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Primal Rush obstacle course raises funds, awareness for The Tree House

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The Primal Rush obstacle course race was held Saturday at Crow's Lake. The second annual event benefits The Tree House, the children's advocacy center serving Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties. See photo galleries by Doug Chellew and LeAnne Akin below).

The Primal Rush obstacle course race was held Saturday at Crow’s Lake. The second annual event benefits The Tree House, the children’s advocacy center serving Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties. See photo galleries by Doug Chellew and LeAnne Akin below).

As the fog lifted off the water at Crow’s Lake in Jefferson on Saturday morning, the first wave of competitors left the starting line of the Primal Rush obstacle course race which included trekking up and over wooden obstacles, under stretches of barbed wire, running and treading water.

The second annual Primal Rush was a fundraiser for The Tree House, the children’s advocacy center which serves families of Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties. See more about the event in the Aug. 21 print edition of The Paper.

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A sneak peak at the Rotary Run the Vineyard 5K

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The cross county booster teams of Jackson County Comprehensive High School and Buford High School each received a check for $625 when the schools tied in the number of participants they fielded for the 2014 Run the Vineyard 5K held Aug. 9.

The cross county booster clubs of Jackson County Comprehensive High School and Buford High School each received a check for $625 when the schools tied in the number of participants they fielded for the 2014 Run the Vineyard 5K held Aug. 9. Check back for more scenes to be posted along with complete race results from Runners Fit.

Here are some scenes from the sixth annual Run the Vineyard 5K held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Chateau Elan.

Check back for results or see www.runnersfit.com for the complete race results. Check back here for more scenes from the fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Braselton which awarded $650 to the cross country booster clubs of both the Jackson County Comprehensive High School and Buford High School. A tie for the largest number of participants for the school teams found the schools splitting the first and second place total prize money of $1250. Mill Creek High School’s cross country booster club received a $250 check.

Also presented was a $2,500 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County.

Run the Vineyard 2014 sneak peak

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Humane Society hosts fro-yo social, plans rabies clinic

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Border Collie Trey gets some Fro-Yo from his friend, Janet, at the Humane Society of Jackson County's fro-yo social at Swirlee's in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes below.

Border Collie Trey gets some Fro-Yo from his friend, Janet, at the Humane Society of Jackson County’s fro-yo social at Swirlee’s in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes below.

The Humane Society of Jackson County joined with Swirlee’s Frozen Yogurt in downtown Jefferson as they went to the dogs on July 31. It was a frozen yogurt good time for canines and their owners or foster family members. Border Collie Trey gets some fro-yo from his friend, Janet. The fro-yo social brought together pooches on leashes to enjoy some time socializing and licking the spoon for a yogurt treat to escape the heat. Continue reading Humane Society hosts fro-yo social, plans rabies clinic

Jackson County Historic Courthouse to be reopened Sunday

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Take a Sunday tour of the newly-restored first floor of the Jackson County Historic Courthouse. See LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below which features scenes of renovation work which was ongoing earlier this year.

Take a Sunday tour of the newly-restored first floor of the Jackson County Historic Courthouse. See LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below which features scenes of renovation work which was ongoing earlier this year.

JEFFERSON – The grand reopening of the Historic Jackson County Historic Courthouse will be celebrated beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with tours of the welcome center and research room being provided to show off the first-floor renovation.
The community is invited to come and take a step back in time – the courthouse is being restored to its 1908 splendor with the original colors being showcased again the original hardwood and marble floors.
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Union Baptist Church hosting Summer Fest

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Union Baptist Church of Flowery Branch extends an invitation to all for the 2014 Summer Fest set for 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.

There will have special events to enjoy during the event including a car, bike and truck show for all makes and models with free registration. Awards will be Best of Show and Top 15 popular vote. Kids should bring their bike, wagon, scooter or what have you to show. Awards will be presented for the kids, also.

A bounce house and games for the kids can be enjoyed as well as food and drinks.

The event is open for all in the community. The rain date will be on Aug. 23 from 3-7 p.m. Come join Union Baptist Church of Flowery Branch for an exciting and fun filled afternoon.

The church is located at 5115 Union Church Road in Flowery Branch.