• Rep. Jody Hice recently visited a Wrens Sprint Foods store where he met with the clerks and owner Andy Jones and even spent some time behind the counter. While there he was introduced to issues faced by convenience stores across the country regarding fuel costs, payment transactions, FDA labeling requirements, etc. Organizers said they believe officials will emerge with an even more intimate understanding of these stores’ challenges but also of their many contributions across the economic, social and cultural spectrum. 

Community

“Who knew someone who wanted to be a band director would become a pastor,” Joshua Mosley, new preacher at Stapleton Baptist Church, said.
“Ever since I was a child I wanted to be a band director and teach kids music, but the Lord had different plans for me” Mosley said.
He said he attended the University of Georgia for his undergrad and during his freshman year, things began to become clearer. 
“My freshman year of college I had it out with God. I wanted to become a band director, but I kept hearing this voice telling me something different.

Opinion

Dear Editor:
I want to thank the Jefferson County community for its outstanding support of our second annual Back-to-School Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Jefferson County Community SHIPS for YOUTH/Family Connection thanks all of our generous friends for contributing to this event. 
We are thrilled to announce that because of you, more than 350 adults and children had a fun-filled, school-supply, back-packing, exciting and informative day.