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Jefferson Library hosting ‘Georgia Women Shape the 20th Century’ editors

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book-well-behaved-womenThe Jefferson Public Library will present “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

This free event will be led by the book’s co-editors, Dr. Ann Short Chirhart, Associate Professor at Indiana University, and Dr. Kathleen Ann Clark, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia.   The book tells the story of such famous Georgia Women as Margaret Mitchell, Rosalyn Carter, Carson McCullers and many others.

Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

For more information, contact Shawna Meers-Ernst at smeers-ernst@prlib.org or 706-367-8012.

Pumpkin pride: Jefferson Fall Fun Fest is showcase for carving talents

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Some of the winners were not present so below is listed the names of the winners present/those representing winners, L-R: Angie Barry, Brandy Peebles, Wes Barry, Will Barry, Aaron Zadowski, Jessica Cook, After School Coordinator from the Jefferson Parks & Recreation Department representing the first- and second-place winners of the Junior Division, Michael Williams, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County representing the third-place winner of the Peewee Division.

Some of the winners were not present so below is listed the names of the winners present/those representing winners, L-R: Angie Barry, Brandy Peebles, Wes Barry, Will Barry, Aaron Zadowski, Jessica Cook, After School Coordinator from the Jefferson Parks & Recreation Department representing the first- and second-place winners of the Junior Division, Michael Williams, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County representing the third-place winner of the Peewee Division.

By FARAH BOHANNON
fbohannon@clickthepaper.com
The Jefferson Fall Fun Fest was hosted this year in downtown Jefferson for the first time and the highlight of the event was the pumpkin carving contest.
Pumpkins were carved into a variety of different shapes and Halloween-inspired pictures and the pumpkins were divided into three categories — adult, junior and   pee wee —  for the “judging.” Each pumpkin had a cup into which voters could place their quarters. Each vote was one quarter.
After all the coins were counted on Monday and vendor fees and Radio Flyer Cyclone raffle were tallied, the amount raised for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jackson County totaled more than $500. See the winners listed below. Continue reading Pumpkin pride: Jefferson Fall Fun Fest is showcase for carving talents

Haints and Saints rehearsal

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Haints and Saints 2014 rehearsal

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Haints & Saints: Cemetery tour focuses on people from Jefferson’s past

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On the porch of the Pendergrass Store are the characters and supporting cast of volunteers bringing part of Jefferson's past to life. See more rehearsal scenes below.

On the porch of the Pendergrass Store are the characters and supporting cast of volunteers bringing part of Jefferson’s past to life. See more rehearsal scenes below.

Local figures from the Civil War to the early 20th century are telling their stories this week as the Crawford Long Museum Association and Jefferson Community Theatre presents the third annual Haints and Saints cemetery tour Oct. 24-26.

Tommy Benton is portraying G.J.N. Wilson with Jani Taylor sharing her sorrow as Mary Jane Patrick, a widow of a Civil War soldier. James Mauldin, who returned from the War Between the States to live out his days in Jefferson, is being portrayed by Dr. James Jackson.

Scenes captured by LeAnne Akin during the Oct. 19 dress rehearsal appear in the gallery below. Continue reading Haints & Saints: Cemetery tour focuses on people from Jefferson’s past

Fall Fun Fest in downtown Jefferson is Saturday

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Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m.  happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below.

Heather Head from Jefferson Drugs recently visited with Boys and Girls Club members at the Jefferson club to assist with pumpkin carving. The club member are entering their creations in the pumpkin carving contest being presented Saturday during the Fall Fun Fest, sponsored by Jefferson Drugs. You can carve your own pumpkin or enter one you have already created during the 4-8 p.m. happenings in downtown Jefferson. See more scenes from the Boys and Girls Club carving event in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

The Fall Fun Fest will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18,on the South Public Square in Jefferson with a pumpkin carving contest as the highlight of the event. There is no charge to enter, so invite friends and family to join in on the fun. Participants can bring in their own carved pumpkin to enter the contest or they can carve one for free at Jefferson Drugs and submit it to the contest.

Judges for the pumpkin carving contest will include the Fall Fun Fest guests, so anyone who attends the event is eligible. This event will also include face painting, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals, food and drink, kids’ activities and much more. For more information, visit www.jeffdrug.com.

October’s Movie on the Green will take place later that evening when the sun sets, and the movie will be “The Haunted Mansion.” However, prior to the movie, there will be a costume contest for all with some pretty great prizes for the winners. Activities start at 8 p.m. The big screen will be set up behind Regions Bank drive through on the hill. There are no bad seats.

Boys and Girls Club members work on pumpkins

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