy incentives, that makes it pretty ■■ On April 16, a dispute was reported between hard to resist. a woman and her son at a Magnolia Pointe Drive. The two were arguing Finance your upgrade over the son having a warrant out from Clarke through JEMC. Call today: County. He was located and arrested for the warrant. ■■ On April 16, a vehicle was found abandoned on Duck Road in Braselton after the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. ■■ On April 15, a Harold Phillips Road resident reported his ex-girlfriend harassing him after she posted his Social Security number on a social media.

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with reckless driving, speeding and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. ■■ The owner of acreage on Jett Roberts Road notified police after finding April 20 that someone had cleared some of the property and planted a deer plot. The trespassers had also put up poles and cables to keep people out. The owner posted “No Trespassing” signs. ■■ Two persons in Family Dollar for more than two hours on April 20 were suspected of shoplifting. A customer witnessed the woman put something in her purse and the man served as a lookout while the woman attempted to change merchandise. ■■ A vendor at Pendergrass Flea Market told police she may have been drugged March 24. She said she became violently ill and ended up at the emergency room. She received a text message that someone had put something in her drink. She provided the names of possible suspects who have been stalking her, she told police. ■■ A driver stopped on a traffic violation on April 18 declined a search of the vehicle after the officer asked about the smell of burnt marijuana and the evidence of cigar tobacco in the passenger’s lap. When a cigar is cut open and tobacco removed, marijuana is often inserted for smoking. The passenger said the officer had previously stopped them in a different vehicle and the officer recalled the pair being confrontational. A free air search of the vehicle by Officer Johnny Wood and his K-9 Basco found the

dog alerting on the car. A subsequent search netted additional cigar tobacco and a cigar in addition to an amount of marijuana. Rashard Omar Harris, 33, of Greenville, S.C., was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to signal a lane change or turn. ■■ A Pine Street Apartments resident reported the theft of 40 Xanax and 37 Lortabs on April 17-18. ■■ A battery incident was reported April 18 at Fuel Market. There were differing stories from the persons involved and the female told police she wanted the food the other party’s parents had purchased with her food stamps. ■■ A man who took home a stray Rottweiler he found chained to a fence in an empty parking lot told police April 11 that his older son arrived home and was surprised

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The class is meeting once a week for six weeks. The first lesson started with an introduction to gun laws. Next, students learned how to choose the best gun for them. Then, students learned how to properly disassemble and assemble their gun in a class on gun familiarity. Up next, students were scheduled to learn how to clean their weapons, and there will be a lesson on gun accessories was to follow. Then, on April 29 the 13 students in the class will visit the Braselton Police range and gain experience firing their weapons. “I want to make you feel comfortable with your weapon system,” Solis told the class during their first session. That comfort in han-

by the dog. When the boy ran from the dog, the dog chased him and the boy sustained a puncture wound on his ankle. The dog had been playing with a younger child and the father without incident. ■■ A woman reported April 9 that her exhusband and his wife continue to harass her in front of her juvenile son. The most recent incident occurred at the Jefferson Rec Department in front of the child and a number of other parents. A restraining order was suggested. ■■ A Jackson EMC employee reported a financial ID fraud case involving a Kentucky resident on April 11 when a forged check for $368.56 was received. The following day a home health care compmay check for $374.23 was forged involving the same individual.

dling and firing a gun is what the majority of the class participants are seeking. “The more I’m around it, handling it, the better I feel,” said class participant Marilyn Dempsey, who recently purchased a gun. “I’ve been going with a NRA guy for five years trying out different hand guns,” she said, saying it took all five years to finally buy a gun, and now she’s aiming to be comfortable with it. In addition to actual gun use, Solis offered participants additional advice for home safety, including if someone you don’t know shows up at your door, and you become suspicious, don’t open the door and call 911; keep a cell phone by your bed at night, so that even if a thief cuts the phone cable you still have a means of calling 911; be aware of your surroundings at all time; and should a need to use a gun arise, shoot until the threat goes down.

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Continued from 1A riences in Braselton. She is taking Tai Chi on Tuesday evenings and a fiction writing class with Jackie White on Thursday mornings. “The group discussions are wonderful,” said McMurdo. “I am just so enthusiastic about BULLI and know that other people would really enjoy the experience if they know about the offerings.” For McMurdo, the casual environment fosters a fun learning experience that has no pressure. She has previously taken a watercolor class and an Appalachian Culture course. “The Braselton Curriculum Committee has done an excellent job of recruiting superb teachers for the Braselton summer term,” said Kathy Amos, director of BULLI. This summer’s offerings in Braselton will include You Can Learn to Draw being taught by Martha Moore, PURSE II with Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis as instructor, Jack Hale teaching Introduction to Music for Dummies. The summer term courses will be from June 3 through July 12. The summer general meeting for registration and information is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the courtroom of the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building. The registration at Thurmond McRae Auditorium in Gainesville is at 4 p.m. today. Individuals who are not current BULLI member can visit Braselton Town Hall, located at 5982 Highway 53 in Braselton, or the BULLI office at 406 Academy St., in Gainesville. At the April 30 meeting,

you can hear about the summer term from the teachers who will be teaching the classes. The drawing class, being offered from 9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, is for students of all abilities or no ability at all. Join the class to examine and remove the mystery of drawing so you can enjoy expressing yourself in every art technique. Moore has a Master of Visual Arts from Georgia State University and has taught at City of Decatur schools, Gwinnett County public schools and Shorter University. The PURSE II course will be a non-weapons-related course to help you learn how to protect yourself whether you are at home, work or out running errands. One of the top threats to your financial safety, identity theft, will also be covered. You do not have to have taken the PURSE I course to take this class which is offered from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Solis is a retired Army Ranger and an expert in personal security. Have you ever looked at a piece of music or a piano keyboard and wondered, “Where do I start?” Hale, who has taught piano and music for seven years for his local glee club in Winder and for his church choir, can show you. He has been a member of the nation Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years. Remove the mystery and mystique of music with the basics as the course takes a fun-laden look at the secrets of the chord. Hale’s music course is from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Several summer short courses are also being offered and non-members can take these courses. BULLI members will pay

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the normal course registration fee of $35 and sign up online, if desired, but now nonmembers may sign up for any summer shorts course for $45 to $85,(plus any supply fee that may apply. Non-members cannot sign up online at this time, but may sign up at the BULLI House or at summer term registration which is April 30 in Braselton and today in Gainesville. Invite your friends and neighbors to experience the pleasures of BULLI this summer by signing up for a summer shorts course. They will save money over the normal summer membership and single course price of $95. Of course, they may become a BULLI member for the summer term and take as many courses as they wish for the regular price of $35 per course. You can create something beautiful for yourself or a loved one during the “Jewelry Making with Precious Metals Clay.” You can create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry in this course in which students will mold, shape or carve several pieces of jewelry with precious metals clay. After being fired in a kiln, the pure silver jewelry may be colored or finished using several different methods. For a $50 supply fee, each student will receive 18 grams of pure metals clay and sterling silver findings – jump rings, fasteners, chains – for their completed pieces. Instructor Jackie White, who has been producing silver jewelry for three years and has pieces for sale in shops and galleries in Braselton,

Hoschton, Winder and Sautee-Nacoochee, will provide an assortment of molds, stamps and the necessary tools. The class is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Mondays, June 3-17. The cost for non-members is $75. Mike Bishop, who has more than 20 years of experience in golf instructor, will be providing a two-hour workshop from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. A Professional Golf Assocation member since 1975, Bishop was director of golf at The Legends Golf Club at Chateau Elan during the five years of the PGA Tour’s Sarazen Golf Tournments at The Legends. You’ll learn some interesting golf history, golf as played by amateurs vs. professionals and golf as a hobby. You’ll hear tips about getting started, playing, where to get instruction and get answers to questions about the game. The cost for non-members is $40. A two-part course entitled Braselton: Past, Present and Future will take a look at Braselton’s history and its view of the future. From 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, June 17 and June 24, Charlotte Weber, a senior environmental planner, senior historian and qualified architectural historian with HNTB Corporation with more than 14 years of experience, is the instructor. From 2004-2011, she worked on several projects in Braselton documenting historic properties and working with the leadership and stakeholders in planning for its future. Discussions will be held

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Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis talks about guns during the P. U. R . S . E . class currently under way through BULLI in Braselton. on current and future planning efforts, with an eye on initiatives to preserve the historic character and integrity that makes Braselton unique. The second part of the course will be a walking tour around town. Cost for non-members is $50. Cool off this summer day than with a BULLI class on beer Even if you are not a beer drinker, you’ll enjoy this course about the world’s oldest beverage being taught by Brian Roth, Senior VP and Director of New Brands and Marketing for Leon Farmer & Company in Athens. He just finished a 15-gallon Recirculating Infusion Mash System (RIMS) brewery in his own home. The class, being offered from 6:15-8:15 p.m. on June 18, 20, 25 and 27, will include a history of beer and beer brewing around the world and, closer to home, will cover the history of beer

brewing in the United States and Georgia before and after Prohibition. As added features, classes will include beer tastings and a field trip to Terrapin Brewing Company in Athens. The cost for non-members is $85. There are also other courses available in Gainesville. The great part of having two locations is that if you’re a member, you may take courses on either campus or on both. Many BULLI members from Gainesville have seen the great line-up at Braselton and are driving over for classes and a few Braselton members are heading to Gainesville for a class or two. Find a friend, carpool and make a great morning or afternoon trip together. For more about BULLI, contact Amy Pinnell at 706684-0369 or Jennifer Dees at 706-654-5720.

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North Oconee High School. However, there were two AAA teams that couldn’t get past JHS. The Dragons defeated Franklin County High School on February 27 3-2 and Elbert County High School the next day 4-1. From there, Jefferson opened region play, controlled their destiny and never looked back. When asked if there was a point in the match when he knew his team would win it all, Paul said,” There was no defining moment. There was just great play from everyone.” If there was ever a moment where the pressure was on, Paul said, “We just asked our girls to settle down. Try to relax and play their best.”

It’s official. The Lady Dragons of Jefferson High School were crowned region champions after defeating Rabun County High School in the title game. The Jefferson tennis program has a storied tradition but this year’s crew is very unique. The Dragons have three freshmen that start, Senior Tristan McGarity, who went undefeated all season. “Our team is very excited to win the championship. I am so proud of this group of girls,” said head coach Michael Paul. The Lady Dragons started the season 0-2 against two AAA teams - Morgan County and

The boys have put together a pretty impressive resume this season as well. They finished second in the region behind Riverside Military Academy. “We are very proud to represent region 8AA as its runner up. We played our usual line up in the championship match. The only close match was the No. 2 singles which was stopped at 3-3 in the second set,” said Paul. Riverside was very strong and has beaten us all three times we played them. We did show some improvement over last time we played but in the end they are just too tough.” Be sure to visit this week to follow the Dragons in their state title run.


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All seven of the Lady Dragons were named to the All-Region team.

Pruett, Rojas win first event held at Braselton track BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were the favorites going into the GRAND-AM this past weekend. This time around, there would be no upset as they took the first ever GRAND-AM title in Braselton. “We were hooked up from the start,” said Pruett, winner for the 40th time in DP. “We were fastest in the opening test on Thursday and fastest in Friday’s practice. I’m glad I was out front. I heard it was pretty crazy behind me near the end, and glad I wasn’t part of it.”


Better days ahead for Jackson County tennis HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS


It’s been an up and down year for the Jackson County Comprehensive High School boys’ tennis team. In region play, the Panthers won just two matches and were forced into the bottom of the bracket of the region tournament. Much of the Panthers’ stress stems from the fact that they do not have a feeder program while a lot of their competitors have been on the court since elementary school. “Two of my athletes are self-taught; they were recent basketball players,” said head coach Natalie Peterson. “They have to compete against kids that have been playing since they were 6 years old. They were born with a racquet in their hand.” The competitive fire from the basketball players transferred from one court to another and Peterson hopes that level of confidence will circulate throughout the

rest of the squad. “The ones [who are self-taught] have been the strongest contenders because they have that athletic drive. They just have to win. They don’t like losing,” stated Peterson. “The others are still getting that athletic drive. Some of them have a beautiful follow-through and can serve but sometimes the mental aspect breaks them. If they lose a few points, they feel defeated.” However, her team is already taking the necessary steps to improve. Five of her players have already enrolled in the United States Tennis Association, which allows players to play year round. The athletes have the opportunity to register for matches in the area and can


Centennial pops Hawks’ 12-game winning streak BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

“All good things must come to an end” the saying goes, and the Mill Creek High School boys’ lacrosse team traveled to Centennial High School for a shootout in which the Knights came out with a 15-8 win. The Knights are in Fulton County where lacrosse has blossomed into one of the more favorite spring sports. Although the program has been established for a long time, the Hawks were not intimidated by that status. Head coach Bo Adams purposely scheduled the Knights as a regular season game to expose his players to some of the best competition around and he says he doesn’t regret it. “Anytime you can play a team like Centennial, it is a good thing. It helps to show you what you need to work on to get better. Despite the loss, we came away from the game as a better team,” Adams said. Nick Kozlowski led the pack with three goals and two assists. Sam Kibildis also

“Anytime you can play a team like Centennial, it is a good thing. It helps to show you what you need to work on to get better. Despite the loss, we came away from the game as a better team. Bo Adams Mill Creek Lacrosse head coach scored three, and Zach Roper and Brandon Savoie each turned in one goal. This season, the Hawks are averaging almost 13 points a game, however, the Knights were stingy on


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Jackson County, Jefferson and Mill Creek High School will see a host of athletes in the track and field sectionals this weekend. The Panthers will head to south to Southeast Bulloch County High School. The first events are set for 10 a.m. Jefferson will travel to Barnesville on Saturday. A time has not yet been announced. Mill Creek will host sectionals this weekend. The meet is set to start at 11 a.m. Visit for more information including stats and upcoming meets.

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Mixed doubles tournament to be hosted by JCCHS

The Mill Creek High School girls’ soccer team was named region champions last week after upending Collins Hill High School 2-1 in overtime. The Hawks boys’ tennis team finished second in the region tournament and the Lady Hawks finished third. The Jefferson High School girls’ tennis team was named region champions and the boys finished second in the tourney.

On May 18, Jackson County Comprehensive High School will host a mixed doubles tournament. It is open to any players of any age. The cost is $30 per team and will start at 9 a.m. The registration deadline is May 16. Those wishing to participate will be able to get their playing times from either head coach Natalie Peterson or Andy Gentry. An assortment of foods will be available for at the concession stand. For more information, contact Peterson at



The Paper   | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dragons end their season at region tournament HIGH SCHOOL GOLF


Two hundred was the score the Jefferson High School golf teams needed in the region tournament to advance to sectionals. Unfortunately, the Dragons’ season came to a close last week in the region tourney. The Lady Dragons placed third overall while the boys came in fifth place. However, head coach Tom Parker isn’t holding his head down low. Parker said he’d take the good out of the bad, mix it with a strong dose optimism and he is already looking ahead to the future Dragons that will grace the course. “I was real proud and excited for Eli Griffin. He has only been playing with us for a couple of years and he set a goal of breaking 90 this year at the tournament and he was successful,” said Parker. “Jonathan Williams and Madison Cornes, who are both freshmen, did a wonderful job of contributing to the team this year and at region,” said Parker. You cannot replace seniors; they leave and take their experience and leadership with them. Yet, Parker says he is confident knowing the athletes that will return to grace the course next season. “We will graduate several seniors this year

including four-year starter, Anna Alexander on the girls’ team; however, I am excited about the group of boys and girls coming back next year along with the incoming freshman class,” Parker stated. “For the boys, Griffin, Dixon and Williams will be joined by incoming freshman Charlie Jarrett who shot a one over par 37 at their season-end tournament. “The girls will have Cornes, Emily Dufty, Eryn Elliot Victoria Mulvey, and Whisper Whitlock along with incoming freshman Jill Pratt who was the low medalist for girls at the season ending tournament for the middle school,” said Parker.

I am excited about the group of boys and girls coming back next year along with the incoming freshman class.

Hawks hold off Bulldogs BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The view from up top looks pretty good for the Mill Creek High School baseball team. That’s because the Hawks defeated North Gwinnett High School 4-3 in a pivotal region game that put them on top of the conference standings. Head coach Doug Jones spoke highly of his team’s patience after having to wait nearly two hours to get on the mound. “It meant the world. They battled,” said Jones. “They had to sit through a one hour and 52 minute rain delay. They didn’t know if they were going to be able to play or not. I told them that night that I could not have been more proud of them.” There was not only a weather delay but the game itself went to nine innings. On April 1, the Bulldogs were no joke as they held off the Hawks for a 3-2 win at Mill Creek; there’s nothing like being able to return the favor. After that, Mill Creek went on a seven-game winning streak. “They are a proud bunch.

They know what that game meant…not just from a region standpoint but from a competitive standpoint. They answered the bell nicely,” stated Jones. When asked about what they need to do to control their own destiny, Jones said, “We have to take the season one game at a time. We almost got our feelings hurt against Habersham Central High School. Don’t take anything for granted. [We have to] show up every day and try to get better. That’s all we can do.” The Hawks have just one regular season game left and that is against Collins Hill High School. The Eagles are 7-13 as of April 18 but everybody knows that when crosstown rivals get together, anything can happen. Mill Creek handled the Hill earlier this season by a score of 7-5. Of course there are probably some players with certain games circled on the schedule but Jones is trying to keep them from getting too ahead of themselves. “I think that’s the human nature of high school kids. Our job as coaches is to make sure they are focused. Espe-


Continued from 1B defense and put a stop to MCHS putting up its usual numbers. When asked how Centennial differs from other teams in their region, Adams said, “Centennial is a very good team. I wouldn’t say we saw anything we haven’t seen. They took advantage of some of the things we didn’t do well that night.” The win streak was never a hot topic of discussion, and despite the loss, the Hawks are still No. 1 in the region. They are a few games

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Mark Weaver will have two chances at sectionals this Saturday as he not only placed in the triple jump but in the 300-meter hurdles as well.

Dragons send more than a dozen to sectionals BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Jefferson High School track and field team earned the region title collectively, while certain individuals qualified for sectionals this week. The pressure was on day one for those participating in the field events to make their mark as only the top four finishers would move on to the next round. MacKenzie Wells placed second in the high jump at 4 feet and 10 inches. Two Lady Dragons will move on to sectionals in the pole vault. Abby Carson cleared 7 feet and 6 inches for first place and Heather Perry finished third at 6 feet and 6 inches. In the long jump, Jaclyn Coleman placed second with a leap of 15 feet and 7 inches. Coleman also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. Camille Porter placed fourth in the triple jump at 30 feet and 8 inches. Porter also placed first in the 800 meter run. Jefferson will see two competitors in the shot put as Callie Jackson and Maggie Newman also finished in the top four. Newman also placed third in the discus with a throw of 100 feet and 2 inches. In the 400-meter run, Madison Dills and Savannah Dale placed second and fourth. Chandler Bragg came in third in the 800-meter run and Reese Bowles dominated the long distance runs. Bowles placed second in the 1600 and first in the

Shane Seckinger allowed six hits against Bulldogs. cially with 13 seniors, they have kind of been there and done that. They understand what’s at stake and so far they have done a nice job,” said Jones. However, that game may not mean much as the Hawks already handled their business. The Hawks shut down Peachtree Ridge High School 3-0 on April 22 to claim the conference title.

ahead of Peachtree Ridge High School. “Believe it or not, we didn’t really talk much about the winning streak,” said Adams. “We just focused on the next game being the most important game of the season.” Moving forward, Mill Creek has just one regular season game left. The mindset of the squad is to continue to stay hungry to host and make a deep run in the postseason. “We will take the last regular season game and try to get better in that game and when we practice in order to get ready for the playoffs,” said Adams. Mill Creek will close out the regular season at Peachtree Ridge tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD BASEBALL Jackson County 9, Hart County 1 Mill Creek 3, Peachtree Ridge

Continued from 1B rank themselves accordingly so they can compete against others with the same talent level. Coincidentally enough, there are a few matches in the Oconee area which may spawn a few rounds between Jackson County and tennis athletes from North Oconee and/or Oconee High School. What would be the benefit?

Players could gain confidence they desperately need to face a top tier team in the region. “They have to keep in touch with me during the summer to let me know their tournament play and scores. If the team commits to this, I will find a way to take them on a trip to Jekyll Island next [year]. There is a big tournament there every year during spring break,” said Peterson. “There are also a couple of kids playing in the

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Nancy Jo Tournament and that is outside of USTA.” One thing is clear, suggests Peterson. The Panthers have more potential than they’ve displayed and are working toward building a better future for the seasons to come.

SOCCER Girls Jackson County 2, Morgan County 1 Mill Creek 2, Collins Hill 1


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ziel was a favorite to finish in the top five. Dalziel sported the No. 2 Starworks with Alex Popow Ford/Riley. It was an impressive feat for all the winners who had their qualifying times cut short the day before due to rain. Despite not having as much time to perfect their craft, they mustered up enough strength to get the job done. The Rolex Series race will return to the track on June 1 in the Chevrolet GRANDAM Detroit 200. More results can be found at


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Danielle Kelly and some of her cute toddler class learning “namaste.”

Yoga stimulates the minds, bodies of youngsters Do you have a child who has a difficult time relaxing or staying calm? Or are you looking for something fun and unique for your child to get involved with? If so, Funky Monkey Yoga for kids could be the right fit for you. Danielle Kelly of Braselton decided to start teaching these beneficial classes because she believes that yoga is something that Farah Bohannon is “good for your everything.” It Columnist simultaneously relaxes the mind and body and promotes flexibility, balance, concentration and memorization – and it’s just plain fun. It’s also an activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Danielle has been taking and teaching yoga for the past 10 years. She is a certified Relaxation Therapist as well, so yoga and relaxation is nothing new to her. Currently, Danielle works at Elite Academy as a teacher of 1-year-olds. “I work at Elite Academy with toddlers, and they have taught me that they are eager and excited to learn new moves. They are so much fun,” says Danielle, who has already started showing her toddler class yoga moves. One little girl is already saying “Namaste,” which is a typical yoga greeting. Danielle is excited to share her talents with children (and parents) in the community and hopefully offer them something new to enjoy and love. The classes will take place at Broadway Arts in Jefferson on Saturdays. At 10 a.m., children ages 18 months through 3 years can participate in a “You and Me” class with mom, dad, a grandparent or a close friend or relative. At 10:30, children ages 3-5 are able to stay for the class by themselves. If you feel like your 3-year-old is ready to attend a class by himself, he may. If he or she prefers the presence of mom or dad, please feel free to attend the “You and Me” class. There will also be an 11:15 a.m. class for children ages 6-10. “I love teaching yoga to kids because it is all about having fun. Imitating animals is how I get them to do breathing exercises. We will hop like a kangaroo and balance like a flamingo. They get their sillies out and from my experience they leave happy, excited and more grounded,” Danielle says enthusiastically. It is also fun and rewarding for parents to see their children learning as well as expending energy and having fun with Mrs. Danielle. If you decide to Sydney Clark, 18 months sign up, please bring a old, practicing yoga in her mat, towel, water and a smile. Classes will be“Funky Monkey” shirt. gin by “getting out the sillies,”stretching, breathing, hopping, laughing and resting. The exercises are done by imitation of animals, so whoever is the star animal will be dubbed Funky Monkey. For more information or to sign up, contact Danielle Kelly at or call 678634-6106. Farah Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Winder. She loves to utilize her skills to write inspiring stories. Reach her at

These participants are wearing the “Funky Monkey Yoga” shirts.

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Former Ms. Senior Georgia Jenny Hensley performed “The Great Pretender” by the Platters and “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. Joanne Brehm, Ms. Senior Georgia state pageant director also pictured below as she sang “Tennessee Waltz,” reigning Ms. Senior Georgia Tomi Watkins and former Ms. Senior Georgia Jenny Hensley and Nancy Usry performed April 13 for The Oaks of Braselton.

The Oaks at Braselton hosts Ms. Senior Georgia group By KATIE JUSTICE

From evening gowns and a talent competition to a question-andanswer session with the judges, Ms. Senior America may seem to be a typical pageant. However, in order to be eligible to compete, contestants must be at least 60 years old. Focusing on seniors is one concept held dearly by those associated with the pageant. In fact, after the competition is completed, reigning Ms. Seniors carry on their title by performing with the Cameo Club. The Ms. Senior Georgia Cameo Club performs at least once a month around the state. On Saturday, April 13, the Ms. Senior Georgia Cameo Club visited The Oaks of Braselton, delighting residents with a variety of music, to which one resident said, “The only thing you didn’t do was stay long

enough.” On Saturday, the group included former Ms. Senior Georgia’s Jenny Hensley, Nancy Usry and Joanne Brehm, who is the current state director of the pageant, and the reigning Ms. Senior Georgia and Braselton resident Tomi Watkins. “I did the pageant and got introduced to all these fine ladies, and now I have a whole sisterhood,” said Watkins of her fellow Cameo Club members. Each member performed a number of songs, including “Rocky Top,” “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” “Crazy” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Following their show, each of the ladies took their turn walking around the room, meeting residents and thanking them for coming to the show. “We love entertaining seniors. That’s what we’re all about. That’s what the pageant does,” said

Brehm. Watkins helped bring the club to Braselton. She regularly visits The Oaks, and even brings her piano and voice students to perform for residents on the second Saturday of every month.

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Former Ms. Senior Georgia Nancy Usry performed “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.”


March for Babies is Friday at Yargo By Zac Taylor

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The March of Dimes is taking a slightly different approach for the 75th anniversary of the annual walk for babies. This year the Barrow/ Jackson event, at 7 p.m. Friday – registration at 6 p.m. – will be held at Fort Yargo State Park as part of an organization-wide attempt to move as many runs to state parks as possible. Barrow/Jackson committee member Michelle Gilreath said the move to state parks is not intended to a oneyear change, but a long-term switch. “The March of Dimes is trying to use a state park if one in the area, and we’re real excited about that,” she said. “The state parks offer a more family-friendly environment.” Previously the event has gone through downtown Winder, and for the last five years the event has been held Friday night. Gilreath said she would also like to look into the possibility of moving the event back to Saturday morning so as to give families a whole day at the park. In light of the Boston Marathon tragedy, she also noted that the event will be well staffed with emergency personnel, including Winder

Police, firefighters and state park rangers, of which more than usual will be there for the large event. “We always are prepared,” she said. “I feel like we are going to be in a safe environment with the police force; they’re going to give these kinds of big events their attention.” And Gilreath is hoping for a big event. She said they are inviting everyone in the community to come out for the walk as well as the other events in the park, including bounce houses and face painting. She said there will also be hot dogs, water kits, popcorn and more, all free of charge. “We’re inviting all the community to come out, and past ambassador families to come out, just to let us know how they’re doing,” she said. “We’re excited to have previous march of dimes ambassador families to come, and we’re hoping to enjoy a wonderful evening. This year’s ambassadors are Matt, Wendy and Luke Sims. Matt is an assistant coach for the Winder-Barrow baseball team, Wendy works in Jackson County, and son Luke was born weighing just 1 pound and 15 ounces on Oct. 23, 2011 – three months early – but is now healthy. Barrow and Jackson counties merged their march five

years ago, and Gilreath said that since then the organizers have been looking for ambassadors with a connection to one county or the other or, in the case of the Sims’, both. “And, we’re trying to see where March of Dimes helped them the most,” she said. “Each year we identify an Ambassador Family from the community who was supported by March of Dimes research, pre- and post-natal care and NICU support, etc.”

Billy Cain Ford, a 2013 Gold Sponsor, is sponsoring the family. From polio to prematurity awareness, the mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, according to the March of Dimes press release. “We’re hoping to enjoy a wonderful evening,” Gilreath said.

Matt and Wendy Sims and their son Luke are the March of Dimes Ambassador Family for the March for Babies being held Friday at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder.



The Paper   | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dance with life’s partner The grassy area adjacent to Little Hootie’s Ice Cream Shoppe was alive with activity Saturday, April 4, as Jennifer Brooke Strickland, daughter of Jeffrey and Linda Strickland and Stanley and Cathy Patrick became the bride of Michael Lee LaRose Jr., son of Michael and Gloria LaRose. The ceremony, presided over by Andrew Van Deventer, was uniquely personal as the couple celebrated the music of their life together. They met as middle school band students and grew together so that six years and five months later, they took a bite of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, espoused their love for each other and became man and wife. “I love you more than a song can say,” said Jennifer. “I am more sure about marrying you than anything else in my life.” Michael said to Jennifer, “I am committing my life to you” and “will always be by your side.” Dancing their way to the music of their life, the couple was joined by family and friends at a dinner reception under the trees at the Hoschton Depot with dancing to follow. With 45s tied with ribbons to the chairs on the aisles, music was the perfect tie-in as Little Hootie’s got its name from the bride’s nickname. She and her mother loved the band,

Zumbathon for Tripp Halstead family is held By KATIE JUSTICE

TEAM BOOM Zumbathon recent benefit for Tripp Halstead was a resounding success with an estimated 200 people doing Zumba for a good cause. So far, TEAM BOOM has raised more than $5,000 to benefit the toddler who was injured when a tree branch fell on him as he played outside at his Winder daycare center in October.

“Numerous people stated how excited they were about being able to Zumba for such a great cause, as so many people have been following Tripp’s progress and have been searching for ways to help,” said Danielle Herring, who is a Zumba instructor at the Jefferson Recreation Center. “Afterwards, I kept hearing from participants and from Facebook feedback that it was truly an uplifting and motivating event for people to participate in,” said Herring.

Arts center offers May classes for adults, announces camp for kids During May, the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center will have three classes for adults. Jackie White will offer a class on jewelry making with precious metals from 2-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, May 6, 13 and 20. This is a unique class offering the participant the opportunity to make more than one item that can become an heirloom piece to any jewelry box. On Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fil Jessee will offer a creative gardening class. You can lean about unique ways to creative themes throughout your yard. Beginning backyard beekeeping with Bill Jaynes will be offered from Thursday evenings May 9, 16, 23 and 30 and the class covers everything you ever wanted to know about bees and honey. To register for these classes, visit the website and download the information

and mail it to HHAC, P.O. Box 577, Hoschton, GA 30548 or phone 770-540-1099. You can also visit the Braselton Antique Mall or Auction Ventures for details or email The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council announces its first summer kids’ arts and crafts camp on July 8-12. Kids ages 8-10 will have classes from 9 a.m. to noon while kids ages 11-13 will come from 1-3 p.m. at the Arts Center, located at 74 White St., in downtown Hoschton. The fee including supplies is $100. “The two main purposes of the camp are to expose children to various forms of art and to teach kids about the various offerings of the Arts Center,” said HHAC president Robbie Bettis. Each day will be a different adventure in art directed by Vicki Hart, an art teacher at Russell Middle School. Monday is working with clay; Tuesday is making jewelry; Wednesday will be Tie Dye Day; Thursday will be paint-

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Hootie and the Blowfish. Mom was called Hootie and the beautiful bride was Little Hootie. From a smiling girl with an ice cream cone in hand

to a blushing bride, Mrs. Michael Lee LaRose has grown up on the pages of The Paper. Best wishes for the life you’ll share.

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YearOne’s Braselton Bash, a car show event held on the third Saturday of the month beginning in April, got under way Saturday celebrating Public Safety Day. As the crowd walked around looking at the more than 200 vehicles at the show, Justin Martin of the Gainesville Police Department gave Kristin Woodall a chance to drive while impaired. Below, center: Brantley Trinite, who turned 1 on April 16, was riding around in a sporty wagon.

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The Paper   | Thursday, April 25, 2013

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS The Hoschton Women’s Civic Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoschton Depot. Local women are encouraged and welcome to join. sss The Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library will have a book sale on the Library Porch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. sss A huge charity yard sale and bake sale to support Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 540 Buck Trail in Hoschton. No early shoppers please. Quality baby and kids clothing sizes 0 through 16 will be available along with furniture, books, toys, stuffed animals, home baked goods and much more. In case of rain, a rain date will be announced. sss Got drugs? A National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at several area locations, including the Braselton Police Department, for the turn in of unused and/or expired medication for safe disposal. sss An organizational meeting for the Jefferson Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, April 30. The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Civic Center and will start at 7 p.m. The cost to be a part of this year’s Market is $20. If you cannot attend the meeting or have questions, call the Main Street Jefferson office at 706-367-5714. sss The next Braselton Women’s Club meeting is scheduled for noon on May 1 at Northeast Church in Braselton. Guest speaker will Sheriff Janis G. Mangum who will be speaking about community awareness programs and safety. sss The Ride Like the Animals Ride, benefiting the Humane Society of Jackson County, begins Saturday, May 11, at Cycle World, located at 4225 Atlanta Highway in Bogart and ends at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson. It is a police-escorted poker fun run. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at


Cycle World with kick stands up at 11 a.m. Entry is $25 per bike (no charge for passenger). Registration fee includes Ride T-shirt and water bottle cooler and one poker hand. Additional poker hands are $5 and additional T-shirts are available for $20. At Crow’s Lake, there will be vendors, pet demonstrations, food, pet services and a kids’ area with inflatables. sss Jackson County-area women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week. During the week of May 4-12, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host women build projects in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program. No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, call 706336-0061, email getinvolved@ or visit sss The Movie on the Green on April 27 will feature The Lorax with activities starting at 8 p.m. The movie starts at dark thirty. Bring the family, blankets or quilts and pillows and set up in front of the big screen on the hill behind the Region’s Bank drive-thru. Refreshments will be available to purchase from local restaurants and nonprofits. sss On Wednesday, May 1, a May Day Wisdom in a Workshop will include creation of May baskets with Posy Henson. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Call 706-367-5307. sss Country Inn & Suites is hosting a Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce BASH from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Country Inn & Suites is located at 925 Highway 124 in Braselton. Food and desserts are being sponsored by Stonewall’s BBQ in Braselton and Ferranti’s Cakery in Jefferson and there will be a live band. It’s an afternoon of networking with a scavenger hunt for tickets for the door prize drawings. RVSP to the Chamber for a head count.

The Buford Lanier Women’s Club will host its third annual fashion show and luncheon, April 27, at the Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Hwy., Buford. Doors open at 11 a.m. Luncheon at noon. Cost, $25. Contact Jennie McCormack at 770-967-1514 sss The Rotary Club of Braselton and the Rotary Club of South Hall will host a golf tournament on Tuesday, April 30, at The Legends of Chateau Elan. The cost is $200 for individuals and $700 for a foursome and sponsorships are available. Register online at www. or contact Sabrina at 770-256-6595 or Stephanie at 770-500-8807. Checks can be made payable to Rotary Club of Braselton, P.O. Box 262, Braselton, GA 30517. sss The Jefferson Race for Williams will be held Sunday, May 5, at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson. Registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for a family of four. A free T-shirt is available to those registering online before April 12. Visit or contact Marisa Elrod at 706296-0676 or James Elrod at 706372-6575. Contact by email at All money raised will directly enrich the lives of individuals and families affected by Williams Syndrome. Registration for the 5K walk/run begins at 1 p.m. with the 1-mile fun run/walk at 2:30 p.m. and the 5K trail run/walk starts at 3 p.m. There will be family fun, free kids’ activities including inflatables, face painting sss A volunteer drop-in will be hosted from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Crawford W. Long Museum in order to recruit more members. Participating organizations are Main Street Jefferson, Crawford W. Long Museum, Jefferson Community Theatre, Jefferson Heritage Tree Council and the Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission. Attendees will get a brochure with brief descriptions about what each of the groups do. A nice door prize will be awarded. Refreshments will be served. Call 706-367-5714.


Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm hosts Mule Day Saturday, May 4 As an annual tradition, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm will celebrate its agricultural heritage by hosting Mule Day at the Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Visitors can see displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans. Bluegrass music will be performed throughout the day and a whole hog BBQ lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will complete a day of old-fashioned fun for the entire family. Farm buildings, including a working gristmill and blacksmith shop, cotton gin, commissary and teacher’s house will be open for touring. These buildings date back to the early 1900s. Activities to enjoy will be split oak basket making, soap making, garden herbs and plants and yard art made from old metal pieces. All items will be available for purchase. Children’s games will go on throughout the day. Throughout the morning, Gene England will be conducting a seminar on mowing, raking, hauling and building a hay stack using mules and horses. A highlight of the day will be watching these horse drawn mowers, rakes and wagons create the hay stack. Gene will be available to answer any questions you might have. A whole hog BBQ with all the fixings will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fried pies will also be available for sale as well as products produced on the farm. These include cornmeal and grits. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Admission includes entry to the farm as well as a plate of goodies, drink and bluegrass/gospel music. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase on the website using Pay Pal. Visit



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Habitat Women Build is May 4-12 Jackson County-area women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week. During the week of May 4-12, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host women build projects in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program. National Women Build Week challenges women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 41,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years. “We are so excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Paul Brown, executive director of Jackson County Habitat. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need.”To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2,100 Habitat houses nationwide. Lowe’s contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provides $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat. As the underwriter of the Women Build program since 2004, Lowe’s also conducts “HowTo” clinics at local stores to teach women key construction skills that will empower them to support Habitat projects across the country. No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, please call 706-336-0061, email or visit www. Visit for more information on Na-

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At 99, this grandmother has earned right to autonomy Dear Margo: My grandmother is 99 years old and lives alone in her apartment. For a 99-year-old, she is incredibly sharp, and her health is remarkably good — except that she falls frequently. It’s clear that she can no longer walk unassisted. She has a part-time aide who comes in a few hours a week, and her sister (also in her 90s) lives in the same building. When she falls, she slowly drags herself to a phone and calls her sister, who then must call a building employee for help. We don’t know how often she’s falling, but we know she has knocked out some teeth this way and has injured her back and hip. I love her immensely, but she is the most stubborn woman I know. She has a Life Alert pendant but refuses to use it. We tried to get her to agree to a nursing home, but she adamantly refused, so we dropped it. She will not agree to full-time help, saying she

Dear Margo will not let “strangers” into her home. She gets very defensive and changes the subject. She says if she falls and can’t get up, then she is OK dying that way. We have tried to explain to her how selfish it is not to think about the person who finds her. Is there anything we can do to force the issue, or do we have to accept the fact that she wants to die alone on the floor of her apartment? — Frightened Dear Fright: I can already envision the mail I will get saying, “Are you nuts?” but this is my honest opinion. Your beloved granny is almost 100 years old. She is not demented, chooses not to use her Life Alert and has announced she is OK with dying, even if it’s

on the floor. The point you make about her being selfish in not thinking about the person who finds her on the floor is not particularly persuasive. (She could very well die in her bed, and the shock of finding her would be the same.) What may be selfish is not really listening to her. Maybe she is simply tired and ready to go. You say she has all of her marbles and yet refuses a nursing home or live-in help. Try to hear her and accept her wishes. She may have brittle bones and fewer teeth, but she has her autonomy, and I think she should be allowed to maintain it. Your situation is a reallife case of “Whose Life Is It, Anyway?” — Margo, problematically Dear Readers: Many people tell me they’re sure the letters in advice columns today have to be wilder and racier than “in the old days” — if only because of the Internet. Finding human nature mostly unchanged, I tend

to disagree. I went rooting around in my mother’s files to prove my point, and I offer you this letter from 1999. It was not exactly a problem, but rather a reader commenting on “unusual behavior.” Dear Ann Landers: The most hilarious column you ever wrote helped me turn the corner when I was seriously ill several years ago. Mine is dog-eared. Would you please reprint the letter about sex and Batman? — A St. Petersburg, Fla., Fan Dear St. Pete: Here it is. A couple sitting on their back porch enjoying a lovely summer evening was startled by screams for help coming from their neighbors’ house. After dialing 911 and arming themselves with a baseball bat, the couple proceeded to their neighbors’ to assist in any way they could. As luck would have it, the front door was unlocked, and so they walked right in. They followed the frantic calls for help to an upstairs bedroom, where they found


the neighbor lady stark naked, tied hand and foot to her bed. On the floor lay her husband, unconscious, wearing a Batman cape and mask. It became apparent that the couple was into both bondage and fantasies. Mr. Batman had attempted to leap from the dresser onto the bed, but in the process he bumped his head on the ceiling fan and went out like a light. The next-door couple untied Mrs. Batman, revived Mr. Batman and took him to the hospital, where he was treated for a superficial head injury and released. This certainly gives new meaning to the term “safe sex.” Dear Margo: My husband and I have happily raised our children and love being empty nesters. We often go out to eat. The problem is that often other diners bring their children, and they’re not all, um, restaurant-trained. It not only annoys us, but it also must annoy other

people when children are running around, screaming and whining. Forget about our tolerance for noisy kids, it can’t make the job of the waitstaff any easier. Do you think it would be all right for my husband or me to approach the parents of an unruly child? — Ticked Dear Tick: Approach them and say what? People are touchy when you criticize their children. And in the situation you are talking about, you’re really criticizing the parents. Just for the record, I am with you about being annoyed by raucous children, but you are talking about public places. If you like places that have family-friendly menus, perhaps try going at a later hour. — Margo, acceptingly Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at dearmargo.

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LOST DOG: N. Hall Highland Rd/Shirley Rd/ Jim Hood Rd area. Little brown Collie Mix w/green & brown collar. $500 cash reward. If seen call 678-617-2904

Notice ATTENTION CLASSIFIED CUSTOMERS The Times Classified Department asks that you verify and proof your classified ad(s) the first day that it is scheduled to print. If any corrections need to be made, please contact our department, Monday through Friday, before 3pm. The Times will not be held responsible for any issues that may arise after the first day of publication. classifieds@ 770-535-1199

Jobs Child Care-Help Wanted Daycare Lead Teacher with CDA or better for part/full time position. Call 770-535-7220

Construction HEAVY EQUIPT OPERATOR needed. Exp. only apply. Drug screen req. 770-869-3135


Jobs Accounting Adult Care, Help Wanted

Stuff *Antiques/Collectibles *Appliances *Auctions *Bicycles *Building Supplies *Cemetery Lots For Sale *Christmas Trees *Coins & Jewelry *Computers *Furniture *Guns *Heavy Equipment *Household Items *Lawn Equipment *Livestock *Misc. For Sale *Musical Instruments *Office Equipment *Pets & Supplies

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*Sporting Equipment *Tickets *Wanted To Buy *Yard Sale *Yard Sale - Out Of Area

Homes & Real Estate

Homes - Rental Apartments - Furnished Apartments - Unfurnished Business Property For Rent Condominiums for Rent Duplexes For Rent Houses for Rent - Furnished Houses for Rent - Unfurnished Lake Home for Rent Mobile Homes for Rent *Roommates Wanted Rooms for Rent Vacation Property for Rent *Wanted to Rent

Acreage for Sale Business for Sale Business Property for Sale Condominiums for Sale Farms & Farm Land House for Sale - Hall House For Sale - Surrounding Investment Property Lake Home for Sale Lake Property for Sale Lots for Sale Mobile Homes for Sale Mountain Property Real Estate Wanted Surrounding Counties Vacation Property


*All Terrain Vehicles *Antique Cars/Trucks *Auto Parts *Auto & Trucks Wanted *Autos for Sale *Four Wheel Drives *Import Cars *Motorcycles *Sport-Utility Vehicles *Tractor Trailers *Trucks *Vans

Recreation *Boats & Marine *RV’s/Travel Trailers

Apr 2013

Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm

General Sales Agents SALES MINDED Mature person to set appointments for Sales Staff, 4-8pm weekdays. Leave your name & number 678-677-2317

Medical SCHOOL NURSE CLINIC POSITION Hall County Schools: RN or LPN, 6.5 hour day on school calendar with benefits. Prior experience (preferably pediatric) required. Also hiring substitute clinic nurses. Fax resume to: Mamie Coker, RN, BSN 770-533-4015

Misc. Help Wanted BOBTAIL DRIVER & SERVICE TECHNICIAN wanted for local propane co. in Jefferson, GA. No exp needed. Will train. Licensed Class B with HazMat endorsement required. Paid vacation with 401k and health ins. Please fax resume to 706-367-9221 Carriage KIA and Carriage Nissan in Gainesville, GA seeking Oil Change Technicians. Apply in person at Carriage Nissan 2400 Browns Bridge Rd Gainesville, GA. NO phone calls please Currently seeking a Mid-Level Developer/ Programmer & W2 EMP. Required experience: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript & WordPress. Needs laptop & PS CS3. Salary range $37-$45K. Send resume to jobs@ QUICK TRIP DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE is accepting applications for Part-time SELECTORS at $9.50 per hour. Individuals in this position must be able to perform physical job tasks for long periods of time and must be able to lift 50 lbs or more. Day shifts available. If interested apply at: 41 JACKSON CONCOURSE RD. PENDERGRASS, GA 30567 ROUTE DELIVERY SALES Make up to $500 wkly. Good driver’s lic & over 21. Call for interview 678-456-9190

Office/Clerical Clerical Assistant to work 3 days a week 8-5 Qualifications: Must be computer literate (MS Office and Outlook) and have Quickbooks and accounting (A/P and A/R) experience. Prior scheduling experience a plus. Must be able to multitask and be detailed oriented. Only Qualified people need apply. No phone calls. Email resumes with cover letter to: Local co. Hiring two OFFICE POSITIONS 1) Friday & Saturday nights only, 12-8 (16 hours per week) 2) Friday & Saturday nights 12-8 plus 3 weekdays 8-4 (40 hours per week). Must have 10 yrs + office/clerical experience, clean criminal history. Fax resume to 678-928-4548 OFFICE ADMIN/ RECEPTIONIST Real Estate company Full time position. Mon-Fri. Must be well organized, able to multi-task, creative & computer literate. Fax resume to: 770-535-6622

Part-Time Help Wanted The Office of Academic Affairs at Brenau University, located in Gainesville, GA, invites applicants for the position of Instructor of English/Writing Center Director. Details are available on our website at https://brenau. openings

Child Care, Help Wanted Construction Dental Domestic Education Financial General Sales Agents Maintenance Management Medical Misc. Help Wanted Office/Clerical Part Time Help Wanted Poultry Production Professional Restaurant Help Security Technical Trades Truck Drivers Warehouse

*Business Opportunities *Financial *Happy Ads *Lost & Found *Notices *Personals *Situations Wanted

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of Braselton, Chateau Élan, Hoschton and Jackson County

*Home Improvement *Instruction *Landscaping *Misc Services *Painting & Papering *Plumbing *Pressure Washing *Remodeling & Repairs *Roofing *Welding


The Times, Gainesville, Georgia Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Times has an immediate opening for a part-time building custodian. Job requirements include cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash, vacuuming/ mopping and general cleaning in a busy newspaper production environment. Reliable attendance

and dependable transportation are a must. 20 hours per week. Experience in cleaning of commercial buildings is a plus. Must be conscientious and capable of working with minimal supervision. Some lifting required. E-mail hr@gainesville, or apply in person at The Times, 345 Green St., Gainesville. At Home (Or Office) PT/FT Positions 20/30 hrs per week, $200-600 Wkly Phone, Cust. Svc & Sales Exp. Needed Paid Training at Buford Office Dental Care RX 770-271-1115


Dynamic company advertising sales position The Times and are the market leaders in print and online advertising for Hall County businesses. For over 60 years, we have served a growing network of local retail and service oriented businesses representing a range of industries. Due to our growth plan for 2013, an outstanding sales opportunity exists within our sales team. This position reports to our advertising director and will operate within a small but dynamic sales team environment. Initially, the position will be a trainee role, with progression to full sales consultant expected within a three month period. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• So what do we require? The successful candidate will have outside sales or retail experience – although other backgrounds will be considered. The candidate will require a high level of drive and determination to succeed, and must be open to the learning opportunities we will provide. A high level of communication skills, a friendly manner and the ability to develop strong relationships are key personal attributes needed to be considered for the position. The Times offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate who can demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career in sales. Compensation package is competitive and includes commission and bonus components. Benefits include paid vacation, medical, dental, and 401K. E-mail resume to hr@ gainesville with the words “Times Sales Position” in the subject line.

*Requires payment in advance.

TRUCK MODIFICATION MECHANIC. Must have experience in automotive, motorcycle, or diesel truck repair. Have own tools. AUTO BODY TECH. Must have strong Auto Body experience. PAINT PREP TECH. Must have taping and bondo experience. please send resume to jcoll@source2. com or Call 1-800-5576704x225 Wanted Automotive Engineering Technician for after sales service and marketing, must speak Italian trade show exp a plus fax resume to 678-7171056

Truck Drivers CDL DRIVERS Needed Tuition paid by Federal Grants or VA Benefits 770-614-6022 or 1-877-GET-A-CDL Call and see if you Qualify in 5 minutes! CLASS A-CDL DRIVERS Haul feed and/or live chickens, Gainesville. 2yrs. verifiable exp & good MVR req’d. Night shift, local, home daily, company benefits. Call Bruce, 678-936-8279 Driver


We are growing so we need some Regional Drivers!!! -Columbia area, running Dedicated Customer Freight -Weekly Hometime -Great Miles & Benefits -Small Co mpany Feel -Late Model Equipment -Class A CDL w/3yrs exp. Call Courtney @ DTL 678-883-2198 or cgeorge@dtltransporta www.dtltransportation. com G.T.G Trucking, LLC Over the Road Truck Driver 2 yr driving experience with clean MVR Contact Richard Snow 678-316-5078 Hiring: OTR DRIVERS 2yrs Experience. Weekend work req’d. Call 678-989-0506 TANKER DRIVERS Class A-CDL. Must Have Tanker’s End., 2yrs. Exp., & Clean MVR. 770-887-6117

Stuff Appliances



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

*Welders *Machine Operators *Assemblers *Forklift Operators CNC Programmer Apply in person: 5857 Spout Springs Rd, Ste. 302, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 678-866-8800 www.axiomstaffing. com

Cabinet shop in Cumming needs help 770-889-5135 Exper Cabinet/ Furniture Finisher mix, blend, match stain. Must have ref. F/T. 770-844-8494 MECHANIC needed to maintain fleet of Tractor/Trailers. Must be experienced dependable, drug free and willing to work. Apply in person Mon-Fri, 8-4pm, 875 West Ridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30501

Guns GERAND RIFLE, M-1, Sprinfield Armory, Mass., SN 5379281, Mfg. 11/53. Receiver, trigger guard, stock, cartouches stamped, clean bore, m/w 1-2, Korean War Gerand. These Gerands are becoming hot items, $875. Exc. stock Phil O’Leary 706-778-0206

Lawn Equipment GARDEN TRACTOR Kohler w/mower & cart. Needs a little work. Asking $400 706-362-2566

Livestock FISH DAY!! *3-5” Channel Catfish $37.00 Per 100 *6-8” Channel Catfish $57.00 Per 100 *5-7” Hybrid Catfish $80 per 100 *Bluegill, Bass, Grass Carp, Minnows, Black Crappie (if available), Koi. Southern States in Gainesville, GA. Thurs, April 25 from 12 noon - 1pm Arkansas Pondstockers 800-843-4748

Misc. For Sale Golf Cart- Club Car Excellent Condition 2yr old batteries, new brakes, new tires, lights. $1850. 770-5332921 TRAILER- 3 horse, slant load w/5 new tires, ready to haul. Drop windows, step up, dress/tack room. $4500. Discount for cash. 678-462-3123

Pets & Supplies AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS, miniature, 7 weeks old, first shots & wormed. 706-892-6853 FREE PIT BULL Female. 1yr old. Gentle. PIT BULL PUPPIES 8wks old. For Sale. 310 Oakland Dr., off Thompson Bridge Rd 770-536-4090 TOY POODLES CKC, 1 male parti color. $525; 1 female, black. $500. 706-754-3734

Homes-Rentals WASHER/DRYER SET Brand Name Washer/Dryer Set Great Condtion w/ Mulit cycle .White.) Dishwasher & Maytag Ceramic flattop Range/Oven & Under Cabinet Microwave w/mount.All are excellent condition with all parts & no damage. Also have a Solid Wood Table w/ 5 Chairs. $1500.00 for ALL. Will Split up. Call Jon 678-267-8281

BODY WRAP TECH w/master Cosmetology or Aesthetic Lic. for weight loss clinic. Motivational skills needed to help people to get in and stay in shape. Must be a positive example. Call 678-971-9799

Furniture DINING TABLE Oak, 7pc w/matching Hutch. Exc . Cond $600/both 678-316-3477

Cemetery Lots for Sale FOR the purchase of Cemetery spaces, Vaults and Memorials on Terms, call Warren Banks 706-264-9294 MAUSOLEUM- NICHE Section: Singing Tower Mausoleum D404 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Premium location, eye level. $1300. 843-689-3889 MEMORIAL PARK SOUTH, (2) very choice plots, Garden of the Apostles Section, Section 2-49A, 3 & 4, $1000/each. 470-262-7244 MEMORIAL PARK PRIME LOCATION! 2 lots at corner of the Tomb, best spot in the cemetery. $5000. 678-316-1496 678-617-6343

ApartmentsFurnished **1/2 bed apt. clean,quite,safe,close enota 678-318-1990

ApartmentsUnfurnished $599. MOVES U IN Spring Valley Apt. 1BR/1BA $625. Up 2BR/2BA $675. Up Sardis Area $895 3BR/2BA Large Home 4421 Green Hill Road 4 Office Building 644 Banks Street $$500 dep Jacky Mathis 678-779-2687 1BR & 2BR Loft Apts. in Jackson Bldg. dwntwn on The Square. Great Views! Call Lanier 404-202-7290 1BR. Nice. In City $525/ mo. 404-252-3325 AVAIL MAY 15 2BR/1.5BA Townhome. Oakwood $600. 770-967-9385 G’Ville - 2BR $610/mo water/trash incld. No pets 678-677-1898 LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900 sf. 820 Park St $900m. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital 770-534-3577 New Basement Apartment, 150 wk, includes all utilities, cable TV, internet,W/D, 770-548-1128 Oakwood - 2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $620$660. 678-357-5044 Oakwood- Cedar Springs. 2BR. $675. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com

Business Property For Rent 2 BAY WAREHOUSE 500 SF, $165/mo 770-540-5339

Condominiums For Rent Condo Tri-Level 3BR/2.5BA $695mo $695 dep. No pets 770-616-3232 770-630-5591

Houses For RentUnfurnished 2/1.5 off 129N. No pets. $630/mo. 770-297-8819 2BR/1BA 1020 Rainey St. $475/mo + dep. 770536-5157 3BR/2BA Lakefront w/dock, Great Location $1250/mo. 770-539-4400 FLOWERY BRANCH 3br/2ba, c/h/a, garage $900/mo. avail now. Call 770-910-0574 rindfuszproperties. com N. HALL - CABIN Quiet. 1BR/1BA. $500+ dep+utils & Ref. No pets. 770-536-5509 Reduced Rate Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N. & S. Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596 SARDIS - Hall Cnty. 4/2 $1225 and 3/2 $900. Both priv, completely renovated. Fantastic Cond. 678-316-6262 Several 3/2 $775-1000/mo. Butch Hodges Properties Inc. 770-540-0417

Mobile Homes For Rent 3BR/2BA H&A $125/wk; 2BR/1BA $125/wk, We pay $100 toward utils. No pets 770-289-9142

Roommates Wanted ROOMMATE Wanted. Must love cats. 678-943-0533

Rooms For Rent $99/wk. Furnished, all utils & cable. W/D. kitch. 770-561-0781

Homes & Real Estate Business Property For Sale THRIFT STORE BUSINESS $1950/OBO. Glass cases, shelving, tables, clothes racks, cash register, furniture, clothes, tools, electronics, household, decorations & More! Can take entire store or rent present location. 336-688-6242

House For Sale-Hall County Mountain Views 4BR/2.5BA, 2 story Beautiful lrg kitchen w/nature view, covered porch front & back. $214,900 770-718-9884

CADILLAC 2008 CTS, 3.6l, V6, 63K miles, $21,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Lots For Sale 1.26 Acres with water & septic tank. Close to Braselton and Hall cnty line. 2310 Davenport Rd. Possible owner finance. $30k. Johnny 706-8895046 FOR SALE: Undivided 1/8 interest in 2 parcels of property located on Pierce Rd & Miller Dr. in North Hall. Owned by elderly individual in nursing home. 706-374-4058

Recreation Boats & Marine

SMART 2009 Fortwo, 1.0L, 3 cyl., 42K $9,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 CHEVY 2005 Cobalt 4dr, silver w/gray int. $3600 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 CHRYSLER 1994 Lebaron. Cnvt. auto, V6, green/gray. New top/tires. 157k. $1595. 770-262-8200 LINCOLN 1995 Towncar Limo. 6 doors. 66k. $4000/obo. 4 WHEELER Honda Ranger. $3500/obo 678-997-1241

BOAT DOCK Dawsonville 32’ x 24’ single slip 10’ x 28’ sun deck 28’ x 14’. 40’ ramp with wheels wired $7500. Contact David 706-216-5452

BASS 2011- 165 Tracker. 40hp, completely equipped, 2yrs old. Live well, battery tender, fish finder, Everything! 706-974-6691

RV’s/Travel Trailers NOMAD 1984 Camper 26’. Good Cond. Xtras. $3200 706-865-4346 VIKING 1994 Pop-up camper. Good condition. Sleeps up to 8 people. Indoor/ outdoor stove. $900.00 please call Jerry 770-519-0466


Import Cars

ACURA 2005 TL, 3.2L, V6, 83K, $15,560 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

HYUNDAI 2011 Sonata GLS, 2.3L, 4 cyl., 37K, $15,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

MAZDA 2012 3 Skyactiv, 2.0L, 4 cyl., 32K, $16,788 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Antique Cars/Trucks DATSUN 1981 510. Wagon. 114k miles, auto/air, 98% orig. Beautiful! $4200/ obo. 706-768-6113

Autos For Sale

CHEVY 2011 Malibu, 2.4L, 4 cyl., 32K, $15,888 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

FORD 2012 Mustang GT, 5.0L, V8, 22K miles, $25,777. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

YAMAHA Roadstar. 2008 model year, 1700 cc cruiser with fuel injection. 1600 miles. Like new condition. Silverado accessories, Custom seat, batwing faring, factory fiberglass bags. Have original windshield and seats. 6800.00. 770-519-6500. Leave message

Sport Utility Vehicles

HONDA 2006 Pilot, 3.5L, V6, 109k, $13,890 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

JEEP 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.0L, 6 cyl., $9,888. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 JEEP 2002 Grand Cherokee. Auto, V6 Sunrf, 111,500 mi.\ New batt/alt. $5800 678-897-8570

Trucks GMC 1985 Sierra Classic, 350 fuel injection engine, Flowmaster dual exhaust, Corvette Rally’s, Cal induction hood, new interior, paint & bedliner, $7000. 706-424-2513 TOYOTA 1993 Pickup, auto w/ air, high mileage, $2000. 770-883-7683 TOYOTA 2003 Tacoma. XTRA Cab. Limited, 2dr, V6 3.4L, TRD off road, 4x4, 5spd man. Exc cond. 30k mi. Also includes cross bed tool box, sprayed in bed liner. $16,500. 770-654-8036

Vans MERCEDES BENZ 2008 C350, 3.5L, V6, 67K $20,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 JAGUAR 2003 XJR Excellent Cond 145,000 mi Silver/Champaign Leather $8700 Firm 770- 714- 4309

Motorcycles HARLEY 2001 XL883 Sportster. $3800/obo. 706-247-4750

CHEVY 2002- 1500 Cargo Van. 127k. Runs Good! $7000. 678-943-5677 CHRYSLER 2000 Grand Voyager Mini Van. Runs good needs some cosmetic work. Seats up to 7 people. Good gas mileage. $900.00 Please call Jerry 770-519-0466.


The Paper | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gainesville Marina & goAGAINRV joining forces to produce o a B t r & e i n C a a L m e per k a L



WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME AND WE’LL MAKE YOU THE RIGHT DEAL! Buy a Camper or Boat as low as $199/mo.* National Recreational Lenders are offering great terms and low rates! Over 75 Boats & Campers on Display at DEEPLY discounted SALE PRICES! Managers on site & ready to value your trade in! Trade your Boat for a Camper or trade your Camper for a Boat! Cookout Saturday & Sunday. FREE Giveaways! Register for a FREE one day Pontoon boat rental. *WAC, 15% down, 144mo, 6.5%APR.

10AM-5PM on Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 12PM-5PM on Sunday, April 28 FOR MORE INFORMATION: • 770-536-2171

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