The Jackson County Certified Literate Community Program, the Jackson County Adult Education Center and Lanier Technical College offers GED prep classes, basic education classes, English As A Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes throughout Jackson County.
If you or someone you know needs any of these free classes, now is the time to take advantage of the programs. The GED prep class is designed to allow the student to work at his or her own pace. A minimum of six hours weekly class attendance is required.
For more information on any of these classes, call Gwenn Evans at 770-535-6277.
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Jackson County Community Outreach is hosting its 17th annual Achievement Awards Banquet on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Jefferson Civic Center.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College. The honorary chairman for this year’s banquet is the Honorable Roy Plott, mayor of Jefferson.
For information or to purchase tickets, contact JCCO president Jim Scott at 706-335-3367 or secretary Anita Brown-Jackson at 706-367-8234. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table for eight.
“We look forward to seeing you at the banquet,” said Scott.
The West Jackson Middle FFA Floriculture team members included Ashlyn Tomlin, Noel Plunkett, Harley Martin and Gracen Dutton. The team placed sixth out of 29 teams at the Area II Floriculture Career Development Event.
West Jackson Middle FFA members competed at the Area II FFA Floriculture Career Development Event on Nov. 10 at Franklin County High School.
WJMS FFA members participating in the event were Gracen Dutton, Harley Martin, Noel Plunkett and Ashlyn Tomlin, and the team placed sixth out of 29 teams.
For the Floriculture CDE, students are required to learn to identify 50 common floriculture plants including flowers, house plants and bedding plants. In addition, they take a 25-question general knowledge test at the contest.
The WJMS FFA team was in the junior division where they competed against other middle school chapters as well as ninth-grade teams.
Gracen Dutton was the high scoring individual on the WJMS FFA team and tied for 11th individually out of more than 100 students.
Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) is hosting winter registration on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and the occasion will be a chance to toast the friendships made and the experiences ahead as Chateau Elan Winery Pavilion is the venue.
The social gathering with refreshments begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday with registration at 6 p.m.
Gainesville BULLI members are invited to join the Braselton event, and Gainesville registration is also available at the BULLI House on the Brenau campus in Gainesville.
The winter term is Jan. 4 through Feb. 12, 2016.
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Morgan Grizzle and Cherish Kitchens provided the narration during the Veterans Day program at West Jackson Middle School as the Panther Chorus presented “God Bless America.” See more scenes from the Veterans Day tribute in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.
CJ Bozeman served as master of ceremony and he introduced Principal Joe Cobb who explained that the No. 1 role of a principal is the safety and security of students. He said we as Americans owe so much to our veterans for their role in the safety and security of our nation and its interests.
“Our freedoms are guaranteed by God but there are secured by you, our veterans, and we thank you for your service and your sacrifice,” said Cobb, who offered sincere thanks on behalf of the school and the community.
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