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Jackson portraits can be purchased at open air market

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Jackson's portrait is among those rescue animals being featured in “Homeless No More” being written by Jackie White with Doster's pet portraits of  six cats, three birds, a bunny and 36 dogs.

Jackson’s portrait is among those rescue animals being featured in “Homeless No More” being written by Jackie White with Doster’s pet portraits of six cats, three birds, a bunny and 36 dogs.

Lisa Doster of Art for Paws has donated her time and talent to create a portrait of Jackson, the stray dog found in Braselton that gained community support for his veterinary care through his  “Help Jackson Get A Second Chance”Facebook page.
The portraits will be on sale starting Saturday during the Open Air Market at Countryside Antiques. Prints will be $25 or you can purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a portrait PAWtigraphed by Jackson.
“This fundraiser will help us reach our goal of $700 for Jackson’s much-needed dental work,” said Donna Cannella, who has given Jackson a home. He can often be visited with at Countryside Antiques.
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Getting sweet exposure to BULLI in Braselton

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The ice cream social attracted individuals interested in learning about and registering for fall sessions courses through Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI). See more scenes in Farah Bohannon's photo gallery below.

The ice cream social attracted individuals interested in learning about and registering for fall sessions courses through Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI). See more scenes in Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery below.

By FARAH BOHANNON
fbohannon@clickthepaper.om
Braselton’s Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) fall term registration kicked off on Aug. 12 at Mayfield Dairy.
Braselton Town Manager Jennifer Dees welcomed those who were in attendance to register and gain more information about BULLI. She distributed the fall 2014 BULLI-tin as well as a registration form that contained basic information about the organization. Registration will continue until Friday, Aug. 29. Stop by Braselton Town Hall or call Dees at 706-654-5720 to register.
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Blizzard blitz held at Dairy Queen for Children’s Miracle Network

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The crowd gathered in the outdoor dining area of Dairy Queen in Jefferson on Aug. 14 for Miracle Treat Day benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and giving youth a chance to compete for cash for their schools. See Farah Bohannon's photo gallery below.

The crowd gathered in the outdoor dining area of Dairy Queen in Jefferson on Aug. 14 for Miracle Treat Day benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and giving youth a chance to compete for cash for their schools. See Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery below.

By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

Jefferson’s Dairy Queen raised close to $9,000 on Aug. 14 for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Between paper CMN balloon and Blizzard sales, this tally was something to celebrate, according to owner David Gillespie.

“We are so blessed to have such a great community here in Jefferson,” said Gillespie. “We love to help raise funds for good causes and support the local schools as well as those in need.”

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Jackson County Chamber Golf Classic under way

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The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic is under way at Traditions of Braselton.

Kevin Poe was the winner of the putting contest.

Kevin Poe, county manager for Jackson County, gets his golf ball back from Tom Murphy, a Chamber ambassador who was helping man the putting contest prior to the start of today's Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic at Traditions.

Kevin Poe, county manager for Jackson County, gets his golf ball back from Tom Murphy, a Chamber ambassador who was helping man the putting contest prior to the start of today’s Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic at Traditions.

Bright Beginnings teacher, family gets support from community

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Saturday’s fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt is still bringing in funds to assist Robin Shumake’s family. See more scenes below in Farah Bohannon's photo gallery.

Saturday’s fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt is still bringing in funds to assist Robin Shumake’s family. See more scenes below in Farah Bohannon’s photo gallery.

 

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Employees and parents associated with Bright Beginnings of Jefferson raised $1,875 for their beloved infant teacher, Robin Shumake, at their Aug.16 fundraiser at Chill Out Frozen Yogurt.

Shumake was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Leimyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has advanced rapidly since doctors discovered it. This total does not include the portion of yogurt sales from Saturday; that donation is being awaited.

Donations are helping cover Shumake’s extensive medical bills as well as money for what the future holds for her family.

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