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  1. Area wrestling traditionals to begin FridayRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Thirteen area teams will compete in area wrestling tournaments this weekend, which can begin on Friday. Commerce will host the only local tournament.

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  2. Jackson County bridge to be named for Commerce soldier killed in IraqRead the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A Jackson County bridge will be named for a soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, according to legislation introduced by a pair of legislators. Sponsored by Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, and Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, House Resolution 36 would honor Army Staff Sgt.

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  3. Athens area high school games of the weekRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Cedar Shoals routed Clarke Central on Saturday to extend its win streak to six. A win over region foe Salem would push the Jaguars even further ahead in the south subregion.

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  4. Bill driven by Commerce case would toughen Georgia's elder abuse lawRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Georgia legislators hope to close some loopholes in the state's elder abuse law with a bill that would boost law enforcement tools in fighting these crimes. State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, recently said House Bill 72 aims to build on legislation passed in 2013 to protect the state's elderly and disabled adults from abuse and financial exploitation.

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  5. High school games of the weekRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Athens Banner-Herald

    East Jackson will try to complete its regular-season sweep of rival Jackson County . The Eagles edged the Panthers 52-50 during the teams' first meeting in December.

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  6. Around Here CalendarRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Jefferson Community Theatre will present playwright Neil Simon's popular play "Biloxi Blues" through Sunday at Jefferson High School in the William Martin Duncan Performing Arts Center. For tickets and times, call 367-5714 or visit mainstreetjefferson.com The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet "Boots & Bling" 6-9 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Jefferson Civic Center.

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  7. Jackson County blotterRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Athens Banner-Herald

    GUNFIRE: On Jan. 8, Deputy Pamela Couch was dispatched to an area along Creston Lane, Commerce, where a man reported hearing gunfire which sounded like a large caliber weapons. The deputy located the source of the gunfire and the man said he had been shooting his guns, but had stopped at dark.

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  8. Jones twins pace Commerce to win over Tallulah FallsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Commerce freshman Mya Jones scored a game-high 29 points Friday as the Tigers overwhelmed Tallulah Falls in Region 8-A play. Jones was followed by her twin sister, Asia Jones, who added 16 points.

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  9. Around Here CalendarRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Jefferson Community Theatre will present playwright Neil Simon's popular play "Biloxi Blues" Jan. 15-18 at Jefferson High School in the William Martin Duncan Performing Arts Center. For tickets and times, call 367-5714 or visit mainstreetjefferson.com The Book Vine, a book discussion group, will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Commerce Public Library.

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  10. Area wrestling teams to watch in weekend dualsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Jefferson and Commerce are hoping to defend their state duals titles in Macon next week, while a handful of others are hoping to capture duals titles of their own. The Gladiators have been on a roll for the past two weeks, Clarke Central coach Tim Stoudenmire said, and they've performed well against top competition.

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  11. Area wrestling duals at a glanceRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Clarke Central, Oconee County and Athens Christian will host area duals. The 5A-8 duals at Clarke Central will begin on Friday.

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  12. Craft brewers' bill to be introduced in state SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A bill that would allow visitors to breweries or brewpubs to buy a pint or to take home a six-pack will be introduced in the state Senate as the legislative session begins Monday. Nancy Palmer, executive director for the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, said the Beer Jobs Bill, which aims to drive economic growth through increasing craft beer sales, has secured five sponsors, including one in the Senate, though she declined to release any names of sponsors.

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  13. Around Here calendar itemsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Winder-Barrow Community Theater is planning to showcase the comedy "Smoke in the Mountain" Feb. 27-28 and again March 1 and March 6-8. The play is set in Mount Pleasant, N.C., where the Rev.

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  14. Around Here CalendarRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Winder-Barrow Community Theater is planning to showcase the comedy "Smoke in the Mountain" on Feb. 27-28 and again on March 1 and March 6-8. The play is set in Mount Pleasant, N.C., where the Rev.

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  15. Jackson County blotterRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    HARASSMENT: On Dec. 14, Deputy Adan Ornelas was dispatched to meet with a man in Maysville, who said he met with a Commerce man to trade his cellphone for another type of cellphone. He gave the man $50 in addition to the trade.

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  16. Drug suspects found with additional narcotics when strip searched at Athens jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens-Clarke County police on Monday conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrests of three drug suspects, two of whom were further charged when a strip search at the jail found additional narcotics. Katherine Grace Patman-Witcher, 29, of Crawford, was found to have a bag of methamphetamine in one of her body cavities, police said, and Ricky Lanier Collins, 35, of Cabin Creek Road in Athens, hid a bag of meth in his underwear.

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  17. Cedar Shoals boys improve to 5-1; Williams wins it for Winder-BarrowRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    D'andre Mahaffey scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars, while Plandrous Fleming added 15. Greg Smith chipped in 13. WILLIAMS WINS IT FOR WINDER-BARROW: Drezdin Williams hit a buzzer-beating basket to lead Winder-Barrow to a 47-46 win over Jackson County. NORTH OCONEE BOYS USE OT TO BEAT OGLETHORPE COUNTY: Overtime was needed Saturday afternoon to decide a winner between North Oconee and Oglethorpe County.

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  18. Area wrestlers set to compete at Panther InvitationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    For more than 20 years, the Panther Invitational at Jackson County has been one of the earliest benchmarks for area wrestling programs. "It's good to the vantage point of seeing what the tough teams in the area look like and what your kids are looking like," Jackson County coach Jason Powers said.

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  19. Prep roundup: Commerce girls, Madison County boys winRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Mya Jones and Asia Jones combined for 51 points in the Tigers' 66-52 win at home.

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  20. Funeral services for Sunday, November 30, 2014.Read the original story

    Nov 29, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Cleveland, Charles, 73, of Danielsville, 4 p.m. at New Haven Holiness Church. Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston.

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