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County, cities launch LOST talks By LEANNE AKIN Jackson County is proposing to gain 1 percent in additional Local Option Sales Tax as the renegotiation of dividing the sales tax pie gets under way. Officials of Jackson County and its municipalities will be meeting over the coming months to come up with another formula for distributing the sales tax collected to provide property tax relief and pay for existing, mandated or expanded local government services.

The LOST formula is renegotiated every 10 years, and County Manager Kevin Poe invited the mayors to the table to begin talks. The session was held at noon Tuesday in the Jackson County Fire Training Center. Letters went out recently but the City of Arcade was inadvertently omitted. However, Hoschton City Administrator Cindy George forwarded a copy to Mayor Doug Haynie so he and City Clerk Debbie Mockus were in attendance. All cities were represented and each was requested to have their city attorneys provide a letter that the city meets the criteria to be a “qualified municipality.”

Negotiating teams from the county and cities will be meeting to attempt to begin working out a new certificate of distribution. Poe presented the county’s proposal to share the LOST with cities sharing 36.67 percent to be divided among the cities by their own formula with Jackson County getting 63.33 percent. Currently, Jackson County receives 62.33 percent of the Local Option Sales Tax collected. The cities divide the remainder with Arcade receiving 3.95 percent, Braselton getting 1.69 percent, Commerce receiving 13.72 percent, Hoschton getting 2.57 percent,

Jefferson seeing 9.2 percent while Maysville gets 1.38 percent. A divvy of 2.99 percent currently goes to Nicholson, while Pendergrass gets 1.03 percent and Talmo receives 1.14 percent. That formula was established in 2002 and was based primarily on population. The next distribution will weigh eight criteria according to the LOST statute, but Poe said the county considers population, tax digest and General Fund expenditures to be the best reflection of how the LOST should be distributed. The cities will select a negotiating team to meet with the county’s team, led by Poe.

New signs will direct visitors to downtown Braselton By LEANNE AKIN

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TICO Senior Managing Director Masahaharu Suzuki and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal talk prior to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Toyota Industries Compressor Parts of America (TICA) which is expected to launch production in September of 2013 with six million units to be manufactured by 2016. A $35 million investment is being made in Jackson County.

Toyota expands presence in county By LEANNE AKIN The size of the Toyota’s investment in Jackson County and the State of Georgia was celebrated Monday as Toyota Industries Compressor Parts of America (TICA) was welcomed as Jackson County’s latest corporate citizen. Shane Short, president and CEO of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Com-

merce, officially welcomed Toyota during a groundbreaking celebration which included Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and TICO Senior Managing Director Masahaharu Suzuki exchanging gifts. Mr. Suzuki also exchanged gifts with Jackson County Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell. A $350 million investment is being made into Toyota Industries Compressor Parts of America (TICA) which is expected to launch production in September of 2013 with six million units to be manufactured by 2016.

The creation of 320 new jobs Variable type compressor components will be manufactured at the facility which will be constructed adjacent to the existing Toyota plant on Valentine Industrial Drive in central Jackson County. Examples of the compressors found in many Americanmade automobiles as well as Toyotas were displayed at the ceremony.

See TOYOTA, page 3A

It’s time to get people back to historic downtown Braselton. As the punch list is being completed on road construction projects in the Town of Braselton, the Downtown Development Authority is eager to get signage erected to direct people to the downtown area. While the authority members had previously discussed the negative impact of two road construction projects on traffic and access to the businesses in the downtown area, they acknowledged the completion will hopefully make the pain endured worth the wait. Town officials last week celebrated the completion of the project which created a new intersection at Davis Street at Ga. 53 where the traffic was activated June 12. Davis Street connects Highway 53 to the new Highway 124. Recently, town officials joined with Braselton family members and Jackson County, state and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives for the official opening celebration of Lewis Braselton Boulevard with the county’s Zion Church Road project. DDA members agree that with the two projects now completed, permanent signs should be erected. Town Manager and Clerk Jennifer Dees noted the DDA could develop a directional sign that looks similar to those in Jefferson with the names of businesses but that easements would be necessary for placement of those types of signs. Signs ordinances would have to be followed so the location and zoning of the property would come into play. Clay Eubanks said the new downtown director should have the experience and expertise to research how to best market downtown with sign design and location. He suggested that opting for the road signs suggested by Dees as an immediate solution and waiting until the downtown director is hired this fall to pursue the more elaborate signage. The DDA will be scheduling a called meet-

See BRASELTON, page 5A

Tuesday forum shows political scene is heating up From staff reports The political volleys are being fired as candidates in contested races may be feeling the heat to connect with voters. In Tuesday’s second political forum hosted by the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Farm Bureau, District 1 County Commissioner Tom Crow, who is seeking to unseat Chairman Hunter Bicknell, took aim at his opponent. He said Bicknell, who claims to be conservative, puzzled him by his stance on spending. Crow also took Bicknell to task for changing his mind and abandoning his 9th Congressional bid. Bicknell said the commission had done a

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good job in hiring Kevin Poe as the new county manager after a revolving door of managers since the voters approved a change in the from of government in 2001. Now, Bicknell said, it is time for commissioners to stop meddling in the department operation. Crow said the commission should work as a five-man team. The chairman candidates were asked about the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) which will be on the July 31 ballot. The initiative would be a funding source for the projects identified for Regional Transportation Roundtables. Bicknell chaired the Northeast Georgia roundtable which included Jackson County projects from the county’s road priority list.

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Bicknell said while he opposed new taxes, who pointed to his conservative voting rethe issue at hand is about economic devel- cord, including opposing the West Jackson opment and continuing to move forward as EMS station due to cost and location. a county. He said the projects for Jackson Bicknell said Crow “has pretty much demCounty are good ones. Without T-SPLOST’s onstrated how he’ll distort things” related to passage, funds for transportation projects three EMS stations toward which commismay have to come from redirected Local Op- sioners allocated $900,000 in public safety tion Sales Tax (LOST) funds. He urged voters funds remaining from a previous SPLOST to study the projects. toward three EMS stations. Crow agreed that Jackson County would Crow contends those funds are bond probenefit greatly from the funds T-SPLOST ceeds and should be used to pay down the would generate but he questioned whether debt. the Jackson County Airport needed a $3 milThe commission chairman’s race is not lion second taxiway. While there are some the only contest that has candidates making projects which may be nice to have, he said, comparisons. they are not necessary. “The overspending has to stop,” said Crow, See FORUM, page 2A

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The Paper   | Thursday, June 21, 2012

FORUM from page 1A

Primary election is July 31 In the State Court Judge race between incumbent Rob Alexander and challenger Jeff Perry, the candidates are laying out their education and experience to provide a contrast to what they bring to the position. Alexander said he loves his job as State Court Judge. “I don’t have to say what I will do…I have been doing it,” said Alexander, who has been a municipal court judge since 2003 and state court for 15 months. “I am proud of what has been accomplished on the bench.” Perry, a lifelong resident of Jackson County who grew up in Commerce, started the Perry Law Firm with his father. They handle a wide range of cases. Perry says experience, dedication, efficient and effective are the four word which sum up why he is the best candidate. “I will bring practical solutions to the problems facing state court,” he said. Responding to a question about what qualifies him for the position, Perry said his experience and dedication make him right for the judgeship. Fifty percent of all cases coming through his attorney’s office were criminal. In Jackson County State Court, 87 percent of court cases were criminal cases in 2011. “Jackson County needs a judge who has criminal law experience,” said Perry. “If not, it will not be efficient.” Alexander said he considers himself to be most qualified because of his academic success, experience with the second largest law firm in the world and interning as a clerk with Judge David Motes. When returned to Jackson County to work

with grandfather’s firm, he was appointed to court with City of Jefferson where he has served nine years and was selected by Gov. Deal for something for the State Court judgeship. Currently, State Court remains part-time, and the move to fulltime will be case-driven, said Alexander. “Jackson County’s case count is not quite big enough for full-time, but it is not small enough for parttime,” said Alexander. “Budget considerations are very real. I didn’t apply for this job to come back to the (citizens) for a raise.” He suggests when teachers and county workers are being furloughed, it’s not time to ask for more money for expanding the court. For Perry, the answer to the fulltime State court question is “Not now.” He said the caseload is down but will go back up when the population increases. “Jackson County is not going to stop growing,” he said,but the slowdown has given a chance to put certain measures in place so that when it grows again, State Court will be ready for it. Perry expressed concern that two of the three Sheriff’s candidates currently working for that department commented about problems with the court. He also questioned how efficiently criminal and civil court weeks were being handled. “Sentencing is another problem,” said Perry, saying effectiveness and efficiency would be priorities. Alexander contends State Court is efficient and working toward being even more efficient. “We are markedly more efficient than we were,” said Alexander,

who offers that implementation of a plea deadline is savings the county money. Jurors are not called in if they are not needed. “Plea numbers have increased so there are fewer trials... That’s efficiency. That’s where we’re headed.” As State Court Judge, Alexander asid he is passionate about Jackson County. “I love what I do for a living. Most people who come through court are law-abiding citizens who made a mistake. I want to treat them with respect and send them on their way.” For Perry, public service is about giving back. “I’ve done it – I’ve done public service without compensation for five years,” he said, mentioning his service on the Jackson County Planning Commission. He also suggests that his law practice had better prepared him for the judgeship than someone who doesn’t have criminal experience. Alexander countered Perry’s intimation that he lacked experience was false. Since becoming a judge, he has not taken cases which could find him handling down a sentence on Monday and defending them in court on Tuesday. Perry reiterated experience and dedication as key words. “I’ve prosecuted criminals and helped sentence criminals… If I was being sentenced I would want to know the judge had criminal experience.” State Senate – District 47 Frank Ginn said he is proud to be the current District 47 State Senator. He said the most important thing he’s done in the two years he has served is “building solid relationships with those I work with in the state government.” He also points to his problemsolving skills. “I’m an engineer and engineers love to solve problems... I am pro growth and pro jobs. My record speaks for itself. I do what I say, and say what I do.

Ginn’s primary challenger, Barrow County Commission Chairman Danny Yearwood, said, “It’s been four hard years, but we’ve done an excellent job there.” He said hard but good decisions have been made with the taxpayer always being first. The Barrow budget has been cut by $5 million, he said. “Taxes are not the answer to government,” said Yearwood. “We are supposed to provide a service… Spending is out of control. Government is out of control.” He said the taxpayer comes first with him. In the next session, Yearwood said it is essential to get the budget under control and examine what the taxpayers are funding. “We need to look at every level and make sure what is needed. Tax isn’t always the answer,” he said. “Every time we vote, if it is not in the interest of the taxpayer then we should be held accountable. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to take back our government.” Ginn said jobs are needed: “If everyone is paying into taxes instead of the unemployed being a drain…” He said the focus must be on education and promoting life and leadership in education. “It’s about our children, they are the future,” he said. Another priority for Ginn – water: We have to protect it since it is a critical resource and important to economic development. Related to ethics reform, Ginn said you can’t be tough enough. “Send the right candidates and expect the right results,” he said. Yearwood said he has a $100 limit as chairman and that would be a good guideline for all elected officials. “You should never go outside ethics. Why would you compromise yourself if you believe in principles and the taxpayer? Related to charter schools, Yearwood said he would support parents having a choice about their

children’s education.... “Let’s give people the option. We sit back and let the government take a little more every day. We should be the ones in charge of our kids’ education – not the government,” he said. “They can’t run anything.” Ginn said the question was a bit misleading but he wants to support public education in Georgia. “One thing I won’t support is gutting public education,” he said. “I look in the four counties I serve and they have good school systems. Jackson has three school systems and they are all good.” Ginn said he would support state funds for an agricultural multiuse facility in Jackson County but Yearwood wanted to know how it owuld be paid for. More at 9th Congressional District Candidates for the 9th Congressional District Doug Collins, Roger Fitzpatrick and Martha Zoller are

See FORUM, page 5A

CORRECTIONS Coverage from last week’s forum, also sponsored by the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jacson County Farm Bureau, matched candidates in the wrong Board of Commissioners’ districts. In the District 1 Commission race, Guy Spicer and Jim Hix are seeking to succeed Tom Crow, who is running for the chairmanship, and in the District 2 contest, incumbent Chas Hardy is challenged by Jody Thompson and Max Allen, who did not attend. The photo caption in the June 14 edition incorrectly listed Ramone Gilbert’s last name. The Paper regrets the errors.

Tentative budget OK’d

Jackson County School calendar reduced by 2 days The 2012-13 Jackson County School System calendar will now include two additional calendar reduction days. While Jan. 2 and March 14 had been teacher workdays, those days will become furlough days in a budgetary move. The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 6, for students with teacher pre-planning Aug. 1-3. The last day of school for students will be May 22. Other recommended SPLOST expenditures approved included up to $16,000 to install 1200 feet of four-foot chain link fencing around the two multi-use fields at East Jackson Comprehensive High School and up to $1,300 to replace cores on 35 exterior doors at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. The locks replacement at JCCHS had been postponed from a previous meeting for further study. The lawn maintenance contract with Martin-Pennco was approved in the amount of $120,000 for the school year.

In other business of the June 11 session, the board: ■ Agreed to purchase .98 acre adjacent to Jackson County Comprehensive High School. The land could provide for additional parking which could be needed with the new construction taking up some of the existing parking. The board authorized spending up to $108,000 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax dollars for the Highway 11 land which is in foreclosure. ■ Approved the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Program and Perkins Budget for the 2012-13 school year. ■ Renewed the worker’s compensation insurance policy for 2012-2013 with Employer’s Insurance through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services. ■ Heard from Paul Cartledge about the dress code policy at East Jackson Middle School. He said the policy will put a burden on families. Students will be required to wear clothing as outlined

in the uniform dress code. Students are allowed to wear pants, shorts, skirts, capris as well as cargo shorts/ pants. These items must be black, navy blue or khaki. Shirts must be navy blue, red, white or grey and must have collars. There can be no visible brand names of any kind. The only embroidery allowed must be related EJ or Eagles. Clothing may be purchased from Academy Sports, Walmart or Lands End. West Jackson Middle School is also implementing a uniform dress code. PERSONNEL The board approved recommended personnel actions but got an updated list from the original recommendations made at the work session to give Superintendent Green an opportunity for

review. Hired on Monday was Cynthia Boswell, 6th Grade Teacher, WJMS; Carrie Churchwell, 6h Grade Teacher, WJMS; Hillary Hensley, Chorus Teacher, EJMS; Greg Lewallen, Math Teacher, JCCHS; Rebecca McCants, Special Education Teacher, WJMS; Darla Paiter, Special Education Teacher, GSES; Abby Potts, Special Education Teacher, BES; Holly Von Lankon, Spanish Teacher (50%), JCCHS; Bonnie Waldrip, Media Paraprofessional, WJIS; and Melissa Walker, 7th Grade Teacher, WJMS. Resignations/terminations accepted included that of Michelle Archer, Special Education Paraprofessional, KBMS; Brittni Curtis, 8th Grade Teacher, WJMS; Lara Debacker, 8th Grade Teacher, WJMS; Dayna

Gunter, Special Education Teacher, WJM;S Angelina Echegoyen, Special Education Teacher, EJCHS; Jan Johnson, Kindergarten Paraprofessional, SJES; Kelly King, Custodian, MES; Catherine McKechnie. EIP Teacher (50%), WJPS; Kayla Mize. Special Education Paraprofessional, SJES; Holly Sewell. Custodian, EJCHS (effective 6/7/12); Ashlee Shepard, 7’b Grade Teacher, KBMS; Debbie Smith, Special Education Paraprofessional, SJES; Erin Van Nus, School Nurse, System; Janet Warren, Special Education Para-

professional, System; and Casey Wilson, second grade teacher, WJPS. Approved transfers included Stephanie Johnson, SLP, System (100% to 75%); Adam Kissel, Chorus Teacher, EJMS to WJMS; Debra Williams, EIP Teacher (50%), WJP to EIP/Gifted Teacher (100%), WJPS; Matt Wood, Agriculture Teacher, WJMS to 8th Grade Teacher, WJMS Terry Wood, Custodian, EJCHS to Custodian/ Maintenance, EJCHS. Ginger Weldon’s retirement as an ESOL Teacher as West Jackson Primary was also approved.

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The Paper   | Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony was Shimizu Corporation Managing Officer and Director Hiroshi Takano, TINA Executive Vice President Junji Yato, MACI President Yuji Ishizaki, The Honorable Joji Miyamori, Deputy Consul General of Japan, TICO Senior Managing Director Masahaharu Suzuki, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Jackson County Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell, Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner Gretchen Corbin,DIAM Senior Vice President Terry Helegesen and TICA President Haruhiko Kimata.

TOYOTA from page 1A

More than 300 good jobs will be added Representatives from the Jackson County Industrial Development Authority and Lanier Technical College were also on hand. Jackie Rohosky of Georgia Quick Start attended and said she was pleased to be working with Mr. Suzuki again. He was involved in overseeing the original presence of Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Jackson County. Joe Hicks of Jackson EMC said the co-op will be supplying power for the new manufacturing facility. Jackson EMC also serves the current Toyota. “This will be our single biggest load,” said Hicks, who that translates into a plus for Jackson County’s resident base. Having such a consistent industrial user means rates are more favorable for everybody. Short said Gov. Deal and his team are committed to growing Georgia’s business base. He introduced the speakers for the occasion including Mr. Suzuki, Chairman Bicknell and Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, who introduced Gov. Deal. Mr. Suzuki said he was pleased to be a part of another groundbreaking as his company continues to grow and expanding its corporate presence here in the United States. He said it was determined there was a need to produce parts locally to provide “superior products at a competitive price to our sister company as well as other companies.” Manufacturing of six million components a year is anticipated by 2016. Mr. Suzuki said he is hopeful his company will see anoth great success in the State of Georgia. He said the southern hospitality of the people is one of the components that makes Georgia an attractive place to be. The slogan “Jackson

Architectural rendering of the Toyota Industries Compressor Parts of America (TICA) manufacturing facility shows the exterior of the 58,000-square-foot building.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal explains the significance of the plate of historic Georgia which is made from kaolin mined in Georgia. The plate is a project of a club in his hometown of Sandersville. Below, Jackson County Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell presented Mr. Suzuki with a piece of Jackson County pottery. Mr. Suzuki presented a cut-glass vase from Japan to each man.

County means Business” is appealing, he suggests, saying “TICA looks forward to being a part of that motto.” He encourages the purchase of vehicles that have compressors made by TICA including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota vehicles. “We look forward to a happy future,” said Mr. Suzuki. Corbin thanked Mr. Suzuki for the additional investment in Georgia which represents the follow-through on the desire expressed by Toyota leadership to continue to grow in Georgia. She ex-

pressed appreciation for the investment made in Jackson County and the state. Corbin, on behalf of Commissioner Chris Commisky, Susie Haggard, Senior Regional Project Manager, and others from Department of Economic Development staffers. She also acknowledged the Jackson County and Chamber officials for their efforts “to make this a fruitful partnership.” Corbin also introduced Deal “as a governor who is committed to growing business here at home and abroad.” He supports probusiness legislation and has

overseen the state’s recordbreaking increase in locating jobs and investment for Georgia. Deal recognized the community’s local economic development team for working closely with the state economic development team during the past several months since he met with Mr. Suzuki at the Capital. He said the groundbreaking is the beginning of the construction phase of the $350 million investment. Deal reflected on the facility’s future location along Valentine Industrial Drive. He remembers visiting the registered black angus cattle operation of Dr. Herb and Bonnie Valentine. He said the intensity of the transformation shows a changing Jackson County which has become a transportation hub, known for storage facility warehousing and also as a

hub for manufacturing. He said when business all around the world is looking for a place to expand, Georgia is the place they are looking. He said companion industries supporting existing businesses are welcomed. Thanks to Quick Start, the companies locating in Jackson County and across Georgia have all the components to build a great workforce. “I pledge to you we will continue to do our part to help make your company successful,” said Gov. Deal. Mr. Suzuki presented Gov. Deal with a hand-cut vase from Japan and Gov. Deal presented Mr. Suzuki with a historic plate of Georgia. The governor explained the plate, featuring the State Capital building, was one of the collection of Georgia plates commissioned through the Transylvania Club in his hometown of Sandersville.

He explained Transylvania has nothing to do with vampires but means “Through the woods.” He said the plate was crafted in England from kaolin mined in Georgia. The Honorable Joji Miyamori, Deputy Consul General of Japan, also spoke. Involved in the groundbreaking ceremony was Gov. Deal, Commission Chairman Bicknell, Deputy Consul General Miyamori, Mr. Suzuki, Gretchen Corbin, DIAM Senior Vice President Terry Helegesen, MACI President Yuji Ishizaki, TINA Executive Vice President Junji Yato, TICA President Haruhiko Kimata and Shimizu Corporation Managing Officer and Director Hiroshi Takano. See more scenes from the Monday groundbreaking ceremony for TICA at



The Paper   | Thursday, June 21, 2012

CHURCH NEWS The Church of Hoschton announces service times. Bible Study begins at 9:30 a.m. with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday night service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, midweek service begins at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3849 Highway 53 in Hoschton. sss Vacation Bible School at White Plains Baptist Church will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. on June 24-28. The theme is Bug Zone. Join in for a meal, Bible stories, crafts, games and other activities. Transportation can be arranged by calling 706-3675650. Pre-register at for a prize. White Plains Baptist Church is located at 3650 Highway 124, Jefferson, between Hoschton and Jefferson. sss Corner-Stone Church Preschool is serving the West Jackson area with classes for ages 2-5. Visit or contact Director Kimberly Rewis at 678-5246986. Registration is open for Fall 2012. Call to schedule a tour.

sss Hoschton United Methodist is hosting an annual pre-4th of July BBQ on Saturday June 30, starting at 11:30 a.m. Free to community. Will serve until run out of food. Hosted by Men’s Group at Hoschton UMC, 12 Mulberry St., three blocks behind City Square. Visit or call 706-654-1422. sss The Primetimers Seniors are back. Join them for Lunch and Bingo on Friday June 29 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship hall. Please bring a covered dish. Hoschton United Methodist Church is located at 12 Mulberry Steet, three blocks behind Hoschton City Hall. Call 706-654-1422. sss A Call To Salvation Ministries will hold a church-wide yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The event will be held rain or shine. The church is located at 1295 Jackson Trail Road in Jefferson, at the intersection of Highway 11 and Jackson Trail Road. Call the church office at 706-367-9612.

OBITUARIES Katie Everette Banks

Died June 13, 2012 Katie Everette Banks, 90, of Senoia, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Born in Auburn in Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Green and Della Miller Everette. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Banks, son, William Donald Banks, and five brothers and three sisters. With the exception of traveling with her husband during his career in the Air Force, she lived her life in Winder, caring for her numerous family members. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Delilah Banks of Senoia; grandchildren, Ethan and Heather Banks of Braselton, Emily and Dan Schattler of Commerce, Erin and Mark Rigglesford of Hoschton and Lucius and Stephanie Banks and Nathan and Kim Richards, all of Senoia; and great-grandchildren, Austin Ricahrds, Lilly, Madeline and Emma Kate Banks, Patsy, Piper and Poppy Rigglesford and Benjamin and Waylong Banks; and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Barrow Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Chris Gaddis officiating. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Steve’s mother-in-law, Doris Richards, who took care of Katie the past months and remained by her side day and night. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 21, 2012

Billy Franklin Carver

Died June 14, 2012 Billy Franklin Carver, 67, of Atlanta, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Ocilla in Irwin County, he was a son of the late Henry Clay Carver and Vera Templeton Carver. He was one of Carver four children and the oldest son. He grew up in Irwinville, was baptized at Irwinville Baptist Church, worked on his Dad’s cotton farm and graduated in 1963 from Irwin County High School where he was known as a great baseball player (catcher) and was valedictorian of his graduating class. He went on to Georgia Tech where he also played baseball and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He majored in Industrial Engineering and received his Professional Engineer certification in Electrical Engineering. He graduated from Georgia College with a Masters in Business Administration. He began his career with the Georgia Power Company in January 1964 as a co-op student. He worked at Georgia Power and Southern Company for 46 years retiring on Feb. 23, 2010. He worked at Georgia Power in Waycross, Valdosta, Augusta, Milledgeville, Forest Park and finally the corporate headquarters in Atlanta. His latest positions included Supervisor of the Skills Development Center at Plant Branch in Putnam County, Manager of the General Re-

pair Shop in Forest Park and finally the General Manager for Safety, Health & Training for both Georgia Power Company and Southern Company, where he became a certified safety professional and was the prime mover of the certified utility safety advisor designation. His awards include the Distinguished Service to Safety Award (DSSA) which is the highest award presented by the National Safety Council to an individual, the Billy D. Young award, presented to the outstanding volunteer for service within the Utilities Division, and the Honorary Life Award, presented by the National Safety Council. He was Section Chairman to the Electrical and Gas Section of the Utilities Division, Member of National Safety Council, Utilities Division, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F-18 committee. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, JoAnn Inman Carver; son, William Bradley Carver Sr., of Atlanta, daughter-in-law, Michelle Marr Carver of Atlanta, grandson, William Bradley Carver Jr., also of Atlanta; sisters, Bobbie Jean McIntyre of Fitzgerald and Janet Stripling of Irwinville; brother, Hugh Cleon Carver of Lizella; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was truly a walking miracle for the last eight years. On Feb. 14, 2004, Billy was diagnosed with a giant fusiform brain aneurysm in his left internal carotid artery which is the major blood vessel to his left brain. The aneurysm was initially declared inoperable and, if it had ruptured, would have ended his life within weeks, if not days. Dr. Dan Barrow, head of neurosurgery at Emory University, performed never-been-done before lifesaving double bypass surgery around the aneurysm. Billy did suffer a massive stroke losing his ability to use the right side of his body and to speak. He went through inpatient therapy at Emory and Wesley Woods for three months and then outpatient therapy at Regain at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for a year and regained limited ability to move his right arm, walk and talk. His personality remained the same throughout. Billy was profiled in a newspaper article hitting a golf ball one year after the surgery. He has been a blessing to all he met over the last eight years and was truly an inspiration for his family, friends, and coworkers at Georgia Power. When the surgery took place, he might have only had eight days to live. Instead, he lived eight more years to serve as best man in his son’s wedding at Peachtree Road United

Methodist Church in 2007 and grandfather to his only grandchild for the last six months. Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, 2012, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the New Prospect Methodist Church in Manor. Contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112. McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming The Paper, June 21, 2012

Estelle Chow

Died June 17, 2012 Mrs. Estelle Chow, 91, of Pendergrass, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. A native of Beijing, China, Mrs. Chow was a daughter of the late Kung Chi Chow and Shun Wang Chow. She was a dietitian and was employed with the State of Georgia. Survivors include her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Rosenzweig of Pendergrass; and a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Evans Memory Gardens with the Rev. Vaughn Howington officiating. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, June 21, 2012

Donald Bruce MacKay

Died June 10, 2012 Donald Bruce MacKay, 90, of Braselton, died peacefully June 10, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Father Matthew Bruce MacKay. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Suzanne MacKay; daughters, Anna Thompson (Jon) and Jill Painter (Mark); daughterin-law, Lynn MacKay; eight grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild. He served in the Air Force as a P-47 fighter pilot and successfully completed 78 missions during World War II. He later became a design engineer and owned his own business. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, The Episcopal Church of St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany, located at 4346 Ridge Road in Buford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany. Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton The Paper, June 21, 2012

Miriam Perkins O’Kelly

Died June 17, 2012 Miriam Perkins O’Kelly, 91, of Bethlehem, died Sunday, June 17, 2012. Born in Statham, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Belle Sims Perkins. She was married to the late Rob-

He leads in times like these Scripture: 2 Kings 4: 1-7 for thee?” He wanted to know (King James Version) what she had in her house. She In 2 Kings 4, the prophet said she had nothing except Elisha hears the voice of a desa pot of oil. Elisha told the perate woman. This woman’s woman to borrow vessels from husband had died, and as a her neighbors. The woman result, his family was left with and sons borrowed the vessels no income. from her neighbors, followed Julia Demory This woman was faced with the prophet’s instructions and The Pastor’s Pen the prospect of her sons being went into her house and shut sold to slavery to pay the debt the door. The woman poured against her. This woman conout the oil, and the oil kept fillfessed the debt to a man of God. Debt can ing the vessels and did not stop until all the occur for many reasons. It may be because vessels were filled. of a death of the breadwinner in the famThe woman gave testimony how blessed ily; it may be because of circumstances in she had been. Elisha told her to pay her the local or national economy that causes a debts and live on the rest of the money she financial reversal; or it may be by those who had received. She was able to provide for live beyond their financial means. her family within the means God made The Bible says this woman sought help available to her. from someone who could give her Godly If you find yourself facing a financial counsel. She needed help from someone crisis, read 2 Kings and follow the example who could save her sons from slavery. The of the woman. Have faith in God, trust him Bible says that the borrower is a servant to and follow his instructions. If God brings you the lender. to it, He’ll bring you through it. In times like People will sometimes live in homes, this, we all need a Savior. drive cars and wear clothes that they can not afford so they can impress others. You Pastor Julia Demory is Pastor of Wesley can buy more than you can afford to pay for Chapel United Methodist Church in Hoand, if you miss a payment, the creditor will schton. She is a candidate for Ordained Mincome back to get it. istry in the North Georgia Conference of the Elisha asked the woman “What shall I do United Methodist Church.

ert “Buck” O’Kelly. She was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons, Richard (Deb) O’Kelly of Buford and Bob O’Kelly of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Kittle of Statham. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. The family has requested memorial contributions be to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605. Smith Funeral Home, Winder The Paper, June 21, 2012

Sarah Bess Burkes Lane Rushton

Died June 3, 2012 Sarah Bess Burkes Lane Rushton, 72, of Jefferson, went home to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Born in Sandhill, Miss., she was a daughter to the late Leo Ulysses Burkes and the late Wilma Price Jones Burkes of Prentiss, Miss. Mrs. Rushton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson where she played piano and organ. She formerly was a teller at Merchants and Marine Bank in Pascagoula, Miss., and throughout her life, was involved in music ministry at various churches. She will be remembered for her gentle grace and humility and her considerable artistic and musical talents. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey Lane of Gautier, Miss.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Rushton; children, Ben Lane and Kevin Lane of Orlando, Fla., and Angela Joransen of Commerce; stepchildren, Greg Rushton of Columbiana, Ala., Randy Rushton of Montgomery, Ala., Ricky Rushton of Boca Raton, Fla., and Eleanor Wise of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Dr. Mary Lane Wheatley of Clinton, Miss.; 15 grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild. A memorial service were held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Jefferson First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. The burial was Sunday, June 17, 2012, in the Prentiss Cemetery in Prentiss, Miss., with the Rev. Bob Storie officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson First Baptist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 395, Jefferson, GA 30549. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, June 21, 2012

Julie Marie Buck Thompson

Died June 13, 2012 Julie Marie Buck Thompson, 61, of Commerce, died Wednesday June 13, 2012. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was a daughter of Virginia Jeffers Buck of Athens and the late James H. Buck. She was employed as a Clerk with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. A memorial service was held Sunday June 17, 2012, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robbie Black officiating. A memorial tree will be planted outside the Jackson County Jail.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Randy Thompson; son, James “J.R.” Thompson of Commerce; and sisters, Nancy Buck of Athens and Jan Filler of Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 101508, Atlanta, GA 30392-1508 Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, June 21, 2012

Mary Fleming Waters

Died June, 17, 2012 Mary Fleming Waters, 86, formerly of Lake City, Fla., died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville. Born in Olustee, Fla., on April 28, 1926, she was the daughter of Willie Farris and LaNettye Fleming. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Waters, as well as three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Garland Wilkes of Jefferson; sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Virginia Waters and Jim and Sandy Waters, all of Lake City; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday June 20, 2012, in the chapel at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler, Fla., with interment following in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson The Paper, June 21, 2012

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Braselton’s Mayor and Council cut the ceremonial ribbon June 11 to open Davis Street in its historic downtown. “We are pleased this street is complete,” said Mayor Bill Orr, “as Davis Street, the prime local artery connecting GA 53 and 124, serves as the gateway to the town’s library.” Town Manager Jennifer Dees said, “it’s wonderful to see this creating economic development opportunities in the downtown and eliminating the safety concerns of the offset interchange.” Left to right: State Sen. Frank Ginn, Bayne Smith of Georgia Department of Transportation, Councilman Dudley Ray, Mayor Bill Orr, Councilman Tony Funari, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey and Downtown Development Authority members Cindy Phillips and Kathy Robinson, State Rep. Tommy Benton, Brady Kriegel and DDA member Peggy Kriegel.

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Authority has position to be filled ing to adopt its budget which includes funding for the director’s position and equipment and materals for setup of that office. The temporary message boards put up by the road contractor on the Zion Church Road project were very helpful, the authority agreed, but Dees said the city’s contractor did not have those signs. A short-term solution would be directional street signs that can be ordered through the Georgia Correctional Institute and be delivered in two weeks. Special order signs take longer. Since brown is the historic district, parks and other attraction sign color, the DDA went with brown rather than standard green which Dees said she thought may be overlooked. Six large brown signs reading “Downtown Braselton Business District” will be ordered in a motion by Eubanks which was seconded by Cindy Phillips. A $700 maximum purchase was authorized for the signs, posts and u-channels for erecting the signs. The desired locations were discussed and Dees will coordinate the final location and installation.

Town Green start is slowed

Work on the Town Green which was to begin when the roadwork was wrapping up is being delayed as the town waits for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to approve the documents for the release of $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. Although the schedule called for the project to go out for bids in May, DCA has not yet finalized the funding request. “We are waiting on DCA,” said Dees.

Authority has opening No applications have yet to be received for the vacant position on the DDA although two applications have been picked up. The post was vacated by Pat Graham, who resigned when she officially qualified to seek election as commission chairman of Barrow County. As the lone qualifier, she will assume the office in January. Graham, who was at the meeting, said she became involved with the DDA as an interested citizen prior to her election as mayor of Braselton. Applicants for the DDA position may live in Braselton or be and owner/operator of a business in the downtown area.

on the campaign trail. The candidates had appeared in other communities during the day. Each provided an opening statement and then fielded questions from moderator Bob Ragsdale, State Director of Field Services for Georgia Farm Bureau. Among the most important congressional priorities for Georgia revolve around bring government back around to the principles of the founding fathers, said Fitzpatrick. The power grabs by the President and the judicial branch should be stopped but Congress had chosen not to stop it. Cutting spending is vital, according to Zoller. A better taxation plan is also needed and Zoller says she is a FairTaxer but is willing to look for a change in legislation. “We have a little problem, we hit it with a hammer,” said Zoller of the knee-jerk reaction to issues such as the banking crisis, for example. For Zoller, the region has to needs: agriculture and water. “We all need it, and there are about 26 states with similar issues. We need to partner up and get this system right.” She suggests there must be a real solution. Consistent conservative action is what Collins maintains is needed. “One thing we’ve done in Georgia is we’ve balanced the budget. Yes, we are constitutionally required to but we did it without taxes.” A zero-based budget is one example of what is happening in Georgia that is needed on the Federal level, Collins suggests. They were asked about a guest worker program since agriculture, Georgia’s number one industry, is heavily dependent on guest workers. Zoller said the borders must be secured, and the visa problem must be fixed. “More people are overstaying than are coming in,” she said. Having a work permit is the answer although it will require some effort


by the farmer. She suggests looking at the plan the United States had in the 1950s. An executive order is not a fix. Collins agreed the border must be enforced. “Congress needs to go back to being congress” and determine how we can get a legal workforce for agriculture and other business. “We are a nation of laws,” said Fitzpatrick. “If it’s a law, obey it. If it’s a bad law, change it. We have people who have come into this country illegally and they have broken the law.” He suggest that most Americans are immigrants and a policy must be followed. Federal regulations are increasingly costly and cumbersome to the business community. Candidates were asked about ideas to reduce and/or streamline the regulatory process. Collins said those regulations are strangling out new business’ entrepreneurial spirit. The ability to focus on the pursuit of happiness is impeded by government as it overstepped its role. Collins suggests examining what is benefit and what is cost of a regulation. He says it’s time to get back to accountability. Fitzpatrick said it’s government run amuck when you lose the farm because EPA says that water in the ditch is a navigable waterway. “Total elimination of the EPA at the national level would be one of the best things we could do,” said Fitzpatrick, who said going back to the Constitution would show that EPA is not one of the specific powers given to the federal government. The state has a division for handling the same area. He would also eliminate Department of Education, because it is not in the Constitution – it is a state responsibility. Zoller agreed that there are departments that need to be eliminated, and others need streamlining. “We need to get back to 50 percent of the regulation we currently have,” she said. On term limits and no pensions, Fitzpatrick said he opposes pensions and favors term limits as does Zoller. Collins said elections take care of turnover. More at



Reflections on the father I had, the one I became I don’t know exactly at what age my baby girl blurted out something that sounded like “Daddy,” but I’ve always loved the sound of it. Most of the time, it is now shortened to just “Dad,” but I like it just the same. Looking back on my nearly 22 years in that role, I know there are many things I would have done differently, but that ship sailed a long time ago. I work with a guy who is the father of a 6-year-old. Occasionally, I hear one side of his phone conversations with her. “Really?” he’ll exclaim as she tells him about something that took place during her day at school. He usually follows with “That’s great!” He loves that little girl and our Monday morning conversations often center around their weekend activities. Another friend took his son last year on a trip to New York City to see the Braves play the Mets. It was a great father-and-son moment. A friend of mine from Macon is now preparing to bring his son home. A car crash left him paralyzed from the waist down. The young man, who is in his 20s, really needs his father and he is there. But these kinds of fathers don’t get much attention in the media. The attention-getters seem to be the fathers who decide to marry the mother of their children after the fact. I have seen two stories recently about a couple of Hollywood stars who are now tying the knot long after they’ve done the deal. There used to be an order to things, I guess that is now passé. I have watched my youngest nephew live through some of the most challenging years of his life without his father. My brother,

Harris Blackwood Dixon, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was a sophomore in high school and died just four months before he would graduate. Four years later, we told him how proud his dad would be at his college graduation. I don’t pretend to be a surrogate for my brother, but I stop in and check on his boys whenever I’m nearby. That usually includes sharing a meal and tucking a little cash in their pockets. They are fine young men and I love them both. I know that Dixon would have done the same thing for me. By the time my baby girl was born, my dad had been gone for six years. He left an indelible impact on my life that was my foundation for fatherhood. He was my opposite in so many ways. He was quiet and was always in the background. He demonstrated love by doing for others. There were many sacrifices he made that I might have the extra things in life. By the time he was my present age, he had spent a great deal of time in hospitals. He suffered from a rare form of anemia that made his immune system vulnerable. I can recall him taking us for a walk with me riding on his shoulders. I didn’t understand that his brow was wet from fever. It is something I think about often, especially on Father’s Day. Harris Blackwood is a Gainesville resident whose columns appear weekly.

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Southern pans are best when ugly Whenever I take out my biscuit pan — and every Southern cook worth her salt and grease has one — I can’t help but shake my head. It is not, as my friend Karen would say, “a purdy sight.” I have more than one, of course, for when guests come and I need to make two or three pans of homemade buttermilk biscuits. But the main one is large, round and very black from all the years of baking in 500 degrees with Crisco smeared generously on the surface. Just once, I wish that Southern Living or other magazines that feature cooking would show a pan like mine instead of one gleaming with newness and beauty. Their standards are impossibly high, and it makes things a bit depressing in the real world of cooking. It has long been my belief that when we are blessed with possessions — clothes, cars, houses, furniture, housewares — we should take care of them and keep them looking as new and pristine as possible. It shows

Ronda Rich an appreciation, I believe. The glaring exception, of course, is my biscuit pan. My sister, undeniably the best cook in the family, has a biscuit pan that looks about as sorry as mine does. One Sunday while helping her prepare dinner, I pulled her pan out of the cabinet and laughed. “Your biscuit pan looks as bad as mine does,” I remarked. I looked at it for a moment and remembered Mama’s biscuit pans and all the biscuit pans of women I know. Each is dark black, its shiny Teflon-coated beauty long melted into memories of deliciousness. “I guess it’s impossible to have a good-looking biscuit pan.” Or a decent-looking cast iron skillet. In the South, every kitchen requires a biscuit pan, a boiler for soup beans (not bean soup as the North

calls them) and a hearty iron skillet, well seasoned. I have read in magazines where there is a new-fangled idea that iron skillets can be seasoned in an hour or — now get this — you can buy preseasoned iron skillets. An unseasoned skillet is silvery gray in color while a seasoned one is black. (Notice the theme here? Oft-used cookware turns black.) Without seasoning (oiling down the skillet), it will not have nonstick qualities. One night, many years ago, I was at Mama’s, sitting at the kitchen table and talking to her while she fixed supper. She opened her oven door and pulled out a cake of cornbread in an iron skillet and set it on the top of the stove. Then she pulled out a lower rack, sprinkled oil on a cast iron pan and pushed it back into the hot oven. “What are you doing?” I asked. “I’m seasoning a skillet for Nicole,” she replied, referring to my niece who had just married. “How long will it take to season it?” Until that mo-

ment, I had never considered the art of seasoning an iron skillet. “Oh, I don’t know. I’ll probably leave it in there for a month or so. Then, it’ll be really seasoned good.” As she explained to me that night, she left the skillet in the oven for a month of daily baking when she made cornbread or biscuits. Every day, she poured a dab of oil into it and let it bake deep into the metal. Nicole uses that cast iron skillet regularly and, no doubt, will cherish it always. Now, if you’re a Southern woman and you don’t have an iron skillet, that’s nothing about which to brag. Just keep it between you and your kitchen sink. And if you have a gleaming, perfectly pretty biscuit pan, don’t show that to anyone, either. Otherwise, they’ll know your biscuits are canned. Ronda Rich is the bestselling author of several books, including the forthcoming “There’s A Better Day A-Comin’.” Sign up for her newsletter at www. Her column appears weekly.

“Your biscuit pan looks as bad as mine does,” I remarked. I looked at it for a moment and remembered Mama’s biscuit pans and all the biscuit pans of women I know. Each is dark black, its shiny Teflon-coated beauty long melted into memories of deliciousness.

The magnificent motivation of Mr. Magee Sunday, I went on a bike ride with my children. Monday morn, I had an aching knee. As I was struggling through the “pain” while sitting at my desk, I mustered enough strength to answer the phone. On the line was Don Magee. As the regular reader of this column will recall (thank you, Mom), Magee is the Lilburn man I wrote about recently who had accomplished a magnificent feat — more than 3,000 pushups in a day. And he was 74 years old at the time. Mr. Magee, a retired school superintendent, had called to thank me for the column, and mention his latest mindboggling goal. “I’m going to do 4,000 pushups in a day when I’m 80 (years old),” he told me. Magee also said that he

Len Robbins recently eclipsed his previous best of 3,010 pushups in a day, by accident, sort of. “I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and did 500 (pushups). Then I had some time before I went to work, so I did 1,000 more,” said Magee, who described his current age as “78 and « years old.” “Then, when I was at work (at a golf course), I did 700 more.” Before the day ended, in his spare moments, Magee had done 3,220 pushups. In my spare moments, I don’t think I blink 3,220 times in

a day. Magee said he started his pushup habit nearly 18 years ago, motivated by his wife. She had been diagnosed with rheumatory arthritis, and began a routine of physical activity to battle the condition. It worked for her, and inspired Magee. “She didn’t give in to it,” Magee said of his wife of 53 years. “She’s my hero. She’s the one that inspired me to stay active. And it’s really improved our quality of life.” As someone who gets tired watching others watch others bowl, I had to ask the question. “Aren’t you exhausted after all those pushups? Did you take a week off after doing those 3,000 pushups that day?” “No,” said the peppy almost-octogenerian. “I played golf that day. I usu-

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ally do about 1,000 pushups a day, five days a week.” Magee said his pushup exploits have also helped other seniors, and juniors, become more active. “I’ve had people in my church and that I know tell me that they started doing pushups after hearing my story. They’ll come up to me and say ‘I’m doing 50 pushups a day now,’” Magee said. “If that helps them and their health, then we need to keep it up. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can’t be active and enjoy a great quality of life.” Sounds like a plan. Suddenly, my knee doesn’t feel so bad. Len Robbins is editor and publisher of The Clinch County News in Homerville.

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KJCB cleanup nets 1,065 bags of litter

Patrick retires from Cancer Society

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Victoria Patrick, the longtime community manager of the American Cancer Society, is retiring after more than a decade spent raising money and community awareness for cancer research. Patrick, who is most visible during Barrow County’s annual Relay for Life, left her post June 15. Patrick’s fight against cancer began when the disease claimed her mother in 1996. “I didn’t know what [The American Cancer Society] did for families and people suffering with cancer because it was not in our community (at that time),” Patrick said. Two years later, Patrick served as chair for the first Relay for Life of Barrow County. She continued volunteering as the Relay Chair for three years, when she became a full time staff member with the ACS. Her personal ties to the battle against cancer have continued. Her

Volunteers for Keep Jackson County Beautiful have worked during late April and May, participating in The Great Jackson County Clean Up. More than 1,000 bags of litter have been removed from roadsides, vacant lots and other areas. Recently as I rode home, I stopped at two four-way stop signs on Highway 11 and shook my head in disgust. The Jackson County Home Builder’s Association, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and KJCB agreed five years ago to abide by the Jackson County Sign Ordinance to remove much of the litter from our roadsides after picking up 1,600 signs in two week. The housing crisis has eliminated most signage problems, not directional signs showing houses for sale, but ordinary citizens and small businesses have replaced those signs with Yard and Garage Sale signs and stuff for sale. The county ordinance states - signs are to be placed off the right-of-way on Friday after 5 p.m. and they are to be picked up by Sunday at 9 p.m. They are not to be taped to road signs or nailed into telephone poles. At times, people put their yard sale signs up early and we’ve allowed them to remain until after the sale, but it seems people need to be reminded the Yard or Garage Sale is not over until the advertising is picked up and placed in a trash can or put up until the next sale. Sure you’re tired after selling your stuff all day, but you don’t leave the leftovers in your yard for your neighbors to complain about or to make your house look junky so why do you leave your signs out to litter the highways and streets you ride down. Businesses are not to place advertising signs on the roadside unless it is between the stipulated hours. These signs are expensive and I make calls to ask the businesses to remove them. Usually people don’t know about the ordinance and most of the time the small business owner picks the signs up within 24 hours. If they don’t we have every right to remove them and take them to the landfill and we do. KJCB has a sign committee that regularly picks signs up. Although businesses ask if they can just get the signs after they are all picked up, the answer is a definite “No.” If we pick them up, they become the property of the county and they go to the landfill. Jackson County is a wonderful place to live. New businesses are looking at this county every day. One of the reasons is that we take care of where we live, but other communities have found business is no longer knocking on their door and one of those reasons is litter. If people don’t care about their property, about their streets and roadsides, they won’t care about a company’s machinery or business items. These yard sales and business signs are litter and they don’t belong on our roadsides. In the next few months,

we will have to deal with political signs and there seem to be a lot of them this year. They are a fact of life and there is nothing we can do about the numbers candidates place on the sides of our roads and in yards, but KJCB volunteers will make an effort to pick up any signs that are not political and place them in the garbage. So we are asking citizens to help us out and please take your signs down after your sale and don’t put your business advertisements on the side of the road. Please help us Keep Jackson County Beautiful.

Susan Trepagnier is Executive Director of Keep Jackson County Beautiful.

By CARMAN PETERSON Regional staff

Patrick father was later diagnosed with prostate cancer, and her father-inlaw passed away in 2003 because of the disease. Since she helped initiate American Cancer Society and Relay for Life in Barrow County, Patrick said the organization’s greatest accomplishments in the area have been raising over $2 million for cancer research; implementing the Road to

Recovery program, which provides transportation for cancer patients to their treatment facilities; setting up the Reach to Recovery program, which connects breast cancer patients with supportive volunteers to talk to; and partnering with Barrow Regional Medical Center to create the Patient Resource Room, supply wigs and hats for patients undergoing chemotherapy, and educate the community about cancer. Although she is retiring to spend more time with family, Patrick said she will continue to be involved with ACS and Relay for Life, and will also mentor her replacement once he or she is selected. “I’ll still be involved,” she said. “I’ll still be in Barrow County; I’m not going anywhere.” “I’ve enjoyed the last 12 years,” she added. “It’s been hard to leave, but it’s been a real honor and I hope the community continues to support the American Cancer Society.” Patrick urges the public to get involved in Relay for Life.



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POLICE REPORT Braselton Police ■ A vehicle traveling without headlights on Interstate 85 just after 1 a.m. on June 1 was stopped. The driver was taken into custody when police learned the female had outstanding warrants in Newton County. ■ A tag was reported missing from a Isuzu box truck at a Rue Charlemagne Drive address on June 11. The new decal had been placed on the tag in February. ■ The driver’s side mirror of an International truck parked at the gas pumps at the Pilot Travel Center on June 13 was knocked off. ■ A simple battery complaint was filed June 14 from a Henry Street location where two men, who have had problems in the past, were involved in a fight. One of the men sustained a small cut to the lip. The other man had left the scene with a relative when officers arrived. ■ A financial card transaction forgery was reported June 13 by a Summerall Circle resident who learned someone had attempted to make charges on his credit card in New York with Verizon and at Rite Aid. He contacted his bank and learned of the situation when his card was declined after his company identified the suspicious activity. ■ A driver stopped for a tag light violation June 14 was taken into custody on Barrow County warrants. ■ Checking a June 14 suspicious vehicle report in light of recent criminal activity, officers discovered a burglary at a Chateau Elan building. A hammer was located under a window which was broken to gain access and a chair was rolled to a rollup door and another chair were seen underneath the interior window. Cabinets in the building had been pried open. ■ A motorist on Interstate 85 reported damage to her vehicle on June 15 which occurred when a piece of tire in the roadway struck the car. ■ A June 15 response to a White Walnut Way location on a civil matter relating to eviction of a relative for nonpayment of rent resulted in a man being taken into custody on a Gwinnett County warrant. The officer waited until the man’s wife arrived home to take custody of their child before taking the man to the Gwinnett County Jail. ■ A grandfather reported his ex-daughter-inlaw did not arrive at the Braselton Police Station to exchange custody of his grandchild on June 15 as planned. ■ Police were called to a New Liberty Way address June 15 where a father reported his juvenile daughter had left the home without permission. He suspected she was at her boyfriend’s house. ■ The Automatic License Plate Reader identified a parked vehicle June 16 at the Pilot Travel Center connected with a wanted person. The sleeping person inside that car was wanted on warrants in Suwanee. He was ar-

rested and transferred to the custody of Suwanee Police. ■ A verbal dispute between a mother and daughter at a Chardonnay Trace address on June 16 ended with the arrest of the mother on an outstanding Jackson County cruelty of children warrant. The woman was turned over to a Jackson County deputy. ■ Police advised a complainant a theft reported needed to be filed with Gwinnett County authorities after a June 17 response to Waffle House. A woman said the man, a Waffle House employee, who moved from her furnished rental property had taken her furniture. The man said he took only his property. ■ A domestic dispute was reported June 17 at a Berkshire Trace location. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the situation.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office ■ A vehicle abandoned in the middle of Porter Road on June 15 was towed after attempts to reach the owner were unsuccessful. The vehicle was creating a road hazard. ■ A traffic stop was conducted on Highway 60 on June 15 after a Ford pickup truck was seen driving erratically. The truck ran off the side of the roadway, its speed fluctuated and the driver turned in front of an oncoming car when making a turn onto Highway 124. The driver smelled of alcoholic beverages and said he was hammered. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail and charged with DUI and two traffic counts. ■ Deputies responded to Pine Cove Court in Hoschton June 14 where an ongoing neighborhood dispute has been going on. Neighbors complain about particular drivers speeding and running stop signs with one member of the family also barking when a family is outside their residence. Previous complaints have been filed and the complainants were advised they needed proof of the driving violations. Several neighbors have been attempting to catch the drivers on video. When a female driver saw she was being filmed by the complainants, she stopped her vehicle and came into their yard yelling and cussing with children present. A family member in another vehicle pushed the woman away from the confrontation. The alleged offenders said they never speed or run stop signs. After law enforcement talked with the parties, all agreed they would resolve their dispute. ■ A theft by taking reported at a Charlie Cooper Road location on June 15 was actually a situation in which a couple was asked to move from the home after the owner learned there may be warrants for the couple. The items taken from the location belonged to those individuals. ■ An entering auto and theft by taking incident was reported June 12 at a Serenity Court location. A GPS was removed from an unlocked vehicle

and two weed trimmers and two chain saws were taken from an unlocked storage building. It appeared someone attempted to siphon gas from another vehicle. ■ A Jackson Trail Road resident reported someone stole four game hens and a rooster from his property in the past month. Extra patrol has been requested. ■ A driver was taken into custody for driving while his license is suspended and a tire requirement violation after a traffic stop on Mark Dodd Road on June 13. ■ A case of water was shoplifted from Dollar General on Commerce Road June 12 by a customer who grabbed the Aqua Fina and ran from the store. The clerk, who had gone to school with the suspect, provided the man’s identity. ■ A deputy on patrol June 12 on Highway 334 saw a vehicle pulling from the driveway of a tower site and attempted to pursue the vehicle. Due to traffic, the deputy was unable to locate the vehicle. Returning to the cell tower location, the deputy saw pieces of wire on the ground at the fence entrance and observed where someone had apparently climbed the fence and cut wire from the tower site. Crown Castle was notified. ■ An attempted burglary was reported at a Haskin Martin Road location on June 12. ■ A theft by taking was reported June 9 from a Huntington Trail residence where Mary Kay consultants said $374 in products were missing after a seminar. ■ A driver traveling 86 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 85 at mile marker 140 was stopped June 10. The driver was charged with speeding and driving while unlicensed. ■ A Ford pickup truck being operated between 40 and 45 mph on I-85 at mile marker 140 caught a deputy’s attention just before 3:30 a.m. on June 11. The driver was taken into custody for driving while unlicensed. ■ When a business insisted the vehicle driven by a man being taken into custody by a deputy on June 9 be moved from the gas pumps, the deputy, against his better judgment he noted in his report, removed the vehicle which had faulty brakes. The vehicle failed to stop when the deputy applied the brakes, the vehicle jump the stop block and bumped the side of D’s Food Store. There was minor damage to the vehicle and the building was undamaged. ■ A faded green Ford Ranger was seen leaving Duck Road where a mailbox was struck by the truck which left the roadway, hit the mailbox and left the scene on June 10. ■ A driver was taken into custody after a check of his license showed the license was suspended for child support obligations, although the man had recently been to court and had his license returned. The man was stopped June 8 for a tail light violation. ■ A vehicle abandoned on New Liberty Church

Road at Crest Club Drive was towed June 9 after efforts to reach the owners were unsuccessful. One of the owner’s relatives said the finance company had been contacted and told to come and pick up the Infiniti at the location where it had been left. It was towed since the vehicle was creating a traffic hazard. ■ A verbal dispute was reported June 6 at a Remington Park Drive location on June 6. The complainant said he wanted his side documentation since his wife, who brought her father to the house, said she would call law enforcement and report he had hit her. ■ Someone sawed down a “No Trespassing” sign on Lake Vista Drive on June 6. ■ Fraud involving a financial transaction was reported June 5 by a Hoschton resident who said someone used her debit card information to make a $160.49 purchase from TigerDirect with two other transactions pending. ■ A Hoschton resident reported the violation of a temporary protective order after she received an email and earlier had seen the other party’s vehicle at a nearby grocery store. Extra patrol was requested. ■ A van window was broken in a van parked at a building on General Jackson Drive on June 5. Children were sleeping in the van when a suspect broke the window. The suspect threatened to run over the complainant’s foot if she did not move when he attempted to leave in his truck. ■ A jogger on Reece Drive reported suspicious activity June 4 by a group of men, possibly a landscape crew, including one who began photographing her when she jogged by where they were outside a vacant resident. ■ A hay rake was located on Highway 332 near Indian Creek Road in the roadway on June 2. While the deputy getting the hay rake off the roadway, the owner of the property from which someone attempted to drag the rake arrived. The hay rake was not in working condition. The deputy also learned that 100 pieces of roofing tin were also missing. A door had been left open to the vacant residence. ■ Items were removed from a vehicle involved in a May 24 accident which had been towed to a Highway 53 business. The theft of the $855 in property was reported June 1. ■ A juvenile in Southampton Falls won’t be using his backyard as a golf driving range after a Highway 332 resident reported a damage to property incident on June 3. A golf ball had broken a window in the victim’s window. ■ Law enforcement was called to a dispute over a cell phone at a Whitfield Drive location on June 3. The complainant said his wife refused to give him his phone. She said he had bought a new phone but wanted the old phone, which she planned to give to their son, in order to delete his contacts including that of his girlfriend. ■ A man who was looking inside the window

of a foreclosed Holiday Cemetery Road home on June 1 contacted law enforcement after thinking the property had been burglarized. He had contacted Bank of America but their representative seemed unconcerned about the house, reports suggest. It appeared the HVAC units had been removed. ■ A man who apparently tried to confront two door-to-door salesmen on May 30 on Marshall Clark Road was advised to call 911 rather than to attempt such action again. The two men reported the suspect blocked the roadway, opened the complainant’s door and began screaming and said he had already shot one of their color. The complainant’s mirror was broken when the suspect struck it after the door was slammed shut. The man said, however, that the mirror broken when the door slammed and that he did not touch the mirror.

Jefferson Police ■ A possible sexual assault report was logged June 14 and the victim said she was raped in May at a Jefferson location. ■ A mother reported her sister created a June 13 disturbance in Kroger after she ran up and picked up her niece after being repeatedly told to leave the children alone. The situation stems from an ongoing family battle and the family’s “unpredictable nature” and the mother will seek a temporary restraining order. ■ The owner of a Morton Street residence reported a refrigerator and microwave were missing from the location June 13 after longterm renters moved out. ■ A man wanted on two outstanding warrants was taken into custody June 13 after a traffic stop on Highway 129. The man was in the very rear of a Ford Explorer and was not in a safety restraint. ■ The Automatic License Plate Reader identified a suspended registration on a vehicle which was stopped June 11 at Athens and Lee streets. The driver was also in violation of her learner’s permit and was found to be possession of half a Loritab for which she had no prescription. She was charged with possession of controlled substances and the two traffic violations. ■ A passenger who attempted a eat what an officer called a sizable amount of marijuana as a traffic stop was being made June 11 on Highway 11 at Highway 124 was taken to jail for possession of marijuana. The traffic stop was made for a brake light violation. While talking with the driver, the officer notified the passenger had what appeared to be marijuana leaves on his shirts and pants and he had trouble talking. A plastic bag was seen. The 18-year-old confirmed he was attempting to eat marijuana and spit it into the bag at the officer’s direction.

■ A caller to a new Dish Network customer inquired about making an installation check at a Weaver Drive location and the customer became suspicious since the service had not been requested. Dish advised her not to let the man in if he arrived so she wanted to report the incident. ■ A first degree forgery case was reported fro Tabo’s after a $500 check was presented May 28 on an account in a deceased person. The account had been closed for several years and the theft of several checks was discovered after the account was closed. Phillip Richard Beasley, 31, of Pendergrass, was in jail on other charges and an additional investigation in to other cases is under way. ■ An unrestrained driver and passenger caught an officer’s attention June 12 on Washington Street at Sycamore Street. The driver was also driving in violation of his limited permit. The driver was taken into custody and the unrestrained passenger was cited for a safety restraint violation. ■ A rear-end accident was reported June 12 at Lee and Athens streets. No injuries were reported. ■ A 16-year-old female was reported missing from a Danielsville Street apartment on June 10. ■ A man and a woman who looked similar to the suspects who passed a fake $100 bill at Burger King last week are suspected in attempting to use a fake $10 on June 11. ■ A Jefferson resident reported her ex-husband did not meet at Publix in Braselton in order to exchange custody of their children for visitation. The mother wanted the incident documented for court purpose. ■ The owner of a Curry Drive residence reported someone threw a rock through a window of the home on June 15. Provided was the name of a suspect, a neighbor who was unhappy that the person would make a loan or allow him to mow the lawn for money. ■ A Briggs & Stratton push mower was reported missing from a Washington Street location on June 14. A possible suspect was identified since the subject was attempting to sell the mower for $30. ■ A theft by conversion was reported June 15 after equipment rented from a Washington Street business was not returned. The woman, identified as Helen Hayes of Jefferson, who rented the equipment using the check of a man she identified as her husband was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for trading the generator, valued at $2,991, and chainsaw, valued at $400, for crack cocaine. The equipment has not yet been recovered. Police are attempting to locate the woman’s husband who was called by the store. When contacted, the man agreed his See POLICE, page 9A

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The Paper   | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Art: Talking trash By LEANNE AKIN Christi Conner Tate works in a busy Dahlonega law office as a paralegal and private investigator and she turned to art as a means of coping with that stress. She donated a piece of her mosaic artwork for the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council’s June 2 Gala held at The Opry House in Hoschton Towne Center. She delivered her bejeweled container to the event during setup and created a flurry of excitement about the unique piece. She is pleased that her work – an investment of 40 hours -- is getting attention – it brought $305 at the auction. Operating a law firm with private investigation work can be stressful and spending her spare time gardening and being creative gives Tate the relief and inspiration she needs. “I’m a suburban gardener and artist with a day job and serious art demons - a joking way to describe an unrelenting sleepless drive to create whimsy and fun as a celebration of life and freedom,” said Tate, who reconnected with Jean Beck, a member of the HHAC board of director, at the event. Tate enjoys pottery, painting and sculpting and newest venture combines much of what she enjoys. For the past seven years, her own bejeweled trash has served as a planter in her own garden so she knows the artwork

will withstand the weather. She has also designed using smaller containers including washpans and tubs but the bottom section of the trash can may be filled with pasteboard, plastic packing material or other objects before planting compound is added to lighten the load if it if to be relocated around the garden. Tate said one customer purchased four of the decorated trash cans to place at the side of her garden door and trees planted in the cans are thriving in their colorful, whimsical planters. Her trash can which can be a garden planter, a poolside cooler for icing down beverages or chilled appetizers or a colorful base for a glasstop table went for $305 at the HHAC Gala. Using an inexpensive galvanized trash can that won’t rust, Tate has her canvas on which she applies pieces of handpainted tiles, glass beads and other items to create a unique mosiac which is then grouted. No two pieces are ever the same. She and a friend who is from England with fine arts training and experience as a graphic artist will be delving into another art venture, Elizabeth and Christi will be providing fine and whimsical gifts for the garden and soul. Tate said she brings her experience of making mud pieces in south Georgia into the mix for the pottery pieces. They are also designing their own fabrics which will be attractive and useful, and affordable one-of-a-kind dinner-

POLICE from page 8A check which the female presented left for the rental. ■ A 1993 Mazda 929 was fully engulfed in flames and fire and police were called to the First Baptist Church parking lot at 12:30 p.m. in June 15. The fire was extinguished and the car was towed. ■ Police were called to a Storey Porter Road location where a juvenile was reported as unruly on June 16. The

father had called police after the mother and the daughter had gotten into an argument after the girl left the residence against the mother’s orders. The 15-year-old was advised by police she was still a juvenile and had to live by her parents’ guidelines. ■ Seven homes in the Crossridge Subdivision were photographed June 15 for having grass exceeding 16 inches tall. Several of the proper-



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Jean Beck with Christi Connor Tate with the mosiac planter that brought $305 at auction at the Arts Council’s Gala. ware will be available. And don’t worry, it a piece gets broken, return it and it will be used in another project. A Facebook page has been set up for Elizabeth and Christi. Link to it at http://www.

ties are in foreclosure. The owners are being given a seven-day notice to bring their properties into compliance with city ordinances. The action is part of the department’s Quality of Life code enforcement measures. ■ Police responded to a June 17 dispute at a Peachtree Road location where a man pushed a woman away during an argument when she violated his personal space. No injuries were observed and the parties had calmed down. ■ A red and black Mon-

Tate will be placing some of her artistic creations at the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council gift shop in the Dr. L.C. Allen house at 74 White St., which serves as the HHAC headquarters. Tate can be contacted at 678438-3630.

goose bike was reported stolen from the front porch of a Plantation Drive home while the residents were away on vacation. ■ A vehicle was stopped after it was clocked traveling 83 mph in a 55 mph zone on Damon Gause Parkway on June 17. The driver was cited for speeding and driving while unlicensed. ■ A simple battery incident was reported June 17 at a Sycamore Street location, however, the officer could find no evidence of any family

The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council is trying to make it easier for people to register for classes for summer quarter. Interested persons may now call 706-6542693 Tuesday-Friday and talk to someone about classes and actually register over the phone using a credit card. Persons may also download and complete the registration form from the website and mail it to P.O. Box 577, Hoschton, GA 30548 or email questions to hhac55@ “We have great classes with some extraordinary instructors so we want people to take advantage of this opportunity,” stated Robbie Bettis, president of the council’s board of directors. “The classes will be taught right here in Hoschton, and we want to offer so much more in the future. Two of our classes, Basic Drawing and Knitting for Beginners actually began last week.” All participants should preregister with the exception of Yoga. Most classes have a minimum number of students required to be held. Visit for details as to dates, times, location, description, supplies, instructor, fees, etc. All artists are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

violence. ■ In a June 17 traffic accident involving two vehicles, three injuries were reported. The wreck occurred at 22:41 p.m. on Highway 129 at Interstate 85 when a 2005 Ford Escape driven by Sophia Melony Jefferson, 7/1 83, of Newport News, Va., was traveling north on 129 and attempted to make a left onto the entrance ramp. She failed to yield to the oncoming traffic. A 1994 Nissan Sentra driven southbound on 129 by Julio C. De La Rosa,

9/9/1987, of Jefferson, struck the Escape in the passenger side. De La Rosa complained of neck injuries at the scene and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two children in Jefferson’s vehicle were also taken to the hospital. A 9-year-old had visible facial wounds and a 4-year-old complained of chest pain. ■ Eight additional traffic accidents were investigated by the department. No injuries were reported.


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sports SECTION B | THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Cycling for a cause Brevet brings 1,200-plus riders across county to raise money, awareness of Aplastic Anemia, MDS By LEANNE AKIN More than 1,200 cyclists pedaled their way across parts of Jackson County on Saturday as they raised money for research and bolstered awareness of the need for focus on Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). In its third year, the Jackson County Brevet had 13 riders completing the century ride in under four hours. Those riders, including David Crowe of Athens and members of the Winter Bike League, completed 101.3 miles LeAnne Akin The Paper

A group of cyclists participating in Saturday’s Jackson County Brevet cross Damon Gause Parkway on Old Pendergrass Road; left, Robert Wilhite, with wife Kelly, talks about the event’s purpose prior to the ride’s start. in three hours and 58 minutes. There was also a 5-mile loop for families plus rides of 64 miles, 39 miles and 22 miles. Robert Wilhite is the organizer of the Brevet, which is billed as the largest fundraising event for Aplastic Anemia in the country. His wife Kelly is Wilhite’s inspiration for the ride as he hopes to bring attention to the need for updated treatments. Prior to the start of Saturday’s ride which launched from the parking lot of Northeast Church, Wilhite was on the podium and called up Kelly, “my sweetie, my motivation.” “While the Brevet is about enjoying cyclist, raising awareness about Aplastic Anemia and MDS is what today is about,” said Wilhite, who shared that since the age of 6 he dreamed what it would be like to have a really cool wife. What he dreamed of for 40 years, he found in Kelly. She is the reason he is so passionate about seeking to improve the treatment for sufferers. While Kelly looks perfectly normal, and she is beautiful, he said, what is going on inside her

body is far from normal. The Brevet benefits AA and MDS International Foundation. “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts just this week announced that she has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). Wilhite said her announcement will hopefully give a national face for this disease to bring focus to the need for further research for improved treatment. The Wilhites welcomed by two young people whose lives have been impacted by Aplastic Anemia. They put more faces on the disease which the Brevet is raising money to conquer. Madeline Detraz was a 14-year-old Aplastic Anemia patient when an unrelated perfect match was found and she underwent a bone marrow transplant. That was in 2011 and today she is cured. Shy, she was all smiles with the focus on her health news. Jana Wrenn was also introduced. After a bone marrow transplant, she is wearing a surgical mask to protect her from potential infection as she just completed her 140th treatment.

The Jackson County Brevet has draw sponsorship from the Wounded Warrior Project, and when the organization joined in as a sponsor of the Jackson County Brevet, Wilhite said he wanted to show support for those who have fought in support of freedom. It’s not free, he reminds, and the sacrifices which have been made are many. Wounded Warriors joined in the Brevet. “Thank you,” Wilhite said to the veterans who were awaiting the start of the ride. Wilhite then invited Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to the podium. He said he could think of no better person to launch the race than Cagle, who is such a great advocate for cycling. As an elected official, Cagle’s passion for cycling is important. Other elected officials on hand for the start of the race included Sen. Butch Miller, Sen. Frank Ginn, Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell, Commissioner Bruce Yates, Braselton Councilman Tony Funari and Hoschton Mayor

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For young participants in the Classic Soccer Academy camp hosted last week at Hoschton Park, the play was “all about them and the ball,” according to Coach T, who encourages involvement in soccer as a means of getting youth active as they learn fundamentals about a sports they can play for a lifetime.

Summer soccer camp participants ‘get happy feet’ By LEANNE AKIN Soccer is a great sport for all ages but especially for youngsters because there is no standing around. That is why Coach Jeff Tinklepaugh, called Coach T, enjoys instructing five or six camps in the summertime. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm of soccer with youngsters.

Coach T was among the adults at Hoschton Park last week when the field was covered with youngsters learning about soccer. At the conclusion of the Classic Soccer Academy camp on Thursday, Coach T asked Anna, Zack, Syon, Ansley, Ashlyn and Joshua what they learned during their camp experience. One said they had learned to cut, while another was proud to say he had learned “to

get happy feet.” Another said participated had learned “to walk the dog.” One young player with newfound confidence said he had “learned everything.” Soccer is fast-paced, perfect for kids with a lot of energy. Coach T says working with the kids on new activities and learning games are part of leading up to learning the fundamentals of soccer. “It’s all about them and the ball,” says

Coach T, who points out that it’s like what Mia Hamm says -- it’s about developing a love affair with the ball. For ages 9, 10 and 11, players begin to learn how the game is played and the games provide a creative way to sneak lessons into the action. “There is a lot of activity so soccer a good

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Legacy on Lanier Golf Club will host daily qualifiers for the $1 Million Challenge running through June 21. The 25 players who shoot closest to the pin on Legacy’s Hole No. 10 during the qualifying period will be invited back to take part in the challenge on June 23 with a chance to make a hole-in-one for the $1,000,000 grand prize. In addition, contenders will also be in the running for prizes awarded to the Top 10 players. Call 678-318-7861 or visit www. for more information.

If you are a Jefferson High School softball alumni, you have the opportunity to take part in the first annual Jefferson Softball Alumni Game. Former players of slow or fast pitch softball at JHS are welcome and encouraged to sign up. The game is set for July 28 with a start time of 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Jefferson High School head coach Melissa Mullis at mmullis@

Enjoy Fun at the Fort from 7-8 p.m. on Fridays. Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within Fort Yargo State Park in Winder. You will partake in fun antique methods of candle dipping and bread baking in our brick oven. You’ll also have the delightful opportunity to work with a card loom. $3 plus $5 parking. Call 770-867-3489. Fort Yargo is hosting Junior Ranger Camp this summer. Register in advance. Sessions for ages 7-9 and for ages 10-12. $60. 770-867-3489.


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Riders, volunteers and sponsors made it happen Erma Denney, who rode in the ride. Cagle, who will be having a second ride of his own Oct. 20 in Chestnut Mountain, was suited up and participated in the ride. Wilhite then recognized ride director Ed Mooney “stepped up to the plate to allow me to ride,” said Wilhite, who promised a great post-ride meal. Whole Foods and area businesses including pizza places supported the Brevet and Kohl’s provided 300 employee hours for preparation of the riders’ goodie bags. Before the ride got under way, Wilhite prayed that God’s hand of protection would be on all riders. Mooney gave last-minute instructions before the Southern Cruisers led the first wave of cyclists who would proceed to the first rest stop at the 11-mile mark, the Jefferson Rec Center. The family ride participants were followed by the groups by miles per hour with the Wounded Warriors then leaving out to applause and thank-yous. One rider had a small banner indicating she was riding in memory of Betty Hall Wills, who died of Aplastic Anemia while others sported “Cycle for Michael” T-shirts for Team Fleming, which also had a cheering section to welcome their riders back. Some riders took a longer route than expected when they missed their turn. Participating in his first Brevet, Ricardo Rodriguez of Lawrenceville got into sprinting and triathlons last year in training for the Olympics. Kamal Gola, one of the riders, said there was “energy all over in the air with 1,200-plus riders. The weather was perfect and routes were the best for a biking experience. I got an opportunity to ride with very special riders – Army veterans, hand cyclists with strongest determination, employees of Columbus State University and Georgia Tech,

believers of LIVESTRONG, tandem bicyclists, parents with kids on small bikes like ‘ducks in a row’ and a lot more. “Families came out from their houses to cheer. It feels awesome to see people gather for a cause and making fund raising a healthy, fun event,” said Gola, who said he was frequently asked where he was from. He is from India. “I feel proud to be a part of largest fundraising event for Aplastic Anemia in USA,” said Gola, who is newcomer to a road bike spending his first day with clips on the pedals. “God bless – no falls. Yes, did forget to bring pair of socks but was confident one of 1,200 would have a spare.” He was complimentary of the volunteers, photographers, journalists, law enforcement and donors – “heartfelt thanks to all,” he said. As the riders were completing their miles and coming back to Northeast Church for the end-of-race meal, Jennifer Dorough, food donations coordinator, was carting in stacks of pizzas to be served as other volunteers were spooning up pastas with sauces with bread, rolls, salad, fruit and desserts. Tony Funari said he had no idea the Brevet was such a big attraction, bringing more than a thousand cyclists to Braselton. “I don’t think they could do it any better,” he said. Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis, who was among the law enforcement officers joining with Braselton and Jefferson Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to provide traffic control support, said a Hoschton resident called the department to complain about the noise from the public address system as the ride instructions were being given out and the music at the venue. The event was properly permitted so there were no violations, according to Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis, who said he would bring the concerns to the event’s afteraction meeting to bring the complaint to the attention of organizers. After some sleep, Wilhite said, “What a day. Incredible volunteers! Incredible Heads of State! Approximately 1,200 riders! Perfect weather! ... It was a great day for Aplastic Anemia & MDS.” See photo galleries at

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Free play help develop kids’ problem-solving skills fit for young kids,” says Coach T, who is a high school PE teacher who coached the Collins Hill High School girls’ soccer team to the semi-finals. Coach T also promotes the academic benefits of soccer related to the geometric tie-ins. Students learn to make the connections with geometry and what happens on the soccer field. ”The game played on the field is not choreographed by me,” says Coach T. The U5 group learned to control the ball and find out what they could do with their feet. This is the golden age of development – up to age 12, when it’s the ideal time to build those skills which can take a player to their top potential, according to Coach T. Coach T calls soccer one of the best kinds of activities and says it ties in well with the Play 60 initiative being promoted by the NFL. With soccer, kids don’t need special equipment and it’s a sport that can be played in neighbors, in the park or in the backyard. There is also no age limit so soccer can be a sport for lifetime play.

Soccer is also a game for players of any size. The best player in the world currently is 5-foot-7 Lionel Messi of Argentina. Soccer can promote a child’s ability to learn to play with younger and older players as they learn the teamwork needed to win. But it’s not all about winning. Building an appreciation of what can be learned through free play is valuable. Free play doesn’t require a coach standing on the sidelines calling out plays which have been developed by coaches and memorized by players. Free play is something to be encouraged as players develop their own critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Get them involved, urges Coach T, who says Jackson County has a budding soccer program with more kids getting involved. Georgia is number two in obesity in children ages 10-17 so encouraging youngsters to be engaged in a sport that is all about action rather than standing on the sidelines waiting makes soccer a plus, according to Coach T.

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The Classic Soccer Academy camp hosted last week at Hoschton Park also involved older participants.

Summer sports camp calendar SOCCER JCPR to host camp A soccer camp is being held July 1619 at East Jackson Park. The camp is hosted by Classic Soccer Academy. Call 706-693-0892 to register. There will be a developmental camp for ages 4-14 and a goal keeper academy camp for ages 8-14.

Tavani Soccer Camp Coach Gregg Tavani is leading the annual Tavani Soccer Camp through June 22 at the Jefferson Parks and Rec fields. Entering its 10th year and third year coming to Jefferson, the camp is designed to be both intense and fun. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day and is intended for boys and girls ages 6-15. Cost of the camp is $160 and includes a leather handstitched soccer ball, camp T-shirt and a personal player evaluation.

WRESTLING Summer wrestling camp July 16-20

from 9-2 at Banks County Elementary. This camp will focus on a variety of techniques including but not limited to takedowns and top and bottom strategies. Pre- and post-camp practices are offered. The dates will be July 5, 10, 26 and 31 from 9-11 a.m. These practices are offered at no extra charge for an additional value and to prepare and reinforce techniques and strategies. Register for the camp by July 1, for a $110 fee. Registration after July 1 will be $125. Wrestlers will need to bring water/gatorade and a light lunch or snack. All participants must have a current USA card. Participants must also have at least one year of wrestling experience. Checks can be made out to: Bank County Takedown Club, c/o Celeste McCrakin, 164 Ottis Ray St., Homer, GA 30547 For more information, contact Marty Robinson 770-845-8562 or Celeste McCrakin at williamsceleste@hotmail. com 678-622-3502.

BASKETBALL Elite Basketball Camp Chelzey Watson with North Georgia Elite will hold a summer basketball camp July 16-19. Camp will be bro-

Panoz: The true Spirit of Le Mans He’s still hooked on Le Mans 15 years later, Harris writes By MIKE HARRIS For The Paper To even the uninitiated, the name Le Mans conjures up enticing images of sports car roaring through the night in the French countryside. For Don Panoz, founder of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, that magic hit very close to home the moment he arrived for the first time in 1997 to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans – perhaps the world’s most famous auto race. But, while most people who come to see the grueling twice-round-theclock event simply find it fascinating, Panoz immediately wanted to become a part of the action. “Like so many other, I was bitten by the virus,” Panoz said in a telephone interview from Paris. “You can take all the antibiotics you want…” Unlike so many others, Panoz had more than a dream. He had the money, motivation and moxie to make it happen. The 24-hour race is organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), an entity which can be brutal for a non-Frenchman to deal with. But Panoz persisted. “You can get angry, frustrated, sweat, toil, cry and rant and rave, and you still have that virus, no matter what happens,” Panoz said. “So, when I had an opportunity to talk with them about creating a race in the U.S. called Petit Le Mans in 1998, they agreed to do that. “Before that race even started, we saw we were going to get 10 to 15 times the race fans to that race that we were getting to normal sports car racing in the States,” he added. “We started negotiating to do the ALMS and we negotiated a contract. The first one was for five years and it’s gone on since.” When the deal first came together, a lot of people thought the politics that come with the territory would eventually blow it up. But so far, so good. “We’re still doing it, so it’s all good,” Panoz said. “I’m sure there’s always different agendas and all, but the final result is we’re still doing it and we’re quite happy to keep doing it.” Since he love affair with Le Mans began, Panoz has banked many fond memories. But two of those memories stand out. “In 2006, when the Panoz Esperante beat the factory Porsches and the factory Ferraris (in GT2) with a privateer team out of England,” Panoz said. “That was very special. “And there was 2003 when the Bentley’s won and it was Bentley, Audi, Bentley, Audi, Panoz,” he added. “But the real race was between us and (Henri) Pescarolo’s team and that race went on for about six hours. It was nose-to-tail. Most of the time we led with Gunnar Jeannette driving. “Something happened then that I don’t think ever happens in racing,” he continued. “Gunnar came in after driving

ken into two divisions, with grades 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 4-9 p.m. Contact Chelzey for more information and to pre-register:

FOOTBALL Future Panther Camp Jackson County Comprehensive High School is hosting a Future Panther Football Camp through June 21 for participants in grades 1-8. Cost is $75 per camper. Email lianne.daniel@ for questions.

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

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When I had an opportunity to talk with them about creating a race in the U.S. called Petit Le Mans in 1998, they agreed to do that. Don Panoz two stints and we had a stint to go. The other team drivers were Olivier Beretta and Max Papis, and one of them was due to go into the car. When Gunnar came in, both of them said, ‘No, no. Let him stay. We couldn’t do what he is doing.’ “Gunnar at that time was about 20 years old. It was very special. That was the part of the race that got all the coverage at the end. It was a race where two real professional drivers said don’t put us in because we could not do any better than this guy is.” Panoz will be on hand again this weekend for the big race, and he will watch several teams from his own ALMS competing on track. Included in that group is Highcroft Racing with the radical new Nissan DeltaWing, a concept car that the ACO awarded the Garage 56 position for this year’s race. It will run unclassified but is part of the race as it showcases new and innovative technology. The car ran at Le Mans 10 days ago as part of the official Test Day program. “We had a great weekend at the Le Mans test with the new DeltaWing car, which proved everybody wrong,” said managing partner Panoz, sounding like a proud father. “They said it couldn’t corner and they said it would fly. It cornered and it didn’t fly and ran right in the middle of the pack with all the LMP2s with half the fuel, half the horsepower and half the weight. So we were quite ecstatic about that. It did five stints on the tires so we’re quite happy. “It’s unclassified because there’s only one car. But this car is proving that you can equal the same speeds with more horsepower and you can do it with half the fuel.” Asked if he believes the DeltaWing and cars like it are the future of racing, Panoz said, “I hope so. We’re committed to it.” Just as he remains committed to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mike Harris is the retired Auto Racing Writer for The Associated Press and remains a frequent contributor to a variety of racing outlets. He will file periodic reports on the American Le Mans Series to

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

Apalachee High camp The seventh annual Apalachee football camp is under way through June 21 for grades 1-8. Camp times are 9 a.m. to 11:30 and activities will be held at the AHS football field. For information, contact

OUTDOOR Camp for the outdoorsy type The wild child who enjoys the outdoors would be right at home at the FFA Wildlife Camp, a weeklong residential camp for boys and girls. Held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, the camp has two programs-basic and advanced. See more at the website at



Friends support the library The Friends of the BraseltonWest Jackson Library recently presented Piedmont Regional Library System Director Beth McIntyre with a check from the organization’s eVent to Remember fundraiser held May 2. The $16,400 raised has already been put toward growing the PRLS eBook collection, now including children’s and young adult titles. “The Friends are excited to see the changes that have already been made by the money we raised,” said Judee McMurdo, President. Currently, the PRLS has purchased 1,001 eBooks with more than 922 titles. With the money provided by the Friends, the new eBook selection committee has been able to have multiple copies of popular titles, ensuring that no more than two people are on a waitlist with a wait time of less than nine days. It is hoped the funds from the eVent will last the eBook program through the spring of 2013. Already, the children’s and young adult titles have been a hit. Titles such as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Mr.

Popper’s Penguins and Curious George have topped the list for checkouts. More than 60 patrons have joined the system in the last two weeks. “People have reconnected with the library,” said PRLS Director Beth McIntyre. “They weren’t coming in to check out physical books but now they are enjoying free books in their own home.” There are; however, some hitches for some patrons. McIntyre urges readers and users of reading devices to “not give up.” It has come to library staffers’ attention that there are issues for some Kindle readers called “friction,” a publisher-created problem with receiving the titles on the device. This is specifically with Penguin, said McIntyre. In an effort to increase profits, multiple publishers have made it easier to buy the books and harder to take advantage of the free library versions. For assistance, Piedmont Regional Library System invites patrons to visit any branch or email for assistance. The Friends are also looking to have another eBook Lunch &

Learn when gatherings resume in September and October. As the number of eBook checkouts steadily rise, the PINES library group has voted to raise late fees to $.20 per day beginning on July 1. With eBooks, the title removes itself from the device on the due date, promising no late fees. The same cannot be said for physical books but luckily, this is not a major issue for the PRLS. “Overdue fees are not meant to be a punishment, but an incentive. Public libraries rely on patrons to return books on time so other patrons can check them out,” said McIntyre. “The PRLS does not use a debt recovery service at this time both because we cannot afford to and because overdues are not a major concern. The percentage of our collection that is long overdue is less than 4 percent. The vast majority of our patrons return their books on time almost all of the time,” said McIntyre. “We appreciate serving such a conscientious constituency,” she said. See more about thelibrary system at

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Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library, which recently presented a check to Piedmont Regional Library System Director Beth McIntyre, held a porch book sale last week as a fundraiser.

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Representatives of Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library recently presented a check to Piedmont Regional Library System Director Beth McIntyre. The support of the Friends is making possible the expansion of eBook availability.

Asher Bracelets raise money for babies with hydrocephalus For those of you who don’t know, hydrocephalus is a medical condition where there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities of the brain. It causes pressure inside the skull, head enlargement, convulsion, tunnel vision and mental disability. The fluid can be drained with a shunt and serious medical care, but not everyone is fortunate to receive the care needed. When Kim Elrod, a mother of three children, found out she Farah was pregnant with her fourth, she and Bohannon her husband were Columnist ecstatic. They were especially excited when it was time to figure out the sex of the baby — which turned out to be a boy. Unfortunately, the excitement was short-lived when the doctor gave the Elrod’s some bad news — baby number four was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. This was especially difficult because there was nothing they could do until after he was born, but the Elrod’s grabbed this challenge by the horns and put everything into the hands of their Lord and Savior. While pregnant with Ward Asher Elrod, Kim met a very special friend who worked with an organization called CURE. This organization ministered to women in Uganda who had babies with hydrocephalus because they believed the condition was a curse — they were encouraged and sometimes forced to kill the affected children. Many mothers do not have the financial means to treat the hydrocephalus due to the extreme poverty in Uganda. After sweet Ward made his debut into the world, Kim and her sister, Kelley Berry, knew they had to help their friend in Uganda and the women who were killing their babies due to hydrocephalus, a condition that is treatable with proper medical

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Colorful bracelets, like the one held by Ward Asher Elrod, were Kelley Berry and Kim Elrod are all smiles as they market the bracelets, necklaces and headbands sold to benefit the Asher Foundation.

care. They made an initial goal to raise the funds for one Ugandan child’s hydrocephalus surgery which was $1,000. After brainstorming, Kim and Kelley made bracelets out of wooden beads covered in colored fabric to sell and raise the money. It was something that they thought of on a whim and it was successful! Soon after, there was enough for two surgeries and they knew that this organization was going to grow. In December 2011, Kim and Kelley wrote a check to CURE in Uganda for $6,597 to treat innocent babies with hydrocephalus. The Asher Foundation became the of-

ficial name of the organization. It has grown tremendously since the beginning by reaching out to children with hydrocephalus and more. They say their ultimate goal is to bless each person eternally, which goes beyond blessing them temporarily — whether it be financing a surgery or paying for a child’s daily meal. The Asher Foundation currently makes extremely colorful and themed bracelets, necklaces, headbands and T-shirts. One hundred percent of the profits go toward others — children with hydrocephalus, daily meals for those who are less fortunate, a Christian

education and more. It is truly an amazing cause. For more information and to order products from The Asher Foundation, visit There is also an opportunity to donate on this website. The organization also has a blog, so please visit http://asherbracelets.blogspot. com/ for inspirational stories and testimonies. You can also find them on Facebook, simply search “Asher Bracelets” in the search tab. Farah Bohannon is a freelance writer living in Winder. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Reach her at farah.bohannon@



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COLLEGE GRADUATIONS Area residents have completed degree requirements for graduation at post-secondary colleges and universities. Columbus State University COLUMBUS – The following local students were awarded degrees from Columbus State University following the fall 2011 semester: John Bagwell of Commerce graduated from the College of the Arts Criminal Justice program with a Bachelor of Science degree. Joel Cantrell of Buford, graduated from the College of Education & Health Professions Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching program with a Master of Education degree. Jean Conner of Jefferson graduated from the College of Education & Health Professions Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching program with a Master of Education degree. Carl Edmisten of Jefferson graduated from the College of the Arts Justice Administration program with a Master of Public Administration degree. Mary Spong of Flowery Branch graduated from the College of Education & Health Professions Nursing program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Donna Whitfield of Jefferson graduated from the College of Education & Health Professions Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching program with a Master of Education degree.

Mercer University MACON – The following area residents graduated from Mercer University at the Mercer’s Macon commencement in May. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred degrees to the following residents at the ceremony: Heather Uhrinek of Braselton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. Phaladone Taysavang of Hoschton earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss delivered the commencement address at the ceremony, which included more than 3,000 attendees, and more than 500 participants from the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education, Townsend School of Music and College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Benedictine College ATCHISON, KS – Benedictine College held its annual commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on the Atchison campus. This year, 317 candidates were honored during the ceremony. Rebecca Howard of Buford graduated from Benedictine with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

Mercer University ATLANTA – The following area residents graduated from Mercer University at the Mercer’s spring commencement ceremony on the University’s Atlanta Campus on May 12. Nicholas Cummings of Braselton earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Carmen Echols of Talmo, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. The ceremony included more than 6,000 attendees, and more than 900 participants from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies. In all, the University held five ceremonies in the spring in Savannah, Macon and Atlanta and conferred more than 1,700 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS – The following area residents were among 300 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, May 5 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Lauren Bell of Buford graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Felicia Wilbanks of Nicholson graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Brenau University GAINESVILLE -- Some local area students graduated from Brenau University at commencement exercises May 4 and 5: They are: Jennifer Ann Almond from Flowery Branch received a Master of Science degree after focusing studies on applied gerontology. Renass Najeeb Amedi from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on biology. Lyndi Anthony from Bu-

COLLEGE HONORS Emory & Henry College EMORY, VA. – Parker Wilson of Jefferson has been named to the E&H Dean’s List for the spring semester.

announces William Beldon of Buford and Beverly Watson of Jefferson were named to its Deans List for the spring semester 2012. The Citadel

Georgia Southwestern State University AMERICUS – Alyssa Bell, a resident of Buford, made the Spring 2012 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 516 students recognized for scholastic success. Gardner-Webb University BOILING SPRINGS, NC – Anthony Mikal Cosby of Nicholson, whose major is undecided, made the Honor Roll during the Spring 2012 semester at Gardner-Webb University. Armstrong Atlantic State University SAVANNAH -- The following students were named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List at Armstrong Atlantic State University: Caleb Richards, a Applied Physics major from Jefferson Emma Paduraru, a English major from Buford Laura Smith, a Nursing major from Buford, Madison Morgan, a Biology major from Hoschton Florida Tech MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Institute of Technology

CHARLESTON, SC – Mallory Elizabeth Moore of Statham has been named to the Dean’s List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Moore is a Cadet seeking a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Alfred University ALFRED, NY – Lauren Bailey, a resident of Bogart, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester at Alfred University. Bailey is a senior in the School of Art and Design. Bailey, a Art and Design major at Alfred University, is a graduate of North Oconee High School. She is the daughter of Robert and Weyburn Bailey. Harding University SEARCY, ARK. – Buford resident Nicholas Smith is among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring semester. The deans’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who

ford received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Katherine Ann Baier from Buford received a Bachelor of Arts degree after focusing studies on fashion merchandising. Tiffany Diane Black from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Annie Gabrielle Bland from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Hannah Rebecca Boswell from Commerce received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Jennifer Clare Brookshire from Nicholson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Tabitha Joy Buffington from Flowery Branch received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on health care management. Rachel Elizabeth Byers from Hoschton received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting. Stephanie Nicole Clark from Jefferson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Heather Lynn Cox from Hoschton received a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree after focusing studies on occupational therapy. Jonathan Cueto from Buford received a Master of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on family nurse practitioner. Kathleen A. Cutler from Commerce received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Amy Leigh Davis from Jefferson received a Master of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on family nurse practitioner. Trena Davis from Hoschton received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Mandy Louise DeSaussure from Flowery Branch received a Master of Science degree after focusing studies on organizational leadership. Maria Vladimir DeVeau from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on pre-physician assistant. Maria Fernanda Diaz from Flowery Branch rcseived a Bachelor of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting. Stephanie Fearman from Statham received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Carolina H. Groom from Hoschton received a Master of Education degree after

focusing studies on middle grades education. Renee Hinson Hanna from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Arts degree after focusing studies on theater. Jalisa M. Harris from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on biology. Lindy Tucker Holton from Hoschton received a Master of Education degree after focusing studies on early childhood education. Charles Keith Johnson from Braselton reeeived a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on management. Maggie Deluca Johnson from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on special education. Amanda Michelle Kiefer from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Fine Arts/M.I.D. degree after focusing studies on interior design. Lynda Marie Lowe from Flowery Branch received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on business administration. Lisa Baxter Mathews from Buford received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on middle grades education. Heather Christian Mathis from Flowery Branch received a Master of Science degree after focusing studies on clinical counseling psychology. Timothy George McDonald from Buford received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting. Christina Davidson Moore from Buford received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on health care management. Kayla Marie Moore from Statham received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on business. Monique Charbrae Morrow from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Allison Victoria Murphy from Pendergrass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after focusing studies on studio art. Caitlin Sue Parker from Braselton received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on early childhood education. Jillayne Paige Parks from Buford received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on middle grades education. Adam Jared Register from Oakwood received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on management. Dana Susan Reynolds from Jefferson received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting.

Jennifer Hall Rivera from Flowery Branch received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree after focusing studies on middle grades education. Courtney Ann Roberts from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on early childhood education. Matthew Weston Scout from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of ArtsM. degree after focusing studies on music. Michelle Yvonne Seabolt from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on special education. Renee Banks Seawell from Hoschton received a Associate of Arts degree after focusing studies on liberal studies. Tonia May Sisk from Braselton received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Jessica Elizabeth Siskey from Commerce received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting. Kymberly Ellen Skaggs from Jefferson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Judi Brock Souther from Flowery Branch received a Education Specialist degree after focusing studies on middle grades education. Merri Heather Standard from Jefferson received a Master of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on health care management. Heather Leigh Sturm from Oakwood received a Master of Education degree after focusing studies on early childhood education. Kevie May Todd from Flowery Branch received a Master of Education degree after focusing studies on special education. Vicki M. Turk from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on early childhood education. Aubrey Maile Vinke from Flowery Branch received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after focusing studies on studio art. Vanessa Hope Weeks from Jefferson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree after focusing studies on accounting. Lauren Brooke Whitley from Braselton received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after focusing studies on nursing. Shaunette Alyssia Willis from Buford received a Bachelor of Science degree after focusing studies on health science. Pamela Sue Wilson from Buford received a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree after focusing studies on occupational therapy. Brenau collaborates with Gainesville State College in the Gainesville Theatre

Alliance, which for three decades has brought highlevel drama and musical performances involving students, community theater amateurs and professionals to stages at the two institutions. Brenau conferred 786 degrees on 762 undergraduate and graduate recipients – some of whom have completed dual degree programs for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All told Brenau awarded 341 graduate diplomas and 430 undergraduate diplomas at commencement ceremonies May 4 and May 5 at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. The commencement address was presented by Kent M. Keith, internationally renowned author of “The Paradoxical Commandments” and the chief executive office for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average.

GAINESVILLE -- Some local area students earned Merit List honors at Brenau University for the 2012 spring term. They are: Bonnie Elizabeth Acree from Alto, a junior majoring in dance studies. Ellen Claire Beckman from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in nursing. Tom Lee Blackwell from Oakwood, a senior majoring in accounting. Stephanie Nicole Clark from Jefferson, a senior majoring in nursing. Maria Fernanda Diaz from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in accounting. Katie Elizabeth Farrell from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in pre-physician assistant. Christy Lynn Jackson from Bogart, a senior majoring in nursing. Maggie Deluca Johnson from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in special education. Lisa Baxter Mathews from Buford, a senior majoring in middle grades education. Allison Victoria Murphy from Pendergrass, a senior majoring in studio art. Renee Marie Noto from Buford, a junior majoring in middle grades education. Lauren Grey Patton from Commerce, a sophomore majoring in health science. Brittany Lee Reed from Oakwood, a junior majoring in biology. Johanna Carolaine Reid from Commerce, a junior majoring in dance studies. Courtney Ann Roberts from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in early childhood education. Cara Ann Sanders from

Jefferson, a freshman majoring in health science. Michelle Yvonne Seabolt from Flowery Branch, a senior majoring in special education. Casey A. Slaughter from Buford, a sophomore majoring in pre-nursing. Christy Marie Sparks from Flowery Branch, a junior majoring in organizational leadership. Tracy Rachel Vaughn from Oakwood, a senior majoring in pre-nursing. Stephanie Pruitt White-

head from Commerce, a senior majoring in human resources management.

Carson-Newman College JEFFERSON CITY, TN - Brittany Bass of Buford was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of Dean’s List honors and feted at a reception sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office and Alpha Chi Honor Society. Azusa Pacific University Wesley Reed of Flowery Branch was awarded a scholarship from the Kern Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. The scholarship is designed for students interested in serving in full-time pastoral ministry who are studying Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, Theology or Youth Ministry. Reed is one of 15 students selected to receive this scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. The KCVM assists students who are preparing to be pastors in local churches across the United States. In addition to financial scholarships, the Kern Center staff connects students with pastor-mentors to guide them in their journey to becoming a pastor. Brenau University

Armstrong Atlantic State University SAVANNAH -- The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Saturday, May 5, at the Savannah Civic Center: Brandon Camp, from Flowery Branch, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Caleb Richards, from Jefferson, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics Degrees were conferred to candidates representing Armstrong’s College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology. The university awarded approximately 530 undergraduate degrees, 135 graduate degrees, 18 Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees and 20 associate degrees. Georgia Congressman John Barrow addressed the graduates. Georgia Tech ATLANTA – The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 242nd commencement exercises. Marek Fikejz of Braselton received a BS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Applied Language/International Studies. Melinda Dolphyn of Buford received a BS in Psychology. Christopher Esposo of Buford received a Master of Science. Corbin Klett of Buford received a BS in Aerospace Engineering. Albert Nannis of Buford received a MS in Bldg Const/ Facility Management. Alexander Smith of Buford received a MS in Public Policy. Daniel Anderson of Flowery Branch received a BS in

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Reinhardt University WALESKA -- Reinhardt University announces that 385 students have been named to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2012. The following local residents were among those named: Emily Collins, Christopher Gomez and Jessica Simmons of Flowery Branch and Jerry McDaniel of Buford

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Scott Rodgers Regional staff

Lanier Technical College graduate Sandy Reed, left, gets help from fellow graduate Florence Haynes while getting dressed Friday evening at Free Chapel Worship center during the school’s graduation ceremony. Left, Lanier Technical College graduates April Mitchell and John Wilson chat Friday before the school’s graduation ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center. Both earned their diploma in criminal justice from the school’s Winder campus.

Lanier Tech sends 1,419 graduates into workforce BY MEGAN GILL Regional staff Families and friends gathered Friday to celebrate the graduation of Lanier Technical College’s class of 2012 at Free Chapel Worship Center. This year, Lanier Tech had a total of 1,419 graduates. This included 190 associates degrees, 473 diplomas and 756 technical certificates. The college’s five campuses include Oakwood, Forsyth, WinderBarrow, Dawson and Jackson. Lanier Tech President Russell Vandiver said the number of graduates for the past few years has been above normal. “Our enrollment traditionally goes up when the economy goes bad,” he said. “When people lose their jobs, they come back for additional training to either move up in

their field or enter another field.” In addition, there has been a rise in the number of high school students with dual enrollment at Lanier Tech. This year, 95 of the graduates were dual enrollment students. Vandiver said he expected the number of dual enrollment students to increase in the next year, with more than 300 already enrolled in the fall. “We have converted our quarter system to the semester system,” he said. “We actually made it easier for those students to do dual enrollment.” This year there has been a push in the state for more investment in technical schools through Go Build Georgia. The program helps students become more prepared by gaining skills needed for the workforce in Georgia.

“It will influence the programs we offer and add and keep us on track for what those requirements are,” Vandiver said. “Our college’s mission is workforce development. We’ve been doing Go Build Georgia for awhile because that’s the nature of our business.” Vandiver said he hopes programs like Go Build Georgia will help bring the college to the attention of more people. The graduation included a special recognition for members of Lanier Tech’s Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees. “There is a lot of things they do out in the community and for our college,” Vandiver said. “This is a great opportunity to give our thanks.” Friday’s speaker was Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia.

“We have still been able to maintain services with a cut in the budget. That takes tremendous leadership,” Vandiver said of Jackson. Florence Louise Haynes, a student at the Winder-Barrow campus, graduated with a Medical Assistance diploma. She said she went back to school after not being able to find a job. Now she feels the move has prepared her to work in a medical office and has improved her typing skills. Judy A. Rose, a student at the Oakwood campus, graduated with a certificate in Phlebotomy. She said she enjoyed her time at Lanier Tech. “It made me feel like someone,” she said. “You’re never too old to learn. It’s never too late to come back.” Sandy Reed, a student at the Forsyth campus, graduated with a Medical Assistance diploma.

“It’s like the grand finale,” Reed said of graduation. “It’s exciting and nervous.” She just took and passed the exam to become a certified medical assistant, made possible by her education at Lanier Tech. “It taught me to be a better person and a leader,” she said. Vandiver said what is exciting about graduations is family and friends who come to support the graduates. “It’s really one of these situations where a lot of the folks want to be there because they have been a part of it,” he said. Vandiver said he enjoys seeing the graduates’ pride as they walk across the stage to receive their awards, then look into the stands to see family and friends. “It’s one of the highlights of my job,” he said.

Braselton Woman’s Club presents 2 scholarships

The Braselton Woman’s Club recently awarded scholarships to Briana Gallman and William Andrew Williams. The scholarship recipients were honored at the club’s June 6 luncheon which had a garden theme. Officers for 2012-13 were presented by outgoing President Gail Zeeb. Members of the Braselton Woman’s Club concluded their 2011-12 year with a gardeninspired luncheon held June 6. As the ladies sat amongst the colorful flower arrangements and beautifully-set tables, outgoing president Gail Zeeb presented the nowreigning officers for the 2012-13 year. All smiles, the new leaders are already gearing up for a new year to uphold and promote their motto: “There is no greater goal than to be a better woman for my God, my country, my community and my family.”

Meetings will resume in September. Following that announcement was the presentation of the 2012 Cookie Scholarship Awards, funded through the Woman’s Club’s monthly bake sales at the Year One car shows in Braselton. Scholarships are based on commitment to continuing education and school and community activities. Awarded the $500 was Briana Gallman, recent graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School, for her participation in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Advanced

GRADS from page 4B Polymer & Fiber Engineering. Jonathan Callura of Flowery Branch received a BS in Environmental Engineering. Juan Llanes of Flowery Branch received a BS in Computer Science. Juan Llanes of Flowery Branch received a BS in Business Administration. Carlos Ruiz of Flowery Branch received a BS in Electrical Engineering. Tyran Terrell of Flowery Branch received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Riley Winton of Flowery Branch received a BS in Psychology. Patrick Chua of Hoschton received a BS in Industrial Engineering. William Faulkner of Hoschton received a BS in Industrial Design. Christopher Malone of Hoschton received a BS in Aerospace Engineering. Caitlin Moyer of Hoschton received a BS in Biology.

Jordan Evans of Hoschton received a BS in Business Administration. Karolyn Champlin of Jefferson received a BS in Global Econ/Mod Lang. Berry College ROME – Berry College welcomed 286 new alums May 5 at the Spring Commencement. Brian Davis of Buford graduated from Berry College with a BS degree in Dual-Degree Engineering. Brittany Farmer of Hoschton graduated from Berry College with a BS degree in Accounting. Featured speaker Berry College Board of Trustees member and alumnus Bert Clark provided words of inspiration for the graduates at the spring commencement Saturday, May 5. Clark, an estate and business planning advisor for Estate Strategies Group in Atlanta, is a 1982 graduate of Berry.

Choral and multiple volunteer organizations. This fall Briana will attend the University of Georgia where she will pursue a doctorate degree in the medical field to become an obstetrician. The $1,000 scholarship was presented to William Andrew Williams, a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, football team and baseball team. Alongside these school activities, Andy participated in the Governor’s Honors Program last summer. Before graduating from high school,

he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and mentored youth as a coach and athlete. Andy will attend Georgia Tech this fall and later medical school to become a pediatric emergency doctor. The scholarship winners headed the line to the luncheon and the social hour to follow. With a future of interesting programs, the Women’s Club of Braselton is looking forward to their continued summer bakes sales at Year One, Inc., a new year of meetings and scholarship applications.

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Decide if the security of money is more important than love Dear Margo: I’m a female in my late 20s living in a big city. My boyfriend is in his mid-30s. We have a wonderful relationship with good sex and great communication. We’re planning to move in together and want to eventually start a family and all that jazz. The problem is he’s broke — like 150 grand in debt broke. Almost $100,000 of that is student loans. He has a master’s degree, but doesn’t make enough money to even begin his payments. He’s told me all this before, but I guess I didn’t realize how real it was until last night. He was explaining his financial stress, and I saw the future I want falling away. If I stay with him, I’m afraid I’ll be choosing a life of ongoing economic problems. I went to a very expensive college, but I’ve worked hard to make my payments on time every month since graduation and have been slowly chipping away at my debt. I have no credit card

Dear Margo debt and an almost perfect credit score. I have a good job, but not enough income to support a family by myself or to help offset my partner’s debt. I’m embarrassed to feel this way, but I’ve worked hard to be financially responsible, and now it feels like it will all go to hell if I start building a life with this man. I want us to be together, but I also want financial security, a kid, a house and a picket fence. — Am I Being Awful? Dear Am: The relationship sounds nearly ideal, so maybe there are things to be done that will allow you to continue without feeling financially threatened. Why don’t you take charge of the

family finances since you seem more competent in that department? It is entirely possible that, in time, he will better his position, just as you likely could wind up in a higher paying job. Then, too, there is much talk of the government doing something about these crippling student loans. While I understand your wish for financial security, I know of too many romances where the couple started out very modestly and then fortune smiled upon them. Yours needs to be a decision of the heart, and if the concern about money outweighs that, then there is your answer. — Margo, thoughtfully Dear Margo: I have a friend (honest, it’s not me) who had a years-long affair with a married man. My friend had been divorced for a long time. Well, here’s what happened — which neither my friend nor I understand. The

man’s wife became ill, and after a year and a half, she died. You’d think that they could have become a couple openly, but that did not happen. He basically dumped her. After a few months, a woman moved in with him. It really makes no sense. My friend wound up in psychotherapy, and who could blame her? What is the dynamic here? Her shrink isn’t having much luck helping her put this behind her. — Helpless Friend Dear Help: I have known of instances where this has happened, and everyone is always surprised. I can give you no answer to a certainty, but I can offer a few hypotheses. The man’s guilt may be putting the dead hand, forgive the infelicitous cliche, on conducting this particular romance in the open. The wife he was cheating on is now gone, ergo the girlfriend needs to be, too. Maybe this man needs the illicit aspect to have an affair work. (He


would not be alone.) Maybe, in the course of things, he tired of her. Or maybe the guy was just a jerk. — Margo, conjecturally Dear Margo: A few years ago, my husband of 15 years started an affair with a girl half his age who lived with her husband and child just a few houses from ours. They not only cheated, but lied about it for months and joked to neighbors that they were involved. I knew it deep down; I just couldn’t face it. Prior to this, I trusted my husband. Well, the girl broke it off and moved away. Then my husband made a promise to make me happy again and work on our marriage. During this time, my best friend needed to leave her abusive husband. My husband and I loaned her money, and she moved in three doors down. Guess what happened next? I saw 250 text messages back and forth proving it. It was like history was repeating,

but it felt much worse. This was my best friend, and she knew the pain I’d been through. Having learned my lesson, I moved out and, two years later, do not regret that decision. My question is: How do you deal with betrayal from people who are supposed to love and protect you? I’m not sure that I can trust anyone. — Trying To Get It Together Dear Try: Dealing with betrayal is hard. You just have to know in your gut that some people are skunks, but by no means everyone. There are no warranties, alas, about fidelity and loyalty. If you’re obsessing about these past events, try letting a therapist help you put the hurt and anger to rest. — Margo, historically Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at margo.

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Enjoy drinks and dinner with your dog at the June Yappy Hour to be held on Thursday, June 21, 4-8 p.m. on the porch at Wing Slingers Grill located in Towne Center in Hoschton. The Yappy Hour series is an event held by the Humane Society of Jackson County to raise funds and awareness for the Raise the Woof shelter campaign; 10 percent of proceeds go to the RTW campaign. The next Yappy Hour is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 4-8 p.m., at Ploughman’s Pub in Jefferson. sss The Northeast Georgia Black Leadership Council is holding its first annual Juneteenth Celebration, the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery and commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. The theme is Knowledge is Freedom. It will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Winder Community

Center Pavilion, 135 E. Athens St., Winder. There will be food vendors, craft vendors, bounce houses, face painting, singing, dancing, stepping, poetry, HIV awareness, blood pressure checks and more. The special attraction will be the Capoeira Georgia of Metro Atlanta. For more information contact Joe McCarty, 470-331-9825. sss Downtown Jefferson holds a Farmers Market every Saturday from June through September, 7-10 a.m. Come early for the best selection. Vendors have vegetables, plants, baked goods and other homemade items. For information call 706367-5714. sss Leftover Pets offers low cost spay/neuter surgeries every other week at its clinic in Winder, at 610 Barrow Park Dr. June dates are 21, 25 and 26. Prices are $75 for a female dog over 25 pounds, $60

for a female dog up to 25 pounds, $50 for a male dog or for a female cat, $30 for a male cat. Surgery prices include a free rabies vaccination; no additional fees for in-heat or pregnant animals. Visit www. for more information. Appointments are required and must be made by calling 800-978-5226. sss Jackson County employees will host an American Red Cross blood drive on June 27 at the Administrative Building at 67 Athens St., in Jefferson. sss Freedom Festival in downtown Jefferson will be held June 30, 5-10 p.m. The City of Jefferson and Main Street Jefferson are sponsoring the event, which will include music from Grains of Sand, inflatables, children’s activities and games plus vendor booths for hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, BBQ, pizza and ice cream. Fireworks will cap off the night. Call 706-

Hero’s Ball will honor public safety employees The second annual Hero’s Ball will feature recognition of four public safety workers from West Jackson, according to organizer Amber Chatham. The Hero’s Ball is a “Dress Blues, Black Tie Optional” event to honor the men and women of the West Jackson Fire Depart­ment, Braselton Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. All of the proceeds support eXchange, Chatham’s nonprofit that supports the wives and children of wounded and de­ceased Special Operations Forces Soldiers. eXchange also assists Operation One Voice in its support of the families of Special Ops soldiers. The eXchange was founded in the spring of 2011 out of Chatham’s conviction to tell her heroes “Thank you for eXchanging your life

for my everyday freedoms.” The Hero’s Ball will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the Braselton-Stover House in Bra­selton. Tax-deductible tickets are $100 per person and tickets include dinner prepared by Cornbread and Caviar from food donated by Whole Foods, a special gift from Funari Realty and Chateau Elan, entertainment by Nelson Brownstone and access to a cash bar and gun raffle. A complimentary cigar bar is being provided by D&R Cigars. Sponsorship of a $2,500 table will include seats for two public safety persons and their guests. Special room rates at Chateau Elan will be available for event-goers. Visit or contact Amber Chatham at 706-224-5493.

367-5714 for details. sss Sterling on the Lake, a Flowery Branch masterplanned community, is holding a Concert & Fireworks Festival at 6 p.m. on June 30 for Independence Day. Bring the whole family out to enjoy music, children’s activities, food and music. Free admission; parking is $10 per carload. sss Discover Jackson County Gems on Thursdays this summer with a combined tour of the Crawford Long Museum and Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm. The guided tour of the historic farm is held in the mornings 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and includes family stories and viewing historic documents. The afternoon is spent at the museum 1-3 p.m. and participants will plant an herbal remedy pot to take home, complete with tea recipe for headaches or sore throats. Youth groups are welcome to bring sack lunches; senior citizen groups have the option to include a catered lunch in the tour fee. Reservations are required in advance and groups must provide transportation between venues. Tour dates are July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Price per student is $12; seniors is $22 with learning activity at the Museum and $20 without learning activity. Tour dates are subject to weather constraints. Contact the museum at 706-367-5307. sss Clifford Brooks will hold a poetry reading and book signing at the Commerce Public Library on Thursday, June 28. Brooks’ first book of poetry, The Draw of Broken Eyes and Whirling

Metaphysics, which has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and Georgia Author of the Year. Published by John Gosslee Books, was released on April 1. Brooks has had more than 80 works of poetry published in the last three years and his new book, two books in one volume, contains those gems and other new works. The book can be found on-line at or ask for it at your local bookstore. For a radio interview of the author, as well as excerpts of the book, visit vox-poeticas-15-minutesof-poetry#.T8ir8yThD0E. facebook. sss The Summer Reading Program at the Braselton Library will feature Touch a Truck at the Braselton Park on June 29 at 11:30 a.m. For information call 706654-1992. sss Monday Movie Madness featuring “Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster” will be held on July 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Braselton Library. Sign-up is required as space is limited. To register call 706-654-1992. sss Nannie’s Children’s Garden in Braselton will hold an Open House on July 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., with garden tours and lemonade. sss On July 4, visit historic downtown Braselton for the town’s annual Celebrate Braselton Festival and Parade in Braselton Park. The day of fun and music begins with a parade at 4 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

For information visit www.braseltonfestivals. com. sss The 2012 Summer Concert Series at Château Élan will feature swinging beach music with The Jesters on July 3, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each plus tax. Come early for dance lessons 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call 800233-WINE or visit www. for information. sss The Summer Reading Program at the Braselton Library will feature Musician Fiddlin’ Dan at the Braselton Municipal Building on July 11 at 10 a.m. For information call 706-654-1992. sss Author H. Chris Barber will hold a book-signing event from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Piedmont Regional Library, located at 189 Bellview St., in Winder. Barber, a resident of Hoschton, will be available to sign copies of his book, Charging Your Mind-set. Charging Your Mindset reveals how we make choices that have a direct effect on how our mind-set develops and how we manage ourselves for the day. Resolving those obstacles allows the positive mind-set to guide our actions. Through serving on a SWAT team as a crisis negotiator, H. Chris Barber has experienced firsthand the influence our mind-set has on actions. In Charging Your Mind-set, he explains the guidelines for how to purposefully determine the outcome of your day, utilizing everyday examples to clarify how this outlook translates into daily living.


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QUIK TRIP DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE Is accepting applications for Part-time SELECTORS at $9.50 per hour. Individuals in this position must be able to perform physical job tasks for long periods of time and must be able to lift 50 lbs or more. Day and evening shifts available. If interested apply at: 41 JACKSON CONCOURSE RD. PENDERGRASS, GA. 30567


GRAND OPENING •Welders •Assemblers •Warehouse •Forklift We are now on-site at: Kubota Manufacturing of America Building 2. Apply on-site at: 2715 Ramsey Rd., Gainesville, GA 30501 btw 9am and 3pm. 770-532-0038 ext. 2066 Immediate Openings for •Assembly & Production Workers •Machine Operators •Material Handlers. 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts available. Pay range $7.50-12.00/hr. Please apply online at then contact our office at 770-503-9911 MACSTEEL a steel service center in S. Forsyth County has openings on 2nd shift for machine operators & packers must have good basic math skills. Company offers excellent benefit package. Apply in person at 2005 Grassland Pkwy, Apharetta, GA.

270-Professional PROGRAM SPECIALIST Ninth District Opportunity Head Start - Baccalaureate Degree in ECE or health/nutrition field required. Must have experience working with pre-school children, administrative experience, proficient computer and written communication skills, ability to plan, organize and evaluate program activities; work independently and be self-motivated. Duties include: monitoring Head Start centers to insure programs are operated in compliance with funding source requirements; providing training/technical assistance to staff, maintaining detailed records. Extensive travel in twenty county area and overnight required. Must have a vehicle to be used on the job. Salary: $47,000-$49,000. Interested applicants submit resume to: Head Start Director, P.O. Drawer L, Gainesville, GA 30503. Deadline for submission: June 25, 2012. EOE

275-Restaurant Now Hiring Expo/Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Barbacks, Servers/ Bartenders, Hostess, Catering Staff. Qualified applicants apply in person Mon - Thur 3pm - 5pm No phone calls. Open year round. Big Creek Tavern 3050 Big Creek Rd. Buford, GA 30518

280-Trades Commercial Cabinet Co. seeking Exp’d CABINETRY/ TRIM INSTALLERS must have exp with Corian & Laminate. ALSO SEEKING Exp’d CNC OPERATORS Call Brannon, 770-932-2226 ext 111 Drug Free Workplace Experienced Only Pool Cleaners & Techs. 770-297-7876 HVAC INSTALLER 2yrs exp. Drug Free. Call 770-534-4333


365-Misc. For Sale HAY BLOWER Bumper pull. Honda eng. 250hrs. $1600. 404-353-0355

2BR- Gated, gar, pool, fitness rm, Lake Shadows complex. 404-216-6399

HOT TUB- Less than 2yrs old. Seats 5. Like New! $3500. 770-231-6886

FLOWERY BR. 2/2.5 $850. 1 car gar. www.callapartments. com 770-287-1456

Recliner- Electric; $250 Great Cond. Chest Freezer- 4ft Paid $525; Asking $195; Refrig. $350 Paid $699 less than 6mos. old; New Wheel Chair- $175; 251-377-0482

OAKWOOD, 2/1.5 hdwd floors, $575/m. 770-540-7571

285-Truck Drivers

SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIG- GE. wht. $125. 678-232-2843

Immediate Openings Company Drivers CDL Class A with Hazmat. Flexible Hometime. Driver Friendly Freight. No Northeast Lanes. SIGN ON BONUS 877-893-9645 or apply:

TRAILER - Horton Hybrid Trailer. 8’wide x 16’ long. Enclosed V-nose. 4 wheel electric brake. White, Like New! New: $4195; Sell: $3000. Call Terry at: 706-867-0018

Drivers- Run to Iowa and back! •up to $1,190 per week; regardless of miles •BC/BS benefits •Advance to SE dedicated Call 1-800-851-8651 Rogers Cartage Company is looking for drivers 10-14 days out (no local or regional) Our drivers get paid: for 34 hr HOS resets $20 for every live load and unload an extra $50 for every Canada trip. Applicants must have following: Minimum 6 months Class A Tractor Trailer Experience. Tanker/HAZMAT endorsements. Salary and benefits include: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits ($16-$68/week) Paid Practical Miles - .43 loaded/.34 unloaded Call Brian at 800-507-8848 Driver

CDL Drivers Needed Tuition Paid by Federal Grants or VA Benefits. 770-614-6022 or 1-877-GET-A-CDL Call and see if you Qualify in 5 minutes! Exp’d CLASS A CDL DRIVER Over The Rode. Hauling Chicken. 678-997-3386 Hiring: CDL Licensed Owner Operator with Trailer. No forced dispatch 706-499-5234

Stuff 300 310-Appliances WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore, 4yrs old. wht, $250/both. 770-967-3011 WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore, Exc cond $250. 770-983-1507

326-Cemetery Lots For Sale GREAT BUY, Memorial Park Burial Plots, valued at $3,000 each will sell for $1,500 each obo. 678-936-6853 MEMORIAL PARK SOUTH, 2 Spaces, concrete vaults, companion marker, $4500. 770-967-9228

345-Furniture DINING SET $800; SECTIONAL SLEEPER, COUCH +3 Matching TABLES $800. 404-353-0355 Formal Dining Room Hutch $1200; Buffet- cherrywood, marble top, $700; Sofa Table - cherrywood, marble top, $500; 2 End Tables- Cherrywood, $200; 706-599-6989 Table - Solid Oak. 6 chairs & leaf $350; Sofa- 8-way, hand tied $350; Glass top Coffee Table $75; Rug-$95. All in Excellent Cond. 770-861-8773

350-Guns Heritage Revolver22 cal Convertible 22LR & 22 Mag. Made in USA (Rough Rider) 6-1/2 barrel with safety. New in Box. New Holster, New Hard Case. 100 rounds of L.R. 100 rounds 22 Mag. All $300. 404-406-8981

357-Lawn Equipment RIDING MOWERCraftsman. 30”, mid engine. Like New but drive system weak on hills. $350. 770-532-9364

365-Misc. For Sale GOLF CART 2003 Yamaha. Gas, lift kit, mag whls, big tires, rear seats, llghts. $3300. 678-316-1051

420-Condos For Rent

380-Pets & Supplies CHIHUAHUA-puppies CKC registered. Long & short hair; very small. 1st shots & worming. Parents on premises. $250 678-897-7332 or 770-900-5115 German Shepherd CKC. Pups, 3 males, 3 females. 1st shots & dewormed. Parents on site. $300 ea. 770-718-7485; 678-630-2798 GREAT PYRENEES Male & female pups. 6mos., Full blooded. 770-967-1690 MALTIPOO Puppies, males & females, 1st shots & wormed, potty & crate trained, $475. Call Becky 770-713-2890 MINI DACHSHUND Puppies. Purebred. Champ bloodline. Choc & tan dapple, silver dapple, blk & tan, red. $550. Written health guarantee. Parents on site. Exp’d Breeder. Approved homes only! 678-887-9791 678-770-5277 PIT BULL- Pups. 3 red nose, 1 brindle, 4 red/blk. 6wks. old 1st shots, dewormed. Oakwood, 678-316-8234 Precious Bobtail Kittens & Mom Free to good home. 678-724-5647 678-577-9266

425-Duplexes For Rent 1BR in New Holland, stove, fridge & water furn. $375 +dp, Refs. no pets/770-654-8819 OAKWOOD- 2BR/ 1.5BA. $595mo. 678-315-7051 770-833-9437

435-Houses for Rent Unfurnished 3/2 with daylight apartment on 4 acres, 2 fp, 2 kitchens. $1,075. 3/2 with 2 dayrooms, fp on acreage, $975. call 770-713-9469

OLIVER DR. 3/2, $800 + $800 dep. N. Hall. 770-354-9505

2BR/1BA, on priv lot. N. Hall area. No pets. $450/mo + Dep. 770-983-9947

$$30 Days FREE$$ $399 Moves U In! Spring Valley 1BR/1BA $625 up 2BR/2BA $675 up Brandon Place 2BR/2BA $675 1BR/1BA $575 Efficiency $475 POOLS - GATED Call Jacky Today 678-779-2687

445-Lake Homes for Rent

3/2 RABBITTOWN $620 +dep. No pets. 770-714-1992 Clermont 2BR. Free heat/water. $135/wk. 770-654-4073 CLERMONT- 3BR/ 2BA. Private lot. 770-841-9974 East Hall area 2BR/ 2BA $600/mo; $300/dep. Private lot. Also Basement Apt Cleveland Hwy 2BR/1BA same price. 770-536-5101 GILLSVILLE Countryside. 2BR/2BA. Stone fireplc den, living rm, office, carport. Great yard. Meticulous condition. $500/mo Rent or Purchase with Owner Finance. 4963 Emory Griffin Rd, 770-539-0043 Murrayville 3/2. Lrg storage, $650 inclds water & yrd upkeep. No pets 770-536-5377

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

1-2BR Oakwood, $530 & up. www.callapartments. com 770-287-1456

465-Roommates Wanted

CALL NOW 1 & 2BR Apts. Move in Special. Pets OK! Quiet community W. of Gainesville $480-580 770-883-8839 IVY MANOR- 2BR. $575m 770-614-8804 770-967-9823 LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA 1900sf. 820 Park St. $900m. Refs reqd. Near Brenau & Hospital 770-534-3577 N. HALL- 2BR/1.5BA, fplc, bsmt, garage, $625/mo., $625 dep. Stuart/706-974-4766 NEWLY RENOVATED Townhomes for RENT. $875 /Mo, 4BR / 3BA. BE THE FIRST TO MOVE IN! Call (404) 812-8913 Oakwood- 2/1.5,yrd, safe, C/H/A $605$645. 678-357-5044 PENTHOUSE APT. downtown on “The Square”. Over 2000 sq ft. 1 Bdrm Apt Also Available. Call Lanier 404-202-7290

605-Boats & Marine

610-RVs & Travel Trailers 1/2 Price RV Lots. For Sale. Elkmont RV Resort, Cleveland, GA. 770-503-5036 Just In Time For Summer Bumper Pool 2005 Skyline Nomad Camper. 27.5” bunkhouse. Like new Must See! $8350 Also 2003 Dura Max Diesel with Allison auto. Wiil sell separate or pkg. 770-536-6171; 678-725-3290 NICE CABIN w/ CAMPER- Lrg deck. Paradise Valley RV Park. Must See. Reduced, Must Sell! $79,900/obo. 770-536-6171 Pinnacle 1992 by Thor, Class A Motor home. 30’, 454 Chevy, overdrv trans, tilt, pwps/pb, cab door, 2 roof airs, micro-wave, TV, 58k miles. Extras. Selling for health reasons. Asking $10,299/obo. 706-778-7267 TRAILER - 2008. 40’ Goose neck. Enclosed Car Hauler. Race Car Trailer. Triple axle. Exc Cond. $9900/obo. 770-654-5154

Wheels 700 710-Antique Cars/Trucks CADILLAC 19662dr, $7500 PLYMOUTH 19472Dr. $8500 Both Great Cond. 770-503-5036 PONTIAC 1980 Trans Am. 70k mi, 2nd owner, runs, $4500 or Good Offer. 706-778-4978

MEN-BE$T. Fur Br, All priv + Xtras Oakwd. 770-530-1110 ROOMMATE Hwy 53 West Gainesville. Cable/Utils incld. $365mo. No smkng 678-438-2886

470-Rooms for Rent $105/wk, Furnished all utils & cable, W/D. 770-561-0781 Efficiencies $115/wk & up incls. utils/ cable. 770-539-2938

Homes & Real Estate 500 515-Condos for Sale 2BR/2BA Town Home. New paint/ carpet, brick. Great location, close to campus. Great investment. $59,900. Agent protected. Call 678-333-5590

BUICK 2003 Century, gold, lthr, local trade, 82K, $7,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200



HONDA 2000 Valkyrie Interstate Trike. Runs Great! Always garaged. One owner. $16,500. 770-965-2268 Cell: 404-697-3362 HONDA 2004 Shadow. 1600 miles. New windshield. Adult ridden. Reduced to $3200. 770-869-7316

KAWASAKI 2008 KLR650 7,600 mi, excellent condition, blue. $3,750 , contact Ted, 678-316-9758, YAMAHA 2007 Silverado. Black, 13k, loaded. $2900. 770-983-3170

755-Sport-Utility Vehicles

CHEVY 1988 Monte Carlo SS, 105k mi, mint condition, gray interior, auto, a/c, T-tops and 305. All original except new stereo. $11,000 , contact Parker Smith, 770-896-6539,

CHEVY 2011 Cruze, black, LTZ, lthr, nicely equip, $17,656 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

CHRYSLER 2006 Pacifica Gold, Loaded,DVD $11,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

FORD 2003 Mustang, silver, convertible, auto, $6,555. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 FORD 2005 Free Star Ltd. Mini Van. 7 pass, Like New! 71,500mi $9100/obo. Under wrrty. 706-865-9373

CADILLAC 2005 ESV, black, nav., DVD, snrf, $21,777 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 JEEP 1984- CJ7. Incredible Jeep! $25,000 invested. Too Much To List! Call for details. Asking $12,000. 706-867-9904

JEEP 2006 Grand Cherokee Limited, Black, lthr, $10,999 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

KIA 2011 Sorrento LX Titanium Silver, 39K; seating for 7, back up camera, heated seats non smoker, $22,000. 770/519-3144

LAND ROVER 2006 Range Rover Sport, blue, loaded, $29,791 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

765-Trucks FORD 2009 Fusion, black, local trade, $13,444. MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 LINCOLN 1998 Town Car. Wht w/leath int. $6000. Exc Cond. 770-536-7260 MITSUBISHI 2006 Eclipse, Leather/ Heated Seats, Sun/Moon Roof, Traction Control, Automatic, New Tires, Orange, Many Extras. 79,000 miles, $7500. Call 770-561-4513

745-Import Autos HYUNDAI 2003 Elantra. 114k. pwr winds/lcks. 5spd. cold A/C, Good Cond. $4275. 678-997-4823 after 3:30pm


735-Autos for Sale

NICE 2/1 on pvt lot in E. Hall. $115/wk (770) 540-0800 (770) 540-5978

1 Month Rent Free 1&2bd. $550-610. No pet 678-677-1898

CADILLAC 1986 Sdn DeVille 89k, Excellent 1 owner. $4000/obo. 770-967-0751

CHEVY 1985 Z28 IROZ Drive it anywhere, ac not working, power windows not working, drives very nice. $2000.00 OBO. 706-764-7505

LAKESCRAFT 28ft. Pontoon Boat. $5000. 770-540-1775

Oakwood 3/2. $850. 770-287-1456 www.

BUICK 2003 Rendezvous CX silver, local trade, 1 owner $7,444 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200

Recreation 600

Gainesville- Price Rd 4mi to 400. 2BR/1BA. $525mo + $525/dep. 770-653-1345

NO RENT UNTIL AUGUST 1st! $0 application fee $399 deposit 3BR/2BA Homes all appls incld. Exp. 06/30/2012 Call Sun Homes 888-246-2803 countrysidelakelanier. com EHO WAC

735-Autos for Sale

CADILLAC 1998 Seville SLS. 120k, 2 owner. Exc Cond. $3500. 770-967-9094

FLATS BOAT, 16 FT, 40 HP Johnson, galvanized trailer, $1800. 706-745-1852

Lease To Buy- 5BR Colonial, In-law ste, lake sbdv. $1395/mo or $249,900. Owner/ Broker 770-621-9000

Thursday, June 21, 2012

3BR/2BA Ranch, 1.5 acres. Quiet n’borhood. Lanier/ Chestatee schools. Completely remodeled. Move-in Ready! 3.75% financing by owner with 10% dwn & credit references. $92,500. 678-617-1411

Farmhouse 1BR/2BA Also 2BR/1BA home CHA, refs & dep. NO PETS, $700/mo. 770-532-1203

Members Needed for Hnting Club in Warren Co., GA. Prime deer/turkey Dues $550. Call after 6pm. 706-693-2582

410-Apartments Unfurnished

$89,900 3BR/2BA Laundry rm, updated N. Hall. 100% Finance avail. Mortg in $400’s/mo 770-718-8422

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

460-Mobile Homes for Rent

Homes & Rentals 400

540-House for Sale - North Hall

3BR/2BA- $850/mo. Butch Hodges Properties, Inc. 770-540-0417

385-Sporting Equipment

YARD SALE- Sat, June 23rd, 8-5pm at 924 Old Hog Mtn Rd. Hoschton, GA

FOR SALE for Limited Time before LEASING 3BR/2BA, Candler Square Condos. $115k. 770-531-7707

BASS BOAT- 15 ft, 50hp Yamaha motor, trolling motor, fish finder, vest, boat cover, trailer. Lake Ready! $2950. 770-718-7850; 770-869-0020

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

Multi-Family Sale 744 Antrim Glen Rd., Hoschton, GA. Fri, & Sat, June 22 & 23rd, 8-3. Bedroom furn, lamps, queen bed, greenery, hsehold misc. If Rain, Inside!

515-Condos for Sale

365 above Lulasecluded, huge 1/1 $600. 770-654-9338 3br 21/2ba, fam rm, brick, AC, city, lease, references $825. 770-532-2291 or 678-230-1647

YORKIE- male, 5mos old. Very tiny. $500. Parents on premises Female. 2-1/2 yrs. $200. Both AKC/CKC 770-652-4805

397-Yard Sale

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HARLEY 2003 Davidson Ultra Classic, 100th Anniversary centennial edition Silver & black, loaded RARE! Only 27,700 miles. Runs Great, Sharp! ASKING $12,500. Call 770-654-5061

DODGE 2007 Dakota white, 4wd, local trade. $15,555 MOSS ROBERTSON Call Today 770-535-2200 FORD 2006 F 150 Crew Cab 4 x 4. F x 4 model, all leather, bed liner, new tires and brakes. Loaded with options. 125,000 highway miles. In near mint condition. $14,900. 770-519-3210

GMC 2005 Sierra 2500 SLT HD, Like New. Loaded! ONLY 51K miles! $21,500. Great cond., Leather, clean, maintained, towing pkg., trailer brakes, tonneau cover, bed liner, nerf bars, On Star, 6 CD changer w/Bose spks, Sat. radio, tinted windows. 770-354-2591.

770-Vans MERCURY 1993 Village LS, V6, auto, loaded, $1500. 404-886-8176

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