July 31, 2014 Issue

Athletic Booster Club
The Jefferson County Athletic Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson County High School health room. All head coaches need to attend meeting.


Driver safety class
The AARP Driver Safety Program class on has been changed from Saturday, July 26, to Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Senior Center, Louisville, and will be instructed by Billy Valduga. AARP membership is not required for the course and it is open to all driving ages. The course is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Completion of the course may allow for a discount of 10 percent on automobile insurance. For more information and to sign up, call the office of Billy Valduga at (478) 625-7929.

GC BOE meeting
The Glascock County Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.

Vaccine requirement
Effective July 1, all children born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade in a Georgia public school this fall must receive one dose of TDAP and one dose Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine. This will also affect any new entrant to a Georgia school for the first time in grades eighth through the 12th, and those entering a Georgia school again after an absence of 12 months or one full school year. For more information regarding vaccine requirements and clinic hours, contact the Jefferson County Health Department at (478) 625-3716.

Change of court location
Repairs are scheduled to be made to the county main county courtroom and will continue through the first week in August. While the courtroom is under repair, hearings will be held at Louisville City Hall, 1011 Peachtree Street, Louisville, in the city council’s chamber. Entry to the temporary court room will be through the Louisville Fire Department entrance. Parking will be available in the vacant lot adjacent to city hall.

JC Pre-K registration
The Jefferson County School System will continue Pre-K registration at Wrens Elementary and Louisville Academy Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The program is open to all children in Jefferson County who will be 4 on or before Sept. 1. Parents need to bring the child’s certified birth certificate, immunization record, eye, ear and dental form, Medicaid card, child’s Social Security card, insurance card, proof of income and residency.

TJA PTO yard sale
Thomas Jefferson Academy will hold a PTO yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 a.m. in the gym.

JC Rec Dept activities
The Jefferson County Recreation Department will hold registration for youth soccer, football and cheerleading until Aug. 22. Registration forms may be picked up at the Recreation Department office. For more information, call (478) 625-3383.

LA Gathering
The third Biennial Louisville Academy Gathering is Oct. 17-18. For more information, contact Larry Veatch at larryv8@cox.net or (352) 359-0071.

Jefferson County SHIPS For YOUTH, Inc. is accepting applications for the Workforce Investment ACT Youth Employment Program. Qualifications include applicants must be 17-21 years of age, have low income verifications, and be a high school senior on track to receive diploma in 2015 or out-of-school youth without high school diploma. Applications are available at the SHIPS For YOUTH office, Louisville, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (478) 625-3789 or (762) 245-9940.

National Advocate Program
The National Youth Advocate Program is looking for foster parents. NYAP foster parent benefits include competitive per diem pay based on the need of each child, live support 24 hours a day and free training classes. For more information, call 1-877-692-7226 or visit www.nyap.org.

GC Senior Center openings
The Glascock County Senior Center has slots available for homebound meals, and opening for clients that would like to participate and eat at the center. For more information, call (706) 598-3050.

Schoolhouse Players
The Schoolhouse Players 2014 tickets are available for purchase from The Bookworm, Louisville, Gunn Drugs, Wadley, and Barney’s Pharmacy, Wrens. The 2014 Schedule includes Southern Comforts in September, and That’s Snow Biz in November. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. There is a $1 discount per ticket for groups of 12 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dianne Sharpe at (478) 364-3641 or visit www.theschoolhouseplayers.org.

Hospice volunteers
CareSouth Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers in Jefferson County. For more information on CareSouth’s volunteer program, contact Gemma at (706) 550-9966. Training is free and open to the public.

Rape crisis/sexual assault services
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services through University Health Services, Inc., has a 24 hour crisis line at (706) 724-5200 or call 1-800-656-4673. For more information regarding Jefferson and Burke counties, contact Lavon Wells at (706) 872-9733 or Nickole Ross at (478) 206-2091.


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