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Jackson County contestants to compete in talent show
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The contest for the coveted People’s Choice trophy will be awarded Saturday, Jan. 30, at Jackson County’s Got Talent, but not without your votes.

According to a preliminary vote tally, Tammy Babb — who is singing to support the Rotary Club of Jefferson — could be on the way to taking home another trophy.

She and her partner, Bruce Yates, won the 2014 People’s Choice trophy for Dancing with the Stars — Jackson County Style. After two years of the dancing competition, the Jackson County Arts Council switched things up and expanded it to a talent contest.

Jackson County’s Got Talent will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Jefferson Civic Center. There the quality of competition will be matched by the food, fun and fellowship in addition to fundraising.

Others competing are:

* singer McKenna Brandenburg, representing Braselton Main Street;

* Jenny Ray, who is dancing for Hope Resource Center;

* Mac McKenzie, who is lending his vocal talents for Piedmont CASA;

* the Commerce School of Dance Senior One Troup participating for Commerce Public Library;

* and the Dazzlers, dancing for the East Jackson Comprehensive High School Dance Team.

Support your favorite contestant by visiting and clicking on the name of your choice. Deadline for online voting is Thursday, Jan. 28.

Or cast your ballot for the People’s Choice in person on the night of the show.

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