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Registration for spring’s BULLI in Braselton in Feb. 24

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By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) Braselton division is gearing up for the spring semester, and things will kick off on Feb. 24 at the registration event at Country Inn & Suites.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a social hour featuring tastes of One Blue Duck in Hoschton which will be relocating to a suite inside the Braselton Brothers Store complex and an information session regarding the courses offered this semester which will run from March 23 through May 1.

BULLI is open to mature adults who want to be a part of a vibrant learning community and make friends along the way. It is supported through its membership fees — each member pays $130 for the full year or $40 per course. A BULLI membership gives its members exclusive access to a variety of interesting courses as well as other benefits. These benefits include newsletters, a discounted membership at the Brenau Fitness Center, Brenau library privileges, social events at minimum or low cost, as well as local and international field trips.

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JCCHS theatre to present Spamalot as spring production

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The JCCHS Lofty Inside Outside Hey! We’re Back in the Box Players invite you to come see the spring production Monty Python’s Spamalot!

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd Knights who say “Ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Continue reading JCCHS theatre to present Spamalot as spring production

Benton Elementary School in Nicholson will remain open

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Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday at Benton Elementary would remain open next year as a K-5 facility. On Tuesday, he said there would be negative impacts on the west side as a result of not repurposing Benton.

Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday at Benton Elementary would remain open next year as a K-5 facility. On Tuesday, he said there would be negative impacts on the west side as a result of not repurposing Benton.

By LEANNE AKIN
lakin@clickthepaper.com
After two community meetings at which public input was received about the possibility of Benton Elementary School being repurposed for another education-related use, Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday that Benton would remain open.
“We are going to leave Benton open but we are going to need your help,” said Cronic, who pointed out that keeping Benton open will come at a price which has yet to be determined. Redistricting of students will likely be ahead to help even out the student population between the east side where classrooms are sitting empty and the crowded and growing west side.
The Jackson County Comprehensive High School fine arts auditorium erupted into cheers and shouts from Benton Elementary supporters.

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Youth leadership tour application deadline nears

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Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) will send four exceptional student delegates on an all-expense paid leadership trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-18 for the 2015 Washington Youth Tour (WYT).

 Only one semi-finalist will be selected to represent their high school. Interested applicants should contact, and must submit their application packet to, their school counselor or guidance department immediately. Deadlines vary by school.

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Brandon Davis wins Legion’s oratorical contest

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Brandon Davis, a senior at Jefferson High School, is the winner of this year’s oratorical speech contest, hosted by American Legion Post 56 on Feb. 5.

Davis is a past commander of the Air Force JROTC Program and a graduate of the American Legion Boys State Program. He was awarded $350 for his first-place finish and will advance to the Legion’s 10th District competition to compete against the winners from other American Legion post winners.

This district contest will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the American Legion Post 56, located at 309 Lee St., in Jefferson. The public is invited to attend.

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