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Jefferson Reverse Raffle Hold’em event is Saturday

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The Jefferson Reverse Raffle Hold’em event will be held this Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Jefferson Civic Center. All profits benefit the Jefferson Wrestling program. Registration starts at 5 p.m. and snacks and drinks will be provided.
The top-eight entrants win prizes which include a three day/two night hotel and airfare for two people to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss./$1,000 World Series Of Poker Circuit sponsorship/$1,000 Publix shopping spree.
Purchase a ticket for yourself and enjoy a fun evening. You don’t have to be a “card shark” to play. Play is for prizes and fun only, not money. In addition to Texas Hold’em, Blackjack will be available. Please spread the word and bring your friends.
To purchase a ticket, call 706-340-2925.

Victory Junction partners with Gresham for World Crown 300

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JEFFERSON – Gresham Motorsports Park announced Wednesday that Victory Junction has agreed to become the presenting partner of the 31st annual World Crown 300.
 
The Aug. 9, 2014, event will be known as ‘”The World Crown 300 Presented By Victory Junction.”
 
“This is a very, very special day for Gresham Motorsports Park,” stated GMP general manager John Close. “Victory Junction is known far and wide for all the wonderful work they do providing life-changing experiences for children with serious illnesses. To partner with Victory Junction – and to be able to use the World Crown 300 as a means to get the word out about all the amazing things Victory Junction is doing – is very gratifying to everyone here at GMP.”
 
Victory Junction is located in Randleman, N.C., on 84 acres and donated by NASCAR legend Richard Petty. Since opening in 2004, Victory Junction has provided more than 20,000 children with illnesses a safe place to try new things under unobtrusive, complete 24-hour medical supervision – all at no cost to the child or their families.
 
Activities at Victory Junction include arts and crafts, woodshop, an adventure course, archery, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, music and theater, and a special NASCAR-themed program area complete with race cars, racing simulators, and racing gear.

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Tire rules to stay in place for World Crown 300

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JEFFERSON – After an extensive Hoosier Racing Tire test Tuesday, Gresham Motorsports Park announced there will be no change to its tire rules for the 31st annual World Crown 300.
 
“We saw excessive tire temperature build-ups in right-side tire, testing both the F-45 and F-48 Hoosier Racing Tires,” stated GMP general manager John Close. “In runs of just 15 to 25 laps, we had temps in excess of 300 degrees on the right side. It didn’t matter if they were stickers or scuffs. We either blistered, or were about to blister, everything we bolted on. There’s absolutely no doubt we would have had significant issues trying to make those tires work over an extended 50-, 60- or 70-lap green-flag run like those you can have in the World Crown 300.”
 
The test results mean that the right-side tire of choice for the World Crown 300 will continue to be the Hoosier F-56*. Meanwhile, the F-45 will continue to be the left-side tire of record.

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GIANT TALK: NFL player shares encouraging words with high school players

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Former Jefferson offensive linemen and current New York Giants player Brandon Mosley and Jefferson head coach Ben Hall shake hands after Mosley spoke to high school players on July 16 at the 2014 Elite Offensive Linemen Camp in Flowery Branch.  See more scenes below.

Former Jefferson offensive linemen and current New York Giants player Brandon Mosley and Jefferson head coach Ben Hall shake hands after Mosley spoke to high school players on July 16 at the 2014 Elite Offensive Linemen Camp in Flowery Branch. See more scenes below.

BY CHARLES PHELPS
cphelps@clickthepaper.com

FLOWERY BRANCH – Hearing a kind word from someone who has been in your shoes can go a long way in shaping one’s dreams, goals and self.
Last week, football players from Jefferson, Mill Creek, Archer, Flowery Branch and more had the opportunity to take advice from a true professional player.
Former Jefferson High School football player and current New York Giants offensive linemen Brandon Mosley shared his story and path to the NFL with the high school players at the 2014 Elite Offensive Linemen Camp at Flowery Branch High School.
Mosley was a guest of Jefferson head coach Ben Hall.
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Headin’ West: Former Jefferson football player Tyler Cole headed to University of West Georgia

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BY CHARLES PHELPS

cphelps@clickthepaper.com

Former Jefferson High School football player Tyler Cole is headed to the University of West Georgia to continue his football career, he announced on Wednesday.

Cole missed the entire 2012 championship-winning season – his senior season – due to a broken elbow.

“I’m unbelievably excited about this opportunity,” he said. “Since I broke my elbow and was out the entire season – my senior year – I now know that this (is) God’s plan for me.

“It is truly a dream come true.”

He made the team after attending a July 9 walk-on tryout, he said.

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