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Graduations mark approaching close of school year As another school year comes to a close, graduations are looming in the near future. Below are a list of graduation dates and times for local high schools: Winder-Barrow High School’s graduation will be held Friday, May 17, at the WBHS Clair Harris Stadium at 8 p.m. Jefferson High School’s graduation will be held Friday, May 17, at Jefferson’s Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m. Julie Ann Watson, who will be the featured speaker at the May 27 Memorial Day program in downtown Jefferson, is the Valedictorian and Jacob Page is the Salutatorian.

East Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s graduation will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 8 p.m. in the EJCHS stadium. Jackson County Comprehensive High School will hold its graduation on Thursday, May 23, at the Panther Stadium at 8 p.m. In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled to Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. or 4p.m. if the weather persists. Mill Creek High School will host its graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 23, at the Mill Creek Community Field at 8 p.m. In case the case of bad weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled for Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. If

bad weather persists, the ceremony will be moved into the gym. In a letter to the community, Jackson County Superintendent Dr. John Green said, “The 2012-2013 school year is rapidly nearing completion. For most of our students, the upcoming summer break serves as a short time to prepare for the next school year. “However, for this year’s senior class, graduations at Jackson County Comprehensive High School and East Jackson Comprehensive High School will mark the end of their K-12 school experience. As a group, the Class of 2013 produced many accomplish-

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ments. Student success was demonstrated in academics, athletics, activities and community service. “Over the next couple of weeks, multiple celebrations will occur honoring the specific accomplishments,” said Green. “We look forward to congratulating our 447 Seniors at their respective graduation ceremonies. We want to make special emphasis of our 133 Honor Graduates. Many of our students plan to continue their formal education in college. More than $4 million has been offered in scholarships to this class, not including the Hope Scholarship.”

Sewer project will create jobs in Braselton

ARC grant, SPLOST dollars to fund Highway 53 expansion

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Sand, shovels and buckets, sunglasses and the sounds of The Tams provided a near picture perfect day on May 11 for the annual Braselton Beach Bash. Braselton Park was packed out during the first six hours of the festival but the rain prompted organizers to bring musical entertainers to the stage early. The Tams, below, closed out the entertainment and had dancers on their feet. See more scenes on Page 7A.

Braselton’s plan to expand and improve its waste water collection system is expected to boost the town’s ability to attract new jobs and tourism with a goal of diversifying the town’s employment and tax base. At its Monday meeting, the Braselton Town Council and the community got an update on plans from Jerry Hood of Engineering Management Inc. The project will include expanded sanitary sewer service along Highway 53 North at Lagree Duck Road. The project also includes improvements to downstream portions of the collection system to handle increased future flows. Being funded with a $292,500 Appalachian Regional Commission grant and $1,085,500 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) funds and connection fees, the project will be able to serve several existing businesses currently on septic tanks. The project will also give the town the ability to serve future potential developments on nine adjacent parcels encompassing 126 acres. “The town is heavily leveraged with respect to long-term bond indebtedness,” noted Hood’s report. “Therefore, ARC assistance for the wastewater capacity expansion is crucial for the success of the project.” Last August, the project got through the political hopper


Intersection of 124-211 closer to completion

The Georgia Department of Transportation and C.W. Matthews Contractors are anxious to get the intersection improvement project at Highway 124 and 211 finished and open for motorists to use, according to Teri Pope, GDOT’s Communications Officer for District One - Northeast Georgia. However, rain has hampered the project timeline. C.W. Matthews had been granted an extension to May 10 but the added time has not provided for sufficient progress. “The contractor has asked for a time extension,” said Pope. “GDOT is reviewing their request now.”


New state grading scale puts most local schools above Georgia average By KATIE JUSTICE

Academic achievement is again headed this way after the Georgia Department of Education recently released its first ever College and Career Readiness Index (CCRPI). Almost all local school districts and individual schools exceed the national average in the CCRPI, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress. Instead of the pass or fail system of Adequate Yearly Progress, CCRPI breaks down the grading scale for a more comprehensive understanding.

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The new system is designed around a more comprehensive definition of college and career readiness. It is based on content knowledge and the ability to apply the knowledge necessary for college-level work or a career. The score is broken down into achievement, progress and closing the achievement gap, which is scored based on the difference between the results of the highest and lowest achievers. The state’s score for all schools combined is an 83.4. Out of 70 possible points for achievement, the state averaged a 57.5. For the progress score, which is based on


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ARC grant puts Jefferson in driver’s seat of economic development Last week, Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl climbed toward the cab of this earthmover for a photo opp with federal, state, regional and local officials to celebrate the extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to connect to Damon Gause Parkway and open up the Central Jackson Industrial Park. Gohl said the project was an example of a successful partnership. See more at

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Continued from 1A student growth percentiles, the state average a 9.81 out of 15. Jefferson City Schools reigned in the highest score on the CCRPI with an overall average of 98.1, with an achievement score of 67.4 out of 70. Jefferson Elementary scored a 93.1, Jefferson Academy scored 99, Jefferson Middles score 96.4, and Jefferson High School earned a score of 91. Jackson County School System earned a score of 90.8. Jackson County Comprehensive School scored an 85.9, West Jackson Middle earned an 88.7, West Jackson Intermediate scored a

Jackson County graduates were honored at the May 9 ceremony. Pictured, L-R, Georgia Economic Developers Association President Mike Pennington, Georgia EMC Senior Community Economic Development Consultant Niki Knox with graduates Joel Logan, Jim Hix, Jennifer Dees and Tom Crow and Georgia Power Company Region Community and Economic Development Manager Rope Roberts.


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Jackson Countians among Economic Development Academy graduates The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Jackson County graduates from the 2013 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program. Jackson County graduates at the May 9 ceremony included Jackson County GIS director Joel Logan, Jackson County District 1 Commissioner Jim Hix, Braselton Town Manager and Clerk Jennifer Dees and Jackson County Commission Chairman Tom Crow. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 12 counties in Northeast Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels. Created in 1993 by then-Governor Zell Miller’s Development Council, the Academy assembles a cross section of economic development professionals and

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95, West Jackson Primary earned a 92.8 and Gum Springs Elementary earned a 94.7. Overall, Gwinnett County Public Schools earned a 93.5. Locally, Mill Creek High School earned an 85. Barrow County scored just below the state average with an 82.1. Winder-Barrow High School earned a 74. “I am very pleased that we now have [this] school improvement measure,” said Superintendent John Barge. “Holding schools accountable and rewarding them for the work they do in all subjects with all students is critical in preparing our students to be college and career ready. The index measures how schools prepare our students for success.”

in the nation’s capital and, in February, application was formally made for ARC funding in hopes that the project would serve Atlantic Engineering Group’s plans to renovate an existing building and expend $1 million to create more than 50 new jobs while also retaining 60 existing jobs with a $5 million payroll. Hood said the project should provide the town with sufficient capacity to meet growth needs of that area for 10-12 years. The public was invited to comment on the project’s economic and environmental impacts, service area, any alternatives and other issues.

resources to provide this training in all 12 service delivery regions in Georgia. The Board of Directors of the Academy consists of 22 members representing public and private economic development organizations and agencies from across Georgia. Since its organization, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non-professional economic developers around the state, and since 1998 the Academy has been offered annually. Georgia EMC and Georgia Power provide facilitators for the program, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs provides staff support to this important program. “One of the goals for the multi-day regional Academies is to encourage multi-county cooperation,” says Corinne Thornton, Director of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. “Many times the participants discover the issues facing their community are the same as those facing other communities in their region, and can then combine limited resources to address the issue.” The Academy’s multi-day program,

Councilman Tony Funari asked why Highway 211 was not considered for a possible sewerage expansion. City Manager/Clerk Jennifer Dees explained the state-approved service delivery strategy shows the Highway 211 corridor he inquired about as Hall County’s service area. In other business of the Monday session, the town council approved the $1.5 million streetscape project to be awarded to BM&K Construction and Engineering of Braselton contingent on Georgia Department of Transportation approval of the package. Eight companies bid on the project which has been on the drawing board since 2008 awaiting release of federal funding through the GDOT which has certified the required right of way.

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Breakfast in Braselton, a business breakfast and networking event hosted by the Downtown Development Authority of Braselton, will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Community Room of the Braselton Police & Municipal Court Building. “Come and meet other business owners and operators, network and share ideas,” says Downtown Director Amy Pinnell. Jessica Reynolds from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be presenting a program on small business marketing. For more information and to RSVP, contact Amy Pinnell, Downtown Director, at Town of Braselton, P.O. Box 306, 65 Frances St., in Braselton. Call Pinnell at 706-684-0369 or email Also visit www. The Braselton Police & Municipal Court Building is located at 5040 Highway 53 (use entrance back of building).

Lawson Funeral Home hosting Hoschton Business Alliance meeting of Tuesday, May 21 The Hoschton Area Business Alliance will be holding its next regular monthly meeting on May 21 at Lawson Funeral Home in Hoschton from 7:45-9 a.m. This month’s meeting will include a proposed amendment to the HBA by-laws and nominations for new officers. Guests from all surrounding areas are welcome to visit this group and will have a chance to introduce themselves and their business. For more information about the Hoschton Area Business Alliance, visit the website at and the Facebook page, HBA Hoschton Business Alliance.

Georgia Power named overall national pledge leader in EPA’s ENERGY STAR campaign Georgia Power has been named the overall national pledge leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of companywide efforts during the 2012 “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR(r)” campaign. The campaign, presented annually by the EPA, encourages consumers to take small steps, such as replacing incandescent bulbs with high efficiency, ENERGY STAR certified bulbs and using programmable thermostats, to save energy and

help the environment. This announcement marks the second consecutive year that Georgia Power has been named the overall national pledge leader and the seventh consecutive year that the company has ranked within the campaign’s top five companies. The company first joined the pledge campaign in 2006 and, since then, has distributed more than 830,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in exchange for energy efficiency pledges from customers. Georgia Power accomplished this by hosting special events, more than 270 individual events in 2012 alone, at local business offices and throughout local communities. According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR website, Georgia Power’s role in the 2012 campaign resulted in more than 312 million saved kilowatt-hours and energy cost savings of nearly $50 million. “Helping our customers become more energy efficient remains a top priority for Georgia Power and participating in this national campaign every year is an exciting way to engage our customers across the state,” said Michele Wagner, energy efficiency director for Georgia Power. “The campaign definitely helps our customers realize that small changes in their everyday lives can make a big difference for our energy future.” Georgia Power has also integrated the Change the World pledge campaign into its well-known EarthCents(r) program – a portfolio of energy efficiency programs created to help customers save money, use energy efficiently and protect the environment. EarthCents programs include the Home Energy Improvement Program, Lighting and Appliance Program, Refrigerator Recycling Program, and the Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. For details on additional programs to save energy and money, visit Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties

Jackson EMC recognized for T-shirt design for Hall County Chamber Chase 5K Jackson EMC was the winner of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Best Incorporation of Event Logo for its T-shirt design in the 2013 Chamber Chase 5K and 2 Mile Wellness Walk held on April 18 at Riverside Military Academy. Some 2,000 people participated in the community-wide wellness initiative, a program of VISION 2030, including Emerson Smith, Dale Graves, Darrell Chaisson, Elke Yath, Farrah Smith, Barbara Gooch, Heather Graves and Renee Ansley.

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The Braselton Downtown Development Authority is an appointed board that includes (front, L-R) Peggy Kriegel, who serves as secretary; Cindy Greene; Cheri Winham Huff; Robbie Bettis; (back, L-R): Clay Eubanks; Cindy Phillips; and chairman Marvin Stove.

DDA eyes ED and Town Green projects committees By KATIE JUSTICE

The Braselton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) aims to further aid the growth of downtown Braselton with the establishment of an economic development committee. During its May 9 meeting, the DDA voted unanimously to establish the committee and select DDA member Clay Eubanks to serve as the committee chairman. “We need to develop a strategy to bring businesses in, to come up with ideas to de-

velop the area,” said Eubanks at the meeting. The economic development committee will consist of both DDA members and community members interested in the growth of downtown Braselton. In addition to the economic development committee, the DDA also established a Town Green project committee, which will focus working with the Town of Braselton to bring the Town Green project to life. This committee will be chaired by DDA secretary Peggy Kriegel, who says the main goal of the committee is currently fundraising to help further the project.



May 17 Braselton business breakfast features DCA speaker

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Join us for an update on the progress of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, scheduled to open in Spring 2015. Come see our new architectural renderings and learn more about our construction to date. Tuesday, May 21 Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, Dacula The meeting will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

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CHURCH NEWS Center Union Baptist Church will host a singing starting at 6 p.m. on May 18 featuring The Mitchells and The Willing Vessels. Contact Calvin at 706-654-3674. sss Union Baptist Church of Flowery Branch issues an invitation to its second annual Summer Fest from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The car show will feature awards and registration is from noon until 2 p.m. Bring the kids wagon, bike, go cart, etc. They will be part of the car show with kids’ awards. Enjoy the kids’ game venues and lunch under the pavilion. “Our event is free for the ommunity,” invites Keith Corkern. “Come join us for a fun-filled day.” Sunday services are Sunday school 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 White Plains Baptist Church is putting together a history of the church for its homecoming celebration in July. If you have any old photos, news articles, bulletins or stories about White Plains Baptist Church through the years that you would share, contact 706-367-5650. Items can be mailed to White Plains Baptist Church, 3650 Highway 124 W, Jefferson, GA 30549. sss Ebenezer United Methodist Church, located at 1368 Ebenezer Church Road in Jefferson, will hold a chicken mull on Saturday, May 18, as a Relay For Life fundraiser in advance of Jackson County Relay on May 31. All-you-can-eat chicken mull will be served in the fellowship hall from 4-7 p.m. at a cost of $7 per person. Dessert, pickles, cheese and a drink will be included. Takeout will be available at $7 per quart. The Rev. Tim Taylor is pastor of Ebenezer UMC. Janet Geiger is team leader of the Relay For Life Team for Ebenezer. Call 706-367-4269 for more information or contact any team member. sss Covenant Baptist Church is a covenant community of believers who trust in the power of the gospel of Christ to save and transform lives, and are seeking to follow Jesus as Lord. Join us this Sunday in the Hoschton Depot at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school as we explore the good news of salvation using the Gospel Project

series from LifeWay; and at 10:30 a.m. as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in spirit and truth.Visit sss Register now for Kingdom Rock VBS set for June 17-21 at The Springs Church. Join The Springs from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening for this fun and exciting week of music, games, Bible stories, crafts, food and new Christian friends. Kids ages 3 years through rising 5th grade are invited. A light dinner is served from 6-6:30 p.m. Register before June 16 on www. Questions? Email childrens@thespringschurch. org or call 770-335-9073. The Springs Church is located at 6553 Spout Springs Road. 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 familyfriendly DJ on Sunday night,” said lead pastor Brad Greene who can be reached at or 770-272-6778. 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 Arbor Point Church at 770-272-6778 or brad@arborpointe. org. sss Yoga is available at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hoschton United Methodist Church. The class is free but please bring a food donation for “Back-pack” ministry. Email jah1996@ HUMC is located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. sss Bible study will be held from 8:309:30 a.m. on Saturdays in the Union Baptist Church fellowship hall in Barrow County beginning on June 8. Opening The Windows Of Blessing: Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi will go for 13 weeks. Only 15 minutes of homework a day during this study. Contact Karen Hawkins at or call 678-6894148 or email Diana Ramsey at diana@ or call 770-867-7273. sss Feeding Jackson County Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Pendergrass Flea Market on Tuesday, May 21. Gates open at 7 a.m. and volunteers begin handing out food at 8 a.m. First come, first serve. You must be a Jackson County resident with ID.


Died May 10, 2013 Thomas (Tom) Hamilton Aaron, 82, of Winder, died Friday, May 10, 2013. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Morningside Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Aaron officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Mr. Aaron was employed by Empire Manufacturing where he worked for 38 years and Barrow Manufacturing for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Upson Pope Aaron and Beulah Bone Aaron; and his wife, Margaret B. Aaron. Survivors are his son, the Rev. Tim (Jane) Aaron of Winder; brothers, Chandler Aaron and Uval Aaron; grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Rachel and Rebekah; and great-grandson, Oliver. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 16, 2013

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Died May 13, 2013 Frances O. Gaddis Faulkner, 93, of Winder, died Monday May 13, 2013. She was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church in Braselton and enjoyed canning, gardening and flowering and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Faulkner; parents, Fulton and Naomi Twiggs Gaddis; brothers, Hoke Gaddis and Howard Gaddis and sister, Maybell Watson. Survivors include her sons, Fred (Ann) Faulkner, Truman Faulkner and Thomas E. Faulkner, all of Winder, Roy (Gladys) Faulkner of Gainesville, Ray (Tammy) Gaddis of Commerce, Mack Faulkner of Auburn, Roger (Dell) Faulkner and Joe (Melody) Faulkner, all of Monroe; daughters, Reba Faulkner, Voncille (Ray) Veron and Robbie Faulkner, all of Winder, and Joan Kellum

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of Bethlehem; 26 grandchildren; and numerous greatand great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, May 14, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Durden officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Braselton. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 16, 2013

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Died May 11, 2013 Steve Wayne Pressley, 60, of Pendergrass, died Saturday, May 11, 2013. Born in Jackson County, he was a son of the late George Pressley Jr., and Margaret Marlow Bridges. He was of the Baptist faith. Graveside services were held Monday May 13, 2013, in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include his sisters, Rebecca Sweatman of Winder and Peggy Collins of Ila; brother, Randy Reynolds of Carnesville; special cousin and caregiver, Donald Nix of Pendergrass; and a number of other relatives. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 16, 2013

Died May 9, 2013 Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, 71, of Gillsville, died Thursday, May 9, 2013. Born in Weaverville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Kathryn Gentry. After many years of service, Mrs. Sheppard retired from WinCup, where she was an inspector. She was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Dale Hollifield, and brother, Wilburn Gentry. Survivors include her daughter, Katrina Dickerson of Gillsville; sons, Tommy Hollifield of Mars Hills, N.C., and Tony Felkel of Weaverville, N.C.; sister, Betty Carland of Weaverville, N.C.; brother, Johnny Gentry of Marshall, N.C.; and eight grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 16, 2013

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Died May 11, 2013 Mrs. Bonnie Bell Caudell Shewbert, 103, of Sautee-Nacoochee, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Robertstown, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Ben Caudell and Car-

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The Bible says “for eving for the new light of a new day. Grief can erything there is a season, and a time for ev- overcome us during winter seasons because ery matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1)” we are dealing with what appears to be an From the very beginning, God established end, a death. Even the winter of life will give a rhythm to life. From the cycle of day and birth to something new. A once fragile exnight, to the seasons of the year, life has a istence is reborn into a new eternal one. As flow. Even our lives where created with a the apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:42 rhythm of different seasons from childhood “what is sown is perishable; what is raised is to parenthood to grandparenthood and beimperishable.” Speaking of winter Parker yond. What would it look like for us to get in says “winter clears the landscape, however rhythm with life? brutally, giving us a chance to see ourselves For us to get into rhythm, we must first and each other more clearly, to see the very come to terms and accept the season we ground of our being.” find ourselves in. We do ourselves no good The question is which season are you in? by ignoring or even sugar coating the season Are you in spring? Are new things beginning? we are in. We cannot long for our past that’s Are new relationships or new jobs starting? long gone and experience the fullness of life. Or are you in a season of summer? Life seems Nor can we look forward to a great future, if at its greatest. You feel life is really good we cannot find the beauty in what God is alright now. Are you in a season of autumn? ready doing in our present. In his book, Let Are things coming to an end? Are you in the Your Life Speak, Parker J. Palmer wrote last days of a job, career or school? Is your “Seasons is a wise metaphor for the movehigh school senior preparing to go to college? ment of life…It suggests that life is neither a Maybe you find yourself in a season of winbattlefield nor a game of chance but someter. You have lost a job, relationship or loved thing infinitely richer, more promising… one. The once brightness of life seems to have The notion that our lives are like the eterdulled. Life seems dormant nal cycle of the seasons does not deny the Here are two things to remember: the first struggle…but it encourages us to embrace is that God has appointed each season. He is it all and to find in all of it opportunities for at work in all of them. Every moment is a gift growth.” Every season of life provides an from Him. Every season can lead us towards opportunity of personal, spiritual, emotional greater things. It is just a matter of how you and intellectual growth. Every season prochoose to embrace them. Remember that auvides new bits of wisdom that help with the tumn and winter will give way to spring and season ahead. For those of us who are parsummer. The second is that the rhythm never ents, how we transition through each season stops. It continues to play. You may find yoursets examples that our children may follow self in a season of autumn or winter right now so that each generation can experience the and you are worried, have no fear spring will healthiest and fullest of lives. come again. New life will blossom. Seek God Using the four seasons as our metaphor, in every season of life. Follow His ways and we help identify our present season. The watch what He will do. If you wish to get the first season is spring. Spring is a time of new most out of life then you must get in rhythm. life and new beginnings. Spring teaches us that out of the harshness of winter new things can start again. Spring is a time of reJoey Durmire is co-lead pastor at New Comnewed hope. The second season is summer. munity Church, located at 3955 Highway 53 Summer is when everything is at it fullest in Hoschton. Contact him at 706-658-0300 state. Life is at its heights. Summer teaches or by email at joey@newcommunityonline. us to enjoy all that we have and every mocom. Services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit ment we are given. To often we take mer for granted believing that it will always

rie Robinson Caudell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Vinson Shewbert; son, Buford Shewbert; grandson, Larry Adams; and 12 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Shewbert was a member of the Cleveland Congregational Holiness Church. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Adams of Sautee-Nacoochee; daughter-in-law, Dallette Shewbert of Cleveland; grandchildren, Lynette and James Harper of Palmetto; Diane Adams of Sautee-Nacoochee; Brian Shewbert of Cleveland; Bret Shewbert of Clermont; greatgrandchildren, Dede and Angile Dyer of Demorest; Lori and Tim Easterling of Winder; Nathan and Kellie Shewbert of Cleveland; Allyson Harper of Palmetto; Andrea and Jason Brown of Carrollton; Dylan Shewbert of Clermont; and Savannah Shewbert of Clermont; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Lee Adams of Cleveland and Suvilla Black of Sautee-Nacoochee; and special caregiver, Joy Westmoreland of Cleveland. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Merck, the Rev. Randy Walworth and the Rev. John Yarbrough officiating. Interment was in the Mount

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the Press and 60 Minutes and spoiling his kitties, T-Bone and Karma. He was the most liberal Republican you have ever met. Survivors include his loving wife, Melody Donovan of Winder; loving sons, Scott Sutton of Tampa, Fla., and Clint Sutton of Hollywood, Fla.; loving stepchildren, Ann Harrison (Michael) and Charles Donovan, both of Jefferson; grandsons, Joe Sutton and Jon Sutton, both of Tampa, Fla., and Michael C. Harrison of Jefferson; granddaughter, Macie Harrison and two great- granddaughters, Halenia and Athena; loving brother, Jack Sutton of Bonney Lake, Wash.; loving sister, Audrey Lee Sutton of California, Md.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Lawson Funeral Home of Hoschton has charge of arrangements. The Paper, May 16, 2013

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Jefferson Police ■■ A Greenwood, S.C., resident was arrested on forged or counterfeit trademarks charges after a May 7 traffic stop on Interstate 85. A Mercedes following too closely was

The Paper   | Thursday, May 16, 2013 stopped after failing to signal a lane change and Officer Jay Parker noticed several large black boxes containing black bags commonly used for counterfeit items. The driver, identified as Reggie Gilchrist, 45, said some of the items in his vehicle for his mother and sister for Mother’s Day were counterfeit. With probable cause for a search, Parker identified a number of purses and pairs of shoes with high-dollar brand names that appeared to be counterfeit. The merchandise was estimated to be more than $10,000 and the counterfeit merchandise was placed into evidence at the police department. ■■ A driver backing out of a parking space at Jackson County Comprehensive High School May 9 struck the rear of another vehicle. ■■ Police were called to Johnny’s Pizza after a mother got out of hand and upset her child. The woman had repeatedly texted requesting to see her juvenile daughter and, even after being told it was not convenient, she arrived in Jefferson from out of town. The mother was advised she did not need to make further contact. ■■ A Jefferson resident contacted police May 8 about text messages she has been receiving, possibly from an individual with whom she had “history” which resulted in a temporary restraining order. The suspect was reached and advised not to make further contact with the complainant. ■■ A theft in progress was reported May 7 at Family Dollar but officers were unable to locate any store merchandise in the two vehicles of four subjects. Two other individuals who may have been involved had already left the scene. ■■ The owner of a pitbull dog that attacked a neighbor’s dog May 6 paid to have the dog euthanized and agreed to pay the vet bill for the injured dog. ■■ A disorderly conduct was reported May 11 at a Monte Lane location where a man woke up in a bad mood and cussed other residents of the home. He damaged the garage door before leaving. ■■ A restaurant owner contacted police May 10 after finding three dents in his vehicle door which appeared to be caused by someone kicking the driver and passenger doors. Suspected is the husband of an employee who was advised just before the damage was found that he could not come and spend the entire day at his wife’s place of employment. ■■ A man was taken into custody after callers reported he was intoxicated and creating a disturbance on MLK Drive. The man was located on Marion Drive and arrested for public drunkenness after he refused repeated requests to lower his voice and go home for the night. ■■ A terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed May 8 after an incident at Jackson County Comprehensive High School which resulted in the

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Sheriff’s Office reports arrests for counterfeit, pirated property The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and other investigators concluded an initial investigation into the selling and distribution of counterfeit and pirated property at the J & J Flea Market, located south of Nicholson, on Saturday, with 500 various counterfeit items seized with a retail value between $85,000 and $125,000. Joined by investigators with the Southern Region Recording Industry Association of America and other investigators which represent luxury goods, the Sheriff’s Office found items being sold that included movie discs, music CDs, sports caps, designer bags, clothing, watches, sunglasses, shoes and other items. There were additionally approximately 7,625 movie and music CDs seized with an estimated retail value of $91,500. A total of 12 search warrants were executed resulting in a dozen arrests. Mark Anthony Artist, 50, of Athens, Kevin Lamar Kesler, 37, of Martin, and Neira Josefina Lealde-Sanchez, 43, of Duluth, are charged with forged or counterfeit trademarks (misdemeanor). Todd Christopher Artist, 35, of Lawrenceville, Rayvon Truhart Funn, 18, of Lawrenceville, and Eugene Echols, 47, of Athens, are charged with a misdemeanor forged or counterfeit trademarks and felony reproduction of recorded material. Jeffery Thomas Darity, 51, of Athens, Dontae Durell Lake Jr., 31, of Athens, Margarita Asuc Flores-Alvarez, 41, of Norcross,

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Be sure to call mama, if you can College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks. The late Paul “Bear” Bryant’s weekly highlights show was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Golden Flake potato chips, as well as a bank that doesn’t exist anymore. Bryant would take a swig out of a 10-ounce Coke bottle and grab a few potato chips during the show. I don’t know if it sold many Cokes or chips, but the Bear’s deep voice uttered a clear-cut endorsement of the popular products. There is a video clip on YouTube from the first show of the 1978 season. “I want to thank our sponsors for having us back this year,” Bryant told co-host Charlie Thornton. Like they wouldn’t sponsor one of the most beloved and recognized figures in college football, right. There is also a video of Bryant as the spokesman for Ford trucks. It’s pretty clear they had to speed up Bryant’s slow, deliberate voice to squeeze it in 30 seconds. My favorite Bryant commercial is for South Central Bell, back in the days when phone companies had the name “Bell.” I miss that. “One of the first things we tell our players is to stay in touch with their families,” Bryant said. “When our freshmen first arrive, we ask them to write a postcard home ... right then.” I doubt today if you went through the entire office supply closet at the University of Alabama athletic department, you would find a single postcard today, but this was 30 or more years ago. Bryant went on to say there was always an opportunity to pickup the phone and call home. Then, the coach looks at the camera and closes by saying, “Have you called

Harris Blackwood your mama today? I sure wish I could call mine.” At the very least, I hope you will or have already taken an opportunity to call your mama on Mother’s Day. It has been 17 years since I celebrated the last Mother’s Day with my mama. By Labor Day, we found out she had cancer. Two weeks before Christmas, she was dead. I miss her and it gripes my soul when I hear people griping about having to spend time with their parents. What really gets me is when folks end up in therapy or on some kind of antidepressant because they left things incomplete with one of their parents and suddenly, they were dead. I’m not saying therapy is bad; I’m just saying we create our own mess when it comes to family. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. There are others who get all worked up about what to give their mama as a Mother’s Day gift. As a parent with grown children, I now understand what my mama meant when she said she just wanted her children around her. Folks it is presence, not presents, they want. Go see her, if you can. Hug her neck and tell her once again how much you love her. That’s what mamas want. If you can’t, then call her. Don’t send an email, not even one with pictures of pretty flowers. That’s just wrong. Call your mama, I sure wish I could call mine. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Cure for decency: A taste of soap Recently I was in a bookstore with a friend. We stopped at a table near the front of the store and it was loaded with different books that had such obscene titles that many of the words were expressed as “@?*#.” She picked up one, a New York Times bestseller and said, “This book is ridiculous. I just flipped through and read a few pages. The guy is a real jerk.” I picked up other books. “Look at these. Can you believe there is an entire table of books with obscene words in the titles?” Where has our sense of decency gone? Where is the propriety that called for such ugly words to be used, if uttered at all, in privacy and not violate the dignity of others? Especially ladies? I grew up in a home where the Lord’s name was never taken in vain. Once when I said “Darn,” Mama rose up, drew her shoulders back and said, “I’m gonna wash your mouth out. With Lava soap.” There is no fate worse than Lava soap. It is an extra duty, dark gray soap that Daddy used to wash

Ronda Rich the car grease from his hands every night. It is industrial strength yuck. In thinking about it, I would bet a good Sunday dinner at Louise’s house that my mama never heard the “F word.” Seriously. The last theater movie Mama saw was in the early 1940s when she was dating. After the war and marriage, money was too tight for such frivolity. Then kids came along and money got tighter. And you all know that Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper never used the word. They were too dignified on screen for it. In her later years, Mama had only extended basic cable so she didn’t hear that word there. She certainly never heard it on her favorite show, “Larry King Live,” and no one in our family or outside

of it was dumb enough to use that kind of language around Mama. The only books she read were the Bible and mine and you can be guaranteed that I knew better than to use such language in one of my books. So, I think it’s highly possible that she died never knowing that such a word existed. Wouldn’t it be nice to be that naive? When I went to work in sports reporting and later in NASCAR, I heard that word a lot. Sadly, to the point that I became immune from the sound of it though, at first, the tiny hairs would raise on my arms. Word of caution: Don’t ever listen to a race car driver on the radio if you don’t like profanity. But I can get over all that. I can overlook it when it is used in my presence but I am most grateful for the occasional gentlemen who will catch themselves and say, “Excuse me, ma’am. I’m sorry. That ain’t no way to talk in front of a lady.” What truly takes me aback are kids and teenagers who use language like this, the kind that

my mama never heard. I cringe. My stomach turns. And my heart falls. It’s sad. Of course, they’re probably learning this from movies, books, television shows and at home. Still, there should be some decorum. Or so I, dinosaur and prude that I am, believe. Though I come from hardscrabble folks where education was a luxury, they had enough learning to know that others should be treated with decency and respect. Whenever Daddy was aggravated enormously about something, he would say, “It’s enough to make a man take up cussin’.” Though the occasional cuss word came from his mouth, he never uttered one in front of a woman. Yeah, the world is a dirty place now but it’s nothing that a bar of Lava soap couldn’t clean up. One taste is all it’d take. 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.

Welcome to Grad Adviceville, population: You A recent high school or college graduate can’t go to the bathroom without receiving “words of wisdom” from us old folks. I recall my graduation from college, not too many (dog) years ago. I sat in a cap and gown at a graduation and some guy got up before us and said a bunch of stuff like “Be all you can be and you’ll go far,” and “One person can change the world” and “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” Which I haven’t, mainly because I haven’t been able to find a “gift horse.” I assume it to be a horse that doles out gifts. If you see such a horse, please let me know. But none of what that dude said has helped me prepare for my career, for my life, for the real-world issues and conundrums that would come before me. I wish that man had told us that you aren’t supposed to use the boss’s personal bathroom, that you shouldn’t smoke when siphoning gas, that drinking a beer during a job interview is frowned upon and that real jobs don’t have spring break. Those are mistakes that could have easily have

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been avoided. And I don’t want today’s graduates to make the same mistakes my wife made. Thus, in the interests of mankind, I have put together some tidbits of advice that graduates can actually use. It’s my gift to them. Digest: ■■ Don’t ever say “I’m starving” out loud until you know what’s being served. They may be serving liverkabobs. ■■ Trust your instincts. Unless you’re an idiot. In that case, don’t trust your instincts. ■■ Never play cards with someone who has a nickname that includes a major American city — i.e, “Detroit Danny” or “Memphis Mel.” ■■ Personality and your appearance count a great deal. That doesn’t mean you have to be a supermodel. But if you look like a bum, and act like a bum —

you’re a bum. ■■ If you have to break up with your significant other, write them a letter. In that letter, simply put: “Dear Baby, Welcome to Dumpsville. Population: You.” ■■ If you have a chance to further your education, do it. If you receive a twoyear degree, you’ll earn $400,000 more, on average, over your working life than if you just graduated from high school. If you go on to get your bachelor’s (four-year) degree, that’s $500,000 more — meaning, $900,000 more over your life than if you just graduated from high school. If you get a master’s degree, add $400,000 more. Doctorate or professional degree, add $1 to $2 million more. Education is expensive, but it’s the best investment you’ll ever make. ■■ If you have roommates, avoid putting any type of bill in your name. ■■ Don’t make any career decisions solely based on love. Quitting your job and moving to be near them may sound great, until they dump you and you find yourself living in New Jersey.

■■ If you have children now, or plan to have children in the future, don’t let them know that Disney World is in Florida. I’ve told mine Disney World is in China. Children, I’ve found, don’t know anything about geography. They’re stupid like that. ■■ For those going to college: Live as close to campus as you can. By eliminating obstacles, and excuses, you’ll go to class more often. ■■ Gentlemen, don’t ever take a woman to a Brad Pitt movie. No matter what movie it is, no matter what you look like, once you get out of that cavernous theater and she sees you in the light of day, you don’t look so hot. Larry the Cable Guy movies are OK. ■■ Makes decisions on the way you behave by answering the following: “If my grandmother saw me doing this, would she approve?” That may be the best piece of advice you’ll ever receive.

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Call this year’s Braselton Beach Bash a success. Although rain wrapped up the festival an hour early, vendors and entertainers made the family-fun day great. “We had a great time,” said Braselton executive assistant Danielle Austin. “The first six hours of the day were perfect weather and a packed out park. The kids, as always, loved the beach. The second half of the day did begin with it some showers, but it never dampened our spirits. Reggie Starrett and The Tams both put on phenomenal shows, and those who were in the park had a great time. There was lots of dancing, singing and laughing belutions provides Jackson ing done both in the sand and in the grass.”

CHAMBER NEWS May 21 reception to honor Linda Foster Linda Foster, Vice President of Members Services for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, is leaving the chamber effective May 23 to assume the executive directorship of Jackson County Family Connection. During her nine years with the chamber, she has worked continuously for the benefit of the Chamber members’ businesses. She facilitated the Leadership Jackson program for the past five years, organized and directed the annual awards banquet, STAR & Teacher of the Year, the Jackson Derby, the golf tournament, Partners in Education, Taste of Jackson and Woman of the Year luncheon. She also facilitated programs and committees including the Education Committee, Women in Business, Chamber Breakfast, Tourism Development Council and Drug Free Workplace seminars. “Linda is a valuable part of the chamber and will be greatly missed and we wish her much success in her future endeavors,” said Board Chairman Mark Valentine. A drop-in reception will honor her from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the chamber office.

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Sports Wesleyan uses sharp shooting to get past JHS BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Jefferson High School girls’ soccer team finally got a chance to play at home and did so in a significant second round playoff game. The Dragons offense was led by Stephanie Lamm; just minutes into the game, Lamm was prime for a shot as she took the ball down field nearly 25 yards on her own but air lifted the ball too high above the net. Jefferson didn’t let down with its offense. They fought nonstop but were putting too much force in their kicks. The Dragons couldn’t seem to spread out enough to finish off their drives down the field. At the 23:30 mark, the Wolves drew first blood in the most unorthodox way. With everyone

George claims two titles at state meet

in a scuffle to get the ball from underneath the next, one Lady Dragon accidentally headed the ball past the goalie giving Wesleyan a 1-nil lead. Less than three minutes later, Wesleyan was back at it again with another goal and Maddie Hall added to the lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the first half. After the break, things continued to worsen for the Lady Dragons. The Wesleyan offense was too powerful for both goalies to control. On a positive note, the Lady Dragons are progressing every year. Last season, they took a much earlier exit by being eliminated in the first round. Visit for the full story.

Panthers fall to Woodward 3-0


Every point counted and hers surely kept Mill Creek in second place.

The setting in Albany was picturesque last week for girls competing in the state track meet and the day got brighter and brighter for Malayshia George of Mill Creek High School as she claimed the 6A high jump and 400-meter dash. She also finished second in the 200-meter dash. George didn’t see much competition in either events all year but was less than a second away in the 200 from becoming a three-time champ. SheKara Martin of Westlake High School clocked in at 23.93 - George came in at 24.54. The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams each placed sixth with George anchoring both squads. “Malayshia leads through performance. She was a big reason for our two relays finishing in sixth place, respectively. She put an exclamation point on the 400 by setting a new state record in the event. She is a tremendous performer and she will be missed,” said head coach Jed Hodges. The Hawks as a whole finished in second place. With 13 entries, Mill Creek was definitely in the running for the state title but had to deal with Westlake who had 15 entries and a lot of depth. While George’s first-place finish nearly dominated Mill Creek’s point total, one can’t ignore what Lauren Hovis did as she notched two top eight finishes. In fact, if Hovis, who also had personal bests in the competition, had finished in ninth place or below in both events, the Lady Hawks would have gone from second place to fifth place.


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Malayshia George competes in the high jump at sectionals.

10 is magic number for JCCHS


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From the very beginning, you knew you were watching something special but the historic season of the Lady Panthers soccer team ended way too soon last Tuesday night. The Panthers lost in the second round to Woodward Academy in a hard fought and physical contest. Jackson County Comprehensive High School struggled to keep the ball off their side of the field but goalkeeper Victoria Fontana allowed just one goal to get past her in the middle of the first half. The Panthers’ best opportunity to score in the first half was spoiled when Katie Phillips went down with an injury. Without Phillips, the rest of the team stepped up in a big way to keep the game close. Seniors Gabbi Kastner and Kaitlyn Parker fought to keep the ball on the Woodward side and put their teammates in a position to score. Unfortunately for Jackson County, Woodward scored twice in the second half to end the game with a 3-0 win. The end result itself was not a reflection of the Panther team as their performance all season allowed them to get to this postseason point. “They were a tight-knit group under the leadership of high caliber players and individuals,” said head coach Joe Ridgway. “They were a scrappy group [with] a lot of heart.” Visit for the full story.



The majority of high school sports will be wrapping up soon and the Jackson County Comprehensive High School golf team is glad to say its season isn’t over yet. Golf is pretty much the only sport where you can predict the score you’ll need to win, and head coach Warren Standridge says they have been 10 shots behind North Oconee High School, the team which looks to be the one to beat. “Since region, we have been behind North Oconee by 10 shots. We have been talking since then about what we need to do to get those 10 shots. If we can find those 10 shots, we could be right in the middle of it. I think they will be ready for it,” said Standridge.

North Oconee hasn’t necessarily been the focus during the Panthers’ time off. After all, the JCCHS squad may need 10 shots against someone else and Standridge definitely agreed with that. “There are a handful of really good teams. Blessed Trinity and North Oconee High School as well as Woodward Academy are in that bunch,” stated Standridge. The Panthers have been spending time trying to divvy up those 10 shots and Standridge noted the underdogs will definitely have to play their best. “I think the kids in the fourth, fifth and sixth spot have the most potential to make up those shots. All of those kids have the potential to go really high,” said Standridge. In football or basketball, it’s pretty much a given that you need to see who will match up with who when

you are laying out the game plan, but Standridge said that’s not the case in this sport. “We just have to work and prepare to do the best we can. When you try to match up in golf, it just doesn’t work,” Standridge said. The Panthers are starting to get anxious. They are more than ready to go to battle with someone other than themselves during practice. They will also be ready for a high level of play. “We’ve been through a lot in these past four years. We’ve been in a lot of tournaments and a lot of these kids play junior golf so they are used to the competition and being on that stage,” Standridge said.


RHS powers past Mill Creek Hawks BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

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Kyle Abernathy tries to squeeze in a bunt against Roswell High School during second round action.

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After advancing to the Final Four last year, the Mill Creek High School baseball team already had a plan set in motion to return to that stage again this year. However, that run was cut short by Roswell High School last Friday in the second round of the state playoffs. In game one, Brandon Harmon’s double play to open the game led to his flight home to give Mill Creek a 1-0 lead. The bases were fully loaded when a catching error by Roswell gave way for Harmon. With a runner on each base yet again, the Hawks couldn’t convert as Zach Hald made a quick save to close the inning. For the third time, the Hawks loaded the bases in the ball game but couldn’t find a way bring runners home. Up 1-0, Mill Creek’s Walker Boyd hit a line drive that drove Will Zimmer home. At the top of the fourth, Roswell loaded up bases on their own and brought two runners home. Seconds later, they notched a perfect line drive that was just shy of foul ball territory which left Mill

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Creek scrambling in the outfield. Fortunately, Roswell brought home just one runner giving them a 3-2 lead. The Hornets didn’t let up on its sting which left Mill Creek in a footrace with a ball that was in a lot of open space. A run-fest broke out from there between both squads as Jacob Freeland of MCHS made a run and Roswell made two. Boyd yet again put batters in position to score and his patience at the plate paid off. His single pushed Tripp Adams to third and Adams advanced home moments later, cutting the deficit to three. In the bottom of the sixth, the Hawks continued to chomp away at its deficit. They notched back-to-back doubles that put them in good position to take the lead. Leadoff batter Logan Moseley ripped a double and Hudson followed with the same act which cut the score to 7-5. The seventh inning turned into a real doozy. Visit for the full story.

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G-Braves return to Coolray Field

Football camp offered at AHS

Apalachee to host youth soccer camp

After an eight-game road swing, the G-Braves will return home this weekend to beautiful Coolray Field. They will battle against the Louisville Bats on Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Sunday at 2:05 p.m. and at 6:05 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Bats are in the International League West. Visit or call 678-277-0340 for information on ticket prices and promotions.

Campers must be entering grades first through eighth for the 2013-14 school year to be eligible to participate. The dates are set for June 17-20 at Apalachee High School. The camp will run from 9-11:30 a.m. and will take place at Apalachee’s football field. The cost is $60 prior to June 17 and $80 after. Coach Shane Davis at 770-359-7455 or or Coach Joel Miller at 706318-0396 or

Kids interested in attending during the summer can check out the Apalachee soccer summer camp. The camp, which is for boys only, will be held May 20-24. The times are set for 6-8 p.m. and the camp is open to players ages 10-14. Tim Cochran will direct the camp and has been in coaching for nearly 30 years. $85 is the cost of the camp. If you are interested in signing up, send your payment to Coach Chad Hooper at Apalachee High School, 940 Haymon Morris Road, Winder, GA 30680.



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Continued from 1B “Lauren has been the consummate competitor all season. When you beat a team by placing higher than another team by one point, everyone’s points are critical. Lauren ran in what I consider the strongest group of distance runners in recent history and she set PR’s in both events. That is competing in my

book,” Hodges stated. Hovis placed eighth in the 1600-meter run and fifth in the 3200. Hovis has won both events this season but was faced against stiff competition all around. Hovis came in just 11 seconds shy of first place and trimmed two seconds off her time from the 1600 in the region

championship to set a new personal record. The Lady Dragons of Jefferson High School had their hands full in the 2A state title as the private schools dominated the top four standings. Westminster High School came out as the overall victor, just two points ahead of de-

fending champs Greater Atlanta Christian. Abby Carson finished in eighth place in the pole vault. Carson cleared 8 feet even. The pole vault competition was stiff as four vaulters cleared 10 feet or higher. Reese Bowles placed sixth in the 3200-meter run at 12 minutes and 28 seconds

and placed seventh in the 1600 at 5 minutes and 45 seconds. Bowles trimmed off 20 seconds in the 3200 at state from her time at sectionals. Camille Porter placed sixth in the 800. Her time of 2 minutes and 29 seconds added three more points to Jefferson’s point total as well as the 4x400 relay team.

Mill Creek searching for third golf championship BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

In high school golf, sometimes sectionals can feel just like the state championship as athletes know they need to finish in the top nine as a team. The Mill Creek High School girls’ golf team shot 271 as a whole, giving them a second-place finish at sectionals. Head Coach Ben Hanes knows his team isn’t perfect; while their 271 score is something to be praised, Hanes has another score in mind. “We are capable of something lower than that. We are definitely capable of being below 250. It always seems to be one thing or the other that keeps up higher. It will

be tough being on a course that we have only played on once or twice before the tournament but, if we plan well and practice well, we can definitely play our best,” said Hanes. Sectionals took place at the Country Club of Roswell. Hanes explained to his troops that every team is fighting for the same thing. “The No. 1 team and the No. 9 team would get the same prize - to survive and advance to the state tournament. With AAAAAA now counting three girls scores out of four, it does change the scoring dynamic. Many teams have one or two good players but, this year, the third score has become the great equalizer,” Hanes stated.

If you were an athlete participating in a sporting event two weeks ago, the rain was not kind to your game. High school golf athletes were forced to play on slippery slopes but the Lady Hawks didn’t mind getting their shoes dirty. While they didn’t see the exact score they were looking for, the team still achieved its goal. “The course played very wet and long because of the weekend’s record rain showers, which led to tough conditions and generally higher scores,” said Hanes. “We didn’t play up to our capabilities yesterday, but we were trying to not be in the bottom four. I tried to tell the players throughout the day that even though they felt like

they were struggling, we were still leading the groups we were playing in, which were the top seeds at this tournament.” So who are some of the athletes that have stepped up to help get them to this point? “Freshman Grace Choi and sophomore Lauren Kardish have both improved immensely throughout the season,” Hanes stated. The Lady Hawks will compete for the state title this Monday and now that they officially know they are going, they can fix their minds on what to expect from other teams, the course and maintaining their composure while under duress. “After spending some time to reflect on sectionals, it will be time to

A great season for Jefferson BY KYLE FUNDERBURK

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If there is anything to be said about the Jefferson High School baseball team, it’s that the Dragons do not quit. That was evident last Thursday night as Jefferson, down five runs in the last two innings, continued to fight to give themselves a chance late in the ball game. However, it wasn’t meant to be as Jefferson lost to Wesleyan High School 9-4, dropping the Dragons to 26-4 on the season and eliminating the team from the state playoffs in the second round. Jacob Page started the game and surrendered four runs. Jefferson reached into their bullpen twice, bringing in Ethan Garner in the second and Trent Sorrells in the fourth. Wesleyan jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead against Page in the first inning, but the Dragons fired back scoring three runs on doubles by Jake Franklin and Andy Nicholas that drove in Max Ford, Hanon

Price and Trent Sorrells. The lead wouldn’t last long as Wesleyan scored another two runs in the second to go up 4-3 in the second inning. Garner replaced Page in the second inning to get the final out. The Dragons were blanked in the second inning. Wesleyan put up a run both in the third and fourth innings and didn’t allow a run in the third to push the lead to 6-3. Sorrells relieved Garner to end the top of the fourth inning. The Dragons put up another run in the bottom half of the inning on a RBI single by Nicholas that drove in Ford. However, Sorrells would give up three runs in the fifth as Wesleyan extended the lead to 9-4. Sorrells managed to shut down Wesleyan’s offense the rest of the game. Jefferson managed to get base runners on the last two of the last three innings, but was unable to drive them in. The Dragons won the first game of the series Wednesday afternoon 8-3 with Micah Carpenter on the

mound, but Wesleyan tied it up later that night winning 7-6 against Jake Franklin and Sorrells. The loss in game two last Wednesday night snapped the Dragons 16-game winning streak, which was their longest since winning 16 straight in 2007. “This is a fun group of kids and they are very competitive,” said head coach Tommy Knight. “We were region champions and only had four losses all year… can’t be too upset with that.” Losing in the second round was a bitter end for a senior class of players that graduates with a record of 74-35. Their accomplishments include two region championships and three state playoff appearances. This season was the best of all as they finished with a 26-4 record and a 14-0 record in the region. “I really hate for it to end because it was such a good year,” said Knight, who is already looking ahead to 2014. “A bunch of them are coming back and we’re going to be even better next year.”

go back to work. We need to learn about our swings and reactions to pressure,” stated Haynes. “These girls are all capable of playing great golf. We just need to learn how to allow ourselves to play that way. We need to learn how to take pressure and use it as motivation rather than a hindrance and a negative.” One team in particular will have home course advantage to a certain degree which could play another factor in the outcome of the Lady Hawks season. “I don’t believe you can count out Colquitt County High School from the south part of the state, especially since the state tournament will be held on their home course in Moultrie,” said Haynes.


Continued from 1B The Panthers won’t have to worry about the absence of Thomas Whitley who spent a good portion of the season nursing a wrist injury. While Standridge said they are not a different team without him, they are a complete with him. “He’s doing great. He shot a 72 at the region which is an even par. We are looking for him to be a big leader next week,” Standridge stated. “He fills our squad back out and now we are back up to full strength. I wouldn’t say we are necessarily a different team now that he is back; we are more consistent.” The 3AAA state championship will take place at Reunion County Golf Club. That name certainly rings a bell with JCCHS which will travel just a few miles down the road to Hoschton. “I think the fact that we can sleep in our own bed, eat our own

meals and not have to travel will play a factor. That has a calming effect. I don’t think we will be uptight,” Standridge said. So what will be Standridge’s pregame speech?

“I love you, I care about you and we need to do the best we can. You need to handle your business and do the best you can,” said Standridge.

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Mariah Spry of Jackson County Panthers will join the track and field program at Marian University. MU is a growing college that will open its new medical school this August.

Name: Mariah Spry College: Marian University Vital Stats: 3-time county champion Spry’s thoughts: I think that it is amazing opportunity has been given to me.

I know I will be well taken care of. It’s exciting. I do plan on running the same events for outdoor track. Indoor track will be new for me so I will be running some new events. The recruiting process was fun. Meeting my future head coach Michael Holman was thrilling. I also enjoyed hanging out with my future track teammates. It was easy to get along with them. Some other schools


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It’s been a record-setting year for Jackson County Comprehensive High School athletics. In all, they had 13 athletes sign to compete at the next level. This week’s sports edition will feature track athlete Mariah Spry.

Look for next week’s issue which will feature Colin Hubbard, who will compete with the JCCHS Panthers this Monday for a state title in golf Chase Dunlap and Chandler Malecki of the Jackson County baseball team will also be featured.

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features Mother’s Day fosters happy memories Hopefully, Mother’s Day 2013 was a success for all of the lovely mothers in the community. This is a very special day because it honors mothers — women who sacrifice so much to make their children and families happy. This year, we experienced gorgeous spring weather that yielded temperaFarah Bohannon tures in the low 70’s Columnist with sunny skies. Because of this, many families celebrated Mother’s Day outside surrounded by friends and loved ones. Sarah McGrath of Hoschton greatly enjoyed her time with family on this special day. She has four children who make her world go around. “This year for Mother’s Day, all I wanted was to have a cookout with my family and friends. My gift was to be surrounded by the people I love while relaxing and enjoying a beautiful day outside,” said Sarah. Her husband and four children lovingly helped her prepare for the gathering by cooking and cleaning the house before everyone came over. They knew that these gestures would make the day be full of happiness. “I was showered with love from sunup to sundown and the best gift of all was the priceless memories that were created and shared on Mother’s Day 2013,” said Sarah whose husband and kids also helped clean up after the cookout was over. These gestures truly meant a lot to her and made her day even more special than she initially thought. Leigh Fulford of Winder was spoiled by her husband, John, and two children on Mother’s Day. She said she absolutely loved the silver jewelry that John picked out, but she was especially grateful for the gift her 11-year-old daughter bought for her with her own money. “The most special gift I received was a workout outfit that Sarah Grace picked out and bought for me with her money, which was all she had,” said Leigh. “She asked my mother to take her to the store to buy it while John and I were out.” It was very special gift that Leigh will always cherish because it truly showed the thoughtfulness of her young daughter’s heart. Wendy Altstaetter of Jefferson had a wonderful Mother’s Day with her four children and husband. She received two outfits and a set of pajamas. “My kids also cleaned their rooms for me and one of my daughters cooked me dinner. I am very particular about their rooms, so that was a big deal for me,” said Wendy. It means a lot to Wendy when her children go out of their way to make her happy — even if it involves cleaning rooms which can be a daunting task for a lot of young people. Yes, Mother’s Day is only one day out of the year, but mothers should really be respected, cherished and loved every single day. Where would we be without our mothers?


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Step into 7 gardens for the Hall County Garden Walk on Saturday The Hall County Master Gardeners are proud to announce their 2013 Garden Walk on Saturday. This lovely adventure is a self-guided tour of seven Gainesville gardens. One of the seven is a community garden. Gardens on Green is a collaboration between the Master Gardeners and the Board of Education. It is a collection of seven gardens, each with a theme. This delightful ensemble of seven unique displays includes: Gold Medal winners, a conifer garden, native plantings, pollinators, a veggie garden that feeds the eye as much as the palate-this is the ultimate veggie garden, a deer resistant garden and a bulb garden. Who could possibly resist this little respite in the heart of busy Gainesville? What a great way to begin the Garden Walk. The other six gardens on the Tour belong to Master Gardener members. These exquisite gardens were chosen by a committee using specific criteria; not an easy task considering the talent in this group of 150 gardeners for whom gardening is a passion and whose yards vie with the beauty found in funded gardens. “Each of the gardens is unique and reflects the interests and talents of its owner, but a common thread runs throughout. Each garden uses a borrowed view to frame and enhance its

beauty. Terraced hillsides overlooking Lake Lanier, whimsical garden art in a woodland setting, broad expansive fields of green, all contribute to creating a serene and enjoyable garden experience,” say Leslie Johnson and Irene Michaud, Garden Walk Co-Chairs. And while this is a self-guided tour that you may enjoy at your own pace, there will be Master Gardener volunteers at each garden to assist you and answer your questions. And if you’re not enticed enough already, you will receive a plant to take home to add to your own extraordinary garden. The Walk is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $10 prior to May 18, available at the Hall County Extension Office by calling 770-535-8293 or The Potting Shed Nursery, located at 7081 Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch, 770-967-9049. The Potting Shed is closed Thursdays and Sundays. The day of the Walk, tickets will cost $15 and may be purchased at all seven gardens. The Hall County Master Gardeners are a group of approximately 150 classroom trained gardeners, whose volunteers help the staff at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office of Hall County transfer research-based information about gardening, horticulture and best practices to the public. The vol-

Garden scenes are provided by Hall County Master Gardener Penny Stowe unteers gave 16,851 hours of their time in 2012 on a wide variety of projects, pursuing their theme of Beautification Through Education.

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For special causes – For the children

Race for Williams Syndrome held – in spite of muddy conditions By FARAH BOHANNON

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March for Babies held at Yargo By Zac Taylor

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The March of Dimes had more than 250 people in attendance on April 26 at its annual event. This year the Barrow-Jackson event was held at Fort Yargo State Park as part of an organization-wide attempt to move as many walks to state parks as possible. Barrow/Jackson committee member Mi-

The Race for Williams Syndrome took place on one of the rainiest weekends of 2013, but luckily the skies closed up for a few hours while approximately 100-200 people gathered to support this remarkable group of people. Despite the large, muddy puddles and looming, gray clouds, the event’s turnout was successful. There were kids running and jumping in puddles and mud barefoot as well as getting their hair and faces painted, jumping in the bounce house and

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chelle Gilreath said the move to state parks is not intended to be a one-year change, but a long-term switch. Everyone in the community was invited to come out for the walk as well as the other events in the park, including bounce houses and face painting. There was also was hot dogs, water kits, popcorn and more, all free of charge.

more. It was a family- friendly event that will be a success for years to come.


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Under the tent, Hairy Dawg joined the group of indiviuals with Williams Syndrome who introduced themselves before the race. On May 5, the day of the event, it was wet but fun-filled.



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Becoming ‘Stroke Smart’ could be a lifesaving effort Are you “Stroke Smart?” On Dec. 28, 2011, I wasn’t. I received a call from my sister in Pennsylvania stating our 78-yearold mother had been admitted to the hospital and that it appeared as if she may have had a stroke. It would take multiple hours of testing to confirm exactly what her diagnosis was. By evening, the doctor confirmed she had an Ischemic Stroke. An ischemic stroke accounts for about 87 percent of all cases. Ischemic strokes occur as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. The underlying condition for this type of obstruction is the development of fatty deposits lining the vessel walls. My mother’s first warning sign was when she had gotten up early as usual and was having difficulty walking to the living room. She reasoned it away by thinking that her circulation meds hadn’t kicked in yet. She went about the rest of her morning with her normal routine of morning coffee and devotions. Afterward, she stood up and proceeded to walk to the table for her breakfast. Her legs continued wobbly and unstable. It wasn’t until she sat down at her breakfast table and tried to pick up the fork in her right hand to start eating that she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fingers couldn’t grip hard enough to hold the fork and so it dropped out of her hand. It was at this point that my mother thought she could possibly be having a stroke. For some reason, Mom thought she should take a baby aspirin and chew it up in the event she was in the middle of


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This year’s ambassadors were Matt, Wendy and Luke Sims, who rode in the red convertible to led the event. Matt is an assistant coach for the Winder-Barrow baseball team and Wendy teaches in Jackson County. Their son Luke was born weighing just 1 pound and 15 ounces on Oct. 23,2011 – three months early – but is now healthy. Barrow and Jackson counties merged their march five years ago, and Gilreath said

CC All Eyes On Deck a stroke. MISTAKE #1 – Mom was wrong, she could have bled to death. My mother isn’t one to be over alarmed, so she called my brother to see if he could drive her to the hospital to get checked out in the ER instead of dialing 911 for an ambulance. MISTAKE #2 – Mom was wrong, she may have needed help along the way that my brother couldn’t provide her. On the way to the hospital, my mother asked my brother to stop at a family member home to go to the restroom. MISTAKE #3 – Mom was wrong, time was critical and she needed to get to the ER immediately. Even though my mother made some mistakes initially, thankfully she did get the help she needed and the loss of time didn’t affect her too negatively as it “could” have. She is living a full life today and even got her driver’s license back again. So, “How do you become “Stroke Smart?” you may be asking? I’m going to list a few ways you can do that: EDUCATE yourself by going to

that since then the organizers have been looking for ambassadors with a connection to one county or the other or, in the case of the Sims family, both. From polio to prematurity awareness, the mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, according to the March of Dimes press release. The community goal for the 2013 March for Babies is $65,000, with nearly 77 cents of every dollar raised going to support research and care. PageServer?pagename=SYMP to review what the warning signs from stroke are. An easy way to remember it is by using the acronym F.A.S.T. Act FAST and call 911 immediately if you notice any of the following: F = Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their mouth droop? A = Arms – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? T = Time – If you observed any of these signs, call 911 immediately. RESEARCH your family health history. Genes play a role in the development of risk factors that can lead to a stroke, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and vascular conditions. Work with your personal physician to see what ways you can work to lower your risk factors with proper diet, exercise, and medications when appropriate. HOLD A “Are you Stroke Smart?” PRESENTATION

FOR YOUR CLUB, OFFICE OR CHURCH GROUP – it’s free. Jessie Owensby, the Stroke Support Coordinator for Northeast Georgia Medical Center, will come and deliver a free group presentation on stroke awareness. Jessie can be reached by calling 770-219-7734. ATTEND A MONTHLY MEETING: Jessie leads a monthly Stroke Support meeting at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. The meeting dates and times are announced on their website at http://www. – Family & Stroke Care takers are encouraged to attend as well. The Medical Center is working with the National Stroke Association to distribute 20,000 Risk Score Cards/F.A.S.T. tests throughout all of Northeast Georgia’s independent pharmacies to include one in every prescription that gets filled. May 5’s yearly event for “Strike out Stroke Day,” held in partnership with the Georgia Stroke Professional Alliance group was a great success. St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens also provides a Stroke Support Group. They provide information

from experts and laypeople for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. Meetings begin with coffee and light refreshments, followed by a speaker or other presentation. Free, but registration is requested. Optional lunch is available for $5 per person. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room at St. Mary’s Hospital. The next meeting is on Tuesday, June 4. PARTICIPATE in upcoming events: A Stroke Awareness 5K, June 22, Northside/Interchange Professional Building in Atlanta. For more information, call 404845-5265. READING MATERIAL RECOMMENDATION: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s riveting book titled, “My Stroke of Insight.” More information on Dr. Jill can be found here: http://www.mystrokeofinsight. com . Learn how her life changed at the age of 37 when a blood vessel exploded in her brain as a result of stroke. Her story is one that inspires everyone who reads it. You can contact CC for more information through

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS The quarterly Braselton Downtown Business Breakfast & Networking Meeting will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m on May 18 in the Community Room of the Braselton Police & Municipal Court Building, announces Braselton Downtown Development Director Amy Pinnell. sss A YearOne Braselton Bash Car Show will be held at YearOne from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. sss The Jackson County Historical Society will meet at the Rockwell Masonic Lodge on May 19 at 2:30 p.m. Rockwell Lodge secretary, Doug Easter, will provide the welcome and tell about the Mason’s history and contributions. All Masons in Jackson County are welcome to attend. Directions: 111 Hall Street (Broad & Hall) in Hoschton, 1.5 miles East of I-85 on SR 53; turn right on Broad Street at Larry’s Garage in the middle of town at City Hall Square and we are at the second stop sign on the left. For more information, call Tina 706-207-6889. sss Jackson County 4-H will celebrate the accomplishments of members at “Just Another Day in Paradise” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Galilee Christian Church Yoth Center. sss Feeding Jackson County Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Pendergrass Flea Market on Tuesday, May 21. Gates open at 7 a.m. and volunteers begin handing out food at 8 a.m. First come, first serve. You must be a Jackson County resident with ID and your household income must meet TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) criteria. sss The Fun Time Squares dance 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


Continued from 3B After registration and booth exploration, the group of individuals with Williams Syndrome had the opportunity to introduce themselves to everyone. It was incredible to see their happy faces and bubbly personalities — the little ones were particularly fond of the Hairy Dawg mascot who attended to help entertain the crowd. It was an excellent opportunity for the people at the race to see and get to know who they are supporting. Once the introductions finished, everyone received

information, contact or call Bob Hoover at 678906-9899. sss The Hoschton Women’s Civic Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoschton Depot. All local women are encouraged and welcome to join. sss Challenged Child & Friends is hosting its 10th annual Rock in the Spring concert, featuring the bank Mid Life Crisis, on Saturday, May 18, at the Brenau Amphitheatre on Pryor Street in, Gainesville. Gates open at 6 p.m. Call CCAF at 770-535-8372 or go to the Website at www. sss Attend the Jackson Chamber BASH hosted by Commerce Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Commerce on May 30. Mingle with your fellow Chamber member representatives while enjoying music, food, drinks and a chance to win some door prizes from 5-7 p.m. This event is free, but RSVP so the Chamber can have an accurate head count to the host to prepare food and drink. sss Jackson County Habitat for Humanity is making homeownership dreams come true for their partner families. Homes are built with donations and volunteer labor provided by church groups, businesses, community service organizations, school groups, individuals and the Habitat families. One home is currently under construction on Lavender Road in Jefferson and the next will be constructed next door. For more information, go to the website at www. jacksoncountyhabitat. org, or call 706-336-0061. You can help Habitat by volunteering or donating. sss The first Sheriff’s Summer Sprint 5K, benefiting the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, will start June 8 at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex, before the Hall County Sheriff’s Office training center on Allen Creek Road. Register for

a brightly-colored balloon to release. This was immediately followed by the onemile walk around Crow’s Lake. Everyone walked and danced to the fun music playing to brighten the dreary day. Shortly thereafter, the 5K run commenced. The trail was wet and soggy, but that didn’t stop the runners at all. The Race for Williams was a successful event and raised funds to support those with this syndrome. For more information about Williams Syndrome and how to support, or to see a calendar with upcoming events, visit

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$20 per entry by May 29. You may register by visiting For information, call 678780-8322. All proceeds will benefit the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes. The purpose of Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is to give our state’s most at-risk children the love, safety, and structure needed to become mature, successful adults. You may learn more about the youth homes by visiting them online at www. Results will be posted online at www., www.runningintheusa. com, www.coolrunning. com and sss Suwanee will celebrate art in all its wonderful forms Saturday, May 18, when the Arts in the Park festival returns to Town Center Park. “Art Splash” is the theme for this year’s festival, which is organized by the North Gwinnett Arts Association (NGAA) and co-sponsored by the City of Suwanee. Throughout the festival, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., about 60 artists will exhibit, sell, and demonstrate their art; an array of performance artists will entertain; the 2013-15 SculpTour exhibit will be officially unveiled; and attendees will be invited to create their own art through a chalk art competition and community art program. sss Jefferson Community Theatre will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, A musical of pure imagination, 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 706367-5714 or visit the theatre’s website. sss Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries at their clinic at 610 Barrow Park Drive in Winder. May clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Prices are $85 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $65 for a female dog up to 25 pounds, $55 for a male dog, $50 for a female cat or $35 for a male cat. All surgery prices include a free rabies vaccination. We do not add fees for in heat or pregnant animals. For more information on clinic services, visit http://www.leftoverpets. org. Appointments are required and must be made by calling 800-9785226. sss The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation hosts the Dr. Miles H. Mason Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament 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. sss 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 cleanup,” 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 706654-3915 ext. 1012 or email ywise@braselton. net 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. sss A concert to benefit the Hall County Animal Shelter’s Adoption Programs will be held at Laurel Park on Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. “Pirates of the Opry,” a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, is scheduled to perform on the beautiful shores of Lake Lanier that evening as part of a weekend event known as “Hawgin’ on Lanier.” “Hawgin’ on Lanier” includes the Friday night concert and a mud run, car show, KCBS barbecue competition and more on Saturday. Tickets for the concert are $15 each or $300 for a table of eight and include dinner for eight. Tickets can be purchased by calling Katie Crumley at 770-297-5504 or emailing Individual tickets will also be available at the door. sss The Jug Tavern Squares (JTS) holds dances at the YMCA on Brad Akins Drive in Winder on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dancers from all around the state are invited to join and many dancers from other clubs come to Winder for the square dancing and fellowship. JTS has had a resurgence in the past two years and in 2012, and Jug Tavern Squares came in second in attendance at the State Square Dance Convention in Macon. “This is a lot of fun, in a friendly atmosphere and good exercise, too,” says club president Rainger Buehler, Club. If you are interested in joining the fun or just learning about JTS, contact Rainger or Twila Buehler at 706-6931922 or 770-265-1593 or


email raingerbuehler@ sss Winder-Barrow Football is presenting the 32nd annual Greeson Golf Tournament on May 23 at The Chimneys Golf Course. Team registration is $400 with $150 hole sponsorships and other sponsorships available. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall teams with raffle and silence auction items. Visit sss June 15 is the date for the 2013 Jackson County Brevet, billed as the largest fundraiser for Aplastic Anemia in the country. Visit www. for information on the event which has Atlanta Cycling as its official bicycle sponsor this year. Additional volunteers are being recruited this year to assist with registration, music, food pickup and to direct cyclists along the route. sss The Tree House, the children’s advocacy center serving families of Jackson, Barrow and Banks counties, is replacing its regular August fundraiser, Turbo Turtle Trek, with a new fundraiser on Aug. 24 at Crow’s Lake. A Primal Rush Obstacle Course Race, which is currently extremely popular, is planned. Save the date and visit the website for the race at www. sss Author Ronda Rich will speak at the Spring membership drive for the Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library which will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Kenerly Farm. Admission to this event is free and it is open to the community. Contact Dan Aldridge at 678-714-9796. You can become a 2013 member of the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library for only $10. The Kenerly Farm is located at 1688 Highway 53 in Hoschton.


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Online romance seems to be built on two broken marriages Dear John: Although I am married, I have done without love and romance for years. Recently I met Cindy, who has rekindled feelings that I had repressed. It is like a new awakening for me! Feelings that I thought were lost have returned. The problem is that Cindy is also married, and her marriage is also a disaster. I know that Cindy and I can appreciate each other more than our present spouses can. It would be a dream come true if we could get together, but we realize that this would cause serious complications. I talk to Cindy online several hours a day, and I get depressed when she isn’t online. We communicate more every day than either of us have with our spouses in years. She appreciates me. We know we won’t make the same mistakes or suffer the same abuse that we’ve experienced in our current marriages. So, what’s stopping me from being with the woman that makes me happy rather

John Gray than staying with the woman who is currently my wife? — Ready to Run, in Asheville, N.C. Dear Ready to Run: How about a little thing called commitment? From what you’ve written, you’ve both made up your minds that your current relationships aren’t working on many levels. Believe it or not, your respective spouses probably feel this, as well. Despite your hopes and fantasies about Cindy, there is no guarantee that jumping out of your current situation and into another will have any better success unless you first tackle the issues that have been raised in your marriage. Remember that you once felt about your wife the way

you now feel about Cindy. So do yourself a favor: Go into counseling before you make a final decision. If your wife won’t join you, go by yourself. You’ll get another opinion on these issues, and then you can make the decisions you need to make. Dear John: My husband and I have a big fight about once a month. During these blowouts, he’ll say things like, “Why do I need you?” or, “If you don’t like it, you can leave.” I’ve tried to get him to understand how hurtful this is, but he continues to do it. — There Has to Be a Better Way to Argue, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Dear Better Way: First of all, don’t take his comments personally. I realize that is easier said than done. In truth, these words are clearly spoken out of anger. In reality, if he had wanted to leave you, he would have done that by now. The next cruel comment

he makes, dodge it by walking away. Know that you don’t need to dignify it with your own anger or his tears. If you walk away enough times, he will learn that, in order to get his point across, he’ll have find a way that works for both of you. And that means modifying his behavior for the better. Dear John: My husband and I have a good relationship, but just one problem concerns me: He is a drug user. This happens whenever he goes out with his friends. Once, at a party, he used Ecstasy. Whenever I warn him that his use of various drugs may cause an addiction, he tells me that he is careful and that he is not addicted. He says he will stop, but I’ve already caught him several times. — Over It, in Spring Hill, Fla. Dear Over It: Although he does not want to admit it to himself or to you, your husband in fact already has a substance abuse problem.


Of course, this can lead to long-term health issues. Very few regular drug users think that they have a problem, and the idea that they can stop whenever they please is an illusion that most of them embrace. Ask him to get counseling for his problem. If he refuses, your choice is to follow through with your commitment to leave. If you do, it may encourage him to seek help so that he can save his marriage. This is a tough choice. Drug addiction does not simply go away like a bad cold. He is going to need some type of professional help to get past this problem. Dear John: My current boyfriend can’t seem to get my name right when he emails me. He will go from writing “Vicki” — my true name — to “Vicky.” I have brought this to his attention several times. This weekend, he even joked about it with one of my closest friends, yet he spelled my name wrong

again this morning. This really concerns me. Am I making to big a deal about this? How serious can I take him if he does this, even when he expresses real affection for me? — Vicki with an “i”, in Newburg, Ky. Dear Vicki: Of course this is a very important issue for you. Perhaps a little rhyme will jog his memory. Ask him to memorize this: “If you can’t remember Vicki with an ‘i’, then I’m afraid it’s time to say ‘good-bye.’” That ought to help his memory. People who love us remember things that are important to us. If he can’t remember how to spell your name, there is little hope that he will remember your birthday or anniversary. John Gray is the author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” If you have a question, write John in care of this newspaper, or by email at: www.

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The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. Doctors You Know. Care You Trust. The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: 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 experience 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 LPN or CMA (Previous OB or GYN experience) OB/GYN Gainesville Patient Service Rep (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Excellent customer serv skills, prev physician office & charge posting exp req’d.) Vascular and Vein Gainesville Pharmacy Technician (Must speak Spanish & English. P/T, no more than 20hrs/wk) Pharmacy 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 Urgent Care in Dawsonville seeking P/T Back Office Help Thurs-Sunday and some fill in hours during the week when needed. Duties include: drawing blood, taking X-Rays, giving injections, basic triage of patients. Applicant must be able to multi task and be able to handle critical situations that may arise. Serious applicants only. Please fax your resume to 706-216-8448

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Office/Clerical Carriage in Gainesville, GA is looking for a Sales Support Assistant. F/T Nights & weekends. Must have good computer and customer service skills, and be a motivated self-starter. Fax resume to 770-5350871 or apply in person to 2400 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA. No phone calls please

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Poultry We presently have an opening for an Industrial Electrician in our Processing Plant. Applicant must have industrial electrician experience with PLC training. Will be 2nd or 3rd shift. We offer good wages and a good benefits package. if you meet these requirements contact the personnel office at Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc 770531-5007. We are an equal opportunity employer


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Houses For RentUnfurnished ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS, Five Beautiful puppies, AKC Registered, Shots, Dewormed. Available for pickup on May 10, 2013. We are in Dahlonega Ga. Puppies born on March 15, 2013. (AKC registerable, initial registration papers available) We have two (2) girls, and three (3) boys left. These puppies are LIVER and WHITE. They are healthy, eating well and very playful. I have spent many hours each day socializing the pups with people as well as our other dogs. My cell # is 706-525-9987

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Apts/Homes. General Property Mgmt. 770-287-1456 www. House for rent 3 bedroom/2 bath with washer/dryer. $1,000 a month plus deposit. Pets OK. East Hall area. 770-5324166

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SIBERIAN HUSKY -CKC. Red puppies. Call after 4pm. 678640-6448

Small goat herd - 2 baeutiful Nannys, 1 young & healthy billy. 1 Doe & 1 weathered. 1 young Great Pyranese Watch dog. Make Offer. Serious Inquities Only! 6 Laying Hens- 1st year egg-a-day layers. $12/ each. 706-693-0099

4BR/2.5BA, in City, $1,200/mo. 770-5347596

GERMAN SHEP HERD Puppies CKC reg. 7wks old. males $400; Females. $375. 770-2870539

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NW of Gainesville 3BR/ 2BA Dep & Ref req’d 770-534-4333

INSIDE DOG KENNELS Goriilla Tough. for large dog. Pet Carrier- Airlkine approved. for pups or small dog. . Call for pricing. 770-536-7217

Sears 20 HP 42” Riding Mower plus 12 cu ft 2 wheel dump wagon. Automatic transmission. Very low hours. Both like new. $1,200.00. 706-3488590 or 706-969-2281

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with 54’ mower deck, 42’ hydraulic tiller and bagger. Good condition. $3,500 obo. Call 678-936-8279

RIDING MOWER Snapper. Runs good $300 I BUY Snapper & Craftsman Riding Mowers, not running, self-propelled mowers, not running and I also do lawn mower repairs. Will make house calls. Flowery Branch, GA 678-943-7436

Houses For RentFurnished

Homes-Rentals ApartmentsUnfurnished $599. MOVES U IN! Immediate Occupancy Brandon Place Apt 2BR/2BA $675 Flat or Townhome Spring Valley Apt Furn Corp Apt $950 2BR/2BA $675 up 1BR/1BA $625 Pools Now Open Jacky Mathis 678-779-2687 1 & 2BR Oakwood Cedar Springs. $550/ $660. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com 1BR. Nice. In City $525/ mo. 404-252-3325 3BR/3BA- All appls incld W/D, Swim, G’Ville College area. $750/mo 770-597-2919 G’Ville - 1BR $550/mo water/trash incld. No pets. 678-677-1898 Luxury 3BR/2.5BA 1900 sf. 820 Park St. $900/m. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital. 770-534-3577 NEWLY RENOVATED Townhomes for RENT$875/Mo. 4BR/3BA Call 404-812-8918 Oakwood - 2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $620$660. 678-357-5044

Business Property For Rent OFFICE FOR RENT 644 Banks Street 3 Offices w/Conf. room Great Central Location off Jesse Jewell Pkwy next to Advance Auto Parts. Multiple Mixed uses. Handicap Accessible. Immediate occupancy. RENT $950 mo. David Pierce 770-530-2771

Condominiums For Rent 3BR/2BA lake Shadow condo. Gated Commun. Garage. $900mo. 404216-6399 Going to school in ATHENS 2br/2ba, 1st floor, Brick condo for rent. Close to campus Would consider selling 706-769-0413 706-255-5043 No agents

Duplexes For Rent 3 bdr/ 1BA In city. Very Nice! $695. 678-6175073 CROSS GATE- 2/2 $680/mo. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com PINE FORREST - 2/1. $675 mo. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com

3BR/2BA Lakefront w/dock. Great Location $1225/mo 770-539-4400

Wheels Antique Cars/Trucks FORD 1966 Mustang Coupe, 6 cyl., auto, new int/bumpers/radiator. Runs. Comes with xtra 302 eng. $4000. 678-480-5421

Auto & Trucks Wanted ANY & ALL Available Automobilesw/Junk Etc. $150 & Up 770-654-5556

Autos For Sale

CADILLAC 2003 DeVille, 4.6L, V8, 123K, $5,551 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2003 DeVille, 4.6L, V8, 124K, $5,551. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2006 DTS, 4.6l, V8, 100K, $10,999. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR/1BA, pvt. lot, $100/ wk + $100 dep. No pets. 678-614-7607 3/2 White/Hall Cnty line. $150/wk; $400 dep. 678-617-9085 DBL WIDE, 3/2, on 1.5 ac wooded lot, $800/mo + $800 dep. 678-316-5338 REDUCED RATE Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N & S Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596

Roommates Wanted 4 PRIV FURNISHED ROOMS w/cable. No dep/util fee. $100- 135/ wk. Oakwood 678-6174492 Live In Housekeeper In Trade For Rent. Must have car. TV, Food, $100 salary/mo. 770-536-3708 ROOMMATE Hwy 53 West. Gainesville Cable/Utils incld. $365mo No smkng 678-438-2886 Roommate Wanted $450/mo. includes WiFi & utils. Professional Female preferred but will consider all. Just remodeled & private bath. 12 mins from Gainesville. 706-8642188 706-300-0131

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Recreation Boats & Marine

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

BASS 2011- 165 Tracker. 40hp, completely equipped, 2yrs old. Live well, battery tender, fish finder, Everything! 706-974-6691 Bayliner 1987 Avanti 34’ Cruiser. Twin Mercury engines. $15k 404-955-0102 CANOE Grumman. aluminum, 17.5’. Orig owner, out riggers, motor board, electric trolling mtr $650. 770-531-9394

RV’s/Travel Trailers VIKING 1995 Camper Pop-up w/stove. Hardly used. $1500. 706-865-6565

FORD 2003 Taurus 125k, sunrf, all pwr. Very Good Cond. $3400 678-200-0812

CHEVY 2011 Cruze LTZ, 1.4L, 4 cyl., 19K, $17,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 BUICK 2003 Century, good cond., 4 door, 136K miles, $4,900. 770-967-9222 CADILLAC 2011 DTS Platinum, fully loaded plus. Gray/dark gray interior. 27k. Excellent $42,850. Certified 770-531-1309

CHEVY 2007 Cobalt LT. 4dr, silver w/gray int. $5500 770-519-3123

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

CHEVY 2008 Cobalt 2DR. 4cyl, auto, air, $6000. 770-519-3123

PIAGGIO 2009 MP3. 400 ie-3 wheel. 2700mi, gar kept. Like New with xtras. Must See! 770287-3862

LEXUS 2003 SC430 Hard Top Convt.. 97k. Like New! Red. Must See! Asking $21,500/obo 678-725-3290 LINCOLN 1995 Towncar Limo. 6 doors. 66k. $4000/obo. 4 WHEELER Honda Ranger. $3500/obo 678-997-1241 OLDS 1995 Cutlass. Sierra. 4dr, auto, gold, 111k. Runs Great! Good Cond. $1999. 770-5364090 or 770-561-1372 PONTIAC 2005 Grand Prix GTP (supercharged) 168k miles, one owner, runs great! $4500 obo. 706-499-8094

Yamaha 2009 V-Star Classic. Mint. 68 miles $5,500 770-531-3324 or 770-519-7773 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

Import Cars

ACURA 2005 RL, 3.5l, V6, 111K, $12,999. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

HYUNDAI 2011 Sonata GLS, 2.3L, 4 cyl., 37K, $15,555 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2007 Escalade, 6.2L, V8, 80K, $27,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

JEEP 2011 Wrangler, 3.8L, V6, 17K, $20,777. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 FORD 2003 Expedition. Green/tan, 1 owner. 122k. Exc Cond. $7250 334-546-8837

MAZDA 2008 3 iSport, 2.0L, 4 cyl., 74K, $8,569 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

TOYOTA 2003 Corolla, 1.8L, 4 cyl., 154K, $6,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Motorcycles HARLEY DAVIDSON 2008 Sportster. 883XL, chrome & blk. 2650mi. Like New! Lots of extras. $6500. 678-488-2521

LINCOLN 2005 Navigator. Ltd ed. 76,400 mi. Very Good Cond!. New trires/batt. $12,500/ obo. 678-488-2521

Trucks TRUCK WHEELSMickey Thompson, 16”, 6 lugs, Classic. Set of 4. $200. Nerf Step Bars- 3” round SS, for Ext Cab. $75. 770-287-4329; 770-7188807

Vans GMC 1993 Van. V8 auto, ladder racks. Good work Van. $950. 678-617-5560


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The Paper May 16 2013 Edition  

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