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New hospital update meetings slated Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has scheduled a series of meetings to update the community on its new hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. The first session will be from 6-7 p.m. this evening at the Braselton-Stover House in Braselton. Other meetings will be Tuesday, May 7, at the Hall County Library Spout Springs Branch in Flowery Branch, and Tuesday, May 21, at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church in Dacula. All meetings will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. At the meetings, representatives from NGMC will provide an update on the construction progress and reveal the new architectural renderings. Scheduled to open in Spring 2015, North-

east Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be located on the new State Route 347 near Highway 211 in South Hall County. Already located on this 119-acre site is Medical Plaza 1, a medical office building that houses an urgent care center, imaging center, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, lab and physician practices representing more than 20 medical specialties. NGMC held a series of community forums in January 2012 to gain the community’s insight as the organization embarked on the planning of the new hospital. More than 1,000 community residents provided feedback at the forums or through a survey offered on the health system’s website. “We are grateful for this community’s interest and engagement with the new hospital,” says Anthony Williamson, VP of Greater

Braselton Development. “Their input into the initial planning process has been woven into our work during the last year, and we are pleased to now share with them our beautiful designs and plans for this state-of-the-art hospital campus.” Representatives of the hospital made a presentation at District 3 Commissioner Bruce Yates’ most recent town hall meeting which he holds quarterly to provide an update on the timeline. Currently, there are 55 workers on the hospital site with the foundation building getting under way in February. Concrete is being poured in anticipation of the steel framework to be delivered to the site in May for work to begin in June. The project’s construction manager, Turner Construction is providing an ongoing

look at the site with a webcam. At the height of construction, more than 250 workers will be on the site with local participation being an important component of the project plans. Currently, 65 percent of the subcontractor work has gone to companies in the hospital’s service area and the remaining are Georgia companies. The hospital will create 300 jobs with that number possibly growing to as many as 600 jobs over a five-year period with a $100 million payroll. The design of the hospital with its two bed towers will allow for vertical expansion to 350 beds. With a two-year plan for staffing, some staff will be brought on in the near future. To register for a community forum, visit or call 770-219-3840.

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At this weekend’s Braselton Antique and Gardening Festival, Tim Sweat explains how the old Braselton Mill used to work during a tour. Below, left: Lyn Rooks of Outside Consultants helps Lilly Hougland plant a flower for a souvenir of the festival. Below, right: Mike and Cherly Glover, along with their daughter Madison, check out a sign for Glover Road. See more on Page 3B and at

On May 1, the annual outdoor burning ban went back into effect for much of Georgia including Jackson, Barrow, Hall and Gwinnett counties. “This ban runs every year from May 1 through Sept. 30,” reminds Barrow County Emergency Services Lt. Scott Dakin. “It affects 54 counties in Georgia and is required by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.” The ban prohibits burning of leaves, tree limbs, other yard waste or land clearing debris. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources establishes this annual ban in order to comply with Federal

Clean Air Requirements, and has identified outdoor burning as a significant contributor of the pollutants that affect the ozone layer. “We want to remind citizens of this burn ban,” stated Lt. Dakin. “Let us all do our part to help our fellow citizens breath better.” Jackson County Public Safety Director Steve Nichols reminds citizens of the burn ban. “We are expecting additional calls due to the ban taking effect,” said Nichols. Please don’t burn until Oct. 1, urges West Jackson Fire Chief Ben Stephens. Recreational and cooking fires are permitted.

Hamilton State Bank expands to Douglas Co. Some assets and liabilities of Douglas County Bank in Douglasville, seized Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), have been acquired by Hamilton State Bank, headquartered in Hoschton. The seizure of Douglas County Bank, along with another bank based in Lenoir, N.C., bring the number of bank failures in the United States so far this year to 10. The four former branches of Douglas County Bank reopened as branches of Hamilton State Bank during their normal business hours beginning on Saturday, April

27. Douglas County Bank customers could continue to conduct normal banking business and will have access to all of their accounts. New and existing customers will receive additional information in the mail from Hamilton State Bank in the near future, according to a statement released Friday by Hamilton State Bank. “We are a community bank that currently serves customers from 20 banking centers throughout Georgia,” said Hamilton State Bank Chairman and CEO Robert Oliver.

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Ribboncutting, opening night for JCCHS theater By KATIE JUSTICE

Jackson County Comprehensive High School is in the game of building better, more well-rounded students, and the newly completed fine arts facility will help with that goal, according JCCHS Theater teacher Bonnie Roberts. The Panther Project, an ongoing construction project to bring a new fine arts facility and gymnasium to JCCHS, is well over halfway done. The gym is slated for completion over the summer, and classes are already taking place in fine arts building, which includes a black box theater and chorus room. “We’re alive and vibrant, and we’re absolutely going to have a renaissance here,” said Roberts of the ability of the new facility to help build more rounded students. According to Roberts, academics, arts and athletics all go hand in hand and should be

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experienced by every student. “We’re not just the icing on the cupcakes, were an ingredient,” said Roberts, who is excited to use her new theater space to help students grow. “I’m going to do everything I can with every bit I’ve got to let these students have these opportunities,” she said. The new facility alone allows for new opportunities for the students. In their upcoming production of “Antigone,” the students are utilizing the black box concept to be surrounded by the audience on three sides, instead normal setup of a stage and audience. The black box theater also has state of the art lighting that is low cost and efficient and can be moved to add to the main stage; a dressing room; a large storage area, which Roberts admits is almost bigger than her old classroom; and an office for Roberts.


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Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s complete fine arts facility is opening the door for expanded opportunities for theater, chorus and other educational experiences.

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According to Maddox, the recording studio will eventually be run by students and will allow the chorus to hear themselves to perfect their singing.

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the events and festivities in downtown Braselton as part of Georgia Cities Week. Mayor Bill Orr and the Town Council hosted the “Salute to Business” reception at Town Hall for all businesses. Above: Mayor Bill Orr, Councilman Tony Funari and GDOT District Engineer Bayne Smith. Right: Braselton Police officers accepted expired prescription drugs as part of the National Prescription TakeBack Day. Finally, the largest Antique and Gardening Festival ever was staged in Braselton Park. See more scenes from the Salute to Business and the festival at


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Jackson County Airport Layout Plan awaits commission action


The long and disputed road for the future of Jackson County Airport is finally coming to an end as the Jackson County Airport Authority is finally ready to submit its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to the Board of Commissioners for approval. “You set the ALP essentially as a 20-year develop-


Continued from 1A “We welcome our newest customers in Douglas and Paulding counties and we want to assure them that they will be served by the same friendly professionals at each of the Douglas County Bank branches in the days to come. “Our goal is to have all Hamilton State Bank offices operating on the same system in the months to come in order to provide streamlined, consistent service to all our customers,” Oliver added. With the acquisition, Hamilton State Bank now has 24 branches in Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Cobb, Hall, Henry, Forsyth, Jasper, Jackson and now Douglas and Paulding counties. As of Dec. 31, 2012, Doug-

ment plan for proposed projects as they are now that may or may not be implemented in the next 20 years,” said Amanda Hill, an aviation planner with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The ALP was formally approved by the airport authority at a called meeting on April 23. The plans, after receiving approval from the GDOT and the Federal Avia-

las County Bank had approximately $316.5 million in total assets and $314.3 million in total deposits. Hamilton State Bank will pay the FDIC a premium of 0.5 percent to assume all of the deposits of Douglas County Bank. In addition to assuming all of the deposits of the failed bank, Hamilton State Bank agreed to purchase approximately $260.9 million of the failed bank’s assets. The FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition. The FDIC and Hamilton State Bank entered into a loss-share transaction on $159.2 million of Douglas County Bank’s assets. Hamilton State Bank will share in the losses on the asset pools covered under the loss-share agreement. The loss-share transaction is projected to maximize returns on the assets covered by keeping them in the private sector.

tion Administration (FAA), will now be introduced to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners at its May 20 meeting. A vote is anticipated in June. The current ALP was submitted to GDOT and the FAA in January, and no revisions have since been made. “You’re not locked into this development exactly as it’s shown. Generally, this is thought to be an efficient, orderly way of constructing,” said Hill at the meeting, al-

though she admits the plans mostly serve as a guide and don’t not have to be explicitly followed. “This is a good product for where you are now, but if at any point things change, property becomes available or that wasn’t really what y’all were thinking at this point – in five, 10 years, you can do this again, and you wouldn’t have to redo all the analysis that went into this product, you’d just do what was needed,” Hill said.

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“It feel like people are finally noticing how much we try, like they’re finally noticing that we do have talent here,” said Katie Vickery, a senior at JCCHS and star in the upcoming production “Antigone.” The other half of the building belongs to the chorus with director Ryan Maddox in charge. The chorus room includes a large class area with auditorium seating; a recording studio; a large storage area; an office; a music library area; and four practice rooms, including two full size rooms complete with pianos. The design and furnishings were a collabo-

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ration between the teachers, Jackson County School System and architects. “We just told them what we needed, within reason, and they found a way to get it for us,” said Roberts. “I think this is the best thing that’s happened to me in my short professional career,” said Maddox. “It is a tremendous facility.” JCCHS will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the facility on May 2, the opening night for the black box production of “Antigone.” The public is invited to join members of the school system, students and parents for the ribbon cutting, followed by hors d’oeuvers and the show. However, since black box theatres provide a more intimate production, there are fewer seats available, so Roberts encourages the purchase of tickets in advance.

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FIRE REPORT ■■ On April 21, an EMS call was placed for a Highway 60 resident who suffered three “mini strokes” within an hour. ■■ On April 22, an EMS call was placed from a Highway 53 home where a female victim was bleeding from her head. ■■ On April 22, a rubbish or trash fire was reported on New Liberty Church Road. The fire was extinguished. ■■ On April 22, a man at a Durham Lane home required assistance to get into his home. ■■ On April 22, an EMS call was placed for a Cherry Drive resident. ■■ On April 24, an alarm was unintentionally set off at a Braselton Parkway commercial structure. Upon the alarm sounding again later the same day, the cause was determined to be an electrical issue. ■■ On April 24, a Highway 60 resident required assistance after falling out his wheelchair. ■■ On April 24, smoke was reported in the area of Davenport Road near Lingerfelt Lane. No smoke was located. ■■ On April 24, a threecar accident was reported on Interstate 85 North. The occupants of the first two cars were ok, but the third driver reported back and neck pain. ■■ On April 24, a Chesterton Lane resident who donated a kidney reported severe pain and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ■■ On April 25, a small grass fire was reported and extinguished on Interstate 85 northbound.

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Scott Snedecor, left, and Everett Jones, right, were among those at S&S Ace Hardware in Braselton congratulating Jirdon Calvery on his re-retirement at the end of a 60-year career at a special event held in his honor. selton. These six companies comprised Jirdon’s entire 60year career span. Said Scott Snedecor from S & S Ace, “I asked Jirdon a couple years ago if he wanted to retire soon, and he said he enjoyed helping customers, and he really couldn’t afford to play very much golf anyway.” While Jirdon’s pace had slowed a bit in recent years, he was loved and respected

by his coworkers for his broad product knowledge, his always positive attitude and his terrific work ethic. He’ll be missed working in the store, but living nearby in Flowery Branch, he expects to see his coworkers regularly. Jirdon said he still needs to do some things at his house and yard, and when it comes to finding supplies he needs, he knows Ace is the Place.

House of Clay is open in downtown Braselton


Sue Compton is adding a little more art in the heart Braselton. Her newly opened House of Clay offers guests the opportunity to paint their own pottery or even take clay classes. House of Clay is located at 5117 Highway 53, across from the Braselton Brothers Store, which is currently being revitalized in part with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant. From the outside, the small square building which formerly was a post office building may not look like much, but inside there are tables for painting or future clay work, along with shelves of items to pick for painting. There is also a shelf of Compton’s handmade items available for purchase, which includes bowls, mugs, vases and wine coolers. Compton currently teaches at Sugar Hill Christian Academy, so studio time is limited until school is out for summer. Currently, it is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Once school is out, Compton says she plans to be open five or six days a week. Compton also says painting pottery isn’t just limited to individuals; she also welcomes birthday parties, book clubs and even ladies’ nights out. “Come and create something because I don’t think we create much anymore. Everything is done on a screen nowadays,” she said. Compton says visiting House of Clay is a perfect way to unwind, because it is a “relaxing, stress-free” environment. Items available to paint range from $6 to $20, and Compton is always around

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Picky Peach welcomed to Jefferson The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 19 for The Picky Peach Consignment, which is located at 18 S. Public Square in downtown Jefferson next to Ferranti’s Cakery. The Picky Peach Consignment is now accepting gently used items including clothing for babies, children, men and women, household items and furniture. The grand opening was held April 20. For more information for consigning with The Picky Peach, call 706-387-0047.


S & S Ace Hardware and Mower in Braselton recently celebrated the official reretirement of longtime retail professional Mr. Jirdon Calvery. Although Jirdon had only been with the S & S team in Braselton since their opening in December 2008, his retail career spanned almost 60 years. Jirdon officially retired from Otasco (Oklahoma Tire And Supply Company) after 35 years in 1988. He then joined Builder’s Square, which had taken on a much publicized face-off with Home Depot in the Atlanta market in the late 1980’s. When Builder’s Square surrendered the market to Home Depot a few years later, he went to another player trying to break into the Atlanta hardware market, Sears Hardware Stores. After a short time with Sears, Jirdon went to West Building Materials, and eventually joined the Ace team at Parson’s Ace Hardware in Duluth, where he stayed until joining the S & S team in Bra-


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Union Baptist Church of Flowery Branch would like to invite you to join us on Sunday, May 5, for our “Jeans ‘n’ T-Shirt Sunday” worship service outdoors under the pavilion. Wear your comfortable jeans and T-shirt and come on out. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship service following at 11 a.m. Union Baptist Church is located at 5115 Union Church Road in Flowery Branch. sss The Church of Hoschton invites the community to come, celebrate and worship with them. The members will be celebrating their first annual homecoming this Sunday, May 5, beginning at 10:30. Special musical guests, The Troy Burns Family, former members of the Inspirations will be performing. On Monday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 8, Jeff Lyle from Meadow Baptist Church in Lawrenceville will preach revival. For revival, special singing will be provided each night. On Monday, 16-year-old Madison Almond of Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church will sing. On Tuesday, Brother Harold Skelton will provide special music; and on Wednesday, singer, songwriter and recording artist Freddie Smith will sing. The church is located at 99 E. Jefferson St., in Hoschton. Pastor Cory Sexton can be reached at 678-234-9408 sss Arbor Pointe Church is having Vacation Bible School on June 16-20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Braselton Prep facility in Braselton. “We will kick it off with a family-friendly DJ on Sunday night,” said lead pastor Brad

Greene who can be reached at or 770272-6778. sss This Sunday, April 5, Brother Stanley Ewing, a missionary from Indonesia, will be at White Plains Baptist Church during the morning and evening service. Services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. We will also have lunch in the Family Life Center following the morning service as well. White Plains Baptist Church is located at 3650 Highway 124 in Jefferson, between Hoschton and Jefferson. Pastor Cary Pittman can be contacted at 706-367-5650. sss Crossview Church is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Furniture, lighting fixtures, baby clothes, baby items, plants and much more will be available and the proceeds will go to benefit Inner City Girls Youth Retreat. Crossview Church is located at 1219 Highway 124 in Hoschton. For more information or directions, call 678-425-9831. sss Union Baptist Church, located on Union Church Road in Winder, is hosting a Vacation Bible School kickoff carnival from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Have fun with games, snow cones and more. Visit www. or call 770-867-7273. sss A friendly and inviting Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Braselton Library. The current topic is the Book of Acts. Contact Rev. Brad Greene of

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

Died April 24, 2013 Sara Jo Bailey, 91, of Winder, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. A lifetime resident of Winder, she was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She worked as a seamstress for Superior Garments for 52 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Bailey; son, Bobby Bailey; and parents, Willie “Bill” and Sallie Mae Kennedy Patrick. Survivors include her grandchildren, Melanie Whitehead of Bogart, Ritchie Bailey of Social Circle and Dawn Bailey of Conyers; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service was Friday, April 26, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Ferguson officiating. Interment followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 2, 2013

Doris Evelyn Holman Eidson

Died April 24, 2013 Mrs. Doris Evelyn Holman Eidson, 84, of Winder, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Born in Oakwood, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Lester Holman and the late Mamie Jane Garmon Holman. She was a retired floor supervisor with LandressSmith Corporation in Hoschton and was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Winder. Mrs. Eidson was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Newton Eidson Sr. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Ralph Maxwell of Lexington, Mary and Rev. Randy Bell of Hixson, Tenn., and Sheila Eidson of

The Tri-County Ministerial Association will sponsor its annual National Day of Prayer at noon on Thurday, May 2, at several locations around the area. The date as incorrectly provided as Friday, May 3, in a previous announcement. 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 event will be held at the Jefferson Clubhouse. “We sincerely solicit the participation of all local government leaders, as well as our civic and

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, contact Northeast Church at 706-654-3205 or admin@ sss

Ms. Juliann Watson will speak at this year’s Memorial Day Rememberance Service to honor our nation’s military men and women who sacrificed their lives in the nation’s wars and conflicts for our freedoms. She was selected to speak this year by Post 56 Legionnaires because of her accomplishments, patriotism and commitment to veterans. Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 27. The American Legion Albert Gordon, Post 56, Jefferson is sponsoring the event. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 9:30 a.m. The location will be on South Street next to the old historic courthouse in Jefferson. The observance will include full honors for veterans, living and deceased. Activities will include

The Paper, May 2, 2013 Rutledge; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Sandra Eidson of Hoschton and Wayne and Connie Eidson Jr., of Ringgold; grandchildren, Jennifer Eidson Pierce, Kathy Eidson Hoover and Jeff, Kristina Turner and John, Kathryn O’Kain, Joey Eidson, Leslie and Jim Turner, Shelley and Scott Kester, Daniel and Anna Bell , Amanda and Dr. Alan Hensley, Lori and Chris Rains and Victoria Eidson; and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Friday, April 26, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral home with the Rev. Randy Bell and the Rev. Tony Powers officiating. The burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Quiet Oaks Nursing Home, P.O. Box 613, Crawford, GA 30630. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 2, 2013

Lillie Karen Hayes Green

Died April 25, 2013 Mrs. Lillie Karen Hayes Green, 51, of Pendergrass, entered into rest Thursday, April, 25, 2013. Born in Atlanta, she was a daughter of Mrs. Roy Mae Webb Hayes of Pendergrass and the late Johnny Marvin Hayes. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady Lee Green. Survivors, in addition to her mother, are brothers, Kenneth Marvin Hayes of Conyers and Timothy Kevin Hayes of Pendergrass; stepson, Grady Lee Green of Pendergrass; and nephew, Kenneth Scott Hayes. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Thrasher officiat-

ing. Burial followed in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Honored as pallbearers were Joe Phillips, Todd Hollis, Jason Hollis and Shane Hollis. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 2, 2013

Karen Jean Hall

Died April 24, 2013 Karen Jean Hall, 54, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Karen loved to read, she enjoyed the beach and the mountains. Her family and grandchildren were the love of her life. She was preceded by her parents, Randolph and Helen Lynch. Survivors include her husband, Lamar Hall; sons, Jason Hall and Jamie Hall, both of Bethlehem; daughter, Sandy Wilson and Johnny of Bethlehem; brothers, Carlos Lynch and Linda and Royce Lynch and Ann, all of Winder and Vernon Lynch and Brenda of Union City; sisters, Gerrie Crowe and Hugh of Helena, Donna Cannon and Ned of Auburn and Sandra Cain of Lawrenceville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Christian Life Center in Braselton with Pastor Jeff Long officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton

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,” he said. 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.

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Covenant Baptist Church is a group of called-out believers who are committed to following Jesus Christ as Lord. We do this by sharing the good news of the gospel to those who are separated from God; and by teaching Believers how to be fully devoted followers of Christ. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for Sunday school and 10:30 for morning worship at the Hoschton Depot. Nursery and children’s church is provided. Todd Coble is the Pastor and you may reach him at 678-3160273. God bless you and “See you at the Depot!”


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Ernest Briseno Hernandez

Died April 24, 2013 Ernest Briseno Hernandez, 77, of Braselton, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with Deacon Paul Krarup officiating. Born Nov. 7, 1935, he was a son of the late Jesus and Eloisa Hernandez in Dallas, Texas. He was of the Catholic faith and golf marshal at Reunion Golf Course. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Honey B. Hernandez; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jesus Maldonado of Dallas, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Sylvia Hernandez and Jesus and Sarah Hernandez, all of Dallas, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Maria Banda and Laura and Anthony Banda, all of Dallas, Texas; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Raul Hernandez; sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Benny Molina of Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Jasper. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, May 2, 2013

posting of Colors by the Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC; lowering of the U.S. flag to half staff; a 21-gun salute by the Jefferson Police Department Honor Guard; singing of the national anthem by Brooks Benton; taps by Michaela Thomas; reading of the names by Legionnaires of the 119 soldiers, sailors, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard men from Jackson County that have lost their lives in wars since World War I. A special invitation is extended to all veterans, active duty and reserve members and the families who have lost family members in our nation’s wars. The Memorial Day Rememberance Service has become an annual event in Jefferson and Jackson County thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 56.

Winder, died Saturday, April 27, 2013. Born in Gainesville, she was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. She worked at Barrow Manufacturing for 25 years, Ciba Vision for 13 years and Walmart for nine years. Survivors include her son, David Willoughby of Winder; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Tony Boone of Statham; granddaughter, Emily Willoughby of Watkinsville; and brothers, Kimsey Black of Gainesville and Floyd Black of Eatonton. A funeral service was held Monday, April 29, 2013, in Smith Memory Chapel with interment in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 2, 2013

Mae Belle Gee Wood

Died April 28, 2013 Mrs. Mae Belle Gee Wood, 80, of Talmo, died Sunday, April 28, 2013. Born in Jackson County,

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she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Pearl Gee. A homemaker, she was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Wood; son, Danny Wood; five sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Wood of Gainesville; son, Larry Joe Wood of Talmo; grandchildren, Macie Leeann Gary and Ashley Sliger; sister, Helen Manus of Hoschton; sister-in-law, Nelle Gee of Gainesville; and a special caregiver who provided much love and care, Brenda Tanner. A private graveside service will be held in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Eagles Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502-0500. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 2, 2013

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Spring into Recycling is May 11 It’s time to jump into recycling with Keep Jackson County Beautiful. Come on out to the transfer station on County Farm Road in Jefferson from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, to drop off your materials. “We try to make this as convenient day as possible and people not to get out of their cars until they arrive at the American Security Document Shredding truck,” said Susan Trepagnier, executive director of Keep Jackson County Beautiful. Last April, KJCB served more than 200 cars, up slighting from the October 2011 figure of 196.

“Also remember you can take your trash over to the transfer station for disposal, but that service is not free,” reminds Trepagnier. “A few years ago, I wondered if we were helping citizens with the items that we were collecting during our recycling days,” said Trepagnier, who commented that she was amazed when she found Jackson County was collecting a lot more items than other communities collected. “But, I keep saying, I want to do more, and the KJCB Board wants to collect more items,” said Trepagnier. Asked about pesticides,

Volunteers, donors needed for May 25 Rivers Alive cleanup The Braselton area’s biannual Rivers Alive event with Barrow and Jackson counties will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Participants will convene at 9 a.m. in the Braselton Community Room, located at 5040 Highway 53 in Braselton. “From there, we will sign everyone up for different clean up areas, give out trash bags, gloves etc. and then carpool to those sites for trash clean-up,” said Yvette Wise, Environmental Specialist for the Town of Braselton. “For those of you willing to get in the river, please dress appropriately, rubber boots

or waders and a change of clothes in case you get wet and muddy. “Don’t worry if you don’t want to get in the water, we will have other areas in need of clean up,” said Wise. Around noon, participants will meet back up at the community room to have lunch: pizza, drinks and fresh fruit and door prizes will be awarded. Contact Wise at 706-6543915 ext. 1012 or email Please send me a head count and plan to carpool if you can. Also remember to bring your reusable water bottle to take to the field.

household cleaners and fertilizers, Trepagnier said a fee would have to be charged if Jackson County Beautiful collected those items on its recycling day. “We’ve tried really hard to make this a day for Jackson County citizens to drop off their items, not have to pay for them to be recycled,” she said. “After all, many people wouldn’t show up if they had to pay, but that’s what would happen, so we aren’t collecting those items.” This year, Maylen’s Place in Commerce called and said they would like to join KJCB in collecting books, DVDs, CDs and videos. Maylen’s Place wants to start this as a year-round project, and they will be joining in for the May special recycling day. “Our E-Waste vendor has always taken whatever is thrown in the box, but this way you could be assured your books were being used in another way if possible,” said Trepagnier. Premier Grease has also approached Keep Jackson County Beautiful about collecting cooking oil. “We collect auto oil, but

haven’t done anything about kitchen oil and grease,” she said. “Premier Grease owner, Eric Goodman, will be at the recycling event to collect those products. So bring your vegetable oil to us and we’ll dispose of it correctly.” In addition to books and kitchen oil, Keep Jackson County Beautiful will collect the familiar – auto oil and batteries, latex and oil paint, E-waste, florescent light bulbs and household batteries and they’ll offer document shredding. More than six light bulbs or paint will cost $1 each item. Also collected for local charities will be eyeglasses, household goods and good used clothing as well as food for the local food pantry. If you aren’t available to drop off your items at the May 11 spring recycling event, you can drop off items at the two locations of Premier Storage. Premier is located at Duncan Corner at 2240 Friendship Road Road in Buford near Kroger and at 95 Homer St., in Commerce, behind Hardee’s. Residents and businesses are encouraged to bring recycling items to Premier

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Toppling of a college tradition

At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical. Erk Russell, who was the first coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles, turned a nearby drainage ditch into a creek with magical waters. He dubbed the water path Beautiful Eagle Creek and took a gallon of the water to sprinkle on an opponent’s field. The Eagles won and the creek has become a rallying point for the Eagle faithful. Frank Howard, the famed coach of Clemson, brought in a giant boulder and players began touching the rock before running down a steep hill to the field. Howard’s Rock has achieved legendary status. For years, Georgia Tech has used a Model A Ford as the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech. Fans cheer wildly when the antique car takes a spin on the football field. For the Bulldog Nation, the sound of the chapel bell means Georgia has won a game. One can hear the bell without seeing a single play of the game and know the Dogs have chalked one up in the win column. For Auburn fans, the stately oaks at Toomer’s Corner, were as much a symbol of Auburn as the Tiger or the rallying cry of War Eagle. A man named Harvey Updyke has brought that tradition of rolling the Toomer’s Corner oaks to an end. Updyke is a fan of the University of Alabama, albeit a misguided one. Last week, as men in bucket trucks armed with chain saws slowly sliced down the now dead trees, Updyke was serving a 180day sentence in the Lee County Jail. He was found guilty of poisoning the beloved trees in 2010. Trees

Harris Blackwood began dying and with them a rich Auburn tradition. Also in the past few days, somebody spray-painted “Go Tigers” on the campus of the University of South Carolina. While it was wrong, spray paint can be removed. Tree poison is forever. A few years ago, someone chiseled a piece out of Howard’s Rock. The Clemson Nation became enraged, but the rock survived. I’m not an Auburn fan, but I have several friends who are. I have given them some good-natured ribbing about Auburn’s dismal season of 2012. We weren’t laughing when they had a quarterback named Cam Newton, whose football skills resulted in a lot of toilet paper flying skyward toward the outstretched limbs of the Toomer’s oaks. I once lived in a town that had a quite a mix of college fans. I remember when folks would buy a cheap plastic funeral wreath and erect it in a neighbor’s yard when his team lost. It was good-natured fun, the kind of thing friends bantered about at the Rotary Club. Everybody laughed and it was all in the spirit of sport. What Harvey Updyke did was just plain mean. The judge ruled he can’t go to another college football game and can never set foot on Auburn property. But I hope that like many jails today, Lee County uses orange jumpsuits. I hope they make him wear it home when he gets out of jail. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Sweet sound of old-time harmony One day over lunch, my new-to-the-South-but-thoroughly-loving-it husband commented on the choir singing at our church which is led by my brother-in-law, Rodney. “Among the several things I love about the music at church is that people sing different parts,” he said. “At most churches today, everyone sings together.” True. Many churches have turned away from hymn singing and toward what is known as praise worship. In doing so, an important feature of Southern history is falling to the wayside. As an advocate of our history and legacy, I chose a church that honors that tradition. I smiled. “It’s four-part harmony: Alto, soprano, tenor and bass.” Without request, I launched into a history lesson on shaped-note singing and the importance it had to the rural South, especially the Appalachian Mountains. The early colonists in New England had sought religious freedom in a new land called America. From the onset, they celebrated congregational singing with harmony. It is, indeed, very pretty as the

Ronda Rich higher-pitched voices of women sing notes that compliment their sound while the lower pitched voices of men stay on their notes. Harmony singing filtered down through the mountains and stuck hard in the Southern Appalachians. Not long ago, I ran across a tablet of mine from my 11th year of life. There, in my tiny cursive writing, were the notes I had taken during our annual singing school at church. It was taught by a local legend named Hyman Brown, a short, rotund man with lots of black, wavy hair and a big laugh that echoed as pretty as the piano sounded when his fingers danced across its keys. And when he sang? Oh my. It was the purest tenor. If his voice were an image, it would be a sparkling, clear, cool river. He was an insurance salesman by trade but he spent most of his week day

evenings teaching singing schools at churches across North Georgia. He and Daddy were great friends. When Hyman was killed by a drunk driver one cold January night, it fell to Mama to break the news the next morning. She had taken the call, roused me, a college sophomore, from bed and told me what happened. “Get up and come to breakfast. I want you to be with me when I tell your daddy. He’ll take it hard.” She waited until he had finished eating, pushed his plate aside and was stirring his coffee. When she gently broke the news, unfiltered sadness fell across his face, aging him noticeably. After a long moment, he spoke. “I knew somethin’ was wrong when I heard the phone. It had a sad ring to it.” On the day of the funeral, Daddy stood on the porch of the old Victorian house of the funeral home. He watched as the casket of his dear friend was carried out and he heaved the heaviest, most mournful sigh I had ever heard. I cried for my Daddy’s great sorrow. Hyman had been a formidable disciple of the Scotch-Irish practice of

singing schools and shaped note singing. Our people believed steadfastly in storytelling, whiskey-making and music making. My family down through the generations has fervently practiced all three. Singing schools were a tradition where harmony and “sight reading” by shaped notes were taught. I sing and play the piano — both woefully bad — by reading the shape of notes. In churches like ours, the men gather on one side and the women on the other so they can sing parts and blend deliciously together. To me, it is simply beautiful to hear songs like “I’ll Fly Away” or “When We All Get To Heaven” sung with such gusto, almost always ending with a soprano refrain. “We need to have a singing school,” I said to Rodney one day. “Otherwise, the kids comin’ up won’t know how to sing shapenoted harmony.” And that to me, would be a tragic loss to our culture. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of several books, including “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at Her column appears weekly.

Bad day? Look for a man on a bike The day had started off poorly. Stepped on a tack getting out of bed. Ran over the garbage can leaving the driveway. Had two calls from life insurance agents before I could get some caffeine. Went into the post office with my fly open. Basically, a normal Wednesday. My brow was furrowed. My mood dark. Unsaturated venom oozed on the tip of my tongue, waiting for the enemy who dared to say “howdy.” Then, as I was scowling, driving across the railroad tracks, I witnessed a sight under my furrowed brow coming toward me that brightened my mood and made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The man was old, real old. My guess — about 109. He was driving an equallyelderly bicycle at breakneck pace. He weighed

Len Robbins maybe 120 pounds, and his squirrelly legs were churning like a hummingbird’s wings. With his right hand, he steered his two-wheeled mode of transport. With his left hand, he lugged a huge tire. The tire was the kind you put on a tractor-trailer, one of the really big ones. Certainly not a bicycle tire. It obviously weighed more than this spindly senior. He was leaning the bike to the right to compensate for the weight, and as he peddled furiously, his boots skimmed the surface of the road, his entire person mere centimeters from

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parallelism. As we crossed paths at the top of the tracks, I glanced at his face. It was mostly skin. But the majority of that skin was in the form of a huge grin. Whether that grin was of pure glee or pure madness, I don’t know. But it wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting a wincing facial contortion indicating pain. Heck, the man was carrying a gigantic tire on a bicycle. To my astonishment, he looked like he was having the time of his very long life. For some reason, I was metamorphosed by this peculiar, but not altogether foreign, sight. I too now sported a big grin, forgetting the petty frustrations that the day had brought. I was happy to be alive. I was happy to be an American. I was happy to be a father. I was happy I was

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finally able to use “juxtapose” in Scrabble the other night (a game winner). I now relished the freedoms I possessed — of free speech, of not incriminating myself under oath, and of being able to ride a bicycle at a smartish pace while hauling a gargantuan tire, if I so chose. I don’t know what it was — probably my simple nature. But like a grumpy, pouting 3-year-old who is handed a fudgesicle, I was transformed. Everybody needs something daily to remind them to count their blessings and lighten up. They’re everywhere — sometimes even riding on a bike passing by on the street. We just need to look for them. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly. U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, 2437 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20515, 202-225-4101, fax 202226-0776; 3706 Atlanta Highway, Suite 3B, Athens, GA 30606, 706549-9588; U.S. Rep Rob Woodall, 1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, 202225-4272; 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-2323005;

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POLICE REPORT Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■■ On April 27, a man driving suspiciously abandoned his vehicle in a Trotters Ridge Subdivision and attempted to flee. He was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license and obstruction. ■■ On April 27, a man driving on Yarborough Ridgeway was arrested for driving without insurance and having a suspended registration. ■■ On April 27, a driver headed south on Highway 129 was stopped for having her tag in the window where it wasn’t easily read. The driver was found to be driving on an expired license an issued a warning and citation for improper display of a license plate. The passenger was arrested for two warrants out of Winder. ■■ On April 26, a dispute was reported between a man and his on again/ off again girlfriend at an Oliver Circle residence. ■■ On April 26, a woman stopped on Highway 53 for passing in a no passing zone and throwing a beer bottle out her car attempted to flee from officers. She was arrested and charged with obstruction, open container and passing in

a no passing zone ■■ On April 26, an officer recognized a man driving on Sycamore Street in Jefferson as having a suspended license. The man was stopped and arrested. ■■ On April 23, a Red Oaks Road resident reported being threatened by a man after refusing to loan him $20. ■■ On April 23, a driver stopped for failing to maintain lane on Highway 129 said he ran off the road because he was “eating corn.” He was arrested for driving while unlicensed. ■■ On April 22, a follow-up on a suspicious vehicle report at a Hoschton business led to the arrest of a man for an outstanding warrant.

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■■ On April 22, a verbal dispute was reported at a Mulberry Park Drive home after a man and his wife got into an argument over filing for divorce. ■■ On April 22, a woman called 911 from a Highway 53 restaurant after getting into a dispute with her stepfather at her home. ■■ On April 23, a Dunwoody officer reported a man attempting to sell his son and his friend a stolen bike, which was being kept at a Highway 53 residence. ■■ On April 24, a driver stopped for failing to maintain

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opportunity to help in finding a cure for this dreaded disease that has taken so many of our family members, friends and co-workers. The enrollment will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 3-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Winder. It is open to anyone between the ages of 30 to 65, male or female, who has never been diagnosed with cancer. Participation will require about 20 minutes of your time the day of the enrollment. There will be a medical questionnaire to complete and a small sample of blood (7 tablespoons) will be drawn for study purposes. Afterwards, about every five years, a follow-up medical questionnaire will be sent to participants seeking information on any medical changes in your health. It’s just that simple. The American Cancer Society has created a website ( just for the Barrow enrollment. Participants need to go the website now to make an appointment to ensure that enough lab technicians will be on hand for the upcoming enrollment. Please do it today in honor or memory of your loved ones who have been touched by this dreaded disease. I have already signed up for the study and made my appointment. I know my Mama would be proud to know that I’m trying to make a difference for my children and grandchildren. I hope you will join me in helping to create a world with more birthdays. Meredith Cameron In memory of Mom, Colleen O. Williams

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his lane on Highway 124 was arrested for a warrant out of Pike County. ■■ On April 26, a driver who stopped on Interstate 85 to help his sons, who were having car problems, was arrested for driving under the influence. Another man on the scene was found to be wanted out of Hall County and was also arrested. ■■ On April 28,the manager of a Spouts Springs Road store recognized a subject from stores security camera as being the person who stole a bottle of cough syrup the night before. She called police but before they arrived the individual fled.

Usually I’m here asking you to come to fund raising events, to raise money for the American Cancer Society, to support Relay and

■■ On April 24, agents from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) arrested two individuals in the 5500 Block of Winder Highway in Hall County during the course of an undercover drug investigation, according to Lt. Scott Ware. Jennifer Lynn Rueter, 32, of Braselton, was arrested with six 30mg Oxycodone which were to be sold to another individual for $100. Phillip Nethaniel Murphy, 30, of Suwanee, was arrested while in possession of 2.5 30mg Oxycodone. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and subsequently booked in at the Hall County Jail.

you have! You have been so successful in that over the years. But today, I am here to ask you for something more important than money in the war on cancer — please take part in the American Cancer Society’s CPS3 study.

Arrests reported The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation April 10 involving numerous thefts at a business in the Hoschton area after the owner of a car repair facility reported catalytic convertors being stolen from vehicles on the property. During one incident, while the suspect was attempting to steal another convertor, the car caught fire completely destroying the victim’s vehicle. Investigators later discovered the suspect was trying to steal the gas from this vehicle as well. On April 18, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Leon Pope, 38, of Winder. Pope is being charged with 12 counts of felony theft by taking, one count of criminal trespassing, one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by taking and one count of arson. Pope will be facing similar charges in Oconee County as well. sss The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded April 27 to Ethridge Road in Jefferson in reference to a stolen utility trailer. The victim was on the phone with Jackson County 911 while another occupant of the residence was following the suspect giving details of the suspect’s vehicle and the direction that they were traveling. Jackson County officers made contact with the silver Chevrolet Silverado pulling the trailer, and two occupants were taken into custody. Jeffery Shane Reed, 41, of Winder, and Amy Lea Blakley, 45, of Atlanta, were arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail.

We need you. Don’t do this for ACS. Do this for your children and grandchildren. Do it for those you have loved and lost, those you have watched struggle through chemotherapy and radiation. This is what you can do. It’s so easy, so available in our community, a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it is the most priceless of gifts. Please sign up and bring others with you. Please do this. Karen Farmer Lewis Area Executive Director American Cancer Society

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Karen Farmer Lewis asks those attending the Relay For Life of Braselton-Hoschton on April 26 to be a part of the enrollment for Cancer Prevention Study 3 in Barrow County on May 14 and May 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Winder. Visit to enroll. See more about Relay For Life on Page 3B.



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Upon further investigation, officers located several items from an earlier incident that involved a purse being stolen from a car in the Jefferson area. Reed was charged with theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen property and child support obligations. Blakley was charged with theft by taking and theft by receiving stolen property. sss On April 24, Jackson County deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for a tag light violation. Further investigation revealed the presence of methamphetamine and marijuana. The driver, Christopher Lynn Highfield, 26, of Jefferson, is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and tag light violation. Christopher Ray Pittman, 22, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana. Pittman also had marijuana and a quantity of methamphetamine in his boot, along with the methamphetamine found in the vehicle. Charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine is Jessica Michelle Meadows and Trista Lynn Rider, both 22 and of Jefferson. Harold Demetrice Poole, 29, of Jefferson, is charged with giving a false name to law enforcement, obstruction, one count of Possession of Methamphetamine and was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant. Poole gave deputies a false name and then tried to flee the scene only to be caught after a brief foot chase.

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Area athletes booked their flight to the track and field state championship BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Three of the top athletes in the area have booked their flight to the state track meet. Each one of them has set personal records this season and will have plenty to battle against.

The Thrower In his first appearance at state, Kaleb Kim will be competing in the discus throw; it was an event he missed by one place a year ago. In the first time in school history, Kim, along with Jake Lund will be making an appearance at state as sophomores. “It’s a big deal for me. Young throwers will able to see that Jake and I made state as sophomores and that should be something they strive for,” said Kim. I’m so blessed to have the opportunity. It’s a great honor to be able to compete in such a big meet.” Kim isn’t really scoping out the competition; he just wants to bask in the moment. “There are a lot of good throwers. I would be very happy with a top five finish, especially since I’m a sophomore,” Kim stated. When asked what techniques he focused on to prepare for the big weekend, Kim said, “I have definitely been working on my spin. If I can get my spin better I should be in good shape this weekend.”

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Discus thrower Kaleb Kim placed sixth at sectionals with a throw of 139 feet and 4 inches.

Three of the top athletes in the area have booked their flight to the state track meet. Each one of them has set personal records this season and will have plenty to battle against. Mason Hamrick of Jefferson High School is keeping the tradition alive at a school that has done tremendously well in that field. Hamrick has cleared 14 feet and 6 inches this season and is looking forward to setting a new height this week. At sectionals cleared 13 feet even but said he wants to attempt 15 feet at state. However, Skylar Toney from Riverside Military Academy could have something to say about that. “[He] could be one of my biggest competitors. There are a lot of kids that have gone over 13 feet and 6 inches. If I can perform to my maximum ability, I should be good,” said Hamrick. Hamrick doesn’t come off as a guy with

an ego but he admitted that at the region meet, he let his status get the best of him. Instead of going for 14 feet and 9 inches, he had to settle for 13 feet and 6 inches, a foot lower than what he cleared at the county championship. “I don’t let people intimidate me; however, I made some dumb decisions. I was over confident and I let that get in my head. It was a lesson I’m glad I learned,” said Hamrick said. Hamrick has proven he is one of the best in the land but even the perfectionists still feel like they can improve in some way. “I go through a lot of little drills. I’ve got all of the fundamentals down; now I just have to tweak all of the little things. It’s the tiny things that matter. It could come down to a quarter of a second; I have to be patient. I have to work on my run,” Hamrick said. After finishing third at state last year, Hamrick realized that he may have been a little too stressed about the situation and this year he won’t be so uptight. “I try my best not to think about it. I did that last year and that was my biggest downfall. This year, I just want to have fun with it. I just want to win this for myself and not try to meet all these expectations everyone has,” said Hamrick. Hamrick won’t go into the event overconfident but he knows he is not the underdog. “I’m going to in confident but not over confident. When I was in ninth grade, former pole vaulter Tyler Porter told me to go out there like I’m the baddest man on the track and that’s the mentality I keep with me,” Hamrick said. Hamrick would like to have 15 feet even attached to his name with a state title but at this point, he will take it any way he can get it. “I don’t care if I win in at 8 feet and 6 inches. I just want to win…period,” said Hamrick.

The Jumper Representing Jackson County Comprehensive High School is Layson Giles who cleared 6 feet and 6 inches at sectionals and set a new school record in the high jump. Giles will be the lone Panther as he was the only track athlete from the school to qualify for state.


JHS stopped short of championship BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Jefferson High School tennis teams’ season has come to an end; the boys finished yesterday to Greater Atlanta Christian and the girls were eliminated on April 25 against Lovett High School. “GAC had a very strong team and overpowered the Dragons with three straight set victories,” said head coach Michael Paul. “Lovett

was very strong but our girls fought hard all day and represented themselves very well.” This year, the Dragons have done extremely well with such a young group of athletes. They defied many odds and played relentlessly match after match. This is not the end; it’s

just the beginning of upholding the tennis tradition at Jefferson. “This team exceeded most of everyone’s expectations for the season and we are extremely proud of them. Our girls finished with a record of 13-3, a region championship and an appearance in the state Sweet 16. Our boys were 10-6 overall, region runner up and also made it to the state Sweet 16 as well,” stated Paul. So what’s in the store for the future of Jefferson tennis? “Both the boys and girls teams at Jefferson will return several young players to next season’s line-up so the future looks bright,” said Paul. Senior Tristan McGarity was a threat all season and lost just one match all year long. McGarity has signed a letter of intent to play at Piedmont College. Both squads punished their region foes all year long with three freshmen along with McGarity anchoring the Lady Dragons. Charley Beatty, Abi Muesse and Olivia Yates also played a strong role in their success this year. On the boys’ side, Justin Harrison, Hal Jarrett, Kody McDonald, Wil Roberts, Nathaniel Trawick and Jordan Tyler were stellar all year long and can add another accolade to the board outside the Jefferson Middle School tennis courts.

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The seniors hoist the region championship trophy after their comeback win over Collins Hill High School.

Hawks win big over Eagles


It was a showdown for the ages at Father’s Field in the Creek versus the Hill. Collins Hill High School came in with heavy hearts as their playoff bid was up in the air. With a few ties in the region, it was hard to decipher where the Eagles would stand. CHHS just knew they needed to win no matter what. Thirteen Hawks were honored before the game on senior night and their farewell didn’t start off well as Collins Hill drove in five runs due to a pool of errors committed by the Hawks. “I was hoping we would have caught the ball early. It was a crazy game. Before we knew it, they were up 2-0 off a double play,” said head coach Doug Jones. “That’s high school baseball. Kids are going to make

mistakes. Sometimes it’s just a lack of fundamentals. Those are things we worked on this week.” The four-time consecutive region champs answered the call in the bottom of the second by bringing two runners home to cut the deficit to three. The battle continued when CHHS hit a line drive down the left side of the field, bringing another Eagle home for a 6-2 gain. Jeremy Brown came in the fourth inning to relieve Cody Pugh of his pitching duties. The Hawks went through four pitching changes with Logan Moseley at the helm toward the end of the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Hawks put in work. The Eagles suffered from a host of errors and Mill Creek took advantage of every one.


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The Ryder Cup Golf Tournament is set for May 4. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. that day and the cost is $30. Tee times start at 8:30 a.m. and will begin off hole 10. The tournament captains are Daniel Esteves of the red team and Tim Fike of the blue team. The tourney will cover 27 holes in three separate ways. The teams will be chosen tomorrow. Contact Brandon Baum at

Jackson County Comprehensive High School will host a mixed doubles tournament on May 18. The cost is $30 per team and is open to players of all ages. The matches are set to start at 9 a.m. and May 16 is the last day to register. Those wanting to participate will be able to get their playing times from either head coach Natalie Peterson or Andy Gentry. A variety of foods will be available from the concession stand. Contact Peterson at

The Gwinnett Braves return to Coolray Field after being on the road for eight days. They will play host to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in a four-game homestand that starts today at 6:05 p.m. Then, the Pawtucket Red Sox will roll into Lawrenceville to test their luck against the G-Braves May 6-9. Visit or call 678-277-0340 for more information including a complete schedule and ticket prices.



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“It feels good. I worked hard enough to get here. I had a lot of help from my coaches,” said Giles. Giles has seen dramatic improvement in just one month; on March 29, Giles cleared 5 feet and 10 inches and continuously progressed as the season went on. “My coaches and I have been working on my approach to the mat and I’m trying to be more effective and consistent with my jumps,” Giles said. Right now, Giles is the favorite to win at state but will have Chance Baines and Deonte Smith gunning for him as they

both cleared 6 feet and 6 inches at sectionals. Giles is arguably the No. 1 guy in the high jump among 3A track and he knows it. “I need to make sure that I am consistent and that my form is good in the air. I’m a little nervous. I feel like everyone else is after me,” said Giles. Mariah Spry The Paper

Lasyon Giles can take first if he clears 6 feet 6 inches or higher with the fewest attempts or scratches.

Jefferson booming in sports


The Jefferson Parks and Recreation league has made big moves to diversify its athletic department. The growth of Jefferson Parks and Recreations athletics could make them a community favorite. While they strive to keep everything up-to-date, the tennis courts have been giving them trouble. They have deteriorated over the course of the years and it is uncertain or not they will be repaired. “This was discussed at the city council retreat in March. They are still tossing around ideas about what they want to do with the area at City Park. There are three courts there now but they are not playable. They could be renovated but that space may be turned into something totally different,” said Colton Green, Director of Jefferson Parks and Recreation. Equestrianism brings a unique and dif-

ferent aspect to the sporting realm. “The equestrian program will be starting this fall. We will be partnering with a private horse farm owner who resides in Jefferson Equestrian Estates. We expect it to grow moving forward,” said Green. Athletic Assistant Sara Call, who has been riding horses since the age of 5, is very enthusiastic about building this sport into one that will draw a large response from the community. “There is a special connection that riders need with their horses; you have to know the way your horse moves and being able to anticipate its next move,” Call said. “Riding horses, no matter your ability level, always comes back to the basics as a rider advances.” One sport that is not lacking in numbers is tumbling. The youngsters learn poise and trust at such an early age and those skills will translate well once they start competing against other teams. “We are having enormous success. The program has grown from 12 to 105 in

three years. It is co-ed, ages 18 months to 8 years. We are about to move them into competitions in 2014. The kids are learning at a phenomenal rate,” Green said. Known as “football without pads,” lacrosse is a relatively new sport that has swept through Cobb and Fulton counties. It was recently added as a Georgia High School Association sport in Gwinnett County. Green admits that there hasn’t been an outpour from the community for the sport. It’s definitely a different animal and Jefferson is a city built on track, wrestling and football. “As of right now, there is minimal interest at this point. I have had maybe three people approach me about it. While there has been some former lacrosse players move in, they haven’t really addressed it as a need. It may grow one day but at this point field space and the fact that the majority of our kids are already playing another sport (or two) would be issues the sport of lacrosse would need to overcome,” said Green.


Continued from 1B “I’m very proud of them. They showed a lot character, grit, and they understood the game. We got some breaks, took advantage of them and were able to finish,” said Jones. The outcome of the game didn’t matter much for the Hawks in terms of their record; after all, they suffered just one region loss all year. Although they will return tomorrow to play at home in the state title run, they didn’t want to close the regular season at home with a bitter taste in their mouth. “I told them we were going to celebrate a region championship after this game whether or not we win, but it would be a lot

more fun if we celebrated it with a win,” Jones said. All week long, Mill Creek has been focused on its playoff game. The Hawks drew a large crowd against Collins Hill and would like to see those numbers again tomorrow. “It’s awesome. What a great atmosphere for kids to play in. Hopefully we can duplicate it in the playoffs,” stated Jones. Now the Hawks will turn their attention to Alpharetta High School. The Raiders are 14-12. Mill Creek finished the regular season 19-7 and has six athletes that plan to play at the next level. MCHS will host the double header against AHS tomorrow at 4:30 and 7 p.m.


Local teams will seek a deep playoff run with the advantage of playing in front of their fans

Jefferson is the real deal BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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The Jackson County girls soccer team is looking forward to making it past the Elite 8.


The Lady Panthers are back at it again with an extended season. JCCHS will play host to Adairsville High School in first round of the state playoffs. The Tigers are 10-7 on the year. The Panthers play great away from home but are stoked about playing on a familiar field and in front of what they hope will be a packed house. “It means everything. We play really well at home. We have only lost one home game,” said head coach Joe Ridgway. “We don’t play well on a compact field. We play better on a long field because we are a vertical team. We are a running team and you can’t run deep when the field is cramped.” JCCHS spent the first half of the season averaging nearly eight goals a game but, after losing one of their defenders to a concussion, they weren’t able to put up big numbers.

“Allison Reilly is the anchor of our defense and she had a concussion. She had to sit out two games,” stated Ridgway. Reilly was the only one with a serious injury but some of the Panthers have gotten nicked up as the season progressed. “We should be fine. Their ankles and knees hurt. It’s hard to get through a whole season without having those kinds off affects,” Ridgway said. Nevertheless, they have fought relentlessly to secure their playoff bid and it looks as though all their players will be healthy and ready today. Adairsville will have its hands full with Katie Phillips who has been the anchor of the Panthers offense; the Tigers shouldn’t be surprised if JCCHS mimics its scoring-barrage from the start of the season now that everyone is healthy. The girls know it’s a long year utilized the last week and a half to get wellequipped for this moment. This is their time and they


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know what’s at stake. “We’ve been giving them days off. We have a good athletic trainer that puts them on programs to help them get better. Our practices have been low-impact. This time off is helpful,” said Ridgway. Everyone making an appearance in the postseason will be a top tier team. There isn’t one team that snuck into the playoffs. “I did some research on Adairsville this past weekend to get the girls prepared for today. I hope we are better than them and can outperform them. You never know in the playoffs because you have to be decent to make it into the playoffs,” said Ridgway. “All of the best teams will knock each other out soon,” said Ridgway.”

Tomorrow, the Jefferson High School baseball team will embark on its quest for a state championship. The town is still buzzing over its football title and will gladly welcome another trophy to its case. The Dragons will take on Heard High School. They are a team that stands at 12-13 on the year. The two look unevenly matched but JHS will not take them lightly. “What we cannot do is say, ‘Yeah, we are the No. 1 seed and they are the No. 4 seed so this will be a walk in the park.’ If you have that kind of mindset, you’ll either end up going home [early] or end up struggling against them,” said head coach Tommy Knight. Last year, Jefferson took an early exit against Coosa High School, yet, they have reloaded their weapons and have veterans to lead the way. “We went to the postseason last year and got beat in the first round, therefore, just about everyone on the team has some playoff experience. We only have one or two kids that didn’t play last year,” Knight said. The Dragons have seen big crowds this season and Knight is hopeful the community

will embrace the opportunity to see Jefferson play at home. “There’s a good buzz around campus. Anytime you get to the playoffs there is a huge crowd behind you. There was a huge crowd when we played Commerce High School and it was an exciting atmosphere and a lot of fun,” said Knight. “Hopefully, the kids will come out in the playoffs and we’ll have that same kind of crowd.” One of Jefferson’s strengths has been its bullpen. The Dragons have a host of athletes that can be a threat on the mound and, with nearly everyone healthy, don’t be surprised if Knight uses all of his ammunition during the postseason. “We have a lot of kids that have done well. Jacob Page has done well on the mound and has hit the ball well. He’s been the guy that has won the most games. Jake Franklin and Micah Carpenter have done well. Drew Carson has pitched a couple of innings and has done well. He had shoulder surgery last year and he is getting close to being 100 percent healthy. If we can get him back on the mound, that will be a boost for us,” said Knight. The double header is scheduled for tomorrow at 3 and 5 p.m. The “IF” game will take place Saturday at 3 p.m.


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Relay rained out but not before $53,000 is raised By LEANNE AKIN

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Festival-goers check out the booths of the more than 120 vendors. Below: Keely Merck and Lexie Migliore look at necklace charms from South Hill Design Personal Lockets.

Relay For Life of Braselton-Hoschton didn’t make its 12-hour goal to stay all night at Hoschton Park in honor of the night of a cancer patient. Rain and threatening weather forced the fundraising event to fold up the tents by 4 a.m., three hours early. Because of that, Relay teams have some additional time to turn in money collected for the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life has the potential to be a record breaker in its third year in West Jackson. “We walked in with $30,000 already turned turned in and made it to $53,000 last night and some still hasn’t turned in their money yet,” said an excited and exhausted Jennifer Kidd, who co-chaired this year’s Relay with Jessica Worley. “I was very pleased with that! So that’s over $20,000 made from just last night! Amazing!!!!!” The evening started off with clear skies and a crowd gathered to celebrate survivors and caregivers. Survivors enjoyed a BBQ meal donated by Jack’s Old South Barbecue with desserts from Catering by The Master’s Table in Winder. The caregivers ceremony was sponsored

by Jennifer Dees in memory of her grandmother and the luminary ceremony was presented by the Rotary Club of Braselton with Greg Wilson and Jeff Cairns presenting the special ceremony. For Worley and Kidd, standing on the stage to see a crowd of supporters as they introduced the honorary chairs, Martha Martin and Jacob Smith, was memorable. “It was a proud moment to look out at the crowd and know how much support was being given,” said Worley. “I definitely feel like it was more people this year,” said Kidd. Worley agreed but said the crowd was spaced out more during the evening. The winner of Ms. Relay was “Miss Rose” from Gum Springs Elementary School with $297 raised. Georgia Kids Academy’s entry collected $104 and the City of Hoschton’s Thelma brought in $75.07. Daisy Duke from The Church at Hoschton had to drop out of the competition due to illness. The winners of the campsite judging and team recognitions will come later – along with the announcement of the total fundraising efforts. “We will be having a wrap up celebration to announce our winners in the next couple of weeks,” said Worley. Campsite winners will be announced, too. See more at

Festival attracts record participation in town By KATIE JUSTICE

Not even April showers could dampen spirits at the 10th semi-annual Braselton Antique and Gardening Festival this weekend. Vendors and visitors ventured forth despite the dreary weather, selling and buying a variety of goods ranging from refurbished furniture and folk art to a variety of flowers and plants. More than 120 vendors offered their wares, with most admitting their surprise at the success of the festival despite the chilly rain that persisted off and on throughout the weekend. Amy Thompson, along with her daughter Josie, drove down from Cornelia after first learning of the festival on Facebook. “We came last year and we were really excited to come this year,” said Amy as she and her daughter sorted through jewelry at a booth. While the weather didn’t slow the number of visitor, it did hamper some of the vendors, with several food spots running out of supplies. Fat Pants Sweets sold out of items

quickly on Saturday, according to owners Claudie Miller and Annie Dominey. The two admitted to bringing fewer items fearing the weather would slow crowds. “It’s a lot of traffic here today,” said Denise St. John from Duluth, who sold a variety of pet accessories at her booth. “I think there’s a big variety, even though I haven’t walked through the whole thing.” In addition to the festival, which took over Braselton Park and nearby streets, the Town of Braselton opened the old mill for tours. The tours, which were led by Ralph Richardson, Tim Sweat and Jim Huff, took visitors through the inner workings of the mill. The tours were so popular that visitors had to wait their turn. “A lot of people walk away because they don’t want to wait,” said Amy Pinnell. Overall, comments from visitors and vendors alike were overwhelmingly positive. In fact, the only complaint came from festival-goers visiting the Town of Braselton booth. According to Jim and Susie Briski, the most common question they heard was whether there was a restaurant within walking distance of downtown Braselton.

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Grandmother’s yard sale boosts autism awareness By KATIE JUSTICE

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Marcia Causey with her grandson Brandon who helped with the sale and is participating in the upcoming Walk Now For Autism Speaks.

On Saturday, the garage at 540 Buck Trail in Hoschton was bursting with baby and kids clothes and toys. The driveway featured bigger toys and goods such as a stroller or play tents and a bake sale. A garage sale isn’t uncommon during weekends in spring. However, this yard and bake sale served a greater purpose. Hoschton grandmother Marcia Causey’s two grandsons are each living with autism spectrum disorders. In effort to raise money, awareness and support, Causey hosted a yard and bake sale to raise money for Walk Now For Autism Speaks, a walk to raise money and awareness about autism spectrum disorders. The rainy weather last week dampened turnout, so Causey hosting another sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, May 3. “There’s too much stuff here for me to pack up and give to Goodwill,” she said of all the items leftover after Saturday’s sale. All of the items for sale were donated, and all money raised is going to Autism Speaks. So far, Causey has raised more than $350.

“I drove all over Atlanta collecting items,” she said. “I sewed stuff. I hot glued stuff. I did whatever it takes.” Items for sale include clothing, stuffed animals, baby items, games and baked goods. The sale will be held at 540 Buck Trail in Hoschton. “I believe that it is a really good fundraiser for a really good cause,” said Causey’s grandson Brandon, who helped with the sale and will also be participating in the Walk Now For Autism Speaks later this month.

Jefferson Race for Williams Syndrome is Sunday at Crow’s Lake Please come out to als with Williams Syndrome Crow’s Lake in Jefstruggle tremendously. ferson this Sunday, They need ongoing and May 5, to support the costly medical care and Williams Syndrome attention throughout their community. This has lives as well as early interbeen a successful ventions that may not be event in the past due covered by insurance or to the awareness and state funding. As they grow money raised for this and mature, people with Farah Bohannon this condition have probgenetic condition. Columnist Williams Synlems with spatial relations, drome can happen to numbers, abstract reasonanyone, no matter the ing and understanding basic race or gender. It is characterized social cues, so daily tasks that an by medical and developmental average person carries out with problems such as cardiovascular no issues can be challenging for disease, developmental delays and someone with Williams Syndrome. even learning disabilities. These This is why it is important to help people can also have striking verand support people living with this bal abilities, extremely friendly genetic condition — so they can and social personalities and a love live wonderful and fulfilling lives. for music. It is possible with your help. Unfortunately, many individuThere are approximately

20,000 to 30,000 people living with Williams Syndrome in the United States, and the Race for Williams Syndrome takes place to further enrich their lives. All money raised from the walk will go directly toward this community of amazing and remarkable people who deserve all the help they can get. The Jefferson Race for Williams Syndrome will begin registration at 1 p.m. The one mile funrun/walk will begin at 2:30 p.m., while the 5K trail run/walk starts at 3 p.m. To register, it is $20 for an individual and $50 for a family of four. There will also be fun activities for the kids — inflatables, music, face painting, fair hair, a balloon clown and more. Concessions will be available as well. It will be a lot of fun for all. To register or make a donation,

Children with Williams Syndrome from the Jefferson area will attend. visit Please contact Marisa Elrod with questions at 706-296-0676. Her husband, James, can also be reached at 706-372-6575. Contact by email at raceforwilliams@ Crow’s Lake is located at 155

Crow’s Lake Drive in Jefferson. Farah Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Winder. She loves to utilize her skills to write inspiring stories. Reach her at farah.



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COMMUNITY HAPPPENINGS Learn to square dance with the Fun Time Squares with free classes starting today from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Join a square and make a circle of friends while getting in great cardio and lowimpact aerobics to music because square dancing is friendship set to music. Fun Time Squares dance at Hoschton United Methodist Church located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. For information, contact or call Bob Hoover at 678906-9899. sss Mule Day is May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, located at 2355 Ethridge Road in Jefferson. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and include: admission to the farm (with 15-plus buildings on the National Register of Historic Places), access to demonstrators making soap, baskets, blacksmithing, milling, and traditional farming and a BBQ plate lunch including drink (which will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) www. shieldsethridgefarminc. com sss


Eye Associates; and Misty Caudell, MD, of Dermatology Associates of Northeast Georgia. Registration is free, but participants must reserve a spot by calling 770-219-8099 or emailing linda.hollifield@ Lunch and a complimentary gift is provided for each participant. Door prizes will also be given away. Call 770-219-8099 for more information or to register. 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 706-296-0676 or James Elrod at 706-372-6575. Contact by email at raceforwilliams@gmail. com. sss

Jefferson Community Theatre announces Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, A musical of pure imagination, will be presented July 12-14 and July 19-21. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on July 12-13 and July 19-20 and at 2 p.m. on July 14 and July 21. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students and pre-sales. Call 706-367-5714 or visit the Jefferson Community Theatre website. sss

The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation hosts the Dr. Miles H. Mason Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament annually to benefit the Miles and Lib Mason Children’s Clinic, which provides comprehensive care for the uninsured and

Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries at their clinic in Winder (610 Barrow Park Drive). May clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Prices are $85 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $65 The Hoschton Women’s for a female dog up to 25 Civic Club meets the pounds, $55 for a male fourth Tuesday of every dog, $50 for a female cat month at 7:30 p.m. at the and $35 for a male cat. Hoschton Depot. All local All surgery prices include women are encouraged a free rabies vaccination. and welcome to join. We do not add fees for in sss heat or pregnant animals. For more information A Charity Yard/ Bake on clinic services, visit Sale to support Walk http://www.leftoverpets. Now For Autism Speaks org. Appointments are will feature quality baby/ required and must be kids clothing sizes 0 made by calling 800-978through 16, toys, stuffedJEMC_Wallet_9.042x11_Layout 5226. 1 4/18/13 animals, baby items, stroller, kids riding toys, books, baked goods and much more. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at 540 BuckTrail in Hoschton. The sale will be weather permitting as it was rained out April 27. sss

underinsured pediatric population in the area. Last year, the tournament raised more than $75,000 in net proceeds. The 15th annual Dr. Miles H. Mason Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 21 at Chateau Elan Golf Club. Registration and breakfast begins at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from a $500 driving range sponsorship to the $10,000 presenting sponsorship. Teams are $1,500 with individual players paying $300. Checks can be made payable to the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, 1755 North Brown Road, Suite 100, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

Pet Fest and ride is May 11

Saturday, May 11, marks the ninth annual Pet Fest sponsored by the Human Society of Jackson County. Again this year, the event will include the second annual Ride Like The Animals Poker Fun Run. Pet Fest will take place at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include vendors offering with food and crafts as well as children’s activities, pet contests, animal parade and children’s games and contests. Admission is free, and vendors are still needed. Gail Mirabella and the DYNAMO DOGS are returning and will be appearing at noon and 3 p.m. Pet services will have nail trims by Doggie Stylers and microchipping, rabies vaccinations by Shannon Vet Services. Pet contests, best costume, best kisser, best barker, dog look-a-like, are just a few of the contests you and your dog can win. Ride Like The Animals, a police-escorted Poker Fun Run, will begin at Cycle World in Bogart and will end at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with kick stand up at 11 a.m. Registration fee of $25, includes a Ride T-shirt, water bottle cooler and 1 poker card. There is no charge for passenger. The best poker hand will win a $200 gift card from sponsor, Cycle World. For further information, call HSJC office 706-3671111, or check the web site at

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Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is offering a sixweek caregiver support group which began April 25. This group is designed for those caring for someone with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Learn how to cope with a range of challenges, and connect with other caregivers for emotional support, guidance and hope that is needed to continue in a caregiver role. The group is meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, 3315 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville To register, visit the Hospice events calendar at www.nghs. com/hospice, email GriefSupport.hospice@ or call Janie Mardis, LMSW at 770-2198090). For more information, please call 770-219-8090. sss The Medical Center Auxiliary presents the 2013 Getting Older and Better Workshops with two opportunities to attend. A workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at First United Methodist Church’s Great Room on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and the other will be Thursday, May 9, in the community room at Spout Springs Library on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Both events will feature presentations about eye and skin health. Some of the speakers include Lori Lebow, MD, of Gainesville

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Relative feels guilt, but cannot take on another vacationer Dear Margo: I am married with two almost-teenagers. We aren’t rich, but we’re comfortable. I have a cousin who has two children. One is near my children’s age. This one has spent summers with us for years, and we have taken him on almost every family vacation. He is like a third kid. My cousin’s other child is only 5, and he visits us sometimes but does not accompany us on vacations and weekend trips like his older brother. I cannot take care of all four, especially since the 5-year-old requires so much attention that it’s like work for me having him around. Since my cousin works a minimum-wage job and is a single mother, I worry that the younger child will grow up without the experiences of his older brother. We’ve taken trips to the Bahamas, Disney World, you name it. The younger child will not have these memories, and I feel guilty. But if we include the younger child, then my

Dear Margo vacation is spent taking care of a very high-maintenance child, and it really takes the fun out of the trip for all of us. That doesn’t seem fair to my kids. Your thoughts? — Wanting To Do the Right Thing Dear Want: In this situation, let us borrow from the law and go to motive and intent. Your instincts are generous in that you include your nephew, and your intent is that you and your family, plus the cousin, have a good time on vacation. Your motive in excluding the younger child is not petty — i.e., it’s not that you dislike him but that he requires a kind of attention the other kids don’t. Given all the consider-

ations you mention, I would not beat myself up over the little one not having the same experiences as his brother. Whenever there’s an appreciable disparity in age, all kids in all families have different experiences. Bag the guilt because there really is no cause for it. Party on. — Margo, sensibly Dear Margo: I don’t want to even mention their names, but I have read about hook-up sites online that are quite specific. There are sites for housewives who want to make extra money, for housewives who just want to have a fling, for married men, and there’s even one that offers “older sugar daddies” to young women who need financial help with school or whatever. Aren’t such things against the law? Prostitution is against the law. I understand that there’s nothing I can do about all this, but am I so last century that I find this disgraceful? — No Prude

Dear No: What is going on is what has always been going on ... only now the ability to advertise such things is as easy as turning on your phone or a computer. The only way public outcry has proved to be effective is when the ads are on sites where they are incidental, such as Craigslist. After a couple of murders and several crimes were traced to ads they accepted, their policies tightened up. There was also a big kerfuffle about the raunchy personal section in the Village Voice, for example. One complication is that there are competing interests involved: the First Amendment, for one, freedom of the press, and legal statutes that vary by state. There will always be sex as commerce. It is just unfortunate that the downside of unlimited Internet content is content that many find offensive and destructive. So count me as someone who, with you, is “so last century” but is trying to accept — and recognize —the


things I cannot change. — Margo, regrettably Dear Margo: My boyfriend (of more than three and a half years) and I are at a crossroads in our lives. We’re both in a master’s program, and up until now we’ve been very serious and committed to our relationship. However, last week he brought up that we don’t know where we’ll be working when we’re done with this program, and he doesn’t know whether he wants us to stay together if we end up in different cities. I am ready for a longdistance romance, but he cannot see himself doing that and finds it irrational to think that a few visits back and forth would be sufficient to sustain a relationship. Our program ends in September, and we know we’ll continue our relationship until then and take it from there depending on our job situations. I love my boyfriend and am willing to commit to this. He says he loves me, too,

but wants to be reasonable. I need you to tell me how to approach this situation so that if we do end up splitting up, I will be more mentally and emotionally prepared for it. — Grad Student Dear Grad: What I am hearing is that you want an ironclad agreement that nothing will change, when, in fact, you have no idea what will change. It would be helpful for you to remember that even when couples in your situation “take the pledge,” things sometimes fall apart anyway. If you two are meant to be, absence will confirm that fact. If I were you, I would end any discussions of agreements in the event that you should wind up in different cities. — Margo, fatefully Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at margo. Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.

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The Paper   | Thursday, May 2, 2013 Left: Creed Anglin using the Towing Method to pull a “victim” to safety. Scouts, standing from left to right, Stephen Galamba, Bryson Mitchell, Water Rescue Methods Instructor/Troop Quartermaster Mike Beck, Matt Pesaresi, Jonathan Stanphill/. Right: Bryson Mitchell, left, and Stephen Galamba performing the “Rest” floating required at the end of their BSA Swim Tests. Both scouts are competitive swimmers.

Boy Scout Troop 146 learns water rescue methods Scouts of Troop 146 went to the JA Walters YMCA in Gainesville on April 13 to take their annual BSA Swim tests. This test requires the boys jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and begin swimming, then swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, crawl. Scouts then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include as least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, Scouts rest by floating. The troop is preparing for summer camp

in which an annual BSA Swim Test must be completed before participating in aquatic activities. The young men also reviewed water rescue methods which prepared them to help someone who is in danger of drowning. “Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto and encompasses learning lifesaving techniques before you need them. With summer fast approaching, the dangers of water activities are ever present. The water rescue method basics are: Reach – often times accidents happen close to shore and you can reach the victim with your hand or foot, pole, canoe paddle, towel, or some other item nearby. This can

also include scouts linking arms and forming a chain. Throw – a floating object with a line. This could be as simple as an empty cooler with a rope tied to it. Row – wear a personal flotation device, and get someone to go with you to control the boat. As you get near the victim, reach out with a paddle or throw the person an extra life jacket. Go (with support) – swimming out to save a person only if there is no other way to save the person. Never attempt unless you are a strong swimmer. A person struggling in the water is fighting for their life so unless you

know what to do, they may pull you under. Only in rare situations will a swimming rescue be your only choice. The troop also reviewed survival floating and the BSA Safe Swim Defense guidelines that include making sure where you swim is free of hazards, using a buddy system and other safety points that are often overlooked when there is water involved. The Scouts of Troop 146 are looking forward to the next several weeks during which they will be learning CPR and learning/reviewing first aide. Braselton Troop 146 meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the gym at Braselton Prep.

Cub Scouts off to the races Cub Scout Pack 146 is off to the races. On Saturday, April 6, the Cub Scouts from local Braselton Pack 146 raced in the Chattahoochee District Cubmobile race held at Chestnut Mountain Church in Flowery Branch. The Tiger (first grade), Wolf (second grade), Bear (third grade) and Webelos (fourth grade) dens each built their own soap box style derby car to compete in. The Tiger, Wolf and Bear dens all won third place “best in show” for their car designs. In picture (l to r): Jesse Keavney, Wade Brooks, David Stanphill, Peyton Boyd, Wesley Calvert and Luke Childrey


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Construction Estimator needed for commercial contractor. Duties include quantity takeoff, with specific strength in concrete and masonry, prepare detailed estimates, and assist with buyout. Degree required and BIM experience preferred. Email resumes to estimator921@gmail. com

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Medical Assistant/ Chiropractic Physiotherapist Full-Time Watkins Total Healthcare (Historic Green Street - Gainesville, GA) seeks a medical Assistant/ Physiotherapist for a high volume practice. Applicant must like working in the health care field with people and have the ability to multi task. Qualified applicant’s essential job functions will include but not limited to: Assisting nurse practitioner providing physiotherapy and providing chiropractic therapeutic exercise/ core strengthening techniques to patients. This position requires a lot of physical movement and ability to lift at least 20 lbs. Experience in a chiropractic/medical office setting a plus. Medical Assistant certificate required. Applicant must be computer literate, reliable and dependable. Applicant must be able to work MondayThursday, 10 to 12 hour days, 7:30am to Close. Send resume to: Jeanne Hanlin, Director of Operations, 961 Green Street, N.E., Gainesville, GA 30501, e-mail jhanlin@watkinstotal or fax to 770-534-9553 RN SUPERVISOR Priv. home care agency seeking prof. for case mgmt. & staff supervision. Home health & teaching exp a plus. Rewarding oppty to work with elderly and disabled. Excellent working environment. Agency licensed & CARF accredited. FT with benefits. FAX: 770-536-3003 or Call Nancy 770-536-0484 The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: Front Office Medical Receptionist (Prev medical office exp. desired) OB/GYN Gainesville Physician Assistant (previous othopedics & athletic training exp preferred) Georgia Sports Medicine Duluth and Dacula Front Office (8:30am-5:30pm. MonFri. Previous medical office exp preferred) Neurosurgery Gainesville Medical Assistant (FT. Span/English skills. Previous Orthopaedic experienxce preferred) Orthopedics Gainesville Medical Assistant (Previous orthopaedic experience along with ICD & CPT) Orthopaedics Gainesville Payroll Clerk (Exp w/ADP payroll products to include ADP HR/Benefits Solution & Enterprise eTIME is required along w/exp in Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word) Business Office Gainesville Cytotechnologist CT (ASCP) (P/T; 24 hours/wk) InterLab Gainesville Front Office (Medical office exp pref’d. Centricity experience a plus) Internal Medicine Gainesville Registered Mammographer (Position is PRN) Imaging Dept Gainesville LPN or CMA (Previous OB or GYN experience) OB/GYN

Gainesville All positions are full time unless noted. Full-time employees may be eligible for paid days off, health insurance and a generous retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience. Previous medical office experience preferred. Spanish/English skills desirable. Interested candidates may submit resumes via fax to 770535-7445 Attn: Employment E-mail to: HR@longstreet or complete an application at 725 Jesse Jewel Pkwy., Suite 270, Gainesville, GA 30501. for additional info about the Longstreet Clinic, P.C., please visit our website: www. longstreetclinic. com

Misc. Help Wanted Need Experienced Framers. Call 678-7800873 ROOM CLEANING ATTENDANTS Full-time/Part-time or Flexible hours. Braselton area. Experience preferred but not required. Fax qualifications or resume to: 678-866-2491 Call: 678-935-1243 ROUTE DELIVERY SALES Make up to $500 wkly. Good driver’s lic & over 21. Call for interview 678-456-9190

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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

Trades Cabinet Shop Installer needed Punch & build up. 2-3yrs exp. References. Sugar Hill, GA 770-932-5050 Commercial Cabinet Co. seeking Exp’d CABINETRY/ TRIM INSTALLERS must have exp with Corian & Laminate. Also seeking Shop Employees with cabinet building & laminating exp. Call Brannon. 770-932-2226 ext 111 Drug Free Workplace

Experienced Form Carpenters and Construction Laborers needed Apply in person at 6818 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA., Mon-Thurs., 7am-4pm at P.F. Moon & Co. Job site trailer

MACHINE OPERATOR ATEX, INC Automated, nonwoven mfg. plant in Gainesville is seeking self-motivated, dependable, energetic individuals w/mfg exp. to fill MACHINE OPERATOR POSITIONS on its automated productions lines. 24/7 Continuous mfg. operations. Must be available for all shifts. Competitive wages; excellent benefits, atmosphere, and growth potential. Apply in person: M-F, 8:30-2:00, 2600 West Park Dr. Gainesville, GA. No phone calls please. EOE

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Truck Drivers CDL DRIVERS Needed

$599. MOVES U IN! 3 UNITS AVAILABLE Spring Valley Apt. 1BR/1BA $625. Up 2BR/2BA $675. Up Brandon Place 2BR/2BA $675 Flat or Townhome Immediate Occupancy Pools Open Soon Jacky Mathis 678-779-2687

House For Sale/Rent 3113 Broome Rd in East Hall. Available Now! Bring all offers. 2-5 acres available with 3/2 house. call Michelle at 770-5034220 to set up a viewing! Need to sell ASAP

FORD 2009 Fusion, 3.0L, V6, 83k, $10,922 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 BUICK 1996 Regal. 4dr, leath int., Runs Great. 92K. $2700 678-4637006 CADILLAC 2011 DTS Platinum, fully loaded plus. Gray/dark gray interior. 27k. Excellent $42,850. Certified 770-531-1309 CHEVY 2005 Cobalt 4dr, silver w/gray int. $3600 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 LINCOLN 1995 Towncar Limo. 6 doors. 66k. $4000/obo. 4 WHEELER Honda Ranger. $3500/obo 678-997-1241

Import Cars

ACURA 2005 TL, 3.2L, V6, 83K, $13,222 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

HYUNDAI 2011 Sonata GLS, 2.3L, 4 cyl., 37K, $15,699 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 JAGUAR 2003 XJR Excellent Cond 145,000 mi Silver/Champaign Leather $8700 Firm 770- 714- 4309

Motorcycles KAWASAKI 1979 KZ1000. All orig parts, low miles. Asking $3500. Robert 770-967-5159 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

CADILLAC 2007 Escalade, 6.2L, V8, 80K, $27,699 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

FORD 2011 Escape XLT, 2.5L, 4 cyl., 23K, $19,255 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 DODGE 2007 Nitro Blk, V6, All pwr. 44k Immaculate Cond. Garaged. $14,000 678-314-6381 JEEP 2002 Grand Cherokee. Auto, V6 Sunrf, 111,500 mi.\ New batt/alt. $5800 678-897-8570

Trucks 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


CHEVY 2002- 1500 Cargo Van. 127k. Runs Good! $7000. 678-943-5677 GMC 1993 Van. V8 auto, ladder racks. Good work Van.


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• Install Durastop brake pads • Install Brake calipers & parking brake • Inspect all hardware and brake lines • Inspect brake fluid • Road-test vehicle

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3277 Satellite Blvd • Duluth, GA 30096 Service: 888.703.2051 Parts: 888.703.0430 Collision: 800.816.0286 Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm • Sat. 8am-5pm

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GM vehicles only. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon my not be combined with any other offer or special and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Valid only at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet.



How many times have you seen an advertised discount for something you don’t need, or you need something but can’t find it at a discount? Well this coupon is for you. You decide what service you want done and we’ll give you the discount! Not valid with any other coupons. Up to $100

RECOMMENDED SERVICE INCLUDES: EVERY • Change oil with up to 6 qts. of 5W30 3,000 MILES motor oil • Check belts and hoses • Check all fluid levels • Replace oil filter • Multipoint inspection

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4490 S. Lee Street • Buford, GA 30518 Service: 800.417.6971 Parts: 800.420.3607 Collision: 800.816.0286 Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm • Sat. 8am-5pm

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