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Love Lights tree lighting is Dec. 1 in Gainesville

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The Love Lights banner is displayed in front of Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton, adjacent to the new hospital which will have its own Love Lights tree lighting in December of 2015.

The Love Lights banner is displayed in front of Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton, adjacent to the new hospital which will have its own Love Lights tree lighting in December of 2015.

As the holiday season nears, consider a special gift that will light up the lives of those time is short.

Donations to The Medical Center Auxiliary’s Love Lights which honor or memorialize friends, family and loved ones, lit up a special Christmas tree on the Northeast Georgia Health System campus in Gainesville, and 100 percent of all donations benefit Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Donations, which are tax-deductible may be made year-round and are celebrated at the annual tree lighting ceremony each December. This year’s ceremony – the 35th lighting of the tree — will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, in the Love Light Garden at the Northeast Georgia Health System North Patient Tower.

A donation of $10 is a Light while a $100 donation is a Star designation. A gift of $500 and above is an Angel designation.

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Rock your Holidays with free workshop

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It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business.

On Dec. 2, the Hoschton Area Business Alliance, the Jefferson Area Business Association and Constant Contact will co-host a free workshop in the training room, basement level of the Braselton Police and Courts Building entitled “Rock Your Holidays With a Great Promotion.” Tom Murphy of MURCON will be the presenter.  Check-in will be from 9:15-9:30 a.m. with the workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Gwinnett Police launches holiday task force on Thanksgiving

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The Gwinnett County Police Department will begin the Holiday Task Force during the evening hours of Thanksgiving Day. This annual operation puts additional officers in shopping districts throughout the county with the purpose of reducing crime against holiday shoppers. 

This year, the Holiday Task Force will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 31. Continue reading Gwinnett Police launches holiday task force on Thanksgiving

Felony theft charges filed against Maysville man

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Pinetree Circle in Maysville on Nov. 11 where a man reported that someone had entered the home, Several items were reported stolen.

During the investigation, some of the items were recovered from the complainant’s residence.

On Nov. 20, the complainant, Jeremiah Darrill Nash of Maysville, was arrested and charged with felony theft by taking. Nash is currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

Braselton woman arrested on drug charges by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday arrested Tina Lynn Mull, 43, of Braselton, on drug-related charges.

The Sheriff’s Office received information regarding drug activity at the residence of Mull, located on Cooper Bridge Road in Braselton, and methamphetamine and tools used to distribute the drug were found.

Mull has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. Mull is currently incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

Citizens are encouraged to notify their local law enforcement agencies of any suspicious persons, crimes or other relevant information by calling 911 or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706- 367-8718. Also remember that you can provide information without being involved or identified by contacting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s anonymous tip line at 706-367-3784 to report any criminal or suspicious activity.