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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Panthers’ Clinton scores a career-high 33 points in loss to Monroe Area

Jackson County sophomore Kalib Clinton enjoyed a career night with 33 points, but Monroe Area enjoyed the win. Despite the monster night from Clinton Tuesday, the Panthers fell to the Purple Hurrica…
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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson, Hayes have big nights in Jackson Co. loss

Carson Anderson poured in 27 points and Sydney Hayes added 20 points, but the Jackson County girls’ basketball team couldn’t pull off a road win at Monroe Area Tuesday, losing 58-55. “The girls play…
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WRESTLING: Panthers ready ‘to go to war’ in Macon

The Class AAA bracket at the state duals will be stacked with state-championship programs like North Hall, Jefferson and Sonoraville, and that’s fine with Jackson County coach Jason Powers. Powers e…
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Brannon resigns as JCCHS softball coach

Jackson County softball coach Chad Brannon has ended an impressive two-year stint with the program, resigning due to family reasons. Branon went 48-22, guiding the Panthers to the Elite Eight in Colu…
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Jackson County girls place fourth at Shiver Me Timbers meet

The Jackson County girls’ swimming team managed a fourth-place finish over the weekend at the Saturday Shiver Me Timbers meet at Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center. The relay team of Casey DiBernard, Cass…
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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Jackson Co. gets back in win column

The Jackson County girls’ basketball team ended a three-game losing skid with a 49-31 win Thursday over non-region opponent Johnson in what coach Monty McClure called a collective effort. “The Johns…
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RaceTrac off table, for now

A controversial request for a RaceTrac convenience store in Braselton was pulled last week. But developers don’t plan to drop the issue completely. RaceTrac requested a conditional use for the conven…
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Automotive repair request deferred

Braselton leaders held off on a vote Monday night for an automotive repair center. The Braselton Town Council deferred a vote on a conditional use permit for NTW, LLC, which wants to open an auto rep…
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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Panthers drop fifth-straight game

The calendar has turned to 2019, but the Jackson County boys’ basketball team is still looking for its first win of the new year. The Panthers (9-10, 0-7) won three games in a row in December — and …
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Hoschton council OKs fee assessment ordinance

The Hoschton City Council Monday adopted, with a 3-2 vote, an ordinance that would allow a “special assessment.” The fee would be allowed to provide for public services, such as roads. Council member…
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Three new Jackson Co. BOE members sworn in

Three new members took their seats on the Jackson County school board Monday night. Don Clerici, Carol Anglin and Robert “Beau” Hollett were all sworn in as over half of the board in 2019 will be fi…
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Lane closures planned on I-85

Northbound right lane closures on I-85 in Barrow County will occur Friday and Saturday night as construction activities continue for the I-85 widening project. Motorists traveling northbound should…
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Panthers look to wrestle with attitude, passion at area duals

Jackson County’s mindset for the upcoming area duals won’t just be tactical. The Panthers, who will host the tournament Friday (3:30 p.m.), looks to wrestle with a certain edge when it takes the mat…
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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Panthers drop game on the heels of emotional loss

Jackson County suffered a setback at North Oconee Saturday, and the Panthers’ minds might have still been on the previous night. The team fell 63-49 to the Class AAAA Titans following an emotional 5…
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Single-lane closures on I-85 announced

Single lane closures on Interstate-85 in Jackson County will occur nightly next week as construction activities continue for the I-85 widening project. Beginning Monday night, clearing activity and w…
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