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Dragons repeat as region champs

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BY KYLE FUNDERBURK

For The Paper

It didn’t take long for the Jefferson High School track to repeat at region champions April 16-18 on their home turf. Both squads built a margin that was too much for the other teams to come back from half way through Friday’s track finals.

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Leadership Jackson’s Tug of Love for Wellspring Camp is April 26

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By Katie Griffin

klgriffin@clickthepaper.com

The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Jackson 2014 class will be hosting the “Tug of Love” event on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crow’s Lake. Funds raised from the event will benefit Wellspring Camp, a special needs camp also located in Jefferson.

“We as the Leadership class of 2014 are extremely proud how we have all pulled together and hit the ground running from our first meeting in July 2013. By the end of the day, we had our non-profit organization selected and well on the way to putting together how we wanted to raise as much funds as possible to help support this wonderful camp.” said Leigh Carroll, membership sales representative for the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce.

The main event will feature a fun-filled “tug-of-war” that will challenge competitive businesses, organizations and schools in Jackson County to “pull together” for Wellspring Camp. There is no admission fee for the Tug of Love but will be accepting donations for food. Food items will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water, soft drinks and candy. Snocones will be $1.

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Fatal accident in Commerce under investigation

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Emergency units from Commerce Fire and Rescue and Jackson County EMS responded at 2 p.m. on April 10 to Highway 441 and State Street in Commerce on a vehicle accident with injuries.

A two-vehicle accident with three injuries involved. One patient was released on the scene by EMS and two were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center with severe and moderate injuries.

One patient was listed as critical and the second patient, a female in her 60s, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by Commerce Police and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.

The incident is still active and minor road blockage did occur but all lanes have since reopened.

 

Lawn and garden program being offered April 15 in Jefferson

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Learn lawn and garden essentials at a special Tuesday, April 15, event being presented by UGA Extension, Outdoor Environments and the Jefferson Tree Council.

From 5:45-7 p.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center, the program will include a water conservation and a rain barrel demonstration and soil testing and drainage by Sam Ingram, a session on composting by Michel Hollenback Bowers and information on soil amendments by Austin Waters and Bowers.

This class is free to attend, but registration is requested by April 11. Register by calling Jackson County Extension at 706-367-6344 or email singram@uga.edu

The civic center is located at 65 Kissam St., in Jefferson.

 

Morgan County hands Panthers first region loss 4-nil

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BY KYLE FUNDERBURK

For The Paper

It was tough for the Jackson County Comprehensive High School girls’ soccer team to score a goal in its first region loss of the season March 28. The Panthers were 0-16 with shots on goal as they lost their first region game of the season to Morgan County 4-nil.

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