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Jackson Co. Sheriff’s race draws 7 From staff reports The race to become Jackson County’s first new Sheriff in more than a quarter century will be between seven candidates. Qualifying closed at noon Friday. The County Commission Chairmanship will be between two candidates who currently serve on the board. In an unexpected move, Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell abandoned his bid for the new 9th Congressional District seat, will instead seek re-election. He will be on the ballot with current District 1 Commissioner Tom Crow, who qualified on Wednesday to seek the chairmanship. On the final day of qualifying, Randy Moore filed his official qualifying paperwork to bring the number of Sheriff’s candidates to seven. Three more candidates officially threw their hats into the ring Thursday to be Jackson County’s new Sheriff, and Ronnie Norris,

Hunter Bicknell drops out of Congressional run to seek re-election as commission chair Greg Vaughn and Gerald E. Moon paid qualifying fees of $2,270.25 to officially enter the Sheriff’s race on Thursday. Three persons made announced candidacy for Sheriff of Jackson County official on the opening day by qualifying with the Jackson County Republican Party. Ramone Gilbert, Andy Garrison and Janis Mangum qualified Wednesday to be on the July 31 primary ballot. Stan Evans is not seeking re-election, bringing to a close after his 27 years as the highest-ranking law enforcement official in Jackson County. On Thursday, Bicknell said he decided with focus his attention on re-election rather

than pursuing the major fundraising the Congressional race would require. Qualifying Wednesday were incumbent candidates Don Elrod, Tax Commissioner; Camie Thomas, Clerk of Court; Don Moore, Solicitor; Chas Hardy, District 2 County Commissioner; and Keith Whitfield, Coroner. Jim Keinard is also seeking the office of Coroner, and Joseph Kyle Wood is is lone qualifier for the office of County Surveyor. Hardy has draw two Republican challengers on the first day of qualifying as Max Allen and Jody Thompson paid qualifying fees of $300 to seek the District 2 Commission post. Qualifying to pursue Crow’s district post is Guy Spicer and Jim Hix.

Memorial Day salute and tribute

See Sheriff’s, page 2A

Braselton road work nears finish

Grateful community remembers sacrifices By LEANNE AKIN For the third straight year, the American Legion Albert Gordon Post 56 hosted a Memorial Day ceremony in downtown Jefferson to honor those who died to assure freedom. Some gave their tomorrows for our todays, it was noted at the special commemoration. Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner welcomed the crowd to the community for the special occasion and reminded that the freedoms enjoyed including the right to assemble for such a ceremony are possible because of the sacrifices made by servicemen and women. The colors were posted by the Jefferson High School Junior ROTC. American Legion Chaplain Jim Wofford prayed that the sacrifices made by those who are now resting in peace will not be in vain. Wofford asked God to watch over those who remain missing in action and are prisoners of war. American Legion Harvie Lance, who was later saluted by fellow Legionnaires as he concludes his ninth year as commander, led the Pledge to the American flag followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Brooks Benton. Always a Marine, Lance was acknowledged for his dedicated hard work and was credited for the size and involvement of the Legion. Lance recognized those who have been supporters of the Legion and helped support its youth and veterans’ programs. Among those he thanked were Joiner, Jefferson City Manager John Ward, Hoschton Mayor Erma Denney, Mayville Mayor Ronnie Maxwell, Pendergrass Mayor Monk Tolbert, Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman, Fire and EMS personnel, State Rep. Tommy Benton, Commissioners Tom Crow and Dwain Smith who have made monetary contributions, Gene Bennett and Bowen Septic Tank. Bob Stites provided the call to order and introduced Joiner and the keynote speaker, longtime Jackson County resident Col. Merritt B. Pounds, a retired United States Air Force officer, a decorated Vietnam veteran and member of the American Legion post. Pounds said it was moving to ride through Jefferson and see the flags placed atop

Also qualifying Wednesday with the Republican Party was Lynne Massey-Wheeler, who is seeking re-election to the District 4 post on the Jackson County Board of Education. Wheeler will be opposed by Lance McMurray, who qualified on Friday to seek the District 4 school board post. On Thursday, Michael Cronic qualified to seek re-election to the Board of Education District 1 post. State Court Judge Rob Alexander has qualified to seek re-election as has longtime Magistrate Court Judge Billy Chandler. Steve Perry has entered the State Court Judge’s race to challenge Alexander. Four have qualified to fill the office of Probate Judge. Donna Geiger and Tracy Brooks are two of the announced candidates who paid the $1,894.94 qualifying fees on Wednes-

By RAMONA GRACE EVANS The Georgia Department of Transportation roadway project in downtown Braselton will be completed by June 1, but it must get worse before it gets finished. Last week, asphalt started going down on the new road and the new signal began to flash and if all goes well, the signal will be live on June 1 and citizens of Braselton and other drivers can continue their commutes without dodging orange barrels. “We’re getting to the end and it’s going to get a bit more complicated,” said Braselton Town Manager Jennifer Dees to Mayor Bill Orr and Council at a recent meeting.

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The Jefferson Police Department Honor Guard stands at ease as the American flag is lowered and “Amazing Grace” is played. The honor guard fired a salute and Michaela Thomas sounded Taps on the trumpet. crosses at the cemetery and see the American Legion and Patriot Guard members and Honor Guard presenting Old Glory with honor and patriotism. To honor the flag under which so many served, he was prompted to share some of the poem, “The Flag Goes By,” by Henry Holcomb Bennett. Pounds said we can resolve that they did not die in vain as the United States has been involved in conflicts on legitimate, moral grounds. “We can thank our Maker, we have never been defeated,” said Pounds, who reminds that “we must stand united and be ready to defend our great country.” He said Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Building of the Ship” was about the building of this nation. Pounds asked for God’s blessing on those who are serving in the military, those who have served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. “And God bless America,” said Pounds. South Avenue provided the venue for the ceremony alongside the Jackson County

Historic Courthouse where monuments, including the War Memorial, honor soldiers who have served in World War I, World War II and other wars. The flag on the historic courthouse lawn was lowered by Jefferson High JROTC cadets as “Amazing Grace” was played by bagpipes. Legionnaires read the names of Jackson County residents who gave their lives in the service of this country. Mike Buffington read the names of those who died in World War I while Jim Scott and George Wilkes read the names of those lost during World War II. Robert Duvall read the Korean War names with Harvie Lance reading those who were killed in the Vietnam War. Jerry Legg read the name of the community’s latest loss, Staff Sergeant Shaun J. Whitehead, who died April 24, 2008 while serving in Iraq. The Jefferson Police Honor Guard then provided a firing squad salute and Michaela Thomas sounded Taps on the trumpet. See more at

Hoschton arts events are June 1-2 From staff reports The community’s newly-formed arts council is partnering with the Hoschton Business Alliance to present the Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Hoschton Heritage Arts Alliance organizers will be frantically setting up the Towne Center Opry House for the festival following the Gala Event fundraiser taking place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday. With a cruise-line theme, the gala will include a live and silent auction and display of the entries in the Jackson County Shootout photo contest.

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Jackson EMS rates likely to rise as population grows By RAMONA GRACE EVANS As Jackson County increasingly becomes a destination for healthcare and senior citizen residency, local emergency medical service (EMS) departments are looking at the fees and resources they will need to provide for the growth. At a recent Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting, Hall County Fire Services Chief David Kimbrell approached the subject posing a 10 percent increase in ambulance fees, aiming at $575. In response, the commissioners asked for more options to raise the rates even higher. Commissioner Scott Gibbs expressed his intention to get the

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county fees more in line with the $995 rate charged in Gwinnett. With a collection rate around only 60 percent, many wondered what a rate this high would accomplish in so far as the number of bills being paid in total. In a recent interview, Michael Gosnell, Assistant Director of EMS in Jackson County, explained, “Response time is bad for us because our population is over our ambulance resources.” Although the county EMS has notable technological advances over surrounding county, ambulance fees are below the median rate. As multiple senior citizen facility developments break ground and roof tops continue to increase, an inspection of EMS fees and

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possible raises seem to be on the horizon. Steve Nichols, Director of Jackson County Emergency Services, commented on Hall’s rate increase. “We have looked at this and I am sure it will be looked at in the future. In the past, we have elected not to raise the fees as we felt the citizens are already under enough financial strain,” said Nichols. “With the cost of every-

thing going up, I am not sure at the present time when we will ask the commissioners for a slight increase.” Nichols and EMS staffs plan to inspect all options available to them before proposing a raise in fees. As the population grows and additional ambulances are required, increases in ambulance fees become a matter of when.

Response time is bad for us because our population is over our ambulance resources. Michael Gosnell Assistant Director of Jackson County Emergency Medical Services

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The Paper   | Thursday, May 31, 2012

SHERIFF’S from page 1A

Ballots are set for July 31 are two of the announced candidates who paid the $1,894.94 qualifying fees on Wednesday and Sherry Moore joined the race on Thursday morning. On Friday, Donna Sikes file qualifying paperwork to bring to the field to four candidates. Current Probate Judge Margaret Deadwyler is not seeking re-election. Judgeships are nonpartisan posts. The three current judges serving the Piedmont Judicial Circuit – Currie Mingledorff, Joseph Booth and David Motes – have qualified to seek re-election. Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brad Smith has also qualified to seek reelection. Nonpartisan posts on the Fire Boards have the following qualifiers: Joel T. Keith and Tim Sweat, West Jackson; Dean Stringer, R.H. Edwards Jr., and Edwin A. Oldhame, South Jackson; Travis Bennett, Frank Clark, Douglas Martin and Jesse “Buster” Covington, Arcade; Hubert Blalock, Maysville; Chip McEver, Robert McEver and Dennis Elrod, North Jackson; Hubert Blalock, Paul Douglas Lunsford and Nolan Pritchett, Maysville; Marty Seagraves, Nicholson; Dwight Langford and Charles Craig Sewell, Plainview; David McCoy, East Jackson; Michael Glover, Ted Bishop, Bobby Saylors and James Johnson, Jackson Trail; and John Watson, Dean Love Jr., Heather Ann Hart, Jeffrey Jones and Don Sailors, Harrisburg.

ALSO ON THE JACKSON COUNTY BALLOT FOR JULY 31 State Sen. Frank Ginn, who represents District 47, has drawn opposition on the Republican ticket in current Barrow County Commission Chairman Danny Yearwood. Rather than qualifying to seek re-election, Yearwood qualified for the State Senate post. On the Democratic ticket, Tim Riley qualified and will face the winner of the Ginn-Yearwood contest in November. The District 50 State Senate post also includes Jackson County and Republican incumbent John Wilkinson has qualified for re-election. Tommy Benton is also unopposed in his bid for reelection for the District 31 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. House District 117 will also be on some Jackson County ballots and incumbent Republican Doug McKillip is facing a challenge from Regina Quick. Three Republicans and a Democrat will be on primary ballots on July 31. Doug Collins, Roger Fitzpatrick and Martha Zoller are seeking the new 9th Congressional District seat on the Republican ticket. Jody Cooley is the Democrat who will face the primary winner who gets the Republican nomination. Also on the Jackson County ballot – and ballots across Georgia as voters decide on a penny of sales tax earmarked for transportation – for July 31 will be the Transportation initiative.

Mark Mobley will join Jefferson council As the lone qualifier to fill the remainder of the term of Jefferson City Councilman Bosie Griffith, who resigned April, will be assuming that post next month. Mark Mobley was the only person qualifying to seek the council set so there will be no election. Mobley will be officially sworn in at an upcoming council meeting.

POLICE REPORT Braselton Police ■ A 39-year-old male from Dahlonega shot and killed himself at Trigger Time Range on Spout Springs Road in Braselton on the afternoon of May 22. The victim used a rented handgun to cause a fatal head wound. No motion was found by the officers dispatched to the scene and officers had difficulty locating next of kin. Witnesses and security video footage confirmed the suicide and a Hall County Coroner pronounced the victim dead. ■ A driver leaving the Waffle House on Spout Springs Road in Braselton was stopped May 21 after narrowly missing an encounter with a separate vehicle when entering the roadway. The blue Toyota Tacoma matched the description of a vehicle belonging to a reportedly intoxicated individual inside the restaurant. Following the

traffic stop, the driver failed a field sobriety test and breathalyzer test at .214 BAC in the Publix parking lot on New Friendship Road. ■ The suspect was charged with failure to yield when entering or crossing a roadway, failure to maintain lane and driving under the influence. After being taken to the Gwinnett County Jail, the suspect had a blood alcohol content of .226, well above the legal limit. ■ On May 21, an unidentified white male in a black Ford Ranger was witnessed via security video breaking into a Pepsi Beverage Company vending machine at the Cork & Keg in Braselton. The suspect broke into the change tray, stealing an amount of money estimated to be $5. ■ A domestic violence act was reported in the afternoon of May 21 following a 911 hang-up. The juvenile offender

Danny Yearwood will challenge Sen. Frank Ginn for District 47 Barrow chairman won’t seek re-election, leaving Pat Graham as successor Barrow County Commission Chairman Danny Yearwood announced his candidacy on Friday for the State Senate District 47 seat. “I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Senate and look forward to earning the trust and support of the people in District 47,” said Yearwood. “We need a leader with the courage to lead – on reducing the size Yearwood of government, on real tax reform, on honest government and, most importantly, someone with the courage to stand up for conservation values. “When I first ran for Chairman of the Barrow County Commission, I promised to control wasteful spending, to reduce the role of government in people’s lives and to make sure citizens were the firs priority in any decision that was made,” said Yearwood. “I have proven as Chairman that I will stand up for citizens and taxpayers against special interest and against government waste,” said Yearwood. “We have the same problems at the state level and I want to carry this same approach to the Capitol. I strongly support the principles of the Republican Party – with less government, lower taxes and more freedom for individuals and families – and am running to make sure that this principles are put into action.” Yearwood graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in 1968 and attended DeKalb Junior College. He worked at General Motors and had been a Barrow County business owner since 1973. He started several companies in the insurance, real estate and automobile industries. “I understand what it’s like to be an average Georgian who is trying to work hard and make ends meet,” said Yearwood. “I have seen first hand how government works against us instead of for us, and I promise to stop that as your state senator.” He and his wife, high school sweetheart Deborah Phillips, have two children, Deanna Lockaby of Orlando, Fla., and Trey Yearwood of Forsyth. They have four grandchildren.

was transported to the station for an interview following an alleged assault on his parents. The family resolved to work out the dispute but was urged by the officers to visit the station for further resolution. ■ An International Tractor driver struck and damaged the sign at the Golden Pantry gas station in Braselton while pulling into the station. A non-criminal report was filed through the police

station on May 22. ■ A Gwinnett Department of Family & Children Services foster parent reported the juvenile in her care caused damage to her residence. On May 22, a case worker removed the child from the home. ■ An unknown driver of a tractor-trailer hit and damaged a separate tractor-trailer in the back parking lot of the Pilot gas station on May 22. The victim entered and

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Rob Alexander was sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal who appointed him to fill the State Court Judgeship.

Judge Alexander seeks re-election Judge Robert Alexander announces his intent to retain his current position as Judge of the State Court of Jackson County. Judge Alexander has more than nine years of experience as a Judge. Additionally, he has been a local business owner as a partner with the Jefferson law firm Davidson, Hopkins & Alexander, P.C., the oldest continuously active firm in Jackson County. Judge Alexander completed his undergraduate studies at Presbyterian College, graduating summa cum laude with a double major. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law where he graduated with academic honors and was selected to serve on the Georgia Law Review Editorial Board. He also participated on UGA’s Mock Trial team that won accolades at several nationwide tournaments. Judge Alexander’s entire legal career has been focused almost exclusively on litigation and courtroom work. After graduating from law school, Rob practiced in the litigation department of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue’s Atlanta office. At the time, Jones Day was

one of the largest law firms in the world. When Judge Alexander’s wife, Lori, became pregnant with their first child, they knew it was time to leave Atlanta and follow his familial roots. Rob’s grandfather, Jack Davidson, practiced law in Jackson County from 1949 until his passing in 2006. Rob and Lori have been married for 12 years. Lori is a special education teacher with the Jefferson City Schools. They have a 9-yearold son, Jack, and a 7-yearold daughter, Denton. The Alexanders are members of Jefferson First United Methodist Church. In addition to his current position as State Court Judge, he is a graduate of the Leadership Jackson County program and a member of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jackson County and the Board of Directors for the Crawford Long Museum. In the Fall, Judge Alexander volunteers as a youth football coach for the Jefferson Recreation Department. For more information about Judge Alexander and his family, visit

later exited the gas station to find damage to his driver’s side door. ■ A simple battery was reported May 24. The victim said her futureex-husband of the victim had arrived intoxicated to see their children. The victim was violently

shoved out of the way but reported not having any visible marks. The offender had fled the scene by the time police arrived and the victim was asked to call should he return. See POLICE, page 7A

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Medical center boosts state economy by $1 billion

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Braselton Primary Care will host a June 4 open house at its 5769 Old Winder Highway location in the Mulberry Place Shopping Center. Barrow Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Calvin M. Terrelonge. He and Brandy Patterson Wingo of his staff are caring for patients from newly newborns to seniors.

By LEE JOHNSON Regional staff

Serving Barrow, Jackson, Hall, Gwinnett

Braselton Primary Care is providing for families From staff reports Dr. Calvin M. Terrelonge and the staff of Braselton Primary Care will host a June 4 open house from 4-6 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Dr. Terrelonge is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics. From birth to seniors, Dr. Terrelonge can care for the Terrelonge entire family. His Family Medicine residency was at Columbus Regional Medical Center from 200508. After serving as an intern in the Family Medicine Program at Columbus Regional in 2005-2006, he was chief resident from 200708. He was in private practice at the Georgia Clinic and also served as medical director of Compassionate Care Hospice before joining Barrow Regional Medical Center. He held Academic Medicine and Geriatric Medicine Fellowships at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in North Carolina in 2008-09. He is licensed by the Composite Board of Medical Examiners, was named a Diplomat with the American Board of Family Physicians in 2009 and

added certification in geriatrics in 2010. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association and the American Geriatrics Society. Braselton Primary Care offers a range of services for diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting patients from birth through adulthood. Cholesterol and Coumadin management with in-house PT/INR testing as well as diabetes care and management and weight management are available in addition to occupational health and women’s health. Annual physicals are available for adults and well child checkups are offered for children 2 weeks old and up. Vaccines, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings and sports physicals are available. Braselton Primary Care is located at 5769 Old Winder Highway in Braselton, in Mulberry Place Shopping Center beside Ninja Steakhouse and Anytime Fitness. Call 770965-0803 or visit www.braseltonprimarycare. com

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EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement enjoyed the BBQ behind the hospital.

Barrow Regional hosts BBQ for emergency responders For The Paper In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week observed May 20-26, Barrow Regional Medical Center hosted a BBQ lunch for all local firemen, policeman and EMS personnel on May 23. More than 150 personnel attended, representing Winder, Auburn, Statham, and Barrow County Police and Sheriff Departments, Winder & Barrow County Fire Departments and Barrow County, Jackson County and several privately owned EMS providers were also in attendance.


National EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” “This BBQ gave us (Barrow Regional Medical Center) an opportunity to thank those who serve on the front lines in our community each day,” said Todd Dixon, CEO Barrow Regional Medical Center.” We were thrilled to be able to host these dedicated men and women and plan to make our BBQ an annual tradition,” said Dixon.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has a substantial impact on the local and state economy, about $1 billion worth, according to the Georgia Hospital Association. The association released a report calculating the hospital has generated $1,034,788,975 in revenue for the local and state economy. It stated that the medical center had direct expenditures of almost $450 million in 2010, and using an economic multiplier developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the economic impact throughout the state topped $1 billion. That multiplier measures the “ripple” effect the hospital has on other economic sectors, including medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals. And the impact, economic and health care leaders say, is likely to continue to grow in Hall County. “As health care continues to evolve and the care model changes over course of time, I think you will continue to see it be very predominant here,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System. The medical center is the No. 1 employer in the county with more than 5,000 employees, about 70 percent of whom live in Hall County. The report said around 10,700 full-time jobs, throughout the state, were also sustained as a direct result of the medical center. Burrell said through its benefits plan, there are about 25,000 people who look to Hall County for medical and living needs. “If you look at our growth over the past 10 years or so, it really is phenomenal,” said Burrell. Local economic leaders have taken notice.

“You’ve seen, particularly in the past five years, health care rise to the top in terms of job creation,” said Kit Dunlap, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “That sector has been pretty steady in creating jobs, particularly in this community and this region.” Dunlap said health care, as a whole, is an integral part of the community’s economy, but the marriage between the medical sector, manufacturing and poultry puts Hall County in a unique position to keep attracting various types of industry. “I think we’re an example of where that really works,” said Dunlap. “Our health care industry is booming, but manufacturing is still very strong, and poultry is, too.” A strong medical community, Burrell said, can act as an attractor for other business as well. “I think we’re very much a catalyst,” she said. “When companies are looking to relocate, health care and school systems are usually the two top things they look at.” Also highlighted in the report is the more than $42 million the medical center provided in uncompensated care in 2010, along with the $4.3 million spent in community outreach, like free health screenings and education. But the hospital, officials said, is just one part of the medical community. Melissa Tymchuk, the system’s director of marketing and public relations, said the report did not take into account the private sector of the medical community. “If you were to do a study to look at health care as a whole, it would certainly be larger than what we see here,” she said. The system is building a $180 million facility in Braselton that will employ about 600, to start. The opening is slated for 2015. “We continue to add other sites in the region,” said Burrell. “I think it’s also worthwhile to remember that any of the income we receive here is reinvested back into the community.”



The Paper   | Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pray for those who keep us safe, protect freedom Last week, along with two other pastors, it was an honor to say a few words in remembrance and honor of a Christian lady who lived to her advanced years before being summoned to her heavenly home by our Lord. The memorial service was fitting for such a strong Christian who had served her country during World War II. As she had served in the United States Navy, the closing of the service at the cemetery included taps being blown by an active duty Navy bugler and the folding of the United States flag by a detail of Navy personnel who then gave the folded flag to the family. The funeral for Elizabeth Ahlquist was a proper and emotionally-moving service on Friday before the Memorial Day holiday. Her daughter and son-in-law were in their place in worship on Sunday as the church paid tribute to all of the fallen military personnel, and the active duty troops serving in every branch of the military. Across our country, special services of remembrance were held at cemeteries on Monday. Traditionally, families gather on the last Monday in May to remember the heroes who have given their all to assure freedom to future generations of Americans. When one searches for the beginning of Memorial Day, we are taken back through history to a time when our country was involved in a struggle against itself. In early May of each year, beginning somewhere around 1865, even as the Civil War (a war within our nation’s borders) was being fought, people would gather for an annual decoration day clearing gravesites of overgrown weeds and affixing headstones in solemn moments of silence remembering those who died in battle. Both Union and Confederate groups would gather to host remembrance services for those brave people who had died fighting for freedom and justice in our nation. Following the Civil War, the date for the day of decorating graves of the fallen military was moved to the last Monday of May, and expanded to include all the wars and people who died fighting in order for our nation to remain free.

ing force serving us, each knowing as they are sworn into military service that it means they are willing to die for our nation.

Ray Newman

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday when government pauses to extend thanks to the memory of the military personnel who died during combat. Concern has arisen in the last several years with so much emphasis being placed on the holiday as the opening of the community pool and the summer travel season that the real purpose of the day will be lost and replaced by the kickoff into summer activities. With the trend today being multitasking, one cannot help but be concerned that the summer activities will overtake the real purpose of the day when in a few short years the Memorial Day holiday will be seen only as opening day for summer fun. Over the many years in ministry, I am privileged to have active duty or retired military personnel in the churches where I have served. As part of the regular worship service, it is something very special to include moments of remembrance for those who have served and are now serving in our military. While I believe it is important to have a special day and take a break from the regular work schedule to pay tribute to those who gave their life for our freedoms, it is also important to have times throughout the year when we remember the families left behind when their loved one is killed in battle. Our nation needs a strong military fighting force that is allowed to carry out its assigned duties of protecting our nation from all enemies seeking to harm us and to cripple our nation forcing us into surrender of our liberties. We must never come to the place where we believe that a smaller fighting force with fewer weapons will be sufficient to protect us from our enemies. While we are remembering our fallen in battles past, we must never set the table to have more fallen in the future. We have a complete volunteer military fight-

CHURCH NEWS Greater Break Through Christian Ministries will host Family and Friends Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The theme is “We Are Still Standing on His Word.” Greater Break Through Christian Ministries is located at 195 Gordon St., in Jefferson, with S. Watkins Sr., as pastor. Call 678-6125909. sss Corner-Stone Church is hosting a summer ladies’ Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during the months of June, July and August. “James: Mercy Triumphs” by Beth Moore will be studied. The cost is $15 for the study guide. Call 706367-9742 or email info@ sss Call To Worship Ministerial Alliance’s day camp begins June 4 with limited spaces available. Contact 706-983-9096 or email lapiage212@ Call To Workship Ministerial Alliance

is located at 36 Apex Drive, Jefferson. Visit sss The youth of New Salem Baptist Church in Jefferson are sponsoring guest recording artist J.J. Evans at 3 p.m. on Sunday. A large youth community choir is envisioned for the area with talented youth coming together to uplift their voices as one to offer praises to God. sss The GO Team (missions) of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a sorship service Sundays at 10 a.m. from Memorial Day, through Labor Day at the Campground Amphitheater at Fort Yargo State Park. sss The first Friday night singing will be held at Calvary Baptist-Statham on June 1 at 7 p.m. In concert will be the Hayes Family along with the trio Resurrection.

On Memorial Day and every other day we need to say, “Thank you for serving,” to each and all who did serve and to those who are

OBITUARIES Cora Lee Anderson

Died May, 24, 2012 Cora Lee Anderson, 94, of Maysville, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Maysville, she was a daughter of the late Delone Dickson and Woodie Brown Marlowe. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Anderson; daughter, Jimmie Kent; sons, Jerry Anderson, Roy Anderson and Carl W. Anderson; sister, Kate M. Ingram; and brothers, Lynn “Chig” Marlow and Dee Marlow. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 27, 2012, in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Voyles and the Rev. Frank Sailors officiating. Interment was in the Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Ray Anderson and Joel (Shirley) Anderson, all of Maysville; son-in-law, Marvin Kent of Maysville; grandchildren, Mark Kent, Jim Kent, Robin Anderson Sykes, Blake Anderson, Troy Anderson, Joel Anderson and Stacey Anderson Thomas; and 14 greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, 9420 Blackshear Highway, Baxley, GA 31513 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 31, 2012

Ned Gladston Berryman

Died May 27, 2012 Ned Gladston Berryman, 77, of Jefferson, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born in Jackson County, he was a son of the late D.S. and Jeannette Benton Berryman. He was in the grocery business and was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Runnelle Sorrells Berryman, stepdaughter, Rita Diane Sofet, and brother, Doc Berryman. Survivors include his son, Greg Berryman of Jefferson; stepdaughter, Sheryl (Wayne) Curtis of Monroe; sisters, Eleanor Maxine Cash and Carol Dean Stowe, both of Buford, Catherine (Booley) Phillips of Jefferson, Polly Jane Henderson of Gainesville, Betty Lane Nash of Bogart and Emily Alice Hardiman of Hull; brother, Robert Stevie Berryman of Watkinsville; grandchildren, Rita Lynn Rapperport, Wayne Curtis Jr., and Chressa Curtis Fadden; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home. The burial followed in the Sorrells Springs Church Cemetery in Monroe with nephews honored as pallbearers. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson

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presently serving our country. Our prayer is that God will keep you safe as you fight to keep us safe from the enemy.

service. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 31, 2012

Billy Cooper

Died May 28, 2012 William “Billy” Earl Cooper, 50, of Commerce, died Monday, May 28, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Nancy Cooper, and brother, James Troy Cooper Sr. Survivors are his brothers, Michael Steven Cooper (Anita) of Five Points, Ala., and John “Eddie” Cooper (Sandra) of Winder; nieces, Shonna Rachael, Jennifer, Sheree, Brandy and Sabrina; nephews, James Troy Cooper Jr., and John Eddie Cooper Jr. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Maysville Baptist Church, located at 8875 Highway 82 Spur in Maysville, with the Rev. David Sharpton officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 506, Winder, GA, 30680. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, May 31, 2012

Janice Geraldine Cronic

Died May 28, 2012 Janice Geraldine Cronic, 66, of Monroe, died Monday, May 28, 2012. Funeral services will be announced at a later date with arrangements to be made by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First St., Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-6540966, The Paper, May 31, 2012

Judy Ann Dodd

Died May 25, 2012 Mrs. Judy Ann Dodd, 63, of Braselton, died Friday, May 25, 2012. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors are her son, Tony Dodd; and daughters, Collette Gribbin and Sara Carlson. A memorial service to be held later. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, May 31, 2012

Ben Fitzpatrick

Died May 28, 2012 Ben Fitzpatrick, 31, of Winder, died Monday, May 28, 2012. Born in Williams, W. Va., he was a mechanic for Jiffy Lube. He had lived in Winder for the last three years coming from Williamson, West Virginia. Survivors include his mother, Kimberly Fitzpatrick of Winder; wife, Jamie Fitzpatrick of Winder; son, D.J. Fitzpatrick of Winder; daughters, Madison Fitzpatrick, Mkayla Smith and Emily Coker, all of Winder; and sister, Suse (Charlie) Fitzpatrick Marks of Winder. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 p.m. until the

Marion E. Harrison

Died May 24, 2012 Mrs. Marion E. Harrison, 53, of Winder, died Thursday, May 24, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include her son, Shane Chambers; stepson, Howard Jr.; daughters, Misty Chambers and Casey Womble; brothers, Ray Harrison, Ronnie Harrison and Milton Harrison; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First St., Hoschton, GA 30548, 706654-0966, The Paper, May 31, 2012

Joe Daniel Robertson

Died May 26, 2012 Joe Daniel Robertson, 78, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Survivors are his wife, Ina Robertson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, May 31, 2012

Deborah Harris Stanley

Died May 25, 2012 Deborah Harris Stanley, 61, of Bethlehem, died Friday, May 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Harris. Survivors include her husband, John Stanley; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and John Ford of Suwanee; stepson and friend, John Stanley Jr., and Jenny Swain of Commerce; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Erica and Eric Prytula of Forest Park; brothers, Mike Harris of Winder and Ricky Harris, Wayne Harris and Johnny Harris, all of Alpharetta; sisters, Linda Harris and Kathy Harris, both of Tucker; grandchildren, Michel and Destiny Smith, Braylynn and Cameron Stanley and Ethan Prytula. Funeral services were held Monday, May 28, 2012, in Smith Memory Chapel with Dr. Jim Cantrell officiating. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, May 31, 2012

Doris Helton Thomas

Died May 28, 2012 Doris Velma Helton Thomas, 84, of Pendergrass, died Monday, May 28, 2012. Born in Harlan, Ky., she

Ray Newman is pastor of Macedonia Community Baptist Church in Braselton. He can be contacted by email at

was a daughter of the late Glenn and Lela Peace Helton. She was of the Baptist faith and had worked as a machine operator in a Steel Mill. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Magdalene Jeffrey, and son, Virgil Leon Jeffrey. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda L. Carke of Pendergrass, Emma J. Thomas of Oakwood and Anita J. Brandon, South Bend, Ind.; sons, Clarence O. Jeffrey Jr., of Lancaster, Ky., and Glenn E. Jeffrey of Gainesville; sisters, Dessie Kannard of Bradford, Ohio and Joie Bullock of Lake City, Tenn.; brother, Poncho Helton of Dawsonville; 13 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchidren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Hoard officiating. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 31, 2012

Larry William Turner

Died May 25, 2012 Larry William Turner, 66, of Jefferson, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Born in Leesburg, Va., he was a son of the late Reginald W. and Beluah Costello Turner. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force who served during the Vietnam War. He retired from TenCate in Pendergrass. A memorial service was held Tuesday May 29, 2012, in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Survivors include his wife, Joan B. Turner; daughter, Marty Michelle Turner; sons, Brian Turner and Reginald W. Turner of Dawsonville; sisters, Sharon M. Jenkins of Vienna, Va., and Gina Loner of Griffin; stepdaughter, Darlene B. Tanner of Buford; stepgrandsons, Neil Gustafson of Hiawassee and Jared Tanner and Jace Tanner, both of Haysville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Dawson and Paisley Gustafson; and other relatives. Donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 855 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605 or Serenity of Jefferson, 1442 Johnson Mill Road, Jefferson, GA 30549 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, May 31, 2012

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ARTS EVENTS from page 1A

Festival is set for Saturday

LeAnne Akin The Paper

The red ribbon was cut to celebrate the official opening of Lewis Braselton Boulevard and Broadway Avenue in Braselton with Braselton family representatives joining city and council officials for the May 17 event.

Braselton roadway is celebrated By LEANNE AKIN Great weather, a good road and good people came together May 17 for the official celebration of Lewis Braselton Boulevard and Broadway Avenue in Braselton. Called the Zion Church Road project, the multi-phase effort was identified as the number one top transportation priority by citizens involved in the county’s focus group, said County Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell, who welcomed the crowd gathered under a white tent between Northeast Church and a segment of the new roadway which was still marked by orange cones and message boards. The Rev. Russell Harbin, senior pastor of Northeast Church, said he had prayed for years that a road would come by this property. He prayed that the spirit of community would be fostered “to make this county the greatest in the State of Georgia.” He expressed thanks for the community’s blessings and noted the project reminds all of the progress being made in the community. Chairman Bicknell said the project, designed by Moreland Altobelli, got its beginnings in 2005. Now, seven years out, work crews were still paving and striping was yet to come but Bicknell said Phase II was to have been completed by midnight that evening. Some striping work remains. Construction work actually began in June of 2010 so Bicknell noted the twoyear mark had not yet arrived. He said the project was on a pretty good schedule and was expected to come in within the $9,799,018 budget. Landscaping will take another month or so. According to Bicknell, who was still in the 9th Congressional District race when the ceremony was held, the project required 140,000 tones of stone and asphalt and needed relocation of utility services by Jackson EMC, the Town

of Braselton and the Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority. Also installed was 3.5 miles of drainage and storm sewer lines. Easement was required involving 90 parcels of land and the project means a new traffic signal at Highway 53 and the new Highway 124 – when the state accepts it, Bicknell commented. A dozen new lane miles are being added to the road system and more than 20,000 vehicles a day are expected to use the new Highway 53 intersection. Among the first vehicles making their way behind the lead law enforcement vehicle after the official opening was a truck. With a town green planned for downtown Braselton, Bicknell noted the new highway segment will give tractor-trailers a route to Interstate 85 that won’t involve going through that envisioned town center. With 500 businesses and 10,000 employees within a 5-mile radius, Bicknell said the new roadway means enhanced safety and operational efficiency. Bicknell said the investment in infrastructure has been made for the future business of the community. He said the complexion of the area had changed in the past six months as the red clay was covered by asphalt, curb and gutters, sidewalks and grassy area and the flow of traffic would be enhanced. District 3 Commissioner Bruce Yates said the project represents an example of what can be done through cooperative efforts as the state, the county and the Town of Braselton came together to make it happen. He thanked the Georgia Department of Transportation for its $1 million earmarked for the road project and expressed appreciation to the private sector participants, the 12 donors whose land donated to make the project a reality valued $3 million. Yates thanked the Braselton family – Kit and Peggy Braselton and Nancy Gorman; The Royce Braselton fam-

ily – Ben, Mike and Brenda; the entire Lewis Braselton family represented by Pam Braselton Jackson and sons, Dr. Jim Jackson and Jay Jackson; and the Henry Braselton family represented by Janice Braselton and daughter Ann Elizabeth. Bicknell added his thanks to the family and to the landowners, noting the community is indebted to those landowners and the family which has been so involved in making the project a reality. Yates recognized guests including Georgia Department of Transportation District Administrative Office Kenny Whitworth, Industrial Development Authority Chairman Scott Martin and State Rep. Tommy Benton, who joined Bicknell and Yates on the podium. Martin was thanked for his leadership as the IDA, also represented by John Buchanan, made available industrial development bonds in 2008 for the transportation enhancement project. He also acknowledged the help of Board of Transportation member Don Grantham, who went to work to secure another half a million dollars in state funds for the project. Grantham and other GDOT personnel, including Russell McMurry and Todd Long, were at the State Board meeting and unable to attend. GDOT’s John Emmett and Kelly Harrison were also thanked. Buddy Gratton, president of Moreland Altobelli Associates, and others from Moreland Altobelli and E.R. Snell Contractors were called by name and thanked for their efforts. Capital projects director Don Clerici was also acknowledged. “Let us more forward,” said Bicknell as he motioned to the roadway where the ribbon would be cut by Jackson County and Town of Braselton officials with Braselton family members joining in. Former Braselton councilwoman Pam Braselton Jackson officially cut the ribbon.

The winners of the Shoot Out will be announced at the gala. Entries submitted for the county-wide photo competition will be on display and available for sale on Saturday with 30 percent of the proceeds going to future events of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council. Saturday will include music entertainment as well as demonstrations by a variety of artists. Re’gie Kennedy, owner of Beaux Art Academy in Hoschton and board member of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council, will be demonstrating acrylic portrait painting throughout the day. Jim and Karen Beckstine from Mockingbird Hilltop Farm will be demonstrating dying alpaca wool with Jello, spinning and knitting. Margaret Threadgill will demonstrate how to use a crayon and an iron to make a small landscape design. Some of the artists and vendors participating include Mia Rodriguez who will display her acrylic abstract paintings while Rene Hewitt has watercolor paintings. Astra Graham will have stained glass sun catchers available while Donna Bailey showcases her hand loomed beaded jewelry and hand painted gourds. See more on Page 7A and at

BRASELTON from page 1A

End in sight for roadwork Tuesday, May 29, marked the start to the closing of Highway 124 between Kathy Cooper Robinson Interiors and the historic Braselton home on the corner. Workers will be putting in a storm drain, curb, gutter and header wall. For the following handful of days, traffic will be diverted switching between the new road and the old road to allow visitors to the Braselton Library and A Flea An’tique as well as allowing for access to the old service station block, Nannie’s Children’s Garden and for the Braselton family to get to their home. “It’s going to be confusing during this time. There will be signage and it will be over very soon,” said Dees. “So please bear with us and thank you so much for your patience. “All should be done and we will be driving on the new road by the end of the month,” said Dees. “That is just days away so we will all see some amazing changes between now and then.”

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Inventor kept us from having to touch that dial A few years ago, the TV Land cable channel erected several statues around the country of such legends as Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore and Jackie Gleason. Someone should build a statue of Eugene Polley, who died recently at the age of 96. Back in the 1950s, Polley, an engineer for Zenith, invented the first wireless TV remote control. He didn’t know it at the time, but he changed the world by letting us change the channel with our feet propped up. Aunt Mae and Uncle Harry were the first people I knew who had a Zenith TV with a remote control. I thought it was an absolute marvel. When you pressed the button on the remote, a motor actually turned the channel knob. At this point, for the younger set (pun intended), televisions once had a knob to change from channel to channel. They also had a volume control knob to adjust the volume. Now, back to our story. It was pretty amazing to watch the knob magically turn. It was like something straight out of Bewitched, which incidentally is featured in a statue of actress Elizabeth Montgomery in Salem, Mass. I thought it was the greatest thing and couldn’t wait to go and visit my aunt and uncle. Aunt Mae was a bit of a free spirit and was also the first person I knew that had an 8-track tape player in her car. She was about the same age as my mother, but she was a big fan of Elvis Presley and had a tape or two in the car. She also made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by mixing the two together. I thought that was cool. Part of the reason I was in awe of the TV remote control, is because I spent

Harris Blackwood part of my life as a TV remote control. Our set did not have the wireless gizmo, so the job fell to me and my brother to change the channel, adjust the volume and move the rabbit ears. At this point, I digress to explain to the younger set that rabbit ears was the name given to pair of extended antennas that had to be adjusted at every channel change. When we got a color TV, we added a little aluminum foil to make the picture a little better. That’s all l have to say about that. When you are a human TV remote, your parents might dispatch you into the den to warm up the TV. Again, for those who missed that era, TV sets had numerous tubes that required a little time before the picture appeared. I doubt Polley realized what an impact his invention would have on American life. The first one looked like something straight out of a science fiction movie. He was presented an Emmy in 1997 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with coinventor Bob Adler. When Adler died in 2007, Polley said the invention was “the greatest thing since the wheel.” I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it changed the world for a generation of TV watchers, not to mention a generation of kids who didn’t have to crawl around on the floor to change the channel. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

government contacts U.S. Rep Rob Woodall, 1725 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, 202-225-4272, fax 202225-4696; 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-232-3005, fax 770-232-2909; Sen. Saxby Chambliss, 416 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, 202224-3521; 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1340, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-763-9090, fax, 770226-8633; chambliss. Sen. Johnny Isakson, 120 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, 202224-3643, fax, 202-2280724; One Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 970, Atlanta, GA

30339, 770-661-0999, fax, 770-661-0768; State legislators District 45 Sen. Renee Unterman, 121-E State Capitol, Atlanta, 30334, 404-463-1368; P.O. Box 508, Buford, 30518, 770-945-1887; renee. District 47 Sen. Frank Ginn, 321-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, 30334, 404- 656-4700; P. O. Box 1136, Danielsville, 30633; 706- 680-4466; District 49 Sen. Butch Miller, 2420 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, 30504, 678-989-5301; 109 State Capitol, Atlanta, 30334, 404651-7738; butch.miller@

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Knowing better but not doing so When Nix, the unpredictable, funniest kid in our family, was 4 years old, he found himself in some bit of trouble, though we’ve now all forgotten what it was. Only the punch line lingers in our minds. “Nix, why did you do that?” his mama asked in her strictest tone. The cotton-topped youngster spread his hands, palms up, his blue eyes wide at his predicament. “I don’t know. I know better, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.” See, Nix, at 4, summed up what the rest of us need to remember: Most of the time we know better than what we actually do. As Mama would say, “We cut off our noses to spite our faces.” If we all stop and think about it, many of our undoings are our own doings. But we just can’t help ourselves. In my speaking contracts is a clause that says payment is due on the day of event and if not paid, there is a 10 percent penalty. It normally works beautifully and keeps me from having to chase money once the engagement is said and done.

Ronda Rich A few years ago, a company didn’t pay on time which put that clause into play. The event I had done was a huge success so they had already engaged me for the following year. When they balked at the penalty, I insisted. They paid it, but canceled the next engagement. I wasn’t surprised. At the time we debated the clause, I knew there was a good chance it would cost me much more in the long run. I knew better, but I didn’t do better. I just couldn’t help myself. I’m thinking now about all of this because of a letter I received from a disgruntled reader who chastised me for encouraging a friend and offering prayer when she was going through a difficult time. The woman maintained that such offers were worthless and empty. Giving her money or food was

the better solution. The woman, who actually signed her name (most letters like this are anonymous), wrote that in the course of two years she, a pharmacist, had lost her job, marriage and home and was reduced to living out of her car. Words of encouragement and prayers meant nothing to her, she noted. She needed more. I understand that. I wrote back and was glad I did because when her second note arrived, I read between the lines to see what truly had happened. The woman is a pro at alienating folks. This is not a good trait to have in times when jobs are so hard to come by because if budget cuts come, the difficult folks, no matter how talented or smart, will be the ones who are released. Given the choice of keeping one of two employees, would you choose the nice one or the mean one? I know someone who, literally, cannot get along with anyone. Wherever she goes, she cuts a wide swath of discontent and quarreling. She huffs and puffs that no one likes her and, as you might imagine, it’s everyone else’s fault,

never hers. She’s the victim. Whenever Claudette tells me a story of some kind of conflict that the woman’s in, I laugh and say, “There she goes again. Winning friends wherever she goes.” I often say, “Does she not realize that the common denominator in all these disagreements is her?” You would think that sooner or later, folks like this would realize they’re the masters of many of their own disasters, either by attitude or actions. You’d think they’d straighten up and take charge. You’d think. We can all do better especially when we know better. Sometimes we have to overcome our natural inclinations and take control. It’s so simple that even a child can figure it out. Why can’t we? Ronda Rich is the Gainesville-based author of several books, including “What Southern Women Know About Faith.” Sign up for her newsletter at www. Her column appears weekly.

Prepare for hurricane season boredom The “hurricane season” is now upon us. This past week, we survived our first threat, with the potential for more to come over the course of the next five or six months. That said, I recall past experiences with hurricanes and tropical storms, and won’t be unprepared again. Three valuable lessons I learned from previous skirmishes with these storms: 1. The television doesn’t work without power (a crushing blow); 2. To children, Monopoly game pieces are good eatin’; and 3. Hardly any televisions are battery-operated. With that in mind, I am currently in the midst of preparations to alleviate the hellish boredom that comes with being without power, without light, without a microwave oven, without TV, VCR, or AC, but with a bunch of people stuck in a hot room with nothing to do. My wife finds these lack of modern amenities endearing – a chance to interact and be creative without the squawk of contemporary convenience. She envisions inviting

Len Robbins family members over to our house to sit around in the dark and talk, engage in light-hearted banter, play games or participate in popular sing-a-longs like “Kumbayah,” “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” or “Yammo Be There” – which was, according to news reports, one of Saddam Hussein’s favorite methods of torture. I’d rather stick a giant Tsquare up my rear (another Saddam fave). Don’t get me wrong. I love my family, love being around them. But I can’t be around anybody for more than five hours at a single sitting, even myself. That’s why I take a nap every four hours. Thus, I have prepared a listing of some things you can do during a hurricane to break up the monotony, have some fun, and pre-

serve your sanity. You are welcome in advance. ■ Darts. Darts don’t require any electricity. All you need is a dart and a board, and if you have children, a suit of rigid armor. While fun during the daytime, the merriment multiplies with no lighting. ■ Hide-and-seek. Kids love hide-and-seek, and adults can too, if they know how to play. Here’s what I do: Right before you’re about to play, grab a good book and a flashlight. When you hide, lock yourself in the bathroom or a closet or in the attic. Those boneheads won’t find you for hours. ■ Cards. If you’re stuck in the house for hours, you might as well make a buck. Break the piggy-banks, put the candles on the dining room table, and start a lengthy round of Texas Hold ‘Em (Side note: Most kids under six don’t know the rules of Texas Hold ‘Em, which could be an advantage if you can find some to play). ■ Contests that provoke

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sleep. I love sleeping during storms. Problem is, I always have all these people running around my house, yelling and stuff. The goal is: Get everybody else to sleep too. For children, you have to wear them out. One way to do that is contests. Some surefire suggestions include: Push-up or pull-up contests (children are notoriously weak); night boxing (a knockout is a form of sleep); spinning contests (first kid to pass out wins!); drinking games (warm milk laced with Benadryl). For adults, I’d suggest the following, in order: drinking games (substituting Benadryl with vodka), then spinning contests, more drinking games, then night boxing. Remember: If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. Or is it the other way around? Len Robbins is editor and publishers of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.

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POLICE from page 2A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■ A driver involved in a traffic accident on Curk Roberts Road on May 18 was transported to the county line at Peachtree Road where he was turned over to Barrow County authorities. A bad check warrant had been issued for his arrest. ■ A portable Sony Playstation was reported stolen by a Sosebee Road resident on May 20. A suspect was identified. ■ A Bill Watkins Road resident reported May 17 that an antique bench had been removed from her yard. ■ A Jim David Road resident reported the theft of flower pots containing Yucca plants from the end of the driveway on May 19. The resident said since a neighbor had appointed himself as head of his own neighborhood watch, a number of similar situations had been occurring. This was not the first complaint involving the neighbor. ■ Extra patrol was requested May 17 for Nancy Industrial Boulevard after a Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority employee reported a criminal trespass incident. Several beer bottles including a cool one was found near the gate and illegal dumping was discovered in the cul de sac. ■ A driver stopped May 17 for having the wrong tag on his Ford F-150 was taken into custody after it was learned his license was suspended and he had been previously warned about the tag which had been improperly transferred from a Toyota Tundra. ■ A verbal dispute was

reported at an Ebenezer Church Road location on May 16. The matter involved finances. The female agreed to stay with friends for the night. ■ A harassing phone calls complaint was filed by a Hoschton resident May 15 after the wife of the father of the complainant’s daughter continued to send harassing text messages by phone and Facebook after an April 26 request to stop. ■ A dispute was reported May 16 at an Arbor Trace location, a foreclosure property. ■ A Lewis Braselton Boulevard business operator reported a criminal damage incident which may have occurred while a vehicle was parked at the location. The damage, scratches of an obscenity on the rear driver’s side and rear hatch, would cost $600 to repair but the damage could have occurred prior to the Dodge Durango being left at the business. ■ On May 15, a Woods Creek Road resident reported her neighbor’s garage door was open which was unusual. A check revealed all doors were secured and the neighbor agreed to secure the garage door. ■ A verbal dispute at a Wehunt Road location on May 15 ended with a man being taken into custody on a warrant out of Barrow County. The man was transported to Winder Highway where a Barrow County deputy assumed custody. ■ A Hoschton resident reported the theft by taking of tires from her Toyota 4 Runner which had been taken to a Tap Wood Road location for repairs. The complain-

ant said the repairman had removed her tires and placed then on his girlfriend’s vehicle. The suspect is currently incarcerated. ■ A verbal dispute was reported May 14 at a Garner Road address where the caller feared the situation over a vehicle would turn physical. ■ While at a call of a suspicious person and suspicious vehicle call on Clydes Way in Hoschton on May 13, a deputy scraped another patrol car at the scene in an effort to avoid hitting a dog on a leash. A crowd of people had gathered to talk with law enforcement about the case. Minor damage was reported to the cars. ■ A verbal dispute was reported May 14 at a Reynolds Road location. The complainant had already been advised by another deputy to seek relief in Magistrate Court to obtain her personal belongings left when she moved out. ■ A harassing phone calls report was logged May 14 after a Braselton resident received a call about an unclaimed package. ■ A West Jefferson Street resident reported a subject he identified as the driver of a red Dodge Dakota was laying drags in front of his address on May 14. ■ A Rent-A-Center representative requested a May 14 report be made about the residents of a Hog Mountain Road address who were behind on rent for two 60-inch plasma TVs. ■ A Ford pickup truck laying drags as the driver turned onto Highway 60 from Highway 124 on May 13 was stopped by a deputy who had been sitting at the traffic signal. Talking with the driver,

the deputy detected the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the man whose face was flush and whose eyes were bloodshot. The man was taken into custody for driving under the influence and laying drags. ■ A Skelton Road resident reported her fireproof jewelry box containing jewelry was missing after an April 8 fire. The resident, who had been at home at the time of the fire, had been transported to the hospital. She has since been unable to locate the jewelry box. ■ A woman’s bra was reported near the retention pond at Publix on Highway 332 on May 13. ■ A possible theft was reported May 12 after two persons went into halves on a $20 lottery ticket that netted $1,000. One of the partners on the ticket now says the other partner may have already cashed the ticket in since he is claiming the lottery ticket was stolen. The matter was civil in nature.


Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival Saturday’s performance schedule 10-11 a.m. – Kings Hill – Gospel music 11 a.m. to noon – Mal McEwen – Chainsaw srtist Noon – 1 p.m. – David Leon – Country singer 1–2 p.m. – Chattahoochee Chain Gang – Bluegrass Band 2-3 p.m. – Danny Ray Cole – Fiddler, singer 3-4 p.m. - Mal McEwen – Chainsaw artist 4-5 p.m. – Chattahoochee Chain Gang Food vendors Atlanta Tropical Breeze (29+ Flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice), Fatty’s of Atlanta (Sabretts Hot Dogs, potato knish and Italian Ice), Darrell (Fried pork rinds (4-5 flavors), roasted and boiled peanuts and Romanian pastries), Crepes (sandwiches and other specialties on a crepe) and Wing Slingers (local folk’s favorite hangout for good wings, beer and other things). Admission is free to Saturday’s festival event. Visit www. or phone 770-540-1099. See more on the festival at

Hoschton arts council announces Concerts from the Veranda The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council will present Concerts from the Veranda every second Saturday night of June through September. The concerts will be held on the veranda of the Arts Centers at 74 White St behind City Hall from 8 to 10 PM. The concerts are free to the public. The concert series kicks off on June 9 with Doug Thompson as Elvis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food and drinks will be sold by the HHAC. Sponsors for the series are being sought. Visit or phone 770-540-1099.


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Former Mill Creek standout named All-American From staff reports ATHENS — University of Georgia golfer and former Mill Creek standout Emily Burger was recently named an AllAmerican by the National Golf Coaches Assocition (NGCA) at its annual banquet May 25 after the conclusion of the NCAA Championships in Franklin, Tenn. Burger was tabbed second-team AllAmerica, while teammate Marta Silva Zamora secured honorable mention

recognition. Burger produced the Bulldogs’ best stroke average in 2011-12, a 73.28 mark that ranks seventh in school history. The junior from Hoschton also led Georgia counting rounds at 98.3 percent and notched three top-10 and seven top-20 individual finishes in 10 tournaments. A 2009 Mill Creek High School graduate, Burger helped to lead

the Lady Hawks to consecutive Georgia AAAAA state championships as a junior and a senior. Silva Zamora became just the second four-time All-American in Georgia women’s golf history, joining Shauna Estes (1997-2000). The senior from Compostela de Santiago, Spain, also earned firstteam recognition as a sophomore and junior and honorable mention Burger status as a freshman.

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Silva Zamora recorded a 73.31 average, amazingly just a single stroke more than Burger in 29 rounds played during 201112 – 2125 strokes for Burger vs. 2126 for Silva Zamora. The 2011 National Player of the Year, Silva Zamora leaves Georgia with three of the top-10 averages in school history, No. 1 in 2010-11, No. 3 in 2009-10 and No. 8 in 2011-12. This season marks the 15th time in Georgia history that two or more golfers earned NGCA All-America honors.

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UGA gets eliminated by Tennessee in SEC tourney From staff reports

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The Mill Creek baseball team listens to head coach Doug Jones for some final thoughts on the season and the Hawks’ historic state playoff run after Mill Creek’s loss to Parkview in the Class AAAAA state semifinals.

Some final thoughts on Mill Creek baseball, area sports and life

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Sports Editor Since I was little, I remember hearing the old saying, “it’s not the end result, it’s how you get there,” or variations of it.

I believe you never really understand these adages until you experience them in some way. This week marks my last as the Sports Editor of The Paper. I leave on good terms as I will take an opportunity down in Florida. These last two years with The Paper have been special for a variety of reasons. Looking back, they seem like a blur, but they were filled with memories — most of them pleasant ones. The best part of this job is the opportunity to tell the “untold.” Stories that would get little, if any, attention otherwise. Our goal at The Paper is and always has been to provide our readers with “hyper-local”

coverage. I took pride in this and did my best to do my part in providing readers with the sports stories they cared about. Whether that was Friday night football coverage of your favorite high school team or a spotlight on your son’s or daughter’s tennis team, it made no difference to me, just as long as I felt I was accomplishing our goal. It’s funny how things turn out sometimes. As it would turn out, the last high school event I covered for The Paper almost became one of the biggest stories in the history of this newspaper, which was founded in 2006.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After forcing a game three on the final day of the Knoxville Super Regional, the No. 10 overall seed University of Georgia softball team fell 2-1 in the final game of the season to the No. 7 overall seed Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Georgia finishes the 2012 season with a 45-17 record, the 11th time that the Bulldogs have reached 40 or more wins in a season, all of which have come under the leadership of Head Coach Lu Harris-Champer. Tennessee will Harris-Champer move on the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City with a 52-12 record to face Alabama on Thursday. Georgia rebounded from Saturday’s loss to force a deciding game three in the Knoxville Super Regional with a 1-0 win. Erin Arevalo gave up just two hits to earn the complete-game win to move to 27-8 on the year. Ellen Renfroe suffered the loss to drop to 27-4 on the year after allowing one unearned run on three hits and pair of walks. Georgia took the first shot of the game by going up 1-0 in the Arevalo bottom third. Junior Macie Couey singled down toward third base before advancing to second after a junior Tess Sito hit by pitch. Couey was then allowed to score off of a Lady Vol fielding error at senior Ashley Pauly’s turn at bat.

Other recent signings Mill Creek Jalen Bracey (BBB): Brevard Daniel Loudermilk (BBB): Emmanuel Paul Evans (BBB): Virginia-WIse Cailey Stevens (tennis): West Georgia Jackson County

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Mill Creek senior Mallory Kolts recently signed a scholarship to play tennis for North Georgia College and State University. From left to right: Parents Terry Chastain and Jan Chastain and father Brent Kolts.

Jackson County High senior Rachel Pasko recently signed a cross country scholarship to run at Georgia College & State University. Seated from left: Chris Pasko, Rachel Pasko and Amy Pasko. Standing from left: assistant principal Joe Lancaster, JCCHS coach Joseph Brubaker, coach Cora Andrews, athletics director Jason Holcombe and principal Scott Smith.

Danni Cunningham (GBB): Andrew Haley Shinall (SB): Emmanuel Jalen Banks (BSB): Maryville (Tenn.) Trey Sorrells (BSB): Andrew Kolin Zimmer (BSB): Oglethorpe Jefferson Cain Finch (wrest.): Newberry (S.C.) Matt Bowen (BSB): Emmanuel

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The Brenau University softball team lost 5-1 to Shorter College and 2-1 to Oklahoma City on May 22 at the NAIA Softball National Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. With the two losses in the double elimination tournament, Brenau’s (44-16) season is now complete. The Golden Tigers led 1-0 in the first inning, but Oklahoma City had two big doubles in the top of the sixth to score two runs and defeat Brenau. Tiffany Schandera led the Golden Tigers going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Shorter (5311) defeated Oklahoma City (47-20) 1-0 to claim its first ever NAIA title.

The Slack Auto parts 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race returns to Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson June 9. The event is set to begin approximately at 7:45 p.m. with driver introductions. Chase Elliot, the 16-year-old son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliot, is a track favorite and is coming off a Prol Late Model win at Gresham a few weeks ago. Max Gresham, grandson of track owner Jim Gresham, won the Slack Auto 150 last year. Visit for more information and ticket costs.

The local Jefferson, FC Academy teams are hosting tryouts during Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m. each day at the Jefferson Parks and Recreation fields. The tryouts are for boys and girls in the following age groups: U9, U10 and U12. Players in the Academy are coming all the way from Hoschton. The local U10 Boys Jefferson, FC team recently conquered the runnerup trophy in the 2012 Extreme UFA Soccer Cup, held in Cumming.



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Stories play out the way they do for a reason The Mill Creek baseball team made a historic run through the state playoffs this year in an improbable way. They entered the season after losing 12 seniors — many of which were regular starters — from the Elite Eight team the season prior. With a middle infield that had never played a varsity baseball game and a handful of players seeing their first real dose of playing time after riding the bench last season, the Hawks advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in the eight-year history of the program. After a two-hour rain delay in Game 1 of the semifinal series

with Parkview, the Hawks battled back to take a lead, before a bases loaded walk-off hit gave the host Panthers a 5-4 win. Parkview would take Game 2 5-0 and eventually go on to win their second straight state title, beating Brookwood in the championship, but what the Hawks accomplished this season did not and shouldn’t go overlooked. The Hawks fielded at a .960 average this season, a remarkable stat in high school baseball in general, much less with a team that featured new faces a virtually every position. Obviously, the team would

Summer sports camp calendar SOCCER JCPR holding tryouts The Jackson County parks and recreation department will be holding U912, U13 and U14 academy tryouts for boys and girls June 4, 5 and 12. Call 706-207-8632 for more information.

Chestatee Academy hosting camp A Chestatee Academy Soccer Camp for players in grades 5-8 will be held June 4-8 at Chestatee Academy. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and will be led by Emmanuel College head coach Scott Borchers. For more information, contact Jason Chesser at or at 706200-6088.

JCPR to host camp A soccer camp will be held June 1114 at Hoschton Park and July 16-19 at East Jackson Park. The camp is hosted by Classic Soccer Academy. Call 706-693-0892 to register. There will be a developmental camp for ages 4-14 and a goal keeper academy camp for ages 8-14.

Tavani Soccer Camp Coach Gregg Tavani will lead the annual Tavani Soccer Camp June 18-22 at the Jefferson Parks and Rec fields. Entering its tenth year and third year coming to Jefferson, the camp is designed to be both intense and fun. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and is intended for boys and girls ages 6-15. Cost of the camp is $160 and includes a leather handstitched soccer ball, camp T-shirt and a personal player evaluation. Register online at

have liked to end their season even more historically by winning a state championship, but if there is one thing I have learned these past two years, it’s that it is incredibly hard to win a state title, no matter the sport. As a reporter covering a team, the standard “great story” is a local state championship team, but I’ve found that isn’t always the case. It isn’t always about whether a team wins a region, area or a state title, but how that team gets there. For Jefferson High wrestling, it’s about how long they can keep their dual and traditional title streaks going. For the 2010-11

a.m. to 1 p.m. and the cost is $75 if registered before June 1 or $100 after June 1. The camp will be held at the Winder-Barrow Softball Complex next to Chimney’s golf course off Highway 11. For information e-mail monty.mcclure@

Lady Dragons Softball Kiddie Camp at Jefferson High The Jefferson High softball team will host a camp for young players June 11-14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. College softball coaches, past college players and current high school players will assist in teaching softball fundamentals in a challenging but fun way. Cost is $60 until June 4 and $70 on the first day of the camp. For a registration form, email coach Melissa Mullis at

Lady Dragon Middle School Softball Camp A softball camp for Jefferson Middle School students will be held June 11-14 from 1-5 p.m. each day. College softball coaches, past college players and current high school players will assist in teaching softball fundamentals. The cost of the camp is $100 until June 4 and $115 on the first day of the camp. For a registration form, email head coach Melissa Mullis at

Dragon Football Camp

Chelzey Watson with North Georgia Elite will hold a summer basketball camp July 16-19. Camp will be broken into two divisions, with grades 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 4-9 p.m. Contact Chelzey for more information and to pre-register:

Jefferson High School will host the annual Dragon Football Camp July 16-20. Varsity high school coaches and players will share their secrets of success to the next generation of Dragons. Ages 7-14 are welcome. This camp is strongly encouraged for all youth registering for the 2012 recreation season through Jefferson Parks and Rec. The cost is $60 (if registered for 7-12 Jefferson Rec tackle football). Contact Colton Green at 706-3675116 or for more information or to sign up.

FOOTBALL JCPR registration still open Registration for Jackson County Parks and Rec youth football and cheerleading will remain open until June 1. The cost is $100. Football participants will need to bring a $75 equipment deposit check to be dated Nov 10, 2012. The check will be destroyed if equipment is returned by Nov 10. For more information, call JCPR at 706367-6350.

Atlanta Falcon LB to host camp Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will host a football skills camp June 2 at Flowery Branch High School for ages 7-16. The cost of the camp is $50-75. Contact Mares Management, LLC at for more information.

Future Panther Camp

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School will host a Future Panther Football Camp for participants in grades 1-8. Cost is $75 per camper. Make checks payable to JCCHS TD Club and mail to P.O. Box K, Jefferson Ga. 30549 or email lianne.daniel@gmail. com for questions.

Apalachee High School will offer a baseball camp for boys entering 1st - 9th grades the week of June 4. The camp will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $60. For more information email If you register for the Apalachee basketball camp and baseball camp, a free lunch will be provided by the AHS cafeteria.

BASKETBALL Apalachee camp

Barrow schools teaming up for camp

Apalachee High School will offer a basketball camp for boys entering 1st - 9th grades the week of June 4. The basketball camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $50. For information email Kevin.Morris@barrow.k12. If you register for the Apalachee basketball camp and baseball camp, a free lunch will be provided by the AHS cafeteria.

this year’s Mill Creek baseball team, who ended their playing careers after the Parkview series. I have to admit, the idea of covering a historic state championship baseball team as my last hoorah with The Paper crossed my mind, but nothing can be taken away from that Mill Creek team. As with those six seniors, I won’t have a chance to be a part of what could be next year or for years to come, but that doesn’t make the journey any less sweet. My last two years here haven’t been perfect, much like some of the seasons I covered, but as those teams did, I learned from mistakes and used that to move on to what lied ahead. For me, that now is Florida, but I won’t forget “how I got there.”

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The budding athlete can find a sports camp at either of the high schools in Barrow County. Winder-Barrow and Apalachee are joining to offer a summer softball camp for girls ages 5-13 the week of June 4. The times are 9

Jackson County boys’ basketball team and the 2012 JCCHS baseball team, it was about finishing the season with the best records in recent program history. High school sports are special in the fact that they still hold a “pure” factor that colleges and pro sports have lost or never had in the first place. Sure, even high school sports aren’t perfect, with recruiting scandals, controversial coaching changes, etc., but for the most part, prep sports remain as the only level (other than some youth leagues) that feature a high-level of competition with little impurity and controversy. While it is often stated how college athletes will “go pro in something other than sports,” something similar can be said about most prep athletes. This is the case with the six seniors on

Mill Creek Youth Football Camp The Mill Creek High School football program will host of camp for elementary and middle school boys interested in learning the fundamentals and skills of football. The camp will run July 9-12 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost of the camp is $85 and includes a T-shirt. Camp registration is handled by Mill Creek Community School. Checks can be made payable to Mill Creek Community School, 4400 Braselton Hwy, Hoschton, Ga. 30548 or payment can be made in person.

Apalachee High camp The 7th annual Apalachee football camp is set for June 18-21 for grades 1-8. Camp times are 9 a.m. to 11:30 and activities will be held at the AHS football field. Cost is $60 if registered before June 18 or $80 after June 18. For information contact shane.davis@

TENNIS JPR hosting USAT camp Two weeks of tennis instruction will be available from June 4-7 and June 11-14 at the Jefferson middle school courts. A one-hour class will be $50 for a week and a 1.5 hour class is $70 a week. A $10 discount will be given for participants that sign up for both weeks. The prices include a T-shirt. The camp will consist of three age groups: 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14. For more information contact Colton Green at

VOLLEYBALL Lady Falcons camp A volleyball camp will be held at Flowery Branch High School June 5-7 for grades 3-8. This camp will be an introduction to volleyball and costs $60. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For more information, contact FBHS head coach Richard Godfrey at

Got info about a camp? The Paper welcomes information about summer camps, summer team tryouts and other sports-related summer programs. Send information about the camp, tryout or program, including dates, times, age requirements and costs to



Jackson and Hall hosting Relay For Life June 1-2 It’s time for Relay For Life in Jackson County this weekend — June 1-2. It is also Relay time in Hall County with the event taking place at Road Atlanta in Braselton. (See more on Page 6B.) Remember that it isn’t too late to get involved and support those who have survived from cancer, those who have cancer and for those who have loved ones with Farah cancer. Bohannon This Columnist event is a great way to fundraise and hopefully find a cure for this debilitating disease. Luckily there are several of these events that occur in our community, including the event that will take place this weekend at East Jackson Comprehensive High School starting at 7 p.m. Victoria Patrick, community manager for the American Cancer Society, says she is excited to share that there are 333 participants, 30 teams and $54,613 raised so far. This number can still rise until this weekend, we just need your help, says Patrick. So far, the top teams consist of Wayne Farms with $8,714 raised, St, Paul’s Baptist Church which has raised $4,851 and Mission Possible with $3,358. Other groups include Ring Container Technologies, JHS Varsity Cheerleaders, Commerce School System, Holly Springs UMC and several others. So far, so good! Anyone can help by simply donating online by visiting the Relay for Life website, searching for the location of the event and clicking on “donate to event” on the right hand side of the screen. Congratulations to the top participants for this event — C.D. Kidd, who has raised $2,261, Annie Hughey with $1,271 and Gail Banks with $1,106. Every dollar counts! As always, there will be several fun games and activities for the teams and participants. There will also be several different food options as well as entertainment for all ages. The opening ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the survivor lap at 7:15 p.m. The special luminaria ceremony will take place at 9:30 p.m. For those who aren’t familiar with this ceremony, each luminaria bag represents a person whose life has been affected by cancer. Each one is personalized with a name, photo, message by a Relay for Life participant or supporter in memory or honor of someone. Luminarias line the track, illuminating the environment and the mood softens as everyone remembers their loved ones who have struggled with cancer. If you’re interested, Victoria Patrick says, “It is never too late to join a team. We’ve had successful teams join just two weeks before the event. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to join, volunteering the day of the event is absolutely wonderful.” Even if you aren’t able to attend the event, you can donate. Relay For Life takes any amount — big or small — and it is all for a great cause. Please visit for more information. You can also get more information about relaying and fundraising in Jackson County by visiting http:// TR?pg=entry&fr_id=39847 The Paper will also provide a follow up story about Jackson County Relay for Life, so stay tuned! Farah Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Winder. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Reach her at

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Ceil Jarrett has lent a collection of family heirlooms to the Crawford Long Museum for an exhibit “The Threads of the Civil War.” Jarrett’s family history is forever linked with Memorial Day celebrations in Jefferson. Her great, grandfather, Miles Jefferson Patrick, was one of the town’s first volunteer soldiers for the Confederate Army.

The threads of time

Crawford W. Long Museum displays clothing, artifacts from Civil War era By BRANDEE A. THOMAS Regional staff

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A pair Civil-War era women’s shoes are on display in the Crawford Long Museum in Jefferson.

It is likely Mary Jane Merk Patrick wiped away a few tears as she said goodbye to her husband. Even in her sadness, the 27-year-old bride probably felt a bit of pride knowing that Miles Jefferson Patrick was one of the first native sons to leave Jefferson as a volunteer to fight in the Civil War. Who knows what tender words were exchanged between the two or what displays of affection were shared? This generation can only speculate that he may have placed a loving hand on her pregnant belly before he walked away. What they said and did is fodder for the imagination, but one thing is known: The 28-year-old soldier never made it back home. He died in 1862 in Yorktown, Va., leaving Merk Patrick, who’d given birth to his five children, a widow. As was customary in the antebellum south, Merk Patrick donned “widow’s weeds” for several years after her husband’s death. The “weeds” were the all-black attire worn by widows following the death of their husbands. One of her mourning outfits is on display at the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson as a part of “The Threads of the Civil War” exhibit. “Women didn’t work much back then, so after her husband died, she and her children lived with various family members,” said Ceil Jarrett, who is their great-great-granddaughter. “They moved around from family to family. I think that’s pretty pitiful.” Jarrett served as a consultant for the project, which will run through Oct. 31 at the museum located at 28 College St. in Jefferson. “Women were expected to be in mourning for two or three years,” Jarrett said.

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Summer signs: Vacation Bible School time School is out for the summer and many families look for a return to school – if only for a week of Vacation Bible School. Across Jackson and surrounding counties, churches are offering Vacation Bible School and camp opportunities that can expose young people to new friends, including Jesus Christ. Here is a listing of a number of summer offerings:

hosting its Vacation Bible School kickoff with registration at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Vacation Bible School will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 4-8 for ages 3 through sixth graders with the theme “Sky: Everything is Possible with God.” Madison Street Baptist is located at 188 Madison St., in Commerce. Call 706-335-6358.

Marantha Baptist Church is continuing Vacation Bible School through June 1 from 6:30-9 p.m. with the theme Rainforest Adventure for Pre-K through fifth grade. A youth bazaar is being held for sixth through 12th grade. The church is located at 65 Ebenezer Church Road, Jefferson.

Walnut Fork Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School, themed Amazing Wonders Aviation, on June 4-8 from 5:458:15 p.m. with dinner provided for ages 3 through fifth grade. Call 706-654-3904 or visit

Maysville Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m. on June 10-14 for children from age 4 through fifth graders. Register online at

Victory Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday with a 5:30-8 p.m. event for ages 4-12. The remainder of the Vacation Bible School will be from 5:45-8 p.m. on June 4-7. The church is located at 4030 Danielsville Road, Athens. Email prissysue04321@



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Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6:308:30 p.m. June 4-8 for ages 3 through teens. “Adventures on Promise Island” is the theme. Food, fun and Bible lessons will be offered with a Friday night filled with special activities. Abundant Life Fellowship is located on Arcade Park Road. Call 706-543-0913. sss

Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6:158:45 p.m. on June 4-8. The theme is Bug Zone. Pre-registration was held May 26. Dr. Keith D. Cubb is the pastor. Call 706367-8554. sss

Maysville United Methodist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m. June 4-8 with the theme as “AdvenSee BIBLE SCHOOL, page 4B



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Evening BULLI classes appealing By RAMONA GRACE EVANS

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HSJC Fundraising Volunteer Paula Matzko, left, and President of the Board of Directors Margaret Lang, right, presented Chris Chapman with a certificate after his company raised almost $1,000 in 2011 for the “Pounding Posts for the Pups” fundraiser.

Businesses help support HSJC From staff reports In an effort to support the future shelter construction of the Humane Society of Jackson County, local businesses have been getting creative. The need for a permanent structure for the rescue of homeless animals has been on the minds and concerns of county residents since well before the establishment of the humane society in 1998. With a land deed still up in the air, the society board members are welcoming any and all fundraising ideas for consideration and approval. For the second summer, Chapman Fence Company, Inc. of Jefferson, is partnering with the HSJC for “Pounding Posts for the Pups.” For fences installed by the company between April 1 and July 31, with the customer’s indication of wanting to be a part of the fundraiser, 50 cents per post driven into the ground will be donated toward the construction of the animal shelter. Last summer, the fundraiser earned close to $1,000. Offering a variety in fencing, gates and pools, Chapman Fence Company Inc., services Northeast Georgia, Athens, Jefferson and Macon. “My wife, Kim, and I are

animal lovers. We have two dogs and a cat at the shop and three dogs at home — I am just glad we can help,” said Chris Chapman, owner of the fencing company. “Jackson County is in dire need of an animal shelter. I think that is one thing most taxpayers are in agreement on.” Other creative projects include dog walking at Traditions Walk, a fundraiser conducted by resident children, and the Gold & Silver Party, hosted by County Gold and Silver Buyers of Hoschton last November, donating 20 percent of sales to the society. In its third year, the Miss Puppy Love Contest brought in close to $2,000 this past April. With more summer activities and fundraisers to come, the society urges the community to get involved. The ReTail store in Jefferson is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Also on the calendar adoption days, a fundraiser on June 8 at Masterpiece Mixers and a final Yappy Hour at Wing Slingers in Hoschton on June 21. Visit for more ways to get involved. Call 866-888-6967 or 706-3679511 or visit chapmanfence. com for information.

Registration for the first-ever offering of Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute classes in Braselton has been extended to last day of May for the summer term. Set to begin June 4 and last through July 13, long-term membership has been reduced to $60 for the summer term with additional classes costing $35 each. Non-members are able to pay the individual price fee for short classes. Members are welcomed to sign-up for full-length courses or shortterm, lasting two weeks. Many area residents are taking ad-

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Nicholson Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6-9 p.m. on June 3-7 for ages Pre-K through 12th grade. A Vacation Bible School rally will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday. A meal will be provided nightly and June 7 is Family Night with hot dogs and the trimmings being served for families. “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the theme. Sign up by coming to the rally or by calling the church office at 706-757-3412. sss

Solid Rock Baptist Church in Maysville is hosting Vacation Bible School from 7-9 p.m. on June 4-8 for ages 2 through teens. The theme is “Sonlight Express, Jesus & Me.” Call Robin at 706-654-8257. sss


Center Union Baptist Church on Ednaville Road in Braselton will be having Vacation Bible School from 7-9 p.m. on June 4-8 featuring Sonlight Express as the theme. Snacks will be served each night. sss

St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, located at 180 Elrod Road, Jefferson, is hosting Vacation Bible School from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 11 through June 15. The theme will be Wilderness Adventures. Contact 706-367-7220 or visit www.

Arbor Pointe United Methodist

Adventures On Promise Island is the theme for Vacation Bible


Merk Patrick was laid to rest in Jefferson Like the former wearer, the clothing and jewelry have proven to be resilient over the last century and a half, despite being stored somewhat randomly. “We found things in boxes under beds, but they were all in great shape,” Jarrett said. “The widow’s weeds hung in my closet for as long as I can remember, but we thought the museum would be a better place for them.” Vicki Starnes, the museum’s manager, also can’t believe how well the attire has held up over the years. “They’re really in incredible shape,” Starnes said. “I can’t believe they aren’t rotten, considering they were worn more than 100 years ago.” The exhibit also contains donated pieces from Civil War re-enactor Diane Fuller and other items loaned from Jackson County residents. There are antebellum shoes, fashion magazines and even underwear. The exhibit also contains a unique

Church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 18-22. The theme is SKY! Mark 10:27 comes to life as kids learn that everything is possible with God. In return, kids will learn to trust God. Bible School is for ages 3 (with parent chaperone) through 4th grade. Fifth grade and up can come as junior counselors. The church property is at 489 Skelton Road in Hoschton; get directions on the website adn register online at www.arborpointe. org Contact Libby Christiansen at

Jefferson Presbyterian Church, located at 243 Washington St., in Jefferson, will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. on June 37. The theme is Super Heroes of the Bible. To pre-register, contact Meredith Bilow at or 706-372-0035 or visit the website at jeffersonpc. org.

THREADS from page 3B “(Merk Patrick) stayed in widow’s weeds for many years. For one thing, fabric supplies were cut off in the South during the war, so clothing wasn’t easy to come by anyway. “If people had a lot of money, they’d have a set of widow’s weeds and then their regular clothes. But a lot of people didn’t have much money, so they’d just dye their clothes black. Once you dyed them, you ultimately had widow’s weeds no matter what, since you couldn’t dye them back.” According to Jarrett, male mourners only had to wear a black armband, if they so desired, for a few months after their spouses died. Traditional antebellum mourning attire for women coincided with the period’s protocol for the different stages of grief. “The fact that this set has decorations on it tells me that (Merk Patrick) probably wore it during one of the later stages of grief,” Jarrett said. “When you were in deep mourning, you weren’t allowed to have any decorations on your clothes. Everything was plain black from head to toe. As you started coming out of mourning, you could add some color, like maybe a little deep purple.” Even despite losing her husband and her family’s breadwinner, Merk Patrick proved to be a resilient woman. “She was still around when my mother (Ann Jarrett) was a girl. My mother said she was one of the sweetest, happiest people that she knew,” Jarrett said. “She remembers that she was always smiling and happy. I don’t know how, though, considering all that she’d been through.” Though Jarrett isn’t sure how Merk Patrick maintained her cheerful demeanor, she and other history enthusiasts are able to know for sure how she dressed 150 years ago, thanks to Ann Jarrett’s forward thinking. “My very wonderful mother has always been into genealogy. She kept a lot of things,” Jarrett said.

vantage of the variety of offered subjects and close proximity to home. As of this week, Planning for an Estate Liquidation, taught by Auction Ventures in Hoschton owner Robbie Bettis, and Appalachian Culture, taught by BULLI Director Kathy Amos, are the two most popular classes. With more than 35 registered for the Braselton start-up, town officials are hopeful and excited for the future of the program. What is already looking to be a successful term will also serve as a vital tool for the future planning of the course offerings and times. “Lots of people have been interested and we’ve learned some valuable information,” said Town Manager Jennifer Dees. “Evening classes are going

pair of Civil War era earrings — made of hair. “When people died, they would make jewelry out of their hair,” Jarrett said. Another norm during that era was to place a cemetery marker in memory of fallen soldiers, since their bodies were often buried wherever they died. There’s a Confederate marker in Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson for Patrick, in the same lot where his wife was buried in 1916. Just as most people tend to focus on fallen soldiers on Memorial Day and not the families they left behind, the same is true when many people conjure images of a traditional Civil War clothing exhibit, Starnes says. “We wanted to do something different with this exhibit,” Starnes said. “Instead of military type clothing and uniforms, we wanted something that helped to paint a picture of the sacrifices that were being made on the homefront.”


to be a priority for us moving forward. BULLI has never offered them before and this community has really shown an interest in having more of those available.” Other Braselton classes are Intro to Yoga, What You Need to Know as You Retire, Wine without Pretense, Healing Arts for Everyone, Realistic Drawing Workshop, Exploring Southern Landscapes and Creative Non-Fiction Writing. Members are welcomed to register for Gainesville classes as well. Contact Town Manager Jennifer Dees at 706-654-3033 or the BULLI Office at 770-538-4705 to take advantage the extended registration.

School to be held at Hoschton United Methodist Church June 5-8 from 6-8:30 p.m. with a VBS Jamboree from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 9. Meals will be included. The church is located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. For registration, contact 404-4440072 or visit www.hoschtonumc. org sss

First Baptist Church of Jefferson is hosting Vacation Bible School June 10-15 from 5:30-8 p.m. with June 15 ending at 7 p.m. Amazing Wonders Aviation is the theme. Register online at First Baptist Church is located at 246 Washington St. in Jefferson. sss

Auburn First Baptist will host Vacation Bible School June 3–8. The theme is, “The Egypt File,” decoding the mystery of LIFE. Auburn First Baptist Church is at 1385 Sixth Ave., in Auburn. sss

Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem First UMC is planned for the week of June 3 from 6:308:45 nightly. The theme is “Dare to go Deep with God.” Register online at www.bigwhitechurch. com. The church is at 709 Christmas Ave., in Bethlehem. Contact the Rev. Parker Benson at 770867-3727. sss

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When playing along is the best way to handle granny Dear Margo: Two years ago, due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to move in with my grandmother. She’s 77, and I’m 27. She has memory loss associated with the elderly. She is also deaf, and there was very little in the way of education back then for the deaf. Lately, I’ve been noticing that she wants to use me as her interpreter. She’s developing the habit of using me to “finish” her thoughts, as in: “I want to talk about this, but ‘Sarah’ will talk to you about it.” It’s turning into something of a battle between us. Both of her sons know about the problem and have gently reminded her that I am not a professional and she shouldn’t use me as one. I am not a mind reader, and neither are her children, but she refuses to listen. Short of blowing my top (which, so far, seems to be the only way to make myself understood), what can I do? I’ve tried talking to my dad,

There is no point to getting into it with someone who is clearly impaired. — Margo, pragmatically

Dear Margo but he doesn’t want to hear that his mother is slowly getting worse. — Really in a Bind Dear Real: Your grandmother’s limitations, added to what sounds like early-onset dementia, make her immune, as it were, to rational thinking. And the hearing loss doesn’t help matters. Since the other people involved are essentially putting their heads in the sand, it falls to you to manage the situation. I suggest you do this by talking about anything you want, either taking a cue from what you think might be the subject, or just saying, “Ah, yes, Gram’s having one of her unfinished thoughts.”

Dear Margo: Since my father died eight years ago, I have become increasingly close to my mom. She is 81; I am 49. We have become best friends and do almost everything together. We spend a good deal of time together every day and call each other when we’re apart. I work as a freelancer, so my work hours are flexible, and I spend virtually all of my free time with Mom. Over the years, I have come to appreciate her as a woman and a friend. While I am very happy with this arrangement, I am afraid of the future. I have no close friends; my work is satisfying, but random; and I dread the day when I find myself alone. Given my mom’s age, I know she will not be with me forever — and I can’t stand the thought of her dying. It’s

to the point where I have trouble sleeping and have nightmares of her being gone when I do fall asleep. I know life goes on, but I don’t know how I will adjust and reconcile myself to my mom not being there. I’m usually an upbeat, positive person, but I don’t know how to cope with this tremendous fear of impending loss. — Fearing the Future Dear Fear: By my reckoning, you are almost 50 years old with no friends except for an aging mother. While it is lovely that you have come to appreciate her and love spending time together, there is something a little off about your insulation, along with your fear of the inevitable. Forgive me, but yours is a neurotic, immature approach to realism, and I would suggest for your mental health, both now and “after,” that you see a therapist who could be useful in getting you on a healthier, less troubled emotional track.


— Margo, conventionally Dear Margo: My husband and I are having a difference of opinion, and I wondered whether you could help us out. We are planning a vacation this summer with our 18-year-old daughter, our family friend of 32 years and his 17-year-old daughter. The plan is to share the cost of a cabin, but each family would pay for their own food and entertainment. Now there is a possibility that our friend will not be able to come, in which case we would pay the entire cabin cost, but I suggested we still have his daughter come. My husband says if we invite her, then we should be responsible for paying for all of her food and entertainment. I think it would be appropriate to ask her dad to send funds with her to pay for the things that we were planning to do if he were going to be there. Can you tell me what the proper etiquette is for

this situation? — Summer Planner Dear Sum: I think your issue is not so much about etiquette as it is about common sense and hospitality. Since the young woman would be a pal for your daughter, and should she show up unaccompanied, I think the proper thing is for your family to pay for her food and entertainment. She is, after all, one person. There is a chance that the friend may, in fact, show up, but should he not, my bet is that he will send his daughter with funds. If she offers to pay her own way for some things, that could be an on-the-spot decision based on what you think would make her feel more at ease. — Margo, comfortably Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at margo.

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries every other week at their clinic at 610 Barrow Park Drive in Winder. Upcoming dates are June 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 21, 11, 25 and 26 . Prices are $75 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $60 for a female dog up to 25 pounds, $50 for a male dog or for a female cat and $30 for a male cat. All surgery prices include a free rabies vaccination. No fees are added for animals in heat or pregnant. Visit http:// Appointments are required and must be made by calling 800-978-5226. sss

Commerce. Tickets are $15 adults, $14 seniors, $5 students/children and $12 for groups of 8 or more. See sss

Savannah River Productions will present “Love Letters” June 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and June 3 at 3 p.m. at Savannah River Playhouse, located at 86 S. Forest Ave., in Hartwell. The show will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. on June 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. on June 10 aat Cultural Arts Center, located at 202 Cherry St., in

Crawford W. Long Museum is offering Summer History Camps including Explorer’s Camp for ages 5-8 on Tuesday - Friday, June 5-8 with fun, adventure, crafts and learning. Discoverer’s Camp, for rising 4th to 7th graders is Tuesday - Friday, June 12-15. Discover where the “Past is Still Present.” Explore local history and heritage through

foods, games, history walks and crafts. Preregistration required and space is limited. Call the museum at 706-3675307 for more details or go to www.crawfordlong. org sss All community members over age 21: Children in foster care need you to speak for them. You are invited to join a class for new CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) which begins Tuesday, June 26 and finishes July 24. Tuesday, June 26, will give you informa-

tion about what it means to be a CASA and how you can get involved. This will be an accelerated class, with some online segments and approximately four class meetings. It will meet at the Community Center in Braselton, close to I-85. See www.piedmontcasa. org or contact Annette@ or call 706-387-6375. Lift up a child’s voice, a child’s life. Become a CASA volunteer. sss The Jackson County Extension Service announces a Llama and Art Camp, a fundraiser

for Jackson County 4-H Love of Llamas, set for July 9-11 for ages 9-19. Spend three days learning about llamas and interacting with them and create three cratf projects. Only a few spots remain for the art camp. Contact Jackei at sss The Jackson County Habitat for Humanity 5K is set for July 14 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center. Registration is $15 by July 3. Online registration is available at www.

Libraries are ready with a summer lineup of fun By RAMONA GRACE EVANS Area libraries are gearing up for summer with many planned events for out-of-school children. Offering readings, presentations and contests, parents who are looking for weekly entertainment need not look further than neighborhood libraries. The Winder Library has scheduled multiple Tuesday and Thursday readings at 11 a.m. with guests such as the Chick-fil-A Cow, Juggler Todd Keys, Magician Ken Scott, a mobile milking dairy farm and Eric Litwin with Pete the Cat. A special program on June 12 at 1 p.m. is a

circus skills class for teens. The Braselton-West Jackson Library has a series of Monday Movie Madness showings and Reading Programs. Hugo, The Last Mimzy and Lemonade Mouth are being shown on June 11, 18 and 25, respectively at 10:30 a.m. Sign-up is required due to popularity and limited space. Visitors for the summer reading program are Magician Tommy Johns, Okefenokee Joe, Juggler Adam Boehmer and Touch a Trunk. Check the schedule for venues and times. The Spouts Springs Library is now accepting teen volunteers for the reading program who will read with smaller children. Teens should sign-up through the

Hall Relay For Life expecting 17,000 By SAVANNAH KING Regional staff You don’t have to be a scientist or a doctor to help find a cure for cancer. You just have to walk. Some 17,000 people are expected to attend the annual Hall County Relay For Life this Friday and Saturday at Road Atlanta in Braselton. “We’re going to make cancer a name that is associated with the past, not the present or the future,” Andrea Shoemaker, senior income manager for the Hall County American Cancer Society, said. Shoemaker said it’s been amazing to see the level of support people in Hall County have given to the cause. The group has raised just over $300,000 of its $466,000 goal. “It may look like a number but that number represents what can be done for cancer victims,” Shoemaker said. From research to preventive testing, Shoemaker said, the American Cancer Society saves 50 lives a day. The money will go to help fund grants for cancer research and provided muchneeded services for those battling cancer. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 7 a.m. Several bands will play during the night to entertain those walking. Children can play in bounce houses and have their hair made up in funky designs. Many of the teams will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers to raise additional funds. Shoemaker said that families can attend and have a lot of fun for the same price as a dinner out. “It’s really exciting, too, because you can do a lot of fun things and it doesn’t cost very much to have a fun family time,” Shoemaker said. The highlight of the evening will take place at midnight with the annual Miss Relay pageant. Male contestants will wear evening dresses and lip-sync to try to raise money. The man who raises the most will be crowned Miss Relay. The event is sure to entertain but will also provide moments to remember and honor those who have been victims of the disease. The first lap around the track will be walked by survivors. Those who have battled and lived through cancer are given purple shirts to wear. Shoemaker said this can be one of the most moving experiences of the night. “You’ll see kids that are small and they wear the shirt that’s too big for them. It looks like a little dress. It’s very inspirational,” Shoe-

Hall County Relay for Life When: 7 p.m. June 1 to 7 a.m. June 2 Where: Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton Contact: Andrea Shoemaker, 770-297-1176 ext. 29065 or visit www. maker said. After the first lap, their caregivers will join and after that teams and individuals can walk along the track. Ideally someone from each team will be on the track all night. At 10 p.m., the lights will turn down low and the music will stop. Hundreds of candles will be lit for the luminaria ceremony in memory of those who died and in honor of those who have lived. “It’s a beautiful time but it’s also a time of empowerment because we can see we are fighting back. We’re not giving up,” Shoemaker said. Gail Schneider, co-chair of Hall County Relay For Life, has seen just how much difference these events can make. Twenty-eight years ago, Schneider’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her aunt with breast cancer. Both died that year. Her mother was just 47 and her aunt was 45. The next year her grandfather died of cancer in his neck. “Cancer pretty much devastated my family,” Schneider said. Ten years ago, her sister was diagnosed with the same cancer that killed her mother. She was 52 when she died. During the five years her sister battled cancer, Schneider said it was easy to see the improvements in cancer treatments. “My sister had a much better quality of life,” Schneider said. Her sister lived four years longer than her mother and never felt ill because of her treatments. Her mother was a frail 95 pounds when she died. Schneider said she knows how important it is to get involved and do everything possible to find a cure. She said she doesn’t want another family to be torn apart by cancer. “I don’t want them to go through what my family has gone through. So we have to find a cure for the disease,” Schneider said.

branch and plan to attend the June 7 training event at 4 p.m. The Teen summer reading program is open to 6th-12th graders and sign-up is now through July 20. All readers will be given a Burger King voucher, and further accomplishments in reading will gain them larger prizes such as Texas Roadhouse vouchers and a chance to win a Kindle, Ipod Nano, gift cards and more. Teen Iron

Chef will be June 25 at 2:30 p.m. For the younger crowd Preschool Story Times will be June 4, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. Baby Steps Story Time will be June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. The Jefferson Library is hosting story time for children ages 5 and under on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., showcasing songs, stories, puppets and more. On the second Saturday of

every month, the library will have “Doggie Tales,” open to kids of all ages. Children are invited to practice reading skills while helping Smoky the Pug and Pia the Afghan Hound. Check library websites for schedules and information on times and locations. Children of the community are welcomed to join their peers for summer fun, knowledge enrichment and exciting

reading. Book sale in Braselton The Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library will host a porch book sale June 14-16. Hours will be from 1-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, and until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Book donations may be dropped off at the library.

Library happenings Winder Library - June Thursday, June 7 Earthly Excursions Wildlife, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 Todd Keys Juggler, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 Chick-Fil-A Cow reads a book, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21 Eric Litwin - Pete The Cat, 11 a.m.; second show at noon (for these 2 shows only, pick up free tickets at Library Front Desk) Tuesday, June 26 Mobile Milking Dairy Farm, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28 Ken Scott Magician, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12 Circus Skills: Learn Juggling and Plate Spinning (teen program), 1 p.m.

Braselton Library - June Monday Movie Madness* at 10:30 a.m.:

June 11 Hugo June 18 The Last Mimzy June 25 Lemonade Mouth **sign up required, limited space** Summer Reading Program June 13 10 a.m. Tommy Johns, Magician, Braselton Municipal Building June 15 10:30 a.m. Okefenokee Joe, Snakes and music, Braselton Park June 20 11 a.m. Adam Boehmer, Juggler, Braselton Municipal Building June 27 TBA June 29 11:30 a.m. Touch a Trunk, Braselton Park

Spout Springs Library – Teen Volunteer sign-up and training for summer reading program. Thursday, June 7, 4 p.m. – Summer Reading Program for Teens 2012 (Rising 6th graders through rising 12th graders) Sign up at any Hall County Library Branch May 29-July 20. Read at home for prizes: Large Prizes include: Amazon Kindle, Ipod

Nanos, Skull Candy Headphones, Target Gift Cards. All teens receive a Burger King free burger for signing up. All teens will receive on their second visit a teen lanyard and Texas Road House coupon. Call 770-532-3311 ext. 129 – Teen Iron Chef! - Monday June 25 at 2:30 p.m. - Spout Springs Branch – Preschool Story Times are 10:30 a.m. June 4, 18, 25 – Baby Steps Story Times at 10:30 a.m. on June 8, 15, 22, 29

Jefferson Library – Storytime for Children ages 5 and under --Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. - Join us for stories, songs, puppets and fingerplays. – Reading with “Doggie Tales” 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Open to kids of reading age – Practice your reading skills while helping Smoky the Pug and Pia the Afghan Hound


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250Offices/Clerical Customer Service Representative Wanted Experienced CSR wanted for small local publishing business. Temporary/ seasonal to start, but could turn into year-round position depending on needs/ performance. Must be a strong multitasking person, have excellent communication skills (phone & person), highly detail oriented, significant computer usage skills, a genuinely positive attitude, and a strong track record & work history with references to back up your qualifications. E-mail resume/cover letter to: Gainesville State College is accepting applications for FT benefit eligible Disability Services Specialist position on the Gainesville campus. Duties include providing C-Print Captioning for hearing impaired and deaf students. Candidates must type 50wpm, good spelling and grammar, strong organizational and note-taking skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and 1 day a week until 7pm. C-Print Captioning will be provided. For full description and application procedure visit our website employment & link Staff Positions. Application deadline June 6, 2012 An AA/EEO Institution LEGAL SECRETARY Local Law Firm seeks full-time legal secretary with real estate and loan closing experience. Must know Microsoft Office and SoftPro a plus. Please submit resume to Box 366, C/O The Times P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503


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275-Restaurant MEDICAL DIET AIDE Full-time, 32 hrs/ wk & Part-Time Lanier Village, Our Gainesville retirement community seeks a Diet Aide to prep & serve therapeutically correct meals for residents. Healthcare food service experience preferred; ServSafe certification desired. Competitive hourly pay rate offered. E-mail resume to Joyce Cornett at: or fax: 678-450-1523. EOE Chef for casual dining in N.Ga Mntn, no(drinking, drugs). Know all kitchen pos.resume and $ requirements to ""

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280-Trades BOAT MECHANIC/ TECHNICIAN Diagnose & repair wiring issues, minor engine service & Repair. Exp. req’d. $14 $16/hr. Oakwood, GA. 770-718-1144. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS & WELDERS Valid MVR. Drug Free. BBD, 770-887-9760 ELECTRICAL SERVICE TECH Top pay based on exp. Paid holidays and vacations. Clean MVR, bckgrd check & drug screen req’d. 5 yrs experience. Send Resume to: gainesvilleelectrical or fax: 770-534-8082 EXP’D PAINTERS ONLY. D/L Needed 770-503-9126 Experienced Plumber. Residential and light commercial. Service, New construction, Remodeling. 706-864-8777.

285-Truck Drivers Drivers- Run to Iowa and back! •up to $1,190 per week; regardless of miles •BC/BS benefits •Advance to SE dedicated Call 1-800-851-8651 Rogers Cartage Company is looking for drivers 10-14 days out (no local or regional) Our drivers get paid: for 34 hr HOS resets $20 for every live load and unload an extra $50 for every Canada trip. Applicants must have the following: Minimum 6 months Class A Tractor Trailer Experience. Tanker/HAZMAT endorsements. Salary and benefits included: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits ($16-$68/week) Paid Practical Miles - .43 loaded/.34 unloaded Call Brian at 800-507-8848 ADVANCED DISPOSAL accepting applications for CDL-B Drivers. Excellent pay/benefits. 7yr MVR needed. Apply in person: 8880 Old Federal Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107. EOE. AVERITT IS LOOKING FOR DEDICATED DRIVERS!! •Get Home Every Week •Starting Pay 35 cpm •Excellent Benefit Pkg-BC/BS insur, Profit Sharing, 401k Plans & More •Well Maintained, Top Notch Equipment •CDL-A w/ 1 yr. T/T exp req. and HazMat req Don’t Have 1 year experience? A Refresher Course is available! Call Our HR Rep Tina at 931-520-5655 Equal Opportunity Employer CANADIAN DRIVER NEEDED Local co. needs Long Haul Driver - US and Canada. Clean MVR, DOT physical, Background Check. Obtain passport. 5yrs OTR exp. Call Dustin 770-532-3181 Driver

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326-Cemetery Lots For Sale 2 Cemetery Plots. Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Garden of Masonic. Paid: $2148 Asking: $1300/negot 770-967-9367

2 SPACES for sale in Memorial Park Cemetery in the Cherry Garden Area. Priced at $2500 each or Great deal for both at $4000. Call 770-842-0878 CEMETERY LOTS (2) Memorial Park Cemetery, #162 Cherry Section. $1800 each or 2 for $3200. 706-746-5455 or 706-490-3159 Side by Side Plots Memorial Park Sprucelawn Gardens $2500/negotiable. 770-967-6433

345-Furniture DINING SET $800; SECTIONAL SLEEPER, COUCH +3 Matching TABLES $800. 404-353-0355 FURNITURE SALE. Everything must go. All items in ex. cond. Bedroom set, $1500; Sectional leather sofa $400; Dinette set, $1200; Wshr & Dryer, $250; Deep Freezer, $150 Gas Grill, $100. 678-943-3373 Kid’s Trundle Bed. Twin w/2 mattresses. $150. Call 770-530-2688 QUEEN SETPillow-top, Brand New! $175. Still in plastic 678-617-7353

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380-Pets & Supplies


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD - Pups. Registered. 4 males, 4 females, Ready May 21st. $350. 678-630-3761 CHIHUAHUA Puppies. 2 black, long coat males, 1 choc. male w/black mask. Hand raised by Mimi and Granddaddy. No puppy mill here! CKC reg., shots, wormed, starter kit. Parents on premises. $250 & up. Cash only Please. Call 706-677-5229 or 770-262-9957 FREE KITTENS 7 wks. To Good Home. 770-983-2175 678-316-9024 JACK-AHUAS, white/Black spots, wormed, 1st shots, tails docked, $250 ea. 678-457-9782 TINY TOY POODLE AKC. Shots/wormed, various colors, females. $350. 706-865-1640

385-Sporting Equipment Exercise Machine Weslo Elliptical. Electronic monitor for calories, distance, Etc. and heart rate. Brand new & never used. Fully assembled. $150. 706-352-4473 SCHWINN FITNESS 420 ELLIPTICAL FOR SALE $275. Brand New. Original cost was $580. 770-983-3939

Homes & Rentals 400 410-Apartments Unfurnished $399 Moves U In! 1month FREE RENT Brandon Place 2BR/2BA $675 Spring Valley 1BR/1BA $625 up 2BR/2BA $675 up POOLS - GATED Comfortable Living $399 Moves U In! Call Jacky Today 678-779-2687 1 Month Rent Free 1&2bd. $550-610. No pet 678-677-1898

365-Misc. For Sale Antique Bedroom Set, $900; Murphy (white) Twin Bed Set $700; Faux Stone Coffee Table $135; Cookware & Decorative Items $15-125. 706-878-0164 MAILBOX - 16 door, Type 3. Apt or Mobile Home use. USPS approved. New! Never used! Orig cost: $1200; Sell for: $650/obo. 770-598-0243 MOTORIZED SCOOTER- Rascal 600. Red. Very Good Cond. $800. 770-869-0961 MOVING SALEMatching Couch & Chair $150, TV $100, All Very Good Cond. 770-533-2428 SEWING MACHINE Sears Kenmore model 17828 Multi-featured w/ Arrow Deluxe. Hydraulically assisted oak cabinet with storage. Like New, Rarely Used. $450. 706-352-4473 THERAPEUTIC DOUBLE BED- by Original Mattress Factory. Great Cond. $800/obo. & Bed Tray 770-654-0123 TREADMILLNordic Trak $400; PLAY SET Creative Playthings All pine wood. Tons of extras. Excellent Shape! $600. 706-867-9904

370-Musical Instruments Electronic Organ Lowery G160. Upper & lower keyboards, bass & swell (volume) pedals. Programmed rhythm & many treble & chord voices, Etc. Like New w/matching bench. $395. 706-352-4473

3BR/2BA Homes All appls. incld. Call 888-246-2803 EHO WAC 3BR/2BA Partially fin. bsmt. Lake-front $1150. Great location! 770-539-4400

SILVERTON 1992, 34’ AC. newly decorrated, new bottom paint, 2 cabins & 2 baths, $61,500. 770-318-9777

3/1-$450 Candler Rd & Old Candler at 985 706-974-3360 Chestnut Mtn 4BR/ 3BA. Appls. $1100/ mo 770-654-9338 Country Home, appls, air. No pets $550. 706-864-8185 Farmhouse 1BR/2BA CHA, refs & dep. NO PETS, $700/mo. 770-532-1203 G’Ville/Oakwood 3BR. $875 & up. 770-287-1456 www. 3/2.5 lake off Tommy Aaron. All appls $850. 770-533-1770 N. HALL- 3/2, clean, Like New. $850/mo. 770-531-7414 Off McEver Rd- 3/1 No pets $650; $500 dep 770-532-7134

Lake Apt- Lrg. 2BR $250/wk. cable/utils. incld. 770-539-2938

460-Mobile Homes for Rent 2/1, 5216 Bogus Rd. $250 dep; $425mo, W/D. 770-654-3521 2BR/1BA in Alto area, $125/wk. $250 dep. 770-535-7378 or 678-300-3915. 3/2 RABBITTOWN $620 +dep. No pets. 770-714-1992 3BR/2BA older model. Great loc $100/wk; $150 dep. Ref. 678-936-6853 3BR/2BA- $550/mo No pets. 770-535-2035 Alto- 3/2 DW, 1 ac wooded lot. All elect. $700. 770-503-4018

SARDIS 2/1, $295/ mo. or $70/wk. $100 dep. 770-532-3194

FLOWERY BRANCH 2/1.5BA Apt., $550. 404-775-9511 LampLighter Apartments 1 and 2 Bedroom starting at $495. W/D conn all units. Total electric. Water free! $99 1st month rent. Halbamos espanol. 770-536-6626 Live In Luxury 3BR Penthouse Apt 2000 sq ft +. downtown. Avail July 1st. Rock & granite baths & kitchen, upscale appls., hardwd flrs, Fantastic 5th floor views. $2000 with all utils & cable furn’d. No pets. Call Lanier 404-202-7290 Studio & 1BR Apts Also Available LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900sf. 820 Park St. $900m. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital 770-534-3577

420-Condos For Rent 2 /2.5 BA townhouse 1092 Alpine Street. 770-309-0130 $685/m. 2 BR 1.5 BA condo. In town. $700 / mo. Call 770-534-3788

425-Duplexes For Rent 2BR Oakwood- $660 www.callapartments.c om. 770-287-1770 2BR- $645; 3BR $695. In City. Nice! 678-637-4052 Oakwood- 2/1.5,yrd, safe, C/H/A $605645. 678-357-5044

430-Houses for Rent Furnished N. H. Country Home Total elect. $975. No pets. 706-864-8185

610-RVs & Travel Trailers ALLEGRO 2000. 31’, WideBody Workhorse by Tiffin 454 Chevrolet Motor. $28,499. neg Excellent Condition 678-936-2280 LEXINGTON 2004 Class B+ w/slide, 27’ Ford 450 V-10, like new, loaded, low mi, 12mpg. $25,000. 706-745-1852 PALOMINO 2009 Pop Up camper. Sleeps 6 nicely. One slide out. This is a very nice and in great condition camper. Heating/air, fridge, stove, oven, microwave, shower and bathroom. We are asking payoff which is $10,000. PLease call 678-977-2951

445-Lake Homes for Rent

Murrayville 2/1. $550 includes water & yard upkeep. No pets 770-536-5377

CHARMING, re-done 1BR + new bath. Private parking. $525 per mo 770-532-1347

Cimmarron- 15 ft, 50hp Yamaha motor, trolling motor, fish finder, vest, boat cover, trailer. Lake Ready! $3250. 770-718-7850; 770-869-0020

3/1 on 2 ac., 1 mi. from East Hall School, water, lawn care & some furn. incl. No pets. $795/mo + $500 dep. 770-654-6859

2 & 3 BedroomsStarting at $500. 770-536-7275

CALL NOW 1 & 2BR Apts. Move in Special. Pets OK! Quiet community W. of Gainesville $490-620 770-883-8839

CHAPARRAL 2006. Sunesta 216. Deck Boat. Xtra Clean. Shallow cove must sell. $22,500. 770-531-1346

2BD/2BA In City. all appl. fenced $950. 770-616-8889

1-2BR Oakwood, $525 & up. www.callapartments. com 770-287-1456

2BR/2BA $685 3BR/2BA $785 Includes Water. Hurry-$99 Rent Move-In Special (wac). For details 770-533-9220

605-Boats & Marine

LAKESCRAFT 1988 29ft. Pontoon. Sundeck, 5.0, V8, all alum, new carpet, seats. $14,950. 770-560-4595

LRG. 3/2 dbl wide, 1 ac, Lula, fireplc. rent/lease purchase. 770-365-9610

357-Lawn Equipment 2 SNAPPER RIDING MOWERS 10hp Electric Start. Newer model. $400. 11hp Electric Start $350. Both Excellent Cond. Flowery BR. 678-943-7436

435-Houses for Rent Unfurnished

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Starting at $85/wk 2&3BR, N. & S. Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596

465-Roommates Wanted BE$T- MEN. Fur Br, All priv + Xtras Oakwd. 770-530-1110

470-Rooms for Rent $120/wk, Furnished all utils & cable, W/D. 770-561-0781 Efficiencies $115/wk & up incls. utils/ cable. 770-539-2938

Homes & Real Estate 500 545-House for Sale - South Hall Flowery Br 3BR/2BA gar, 1 acre lot. Freplc Extras. $130k. 770-967-6367

553-Investment Property For Sale By Owner: Commercial property $220K 102 Raven Street, Gainesville, GA Access to property by appointment only Contact:do_south@att .net

575-Mobile Homes for Sale MUST BE MOVED Make Offer. Very Good Cond! 770-503-6296 Mon-Fri, after 4:30p anytime weekends

595-Vacation Property HELEN AREA, waterfront, 1BR/1BA MH, spacious deck overlooking creek, furn., all appls., central H/A, $19,500. Lot rent $150/mo inclds water & garbage. 813-956-9222;

Recreation 600 605-Boats & Marine CAPE COD-Bullseye 15’8” Daysailer & trailer, newly refurbished. $6800. 770-503-1232

VIKING Pop-up Camper. A/C, heat, sink, stove, portapotty, awning, 1 queen, 1 king & 1 twin size bed $2800. 678-634-3024 WILDERNESS 2001 27ft. 1 slide, self cont’d, slps 6, king bed, central air/heat. Shelter kept, Looks New! $9500. Great Deal! 706-318-0520

Wheels 700 710-Antique Cars/Trucks CHEVY 1973 Nova. Total restoration. New Cond. 350ci, auto, A/C, leather, cust dash. Must See! $9000/Firm. 770-654-5974 PONTIAC 1980 Trans Am. 70k mi, 2nd owner, runs, $4500 or Good Offer. 706-778-4978

715-Auto Parts V8 MOTOR & TRANS. for 2006 Impala Super Sport, $800; V6 TRANS for 2006 Impala, $250; 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 PARTS CAR, Bill of Sale, 2006 Saturn Ion, run & drives, hit in left front, no frame damage, $1,500; 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 CHEVY COBALT, 4 dr, rear clip, $250; 5 lug TIRES & WHEELS, $250; 4 CYL MOTOR & TRANS., $250; 770-519-3123 770-534-8671 Late model S-10 4DR PICKUP BED, $400; S-10 STEPSIDE PICKUP BED, $300; S-10 STANDARD CAB, $100. S-10 2DR BLAZER, frame, complete, $100; 770-519-3123 770-534-8671

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735-Autos for Sale

745-Import Autos

BUICK 2003 Rendezvous CX silver, local trade, 1 owner $7,777 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

MAZDA 2011 2, green, only 3800 miles, $12,991. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CADILLAC 2005 STS, gold, sun roof, local trade. $14,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CHEVY 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition. Torch Red Excellent condition, low mileage. Corsa high-performance exhaust system. Rear window security apron. Road trip bra. 4 new Michelin run flat tires 4 winter wheel savers included. 678-571-9276

CHRYSLER 2006 Pacifica Gold, Loaded,DVD $12,599 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 FORD 1996 Mustang GT. Cnvt. Blk w/tan top, Exc Cond. $6000. 706-864-3377

MAZDA 2012 CX-9 Gray, grand touring, $31,777 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 VOLVO 2003 S80, very low mileage17,500 miles. Garage kept, clean cond., all records, $13,750. 770-533-2350


HONDA 2000 Valkyrie Interstate Trike. Runs Great! Always garaged. One owner. $16,500. 770-965-2268 Cell: 404-697-3362 HONDA 2005 CR85R Dirt Bike. Like New. $1400/obo. 770-654-5154 YAMAHA 2007 Silverado. Black, 13k, loaded. $3300. 770-983-3170

755-Sport-Utility Vehicles FORD 2007 Edge, black, grey int., $8,800. 770-519-3123 or 770-534-8671

FORD 2003 Mustang, silver, convertible, auto, $6,777. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 FORD 2005 Free Star Ltd. Mini Van. 7 pass, Like New! 71,500mi. Under wrrty. 706-865-9373

JEEP 2006 Grand Cherokee Limited, Black, lthr, $11,555 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

FORD 2012 Focus, SEL, black, loaded, Nav. $20,691 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 GEO 1995 Tracker $2,650 or 1998 4WD Geo Tracker, $3,200. Both good shape OR 1972, 1 owner, Plymouth Valiant Duster, $2400. Dr. John Raber, Dahlonega 706-429-6767

CHEVY 2004 Avalanche Black, only 33K miles. $17,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

TRAILER - 2008. 40’ Goose neck. Enclosed Car Hauler. Race Car Trailer. Triple axle. Exc Cond. $9900/obo. 770-654-5154

765-Trucks CHEVY 2004 Silverado. Ext Crew Cab. Spray in bed liner, 61k. $9500. 706-429-8969

DODGE 2007 Dakota white, 4wd, local trade. $15,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 DODGE 2008 Ram SLT 4X4 Quad Cab; Hemi; Loaded;Fbrglss Topper; Only 39,000 miles; $23,000 obo; 678-617-7266 FORD 1996 F350 Work Truck, Gas, Ice Cold Air, Overhead Rack, Locking Tool Bins $3950. 770-945-0145 TOYOTA 2005 Tacoma. Pre-Runner. Silver, 4x2, 4dr, Clean. New tires. $13,500. 678-828-9197

770-Vans HONDA 2007 Odyssey EX-L, 93K Desert Rock, Nav, DVD, fog, tow. 678-450-7311


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Fresh vegetables will be even fresher when they are grown closer to home so the abundance of farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market offerings in the area provide a bounty of potential to get that from-the ground goodness. The Jefferson Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market is opening Saturday, June 1, at 7 a.m. in downtown Jefferson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a new logo this year and are really pushing the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Buy Localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; programs,â&#x20AC;? said Beth Laughinghouse, executive director of Main Street Jefferson. Laughinghouse is herself anxiously awaiting that first

local tomato of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come early to get the best selection,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not kidding. There aer two growers that are here when I arrive by 6:30 a.m. and they may be sold out by 7:30.â&#x20AC;? The market closes down at 10 a.m. so that downtown Jefferson merchants can get down to busy. For Laughinghouse, the

ability to know you are talking to the grower is reassuring. You can ask if they used pesticides or if they try to go organic. She reminds you can ask those who baked the goods being sold if they used peanut oil â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an important question if you are a mom with a children with a peanut allergy. The City of Jefferson is providing the market to get fresh produce and more to the community by giving local growers a good place to sell their goods. At right is a list of expected participants at the Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market.

Jefferson Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market vendors Delia Buxton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; produce, herbs Milly Carter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cupcakes, baked goods Kimberly Couch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; natural cosmetics Ashley Ford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; vegetables, breads, jams, hand made crafts Roxy Gilley â&#x20AC;&#x201C;herbs, jams, salsa, potted plants, candles Kip Holt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; vegetables, baked goods, Steven Lamphear, Ali Merk, Debra Williams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; vegetables Steve Nicholas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tomatoes Angela Patterson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; breads, herbs, pickles, vegetables, plants, herbs, friendship bracelets Miriam Puckett â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hand made crafts Sandra Reinhardt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; vegetables, hand made crafts Pam Romona â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hand made crafts Tammy Wilkes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; home made doggie treats, jams

Other area markets to visit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Statham Farmers Market, opens June 2, in downtown Statham. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Suwanee Farmers Market will open at Town Center Park two times each week, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays (thru Aug. 7) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays (thru Oct. 6, except Suwanee Day, Sept. 15). â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oconee Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon though Nov. 24, Oconee County Courthouse in Watkinsville. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Athens Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays thru Oct. 27, Bishop Park, 705 Sunset Drive, Athens, & 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 9 at Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 W. Hancock Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dahlonega Market, located at West Main & Waters streets in downtown every Saturday through Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms at 5694 Nunnn Road in Commerce opens its farm stand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Junior Master Gardener students will be selling veggies from the garden at the Braselton Library porch every Monday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until sold out, beginning June 1. A garden open house will be hosted on July 4 during the Braselton July 4th festivities, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with garden tours and lemonade.



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fresh peaches, fresh fresh peaches, peaches, homemade homemade homemade ice cream, corn, ice ice cream, cream, corn, corn, shelled vegetables, shelled vegetables, shelled vegetables, tomatoes, and other tomatoes, tomatoes, and and other other produce as it produce as produce as itit is harvested is is harvested harvested

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Beginning gardening classes offered Basic, how-to and handson gardening classes for those adults interested in learning how to raise their own vegetables and flowers will be held at the Nannieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden in downtown Braselton beginning on Tuesday, June 5, from 8-10 a.m., and continue every Tuesday and Thursday morning through June 21. The class is open to those novice gardeners who are 16 or older. Students will be working hands-on in the garden, and should dress appropriately for working in the soil, humidity, and heat. Work gloves are recommended. There is a minimal fee of $15 to cover the cost of materials used during the classes. Class size is limited to 10 participants. To reserve your place in the class, e-mail Dave Rusk at Fee payment and registration will be at the first class on June 5. Checks should be made payable to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Braselton Junior Master Gardener Program.â&#x20AC;?

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Year round educational tours, shelter with picnic tables, pick us for your Year educational tours, with tables, pick us your Year round round educational tours, shelter sheltermarket with picnic picnic tables, pick us for for your next Birthday party. Non-perishable items such as Local Honey, next party. market items as Honey, next Birthday Birthday party. Non-perishable Non-perishable marketWagon items such such as Local Local Honey, Carrells Farm grassfed Asian Water Buffalo, Wheels grassfed Carrells grassfed Asian Buffalo, Wagon Wheels grassfed Carrells Farm Farm grassfed Asian Water Water Buffalo, Wagon Wheels grassfed beef,Out to Pasture certified organic eggs, local goat milk fudge. Alpaca beef,Out to Pasture certified organic eggs, local goat fudge. Alpaca beef,Out to Pasture local certified organic eggs,Touch local Lotions goat milk milk fudge. Alpaca Gift shop featuring artisans, Special and soap along Gift shop featuring local artisans, Special Touch Lotions and soap along Gift shop featuring local artisans, Special Touch Lotions and soap alongtour with essential oils. Come have some summer fun on the farm. Alpaca with essential oils. Come summer fun on Alpaca tour with $5. essential oils.tour:-alpacas, Come have have some some summer fun veggie on the the farm. farm. Alpaca tour only Full farm chicken nursery, & herb gardens, only $5. Full farm tour:-alpacas, chicken nursery, veggie & herb gardens, only $5. Full farm tour:-alpacas, chicken nursery, veggie & herb gardens, historical spinning room-$10. Call to schedule a tour or to pick up your historical spinning room-$10. Call historicalitems spinning room-$10. Call to to schedule schedule aa tour tour or or to to pick pick up up your your market any day of the week! market items any day of the week! market items any day of the week!

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