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Lady Panthers gearing up for Barrow Bash tourney next week

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The Jackson County Comprehensive High School Lady Panthers are gearing up for their upcoming season. The team will play in the 2014 Barrow Bash volleyball tournament which starts next Monday, July 21, at Winder-Barrow and Apalachee High School and runs through Thursday, July 24. More practice scenes by Charles Phelps below.

The Jackson County Comprehensive High School Lady Panthers are gearing up for their upcoming season. The team will play in the 2014 Barrow Bash volleyball tournament which starts next Monday, July 21, at Winder-Barrow and Apalachee High School and runs through Thursday, July 24. More practice scenes by Charles Phelps below.

The Jackson County Comprehension High School Lady Panthers’ volleyball team began holding open-gym practices last week.

Conditioning, skill drills and scrimmaging were all incorporated into the practice.
Head coach Debbie Hayes – who is in her first year as head coach – said last year’s team graduated seven seniors and this year is about rebuilding and growing the younger talent to compete.
Six rising seniors took part in the practices along with a host of juniors and underclassmen.
The team will play in the 2014 Barrow Bash volleyball tournament which starts next Monday, July 21, at Winder-Barrow and Apalachee High School and runs through Thursday, July 24.
The Lady Panthers’ first game will be on Monday against Winder-Barrow at 5 p.m. They will play at Apalachee Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 5:50 p.m. on Thursday.

JCCHS volleyball practice

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Braselton Farmers Market is open from 4-7 p.m. Friday

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Peggy Kriegel, Jennifer Dees and Peggy Sheffield welcome State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black when he and Chris Green, his deputy policy director, visited the market on June 27. See more scenes below and visit for yourself between 4-7 p.m. today.

Peggy Kriegel, Jennifer Dees and Peggy Sheffield welcome State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black when he and Chris Green, his deputy policy director, visited the market on June 27. See more scenes below and visit for yourself between 4-7 p.m. today.

During the last week of June which was observed as Georgia Farmers Market Week, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made several visits to local farmers markets including Braselton’s held from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays. At the June 27 market, Black talked with Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farm.

After taking a Friday off for the July 4 holiday when the Town of Braselton hosted the Celebrate Braselton festival, parade and fireworks, the Braselton Farmers Market will be back in business later today.

Jefferson Community Theatre presents ‘Annie’

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Annie sings as Sandy listens.

Annie sings as Sandy listens.

“Annie” is being presented by the Jefferson Community Theatre at the Jefferson High School William Duncan Martin Performing Arts Center beginning Friday, July 11, and Saturday July 12, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain time. A Sunday matinee will be presented at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The July 13 special Sunday performance is $5 admission at the door. For tickets and more information, call 706-367-5714.
Other show dates will be at 7:30 p.m. on July 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. on July 20.
Under the direction of Jennifer Dolezal and Keith Johnson, who are being assisted by Sarah Copeland, with Wendy Oesterle and musical director and Diana Norton-Bagwell as producer, “Annie” showcases the talents of a large case of local performers who bring the favorite Broadway musical to life.
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The Lego Movie is July 19 show in Braselton Park

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Lego-2Movie fans will delight in the animated adventure comedy, The Lego Movie, on Saturday, July 19, at dusk in the Braselton Park.

 
The 100-minute movie is rated PG as Emmet, a LEGO mini-figure is the key to saving the LEGO universe.  He and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.  Fans will recognize the familiar voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pratt as Emmet.
 
Lego-1Concessions and baked goods are available as movie patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for a family-friendly evening.  Braselton Park is located on Harrison Street in the town’s historic downtown.  The movie series is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau.  Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional information.

Jackson County Board of Education meeting dates for 2014-15

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2014-2015 Work Session & Meeting Dates

(meetings start at 6 p.m.)

Month Work Session Dates Location Board Meeting Dates Location
         
July July 10, 2014 District Office July 14, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
August August 7, 2014 District Office August 11, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
September September 4, 2014 District Office September 8, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
October October 9, 2014 District Office October 13, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
November November 6, 2014 District Office November 10, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
December December 4, 2014 District Office December 8, 2014 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
January January 8, 2015 District Office January 12, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
February February 5, 2015 District Office February 9, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
March March 5, 2015 District Office March 9, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
April April 2, 2015 District Office April 13, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.
May May 7, 2015 District Office May 11, 2015 JCCHS Auditorium
June June 4, 2015 District Office June 8, 2015 JCCHS Fine Arts Bldg.

*meeting times and dates are subject to change*