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Dr. Howard is interim superintendent By KATIE JUSTICE

The Jackson County School System is now under new leadership. On Monday, May 20, Dr. April Howard was unanimously elected to serve as interim superintendent until a more permanent solution becomes available. That solution may in part be based on economics. “This is a wonderful school district and I’ve had the privilege of working here and serving you since 1999-2000,” said Howard. “I left for a couple years and I learned a lot. One of the things I learned is this is a wonderful place to be so I appreciate the opportunity to serve as interim. And I will do my very best to serve the community and the teachers and leaders.” Howard, who was lauded when she returned to Jackson County School System to

be an integral part of the currciulum team at the Central Office, is stepping into the role vacated by Dr. John Green, who submitted his resignation last week. Green’s resignation has been attributed a change in the state retirement law. School officials hoped that the law would be changed to allow full retirement benefits for administrators if they returned to full-time employment. The resignation came at a May 15 meeting which was advertised as a tribunal on a student matter. Board of Education Chairwoman Lynne Massey-Wheeler said Dr. Green was prompted to make the best decision for his family. “We do appreciate all the good things he did for Jackson County and wish him well as he continues his retirement,” Wheeler said. Green indicated he was pleased with the direction the school system was heading but

said much work remained. “The district is focused on improvement initiatives that will yield positive results for students and teachers,” said Green, who has been focused on addressing the system’s budget concerns, primarily personnel costs. Through attribution and adjusting personnel into what he called more appropriate positions, he has said he hoped to bring the budget in line. At the May 9 work session, a planning document was handed out for the proposed budget for Fiscal Years 2013, 2014 and 2015 showed that the system would be in the red with no reserves unless additional steps were taken to reduce expenditures. Green suggested seven teacher furlough days and 15 furlough days for the 240-day personnel which he referred to as the leadership team.


Road check = Awareness, arrests

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The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement officers from across Northeast Georgia had the intersection of Damon Gause Parkway and Highway 11 lit up with blue lights for a road safety check on May 16. Click It or Ticket! will be a major focus across Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend. The Jefferson Police Department hosted the training activity which resulted in 23 citations being issued between 6-10 p.m. See more at Motorists along the Damon Gause Parkway at Highway 11 were seeing blue – and lots of it – between 6-10 p.m. on May 16. Jefferson Police Department, along with other law enforcement officers, conducted a road safety check. During the check, a total of 367 vehicles passed through the safety checkpoint.

Of the total, 48 vehicles were traveling eastbound on Highway 11 and 59 vehicles were traveling westbound on Highway 11. Traveling north on Damon Gause were 136 vehicles while 124 vehicles were traveling south on the parkway. A total of 23 citations were issued during the road check and 10 were

taken into custody and transported to the Jackson County Jail. A dozen drivers were charged with driving without a license or driving on a suspended license. There were four charged with seat belt violations and one person was arrested on outstanding warrants. Seven other citations were also issued.

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Dr. April Howard will serve as interim superintendent of Jackson County Schools.

Commission readies election office for added responsibilities The Jackson County Board of Commissioners gave the nod Monday on its consent agenda to expand a part-time clerk position to a full-time Deputy Registrar in anticipation of the added workload coming from the Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration assuming responsibility for municipal elections. Elections Supervisor Lori Wurtz had requested that Tina Coe, who currently works in the department as a part-time scanning/imaging clerk, have her position changed to DRE Coordinator. Also on its consent agenda, the commissioners approved the proposed Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the proposed increase in the fares charged to those riding on Jackson County Transit and the operating contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the transit program. Approval was also given to the Airport Layout Plan, meaning the plan will be officially submitted to the state.

Memorial Day program to be sponsored by Legion post JEFFERSON – Juliann Watson will speak at this year’s Memorial Day Rememberance Service to honor the nation’s military men and women who sacrificed their lives in the nation’s wars and conflicts for freedom. She was selected to speak this year by Post 56 Legionnaires because of her accomplishments, patriotism and commitment to veterans. Memorial Day will be observed beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The American Legion Albert Gordon Post 56 in Jefferson is sponsoring the one-hour event.


Rivers Alive cleanup is Saturday By LEANNE AKIN

Volunteers from Barrow and Jackson counties are being asked to help keep the Mulberry River clean by assisting in Saturday’s Rivers Alive event. The area’s bi-annual Rivers Alive event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with volunteers meeting at 9 a.m. in the community room of the Braselton Police & Municipal Building to get instructions and safety briefings. The Braselton Police & Municipal Building is located at 5040 Highway 53 and the community room is at the rear of the building. “From there, we will sign everyone up for different clean up areas, give out trash bags, gloves, etc., and then carpool to those sites for trash clean-up,” said Yvette Wise, Environmental Specialist for the Town of Braselton. “For those of you willing to get in the river, please dress appropriately, rubber boots

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or waders and a change of clothes in case you get wet and muddy.” The May 25 cleanup is a joint effort between Barrow County, the Town of Braselton and McHaney & Son Erosion Consultants. “Rivers Alive is a great opportunity for the community to join together and help preserve our river network in Georgia, also to help keep nature and its natural beauty alive for generations to come. Groups from Winder-Barrow High School, 4-H and many others made Rivers Alive a success in 2012, and I hope the same for 2013,” said Matt Treeter of the Barrow County Stormwater Department. Around noon, participants will meet back up at the community room to have lunch. Pizza, drinks and fresh fruit will be available, and door prizes will be awarded. Donations and door prizes are greatly appreciated. If you can help, contact Matt Treeter at 770-307-3070 or Yvette Wise at 706-654-3915 ext. 1012.

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The Paper   | Thursday, May 23, 2013

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While $4 million had been shaved from this year’s budget, Green said it was “not enough.” He said the system is “overcommitted.” He got criticism for some hiring decisions made during economic tough times. Last Friday, Wheeler said some tough decisions are ahead. “We’ve got some challenges we have to face,” said Wheeler, relating to the $1.7 million shortfall the system is facing for next year. “We’ve been asked if we will we go ahead with the proposal. That plan has been voted on so we’ll followthrough with that.” Howard admits that Jackson County Schools have “lots of work ahead. We’ve got some significant challenges ahead of us, but nothing that we can’t work together and overcome.” At the school meeting, three community members took the opportunity appeal to the board to slow progress on plans to close South Jackson Elementary and redirect

students to Kings Bridge Middle, a plan which also calls for eighth graders in East Jackson County to be sent to East Jackson County Comprehensive High School. “Over the last 11 tumultuous months, our school system has been battered and bruised, and we need a time of healing, and a restoration and a rebuilding of trust,” said Angie Scarborough at the meeting. “I feel like if we plow on in the same aggressive style of leadership that we’ve experienced over the past few months, that we will continue the damage.” Despite community appeals, no changes were made to the plans to move forward with shutting down South Jackson and rearranging students. However, a plan to change leadership salary schedules was rescinded after the school board returned from an executive session lasting two hours. The board, which said it would take under advisement some of the other comments voiced by the

POLICE REPORTS Braselton Police ■■ On May 13, a woman reported a man making unwanted sexual advancements toward her. When the woman refused his advances, the man put her out of the vehicle at a Highway 53 gas station. ■■ On May 14, a Braselton woman reported her purse stolen out of her locked vehicle. Her purse was found on Silk Tree Pointe, and the only thing missing was $200 in cash. ■■ On May 15, a driver stopped for speeding on Interstate 85 was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance after admitting he had purchased drugs in Atlanta that he planned to sell to his friends. ■■ On May 16, a woman was arrested at a Flowery Branch bank after attempting to cash a check for $980 that she stole from her father. After the bank refused to cash the check, the woman had her brother attempt to cash a $150 check that was also stolen. The woman was arrested and charged with forgery and theft by taking. Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis alerted those attending the May 17 Breakfast in Braselton event about the fraud situation. ■■ On May 17, a woman driving on Interstate 85 southbound was arrested for a warrant out of the Town of Braselton after being pulled over for a lack of vehicle insurance and suspended registration. ■■ On May 18, a driver traveling in the wrong lane on Highway 211 around 1 a.m. was arrested for driving under the influence. ■■ On May 18, a driver reported another driver hitting his vehicle after driving the wrong way on an Interstate 85 exit ramp. The woman driving the wrong way then left the

scene. ■■ On May 19, a man attacked a woman and then got into a fight with another man after a dispute at a Blanc Way home over a stolen wallet. The man accused of stealing the wallet fled the scene, and is wanted in several jurisdictions.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■■ On May 18, about $700 in cash and checks was reported missing from a fundraiser at Traditions tennis courts. The stolen items were later found in a mailbox within the subdivision. ■■ On May 18, a tractor trailer attempting to turn around in a Highway 53 parking went off the side of the road dragging a rock into the parking lot and causing damage to the vehicle. ■■ On May 18, a West Jefferson Street resident reported her friend borrowing her car and failing to return it. The vehicle was later found to have been wrecked in Oakwood after the friend crashed it while driving under the influence. ■■ On May 16, a motor vehicle accident was reported on Interstate 85 southbound near the area of Exit 140 that involved an overturned vehicle. Both occupants of the vehicle had only minor injuries and the case was turned over to the Georgia State Patrol. ■■ On May 16, a single vehicle accident was reported on Lyle Field Road in Jefferson. The driver of the vehicle said he called his son to help him, and he drove to the site from Oak Lane. The son smelled of an alcoholic beverage and was arrested for driving under the influence. ■■ On May 15, a Whites Bottom Road resident reported someone dumping trash on her property.

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Jackson County Board of Education members welcomed Dr. April Howard, third from left, into the superintendent’s seat. Celinda Wilson, Tim Brooks, Howard, chairmanwoman Lynne Massey-Wheeler, Michael Cronic and Steve Bryant talk during the May 20 meeting at which Howard was named interim superintendent. three community members, was to convene Wednesday in a 7 p.m. called meeting. Wheeler suggests that having an interim superintendent could be a means of finding some monetary savings. “We’ve got to do everything we can to break even but we’ll look forward and keep moving ahead. Change is hard for all of us and we are in a different economy

■■ On May 15, a man driving northbound on Highway 129 was stopped for not having a working tag light. He was then found to be driving without a license and was arrested. ■■ On May 14, a complaint of a woman yelling led to her arrest for disorderly conduct. The woman and er husband were arguing and when a deputy arrived she told him she was fine because the “Holy Spirit was there.” ■■ On May 14, a man driving southbound on Highway 129 was for not having a working tag light. He was then found to have a suspended license and was arrested. ■■ On May 14, a single vehicle accident on Ethridge Road was the result of a man driving under the influence. ■■ On May 13, a Jackson Trail Road resident reported damage to her vehicle that she believes was caused by her daughter’s boyfriend on Mother’s Day. ■■ On May 12, a MLK Avenue resident in Jefferson reported his cousin stealing items from his aunt’s house, for whom the man had power of attorney. The complainant state the man stole pack of toilet paper that he gave to the neighbors. ■■ On May 10, a couple going through houses being built in a Jefferson subdivision at night were arrested for loitering and prowling.

Jefferson Police ■■ A Jackson County EMS vehicle was damaged May

than we have ever faced – at least in my lifetime.” Wheeler expressed appreciation for the financial guidance the system is receiving from Assistant Superintendent for Operational Support Jamie Hitzges and Director of Finance Betty Varnadore. “Thank heavens we have them,” said Wheeler. “They have guided us well in the past and we’ll look

16 when the vehicle being followed lost a tire which struck the EMS vehicle in the driver’s side door. The EMS driver unsuccessfully attempted to avoid the tire. ■■ A Jefferson mother contacted police May 16 after her juvenile daughter received harassing text messages with sexually-explicit photos. The daughter is a member of an Internet site from which the man, who identified himself as John Doe, apparently got her number and other information including her town of residence. ■■ Police responded to a May 18 call of a man striking a woman in the head with his fists in the area of Interstate 85 and Highway 129. Witnesses provided a description of the assailant and police located the woman walking on the northbound exit ramp. The woman said she and the man were arguing and he stopped the car and ordered her out. He struck her and then followed her outside the car and struck her again. She said she feared for her safety and that of her 9-month-old child who was in the car with the man who had left the scene. The female’s grandmother arrived to pick up the woman and said the suspect wanted to meet her at the Pendergrass Flea Market to turn over the child. The woman was arrested on drug and obstruction charges and the man was located with the baby, who was safe. Brian Kenny Samuel, 21, of Athens, was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol found in the car as


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well as simple battery and third-degree cruelty to children. ■■ A welfare check on a female at the Comfort Inn on May 19 resulted in the woman’s transport to the hospital. She had apparently been drinking vodka and taking medication and was confused with high blood pressure. ■■ The Drug Enforcement Agency was contacted after a traffic stop in which Officer Jay Parker and his K-9 located a CD case containing $8,900 in cash which the dog “hit” on for illegal drugs. Jamie R. Stewart, 39, of Greenville, Tenn., told the officer that he was going to by a truck in downtown Charlotte, N.C, and picking his mother up at the airport. Stewart was wearing a suit but had no luggage in the vehicle. His answers to Parker’s questions prompted a search for illegal activity. The money was seized and Stewart was issued a receipt for the bundled money. ■■ A driver reported a child had to jump out of the way of a truck which passed the vehicle stopped for a school bus on May 15. The video footage from the bus is being reviewed in an effort to identify the driver identified as a white male who failed to stop. ■■ A vehicle reported as stolen out of Banks County was located in the parking lot of Cream and Suga on May 15 by an officer on patrol. Police were provided with a description of the white female who got out of the 1991 BMW which was bearing a tag from

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a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. The owner of the car said her son and then her son’s friend had possession of the car. An inventory of the car found multiple tools, a pipe cutter, a Georgia EBT card and a flash drive containing a fake I.D. and a Georgia driver’s license. ■■ A Jefferson man reported his identity had been stolen. On May 12, he told police someone had charged more than $1,100 on his account in California. ■■ A Jefferson woman told police May 12 she and her family had been threatened with a gun by a former boyfriend. She said she gave the man her truck out of fear. She said she wanted the vehicle back and for the man to stay away from the residence they formerly shared. ■■ The owner of a Ford pickup truck claimed the vehicle was stolen while he was getting gas on May 13 at the BP station in Jefferson. The claim came after the truck was seen without taillights and brake lights and an attempted pursuit ended when the driver jumped from the truck in a Washington Street parking lot and ran. The owner called dispatch to report the truck as stolen while police were looking for the man seen running from the truck. Dispatch and police got differing stories from the owner but did not have sufficient evidence for charges. The truck was towed so the owner, who was brought to the police department by the Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy, was given a ride to Commerce.

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The Paper   | Thursday, May 23, 2013

JEFFERSON graduates celebrate

Jackson County Comprehensive High School top 2013 honor graduates JCCHS: Valedictorian Drake Corbin

JEFFERSON High School TOP honor grads Valedictorian: Julieann Watson Juliann Watson, the daughter of Bryan and Mison Watson, considers earning the title of JHS Valedictorian one of her top honors. Although, it is just one of her many achievements while attending Jefferson High. Watson was a member and leader on the nationally ranked JHS AFJROTC Drill Teams and Color Guard Teams, in addition to being a member of the JHS marching band and Spanish club. During her high school career, Watson was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the district honor band, has been a member of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, and has led AFJROTC teams to three state championships and a third place national ranking. Watson will begin her college career at Georgia Institute of Technology studying biomedical engineering, and her goals include having a career she loves and having the ability to travel. Her words to live by are: “Genius is one percent talent and 99 percent hard work,” by Albert Einstein.

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JCCHS Salutatorian: Erin Jenkins Erin Jenkins is the daughter of Randy and Sharon Jenkins, who says she most looks forward to going to Berry College and starting a career after high school. Jenkins’ honors include receiving the UGA Certificate of Merit, the Presbyterian College Fellow Award and the JCCHS Band Outstanding Achievement Award. While at JCCHS, Jenkins participated in a number of activities including varsity cheerleading, color guard, which she served as captain of, chorus, which she was president of, the Panther Pathfinder Mentors, Beta Club and the FIRST Robotics team 4189. Her advice for her peers: “Go after your goals, even if they don’t seem realistic and don’t be afraid to ask for her from others when working toward those goals.”


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Drake Corbin, son of Anthony and Paula Corbin, has a list of academic achievements that range from receiving a perfect score on the SAT’s critical reading and being named an AP Scholar with Distinction to serving as the JCCHS Beta Club president. However, Corbin considers his acceptance to each of the 12 schools he applied to his greatest accomplishment. Despite acceptance to Harvard, Yale and Columbia, Corbin will spend his undergraduate years studying history at Dartmouth College, where he will be receiving a $250,000 scholarship. “Attending an Ivy League school, like Dartmouth, is a lifelong dream come true for me. I can’t wait to sit in classes taught by some of the most renowned professors in the world,” said Corbin. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Corbin aims to earn a juris doctorate and practice corporate law, be awarded a judgeship and eventually run for political office.


Jacob Page is the son of Kevin and Lisa Page, who says his biggest achievement is having “presented [himself ] as a living sacrifice to God, and He has blessed [Page] for it.” Page, who plans to attend the University of Georgia and study Business Finance, has been the recipient of a number of awards while at JHS including being named an AP Scholar with Honors, a Top Scholar Athlete Awards, being a member of the National Spanish Honors Society, and receiving the 3-D Award. Page was a member of the JHS baseball team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Total Person Program, Beta Club, Spanish Club, and Future Business Leaders of America. His advice to his peers: “Focus on the present, give it 100 percent, and cherish every moment.”

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The Paper   | Thursday, May 23, 2013

OBITUARIES Mary Louise Radford Awbrey

Died May 20, 2013 Mary Louise Radford Awbrey, 86, of Auburn, diedMonday, May 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Awbrey; and her parents, Otis and Florida Alice Turner Radford. Survivors include her son, Jerry (Stephanie) Awbrey of Winder; daughter, Rose (A.G. Terpie) Etheridge of Auburn; sister, Florence (Harry) Renau of Eutawville, S.C.; grandchildren, Joseph Etheridge, Debra Martin, Shay Saenz, Meghan Awbrey and Christopher Awbrey; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 ,in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Baker officiating. The burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 270 Bill Rutledge Road Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Austin Brantley

Died May 9, 2013 Austin Brantley, 19, of Flowery Branch, died Thursday, May 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with entombment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Pastor John Belangia officiated. Born April 15, 1994 in Lawrenceville, he was a son of Angela Brantley and Tim Starnes. He was a member of Cornerstone Church and a graduate of Lanier Career Academy. Survivors include his mother, Angela Brantley and stepfather, Lefone Poole, of Loganville; father and stepmother, Tim and Michelle Starnes of Oxford; halfbrother, Jace Poole of Loganville; half-sisters, Jazlyn Poole of Loganville, Lexie Starnes of Oxford and Laney Starnes of Oxford; maternal grandfather, Tom Still of Michigan; maternal grandmother, Sheila Brantley of Flowery Branch; paternal grandparents, Kenny and Shirley Starnes of Monroe; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Brantley of Speedwell, Tenn. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, May 23, 2013

Walton Frederick Bratten

Died May 14, 2013 Walton Frederick Bratten, 72, of Clermont, diedTuesday, May 14, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 24, 1940, in Parsonsburg, Md., he was a son of the late William Frederick and Edna Mae Phillips Bratten. He graduated Federalsburg Maryland High School, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Bratten was a member of Murrayville Masonic Lodge No. 30, where he served as past Master Mason, and he was member of the Shrine. He worked in the poultry industry for 43 years, and was a cattle farmer. An avid gardener an apiarist, above all, he was a humanitarian with a great sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Ruenell Ellis Bratten; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren Bratten of Gainesville and Keith Sizemore and Patricia Monteiro of Clermont; daughter, Tana Bratten of Clermont; grandchildren, Cody Bratten of Gainesville; Courtney Brown of Braselton and Molly Sizemore of Aurora, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and

Roger Lilly of Gainesville; and many other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, 2013, from the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Anderson and the Rev. Craig Summit officiating. Interment followed at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland The Paper, May 23, 2013

Elsie S. Bruce

Died May 15, 2013 Mrs. Elsie S. Bruce, 78, of Winder, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence. A native of Elberton, she was a daughter of the late Will and Willie Mae Meyerholtz. She was also preceded by her husband, Eugene Bruce, and siblings, Pauline Drake and Andrew, Ken and Ralph Meyerholtz. Survivors include her children, Glen (Sheryl) Bruce of Gainesville, Ellen Tylerand and Connie (Jimmy) Rawlins, all of Winder, Carol (Mike) Chambers of Jefferson, Sherry (Rex) Carroll of Ellijay of Winder; seven grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and brother, J. W. Meyerholtz of Hartwell. A graveside service was held Friday, May 17, 2013, in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Carter Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Harry Myron Evans

Died May 15, 2013 Harry Myron Evans, 70, of Loganville, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. During his life, he worked for Alterman Foods for more than 20 years and also for Southeastern Freight for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Braselton Evans; and his parents, Jesse Myron and Gwendolyn Carrie Boyd Evans. Survivors include his fiancée, Donna Lewellyn of Loganville; sons, Scott Evans of Stockbridge and Shane Evans of Cummings; brothers, Larry (Frankie) Evans of Winder, Ronnie (Glenda) Evans of Cartersville and Gregory Evans of Statham; sisters, Pat (Bill) Peters of Fayetteville and Kathy (Mark) Mitchell of New Orleans, La.; and granddaughters, Anzlee Evans and Kealy Jo Franklin. The funeral service was held Sunday, May 19, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Henning officiating. No graveside service were held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Source Worship Center, 207 Martin Land Lane, Canton, GA 30115 or Waypoint Centre, 45 Eagle Overlook Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30523. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Lucille Frances Love Fowler

Died May 20, 2013 Mrs. Lucille Frances Love Fowler, 85, of Jefferson, died Monday May 20, 2013. Born in Hall County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Sanders Love. Along with her late husband, E.L. “Mark” Fowler, she owned and operated Fowler Auto Sales in Pendergrass and Jefferson, Fowler Country Store in Pendergrass and worked on the family farm raising chickens and cattle. She was also preceded in death by her son, Harry Fowler; brothers, Earnest Love and Clarence Love; and sisters, Annie Mae Benson and Clara Covington. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Interment followed at Pendergrass Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Robert Akin of Jefferson; grandchildren, Mark Fowle of Jefferson, John and Tina Davis of Winder, Robert and Sandy Akin of Nicholson, Melissa and Danny Exum of Douglasville, David Kirchens of Japan, Daniel Kirchens of Germany and Sean Kirchens of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jesse Fowler, Jay Fowler, Clay Fowler, and Summer Fowler, Caleb Davis, Colby Davis, and Cason Davis, Holli Exum, Adam Exum, Tyler Akin, Justin Akin and Bradley Akin; great-great-grandchildren, Lily Kirchens and Brian Kirchens; sisters-inlaw, Hazel Fowler Gee of, Jefferson and Alene Cruce of McDonoug; and many special nieces and nephews. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Academy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 716, Jefferson, GA 30549 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 23, 2013

Martha Stinchcomb Gaddis Garrett

Died May 16, 2013 Martha Stinchcomb Gaddis Garrett, 89, of Monroe, died Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was a member of Commerce Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James William Gaddis and Ernest Lee Garrett. Survivors include her sons, Billy (Glynda) Joe Gaddis and Charles (Sara) Garrett, all of Statham; daughter, Patsy Gaddis Gordon of Monroe; daughter-in-law, Peggy Garrett of Statham; 17 grandchildren; 41 greatgrandchildren; and brothers, W.L. “Bill” Stinchcomb of Watkinsville, Gene Stinchcomb, Randolph Stinchcomb and Tommy Stinchcomb, all of Winder. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Smith Memory Chapel with Pastor Lewis Gaddis officiating. Interment was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Charles Henry Griffith

Died May 19, 2013 Charles Henry Griffith, 71, of Hoschton, died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patricia T. Griffith; children and their spouses; Niki and Dale Karr, Ginger and Joe Spinello and Chase and Nicole Griffith; grandchildren, Kelsey Karr, R.J. Spinello, Hayden and Annie Griffith; and sisters, JoAnn Adams and Sue Phillips. Charles “Turch” was a lifelong sports fan and is featured in the Norcross Baseball Hall of Fame. He coached one of the first little league football teams in Gwinnett County. His hobbies included golf, gardening, baking and spending time with family. A small private ceremony will be held in his honor. Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming The Paper, May 23, 2013

Eric L. Hall

Died May 16, 2013 Eric L. Hall, 49, of Braselton, died Thursday, May 16, 2013. A memorial service was held Monday, May 20, 2013,

at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. The Paper, May 23, 2013

Charlie Kilpatrick

Died May 15, 2013 Charles “Charlie” Kilpatrick, 82, of Winder, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. During his life, he worked as a probation officer for Georgia Pardons and Paroles. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of Winder First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Winder Kiwanis Club and the Lions Club. Golfing and spending time with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were among his favorite things to do. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Smith Kilpatrick; and parents, Bryant Whitfield and Marie Kilpatrick. Survivors include his sons, Wesley (Harriet) Kilpatrick of Winder, Barry Kilpatrick (fiancée Tonya Wood) of Hoschton and Eric (Lisa) Kilpatrick of Olney, Md.; sister, Dorothy McBrayer of Canton; grandchildren, Brandon Kilpatrick of Greer, S.C., Brian Kilpatrick of Winder, Dean and Ella Kilpatrick of Olney, Md., Adam (Kim) Kilpatrick of Loganville, Leah Hannaford of Raeford, N.C., Jett Bowen of Athens and Jori Bowen of Oakwood; an great-grandchild, Joshua Hannaford. The funeral service was held Friday, May 17, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Tippens and retired Rev. Larry Rary officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Dora L. Nix

Died May 18, 2013 Dora L. Nix, 78, of Winder, died Saturday, May 18, 2013. Mrs. Nix was a pianist and organist for various churches and enjoyed reading the Bible. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, sewing and knitting, but is best remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pink and Effie Hogsed Ledford. Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Elmer Nix; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Laurie Nix of Cleveland and Brian and Angie Nix of Winder; granddaughters, Paige and Emily Nix; brother, Giles Ledford of Hayden, Ind.; and sisters, Bonnie Ledford of Warne, N.C., and Bessie Ledford of Murphy, N.C. The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Lewis Fortner officiating. Burial followed in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton with burial following at Our Lady Memorial Garden on the same grounds. Monsignor John Walsh of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta will be officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Born in New York City, N.Y., on Nov, 16, 1928, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in New York City. Rita Claire McGrorey was married to Denis Patrick Pearse O’Sullivan on Jan. 3, 1953; they were married 38 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, retired Army LTC Denis Patrick Pearse O’Sullivan, and brother, John Vincent McGrorey. Rita worked for The Great Lakes Carbon Company and its founder George Skakel, father of Ethel Kennedy. She enjoyed reminiscing about her time and travel with the Skakels and Kennedys. Rita’s greatest passions were for her faith and her five children and the occasional trip overseas. The highlight of her travels was a visit to the Vatican and being within reach of Pope John Paul II. The last 34 years of her life have been spent as devoted caregiver of her son Timothy. Survivors include her sons, Daniel O’Sullivan and Debra Townsend-O’Sullivan of Loudonville, N.Y., and three children, Alex, Daniel and Quinn Kerry; Bart and Tonya O’Sullivan of Murphy, N.C., and their son Mitchell; Dr. John O’Sullivan and Dr. Kommerina Daling of Gainesville; and Timothy O’Sullivan of Flowery Branch; daughter, Claire O’Sullivan and her daughter Kailey of Columbus, N.C.; and countless nieces and nephews from Ireland to China. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The St. Vincent DePaul Society. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, May 23, 2013

Rita Pettis

Died May 14, 2013 Henrietta “Rita” Morgan Pettis, 72, of Monroe, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was a devoted member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Statham. She dearly loved her family and she enjoyed reading, crocheting and her pets. She was preceded in death byer her parents, Henry Lee Morgan and Dora Murphy Stinchcomb; son, Jimmy Wade Fullerton; and husband, Charles J. Pettis. Survivors include her sons, Charles Lee (Tammy) Pettis of Lawrenceville and Jerry Wayne (Marina) Pettis of Monroe; daughter, Rita Faye Pettis of Winder; two brothers and two sisters; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Friday, May 17, 2013, in

Viola “Crick” Shoemake

Died May 16, 2013 Viola “Crick” Shoemake, 90, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, May 16, 2013. During her life, she worked for Carwood Manufacturing as a machine operator. She enjoyed quilting and was a hard worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Shoemake; and parents, Chester Lee and Mary Magdeline McDaniel Walls. Survivors include her brothers, Ernest Walls and Benny Walls, both of Monroe, and George Walls of Bethlehem; sister, Polly Leola McDaniel of Bethlehem; and several great-nieces and –nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with burial following in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethlehem. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 23, 2013

Willard Grady Thomas

Died May 12, 2013 The Rev. Willard Grady Thomas, 80, of Gainesville, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Harmony Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Roys, Dr. Barry Goodman, the Rev. Mike Owens, the Rev. Danny Strickland, the Rev. Mark Stroud and the Rev. Jimmy Strickland officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Born March 13, 1933, in New Holland, he was a son of the late George Thomas and Bertha Gilmer Thomas. He was saved at the age of 16 at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, and married the love of his life, Willene Peppers, on March 24, 1956. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday School and was a deacon. He pastored at Harmony Street Baptist Church for 27 years from 1981-2008, and founded Jubilee Christian Academy in 1998. He also trained and mentored many other pastors. Since 2008, he traveled extensively in evangelism, strengthening many churches and pastors. He was an avid gardener and golfer and also played softball for Gainesville Parks and Recreation, where he had the leading batting average one year. He also worked at Sears Department Store for several years, was a business owner


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CHURCH NEWS The southern gospel trio known as Georgia will be singing at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 1945 New Hope Road in Lawrenceville. They will be joined by The Old Paths. On the following day, Georgia will be at Homecoming at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Highway 172 in Comer at 10:30 a.m. sss

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The program will be on South Street next to the historic courthouse in Jefferson, and drivers are asked to avoid parking on South Street on Sunday evening and Monday morning. “A special invitation is extended to all veterans, active duty and reserve members and the families who have lost family members in our nation’s wars,” said Commander Gene Bennett. At the May 13 work session of the Jefferson City Council, Legionnaire Bob Stites issued an invitation to the community to attend. The observance will include


full honors for veterans, living and deceased. Activities will include posting of Colors by the Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC, the lowering of the U.S. flag to half staff and a 21-gun salute by the Jefferson Police Department Honor Guard. Brooks Benton will sing the National Anthem and Taps will be sounded by Michaela Thomas. The names of the 119 Jackson County servicemen from all branches who have lost their lives in wars since World War I will be read by Legionnaires. The Memorial Day Rememberance Service has become an annual event in Jefferson and Jackson County thanks to the ongoing efforts of the American Legion Post 56.

School is out for the summer. Teachers, administrators, parents and students look forward to the last day of school. As summer begins, many choices for children’s activiAn all-night singing will be held ties are available. NumerSaturday, May 25, at Mulberry Baptist ous churches offer the tradiRay Newman Church featuring The Bridgemans, tional Vacation Bible School The Pastor’s Pen StraitWay and Changed 4. The singing experience and will be starts at 7 p.m. scheduling Vacation Bible The church is located at 5970 School throughout the sumcould never exist were Thompson Mill Road in Hoschton. Call mer at various times. Many it not for the support the Doug at 770-534-0023. parents allow their children church gives to the overall to attend several different sss program. summer Bible school events Serving in my 53rd year conducted during the day Primetimers Senior Group will meet in the ministry, I know and also early evening. for lunch and Bingo at 11 a.m. on of many examples of the Some churches have reggenerous spirit and attitude Friday, May 31, at Hoschton United istration available online of God’s people as they dig Methodist Church, located at 12 at their web site in order to deep into their pockets to Mulberry St. in Hoschton. Call the know how many children make sure that a need is church at 706-654-1422. will be attending so they can met. Were it not for the OBITUARIES sss plan the correct number of volunteers who staff the day Continued from 4A materials to have ready as camp, VBS and other projthe students gather for the White Plains Baptist Church ects conducted during the VBS. owner and authored several pois putting together a history of Berthalyne Turner summer for the children, When summer came etry and outline books. He loved Died May 18, 2013 the church for its homecoming the programs would never around many years ago, the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Berthalyne Turner, 86, of Moncelebration in July. If you have any happen. There is not enough there was also the concern Braves, and loved to fish. He was roe, died Saturday, May 18, 2013. money in any church to pay old photos, news articles, bulletins that the kids would be also preceded in death by his A daughter of the late Rupert all the teachers, organizers or stories about White Plains Baptist bored. That certainly should and helpers who volunteer brother, the Rev. Edgar Thomas; and Evie Kinney Ruark, she was Church through the years that you no longer be a concern. in-laws, Willie and Alverta Pep- also preceded in death by her hustheir time to make sure the would share, call 706-367-5650. Added to the VBS, there are pers; brother-in-law, Lee Collier; band, Homer Junior Turner, and experience will be positive Items can be mailed to White Plains day camps, sports camps, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, daughters, Rachel Sims and Rafor all who attend. Baptist Church, 3650 Highway 124 swimming camps, overnight Gene and Eloise Brackett; sister- mona Mauldin. She attended Mt. It is true that we are resident camps and shortW., Jefferson, between Hoschton and in-law, Doris Hinds; and brother- Vernon Christian Church in Monblessed in order to bless term mission opportunities, in-law, Tony Peppers. Jefferson. roe and was a NASCAR enthusiast. others. Many times, the with an ever growing list of Survivors include his loving Survivors include her daughters sss blessing that can best be other events planned durwife of 57 years, Willene Peppers and sons-in-law, Joanne and Skip given is to assist someone ing the summer to allow Thomas; son, Chris Thomas of Denn of Hull and Marie and Phil in learning to budget in orEbenezer United Methodist for spiritual and physical Flowery Branch; daughters and Austin of Lilburn; grandchildren, der to meet their personal Church, located at 1368 Ebenezer growth of the students. son-in-law, Kay Qualls and Amy Tommy Porterfield of Hull, Stacey needs and the needs of their Church Road in Jefferson, will hold a When we look at this list and Randy Roys, all of Gaines- Helms of Athens, Sherry Mauldin family. Likewise, it is very chicken mull on Saturday, May 18, as above, one can only muse ville; grandchildren, Courtney of Portland, Ore., Steven and disappointing to discover a Relay For Life fundraiser in advance at the parent or child who Qualls, Kaylen Qualls, Nate Roys, Stephanie Austin of Fort Worth, that the generous spirit of of Jackson County Relay on May 31. would wonder what they Savannah Roys and Alyssa Qualls; Texas, Donna and Scott Lewis of the church has been taken are going to do this summer. for granted or misused by All-you-can-eat chicken mull will be sister, Ruth Collier of New Hol- Monroe, Marsha and Jeff Bland of There is much to choose land; sisters-in-law, Catherine New Bern, N.C., and Jonathan and served in the fellowship hall from some who could easily affrom and many decisions to Thomas of Statham and Viola Jackie Denn of Havelock, N.C.; 11 4-7 p.m. at a cost of $7 per person. ford to provide the fee for be made as to how they can Peppers of Lexington, S.C.; a great-grandchildren; and sister, Dessert, pickles, cheese and a drink their children to attend the fill their time with producnumber of nieces and nephews; Ann Mobley of Statham. summer event. will be included. Takeout will be tive activities that will be and a host of other relatives and The funeral service was held available at $7 per quart. a positive learning experifriends. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the chaRay Newman is Pastor The Rev. Tim Taylor is pastor of ence for the children. Memorials may be made to pel of Smith Funeral Home with of Macedonia Community Ebenezer UMC. Janet Geiger is team Normally, assistance is Harmony Street Baptist Church, Pastor Vada White officiating. Baptist Church in Braselleader of the Relay For Life Team for also made available for 1221 Harmony St., Gainesville, Burial followed in Barrow Memoton. Contact him by email Ebenezer. Call 706-367-4269 for more children when the parents GA 30501. rial Gardens. at are unable to pay full price information or contact any team Memorial Park Funeral Home, Smith Funeral Home, Winder or follow Ray on Twitter @ for some of the camp proGainesville member. 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There’s no place like a true original In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments. There is a picture on my office wall of Krystal No. 1 in a downtown Chattanooga storefront. I ate there once and don’t know if it is still there. The picture draws me back to memories when Krystals were served in a little plastic basket by ladies in white uniforms. The counters were made of stainless steel and the floors had black and white tile. Stools were mounted at counters facing the grill and looking out of the front windows. I have dined several times at the place where Chick-fil-A was created. The original Dwarf House is on Central Avenue in Hapeville. While it has been remodeled several times, I have a mental image of a younger Truett Cathy serving up hot food for workers at the Ford plant that used to be across the street. There is no place like the original Varsity on North Avenue in Atlanta. I went there recently with my dear friends, Jimmy and Quay Allen. We could have gone somewhere fancy, but there is something about this venerable old institution that is wonderful. I am old enough to remember seeing the late founder Frank Gordy walking through his famous drive-in. I can still hear the voice of the late Irby Walker who could say “Whadda ya’ have” like no one else. In Macon, one of those food institutions is Fincher’s Barbecue. The original location on Houston Avenue in Macon still has covered awnings where carhops once took drive-in orders. When I decide to have lunch with old Macon friends such as Steve, Joe or Ed, I always suggest we eat at the original Fincher’s. It is not fancy. The booths are well worn and the menu is on a Coca-Cola menu board that has been there for years. The featured attraction is the pig, a small

Harris Blackwood barbecue (need I say pork) sandwich for $2.28. While I shouldn’t, I usually eat two. My friends all have deep roots in Macon and immediately are recognized whenever we visit Fincher’s. I doubt they know my name, but the Finchers remember I’m from Gainesville. They are nice enough to pack 2 pounds of their famous ’cue on ice for me to take home. It used to be 1 pound, but I usually bring a second pound for my father-in-law. I’m a good son-in-law. Just a few days ago, Steve and I were eating at Fincher’s when “Big Doug” Fincher came over for a chat. He has been running the place since 1968 when his daddy, “Dude” Fincher turned over the reins. The family business was started by his granddaddy more than 75 years ago. Just a few days later, “Big Doug” died in his sleep. Besides being the undisputed barbecue king of Macon, “Big Doug” had another distinction; his barbecue was served in outer space. A classmate of his, Sonny Carter, was a NASA astronaut and arranged for a quantity of Fincher’s ’cue to go on the Space Shuttle with him. Sadly, Sonny Carter was killed in a plane crash near Brunswick in 1991. Another quantity of Fincher’s went on a later shuttle flight in Carter’s honor. Carter, incidentally, is buried in Gainesville’s Alta Vista Cemetery. If Heaven is anything like we think, I hope “Big Doug” and Sonny shared a laugh this week about sending pigs in space. I also hope they serve it there, too. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Where did Peggy Sue disappear to? When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone. She’d been a big deal for so long that her abrupt disappearance from sight was mystifying, to say the least, and worth a few gossip sessions, to say the most. After a while, I just got tired of wondering and tired of asking her whereabouts, so I just sat myself down to figure it out. Not to sound boastful but I’m pretty sure I’ve got the mystery solved. You’ll understand when I tell you her back story. Peggy Sue was something like six or seven months pregnant with her second child when the no-good rascal she had married up and left for parts unknown with a woman well known for such antics. There’s no denying that Peggy Sue had it rough. She, all “swolled” up with child as her mama liked to say, stood on her feet for long hours at the diner in her little town in rural Kentucky, waiting on both friends and strangers for

Ronda Rich tips and small wages. She was a woman to be admired. She worked hard to string ends together for her and the children and though it was not a leisurely existence, she got by. Barely. Still, she was proud not to have to depend on money from her parents or the government or even the kindly folks at the little Baptist church she attended as regularly as work would permit. Now, Peggy Sue was a storyteller of the finest proportions. She knew how to lay a story out in a way that was captivating, humorous and touching all at the same time. Though I can’t imagine where she found the time — since she was pretty consumed with finding a way to buy diapers and pay the rent – she wrote a novel. It was a thinly disguised version of the no-good rascal she had

married and all the no good that had come from her association with him. There are those of us who find art in the hurts of the heart. Peggy Sue was cleverly one of those. One of her customers at the diner knew someone who knew someone who was connected in publishing so he sent Peggy Sue’s novel off to a big book publisher in New York. She got published. It was a best-seller and soon got snatched up by a movie producer for a nice wad of change. She quit waitressing. Wrote another book. Made more money. One book brought in more than $3 million. To be honest, some of us (and one of “us” would be me) were simultaneously proud and envious. It looked so easy for her. The writing came easy, the money came easier. Soon life was rolling along and Peggy Sue, who had sworn that no man would come close to her again, got swept off her feet by some dreamy charmer and, suddenly, the girl who once had nothing had everything.

They moved off for a bigger town and bought a stunning house with a gated entrance. For a long time, I’d hear about her through mutual acquaintances in the publishing business but news of her slowly dribbled away. No one knew anything. She quit her agent, quit her publisher and, apparently, quit writing. “She made a lot of money. Doesn’t need to work,” someone opined. I don’t think so. My figuring is this: Peggy Sue is broke because when you’ve had nothing then suddenly you have a bunch of something, money disappears like butter in a hot skillet. Men who marry for money are like women who marry for it – they never stay put when the money runs out. I suspect her husband quit her and the big house is gone. Triumph, I have learned, turns to tragedy if you don’t watch out. 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.

Why would a rich guy sell cartoon ballons? These songs we sing along to — what do they mean? What exactly are we humming? And what point are the songwriters trying to make? Usually, I have no idea. Heck, I thought Neil Diamond was singing about some guy named “Reverend Eugene,” not “Forever in Blue Jeans.” Curious — OK, bored — I decided to dig up the lyrics to a song which I have never understood and whose meaning always baffled me: Elton John’s “Levon.” Below, in italics, are the lyrics to “Levon,” written by John and Bernie Taupin, for us to examine:

Levon wears his war wound like a crown He calls his child Jesus ‘Cause he likes the name And he sends him to the finest school in town OK, so this Levon fellow was in a war. He names his son Jesus, and he sends him to a private school. That makes sense, although I wouldn’t name a child Jesus. That’s asking for trouble. Every time someone stubs their toe and yells “Jesus!” this kid is going to be jumping out of his drawers. And he’s liable to get the big head, thinking all those hymns are about him.

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Len Robbins Levon, Levon likes his money He makes a lot they say Spends his days counting In a garage by the motorway OK, so Levon is rich, and doesn’t have an accountant. Got it.

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas Day When the New York Times said “God is dead” And the wars begun Alvin Tostig has a son today This is where the confusion sets in. So Levon is born on Christmas Day. And then the New York Times, on Christmas Day, said “God is dead,” which started wars? Actually, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said “God is dead,” – back in something like 1890 (I had to look it up). And it didn’t start any wars. And who is Alvin Tostig? Levon’s father, I’m left to assume. So Jesus’ name is Jesus Tostig? Urgh.

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And he shall be Levon And he shall be a good man And he shall be Levon In tradition with the family plan And he shall be Levon And he shall be a good man He shall be Levon Enough already. We’ll call him Levon.

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town His family business thrives Jesus blows up balloons all day Sits on the porch swing watching them fly Wait, I thought Levon was supposed to be rich? Selling cartoon balloons? I can understand being wealthy if you were a cartoon balloon manufacturer, but this Levon guy just sells them. Is there really that big a market for balloons shaped like Daffy Duck? And his kid blows the balloons up and lets them fly off. How is Levon making a profit?

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus Leaving Levon far behind Take a balloon and go sailing While Levon, Levon

So apparently, Jesus doesn’t like Levon too much, seeing as how he wants to leave him behind to slowly die. But why does he want to fly a balloon to, of all places, Venus? From what I hear, it’s very cold there. I guess the songwriting decision came down to: What rhymes with Jesus? Panama City – nope. Vegas, nah. How bout Venus? There you go. While the song doesn’t indicate if Levon is cruel or mean, it does give us one clue as to why Levon wouldn’t be held in such high regard by his son – he named him Jesus Tostig! If he would have named him Ted or Earl or Skip, the kid would probably love his father and wouldn’t let all those balloons go flying off. The point of the song? What does “Levon” tell us? Hmm, I’ve narrowed it down to two possible themes: 1. Don’t name you son Jesus Tostig. He’ll hate you. 2. Elton John and Bernie Taupin were on dope. You make you own determination. I’m leaning heavily toward 2. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Volunteers from Barrow and Jackson counties are being asked to help keep the Mulberry River clean by assisting in Saturday’s Rivers Alive event. The area’s bi-annual Rivers Alive event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with volunteers meeting at 9 a.m. in the community room of the Braselton Police & Municipal Building to get instructions and safety briefings. The Braselton Police & Municipal Building is located at 5040 Highway 53 and the community room is at the rear of the building. Come dressed to get wet and/or muddy. If you can help, contact Matt Treeter at 770-3073070 or Yvette Wise at 706-654-3915 ext. 1012. sss Meet the new operations manager for the Humane Society ofJackson County at two open house opportunities. Shannon Ferguson was recently announced as the new face for the Humane Society. Meet her at open houses set for 9 a.m to noon on Saturday, June 1, and from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. sss A community yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot of Braselton Prep, located at 401 Lewis Braselton Blvd., in Braselton. In the event of rain, the yard sale will be held in the Gym. For more information, call 706-824-0050. sss Attend the 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 please RSVP so the Chamber can have an accurate head count to the host to prepare food and drink. sss Butch Miller, who serves as the State Senator for District 49th, will be the guest speaker at the May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Braselton. The meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. at The Legends Clubhouse. President Jim Joedecke invites those interested in hearing Miller’s legislative report to contact him or another Braselton Rotary Club member. sss Ronda Rich is a Bestselling author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library spring membership drive on Saturday, June 1. A grant from the Friends of Georgia Libraries (FOGL) is making her appearance possible. Rich’s latest title is There’s a Better Day A-Comin, and it follows What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should) and the national

best-seller What Southern Women Know About Faith. Admission to this event which will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Kenerly Farm in Hoschton and is free and open to the community. sss Sponsors are being sought for a June 1 familyfriendly celebration of grand opening of the Braselton Community Improvement District’s LifePath. The grand opening event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June with a challenge for event-goers to get a card punched to represent visits to the businesses along the LifePath. The Lifepath, a multiuse path along Highway 211 and Highway 347, will provide a multi-modal access connecting The Village at Deaton Creek, River Place, Chateau Élan, Mulberry Walk and the Town of Braselton Riverwalk. sss The Relay For Life of Braselton-Hoschton will hold its wrapup party at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, in the Braselton Community Room. This invitation is open for team captains and team members to come celebrate the achievements of the 2013 Relay For Life. For planning purposes, RVSP to jkidd30066@yahoo. com or jess0985@gmail. com with the number of team members attending and how many members. sss The annual book sale on the porch of the Braselton Library will be held starting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Wednesday hours will be from 1-5 p.m. The sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. 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 The third annual 5K trail run, the Race to End Domestic Violence, benefiting Peace Place, will be held Saturday, June 8, at Fort Yargo State Park. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30. Registration is $20 (with T-shirt/ $15 without) on or before June 1. Register online at or download a mail-in registration form at www. html

sss The first Sheriff’s Summer Sprint 5K, benefiting the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes will be held June 8 at the Allen Creek Soccer Complex, before the Hall County Sheriff’s Office training center on Allen Creek Road. Register for $20 per entry by May 29. Register by visiting www. or call 678780-8322. Awards will be announced for Best Overall (Male & Female), Masters (Male & Female) and the Top 3 Males and Females in standard 5 year age groups. 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. 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 Jackson County Habitat for Humanity will host a 5K trail run at Crow’s Lake on Saturday, June 15. Proceeds will go toward Crow’s Lake is located at 155 Crows Lake Drive in Jefferson. Registration is $25 ($15 with no T-shirt). Registration must be postmarked by June 5 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. On-line registration is available at com. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all preregistered participants with mail in entries postmarked by June 5 and available as supply lasts on race day. Runners may register on race day. Contact Winston White at wwhite@tran-south. com or Carole Black at classicraceservices@gmail. com Sponsorships at $200, $500 and $1,000 levels are still available. Since 1998, Jackson County Habitat for Humanity has worked with 10 families in Commerce, Nicholson and Jefferson to provide decent, affordable housing. Through the acquisition of construction skills, financial literacy courses and the pride of homeownership, Jackson

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Jackson County Relay For Life is May 31-June 1 The 20th annual Jackson County Relay For Life will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the East Jackson High School football field. Relay will wrap up at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. The Cancer Survivors Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Survivor Hospitality Tent. The opening ceremony will start at 7 p.m. and the Luminary Service will start at 9:30 p.m. The opening ceremony is a celebration for all the people who have fought the battle against cancer and have survived. All survivors of all ages are encouraged to sign up so they can walk the Survivor Lap. Those who are not able to walk the Survivor Lap will be acknowledged during the ceremony. The Luminary Service will begin at 9:30pm and is an honorary service for the lives that have been lost due to cancer. This service features a silent lap around the track in memory of those lost. This year’s presenting sponsor is Jackson Trail Vending and Office Coffee Service, located on Jackson Trail Rd in Hoschton. The Honorary Chair is Sheriff Janis Mangum. There will be games and activities throughout the night. “Rlay is a great way to help fight cancer in our community and to show support for those currently fighting it as well,” said Gail Banks, co-chair of the Jackson County Relay For Life. Banks has been involved with Relay for years and encourages everyone to sign up and get a team started to support the fight against cancer. For more information about the American Cancer Society or to sign up for this year’s Jackson County Relay For Life, visit or contact Gail Banks or Kerie Rowe by phone at 706- 543-2240 or email

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MC Hawks end season in Final 4 BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Mill Creek earned the right to host the defending state champions last week in the Final Four, and crowned as the No. 1 seed throughout the tournament, the Lady Hawks played in an atmosphere that could rival other schools. They had the luxury of playing at home all year in front of fellow students, who showed up no matter how cold it was. MCHS may have been at home but they were on a different playing field when it came to their battle against Milton High School. The Ea-

gles have won seven out of the eight championships to ever be played in the area. They are extremely disciplined, they know where each other is going to be on the field and they know how to put up a lot of points, just like Mill Creek. Expectations were that both teams would put up large numbers but Milton’s defense proved to be too powerful. They won a lot of face-offs and didn’t give Mill Creek goalkeeper Jillian Wissel a break. Losing face-offs and turnovers were costly for Mill Creek in the first half. Midway through the first half, MCHS was down 7-1 with no sign of finding a way out of its scor-

ing slump. From there, Milton went on a 7-0 run and MCHS added one more score to the board before halftime. With just a few minutes to whip up a game plan for the second half, Mill Creek players were all ears as they listened to head coach Brian Williamson’s half-time speech. From there, the Lady Hawks jumped right out of the gate with a shot by Emily Hallberg. “We [came out of the half] a little fresher and Emily Hallberg made a good play,” Williamson said. Yet, it wasn’t enough to stop the bleeding. “They had a lot of speed and put

pressure on the ball [defensively]. We had a difficult time getting the ball down the field,” said Williamson. Milton went on to win 23-3. Comforting words don’t roll off the tongue as easily in a playoff loss and Williamson wanted his team to know the reason for their loss wasn’t because they didn’t play hard enough. “I told them that we were clearly beaten by a better team. There is a reason that they are ranked as one of the best teams in the country,” said Williamson. Giving a post-game speech after a loss was not what Williamson

wanted for his seniors. However, he would like to give thanks to the girls who virtually built the program from the ground up and turned it into one of the best in the land. “Congrats on a great season and thanks for always working hard and giving your best. The four of [you] have been around since the inception of our program and are terrific girls in school and out,” said Williamson. The Hawks have 10 starters returning next season, including Maddie Beck, Emily Hallberg and Maddie Peek. The Lady Hawks will lose Tori Windom, who was a big contributor to Mill Creek’s offense.

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Mckenzie Fagioli of Mill Creek High School, right, looks for an open teammate while dodging a defender from Milton High School in the Final Four game at Markham Field on May 7.

Jackson County gets big baseball honors BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Getting just one athlete on the AllRegion Team is an accomplishment, but having seven is certainly over the top. The Jackson County Comprehensive High School baseball team ran away with the post-season honors as four were named to the AAA All-Region First Team and three made the second team roster. “Anytime your guys can get recognition, it’s a good thing for the program. We expected our seniors and Nick Corso to produce and have great year,” said head coach Tommy Fountain. “It’s

clearly a good thing when you’ve got seven guys get post-season recognition with four of them being first-time varsity starters.” “Nick Corso was our table setter. He [was] a slow starter at the plate early in the year but he battled through some early struggles and still helped us with some really clutch hits, including a few game-winners,” Fountain said. “Then, late in the year, he was tough to get out. When he’s on the bases, it really causes havoc for the defense,” Fountain said.


Hawks place eighth in 7-A golf state title BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

After finishing second at sectionals, players on the Mill Creek High School girls’ golf team knew they were in the mix for the state championship. However, a mixture of nervousness and unfamiliarity with the course could be to blame for their eighth-place finish. Head coach Ben Hanes had his mind set on a number he thought the team could shoot but certain circumstances prevented the team from performing to its best ability.

“We finished tied for eighth. We shot 264 as a team which was probably about 10 strokes higher than I expected. I kind of had a number in mind and it was a little higher than that,” said Hanes. There was already talk that Lambert High School, the region champions of their conference, would be the frontrunner heading into state. The Longhorns had a handful of athletes with very respectable scores and, with that kind of depth, they were hard to surpass. “Lambert played very well.


Jefferson wrestlers remain teammates at Life College BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Josh Harris and Jace McColskey of the Jefferson High School wrestling team pretty much have it all. They both will leave JHS with four state titles and now they can officially say they are collegiate wrestlers. Last Monday, both signed letters of intent to compete at Life College, an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school located in Marietta, which just wrapped up its inaugural season. It was an easy choice for Harris who didn’t want to be far away from his roots. “I had a couple of schools looking at me. There was Life College as well as Northern Illinois [University] and a Division III school in Virginia,” said Harris. “I wanted to stay close to home. I felt as though Life would give me the best opportunity I could have.” McColskey hopped on the opportunity to extend his wrestling career with a teammate after a recruiter spotted them both in one of the most important matches of the year. “When I found out Josh was going to Life, I figured I could jump on that and have a chance to go to college with one of my friends. The [recruiter] approached both of us at sectionals in Dublin,” stated McCols-

key. Harris previously decided high school would be his last stop in terms of wrestling but had a change of heart after being contacted by Life College. “I realized I wanted to wrestle in college until there was about a month left in the season. When I was younger, I would think about it but in high school I got tired of it,” said Harris. McColskey, on the other hand, has his mind set on playing baseball when he was younger. However, he started wrestling in second grade, earned an individual state title this year and never looked back. “Coming up through grade school, I was really big on baseball. Then baseball just fizzled out. When I was younger, I took baseball very seriously but then I really started [to pursue wrestling],” said McColskey. Both have winning in their blood which is definitely something recruiters seek. “We know what it takes. We know how to train hard,” Har-

ris. McColskey agreed but knows reality will set in once he starts wrestling at the next level and he isn’t exactly ready to meet his match. He knows he will probably have a few more losses in college than when he competed at Jefferson. “I think we might be a little shell-shocked when we real-

ize we are not the best ones out there anymore,” stated McColskey. However, Harris has a remedy for that. “When you lose, all you can do is train harder,” said Harris.

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Head coach Tommy Fountain of the Jackson County Comprehensive High School baseball team will direct the sixth annual Future Panther Baseball Camp. The camp is scheduled for June 25-26 and is $35 per camper. Former Panther baseball players including Chase Dunlap, Tony Holton, Chandler Malecki and Kolin Zimmer will help coach. The camp is open to those in kindergarten through seventh grade. Call Fountain at 770-530-8975 or email him at

Whether you see yourself on the Jackson County Comprehensive High School football team in the future or just want to better yourself in the sport, JCCHS will hold a football camp that could help meet those desires. The camp is set for for June 1720 and first through eighth grade through a variety of skills and will emphasize every area of the game. Those who are interested can contact Harrison at bharrison@ The camp is $60 per person and includes a T-shirt. Athletes should come dressed in shorts and should on a pair of cleats. All campers will br provided with water.

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Panthers finish fifth at state BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

The Jackson County Comprehensive High School boys’ golf team finished fifth overall in the AAA state championship. Late in the day, head coach Warren Standridge said he felt his team would finish sixth but the Panthers ended up in the top five when it was all said and done. “The top five finish left me speechless. I am so proud to be there coach! I asked them to improve from region, put four scores in the seveties and close the gap on North Oconee High School and they accomplished all of that,” said Standridge. In their state title quest, Jackson County broke the school record by shooting 154 on the front nine; the previous record was 155. They may not have been successful in their attempt to win a state championship but they won

something so much greater. Five years ago, Standridge took over the coaching position for the golf team. Not knowing what the future would hold, he set out on a mission to put the Panthers on the map. Four years ago, he got a dedicated group of freshman to start a winning tradition. One year of success wasn’t enough for Jackson County. They were hungry and fed their desires by putting their all on the green at practice and during competitions. With just a couple holes left to play, St. Pius stood on top of the leader board. Many teams had already finished the day on the course but had to wait for other teams such as Jackson County and Ringgold High School to finish before they started celebrating. This competition was tight all around, and as the sun began to set, some golfers were still competing as a playoff round was

needed to break a tie. After sectionals, Standridge stressed that Jackson County needed to find a way to get 10 shots. That number resonated loud as JCCHS had been 10 shots behind North Oconee High School in the past. The Panthers focused on getting those shots, not only to get past NOHS but anyone else standing in their way. “We improved six shots from region and we beat North Oconee [at state],” stated Standridge. In the end, the Panthers were all smiles. There was a feeling of pride knowing they’d gone far. York Delloyd shot the lowest for the Panthers at 75. Jackson County will lose six seniors but will return four freshmen, three sophomores and one junior. “I think this team will leave as the most successful group in JCCHS history in any sport. I love them and I will miss them,” said Standridge.

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I heard Lambert would be the favorite as well as Milton High School, who finished second,” stated Hanes. Senior Katie Plummer shot the lowest score for the Lady Hawks at 82. In order to achieve the lowest score they were capable of shooting, Hanes said all the pieces to the puzzle would have to fit. Hanes said he didn’t feel as though the team had a target on their back, as they have a storied program. Yet, he did mention that other coaches approached him about his team’s performance and were surprised at the outcome. That suggests the Lady Hawks have built a reputation of winning. “Other coaches asked me about how well we did. I think we were hoping to do better. We were able to play a full practice round on Saturday. I thought we could have a good feel as to how the course played,” Hanes stated. “Planning can only go so far.

[Then comes the part where you have to go out and execute]. Golf is such a mental game. Being able to turn what you have done [in practice] into scoring [in the state championship] was hard for us to do.” Hanes said he is proud of the year his team had but speculates part of their shortcoming may have been due to losing someone they hold very near to their hearts. “In terms of the whole season, it was kind of weird. I kind of jumped back into coaching. I’m sure that was a change for the kids. I think they did pretty well considering the passing of their former head coach Bob Nelson. I’ve got to believe that is part of the reason. I hope they can grow from this experience and maybe some of the older kids can step up and grow into the leadership role,” said Hanes. The Lady Hawks finished tied for eighth with Dacula High School.


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Back row, L-R: A.J. Sibcy, River Bryant, Kyle Daniel, Colin Hubbard and head coach Warren Standridge. Front row, L-R: Ian McGaughey, Anthony Whobrey, York Delloyd and Thomas Whitley.

Freshman Coleman Barbee wanted to make a statement in his first year of high school ball .He may be one year removed from middle school but he made his presence felt on the mound to opposing teams all season long. “I can’t say enough about the year Coleman Barbee had on the mound. Coming out of last summer, he was going to be our No. 3 or 4,” said Fountain. “He took advantage of the time he had in the winter to get ready and simply passed some other guys. We had to have somebody step up like Coleman did to get us to the point we reached. Of course, the fact that he is just a freshman makes it even better,” stated Fountain. Second and third baseman Jacob

Banks, along with outfielder Ben Brissey and do-it-all athlete Chandler Malecki, garnered a spot on the second team. Malecki recently signed with Thomas University. It didn’t take long for recruiters to recognize his talent and the coaches who voted for this award saw it, too. Fountain also noted the job Banks and Brissey did in their first year on the varsity team. “It is also an honor for Jacob Banks and Ben Brissey to make the second team. Both guys had to be productive to give us a chance to win. We knew they could be productive. The crazy thing is both of those guys still have a ton of room to get better,” said Fountain. Chase Dunlap and Joel Ellis were also First-Team honorees.

Pankevich vies for kicking game for JHS football BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Spring practice has officially opened and the defending state champions hit the field with the sweltering heat beaming down their backs. Last Wednesday, the Jefferson High School football team held a scrimmage with fans eager to see the Big Blue in action. Before the scrimmage, the Dragons warmed up briefly in practice and it was clear that the kicking duties were open as more than a handful of hopefuls were at the end of the field going through drills. There are quite a few spots open as Jeffer-

son will have to replace a few offense and defensive lineman along with others but there’s something about being the face of the kicking game that has many vying for the role. Head coach Ben Hall hasn’t promised or declared any positions to any of the guys yet so the position is definitely up for grabs. Austin Pankevich, who is on the Jefferson soccer team, will challenge for a spot in the kicking unit which Chandler Schlutow effortlessly handled all last year. Like many soccer players, Pankevich is looking to convert into a place kicker in the fall for Jefferson but will still play soccer in the spring. The thought of becoming a two-

sport athlete certainly put a smile on his face but he hasn’t won the job yet. “Hopefully I can do it but there are other guys on the team that are pretty good, too,” said Pankevich. The kicking game, which consists of three components, grabbed the attention of Pankevich, especially after Jefferson won the state title. “I’ve never played football before. I am on the soccer team and decided to give football a try. Now that the kicking position is open, I thought it would be cool to tryout,” Pankevich stated. “Beating Calhoun High School in the state title game was really nice and the

way they did it made it even better.” Pankevich learned quickly that while it takes a strong leg to be successful in both sports, kicking a field goal isn’t exactly the same as shooting for the back of the net. One of the biggest transitions is getting the trajectory of the ball just right. “You have to get a feel for the ball. You have to make sure your aim is just right,” Pankevich said. The Dragons open their season at home against Commerce High School on Aug. 30. I It will be interesting to see who steps onto the field to handle the nail-biting duty should the next season comes down to a field goal.

Panthers sign on the dotted line

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From left to right: Colin Hubbard, Chandler Malecki and Chase Dunlap round out the 13 athletes that signed from Jackson County. BY LATRICE WILLIAMS

Jackson County Comprehensive High School saw its last signees of the school year ink with their respective colleges. Athletic Director Jason Holcombe praised each athlete for their dedication to the sport and making a good name for Jackson County. Their accomplishments have certainly drawn a large crowd as their peers crowded into the school library to celebrate with them. Senior Colin Hubbard, who is on the golf team, will attend Andrew College. Hubbard was a vital part of the

Panthers team as he finished as the low medalist winner at the county championship and went from shooting 60 to 41 over the course of four seasons. “Playing for Coach Standridge has been a great experience. He has taught me a lot and gave me the opportunity to play on this team for four years,” said Hubbard. “My teammates have been great. They helped me get through times where I wanted to give up. They have been a big part of my life for the last four years. I look forward to moving on and beginning a new chapter. Andrew’s pro-


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gram is pretty solid and they gave me an opportunity to go down there. I am looking forward to playing against great competition, improving my game and getting a good education.” Chase Dunlap and Chandler Malecki stepped onto the scene at the right time for the Jackson County baseball team. They helped the team break a 30-year playoff drought and claimed 16 wins

this season. “It’s been a long road. A couple of years ago, I started playing showcase baseball. I was working hard on and off the field. I started getting my name out there to the coaches. I went up to Erskine [College] to do a workout there and it seemed like a good home for me. The coach is really awesome,” Dunlap stated. Malecki finished this sea-

son with 23 RBI and 12 walks; he, along with his team, did great things for the Panther name and Malecki looks forward to adding more numbers to his stat sheet. “One day I was at a showcase at South Georgia College and I talked to the coach from Thomas University. I chose Thomas University because it’s a small town just like Jefferson. I didn’t want to go to a big school,” said

Malecki. “What we did this season was amazing. Chase and I set a goal back in the fall to help lead the Panthers to the playoffs,” Malecki stated. “Playing here was awesome. I have a great group of guys that supported me. Everybody helps each other out. Everyone here works really hard and it’s going to be a special program in the years to come,” Dunlap said.


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During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, I tied on a Habitat for Humanity apron but it wasn’t an apron to protect clothes from cooking in the kitchen. With the nail apron around my waist and a Women Build T-shirt on, I grabbed a hammer and scaled ladders alongside other women and a couple of men as we worked on the Jackson County’s 10th Habitat house on Lavender Road for the Sturdivant family. The work on the siding began after a how-to and briefing session and a prayer led by Jackson County Habitat for Humanity executive director Paul Brown. Paul shared some information about the national partnership that is Habitat. This is one of hundreds of projects a year that are under way annually across the country. Lowe’s on Epps Bridge Road in Athens is a partner with Jackson County Habitat thanks to a $5,000 grant which will also mean a series of six clinics – including framing, power tools, siding, painting -- being made available to volunteers. Lowe’s is the national underwriter of the Women Build program. I’ve known Paul for years through his volunteer firefighting efforts as well as Habitat work. It’s been 10 years since I last actively worked on a Habitat house but I still feel a sense of pride in knowing that the family living there has a

Instructions 1. Blend the strawberries, lemons and honey with 2 cups of water 2. Strain the strawberry lemon mix, add the additional 4 cups of water through the strainer 3. Taste and add additional honey/sugar if needed 4. Serve cold over ice and garnished with strawberry slices, lemon slices and herbs Source:

Grilled Ham & Pineapple Skewers Enjoy this sweet and salty appetizer that is easy and fun to eat. Ingredients

• Ham cubes (or slices) • Pineapple (pre-heat if fresh) • Skewers • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice (pre-heat if fresh) • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar • Ginger to taste

Representing Country Inn & Suites in Braselton during the Women Build effort on the 10th Habitat house in Jackson County was (back, L-R) Lorinda Howington, Kim Stratman and Brittany Thomas, with Veleria Farris from Habitat for Humanity International. safe place to live. They also know how their house was built because they participated in constructing another Habitat family’s home as well as their own. The skills learned on a Habitat build can help a family better care for their home when minor problems arise or there is regular maintenance to do. Something about working alongside a family member also cements a bond – something that makes me smile knowing that being my daddy’s little shadow growing up instilled in me an invaluable work ethic and some of the skills needed on a Habitat build. Joining in for this day’s effort was Bill and Darline Atwood, parents of the next

Habitat family partner. They were anxious to help work on this house as their family member will be getting the next house to be built on neighboring property. Also on the site for our build day was Claire Guined from Jackson EMC. She is a member of the board of directors as is Gordon Wilson, construction chairman, who was also working alongside us. Jackson EMC is a Habitat partner through its Jackson EMC Foundation’s Operation Round Up. Grant dollars awarded to Habitat come from the Jack-


Instructions 1. Place ham and pineapple on skewers. 2. Mix juice with remaining ingredients. 3. Marinate for 2 hours. 4. Baste on the grill 5. Grill until heated through Source: http://goodenessgracious. com/2012/04/ham-pineapple-kabobs. html

Greek Tomato & Feta Dip Serve this dip with crunchy pita chips, crusty baguette or slices of soft pita bread. Ingredients

• about 1/3 cup olive oil • 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced • 4-5 green onions, sliced thinly • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (see note)

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Brittany Thomas, Lorinda Howington and Kim Stratman from Board members Gordon Wilson and Claire Guined with Country Inn and Suites sported their WE T-shirts before pulling Jackson County Habitat for Humanity executive director on Women Build shirts and nail aprons for the work day. Paul Brown. Wilson is the construction chairman.


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Girl Scouts earn honors

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Beth Huffman, left, earned the highest honor in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award for “Opertaion Stop Child Abuse.” Troop 11944, some Scouts pictured above, won the Bronze Award. Beth Huffman of Jefferson received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia during a formal ceremony on May 5. The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. It recognizes the work of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, ninth through 12th graders, who have outstanding accomplishment in the areas of leadership, community service and personal development. Each girl working toward the Girl Scout

Beth Huffman earned one of the dozen Gold Awards awarded by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Gold Award spends a minimum of 80 hours planning and implementing a leadership project that puts the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action and makes a positive and last-

ing impact on her community. The council awarded 12 Gold Awards this year council-wide. Beth titled her project “Operation Stop Child Abuse.” She created two DVDs on child abuse awareness to be used at The Tree House, a resource center and shelter for abused families from Jackson, Barrow and Banks counties. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in the world. The Girl Scout Leadership Experi-

ence and award process encourages girls to discover, connect and take action on the issues most important to them. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. “We recently had our highest awards ceremony to honor and recognize those girls that have earned either Gold, Silver or Bronze awards,”said Jacki Gaytan, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia social media manager.




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MEMORIAL DAY Continued from 3B

• 2-3 teaspoons Cavender’s Greek seasoning Instructions 1. On a large platter drizzle olive oil until you have a thin layer on the entire platter. You may use more or less here depending on your preference. 2. Add the tomatoes, green onions, and feta on top of the olive oil. Sprinkle with the Greek seasoning to taste. 3. With a spoon carefully combine the ingredients. 4. Serve with warm sliced baguettes for scooping up the dip. Notes Fresh feta that comes in a block is what is preferred here. The pre-crumbled cheese is fine but a little more dry. Source: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything. com/2012/12/easy-feta-dip.html

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burgers If you aren’t able to handle the kick from jalapenos, feel free to omit them and add bell peppers or sautéed onions instead. Ingredients

• 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced • 1 Tablespoon choppedfresh cilantro • 1 Tablespoon lime juice • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 2 ounces cold cream cheese, cubed • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese • 1 pound ground rurkey breast • 1 Tablespoon olive oil • 4 whole wheat burger buns Instructions 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, half a cup of shredded mozzarella and ground turkey. Use your hands to mix together or a rubber spatula if you prefer. 2. Fold in the cold cream cheese cubes. Use your hands to form four equal patties. Be sure to press some of the cream cheese into the center of the patty. Place the patties on a plate off to the side. 3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for a minute. Add the turkey burgers and cook for about five minutes on each side. 4. Reduce heat to low, top each of the burgers with a bit of the remaining mozzarella, cover with a lid. Cook until the cheese melts, about two minutes. 5. Serve each turkey burger on a bun. Add some crisp bacon if you really want to take this a step further. Turkey burgers will last, wrapped in foil in the refrigerator for three days. Source: http://www.sarcasticcooking. com/2012/11/14/jalapeno-popper-turkey-burger/

HHAC set for June Redo, Arts Fest The deadline for second annual Jackson County Shoot Out, a photo competition in which photographers should capture the unique features of Jackson County, has extended for a completed application form to June 1. A $10 entry fee is required for each entry planned. Other photos may be entered and the entry fee paid by 2 p.m. on the final date of June 7, but the application form must be received by June 1. All entries will be displayed at Arts Fest on June 15 at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center. The photos will be offered for sale. The winning photos for first, second and third place will become the property of the HHAC. All photos will be judged between June 1 and June 15. The winners will be announced at Arts Fest and will be shown at Redo on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. The winners will receive $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. Photos will be judged on quality, clarity and the subject most representing this county. Questions may be emailed to or Booths at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival are available for artists of all genres. See information at The Quick Draw Competition will take place in downtown Hoschton on the day of Arts Fest,set for June 15. The actual structure to be painted will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on the veranda of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center at 74 White St., behind Hoschton City Hall. All


Continued from 3B son EMC bills which are rounded up to the next dollar. Those pennies add up for charitable organizations across the Jackson EMC service area. Partnerships with Habitat can find your employees

participants have 30 minutes to set up. The Quick Draw begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. No pre-painted or predawn work will be allowed. Categories for artists are Competitive, Amateur and Children (12 and under.) The outdoor event is open to artists of all ages. At 3 p.m., the completed art must be taken to the Arts Center veranda for exhibiting. The artist has one hour to prepare his/her drawing/painting for exhibit and sale between 5-8 p.m. If a painting sells, it must remain on an easel or wall for display until 8 p.m. The winners will be announced prior to the evening Concert on the Veranda. All paintings displayed will be for sale and eligible for awards. A volunteer at the Arts Center will have a ticket to be completed with the artist’s name and price. Proceeds benefit the artist and the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Competitive and Amateur categories and the top winners in each category will have a weekend show at the Arts Center the first weekend in August. Cash awards and ribbons will be given for the following Competitive categories – $200 for first place and $100 for second place; Amateur category – $150 for first place and $50 for second place. The top winner(s) of the children’s category will receive art supplies. Registration is required. The fee is $15 if received by June 1, and $20 if received after the deadline. The registration form can be downloaded on www. and

actually helping on a house as Brittany Thomas, Kim Stratman and Lorinda Howington, who work for Country Inn and Suites, did with us on our mid-week build day. They were wearing “We are the Community” T-shirts showcasing Country Inn & Suites’ commitment to be a responsible business and involve its workers in mak-

Lemon & Dill Chicken Skewers These are easy for party guests to grab and snack on while socializing and mingling, not to mention delicious. Ingredients

• 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 2 Tablespoons olive oil • juice from 1 medium lemon • 2 teaspoons dill • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Instructions 1. Heat the grill on medium-high heat. Cut the chicken breast into 1- 1-1/2 inch cubes. Transfer the cubed chicken to a bowl. Add the olive oil and lemon juice to the chicken and begin massaging the meat with your hand for 30 seconds. Add the dill, salt, and pepper, and continue to massage the meat for another 30 seconds. Skewer 6-8 pieces of chicken on each stick. Carefully pour some oil onto a paper towel, and using tongs, grease the grill. Place the chicken kabobs on the grill and cook for 7-10 minutes, turning the chicken over half way through the process. Source:

Summer Dessert Kabobs An inexpensive, easy and delicious dessert that is light and refreshing. Ingredients

• 1 lemon pound cake • 2 boxes strawberries • White chocolate • Kabob sticks Instructions Cut the lemon into squares and cut the tops of the strawberries and place them on the kabobs, alternating between pound cake and strawberries. Melt the white chocolate and add a little oil to thin it out. After the chocolate melts, drizzle it all over the kabobs. Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes and the chocolate will harden and be ready for serving. Source: http://theinspiredcollection.blogspot. com/2011/10/dessert-kabobs.html

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Paul Brown shares information about Habitat to volunteers gathered to help during National Women Build Week.

mailed along with the registration fee to HHAC, P.O. Box 577, Hoschton, GA 30548. The form and fee to may be hand delivered to Auction Ventures (3880 Highway 53, Hoschton) or the Braselton Antique Mall (5134 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA). Email or phone 770-540-1099. Redo to feature Danny Ray Cole Entertainment for the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council’s Redo on June 8 will be Danny Ray Cole, a talented musician who might play the banjo, fiddle or guitar while singing an old country or Cajun song. Cole is a member of the Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame and was voted 2004 “Musician of the Year” by the Atlanta Society of Entertainers, voted Top Male Artist and Top Bluegrass Artist for 2003 by Metro Atlanta Country Music Club, was the winner of the 1989 North Georgia Fiddle Contest. Set for 6:30 p.m. on June 8, Redo is a fund raising event for the Hoschton Heritage Arts Counci and includes food, drinks, entertainment and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers, may be purchased by emailing or calling 770-540-1099 or 706-654-2693. “We could not think of anyone better to add to our atmosphere of fun,” said Robbie Bettis, organizer. “Danny Ray performed last summer during one of the Concerts on the Veranda, and we know he will really add to our atmosphere and put everyone in a really good mood.”

ing the community a better place. Other hard workers were Sonja Sanders from Sandstone Custom Homes, Sara Hostetler, Jennie Hamilton and Veleria Farris, who works in the area of learning an organization for Habitat for Humanity International. This was, however, her first hands-on building experience but she grabbed a hammer and didn’t let the height of the ladder interfere with her work on the siding. Some partners are donors who help make progress on Habitat builds possible. Monetary donations or help financing construction materials or donating much-needed tools to build the Habitat tool inventory are needed. Currently, many tools used by Jackson County Habitat volunteers belong to Brown. Habitat would like to have more of its own tool inventory including hammers, levels, hard hats, measuring tapes, cordless drills, sledge hammers, claw paws, ladders and tents. Office materials are also needed and on

Habitat’s dream list are office space, a 50-foot storage container for tool storage and a 20-foot storage container to secure tools on the job site. Also needed: future building sites. Worksite hours at the Sturdivants’ Habitat house are 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Athens Tech and Aldi were slated to have volunteers working this week. Commitment to half a day of work is desired. Volunteers are also welcome at the Restore in Commerce during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. To find out more about how you can partner with Habitat, contact Paul Brown through the hotline at 706336-0061 or visit You can also like Habitat on Facebook. Funds are needed toward the 11th house and a June 15 trail run at Crow’s Lake is an upcoming fundraiser. See more on Page 7A.


Continued from 3B “We also had several girls earn their Bronze awards that are from Barrow and Jackson counties,” said Gaytan. Troop 11840 from Barrow and Troop 11944 earned Bronze awards. The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Junior may earn. In order to achieve this award, a girl must complete a Girl Scout Junior Journey, build a team of Girl Scout Juniors, find an issue in their community that they care about, and plan and carry out a project that addresses their issue. By earning the Bronze Award, Girl Scout Juniors broaden their understanding of themselves and the wider world, and educate and inspire others to act. The suggested time commitment is 20 hours for each girl. Barrow County Troop 11840 was honored for their project, “Barrow County Food Drive.” Scouts are Sanaria Baughns, Daisia Fryer, Meagan Lumley, Nollah Lyles, Leeanna Strickland and Casey Willis. Jackson County Troop 11944 was hon-

Beth Huffman with her parents at the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia ceremony. ored for the project, “Helping Women in Need.” The girls collected personal care items and donated a bench and flowers to the Women’s Shelter of Jackson/Barrow County. Members of

the troop are Kate Criscolo, Gabrielle Criscolo, Marin Davidson, Andie Ellett, Grace Henley, Logan Knight, Haley McMenerry, McKenna Sheffield, Abbie Venable and Lexi Williamson.

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Citizen of Year Jim Scott working to grow JCCO By KATIE GRIFFIN

the Rev. Barnes. Scott said he feels that the churches have a role that he hopes to see fulfilled in uniting citizens in this comJim Scott, the Jackson County Area munity. Scott is a Deacon at St. Paul First Chamber of Commerce 2012 Citizen of the Baptist Church in Jefferson and firmly beYear Award winner, is President of the lieves in the power of prayer in his home Jackson County Community Outreach, a and community. non-profit organization that gives the most The Jackson County Community Outscholarships to high school seniors in this reach gives three annual scholarships to county. students at each high school in Jackson Scott retired from the County, and will donate United States Air Force in $14,000 in scholarships this Franklin, Ky., and moved to year. upstate New York to work The non-profit, 501(c)(3) in logistics. He was quickly tax exempt organization promoted and moved to Nihosts an annual achieveagara Falls, N.Y., where he ment award banquet. would soon learn of a posi“All proceeds from the tion at TenCate Nicolon in banquet are given toward Pendergrass. He and his scholarships so we have to wife, Betty J., and his middle have fundraisers throughout son, Daryl, moved to Comthe year to pay for the cost merce in 1996. He worked of the banquet as well as the there for three and a half cost to run the organization” years before retiring. His Jim Scott was honored ear- said Scott. He said he was oldest son, Derrick, lives in lier this year when he was very pleased with the outBuffalo, N.Y., and his young- named Citizen of the Year come of last year’s banquet est son, James III, lives in by the Jackson County Area and is looking forward to this Las Vegas, Nev. year’s banquet. Upon moving to Com- Chamber of Commerce. Since 1998, 107 scholarmerce, Scott immediately ships have been awarded, felt that Jackson County would be his new totaling $107,500. They also host a countyhome and loved the convenience of coun- wide Essay Contest which has given out try living that was so close to the city. He $5,675 in awards since the year 2000. The was the Secretary of JCCO the year it was organization welcomes regular and assofounded, 1998, and was chosen President ciate members and meetings are held the of the organization in the year 2000. From first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the very beginning, Scott and the JCCO’s the Commerce Northridge Medical Center focus has been enriching the lives of young Conference Room. people by encouraging higher education, The Jackson County Community Outeconomic growth and citizen community reach is always in need of volunteers. They involvement. need judges who can read and edit the esScott has always had a passion for volun- says for the essay contest; they need help teering and giving back to his community. in interviewing scholarship applicants; and “I believe in community service, and they always need help setting up and cleanI think we should do all we can while we ing up for the award banquet. can,” said Scott. Being a very hard worker, This year’s award banquet is Dec. 14 at he says that he does not expect others to the Jefferson Civic Center. The cost to rework as hard as he does, but he appreciates serve a table for eight is $300. Individual all the help he and JCCO can get. seats cost $30 and walk-ins are welcome. The organization is currently accepting For more information about the banquet new members to the organization and have or if you wish to volunteer or support JCCO, several exciting things they are planning contact Jim Scott by phone at 706-335-3367 for 2014; one of which is a faith-based ini- or by email at tiative that includes JCCO partnering with For The Paper

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Candles were lit by Pendergrass Chief Robert Larocque, Braselton Assistant Chief Lou Solis and Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum in memory of fallen Jackson County law enforcement officers Chris Ruse, Todd Helcher, Sheriff Clifford Barber and Eddie Roe Evans. Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman, far right, has lost a number of friends and law enforcement officers whom he worked alongside during his career.

Fallen peace officers are remembered at service By FARAH BOHANNON

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Law enforcement officers, friends, family and loved ones gathered at Living Word Church in Jefferson for a very special program on May 14. This is a program that Jefferson Police Chief Wirthman holds near and dear to his heart. It is a time to reflect — to remember fallen officers. It is a time to remember that these men and women were not just officers of the law, but fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends, husbands and wives. They risked and lost their own lives while protecting others. As Pastor Mark Mobley, who also serves as a member of the Jefferson City Council, said during the sermon, “This is not just a job. This is not about the paychecks.” It is a job that makes these brave men and women become different people than they used to be — people who are willing to protect others no matter what. Chief Wirthman stated this is the sixth annual Jackson County Law Enforcement Memorial Service and he is pleased to see that attendance grows each year. This year, the service was moving and allowed attendants to really remember the ones who lost their lives. The service began with Tammy Babb singing the National Anthem, followed by the Presentation of Colors by the Jefferson High School Junior ROTC. The Folding of the Flag was performed by the Jefferson Police Memorial Honor Guard. Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner warmly welcomed everyone to the service, which was followed by readings from the New and Old Testament by Pastor/Chaplain Brian Stowe, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Pastor Wade Lott and Jefferson Police Officer and preacher Fred Wilson. This geared up the audience for the moving speech by Chief Wirthman and sermon by Pastor Mobley. Both discussed how truly important law enforcement officers are and how grateful they are for the sacrifice. Mobley discussed typical behavior and reactions of human beings when faced with a frightening situation, such as loud noises. It is human nature to duck and cover when faced with

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Alex Irving played “Amazing Grace.” something like this, but Mobley states that these trained officers’ new instinct is to protect — just like the man who tried to block the bullets shot during the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt. After the sermon, candles were lit by Jackson County Sheriff Janice Mangum, Braselton Assistant Chief Lou Solis and Pendergrass Police Chief Robert Larocque in honor of the fallen officers. Jackson County law enforcement officers who made the supreme sacrifice when they were killed in the line of duty were Sheriff Clifford Barber, Deputy Eddie Roe Evans, Braselton Police Officer Todd Helcher and Pendergrass Police Officer Chris Ruse. Forty law enforcement officers have already lost their lives in the line of duty this year. “One is too many,” said Mobley. Alex Irving played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes. The service concluded with the Jefferson Police Memorial Honor Guard’s TwentyOne Gun Salute, the Sounding of Taps by Thomas Clark, the Retiring of the Colors by the Jefferson High School JROTC and lastly, the benediction. It was a beautiful and moving service that Chief Wirthman is proud to have. He hopes to fill up Living Word Church completely within the next few years.

Pre-disaster mitigation plans being updated A public hearing will be held for the Jackson County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update on at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Jackson County Fire Training Center, located at 64 Fowler Drive in Jefferson. The purpose of this hearing will be to present a draft for the Plan Update to citizens and to obtain feedback prior to submission to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). The draft is available for download by visiting the Jackson County government website. Comments

Sheriff Mangum speaks to Braselton Woman’s Club By KATIE JUSTICE

With four months on the job, Sheriff Janis Mangum has been one busy woman, but she made time last week to visit with citizens helping them to understand exactly what her job entails. The Braselton Women’s Club featured Mangum as a guest speaker at its May 1 meeting. Mangum, the only current female sheriff in the state, spoke about the value of the community impacting her role as sheriff. Mangum has worked in law enforcement for 2 7 years, the last 24 of which have been with Jackson County. “I worked for Sheriff [Stan] Evans for the whole 24 years,” she said. “He had confidence in me and allowed me to work every

in every division,” said Mangum, who notes it was never truly her plan to run for sheriff. “I was so concerned that somebody would get the office of sheriff and they wouldn’t care about the needs of the people,” she said of her reason for running for office. Her concern for the citizens of Jackson County is not only what led her into office, but it is also much of what has kept her busy during her four months on the job. Thus far, Mangum has started several programs and efforts to ensure the safety and awareness of the general public. She has initiated a Facebook page and e-mail system to help alert citizens of what’s going on, both good and bad. “We’re reaching out to

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zens to reach out to the sheriff’s office with any questions or concerns. She also encourages citizens to consider visiting the sheriff’s office and jail. “It’s your sheriff’s office and jail. We pay for it as taxpayers, so I invite you to come out and see it,” she said, although she does ask citizens call or e-mail first to schedule a time to visit. In her role as sheriff, Mangum is responsible for 171 county employees that include 47 deputies and 69 fulltime jailers. She is also accountable for inmates and conditions within the jail.

on the draft Plan Update will be accepted through Monday, June 10. Questions concerning the Jackson County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update should be directed to Dave Van De Weghe, Principal Planner, by calling 706369-5650 or by emailing The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management held its public meeting Monday to discuss its hazard mitigation plan.

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Both must commit for a relationship to move forward Dear John: I have been with Adam for over three years. Our relationship runs hot and cold. We both have children from prior marriages, and we have set schedules with our spouses concerning the children, but sometimes that doesn’t work. For example, if Adam’s son calls and asks if his dad can get him for the day, even if we have already made plans for just the two us, Adam will say yes to his son, despite the fact that our time together is already limited. His son is a great kid, and I don’t mind spending time with him, but I would like to spend time with Adam alone. Adam has pretty much said that his son comes first, and of course I understand this. He has also told me that he is going to be selfish about himself and his son, and I can always expect to come in second. I would very much like to save our relationship, but right now it hurts me that my emotional needs

John Gray don’t seem important to Adam. I have to talk to him about this, but he says he is sick and tired about talking about this same issue. He always seems to break promises. He always reminds me that he is not an affectionate person and this is who he is! — Looking for Hope in Jamestown, N.Y. Dear Looking: Adam’s made it quite clear that his first priorities are his children, and you say you’ve accepted this. Sure, the child can take advantage of this hold he has over his father, especially if his father refuses to set boundaries. By failing to do so, this will affect any current or future relationship Adam may have. Right now, as it pertains to his relationship with

you, this does not seem to concern Adam. You cannot move a relationship to a more committed level if both of you don’t want to go there. Your choices: Learn to accept this, or find someone who can and will give you the time and attention you deserve. Dear John: Having been one myself, I’ve always been attracted to poor artist types. Finally, I had enough of that lifestyle, and now I work nearly full time as a teacher. The pay is OK, so I’m finally able to buy furniture, go away once in a while and save to one day buy a home. You once said that, “you shouldn’t hold a man’s wallet against him, be it empty or full,” I felt I had to write why that would be an issue in some relationships. You see, I’ve been willing to do what’s necessary to have a family. Although every man I’ve been involved with wanted to have children, many were not in a

financial situation for that to be possible. Before, I considered their future financial potential reason enough to stick it out, but, now that I am 37, I feel that the future is now. I don’t need a man with golden pockets, but I do need one who has enough foresight and focus that his current income will provide a decent family life. I prefer modest consumer habits, but homes do cost something and so does raising children. I just want to speak up for the other side on this issue. — Money Matters in Bangor, Maine Dear Money Matters: As we move through life, our personal priorities change, including what we look for in a mate. You are at a stage of life in which home and children are important. You’re right: If you are going to find someone who is of like-mind, you may have to look at men that are at the stage of life in which these, too, are their goals, and they have the finances to support it. You don’t have to live like


Van Gogh to appreciate and respect art. Good luck in finding a guy who has it all: his financial bearings, the desire for children and an artist’s sensibility. He’s out there, and the more social settings you place yourself in, the better your chance will be of finding the right guy for the life you want to live. Dear John: Recently I had an appointment with my physician, whom I’ve had for several years. The examination seemed to be a little more intimate this time. It felt wrong, yet, at the same time, wonderful! Now I can’t seem to get my doctor off my mind. I know he’s been wondering about me, as well. Neither one of us is married; I’d like to pursue this hunch. — What’s Up, Doc? in Roswell, Ga. Dear What’s Up? I have to caution you that many women either fantasize or develop intimate attachments to their doctors. After all, he sees you as

few men do. That’s not to say that there wasn’t some chemistry between the two of you. If you want to follow up on this feeling, it’s only fair to both of you that you first discontinue being his patient. Of course, if it turns out you were wrong, you will lose him as a doctor. Before making this decision, you may want to check out his availability. Ask him to meet you for a cup of coffee. While making conversation, you can ask what he did over the weekend, and then ask if he shared that experience with someone who is special to him. If he also feels this attraction, there is a good chance you’ll find out. If your hunch is right, let him know that you are switching doctors, and then let fate take its course. John Gray is the author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” If you have a question, visit www.mars

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General Sales Agents ASST. MGR & ROUTE SALES at our Cornelia store. Good hourly + comm + OT+ FT benefits after 6 mos. (vac, 401k + health ins). + co. vehicle. Must have perfect MVR, & previous retail Mgt exp. Some heavy lifting. We are a drug, dip, smoke & chew free workplace. Fax, email or mail resume or see John, M-F, noon -6p. @ Office Pro’s, 2121 Browns Bridge Rd., G’Ville,GA 30501. Fax: 770-287-3866 Email: theofficepros@ charter .net

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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 Pharmacy Technician (Must speak Spanish & English. P/T, no more than 20hrs/wk) Pharmacy Gainesville Front Off. Check In (F/T; Insurance knowledge a plus) Orthopaedics Gainesville All positions are full time unless noted. Full-time employees may be eligible for paid days off, health insurance and a generous retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience. Previous medical office experience preferred. Spanish/English skills desirable. Interested candidates may submit resumes via fax to 770535-7445 Attn: Employment E-mail to: HR@longstreet or complete an application at 725 Jesse Jewel Pkwy., Suite 270, Gainesville, GA 30501. for additional info about the Longstreet Clinic, P.C., please visit our website: www. longstreetclinic. com

Misc. Help Wanted Carriage Nissan, in Gainesville GA is looking for a full time Greeter/ Porter. Good MVR. Apply in person to 2400 Browns Bridge Rd. No phone calls please CITY SERVICES POSITION/ Category II The City of Lula is currently accepting applications for a position working as City Services Employee II position seeking an individual with previous experience and background in maintenance and rehabilitation of water & waste water transmission. A City Service Position has a broad range of responsibilities relative to the needs of the citizens of the

city including but not limited to: yard maintenance, solid waste collection, road and street maintenance; such a position has physical requirements and can require individuals to work varying shifts including, weeknights, weekends and holidays. Consideration for interviews will only be given to qualified individuals. Compensation is comparative to experience and budget limitations. The ideal candidate will have a stable employment record, good driving record, CDL issued GA license, spotless criminal back-ground, clean drug screening. Resumes and application can be submitted to the attention of City of Lula, City Manager, P.O. Box 99, 6055 Main St, Lula Georgia 30554. Applications will be accepted thru May 31st or until position is filled. Resume may also be submitted by Fax to 770869-1299 and email to No Phone Calls Please. DO YA! DO YA! DO YA! Wanna Dance No Experience Needed Call Sunny or Kaylee 770-536-3759 Top of Gainesville DRIVERS & DRIVER’S HELPERS Be at least 21 yrs of age with valid D/L and good driving recod. Co. vehicle provided. Earn up to $15/hr on average. Call for interview 678456-9189

Office/Clerical CUSTOMER SERVICE Must have prior exp in call center. Adv. Computer skills, Word/ Excel/Lotus Notes. SAP helpful. Heavy phone, professional voice w/ positive customer interaction. Heavy incoming- outgoing email correspondence. Tracking customer orders, issuing credits. Must work cohesively & professionally w/Team . Resume to: gbugg@

Production Manufacturing FOREMAN *Medical *Dental* *Insurance *Profit Sharing *Good Pay Growing plastics company needs Foreman for 3rd shift; 11:00pm - 7am. Plastics extrusion experience required. 15 min from Mall of GA. Email to or call 800-562-3626 for appt. PMI - Hoschton, GA Want to work for a great company in Buford! We are now accepting applications for placement on assignment located at MAKITA CORP. OF AMERICA Positions available include: Assembly/Loading & General Warehouse Must be able to work M-F, 7am-4pm. Must have 6 months experience working in a fast-paced production/assembly environment. Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background and drug screen test and provide two past employment references. Apply online at www.selectstaffing. com Call 770-536-1122 EOE

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Technical Sawnee EMC Mapping Technician. Must have Associate Degree or Technical School Certificate in GIS or associated field. Some AutoCad desirable. Strong computer and math skills. Prior experience in electrical field preferred. Application forms available at 543 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming (M-F, 8-5) deadline to apply 5pm. June 7, 2013. EOE/M/F/D/V. DrugFree Workplace. Email: HumanResources@

Trades ELECTRICIANS & HELPERS NEEDED Buford, GA 678-482-0322 TOP DIESEL MECHANICS •Maintain & Repair Diesel Tractors & Trailers *$1500 SIGN-ON BONUS! *Medical As Low As $28.62 Family $18.12 Individual/wk *Hourly Pay *Opportunity for Training *Requires Minimum 1 year Industry Exp., High School Diploma or GED Call to Apply: 855-818-2956

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Drivers Our HOMERUN Fleet will get you miles for your paycheck and home time for your family. ***************** *CDL-A w/6mos OTR exp *401k & Paid Vacation *Family Medical /Dental ***************** Apply By Phone Mon-Fri 8am-5pm 877-826-4605 or online www.Homerun AVERITT IS GROWING P/T. CDL-A COMBO DRIVERS NEEDED Are you flexible? Drive part of the time, and stay busy doing other things around the dock or yard throughout the week. Excellent Hourly Pay, Uniforms provided, Home DAILY, Start Your Future Here We Promote from Within. CDL-A w/1 yr exp. & HM req. Apply Online @ Equal Opportunity Employer CLASS A CDL Drivers Wanted Koch Foods of Gainesville needs a few good drivers with Refrigerated Trailer Experience. Good pay package & benefits. Must have good driving record. Call Reid at 770536-8819

Warehouse Data Entry/Receiving *Buford area *$10/hour *Excellent benefits including 100% employee paid health insurance and 401k *Warehouse environment/ light lifting required *Must be able to type accurately and proficiently *Must pay attention to detail Email resumes to sales@ subjectData Entry/ Receiving or fax to 770965-1314 attn: Data Entry/Receiving

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

Livestock SMALL GOAT HERD 2 beautiful Nannys, 1 young & healthy Billy. 1 Doe & 1 Weathered. 1 young Great Pyranese Watch Dog. Make Offer. Serious Inquiries Only! 6 Laying Hens- 1st year egg-a-day layers. $12/ each. 706-693-0099

Misc. For Sale AIR COMPRESSORBlack Max by Coleman. Upright, 6hp, 60 gal, Like new! $400. 770287-4329; 770-718-8807 Estate SaleFurn, appls, Lots of Misc. Call for info. after 5pm 770-536-0762 If no answer leave messg FISH TANK 56 Gal w/ stand $150; Dog HouseLrg. $75; Cat house $25; handica[p Ramp- 11ft long, 3ft ide. $100; 770-535-9064 Golf Cart 2006 EZ GO Electric, Trojan batteries, less than 2yrs old. Very Clean! $2900/obo Hot Tub- Leisure Bay 2006. 2 person. 120 volt, Great Shape, with some chemicals. $2100/obo 678-233-4435 RADIAL ARM SAW Craftsman, 12in. Commercial grade 110; Scroll Saw Hawk 20in Floor stand model. $650 for all. 770-536-7217

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Cemetery Lots for Sale 2 CEMETERY PLOTSMemorial Park. $6,000/ obo. For Both. 770-6545089 Memorial Park Cemetery- 2 Lots (4 spaces) $1500 ea. 2 Vaults (fiberglass) 1 Marker (large) and 4 corner markers. Spruce Lawn 356, A&B. 770-532-3674

Furniture DINING TABLE Oak, 7pc w/matching Hutch. Exc . Cond $450/both 678-316-3477 Entertainment Ctr - by Hooker. $350. Maple hardwood, solid construction. 770-6392458 ROCKER RECLINER Lazy-Boy. Sage, microfiber. Like new! Fabric protection. $300/obo. 770-967-0519; 301-5141357 SOFA - Camel back $125; Book Case Bed $75; Antique Bdrm Set $300; Antique Rocker $100. 770-287- 1167 SOLID OAK ROUND DINETTE TABLE w/folding sides & 4 Chairs. Dark wood color, excellent condition - only $150.00 MAYTAG PORTABLE DISHWASHER black w/butcher block top, excellent condition - only $200.00 Call 470-248-8283

Guns 12 Gauge Remington 1100 w/chokes 410 Pump Mossberg Both Like New! 38 Special - German made with transfer bar safety. $1,000 for all. 706-864-0707

2BR/1BA Newly renovated; 1BR/1BA Both Nice Quiet N’borhood, $495 & $595. 770-6484123 3BR/3BA- All appls incld W/D, Swim, G’Ville College area. $750/mo 770-597-2919 Apt On The Square, Gainesville. 2BR ($1150); Studio ($700). Loft, hardwood floors, all utils & cable incld. No Pets. Lanier, 404-202-7290 CITY- 2/1- upper $440. Butch Hodges Properties, Inc 770-5400417 G’Ville - 1BR $550/mo water/trash incld. No pets. 678-677-1898 LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900 sq. ft.. 820 Park St. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital. 770-534-3577 NEWLY RENOVATED Townhomes for RENT$875/Mo. 4BR/3BA Call 404-812-8918

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

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WASHERS $100; DRYERS $75; REFRIG $125. Will Deliver. 678-546-9184 678-617-5560

1&2br, quiet, energy efficient, Sardis rd. 678-776-6432

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

1 & 2BR Oakwood Cedar Springs. $550/ $660. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com

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 Australian Shepherd mature female, white w/ shades of brown. No health problems, great companion, free to GOOD Home. 770-8535976 CHIHUAHUA - Puppies. Beautiful. Born March 20th, $200. Shots & wormed. 706-864-5331 Dachshund Puppies Ready June 6 Females & Males Choc. & Black/Tan $225 - “Pets only” Call Kim: 706-968-9165 ECLECUTUS PARROTMale. with cage & toys. $1200. 770-869-7575 INSIDE DOG KENNEL Gorilla Tough. For large dog. PET CARRIER- Airline approved. For puppies or small dog. . Call for pricing. 770-536-7217

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

PINE FORREST - 2/1. $675 mo. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com REDUCED RATE Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N & S Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596

Houses For RentUnfurnished 3BR/2BA -$725$975. Butch Hodges Properties, Inc. 770-5400417 $0 Application Fee. 3BR/2BA HOMES Now Available From $699/mo. Expires 5/31/13 SUN HOMES 888-246-2803 countrysidelake lanier .com EHO WAS 4BR/2.5BA, in City, $1,200/mo. 770-5347596 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

Lake Home For Rent 3BR/2BA Lakefront w/dock. Great Location $1225/mo 770-539-4400 MILLION $$ VIEW Private, 2 ac, deep water dock, 3,500 sq ft. Wrap around deck. Must see. Call immed. 1yr rental $1800. 770-532-9911

Mobile Homes For Rent

Roommates Wanted FURN. ROOMS w/cable. No dep/util fee. $100- 135/wk. 678-6174492 MEN-BE$T Pvt home, Fur Br, All Priv + Xtras, Oakwd 770-530-1110

Rooms For Rent $99/wk. Furnished, all utils & cable. W/D. kitch. 770-561-0781 Efficiencies $115/wk & up, includes utils/ cable. 770-539-2938

Nice 3/2 DW on priv lot in N. Hall. $150/wk. 770-540-0800 or 770540-5978

LEXUS 2003 SC430 Hard Top Convt.. 97k. Like New! Red. Must See! Asking $21,500/obo 678-7253290 PONTIAC 2005 Grand Prix GTP (supercharged) 168k miles, one owner, runs great! $4500 obo. 706-499-8094

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ACURA 2005 RL, 3.5l, V6, 111K, $12,599. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Investement Property Banks County- 28.5 ac, 1 acre pond, 22 mobile homes, 1 house Sellin due to age of owner. 770-331-3102

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

Recreation Boats & Marine 14’ Aluminum Boat $300; Trailer $200; 4hp Evinrude Motor $300 or $750 for all. 678-6175560 678-546-9184 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 SAILBOAT - 23’ , North American Spirit. 3 sails, sleeps 4, clean, fast, great/Fun Boat. $1776 678-860-6867

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

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 BUICK 2001 Century Ltd. all serv records, Great Cond! 130k. $3900. 678-463-7006

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, $6,555 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

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

PIAGGIO 2009 MP3. 400 ie-3 wheel. 2700mi, gar kept. Like New with xtras. Must See! 770287-3862 Yamaha 2009 V-Star Classic. Mint. 68 miles $5,500 770-531-3324 or 770-519-7773

Sport Utility Vehicles

Autos For Sale

SMART 2009 Fortwo, 1.0L, 3 cyl., 42K $9,322 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

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

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

NISSAN 2008 Pathfinder, 4.0L, V6, 81K, $14,789. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

FORD 2003 Expedition. Green/tan, 1 owner. 122k. Exc Cond. $6500/ obo. 334-546-8837

Trucks CHEVY 2011 Cruze LTZ, 1.4L, 4 cyl., 19K, $17,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

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

2BR/1BA, E. Hall, $110/ wk. No pets, 706-654-0958 6224 Glen Burtz Rd. 2BR. total elect. $125/wk + dep. 770-534-2722

BUICK 2003 Century, good cond., 4 door, 136K miles, $4,900. 770-967-9222

CADILLAC 2006 DTS, 4.6l, V8, 100K, $10,677. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CHEVY 2003 2500HD. EXT. 4dr, 8.1 gas, Allsion trans, 85k. Exc cond. $15,000. 706-878-6025

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 CHEVY 1986- 1 Ton Van 1500mi. on factory eng. All new belts, hoses, Etc. $1500/Cash Firm. Clarkesville, 678-6177605 GMC 1993 Van. V8 auto, ladder racks. Good work Van. $875. 678-617-5560


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oil change Special

off Service

Keep your engine performance at its best

Includes up to 5 quarts of 5W-30, filter and 29 Point Inspection.

Valid on most vehicles with this coupon only. Offer good through 5/31/2013.

Valid on most vehicles with this coupon only. Offer good through 5/31/2013.

Does not include maintenance offers. Not valid with other offers. Offer good with this coupon only. Offer good through 5/31/2013.



TO A 32” flAT SCreeN TV

tire Special

Includes installation, pad and brake system inspection.

$ up to rebate on Set of four tires*

Does not include refinishing rotors. Valid on most vehicles with this coupon only. Offer good through 5/31/2013.

*Mail in rebate. Valid on most vehicles with this coupon only. Offer good through 5/31/2013.

brake pad Special


We price Match all brandS of tireS We Service all MakeS and ModelS Monday-Friday 7:30-6:00 • Saturday 8:00-4:00 123 South elm St., Commerce, GA

706-335-3196 •

Certifed Service

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