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Ron Brechter

Hall County Master Gardener Ron Brechter stands with his possum que shane variety of daylily, which won Best in Show at the recent Daylily and Plant Show at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

Students at Funderful World of Music recently raised more than $16,000 for the Point Hope Foundation. About 130 students participated in the fundraising event, which involved getting sponsors for practice assignments done for the school's spring recital, "To Africa with Love." The money will go to help children at Buduburam, a refugee camp in Ghana.

Banks County has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the state to assist with entrepreneur and small business support with the Banks County Chamber of Commerce. The organization's business classes, the Maximum Series, teach how to start and maintain a successful business.

The county became eligible for this grant when it was designated an "entrepreneur-friendly community" by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This designation indicates a Georgia community is developing an entrepreneur and small business strategic plan and an environment conducive to small business and entrepreneurs.


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