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Auditor: Economic outlook promising By LEANNE AKIN
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners Monday received some favorable news as the comprehensive audit report got a clean opinion, according to Beth Grimes, a partner with Bates, Carter & Company. The report, which offered a couple of recommendations for improvement of some internal controls, showed the economic reality that Jackson County expenditures in 2012 exceeded revenues by $3.6 million. Expenditures for public safety totaled $19.2 million and Jackson County paid out $9.3 million in debt service payments. The county’s long-term debt is $129 million, however, a decrease of $3.3 million was experienced over the previous year. Duane Schlereth, who has worked on the county audit for a number of years, retired June 30 but, since he was a part of the audit
team, Grimes said he wanted to be at Monday’s presentation. Grimes said some economic bright spots could be found in an increase in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax collections, up $590,000. However, property taxes decreased by $898,000 as the tax digest took another hit. The county’s millage rate of 10.195 maintains in the middle compared to surrounding counties and counties with a similar population. Jackson County has seen growth in commercial development, a fact also noted in the county’s Comprehensive Annual Finance Report was also provided to commissioners by County Manager Kevin Poe and Director of Finance Logan Propes. “There are signs that the economic outlook for 2013 for industrial development is extremely good,” said the report. “In the first and second quarters of 2013, the county responded to several potential economic development projects and announced job creation
from entities such as TJ Maxx, which is set to develop a distribution center in Jefferson to create at least 500 new jobs. “Despite the downturn in the economy, Jackson County led the State of Georgia in economic growth in 2011 and by announcing the creation of more private-sector jobs than any other county and continued that growth into 2012.” Examples of continued growth is Tiger Direct’s combination distribution center and retail outlet, Aldi Corporation’s $40 million distribution center, Bed, Bath & Beyond’s fulfillment center and Kubota’s tractor manufacturing expanding with a $2 million facility improvement. Along with Toyota Automotive Compressor Group’s $50 million plant expansion, investment from these companies will create approximately 2,000 new jobs. The report says, “The county’s General Fund receives approximately $5.72 million or 16.86 percent of its revenues from the 1
percent SPLOST; therefore, economic indicators are very important in forming general fund budget estimates. Given a suspect economy and declining disposable income as a result of increased petroleum prices, sales tax projections for 2013 slightly decreased to $5.6 million.” Being conservative and continuing furloughs allowed the county to show a decrease in expenditures last year. Another furlough day for county employees comes Friday after the July 4 holiday. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the county for its CAFR for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011. “This was the 11th consecutive year that the county has received this prestigious award,” noted Grimes, who anticipates submission of this CAFR will also receive the Certfiicate of Achievement.
Hoschton keys on enhanced communication
Plans for Fall Festival coming together, scarecrows reuniting By Kyle Funderburk
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Janis Mangum, whose jail staff will be handling the booking of all those charged. Keenan said 72 warrants were being issued for 21 current and former employees on charges of including cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older and abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and failure to report under the Protection of Disabled Adults and Elderly Persons statute. At the time of the press conference, seven of the 21 had been taken into custody.
At Monday’s meeting of the Hoschton City Council, city clerk Ali Merk highlighted her interest in having better communication throughout Hoschton. Merk said she noticed the town has no paperwork on the local churches and she wants to get in touch with them to get the paperwork done. This could help the city communicate better with the churches and keep them involved in events such as the Hoschton Fall Festival. Another way the City of Hoschton plans to get better communication with its citizens is a new sign outside of city hall with information about the town. Merk said it’s kind of like a kiosk for the city. The posts for the display which can be viewed as you drive up to put a water bill payment into the drop box are already installed. City water bills will also now have a message area for announcements of special events and city information. Much of Monday’s meeting was spent going over plans for the Hoschton Fall Festival, which will be Sept. 27-29. The festival will close down White Street. The stage will be set up on White Street. The bands playing at the festival were announced to be the Papa Bear Band with Dustin Wilkes opening on Friday night and Jackson and Company opening for BlueBilly Grit on Saturday night. Saturday will include a car and tractor show, parade and fireworks. Sunday will include community service, gospel music and contests. The two alcohol venders, Wing Slingers and One Blue Duck, will be required to give wristbands to everyone that purchases alcohol. This is to keep people from bringing alco-
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A three-month investigation culminated with execution of a search warrant at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce
Alzheimer’s facility owner and 20 others face abuse, neglect charges By LEANNE AKIN
Three of the 27 patients at a Commerce Alzheimer’s care facility were transported to the hospital for medical treatment Tuesday as a search warrant was being executed at the Bolton Drive center. Located near Northridge Medical Center, Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, which has tall evergreens hiding the front of the brick structure, had yellow crime scene tape all around it as a GBI Crime Scene van and other
law enforcement vehicles crowded the area. Thirty-five law enforcement officers were at the facility with 35 staffers of social services agencies plus volunteers. Medical professionals were conducting patient evaluations which prompted the hospitalized of three patients. At a Tuesday early afternoon press conference which was conducted as the search warrant was still being executed, GBI Director Vernon Keenan introduced representatives of other involved agencies including Sheriff
Brother-in-law’s gift enhancing lives for families By KATIE GRIFFIN
on dialysis, the was then used to see lives changed,” placed on a kidney donor said Zwemke. He also said list but was given little that his three kids were a Rod Zwemke, pastor of Cross- hope that anything would little worried at first but roads Church of Jackson County, happen for several more his dad was the most skepdonated a kidney to his brother- years . tical because of his protecin- law, Rich Stephens, earlier this After Stephens waited tive nature, but eventually year. on a donor list for a year, came around to it as well. On April 16, the two under- he decided to seek his When asked how he went major surgery to transplant family’s help by asking felt after he heard that his Zwemke’s kidney into Stephens’ them to get tested to see Rod Zwemke at brother-in-law was willbody. if anyone was a match. the hospital with ing to donate his kidney, Stephens, who lives in Z w e m k e Rich Stephens said, “I was Cumming, discovered his had read and his sister, Jamie. amazed and incredibly kidney disease in 2003 at heard several grateful. He was making a routine checkup when pleas from his sister, Ja- a great sacrifice, not only with givhe was told he had a high mie, to come get tested ing up a kidney, but with giving up content of protein in his for a match and he was time with his church and family to urine. He later found out hesitant at first, but then go through the donor approval prothat he had only 50 perdecided why not. The test cess. It felt like the beginning of the cent use of his kidneys, results came back and he end of my long battle with kidney hence the high protein. was a perfect match. The disease.” For seven years, he first thing Zwemke did His wife said, “It was hard to was able to prevent the Rich Stephens at was pray. He discussed it have two loved ones be in surgery need for dialysis but, in with his wife of 17 years, and in the hospital at the same time. 2010, he began the dialy- Emory University Gabrian, who trusted his I knew this was something Rod had sis treatment because he Hospital. instinct and trusted God to prayerfully decided to do and I was down to only 10 pertake care of him. knew Rich needed this surgery, so cent kidney function. On dialysis “God confirmed that this is what for two and a half years, he was I needed to do and that I would be See DONATION, 2A For The Paper
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The Stephens and the Zwemke families have reason to celebrate: Rich Stephens received a kidney from his brother-in-law Rod Zwemke and both are doing well. The Zwemkes are also celebrating with Crossroads Church because of the lives which will be changed by the new property which is now owned free and clear. See story on Page 7A.
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TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON CHARGES RELATED TO THE GBI INVESTIGATION ■■ Judy Nell Baird of Commerce - bonded out Abuse of a disabled adult Neglect of a disabled adult Cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older Failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult LeAnne Akin The Paper
GBI Director Vernon Keenan spoke of the investigation at Tuesday’s press conference held at the Commerce Civic Center. He was joined by Commerce Police Chief John Gaissert, Department of Revenue investigator Josh Waits, forensic special investigator/nurse Pat King with the Department of Human Services Division of Aging, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum and GBI Special Agent in Charge Mike Ayers.
Continued from 1A Special Agent in Charge Mike Ayers of the Athens office which handles Jackson County cases, said after the press conference that the assessment process was only halfway through. The process takes considerable time. Also on hand was Josh Waits, chief investigator with the Georgia Department of Revenue, whose office will be handling the financial aspects of the investigation. The office of District Attorney Brad Smith was also recognized for efforts to help determine what charges would be levied against those involved. Also on hand were other GBI agents including inspector John J. Heinen. Pat King, investigator and forensic nurse with the Georgia DHS Division of Aging Services, Forensic Special Investigation Unit, who was at the press conference, said when it was realized there would be virtually no staff available to man the facility, nurses and other medical professionals were brought in to provide a continuum of care. She said the groundwork was also laid to reach out to families who will be assisted in relocating their family members to other facilities. Several family members were at the press conference and talked with reporters. They expressed shock at the allegations being made of abuse at the facility. Clyde Ivester said his mother is at the facility and his wife’s parents, now deceased, were also well care for at the Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce. Saying he cannot believe some of the allegations, he said one of the employees led away in handcuffs had lovingly held the hand of his mother-in-law as she passed away. Gwen Ivester said the situation is unbelievable as her family did exhaustive research in making their selection for placement of their family members. “We did a lot of research and had all the confidence in them or we would not have put our loved ones there,” said Gwen Ivester. “We had no complaints.” The Ivesters said they are at the facility often several times a week and their friends, also in attendance, the Wades said they and other family members are at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce on a daily basis. Carol Wade said she is shocked since, in the two years since her family member had been at the facility, they have been vigilant in visiting. Since early April, the GBI has been conducting an intensive investigation including interviews of current and former employees of Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, Keenan said. According to Commerce
Police Chief John W. Gaissert, his department began receiving multiple complaints of elder abuse at the facility on March 28, and department investigators began vetting the information. Detectives “concluded that cause existed to open a criminal investigation.” With only three Commerce Police investigators, including Lt. Ken Harmon, the need for added manpower prompted Chief Gaissert, who says the issue is close to him since he lost his father, a World War II veteran, to Alzheimer’s in 2008, to act. “After assessing agency resources and other factors, I made a decision to request assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and asked them to assume jurisdiction in this case,” said Gaissert, who has been Commerce’s chief for 12 years. Commerce Lt. Harmon said only standard medical calls had brought officers to the facility until the first of these complaints were filed. “We had to make sure we didn’t just have a disgruntled former employee,” said Harmon, who noted corroboration came from others who worked or had worked there. On April 2, the GBI was requested by the Commerce Police Department to conduct an investigation into the Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce regarding allegations of abuse and neglect. In the three-month investigation, information was obtained indicating that patients were restrained with bed sheets and subjected to inhumane and undignified conditions to include “double diapering,” which is a practice whereby multiple diapers were placed on the patients at once to keep the staff from changing soiled diapers as often. There were accounts of physical abuse, such as staff members striking and slapping patients and throwing water on them. Overmedication of patients
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was also alleged. “During the investigation, the GBI learned patients were also being cared for by people with prior felony convictions ranging from voluntary manslaughter to drug charges to identify theft,” said a GBI press release. “It is against state regulations to have convicted felons working in a personal care facility.” There were also unauthorized personnel administering medications to the patients and medication prescribed to the patients were found to be missing or unaccounted for during a May audit of the facility, noted the GBI probe. The Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce is owned by Donna Wright, who is also being charged with cruelty to a person Wright 65 years of age or older and abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and failure to report under the Protection of Disabled Adults and Elderly Persons. She posted bond and was released at 9:42 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Sheriff Mangum said those who were unable to make bond on Tuesday would have bond hearings with Chief Magistrate Billy Chandler on Wednesday morning. The sheriff indicated that Judy Nell Baird and Stella Louise Strickland, both of Commerce, had made bond Tuesday afternoon. Both are charged with abuse of a disabled adult, neglect of a disabled adult and cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older. Baird also faces a failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult charge. Personnel at the Jackson County Jail were processing paperwork but some of the charges had not yet been entered against those in custody. Sheriff Mangum said
■■ Stella Louise Strickland of Commerce - bonded out Abuse of a disabled adult Neglect of a disabled adult Cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older ■■ Lonnie Weldon Strickland of Commerce Abuse of a disabled person Neglect of a disabled person Cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older Failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult ■■ Shirley Jean James of Homer Abuse of a disabled person Neglect of a disabled person Cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older Failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult ■■ Susan Joe Martin of Jefferson Abuse of a disabled adult and cruelty to an adult 65 years of age or older
Also still in custody Tuesday evening ■■ Marquese Chavev Butler ■■ Jonathon Lee Elrod ■■ Mary Crystal Elrod ■■ Myra Malinda Kitchens ■■ Deborah Lynn Nation ■■ Christa Lucinda Pittman ■■ Keyonna Vendresha Pittman ■■ Danny Sue Wingfield
Also taken into custody ■■ Brittany Tyronda Rollins those suspects who may be on the run from law enforcement will be placed on the county’s most wanted list. She said she was unaware on the ongoing investigation until her department was notified early this week. Charges of abuse of a disabled person, neglect of a disabled person, cruelty to an adult 65 years of age and older and failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled adult are being filed against Lonnie Weldon Strickland of Commerce and Shirley Jean James of Homer. Susan Joe Martin of Jefferson is being charged with abuse of a disabled adult and cruelty to an adult 65 years of age or older.
Continued from 1A that made it a little easier.” The preparation process started in December 2012 and was a long and very thorough process of screening and testing. Zwemke also had to undergo a psychological test to make sure he was of sound mind and was not pressured, paid or bullied into donating his kidney. When asked if he was nervous about the two of them undergoing surgery at Emory University Hospital, Stephens answered, “Somewhat, because there are risks involved with any surgery, and Rod is not only my wife’s brother, but also a father. However, I was confident that with the prayers of family, friends, church members and even strangers, God’s hand was on the whole process and it would all work together for good.” The surgery did go very smoothly. Zwemke went on and on about how thankful he was for all the support he got from his church family. They provided meals for his family for three weeks. He and Stephens both are now recovered from their surgeries and Zwemke does not have any physical activity restrictions other than high contact sports. When asked how his physical life has changed since the surgery, Stephens replied, “There are dietary and fluid intake restrictions that I no longer have to deal with. There were also problems with high blood pressure, high heart rate and anemia that have greatly improved. My energy and stamina are better. I’m practically back to normal physically.” On Facebook, Rich wrote, “Have I mentioned lately how awesome Rod Zwemke is? Totally my hero right now.” The journey of the family was documented on Facebook. Both Stephens and Zwemke have a powerful story to share with others in overcoming the obstacle of kidney disease. Their families and their friendship have grown much closer since both went through a major surgery and recovery process. “I cannot express how thankful I am to my brother Rod for giving my husband life again and how grateful I am to have my husband fully back,” said Mrs. Stephens. For more information about Rich Stephens and the process he experienced while fighting kidney disease, visit his blog occasionalsanity.blogspot.com. For more information about Rod Zwemke or Crossroads Church of Jackson County, contact Rod by email at email@example.com or visit the church website at www.crossroadsjacksoncounty.com.
Continued from 1A hol into the festival. Also on the agenda was debt restructuring. City officcials are preparing to meet with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. The town is qualified to seek a $350,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, and paperwork must be turned in by Aug. 1. After the work session, the council went into the voting session and formalized the work session discussion. Jump Right In and get set for a Scarecrow Reunion It will be time to “Jump Right In” for this year’s Hoschton Fall Festival – the 39th annual fall festival – which will also welcome back scarecrows for which the town was honored in 2008. The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee has been making plans for the upcoming event. A scarecrow reunion is planned with the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center hosting the House of Scarecrows during the Sept. 27-29 “Just Right In” Fest and continuing on weekends through October. Even through the scarecrow reunion extends to Halloween, scarecrows entered into the competition aspects of the festival should be whimsical, humorous or loveable, not frightening. A car show with the American Street Rodders will be held in addition to the popular parade. Entertainment will also include dance groups, singers and more. Vendors will have a variety of food items as well as other festival favorites. Local restaurants will also be serving up food for festival-goers to enjoy. During the concert which will be along Hoschton Square and allow for tables to be set up, festival-goers will be able to order food from Saucy Noodle, One Blue Duck, Wingslingers, Hoschton Café and Little Hootie’s and have their meal delivered to their table. Sponsors are now being brought onboard to be a part of the festival which will also highlight a sweet tea contest. Another competition is also planned. A “Why I Call Hoschton Home” photo contest will be held with the winning entries being utilized for the annual Hoschton Fall Festival calendar published by The Paper. A 5K road race is being planned for Saturday and fireworks will light up the skies on Saturday night. The scarecrow reunion will find a room of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center featuring the year Hoschton became the Scarecrow Capital of the World with the most scarecrows in one location. It is hoped the scarecrow reunion will attract busloads of visitors to the center. Admission to the scarecrow reunion will be $2 per person. Also at the center will be a kids’ coloring contest, a teen’s T-shirt design contest, a scarecrow maze and more. The scarecrow competition will find creators bringing their entries to the arts center on Sept. 14-15 for display through Oct. 31, and a team competition will be part of the Sept. 28 festival. Monetary prizes will be awarded. More information on the contest rules and participation will be available in the coming weeks.
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Surgeon gives ‘hands-on look’ at daVinci system By LEANNE AKIN
Having a chance to test drive a robot like that which Dr. Brent Sharpe will be using on July 7 when Barbara Padgette has surgery gave husband Doug a little more peace of mind. For the Padgettes, Dr. Sharpe’s “Test Drive a Robot” demonstration with the daVinci®Surgical System held June 26 at Chateau Elan was an opportunity to talk with her surgeon and other patients. Early detection is credited with the good prognosis for his wife, said Padgette, who says divine intervention may have been at work. Barbara experienced some unexplained bleeding which prompted her to go to the doctor. She was not in any pain and had no other symptoms. When antibiotics didn’t clear up the problem, an ultrasound was ordered and
the need for surgery was identified. His wife has almost always been the picture of good health so the prospect of surgery was a scary thing. He is confident she’ll soon be on the road to recovery as Dr. Sharpe anticipates a couple of days of hospitalization after the procedure. The Padgettes, who moved to Flowery Branch in 1993, will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on July 30. Sharpe pointed out the patient tower that sits above the patient with the medical team at hand. The robotic arms of the daVinci are controlled by Dr. Sharpe. Five small incisions are made and the device’s slender probes enter those small incisions and a camera is used in a slightly larger incision to give the doctor a closeup 3-D view of the body. The system allows the surgeon to tackle surgery which previously re-
quired more invasive measures. A video monitor gives a look into what the doctor is doing as he operates. For the demonstration, Sharpe urged event-goers to try their hand at the instruments. Picking up tiny rubber bands and placing them over a cone or using the claps to move a penny gave a hands-on experience of what a surgeon is doing. The daVinci®Surgical System uses the most advanced technology available to aid surgeons in performing delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. A simulator also used for surgeon training was also available for test drives. Dr. Sharpe likely has more diverse experience with robotic surgery than any surgeon in the state. He had one of the higher volumes in the country when he was in North Carolina and Ala-
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Dr. Brent Sharpe showed the diameter of the incisions needed for the surgical tools to be placed into the patient’s abdomenial cavity for a specific type of robotic surgery, such as for kidney cancer or prostate cancer.
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Dr. Brent Sharpe showcased the daVinci® Surgical System to Barbara and Doug Padgette when the couple visited the June 26 “Test Drive a Robot” event at Chateau Elan. Mrs. Padgette is set for surgery after the upcoming holiday. bama. He was instrumental in expanding the use of minimally invasive treatment options and making these options more widely available to the patients of North Alabama. He is now with Northeast Georgia Urological Associates and is presently taking appointments at the Braselton and Gainesville location. One of Georgia’s most experienced robot-assisted surgeons, Sharpe also demonstrated during a Friday breakfast at Chattahoochee Country Club called “Bis-
cuits and Robots.” The daVinci®Surgical System has a high-definition 3D vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments. Dr. Sharpe received his Medical Degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine in 2000 and did his internship at Texas Tech University where he worked under Dr. Bernard Mittemeyer, whose prostatectomy technique is the basis of today’s robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Sharpe completed his Urologic Residency at
Emory University in 2005 and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He began working in robotic surgery in early 2007. Dr. Sharpe treats all urological conditions, but has special interests in prostate cancer, uterine prolapse, kidney cancer and erectile dysfunction. He offers robotic surgery for kidney cancer, cystocele/pelvic prolapse and kidney reconstruction, i.e. pyeloplasty. Patients usually experience shorter hospital stays and faster recuperation time.
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church news A gospel singing, featuring Crystal River, a bluegrass band, will be held at New Beginning Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on July 7. The church is located at 4403 Winder Highway in Flowery Branch. For more information, call 770-597-7742. sss Giddy On Down to White Plains Baptist Church from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 10, for four nights of Wild Western themed Vacation Bible School. Classes will be available for ages 2 through 12th grade. Join us for Super Saturday VBS registration on July 6, from noon until 2 p.m. with games, candy, moonwalk and much more. We are located at 3650 Highway 124 W., in Jefferson. Call 706-367-5650. We look forward to teaching your children about Jesus the four days. sss Northeast Church is hosting “Kingdom Rock VBS - Where Kids Stand Strong for God” from 6-8 p.m. on July 8-12. All children ages 3 through completed fifth grade are invited to Vacation Bible School.
“Come and join us for a colossal castle experience,” say organizers. “Enter over a drawbridge and then enter the castle surrounded by stone walls, huge wall sconces and a view of the King’s throne.” Come and be surrounded by God’s Word and enjoy games, songs and more. Northeast Church is located at 2001 Cherry Drive in Braselton. Call 706-654-3205. sss Jefferson Presbyterian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. on July 8-11. Contact Evan Carter or Stephen Marquess for more information or to volunteer. Jefferson Presbyterian Church is located at 243 Washington St., in Jefferson. Contact the church office at 706-367-5577. sss A summer Vacation Bible School family event called “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth” will be hosted at Jefferson First United Methodist Church from Monday, July 8, to Thursday, July 11. Families step back in time at Ancient Athens, exploring some
of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamworkbuilding games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Paul and collect trinkets to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration — a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. VBS will run from 6-8 p.m. each day. For more information, call 706-367-8667. Jefferson First United Methodist Church is located at 188 Martin St., in Jefferson. sss A Call To Salvation will host guest speakers Collin and Judith Carson at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. Colin and Judith Carson reside in Manchester, England, and have been in ministry for more than 30 years. They are the founders of Horizon International, a registered UK charity. Among other projects, they are currently very involved in Zambia and have built a children’s school for 450 vulnerable children and young
people, many are orphans as a result of AIDS. This summer in Zambia, a Disciple and Life Skills Training Centre will open its doors for the further education of young men and women. The Carsons continue to cover the Balkan and Baltic nations, Zambia while ministering in the U.K. and United States as time permits. A Call To Salvation is located at 1295 Jackson Trail Road in Jefferson at the intersection of Highway 11 and Jackson Trail Road. For more information, call 706-367-9612 or visit www. acalltosalvation.org sss White Plains Baptist Church is putting together a history of the church for its homecoming celebration in July. If you have any old photos, news articles, bulletins or stories about White Plains Baptist Church through the years that you would share, contact 706-367-5650. Items can be mailed to White Plains Baptist Church, 3650 Highway 124 W, Jefferson, GA 30549. sss A friendly and inviting Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Braselton Library. The current topic is the Book of Acts. Contact Rev. Brad
Greene of Arbor Point Church at 770-272-6778 or brad@ arborpointe.org. sss Yoga is available at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hoschton United Methodist Church. The class is free but please bring a food donation for “Back-pack” ministry. Email jah1996@aol. com. HUMC is located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. sss Feeding Jackson County Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Pendergrass Flea Market on Tuesday, July 16. Gates open at 7 a.m. and volunteers begin handing out food at 8 a.m. First come, first serve. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring a food truck should contact Sherry Grant at 706-367-3704. sss The July Jubilee at White Plains Baptist Church will feature the Pine Ridge Boys and the Homeland Boys. The Jubilee will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. White Plains Baptist Church is located at 3650 Highway 124 W. in Jefferson. Contact Raymond Church at 706-658-6545.
OBITUARIES Mary Leigh Bambarger Died June 30, 2013 Mary Leigh Bambarger, 63, of Winder, died Sunday, June 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John C. and Margie McGill; son, Timothy Wayne Bambarger; and sister, Linda M. Smock. Survivors include her husband, Frank Thomas Bambarger of Winder; son, John “Jay” (Jessica) Bambarger of Hoschton; daughter, Stacy Lynn (James) Stewart of Lawrenceville; sisters, Patty Peace and Kathy Kleinhelter, both of Louisville, Ky.,, and Karen Jarboe of Owensboro, Ky.; brother, Steve McGill of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; grandchildren, Courtney Kelley, Holt Bambarger, Abbigail Kelley, Emma Stewart, Jace Bambarger and Jaxon Bambarger; step-grandchildren, James D. Stewart and Jada Stewart; great-granddaughter, Destiny Stewart; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013, in Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Billy Driskell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on July 8 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org). Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, July 4, 2013
Rodney Wayne Brown
Died June 25, 2013 Rodney Wayne Brown, 44, of Commerce, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Born in Athens, he was a son of Al Brown of Hull and Mrs. Anita Kelley of Commerce. He was employed with Universal Forrest Products in Jefferson as a truss builder. Mr. Brown was a member of Center Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his son, Christian Hernandez Brown of Commerce; sisters, Kim Brown of Winder and Kelley Brown of Winterville; brother, Joe Brown Jr., of Statham; and a number of other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Center Baptist Church in the Center community with Rev. Gary Prater officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, July 4, 2013
Harry Lee Chinn Jr. Died June 29, 2013
Harry Lee Chinn Jr., of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a member of Flowery Branch Church of God for four years and served in the National Guard for 17 years. He loved his family, drawing, wood burning, the outdoors, mechanic work, traveling and watching television with Crystal. His favorite TV show was House, M.D. He loved his best friends Michael and Noble. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Lee Chinn Sr., and daughter, Cathy Lee Ann Clevenger. Survivors are his wife of 13 years, Darlene Bailey Chinn; mother, Anita Mae Mullins Chinn of Indiana; sons, John Chinn, Charlie Magee, Jeremy Chinn and Corbin Chinn, all of Indiana; daughters, Jamie Justice and Stevie Chinn, both of Indiana, and Crystal Osorio (Nelson) of Buford; sisters, Johnda Hurkmans (Chip) of Indiana and Marlene Allgood (Paul) of Buford; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 1, 2013, at Flowery Branch Church of God with Pastor Jason Walls officiating. Interment will be in the Garrard Chapel Cemetery in Indiana. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, July 4, 2013
Died June 26, 2013 Alfred Davis, 73, of Monroe, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Survivors include his sons James Lee Davis and Linda of Bishop and Michael Keith Davis of Monroe; daughters, Sheila E. Thompson of Monroe and Melissa Hopkins and John of Covington; brothers, Phil Davis of Florida, Herman Davis and Carol of Loganville and Ricky Davis and Genevia of Athens; sister, Mae Pullins and Wesley of Covington; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Davis, and daughter, Teresa Ann Rogers. Graveside services were held Sunday, June 30, 2013, in the Bethabra Baptist Church Cemetery at 1054 Old Thompson Mill Road in Hoschton with the Rev. John Briscoe officiating. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, July 4, 2013
Betty Jo Deaton
Died June 30, 2013 Betty Jo Deaton, 75, of Winder, died Thursday, June 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral
Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-6540966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org. The Paper, July 4, 2013
Vaughn Howington officiating. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, July 4, 2013
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Died June 28, 2013 Leeahbella Faith Haney of Hoschton died Friday, June 28, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, July 1, 2013, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was held Tuesday, July 2, in Hoschton City Cemetery. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, July 4, 2013
Theresa Catherine Honkus
Died June 29, 2013 Theresa Catherine Honkus, 81, of Gainesville, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at New Horizons of Limestone. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. She was born April 21, 1932 in Boston, Mass., to the late John J. and Helen McDonald in Boston, Mass. Survivors include her son, Michael Honkus of Wyoming, Mich.; daughters, Eileen Smart of Bedford, Texas, Cusha Peterson of Chandler, Ariz., and Georgia Williams of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Robert McDonald of Florida; and sisters, Shirley Plumley and Helen Sanseverino, both of Gainesville. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, July 4, 2013
Catherine J. Hopcraft
Died June 28, 2013 Catherine J. Hopcraft, 83, of Jefferson, died Friday, June 28, 2013. Born in Maitland. Fla., she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Bertie Woodard Osteen. She was a head teller and officer with Barnett Bank, She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Edward Hopcraft Sr. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hopcraft Vaughan (Martin), Richmond, Va.; son, Ed Hopcraft Jr. (Rebecca Wright) of White Plains,; sister, Bertie Masten of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; grandchildren, Chad E. (Jenny) Hopcraft, David W. (Adelyn) Hopcraft an Casey Hopcraft; and great grandchildren, Chloe, Maggy, Jessie and Dani Hopcraft. A graveside service was held Monday, July 1, 2013, in the Evans Memory Gardens in Jefferson with the Rev.
Died June 30, 2013 Barbara Jean King, 53, of Flowery Branch, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her family by her side. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment in Memorial Park South Cemetery. Born on Oct. 19, 1959, in Bronx, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Mary (Lewis) Haslinger. She was the co-owner of King Green and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Charlie King; daughters, Jennifer King and Amberly King, both of Flowery Branch; brother, Jeff Haslinger of Cumming; brothers and sisters-inlaw, John and Rose Marie Haslinger of Atlanta and Greg and Anne Haslinger of Cary, Ill.; mother-in-law, Jean King of Jonesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch The Paper, July 4, 2013
Died June 28, 2013 Johnny Wilson “J.W.” McCain, 91, of Statham, died Friday, June 28, 2013. During his life, he worked as a security guard for Wilkins Industries. He was a member of the Winder Veterans of Foreign Wars and had served in England while in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a cattle farmer and, most importantly, a loving and devoted husband, father and all-around family man. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vera Simonton McCain; son, Johnny Wilson McCain Jr.; two brothers and a sister. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary McCain; son, Larry (Joan) McCain of Statham; daughter, Vicky (Glen) Welden of Nicholson; sister, Louise (Harold) Hardigree of Winder; grandchildren, Kelli and Ricky Cash, Kerri Shaw, Lari and Ben Johnson, Keyton Welden and Robin Welden; and greatgrandchildren, Caleb Shaw, Hannah Richter and Ada Johnson.
The funeral service was held Sunday, June 30, 2013, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Healan and Pastor Billy Driskell officiating. Interment was held in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, July 4, 2013
Hassie Lee Stewart McDaniel
Died June 28, 2013 Hassie Lee Stewart McDaniel, 85, of Winder, died Friday, June 28, 2013. She was a member of First Christian Church of Winder. A very energetic person, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling to the Georgia coast, but enjoyed most of all spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Henderson and Mabel Mathews Stewart; husband, Charles Noble McDaniel; and daughter, Debbie A. McDaniel. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl McDaniel and Hank Hilderbrand of Jackson and Marsha McDaniel and David Gooch of Jefferson; grandchildren, Henry (Cassie) Hilderbrand of Suwanee, Jeremy (Lynne) Hilderbrand of Stockbridge; Chuck (Maureen) Gooch of Bethlehem and Kelle Gooch of Nashville, Tenn.; and greatgrandchildren, Hayden, Ezra Kate, Ryan Hogan and Audrey. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Carter Hill Cemetery in Winder. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, July 4, 2013
Frances S. Mathis
Died July 2, 2013 Frances S. Mathis, 77, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Services are pending at this time. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, July 4, 2013
Ralph Roland Roberts Died June 28, 2013
Ralph Roland Roberts, 90, died Friday, June 28, 2013. A native of Jefferson, Georgia, he was born on Jan. 1, 1923, the son of the late Artis Eugene and Effie Mae Turner Roberts. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Edward Eugene Roberts and Johnny Bee Roberts; granddaughter, Deven Hemphill; a son, Jeffery Roberts; and his wife of 50 years, Louise Armstrong Roberts. After a childhood spent in his hometown of Jefferson, he enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served his country as a staff sergeant in France, England and along the border of Russia during World War II, earning a World War II Victory Medal. Following his military service, he returned to Jefferson and was employed by the Jefferson Mills and Gainesville Mills, before opening his automotive body shop in 1949. He retired from his business, Roberts Body Shop and Roberts Wrecker and Towing Service, in 2006 after serving the community of Jefferson for more than 57 years. Both before and after his retirement, he avidly pursued his hobby of restoring vintage automobiles and trucks. Survivors include his son, Freddie Roberts of Jefferson; daughters, Barbara (Billy) Duke and Karen (Ricky) Hemphill, both of Jefferson; grandchildren, Alisa Roberts, Julie Roberts Fletcher, Taylor Duke, Tucker Duke, Timberlie McEver, Chad Hemphill, Jessica Brothers and Karen Roberts; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 1, 2013, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Carpenter and the Rev. Alan Saunders officiating. Interment wfollowed in the Faith Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson School System Foundation, 575 Washington St., Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the Jefferson Public Library, 379 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson, GA 30549. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, July 4, 2013
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POLICE REPORT Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■■ A deputy responded to a report of a transfer truck blocking Highway 332 at Boone Road on June 26. The driver was making a right turn when the trailer’s rear tires went off the roadway causing the front right of the trailer to bottom out. A wrecker was needed to remove the truck. ■■ A criminal trespass warning was given June 26 to a family member who continues to return to location where she is not currently welcome due to ongoing divorce proceedings. ■■ A driver stopped on Holly Springs Road on June 27 when she was unable to maintain her lane advised the deputy she had not been drinking but she was texting while driving. She said she knew it was illegal and dangerous. The deputy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and asked if there were any illegal drugs, large amount of cash and weapons in the car. She said no but gave consent to search the vehicle. In a purse, a bag containing suspected marijuana was found but the driver denied it was hers. She was the only person in the vehicle so she was taken into custody on charges of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, texting while driving and failure to maintain lane. ■■ A Talmo resident told deputies June 26 that his landlord had thrown some of his children’s clothing into a dumpster and he wanted the clothes back. The landlord said he thought the items were trash since they were dirty and left on the
steps of the residence. The clothing was returned to the complainant. ■■ A deputy spotted a driver he knew to have a suspended license driving on Highway 332 at Highway 124 on June 26. When he turned around to make the traffic stop, he saw the vehicle pull into a parking lot to change drivers. A female took the driver’s seat. The vehicle was located a few minutes later and the female was still driving. The pair denied the male had been driving but the female was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to drive and the male was arrested for driving on a suspended license. ■■ A Plainview Road resident reported the theft of his NEX Crusher bike removed from his front porch on June 24. ■■ A Ryans Run resident reported harassing phone calls from a man claiming he is from a roofing company with a work order to perform a job at her home. Extra patrol has been ordered for the area since the resident has not made final arrangements for any roof repair. ■■ A GMC Sonoma partially blocking Boone Road at Highway 332 was towed June 24 when no driver could be located. The vehicle was unlocked and had two red plastic gas cans in the vehicle bed. ■■ A slow-moving vehicle traveling on Highway 53 on June 25 and the driver was arrested for driving without a license. ■■ A suspicious person report was responded to on June 25 where a maroon van was parked at the end of a Creek Nation Road driveway. The vehicle had scrap
Six arrested for cockfighting The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made six arrests after responding to a June 24 cruelty to animals call in Maysville. After the tip, deputies responded to an address on Hickory Way and witnessed several persons standing around a homemade fence with chicken coops all around the property. Several persons fled the scene but deputies were able to detain six people. Fur-
ther investigation revealed several dead roosters, spurs and other items related to “chicken fighting.” Among those arrested in the cockfighting case were David Castro, 31, Valentin Castro, 42, Ramiro Delgado, 42, Feliciano Gaona, 37, Aracely Olea, 38, and Tomas Rodrigues, 31. They were charged with obstruction and cruelty to animals, and other charges are also pending.
metal on top and inside. The three people said they were on the way to the junkyard when they ran out of gas. They were waiting for someone to arrive with gas and the deputy stood by until the vehicle was on its way.
washer missing from the garage. ■■ A speeding vehicle on June 25 was seen traveling on Interstate 85 and a lit cigarette was thrown from the Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was cited for speeding and given a warning for littering. During the conversation with the driver and passenger, differences in their stories of their business trip to New York emerged. The driver didn’t know the passenger’s last name but shared he had sold him a pair of shoes. A request to search the vehicle located a driver’s license of the passenger who had given the officer a different name. A check of that name indicated Brandon White was wanted by Atlanta Police for first degree forgery. The search also located several boxes of shoes still in the boxes and a box containing approximately $1,700 in cash which the driver said was for work they had done in the music industry. White was taken into custody for giving a false name and date of birth and on the forgery warrant. ■■ A hit and run was reported June 25 at the second entrance of Mulberry Park subdivision where a tan truck had driven into the trees. Three magnolia trees were snapped in half and a section of fence was broken. The truck had left the scene. A resident reported there were people at the pool who claimed to know the driver who left because of a family emergency. Those individuals had left the pool when the officer went to make contact. ■■ A driver stopped June 26 on Interstate 85 for a tail light violation was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail when a warrant for a probation
Braselton Police ■■ On June 23, a gray Ford Mustang which nearly side-wiped a Braselton patrol car on Highway 211 near Chateau Elan was stopped after the officer observed the driver’s inability to maintain his lane. Approaching the driver, the smell of alcoholic beverages was prevalent and the driver admitted to having four or five drinks. After a roadside sobriety test, the driver refused a breath sample after already providing the sample. His attention was on the inventory being made of his vehicle. The driver was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail. ■■ A tractor-trailer driver managed to maintain control of his rig after a tire blew on Interstate 85. The driver managed to keep the vehicle from making contact with the barrier as it continued north in the median. The driver was able to keep the vehicle upright as he worked to get back down to the center of the median, where the vehicle would sit on a more level area. ■■ On June 24, a Sahale Falls Drive resident reported a burglary has occurred the previous day and the complainant was advised of possible credit card fraud the following morning. Her driver’s license and credit cards were missing from her car and someone had attempted to use a card in Atlanta. A check also revealed the theft of a Glock Model 21 from a vehicle and a pressure
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Remember why we mark Fourth of July We get very excited in this country when half of the eligible voters turn out for an election. That used to bother me, but I’m OK with that. Many of those people don’t know whom they are voting for or why. This is really scary, but I’ve had people call my house and ask if I could run down a list of the candidates I was going vote for. The presumption is they wanted to copy me. I’m flattered someone thinks that much of me, but that’s a really bad sign. Some of these are the same people who end up on TV trying to explain why we celebrate Independence Day. Among the answers I’ve heard are we were declaring our independence from the Nazis, China, Mexico and “The North.” I sincerely hope no one reading this column believes any of those is the correct answer. They are not. We declared our independence from the king. Again, I hope none of you think I am referring to a blackhaired swivel hips man who lived in a mansion on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis. This also would be an incorrect answer. The King of England in 1776 was George III. I have a friend of mine who was also a third. They called him Trey. I think if anyone called King George III anything other than “Your Majesty,” probably ended up with his head on a tray. Supposedly, the king did not know some fellows in this new country were writing him a goodbye letter, better known as The Declaration of Independence. Since this happened about 100 years before the first transcontinental telegraph cable and 200 years before the first fax machine, the king wouldn’t know for a little while they wanted out from under his royal thumb. They laid it out pretty clearly. They didn’t have any direct representa-
Harris Blackwood tion, were being taxed and couldn’t get a fair trial. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation,” they wrote to the king. We had three Georgians among the signers: Dr. Lyman Hall, a physician and preacher (and namesake of Hall County); Button Gwinnett, a merchant and farmer; and George Walton, who became a lawyer. Gwinnett, incidentally, was killed a year later in a duel with his political rival, Lachlan McIntosh, a buddy of Walton, who was censured for his role in Gwinnett’s death. We fought with the British for more than eight years before we got our independence. We had some help from the French, Spanish and Dutch in getting supplies and ammunition. It’s pretty amazing we eventually made up with the British. They are now one of our best world allies and we have shared many special occasions with them. Many people often ask: Do they have a Fourth of July in Great Britain? Yes, it takes place after July 3. This will all make sense later ... hopefully. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.
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‘The Last Lap’ on a forgotten track Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called “The Last Lap.” It is now 15 years old but tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America’s first stock car racers. These colorful characters ruled the sport 30 years before I ever set foot at a track. The legend of many of those men outlived their years on earth so I sometimes heard tales of their wild, renegade ways. Whenever we raced at Riverside International Raceway in California, someone was likely to mention Joe Weatherly. Riverside — which was ripped up years ago to build a shopping mall — was a dusty, old road course that set down between brown, barren hills when I first made its acquaintance. This was in the days before all NASCAR tracks had to glisten, shine and cost a lot of money to build. Folks sat in wooden, pitiful looking bleachers; the garage was nothing more than a shabby, tin-roof cover; and everyone from drivers to fans to young PR girls like me were covered in dry, brown dust when the day ended. The press box never had
Ronda Rich more than eight or nine reporters in it and only two of them came from Southern California. The others were full-time writers who chased the circuit that was chasing glory. It was where Bill Elliott won his first race and where Tim Richmond won his first race and, four years later, his last race before quitting to live out his final year of life. It was where timid Stevie Waltrip approached me in the press box while her dust-covered husband, Darrell, sat in the middle of the room, swigging Gatorade and answering questions from three reporters about that day’s win, and she struck up a conversation that struck up a thick-as-thieves friendship that sticks strong today. But Riverside, as I was reminded while reading the deliciously entertaining “The Last Lap,” was al-
ways haunted by the ghost of Weatherly. Those who knew him spoke of him when we ran Riverside and told hard-to-believe stories. The talented Weatherly was the running buddy and hard-partying comrade of the irrepressible Curtis Turner. The two were known for their antics off the track as well as their charging, all-out efforts to win every race. They once drove a rental car into a swimming pool, climbed out and left it there. Those two were so hard on rental cars that Hertz finally put out an allpoints bulletin to its locations saying, “Do not rent to either of these men under any circumstances.” During our last race in Riverside in 1988, I was working with the equally legendary Bud Moore, a car owner since the 1950s. A big, formidable, no-nonsense man, Mr. Bud, as I respectfully called him, had hired and managed some of the most unmanageable personalities in the sport. Like Dale Earnhardt. “When I got him, he took some tamin’,” Mr. Bud told me, not bragging but stating the facts. “When he came to drive for me, he was
used to doing as he darn well pleased. If he had an appointment with a sponsor but if it was a good day for fishin’, he went fishin’. I had to learn him different.” The day before the final race in Riverside, I found Mr. Bud sitting by himself on the pit wall so I sat down. Quietly, he pointed to a wall. “That’s where it happened.” Weatherly, driving for Moore in 1964, lost control of the car coming out of the esses, spun and hit the wall on the driver’s side. His head came out the window and smacked the wall, killing him. Mr. Bud’s craggy, leathery face was covered in sadness, his blue eyes darkened by the memory. Now that track is long gone and with it the memory of a racing warrior. Today, someone is buying coffee on the same ground where once a man’s life ended. His last lap. How unpoetic is that? Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of several books, including “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at www.rondarich.com. Her column appears weekly.
Burning the midnight propane tanks “Hello, Clinch County News.” I was at the office late, putting the paper to bed, when the phone rang. “Hey, do you know the number for the fire department?” I wasn’t surprised. We get people calling our office all the time, asking for phone numbers of other businesses, public institutions, the White House, long-lost relatives, etc. “Well, sir, we have a volunteer fire department, so I don’t think they have a number,” I said. “Do you have an emergency?” “No, not an emergency,” he replied. Dead air for about 40 seconds. I decided I better undeaden it just in case his head was aflame. “If it’s not an emergency, why do you need to call the fire department?” “I just need to ask them something about fire (pronounced faaar).” “Well, then, maybe you need to call 911.” “I thought you said you didn’t know the fire (faaar) department’s number,” the caller responded.
Len Robbins “I don’t, sir. 911 is the number you call in case of an emergency.” Again, dead air. Then, “I told you it’s not an emergency. I just need to ask a question about fire (faaar).” It was late. I was ready to go home. But, then again, he may be a reader, or, more likely, related to someone who is a reader. “Well, I don’t think I can help you, sir. Maybe you can call the Georgia Forestry Commission in the morning and they can answer your question.” This response seemed to confuse, or perhaps startle, the caller, because the phone seemed to drop and I heard a bunch of rustling around. Just as I was about to hang up, he jumped in with: “See, I got these old propane tanks and I know you ain’t supposed to set
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them on fire (faaar) when the air’s in ‘em, but the air ain’t been in ‘em for a while. So I was wondering if I could set them on fire (faaar).” “Whoa, whoa, sir, don’t set them on fire (which I also pronounced faaar),” I quickly asserted. “I don’t know much about fire (again, faaar), but I know you shouldn’t set a propane tank on fire (faaar), even if you think there’s no propane in it. Do you understand?” My words of caution proved to be a disappointment. “Man, dang,” he said. “I’m trying to clean up ‘round here and I wanted to burn them in the pile with the other stuff. What can I do with ‘em if I can’t burn ‘em?” Visions of a giant pile of refuse, including paint cans, antifreeze containers, sofas, muriatic acid bottles, Christmas trees, CB radios and a 1982 Dodge Ram popped into my head. “Sir, I wouldn’t set anything on fire (switching back to its normal, less popular pronunciation) un-
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less you know the items are not dangerous,” I said. “As for the old propane tanks, you can take them back to where you got them and exchange the empty tanks for new ones.” “Huh?” I’m all in now. “Wherever you bought the propane tanks, they usually allow you to exchange the empty tanks for new ones, and you get a discount. Where did you purchase the propane tanks? At a convenience store?” “Yeah, yeah, at the gas station down the road,” he replied. “Good. Go down there and exchange them.” Dead air again. Hoping to avert an explosion, I asked, “Sir, did you hear me?” “Yeah, I heard you,” he replied. “Hey, do you know the number for the gas station?” I reached for my phone book. Just another Monday night at the old newspaper office. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of the Clinch County News in Homerville. His column appears weekly.
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All freedom may not necessarily be beneficial
It seems to me, that in this have the right to consider othday and time in America, and ers well-being before my own, maybe all over the world, more others feelings before my own? than any other time, we hear I have the right to break down people chanting “it’s not fair” or barriers and build bridges “what about my rights.” with considering what’s best In America, I believe, more for the whole, or the people or than anywhere else in the the nation. I have the freedom world, her people have many to set aside my own desires to freedoms. Many have fought Mike McGuire embrace the desires of what and died to protect those The Pastor’s Pen might be best for everyone. freedoms that we so richly You may say, “I have the embrace and have no problem right to use foul language. making it known when someone is inThere is no law stating that I can’t. It’s fringing on their freedoms. my right.” You could also say, “My lanAs blessed as we are to live in a counguage could possibly offend someone try where we have many freedoms, or not be appropriate for the group I’m those freedoms, when abused by individ- in.” Pretty unselfish isn’t it? Well that’s uals can cause problems for the whole. pretty much what Paul was saying in Yes, we may rant, “my right, my right,” first Corinthians. but what if we looked at our freedoms in When you know that someone is the light of what benefits the whole inconsidering the way you feel about stead of the individual? What if, with our something, doesn’t it open you up to at freedom, we would consider what might least listen and also consider their side? benefit our brother or sister or our neigh- I dare say that when we all take the time bor or co-worker? What if we considered to put others before ourselves, we are ourselves last in what was beneficial? then starting to live by the principles that Spiritually speaking, we have been God would have us live by. We have the given, in the “Jesus followers” mind, an freedom to do and say many things, but even greater freedom. The opportunity what is permissible is not necessarily to be free from the bondage of sin. A beneficial. great price has been paid for our freeAnd those freedoms didn’t come free. doms in America, but no greater price Those freedoms came a cost. What we has ever been paid than that of Jesus do with those freedoms determines how giving up his life for our freedom to live we will continue to live together and inforever. teract with each other. Paul, an apostle, and inspired writer of I would like to encourage you to try, many of the books in the New Testament for one day, in every decision you make, of the Bible told us in 1 Corinthians 10:23- every action you take, every thought 24, “I have the right to do anything,” you you think and every emotion you feel, say — but not everything is beneficial. to consider how someone else might “I have the right to do anything”— but be affected or how they would be influnot everything is constructive. No one enced if you decided not to do it the way should seek their own good, but the good it would benefit you every time. What of others.” a great way to exercise your freedom. In church world and in scripture, we Everyone likes to be considered, but not are called a body with many members. everyone has to get their way for the In America, we have many individuwhole to benefit. als who make up a nation. The body I pray that you would stop and conof Christ is not complete without all its sider the freedoms you have been given members. So too, it would seem, that our and say a word of thanks and use your great nation would not be complete with- freedoms to benefit someone else. out all its individuals. In scripture we are told to consider Mike McGuire is a co-lead pastors at New what is best for the body, which someCommunity Church with Joey Durmire. times is not ideal for the member, but the The church is located at 3955 Highway 53 Bible also tells us to consider others bein Hoschton. Contact them at 706-658fore our own self. So this falls in line with 0300 or at mike@newcommunityonline. how God desires for His people to live… com or firstname.lastname@example.org. others first and “me” last. What if we Services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit embraced this as a nation? Crazy, huh? www.newcommunityonline.com What if we used our freedoms to say I
What we do with those freedoms determines how we will continue to live together, interact with each other.
Crossroads Church has cause for special celebration By Katie Griffin
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Crossroads Church of Jackson County held a Celebration Service Sunday at their newly paid off property. The church bought the 95acre plot last year and still owed $30,000 but, as of Sunday, they owe nothing on the land. The church usually meets at the Jefferson Civic Center on Sunday mornings at 10:30, but on June 30, they met for worship and a sermon at the property. Afterward, those gathered had a delicious lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, and there were two inflatable jumping houses for the kids to enjoy. It was the perfect day for a celebration and everyone there couldn’t help but smile at all they had accomplished in just one year. ““Paying off the loan on our property is worth celebrating,” said Pastor Rod Zwemke. “We thank God for it (land).Yet, this property is not about us, it is about God and His fame. It’s about making an impact in Jackson County. “We’ve been given this land to make His name great in the eyes of this community,” continued Zwemke. An interesting fact about this unique property is that if a circle was drawn around where the church currently meets – the Jefferson Civic Center – and a circle was drawn around where the church used to meet – the Jefferson Recreation Center – where the two circles meet is exactly where their new property is located. It’s three miles from both previous locations and will be the church’s ultimate vision for Jackson County. “We had eight people tell us not to buying this property, but God kept pushing us to this piece of land and eventually, with God’s help, someone finally said yes,” said Church Elder Doug Shumaker. The celebration day ended with several different flavors of cake and listening to Shumake announce the Phase I Building projections. The plans revealed a 12,000-squarefoot-, multi-use building, a 120 space parking lot, an outdoor activity area and a future 40,000-square-foot building expansion. According to Pastor Zwemke, they hope to break ground on Phase I Building next summer. As of now, there is a house that came with the land that is currently being used for small
groups and youth services. For more information about Crossroads Church of Jackson County, visit www.crossroadsjacksoncounty.com or call the church office at 706-658-0243.
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A cookout celebration was held to mark the church paying off all debt for the 95acre campus and unveiling the plans for the Phase 1 building. “Also celebrated are the lives that God will change at this place for generations to come,” said Pastor Rod Zwemke. Church Elders Tim Johnson and Doug Shumake talked about the plans.
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JCCHS receivers put defenses under duress in tourney
BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
the scoop on what he needs to know about Jefferson softball. Right now, he’s focusing his atJefferson High School has a tention on building a bond with new face for its softball program. the girls before taking a closer Josh Black has been named the look at the teams to beat in the new head coach for the Dragons region. and brings a mixture of 6A and “I’m familiar with a lot of 5A experience to the table. teams just from being a coach “I coached baseball at Col- and then I did some research lins Hill High School under- on how they did last year. Coach neath head coach Paul Pierce. Mullis has been great on informI learned a lot from him,” said ing me of things,” Black stated. Black. “From there, I went to “I know who the teams are. I Apalachee High School when haven’t sat down and looked at it a coaching position opened up. much. Right now, I am utilizing Head Coach Mike Cavey, who this time to get to know the girls was my pitching coach at North personally and what they can do Gwinnett High School, brought softball-wise.” me on board,” Black said. Black knows the level of exBlack spent pectation in 6A three years sports but says at Apalachee the desire to win but calls Jefis wanted all ferson home across the board. as he’s been a “I think the resident of the sport is intense at town for four any level no matyears. The job ter where you go. at JHS came at Hopefully I can just the right take what I’ve time as Black learned from was looking previous coachfor a coaching ing experiences job closer to and continue the home. success here,” “My wife, stated Black. daughter and Black orgaFor the Paper I have lived in nized voluntary Jefferson for Head Coach Zack Black workouts and four years. It’s played high school basespoke highly of been a com- ball at North Gwinnett High the Lady Dragplete blessons’ desire and School. ing to get the willingness to get job here,” Black said. “This job the summer started off right. opened up, one thing led to an“They have been great. They other and I’m grateful for the have voluntary workouts on opportunity. This is a great pro- Tuesday and Thursday morngram and community.” ings,” Black said. “They are here Black played collegiate base- and with a good ethic. They work ball at North Georgia College in hard and listen well. They have Dahlonega. He’s had the luxury a respect for the game, coaches of having former Jefferson head and it makes the transition coach Melissa Mullis giving him smoother.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Four wide receivers from the Jackson County Comprehensive High School football team aren’t waiting until the start of the season to make a name for themselves. Quarterback Jacob Lewis said Ben Brissey, Layson Giles, Xavier Harper and Adrian Parsons were lights out in a recent 7-on-7 tournament at Athens Christian School. They are turning into big playmakers which not only makes Lewis’ job easier but will keep the secondary on opposing teams busy during the season. The Panthers saw wins over Clarke Central, East Jackson, Oglethorpe County, Parkview and Walnut Grove High School. “I think every win is a memorable win but the win over Parkview was pretty fun. We were very relaxed and went out and made plays. I’m blessed to have one of the best receiving groups in the history of the school. They are going to make plays,” said Lewis. “My job is to get the ball in their hands.” Lewis didn’t start off the way he hoped but knocked off the rust as the day progressed. “I started off slow in our first game against Jefferson. I played well in the rest of all the games,” Lewis stated. 7-on-7s have become a popular style of football. Lineman are excluded, allowing quarterbacks to make better and faster decisions as they have just four seconds to get rid of the ball. It also displays a good matchup between cornerbacks and wide receivers. The benefits are endless. “[Our] team improves so much from the competition in 7-on-7s. Our routes get better, my reads get quicker and I’ve started to pick up a lot by reading what the defense is doing. Also, I am paying close attention to the defense and if I don’t like [the way they are lined up], I will change the play at the line,” Lewis said. Jackson County enjoyed their record but they didn’t ignore their losses. “We came out slow in all of the games we didn’t win. We would have a three-and-out or the defense would give up a big score. We’d lose all momentum and momentum is hard to gain back,” Lewis said. Football is a sport that can never be perfected. There will be victories and defeats so Lewis carefully analyzed what the team needs to improve on while at the same saying hungry to get it done. “We definitely learned that we need to start fast and never take any plays off. We try to compete evDoug Chellew The Paper ery play and play it like it’s our last. Overall, we’ve Ben Brissey makes a jaw-dropping game in last year’s learned a lot from the experiences and we still have much more to learn,” said Lewis.
JHS batting staff helps claim win over Jackson Co. BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
game against the East Jackson High School Eagles.
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Eight runs in the third inning powered Jefferson past Jackson County Comprehensive High School in the first day of tournament play in the Jackson County Summer Shootout. In the bottom of the first inning, the Dragons walked to first and, moments later, Chaz Evans hammered a line drive down left field, bringing in the first RBI of the game. Evans, who played travel ball with the starting pitcher from JCCHS, hasn’t forgotten his style of pitching and used it to his advantage. “I’m familiar with Logan Youngblood’s pitching. We played together on a travel ball team last year,” said Evans. “I could tell the catcher was setting up for an inside pitch so that is what I was prepared for. It was a good fast ball at the belt. I wasn’t sure how far it went but they told me afterward that it was a good line drive.” With a 1-0 lead, the Dragons batting staff stalled but showed their best performance in the third.
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GHSA dead week The Georgia High School Association has declared June 30-July 5 as a dead week for all high school students. Next week’s edition will resume with game coverage of local high schools.
Event change at Gresham Motor Sports Park Gresham Motor Sports Park announced earlier this week that the Slack Auto Parts World Crown 300 and Fireworks sponsored by Royal Oak has been cancelled for July 4. GMP wants those who purchased, won or received a ticket will be able to redeem it on the date the event is rescheduled. A new date is still being determined. Please visit greshammotorsportspark.com for more information.
Photographer Doug Chellew captured the action at the second annual Freedom 5K run in Jefferson this past Saturday. Master Division winners Rhonda Trainor and Jerry White hold up their American flag plaques.
G-Braves return to Coolray Field
Soccer camp at East Jackson Park
Jefferson offers gymnastics camp
The Gwinnett Braves will wrap up the finale of the two-game home stand against the Charlotte Knights tonight. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and will have a beach party theme. The G-Braves welcome fans to come enjoy the game in beach attire. On Saturday, Gwinnett will open a two-game home stand against the Durham Bulls. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. while the first pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, including promotions and tickets, call the G-Braves at 678-277-0300 or visit gwinnettbraves.com.
Robert Mangino, owner of Classic Soccer Academy, will host a soccer camp at East Jackson Park. The camp will take place from July 15-18 and is open to kids ages 4-14. Camp prices vary per age group. Children ages 4- 6 will play for just one hour. For more information, contact Mangino at 706-963-0892, visit classicsocceracademy.com or send an email to email@example.com. Registration will run until the day of the camp.
From July 15-18, Jefferson Parks and Recreation will offer a gymnastics camp open to kids ages 4-10. Tumbling skills and drills on the beam are just two of the activities campers will take part in. This co-ed camp is structured for newcomers to the sport but beginners and veterans are welcome to participate. The cost is $85 per camper. Camp times vary based on child’s age. For more information, call 706-367-5116 or visit jeffersonrec.com
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WBHS names McFerrin as new Athletic Director BY DAVE BROWN
The new assistant principal/athletic director at Winder-Barrow High School has his own ideas and identity, but doesn’t have any problems being introduced as the son of legendary football coach Tom “T” McFerrin. “That never gets old. I don’t mind at all because it’s always positive. I sent him a Father’s Day card a few weeks ago, and part of the message was about respect and integrity,” said Rob McFerrin. McFerrin takes over the Winder-Barrow AP/AD spot from Justin Grant, who left the post to become solely an assistant principal at Lanier High School in Gwinnett County. Grant cited the reason for leaving as a desire to spend more time with his family at home. “I’m very cognizant that this job means a lot of time away from my family, but I’ll balance it out in a smart way,” said McFerrin. McFerrin is married to the former Stephanie Greeson of Winder, and he is the stepfather of two teen-agers. They live in Auburn. In addition to having a father with two Class AA state football championships at two different schools, McFerrin has a background of both academics and athletics that Winder-Barrow principal Dr. Al Darby said was extremely valuable and made the hiring decision easier. “His qualifications were unique, and obviously what we were looking for,” said Dr. Darby. “Rob has an excellent knowledge of curriculum and instruction, and an excellent mixture in his athletic background. He has coaching experience in the flagship sports of
football and basketball, and he also coached volleyball and tennis. “When we started talking to Rob, his commitment to student-athletes and his value of achievement came to the forefront. In addition to being a problem solver, he is a person who communicates well with all people. “We feel the ability to build relationships is a common denominator of a successful program. We like to say around here that ‘kids don’t care how much we know until they know how much they care about them.’ It was clearly evident that Rob cares about kids.” McFerrin, who has degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, has an impressive academic background. He has 17 years classroom experience as a Language Arts instructor, and during his teaching career at South Gwinnett, Walton and Mill Creek high schools, was a Teacher of the Year finalists five times. “I think that for student-athletes, the emphasis on academics comes first,” said McFerrin, “but I don’t really call sports an extra-curricular activity. I consider sports a co-curricular activity becaue it’s directly tied into the atmosphere and identity of the school.” One of the first things on the agenda for McFerrin will be hiring a new boys basketball coach. David Sokol, who led Winder-Barrow to a 13-13 record last basketball season, headed off to Flowery Branch to replace Duke Mullis. The Bulldoggs were 21-7 in the 2009-2010 season under Sokol and took a trip to the Class AAAA state playoffs. W-B assistant basketball coach Monty McClure is in charge of
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Assistant Prinicpal and Athletic Director Rob McFerrin comes from Mill Creek High School where the Hawks won two state titles this past year in boys cross country and track and field.
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Continued from 1B With the bases fully loaded, Kasen Raney powered the next two RBI’s with a potent line drive, giving way for Justin Cole and Page to give the Dragons a 4-0 lead. The scoring barrage continued as the Dragons continuously met home plate, bringing the total to seven runs in the bottom of the third. “Most of the time when we get the inning started and have a few good hits, we like to follow after each other by putting runners on base,” Evans stated. However, Jackson County didn’t back down as they fought back with three runs. Yet, Jefferson’s damage in the third put the Panthers in a hole they couldn’t escape. “It feels great to beat a
summer workouts for the Bulldoggs. The boys basketball coaching position is expected to be filled in July. McFerrin is also aware the football program has struggled to post wins the past few years, but said he’s not cleaning house. “In my opinion, that would be the worst thing for us to do. It’s better if we all slow down, just sit back and see what needs to be done.” McFerrin, if only through a telekineticosmosis from his father, probably has a good idea of how to build a winning football program. T. McFerrin retired from Jefferson last year after leading the Dragons to the Class AA state championship. T. McFerrin, the eighth-winningest coach in Georgia, also won the Class AA state title at Elberton in 1995. Brian Moore recently resigned as the AP/AD at Apalachee High School to go to Jefferson because he wanted to return to coaching. Moore was replaced by Ralph Neely.
team like Jackson County because the two schools are so close together,” stated Evans. Some people might not take summer play serious, but Evans calls this serious business as he so effortlessly displayed in his line drive. He knows beating every team they come across is beneficial now and in the long run. “I take this seriously. Our head coach [Tommy] Knight doesn’t play games when we are out here and I like a coach like that,” Evans said. “There are some games where we don’t play our best but then there are games where our pitchers are getting strikes and we’re fielding the ball and making plays,” said Evans.
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After a month without any action at the track, Road Atlanta will host the Sports Car Club of America next on July 13-15. The SCCA has become a staple for road racing in the United States, giving amateur sports car drivers a place to put their talent on display. Established in 1944, the SCCA set out on a mission to bring motorsports to the forefront for the American people who are fanatical
about the racing industry. On Nov. 1-4, the American Road Race of Champions, which is the SCCA’s largest race, will be held at Road Atlanta. There will be drivers from more than 25 states and hundreds of competitors in action to close out the season. Visit atlantascca.com for information including test times, registration and ticket information. You can also visit roadatlanta.com or call them at 770-967-6143. Visit clickthepaper.com for the full story. Road Atlanta For The Paper
The four day event will kick off on July 11 in Braselton.
Panthers leadership on the court gives Defoor feeling of optimism BY LATRICE WILLIAMS
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The Jefferson baseball team reached into their bullpen twice and gave up just four runs during the contest.
JCCHS camp sees return of former players
Head Coach Mark Defoor has the Panthers busy this summer with scrimmage matches against area teams. Last Thursday, the Jackson County Comprehensive High School basketball team played against Coosa and East Hall High School at EHHS. Defoor said he is starting to get a good feel as to what the team can do. “I feel like we got a good grasp of the skill level of our players. With that being said, we expect and need a tremendous amount of improvement in all facets of the game in order to be competitive in our region. Players must continue to work during the remainder of the summer on basic fundamentals. They also need to become mentally tough by studying the game and increasing their basketball IQ,” Defoor said. The Panthers also have a lot of guys that are versatile and can change from one position to another. This skillful level of play could come in handy if they don’t have a lot of depth in terms of numbers. “Our staff feels there are players that can play multiple positions based on some of the things they have done this summer. All of our guards are somewhat interchangeable. This will help tremendously with our depth. We also have a couple of wing players that we can slide to the four and five spot,” Defoor stated.
The Eagles and Vikings defense kept the Panthers on their toes but once the Panthers got settled in, they were able to play their game instead of succumbing to everyone else’s style of play. “Once our team calmed down and adjusted to the pace and pressure forced by Coosa and East Hall, I think we did a decent job of being patient, seeing the floor and getting some good looks on the offensive end of the court. However, we need to focus on converting those opportunities to points,” stated Defoor. “ “I was also pleased with how we competed. We started slow in both games but never quit playing hard. We had four of our starters that participated in a 7-on-7 football camp earlier in the day and those guys were exhausted but, they played hard while they were on the floor,” Defoor said. When asked which seems to be working better between the offense and defense, Defoor said, “Neither has been outstanding but we anticipated that. Our goal for the summer was to see how our players would compete in adverse situations; how mentally tough they are. They have responded well. From day one, Defoor implemented a new system for the players to follow and that includes playing with intensity, even when a time out is called. And again, he stressed the fact that he is pleased with how the athletes have responded to playing at a high level, and that will make any coach sleep better at night. “We have installed new concepts for everything we do beginning with how player’s warm-up before practice to sprinting to the bench for time outs. One thing that has helped is having strong senior leadership. We have never had to question their effort during practices or games. Even though we still have many things to improve on, my staff and I really like the character of the team,” said Defoor.
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Last week, former Panther Kolin Zimmer returned to his old stomping ground to accompany head coach Tommy Fountain in the sixth Annual Future Panther Baseball Camp. Zimmer, a pitcher at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, helped the Panthers achieve a 16-10 record in his final year at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. “It’s been fun working with the kids. It’s always fun when you can go back to your hold high school and help out,” Zimmer said. The Panthers covered the basics but turned it up a notch for those who proved to be a little more skilled. “I worked on pitching but we focused on the infield, outfield, catching and hitting duties. We worked on the normal fundamentals,” Zimmer said. “If they knew the fundamentals, we took up a notch and introduced them to things they didn’t know. Zimmer believes the camp served more than just an introduction to the sport. He is hopeful the kids will remember him and the experience they had at the camp and stick with the program. Zimmer talked to the youngsters about his experience playing at Jackson County and said some showed excitement about the possibility of playing high school baseball at JCCHS. Plenty of familiar faces took the field but Zimmer also saw a number of newcomers, which brought a smile to his face and the ones who participated. Check clickthepaper.com for the full story
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State of Georgia and Sunbury Chapter of DAR salutes Independence Day The Sunbury Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. The DAR is a service organization that has as it national objectives to Preserve History, Promote Education and Patriotism. Serving as hostesses for the celebration meeting was Elaine Hearn, Suzanne Angle and Betty Ann Russell, (pictured below). Sunbury chapter members standing in honor of the flag (top) are Kathy White, Mary Kennett and Carole Miller. Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed July 4 as Independence Day in Georgia and called on all citizens to honor our Founders and their legacy of freedom, remembering with thankfulness the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
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Tips for sending appreciation to soldiers serving overseas The July 4th holiday is a lot more than just barbeques, hamburgers, hot dogs and a day off from work to relax by the pool. We must remember the brave men and women who risk their lives in order for the rest of us Farah Bohannon to be free and feel Columnist safe. These men and women are soldiers in faraway places who would do anything to be with family and friends on a holiday, but they continue to serve and protect our country. There are several ways to show gratitude for our soldiers, and it’s possible that even the littlest “thank yous” mean the most. If you have a loved one or friend who is overseas or stationed somewhere away from home, here are some clever care package ideas that will be sure to put a smile on any soldier’s face. Perhaps it will make them feel closer to home and realize how much they are loved.
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‘Bathroom In A Box’ High quality toilet paper, razor refills/ disposable razors, lotion, bars of freshsmelling soap, face wash, washcloth, travel size shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., makes a handy care package for all soldiers.
‘Snack Pack’ Put your soldier’s favorite snacks in a package so he or she can enjoy these at any time. The possibilities are endless – nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, mini boxes of cereal, protein bars, candy, gum, etc.
‘Kick Back & Relax’ If you know that your soldier will have free time, send him or her a box of goodies to pass the time – dominos, playing cards, magazines, books, CDs, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, small jigsaw puzzles, word searches, etc. He or she would very much
‘Deployed On Thanksgiving’ If your soldier is away on this special American holiday, you can bring the Thanksgiving dinner to him or her. It may not be as fresh and warm as it would be on the dining room table, but it will serve as a magnificent gesture. Pack canned turkey, instant mashed potato cups, hard breadsticks, gravy in a jar (wrapped in bubble wrap), Hostess apple pies, and a small can of corn or green beans.
‘Movie Theatre In A Box’ Fill a box with a movie that you know your soldier will enjoy, popcorn, licorice, candy and the entertainment section of a newspaper. Hopefully he or she will be able to snag a Coke to drink.
‘Ladies Night Spa Party’ This one is specifically for our brave female soldiers. Help her to have a moment to wind down and relax with a spa package full of items such as exfoliating foot scrub, nail brush, nail file, nail clippers, fresh-smelling
lotion, nail polish/remover, cotton balls/ swabs, fashion/beauty magazines, facial moisturizer, hand cream, a few bags of herbal tea, etc. The possibilities are endless. You can assemble a photo album from a special event your soldier may have missed, such as a birthday party or family vacation or even do something as simple as write letters. These are all wonderful ways to say “thank you” for serving our country. For more ideas, visit http://marriedtothearmy.com/themed-care-package-ideas/ If you don’t have a soldier you can send to directly, your support of Operation Sandbox Georgia will help get care packages of servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. Operation Sandbox volunteers prepare care packages filled with items donated from individuals, families, groups and organizations and businesses, and items purchased with financial contributions made to Sandbox. Area drop box locations are the Barrow County News in Winder and The Paper in Hoschton. You can also make a monetary donation which will help finance the postage to send care packages or purchase of needed items. Checks to Operation Sandbox Georgia can be mailed to P.O. Box 1003, Oxford, GA 30054.
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Scholarship winners Colton Standridge and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Parker with B. Gordy of the Braselton Woman’s Club.
Braselton Woman’s Club awards cookie scholarships for 2013 The Braselton Woman’s Club awarded “Cookie” Scholarships this year to two recent graduates from Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Based on their commitment to further their education and the outstanding job they performed in high school, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Parker was awarded $1,000 and Colton Standridge was awarded $500. The presentations were made at the club’s monthly meeting held on June 5. Kaitlyn was in the Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Captain of her Varsity Soccer team, President of Student Council to name a few. And in the midst of studying, soccer and everyday life – Kaitlyn has also volunteered in several organizations.
She plans to attend the University of North Georgia and pursuing a degree in Spanish. She wants to continue working with her church and within the community. Colton has had to overcome a lot of challenges in his life especially since his 4-wheeler accident at the age of 13. While in high school he was on the Varsity Golf team, Vice President of Skills USA, as well as being a Sergeant in the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Police Explorer with responsibilities to train new explorers and being a role model to them. Colton is also a volunteer fireman in the Nicholson area. Colton is a people-person. He plans to attend Georgia Gwinnett College to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice and continue to be a firefighter for Nicholson while in college.
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Chapman Fence Company, Inc., is partnering with HSJC for the third time with – “Pounding Posts for the Pups.” For fences installed through July 31 this year, the company will donate 50 cents per post they drive into the ground. Customers must indicate they want to participate in the fundraiser. The fundraiser has raised more than $1,000 in each of the previous years. Chapman Fence provides a complete line of quality fences, gates, pools and
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Megan Duncan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Duncan from Dacula, and Chase Gilbert, the son of Eddie Gilbert and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rhodes are engaged. Chase proposed this past Easter Sunday on the ferry in New Orleans. The two will tie the knot on May 10, 2014, in Pendergrass, surrounded by their close friends and family.
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Relationship with brother needs to be defined quickly Dear John: My divorced brother, “Ted,” has moved in across the street from me. He’s always getting into trouble, but I’ve always stuck by him because I felt sorry for him. Ted has four children who all live with him. His oldest daughter, who is 14, has problems too. She is a liar, and he lets her get away with anything. I’ve had my fill of her, and I told Ted this. Now we aren’t talking. Although I’d love to salvage the relationship, my husband says enough already. What should I do? — Tired of the Lies in Dayton, Ohio Dear Tired: Your brother is the guardian to his underage children, including this daughter. If he asks your opinion of what he should do about the girl, by all means, give it to him but recognize that it is his decision as to what to do with the information you provide, if he decides to do anything at all. If he asks you to babysit his children, do so with the
John Gray clear understanding that there are ground rules to be followed while you are in charge. Otherwise, pass on any situation that makes you uncomfortable. Only you can define the relationship you have with your brother. The sooner you do so, the better it will be for both of you. Dear John: I met a wonderful guy who recently ended a two-year relationship. How can I be sure this is not just a rebound affair with me? — Concerned in Hot Springs, Ark. Dear Concerned: Rebounds occur when time has not been given to grieve the loss of a relationship.
Unfortunately, most men have a habit of jumping into one relationship before resolving past relationships. For most of these men, their initial instinct is to “solve their problems,” but they don’t realize that they must first get in touch with their feelings in order to do this. There are telltale signs that your new partner may be rebounding: He is rushing you to get too serious too soon, or he compares you to his ex-girlfriend. If this is what you are experiencing, do yourself a favor and take things slowly. A lifelong friendship is more satisfying than love on the rebound, so heed the signs. Dear John: My husband “Mike” retired four years ago. He wanted me to retire at that time too. His one desire is to travel. I am very much a stay-inmy-own-backyard kind of person. More importantly, I own a business and I enjoy work-
ing, although I have considered reducing my work week to three days. This was totally unacceptable to Mike. He wanted me to either retire fully or forget it. As a result of my “forgetting it,” Mike is very angry and resentful. Ironically, even if I did retire, we would still have a hard time getting away for any length of time because we have a 92-year-old aunt who requires frequent care and attention. I understand Mike’s frustration. He worked very hard all of his life, and he deserves to do whatever it is he wants in his retirement. I have suggested that he go wherever he wishes, as I have no problem with him leaving, but he claims that he would have a lousy time without me. He now says it is my fault that he is unhappy. I don’t want to be responsible for anyone’s happiness or unhappiness. — Travel Differences in Plano, Tex.
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Jackson County Transfer Station hours of operation during the holidays are: Thursday.......07/04/13.......Closed Friday.......07/05/13.......7:30 am – 2:00 pm Saturday.......07/06/13.......7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Compactor sites at New Kings Bridge/Jefferson River Road and Yarborough Crossing hours of operation During the holidays are: Thursday.......07/04/13.......Closed Friday .......07/05/13.......2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday.......07/06/13.......7:00 am – 3:00 pm
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Upcoming Concerts on the Veranda will feature Stephen Van Sheridan, who does a Travis Tritt tribute, on Saturday, July 13; and Lisa Martin, who performs her own songs as well as pays tribute to Patsy Cline, on Saturday. Aug. 10. The concerts are from 8-10 p.m. on the veranda of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Center at 74 White St., in Hoschton. It’s a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) event and refreshments will be sold to cover HHAC expenses. The trio of Doug Thompson, Sheridan and Martin want to team up for a future concert to bring Elvis, Travis Tritt and Patsy Cline together for a musical extravaganza. sss Learn to square dance with the Fun Time Squares on Thursday evenings. Join a square and make a circle of friends while getting in great cardio and lowimpact aerobics to music because square dancing is friendship set to music. Fun Time Squares dance at Hoschton United Methodist Church located at 12 Mulberry St., in Hoschton. For information, contact FunTimeSquares@att.net or call Bob Hoover at 678906-9899. sss A Meet & Greet reception will be hosted for Josh Fenn from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. Josh will join the Chamber team on July 22 as the new President/CEO-Economic Development Director. Josh is coming to us from Bryan County (near Savannah, GA) where he currently serves as the Executive Director of their Development Authority. sss Jackson County 4-H will be holding a fundraiser from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15. This exciting paint party will take place at the Jackson County 4-H Clubhouse on Cloverleaf Circle in Jefferson. Bring your favorite pair of flip flops and leave with your very own flip flop canvas painting. Dr. Jackie Ellett will be leading this event. The fundraiser will be open to both adults and youth over the age of 9 years old. The cost to attend is $25, and you can register at the Jackson County Extension Office. Proceeds benefit the Jackson County Robotics Team. If you have any questions, you can call 4-H Agent Keri Hobbs at 706-367-6347. sss On Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m., Winder-Barrow Community Theatre drama camp children will be performing in the
Children’s PLAYhouse production of “Wingin’ It”. Bring your children, grandchildren, and all of the neighborhood children to see the show. They will enjoy seeing a play designed for children of all ages (yes, adults will enjoy it as well). Tickets are now on sale at Winder City Hall (770-867-3106 for event ticket sales) or at Pam Veader’s State Farm office at 41 S. Center St., in Winder (770-867-1679). Children’s tickets are $5 up through age 12. Ages 13 to seniors will be $10 each. For more information about WBCT and other upcoming events and shows, see the website at www. winderbarrowtheatre.org. sss The Hoschton Women’s Civic Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoschton Depot. All local women are encouraged and welcome to join. sss The Jefferson Farmer’s Market in downtown Jefferson is open from 7-11 a.m. each Saturday through September. sss Spout Springs Library Farmers Market is open through Oct. 31. The market will be open each Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The market is located in the library parking lot at 6488 Spout Springs Road Flowery Branch. Vendors can email sslfarmersmarket@gmail. com. sss Jefferson Community Theatre will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, A musical of pure imagination, July 12-14 and July 19-21. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on July 12-13 and July 19-20 and at 2 p.m. on July 14 and July 21. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students and pre-sales. Call 706367-5714 or visit the theatre’s website. sss Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries at their clinic at 610 Barrow Park Drive in Winder. July clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Prices are $85 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $65 for a female dog up to 25 pounds, $55 for a male dog, $50 for a female cat or $35 for a male cat. All surgery prices include a free rabies vaccination. We do not add fees for in heat or pregnant animals. For more information on clinic services, please visit http://www.leftoverpets. org. Appointments are required and must be made by calling 800-9785226 sss
which began June 3. Children ages 7-14 will enjoy the three F’s – Fun, Fitness and Friendships while learning basic paddling skills in canoes and kayaks. Games, swimming, and Barge Day are other highlights of the week. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Rate for non-members is $165. Before and after care is available for an additional fee if at least three children request service. Lanier Canoe Kayak Club is a Centennial Legacy Program of the 1996 Olympics located at the Lake Lanier Olympic Boathouse at 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506. For more information and registration, visit www. lckc.org or call 770-2877888, email email@example.com. sss The Jug Tavern Squares (JTS) holds dances at the YMCA on Brad Akins Drive in Winder on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dancers from all around the state are invited to join and many dancers from other clubs come to Winder for the square dancing and fellowship. JTS has had a resurgence in the past two years and in 2012, and Jug Tavern Squares came in second in attendance at the State Square Dance Convention in Macon. “This is a lot of fun, in a friendly atmosphere and good exercise, too,” says club president Rainger Buehler, Club. If you are interested in joining the fun or just learning about JTS, contact Rainger or Twila Buehler at 706-6931922 or 770-265-1593 or email raingerbuehler@ yahoo.com. sss The Tree House, the children’s advocacy center serving families of Jackson, Barrow and Banks counties, is replacing its regular August fundraiser, Turbo Turtle Trek, with a new fundraiser on Aug. 24 at Crow’s Lake. A Primal Rush Obstacle Course Race, which is currently extremely popular, is planned. Save the date and visit the website for the race at www. primalrushocr.com. sss The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic, presented by Precision Planning, will be held Aug. 23. sss Mark your calendar for Aug. 17 for Run the Vineyard, a 5K road race through the challenging hills of Chateau Elan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Braselton. This year’s 5K will also featured a challenge for cross country teams from
area schools. Check out the club’s page on Facebook for details. sss Oct. 19 is the third Jackson County Heritage Celebration at the Jefferson Civic Center. This year’s event will enhance your legal knowledge –from a historical perspective. Save the date. sss At the Jefferson Library, storytime for children ages 5 and underis at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets and fingerplays. Reading with “Doggie Tales” is hosted at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Reading age children are invited to practice reading skills while helping Smoky the Pug and Pia the Afghan Hound. The Jefferson Library is located at 379 Old Pendergrass Road in Jefferson. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Contact the library at 706367-8012 or visit prlib.org sss Dig Into Reading as the Braselton Library hosts a series of fun happenings with the Summer Reading Program. Monday Movie Madness continues wJuly 8 with “Journey to the Center of the Earth” while “Gold Diggers is the July 15 movie. Enjoy a magician at 10 a.m. on July 10 in the community room of the Municipal Building and take in a juggler’s entertainment at 10 a.m. on July 17 at New Liberty United Methodist Church. A highlight of the summer program is Water Day at Braselton Park set for 11:30 a.m. on July 12.
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Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library is inviting everyone who is interested to enter its logo design contest. “Since our inception in 2003, Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library has used a number of different images on promotional material, but now we have decided to have a single logo that will be uniquely associated with our organization,” said president Dan Aldridge. There is no fee to enter and there is no limit on the number of designs one may submit. The finalists will be posted on the Friends web page, and the winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD. The new logo will be unveiled at the Sept. 11 Lunch & Learn Program. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Aug. 23. A graphically pleasing image that best depicts the mission of promoting the Braselton Library through raising funds for needed materials and library programs is sought. Learn more about the Friends from the web page, braseltonfriends.prlib.org. Artwork must be original or clip art that can be registered. The image will be used on banners, newsletters, tote bags, T-shirts and other promotional materials. Use Colors - A maximum of four colors may be used in the design, including black and white. The organization’s colors are royal blue and white, but the design does not have to incorporate these colors. The image must reproduce well in black and white and in small sizes. Submissions may be sent electronically (the preferred method) or by mail. Electronic submissions must be in PDF or JPG format and meet the following requirements: Color: ■■ Provide all color graphics as CMYK. Other color processes (RGB, Pantone, etc.) should be converted to CMYK ■■ All black should be 100-percent black. No process color black type Graphics: ■■ All images should be provided at 200 dpi in the appropriate color model and format. Send your submission to: friendsbwjlibrary@gmail. com., or by mail to: Logo Contest, 2020 Tee Drive, Braselton, GA 30517. All submissions must be accompanied by the name, address, phone number, e-mail address and age (only if under 18 years) of the person making the submission. All entries, images and artwork become the exclusive property of Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, and rights are reserve to reject any and all entries. Any questions concerning the contest may be submitted by e-mail, or call Dan Aldridge 678-714-9796.
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Jackson County 4-H Love of Llamas competed at the Tennessee Llama Show
Love of Llama youth participate in show Memorial Day weekend was exciting for the Jackson County 4-H Love of Llama Youth who earned a multitude of ribbons in the Tennessee Llama Show. This yearly event draws people from three major llama community regions: Southeastern, Eastern and the Buckeye Region. Five 4-H youth and parent volunteer, Lauri Jones, participated in this show. This year’s ALSA (Alpaca Llama Show Association) and ILR (International Lama Registry) sanctioned show was judged by Phillip Feiner of Stephentown, New York. The show’s superintendents were Jerry and Carolyn Ayers of Chuckey, Tenn. Caroline Flynn earned Senior Youth Performance ALSA Grand Reserve Champion and Andie Ellett earned Junior Youth Performance ALSA Grand Reserve Champion. Awards earned by the Jackson County Love of Llamas 4-H youth were: Novice Pack Lauri Jones / Cinco 4th Senior Youth Pack Caroline Flynn / Auraya 2nd Intermediate Youth Pack Bailey Jones / Pineapple 2nd Cassie Knight / Mallory 6th Junior Youth Pack Andie Ellett / Onyx 4th Jaden Knight / Mallory 5th Senior Youth Obstacle Caroline Flynn / Auraya 3rd Intermediate Youth Obstacle Bailey Jones/ Pineapple 3rd Junior Youth Public Obstacle Andie Ellett /Onyx 1st Jaden Knight / Mallory 6th
Senior Youth Public Relations Caroline Flynn / Auraya 1st Intermediate Youth Public Relations Bailey Jones / Pineapple 3rd Cassie Knight / Mallory 4th Junior Youth Public Relations Andie Ellett / Onyx 1st Senior Youth Showmanship Caroline Flynn / Auraya 2nd Intermediate Youth Showmanship Bailey Jones / Pineapple 2nd Cassie Knight / Mallory 3rd Junior Youth Showmanship Andie Ellett / Onyx 1st
Dawn Fowler, the first AmeriCorps VISTA worker in the Northeast Georgia district, has been working on a one-year contract since November. Since coming onboard, the Athens native and University of Georgia graduate has added many new aspects to her position including bringing in non-cash resources, obtaining scholarship money for campers and organizing volunteer work. Georgia 4-H uses federally funded grant money to fund VISTA positions like Dawn’s. She does more indirect service work including marketing, volunteer management and fundraising. At UGA, Fowler earned both a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and a Master of Education in Health Promotion & Behavior, adn she remains a loyal Bulldog fan. Fowler lives in Athens and commutes to Jefferson to work with the 4-H program. Her past experience includes volunteering with the Red Cross. Also working for two and half years in Evans and Tattnall counties as a 4-H Agent has given her the ability to make the most of her current position, which like any other Peace Corps position, only pays an allotted living expense. This allows the AmeriCorps workers to have more compassion and understanding to those living in poverty conditions since AmeriCorps’ main goal is to fight against poverty. Participants offer leadership classes and scholarship programs so that children can gain life skills and be involved in their communities. “I enjoy District Project Achievement, which is a project that allows children living in poverty conditions to develop leadership and social skills
Halter Classes: Light Medium Wool Halter Caroline Flynn / Auraya 3rd Cassie Knight / Mahogany 2nd Jaden Knight / Mallory 1st Light Wool Male Bailey Jones / Pineapple 2nd ALSA Light Wool Halter Reserve Champion Jaden Knight / Mallory 1st Chelian Farms has sponsored and worked with the Jackson County 4-H youth since 2005. This educational program has grown from a local club to a nationally respected program. Because of the support and dedication from the Kysts, youth, and their parents, the 4-H Love of Llama program has flourished. Membership will be opened to new members for the 2013 - 2014 school year. The new member orientation meeting will be held at Chelian Farms in Jefferson on Friday, Aug. 23, from 4- 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kim Kyst at email@example.com .
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Dawn Fowler has acreated some important county marketing pieces for several 4-H events including the Tomato Plant Fundraiser, 4-H Leadership Day at the Capitol and Cloverleaf and Junior/Senior DPA. She traveled with 4-H’ers to the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta in February of this year (below). so that they may grow up to be productive citizens,” said Fowler. They encourage education and provide opportunities for children to take trips to local businesses. “My favorite part of my job is the different people I get to meet and work with and that I get to do something different each day,” said Fowler, “Hopefully I will be able to renew my contract for another year, I’ve really enjoyed working this position. “I am happy that being a VISTA has allowed me to participate in community service and again be a part of Georgia 4-H in such a variety of ways.” There are several summer 4-H events going on including a Certified Teen Leader Class, a farm tour and fishing rodeo, a babysitting class and a Farm to Fork class where children will learn to grow and cook their favorite vegetables. A paint party fundraiser is planned for July 15. (See Page 6B.) You can learn more about these events by visiting the 4-H website http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/ jackson/4H/#news and reading the newsletter. For more information about the partnership of 4-H and AmeriCorps, visit http://www.georgia4h.org/vista/ default.htm. If interested in volunteering for 4-H, contact Dawn Fowler by phone at 706-367-6344 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will have to fill out an application form and be approved.
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Jobs Construction CARPENTERS Experienced with own transportation. Call Jeff 678-207-7893 HVAC company in Oakwood needs experienced service techs with a minimum of two years experience. Installation helpers, minimal experience necessary. 770-532-0731
Dental DENTAL ASSISTANT. Flowery branch office of Dr. Edward Kelly and Dr. Jayne Kelly. Must have formal training, or 2 years of experience at chairside. Responsible and self directed person needed. Please do not call office. Respond via email to EKellyDDS@ gmail.com or fax resume to 770-967-1858 Dental Office Children’s Dentistry at Gainesville is hiring Front & Back Office Positons. Great hours, Mon thru Thurs. Bilingual preferred. Fax resume to: 770-539-9133 Front Office Position at oral and maxillofacial surgery office in Gainesville. Job-related experience required. 32-36 hrs per week. Fax resume to 678-928-4899
General Sales Agents Seeking CONFIDENT and SELF MOTIVATED Account Managers for our Inside B2B Sales Team. Build yourself a lucrative business with the support of a fortune 1000 company. if you enjoy prospecting, cultivating existing relationships, and making money while having fun, this could be your opportunity. Previous Inside B2B phone sales a plus! A great attitude and the ability to develop strong business relationships a must! Great Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k, Onsite Fitness Center, etc. Fax resume to 678-969-6343 or email resume to gecrecruiter@ global industrial.com NO TELEPHONE CALLS/QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS. EEO/AA TELEMARKETING We need strong, qualified professionals and sharp Sales Associates who will make outbound calls. Call Center experience a must! Hourly plus commission and benefits. 8-5pm, M-F E-mail resume to: email@example.com or fax to 770-965-1314
Management Global Equipment Company in Buford is HIRING A Sales Supervisor for our CORPORATE Sales Department. Position will motivate, lead, support and train Outbound Telephone Sales Account Managers. Maintain personnel records, reviews and performance reports. Previous Call Center Sales Management experience within the Equipment Industry ideal. Superior phone presentation, verbal and written communication and networking skills. Salary plus bonus plan, potential 60k plus. Great Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401k, Onsite Fitness Center, etc. Fax or email resume and salary history to Fax: 678-969-6343 or email gecrecruiter@global industrial.com NO TELEPHONE CALLS/QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS. EEO/AA
FRONT OFFICE POSITION for busy internal medicine practice in the Buford/Sugar Hill area. Medical front office exp. req’d. P/T or F/T. Spanish a plus. Some evenings & some Saturdays required. Fax resume: 678-745-4139
Avita Community Partners is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the following positions in the greater Gainesville area.
F/T GRAPHIC DESIGNER Must be proficient in Illustrator & Photoshop (CS2 or newer), possess excellent work ethic & be able to meet deadlines with attention to detail. Please send resume to mail@ ypsouth.com or fax to 770-297-2842
GWINNETT CLINIC Medical Assistant for its Braselton, jefferson and Auburn offices iwth at least 2yrs. back office experience. Please fax resume to: 770-8400641 Help Wanted: RN’s LPNs & CNA- PT & PRN. Weekends, various shifts. Apply in person at 4595 Cantrell Rd, Flowery Branch, GA. RN’s fax resume to 770967-4312 The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: Phlebotomist/Lab Asst (Previous exp req’d. Mon-Fri; 8:30am-5pm) Oncology Gainesville Appointment Scheduler (Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm. Flexibility of hours worked req’d.) OB/GYN Gainesville Medical Asst or LPN (Mon-Fri, 8am/5pm for Call Center) Medicine Gainesville Medical Asst/Clinical Coordinator (F/T. 2yrs clinical exp. req’d) Orthopedics Gainesville All positions are full time unless noted. Full-time employees may be eligible for paid days off, health insurance and a generous retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience. Previous medical office experience preferred. Spanish/English skills desirable. Interested candidates may submit resumes via fax to 770535-7445 Attn: Employment E-mail to: HR@longstreet clinic.com or complete an application at 725 Jesse Jewel Pkwy., Suite 270, Gainesville, GA 30501. for additional info about the Longstreet Clinic, P.C., please visit our website: www. longstreetclinic. com
Misc. Help Wanted DO YA! DO YA! DO YA! Wanna Dance No Experience Needed Call Sunny or Hazel 770-536-3759 Top of Gainesville
Office/Clerical Bilingual Customer Service Representative Manufacturing company located in Dahlonega, GA seeks a dynamic applicant that is fluent in both English and Spanish languages for our Customer Service Dept. Must be detailed oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Problem solving abilities is a must. Knowledge of export order processes is a plus. Competitive wages and benefits. Send qualified resumes to: Cricketts@ Refrigiwear.com Clerical assistant to work 3 days a week, 8-5. Qualifications: Must be computer literate in MS Office and Outlook, have QuickBooks and accounting (A/P, A/R) experience. Must have great memory, have ability to follow directions, be able to multi-task and be detailed oriented. Casual but professional office environment. Only qualified people need apply. Email cover letter with resume to: pganyard@protech-fire. net.
Part-Time Help Wanted Hiring P/T Vet Receptionist 5+ years Customer Service Exp. Required, Must apply in person w/resume. M-Th 8am-12pm, 2pm-6pm 5250 Hog Mtn Road. Flowery Branch
Production ENGINE ASSEMBLERGreat opportunity for motivated individual to assemble diesel engines in Pendergrass facility. Individual must have mechanical experience, knowledge of diesel engines and engine parts. Must have computer skills and ability to read, understand and follow written and graphic instructions on a computer. Ability to lift 25lbs. consistently. Experience with lifting equipment and hand/ power tools. Production experience and technical training on engines preferred. Good benefits and working environment. MUST indicate salary requirements to be considered. E-mail resume and salary requirements indicating “Assembler-GT” in the subject line to xhr.d@ deutzusa.com. No phone calls or walk-ins . EOE
FT Licensed (LPC, LCSSW, LMFT) Team Leader-Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health-Gainesville Center FT and PT Developmental Disability Team Members (CRC-1 or CRC-2) Gainesville DD Center FT Vocational SpecialistCumming/ Dahlonega FT Case ManagerCumming/Dahlonega FT LPC or LCSWCumming Center PT LPC or LCSWCleveland Center LCSW-Demorest Center For a complete job announcement and/or to apply for a positionplease visit www. avitapartners.org/career. php or for additional information call 678513-5723. EOE LOGISTICS CO. seeking to fill the following positions: Carrier Sales & Customer Sales. 2 yrs exp., self-motivated, eager to make money. Email resume to: chad@ bluemarlin logistics.com OR P/706-265-0302 P/706265-0301
Restaurant Help STEAK N SHAKE Now Hiring: Exp’d Grill Operators & Dressing Table Operators. Apply in person. 7am10am. at 3525 Thurmon Tanner Pkwy. Oakwood, GA. 30566
Technical Support Specialist The Gainesville Times, a daily newspaper company about 50 miles north of Atlanta, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Technical Support Specialist. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including 401K. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/ configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Provide direct and remote Tier I-II technical support. Perform and verify software backups and recovery procedures. Support network infrastructure, Windows servers and clients and VOIP phone systems. Handle occasional offhours technical support needs EDUCATION: BS degree with emphasis in Computer Information Systems or a closely related field and 3 yrs experience in network & system administration. Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with Windows AD, MS Exchange, remote desktop administration, network administration, and various Information Technology related functions is required. Ability to learn quickly, multi-task and occasionally work under pressure due to tight department time-lines Ability to speak and write clearly and accurately Conditions: Must be available for the occasional extra-long work day and infrequent late- night emergency calls Occasional travel to different North Georgia sites. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs Must be able to stoop or kneel for short periods of time E-mail resume and salary requirements to: hr@gainesville times.com INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ATEX, INC., an automated, nonwoven mfg. plant in Gainesville is seeking selfmotivated, dependable, energetic individual w/mfg exp. to join our maintenance team. Certified/degreed training in related field and minimum 3 years related experience required. Working knowledge of PLC’s, variable speed drives, pneumatic, hydraulic, and chill water systems. Must be capable of working assigned hrs. and before/ after scheduled hrs. Competitive wages; excellent benefits. Apply in person: M-F, 8:30-3:00, 2600 West Park Dr., Gainesville, GA 770-536-7272. EOE.
Maintenance Mechanic/Industrial Electrician Benson’s Old Home Kitchens Bakery Bogart, GA Applicants MUST have industrial maintenance experience in conveyor belt systems, packing/packaging machines, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical. Experience in food production environment is a plus. Minimum 3 years’ experience working in Plant Maintenance and should have experience in mechanical troubleshooting, electrical, and PLC controls. Applicants must be available to work any days Monday through Sunday on 2nd or 3rd shift. Competitive pay, $18-$19.50/hr, with excellent benefit package available. Email resumes to: dcrouch@ bensonsbakery.com Taking Applications for HVAC/Refrig Service Tech with field exp. Call Gene’s Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. 706-776-1977
Truck Drivers CLASS A-CDL DRIVERS Haul feed and/or live chickens, Gainesville. 2yrs. verifiable exp & good MVR req’d. Night shift, local, home daily, company benefits. Call Bruce, 678-936-8279 CLASS A-CDL DRIVERS Haul feed and/or live chickens, Gainesville. 2yrs. verifiable exp & good MVR req’d. Night shift, local, home daily, company benefits. Call Bruce, 678-936-8279
Warehouse QUIK TRIP DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE accepting applications for PART-TIME SELECTORS on both the AM and PM shifts. The AM shift runs from Monday thru Friday and the PM shift runs from Sunday thru Thursday. Individuals in these positions must be able to perform physical job tasks for long periods of time and must be able to lift 50lbs. or more. Positions available for PART-TIME DRIVER ASSISTANTS for the PM shift starting at 6PM. All of these positions are paid at $9.50 per hour. If interested apply at: 41 Jackson Concourse Rd., Pendergrass, GA 30567
Stuff Appliances REFRIGERATOR/ FREEZER $150. 770-536-7502; 770-287-2933 WASHER & DRYER Kenmore. Exc Cond. $250. 770-983-1507 WASHERS $100; DRYERS $75; REFRIG $125. Will Deliver. 678-546-9184 678-617-5560
Cemetery Lots for Sale MEMORIAL PARK PRIME LOCATION! 2 lots at corner of the Tomb, $3,000 OBO. 678-316-1496 678-617-6343
Furniture Beautiful tufted sofa in soft greens and beige in excellent condition, $300; Cherry coffee table $30; Oak porch rocker $30; Black youth bed and mattress $50. Dahlonega, 706-9745694
Eureka CARPET CLEANER, like new, all attachments, $125; Electronic EXERCISE BIKE, w/ magnetic speed control, like new, $80. 706-693-4520 Golf Cart - EZ Go, gas powered, rear seat, head & tail lights, enclosure, Xtra clean! $2850. 678316-1051 MOVING/DOWNSIZING Furniture, mirrors, Nordic treadmill, golf clubs & Much More! 770789-8850 MT YONAH LUMBER COMPANY Mulch- $25 truck load Compost- $10 truck load Rough Cut, Dressed, Tongue & Groove Pine Lumber at Wholesale Prices. Open Mon thru Friday, 8am -4:30. 1605 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA. 30528 706-865-2422
SCOOTER 2011 Peace Sport VIP, 50 cc, silver/ black, 1300 miles, well kept, runs good, includes helmet, $350 obo. 770-374-8366 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR, GE 26.6 cu ft, $500; (2) WEDDING GOWNS, $75/each. 770-718-1708 Washer/Dryers Stoves & Refrig. Mattresses. Also Appliance Repairs. We Do Service Calls! 678-714-0493
Pets & Supplies GREAT DANE Pups, $400. Full blooded. Not registered. Males & females. Parents on premises. 770-560-0455 LAB Puppies AKC registered For Sale. 2 black and 2 chocolate males. $300. Call 678-617-9565 Miniature Daschund CKC pups. females. $350. 706-809-8388
Homes-Rentals ApartmentsUnfurnished $0 Application Fee. 3BR/2BA HOMES Now Available From $699/mo. Expires 6/30/13 SUN HOMES 888-246-2803 countrysidelake lanier .com EHO WAS $599. MOVES U IN! Immediate Occupancy Brandon Place Apt 2BR/2BA $675 Flat or Townhome Spring Valley Apt Furn Corp Apt $950 2BR/2BA $675 up 1BR/1BA $625 Pools Now Open Jacky Mathis 678-779-2687 1 & 2BR Oakwood Cedar Springs. $550/ $660. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com 1BR Loft Apt. Hardwd flrs, Great View! All utils & cable furnsh’d. Dwntwn on The Square. Call Lanier 404-202-7290 2/2.5, Gainesville, patio, balcony, fp, deck access, no pets, $595 + dep. 678-617-5527 Lamplighter Apartments 3656 BrownsBridge Rd. Only $399 moves you in! Good job equals good credit. 1bd and 2 bd starting at $505. All units have W/D conn. total electric. 770-536-6626. Oakwood - 2/1.5, yard very safe, H/A $625$675. 678-357-5044
Condominiums For Rent Going to school in ATHENS 2br/2ba, 1st floor, Brick condo for rent. Close to campus Would consider selling 706-769-0413 706-255-5043 No agents
Duplexes For Rent CROSS GATE- 2/2 $680/mo. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com
Dark Round TABLE, $45; Mahogany CABINET, 2 drawers, 32”x30”, $42;
PINE FORREST - 2/1. $675 mo. 770-287-1456 www.callapartments. com
Houses For RentUnfurnished
Misc. For Sale 7 CELL SQUARE PARACHUTE (never used) Could be used as platform for Kite Boarding. $400 770965-3494 Leave message Designer wrought Iron Twin Beds (2), forest green w/ brass knobs, bed frames, mattresses & box springs included, $270; (1) motorized HOSPITAL BED w/ mattress & rails, $150; (1) beautiful Wing-Back CHAIR, $95; (1) lite weight Mantis TILLER, $50. 706-754-2056 ELECTRIC RANGE, smooth surface top, self cleaning oven, exc. cond., $285; SWIMMING POOL PUMP, $75; Automatic POOL CLEANER, above ground pool, $50. Sell both for $100;
2 BR/2.5 BA Townhouse, 1092 Alpine Street, $700 770-309-0130 3/1 in North Hall. $750/ mo, 678-316-6708 3BR/1BA C/H/A newly remod. 5 mins from dwntwn Gainesville. 2713 Browns Bridge Rd. $1000/mo; $500 dep. 770-536-4757 770-654-2137 Apts/Homes. General Property Mgmt. 770-287-1456 www. callapartments.com Charming 3BR/2BA Great Location. Lake view. $975/mo. 770539-4400 FLWRY BR. 3/2- 2 car gar. $950/mo + dep. 770-654-5154 N. Hall 3BR/2BA, 5127 Shirley Rd, No Pets. $795 + dep. 678-622-0349 PVT ESTATE in City, 5/4, best schools, $2,000. 770-297-6381
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Mobile Homes For Rent
1BR Single Person $70/ wk; $100 dep. No pets. 678-614-7607 2BR/1bA pRIV LOT. nO PETS. $100WK, $100DP. . 678-614-7607 2BR/1BA, $450/mo or $115/wk. $250 dep. Bogus Rd. 770-654-3521
CADILLAC 2006 DTS, 4.6L, V8, 51K, $16,891 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
2BR/2BA Cleveland Hwy $450 mo. + dep. 706-247-4750
MAZDA 1994 - 626. Cold A/C, 4cyl gas saver, Only $1000. 470-262-8261
LULA 2BR/1BA. $450/mo; $350 dp. No pets. 678-316-8584 REDUCED RATE Free Rent Starting at $85/wk. N & S Hall & Gainesville. 770-534-7596
CADILLAC 2010 CTS, 3.6L, V6, 33K, $30,891 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
House For Sale-Hall County
CHRYSLER 2006 300 AWD Sedan, 3.5L, V6. $12,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
Beautiful Home For Sale with owner financing. $5000 down. Bell & Co. Darlene, 678300-1275 GILLSVILLE 4BR/2BA Brick, split level, dbl carport, well water, 6+ acres w/workshop & shed. Paved road, creek. $145,000 AS Is. For info 706-745-7141 NEW HOME in N. Hall 4br/2.5BA on 1.5 acres. Corner of higland rd & Highland Dr. $239,900. 770-654-5290
DODGE 2002 Neon ES. ES edition. 108k mi. A good car. A sound car, a very reliable car. $2850. 678-200-0812
REGAL 1989 28’, Twin eng. new car[pet, curtains, and cushions, full galley, weekender, $16,500/firm. 706-7788227 or 706-344-9632 SEA RAY 1984 - 22’ Cruiser, Cuddy Cabin. V8-350 eng, Alpha out dr. includes Venture dual axle Trailer, $2000/ obo. 404-502-1495
2013 Kodiak Ultra-Lite 200QB travel trailer, NEVER USED. Sleeps 4, $15,000. Jefferson (352) 474-9454
FORD 1993 Taurus GL. Grandma’s Car! 93k orig miles. Spotless In & Out. Reliable plus Reliable. $2250. 678-200-0812
COACHMAN 2001Santara. 36’, 2 slides with toppers, side by side frig w/ice maker, new tires, new batt, backup camera, gen, new awnings. Like New inside. 9200mi. $43,000. 770-532-9419 HURRICANE 2004 MH, 33ft, 2 slides, sleep number bed, 6 new tires, excellent condition inside and out. 31,800 mileage. $39,999. 770-539-4301 SHASTA 1999. Class C , 30ft. 2 slides, 21k miles. Loaded. New Cond. $26,000. 706-745-1852
Wheels Autos For Sale
CADILLAC 1992 Allante Coupe, 4.5L, V8, 33K, $11,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
VW 1998 Jetta TDI, 5spd, blk/gray, 40mpg, 267k. New T- belt & W- pump. $1900/obo. 770-262-8200
HARLEY DAVIDSON 2008 Sportster. 883XL, chrome & blk. 2650mi. Like New! Lots of extras. 678-488-2521
Sport Utility Vehicles CADILLAC 2009 DTS Excellent Condition (UNDER 50K MILES) Fully Loaded Black on Black Leather/ Wood Grain Interior (Garage Kept) Great Deal $23,999 Call: 770-595-0318 Find It on Craigs List: http://atlanta. craigslist. org/eat/cto/ 3868800599.html BUICK 1994 Regal. 112k miles, 4dr, silver, new tires & A/C, $2400. 678-571-9089 BUICK 2001 Century Ltd. All serv records, Great Cond! 130k. $3300. 678-463-7006 BUICK 2008 Lucerne, CXL, $8,987 CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 CADILLAC 2008 STS. all the extras; excellent condition; non-smoker, gar kept, special wht ext; beige/ taupewood grain int. 24,700 mi; $21,495; for more nfo 678-316-8580 or gcwj1957@ gmail. com CADILLAC Eldorado, $2500. Sound too good to be true? Call Dalton Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309
KEYSTONE 2006 Springdale rell Travel Trailer. Excellent condition inside and out. 13.5 BTU AC and heat. Fully duct-ed. Master Bedroom has separate entry door. Full shower and bath. Skylights. Gas stove and large 22” oven. This is a steal at $7900! Call Ken at 706.968.9848 or email at kwagner49@gmail. com
NISSAN 2004 Altima, $4,987. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
Boats & Marine
NORTH AMERICAN SPIRIT -23’, Sleeps 4, 3 sails, Clean, fast, Lanier, Must Sell! $1776. 678860-6867 hschwartz80@gmail. com
NISSAN 2003 350Z, leather, 62K miles, $13,587. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
HARLEY DAVIDSON 2007- Fat Boy Less than 2k miles, Asking $13,500 678-316-1171.
Recreation CREST III 1992 Pontoon 25ft w/’96 Yamaha 70 hp motor. Good cond. maint records, new upholstery with cover & hardtop, local marina. $2900. Call Dave 678640-4741
MAZDA 2012 - 6. $13,987 CALL CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
NISSAN 2007 Sentra, will last the right owner another 15 years! $999 down. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309
Real Estate Wanted WANTED: Father would like to buy daughter a house. Need your help. 2 or 3BR/2BA. 770-983-1204
MAZDA 2003 Miata, 87K, $8,987. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
MERCEDES 2003 SL500 Roadster. Hardtop convt. 56k mi. Excellent $23,000. 770-861-8005
MEN-BE$T Pvt home, Fur Br, All Priv + Xtras, Oakwd 770-530-1110
Homes & Real Estate
BMW 2008 550 I, 4.8L, RWD, 49K, $28,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
CHEVY 2005 Cobalt, 4 door sedan, silver, gray cloth, $499 down. Call Dalton Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 CHEVY 2006 Colorado, 125K $10,100 & 2010 Colbalt, 75K $9200 OBO, both one owner, good cond. Call 770-540-7213 DODGE 2004 Stratus sedan, champagne w/ tan interior, $499 down. Call Dalton Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 DODGE 2009 Charger SE. $13,987 CALL CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 FORD 1993 Ranger w/ Crew Cab, auto trans, A/C works, runs good, $2850; MAZDA 2001 626, exc. cond., $3850; 27 HP twin cylinder, GARDEN TRACTOR, w/ 48” mower deck, grass catcher system w/ 3 bins, runs great, cuts smooth, $900. 706-693-0099 FORD 2001 Taurus sedan, drives like a dream, all pwr options, $499 down. Call Dalton Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 FORD 2007 Taurus, white w/ gray interior, drives like new, $699 down. Call Dalton Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 FORD 2009 Mustang $13,987 CALL CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 PONTIAC 2002 Firebird 3800 V6, auto, cold air, white w/ gray interior., $499 down. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309
CHEVY 2003 Suburban, 5.3L, V8, auto, 124K, $7,899. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
FORD 2004 Freestar SEL, 58k miles $6987 CALL CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 LINCOLN 2004 Aviator $7987 call CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 MAZDA 2005 MPV. ES. 44k miles. $10,987 CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2002 Pathfinder LE, loaded, $7,987 CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2009 Murano SL $15,987 CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
Trucks CHEVY 1984. C-10. Silverado. Full size, V8, auto. $2500/Sell or Trade. 678-546-9184; 678-617-5560 CHEVY 2007 HD3500 Dura Max. Loaded, Duelie wheels, 90k mi. $29,500. 770-861-8005 CHEVY 2007 Suburban, $15,987. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 CHEVY 2008-2500 HD, Dura-Max, LTZ, crew cab, suspension lift, 20” whls, 35” Toyo tires, 235k, $26,000 706-348-3180 DODGE 2006 Ram 1500 Super Crew, silver w/ gray cloth, loaded, $599 down. Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 FORD 2011 Ranger XLT, 15,500 mi, excellent condition, red, gray/ black interior, automatic, 2-door, air conditioner, cruise control, power locks, , power steering, power windows, driver airbag, passenger airbag, abs, fog lights. Spay Bedliner, one owner, all Maintenance Records $15,000 , contact Larry, 706-894-2379, firstname.lastname@example.org. NISSAN 2005 Titan, SE Crew Cab, leather, chrome wheels, $14,987. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2007 Frontier Ext cab, auto. 62k MILES $13,987. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 NISSAN 2007 Xterra, $10,787. CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
CADILLAC 2005 Escalade, 6.0L, V8, 89K, $19,899 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
TOYOTA 2005 Tundra 82k miles. $10,987 CALL CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335 TOYOTA 2007 Tacoma $12,987 call CARRIAGE NISSAN 770-532-6335
CHEVY 2002 Trailblazer, 4.2L, 6 cyl., auto, 164K, $5,891. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
INFINITI 2006 FX35, black, heated seats, moonrf, $17,455 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200
MAZDA 2010 Tribute, 3.0L, V6, auto, 47K, $16,122 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 DODGE 1999 Durango, 3rd row, air cond., am/ fm/cd, leather interior, $499 down. Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309 DODGE 2008 Durango, 3rd row, rear air, silver w/ gray interior, $799 down. Call Dan Jim Waters Motor 770-530-3309
TOYOTA 2012 Tacoma Sport, 4WD, Ext cab, 6cyl, 8k mi, camper top, $25,900. 770-287-3352