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Hall County 4-H Horse Club members competed at a recent State 4-H and Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show held Aug. 1-5 in Perry.

Hall County 4-H Horse Club members competed at the recent State 4-H and Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show held Aug. 1-5 in Perry.

Cody Woodard of Lula, Cloverleaf Division, received second in individual presentation, second in essay contest, second in photo contest, first in Western Pleasure and second in Showmanship. Overall, Cody received third place in Cloverleaf Western Division.

Kristy Barrett of Jefferson, Senior Division, received third place in Hunter Hack Class.

Courtney Woodard, of Lula, Senior Division, competed in public speaking, Western, English and Contesting Division at State 4-H Horse Show.Courtney received third place in individual presentation, fifth place in Western Pleasure, fourth place in Hunter Showmanship, 6th place in Hunter Hack and made finals for Hunter Under Saddle. In the Contesting division, Courtney placed second in Arena race and the Stakes race, third in Barrel Racing and sixth in Polebending.

Having the overall highest placing in the Contesting Division, Courtney was pronounced Champion and will receive a $500 scholarship. In addition to achieving Championship status in Contesting Division, Courtney also received Master status in Contesting Division and was recently recognized at 4-H State Congress, which was held in Atlanta. Being top competitor in Contesting division, Courtney was invited and participated in the 4-H Southern Regional Horse Show, which was hosted by the state of Georgia, and received 4th place in barrel racing.

The 4-H Southern Regional Horse Show consists of 13 states from Florida to Virginia and along southern states extending over to Oklahoma and includes Texas.

To participate in event, participants had to qualify for by placing within top 5 of that division at the State 4-H Horse Show and then were given an invitation to participate within their respective divisions, specifically Western, Hunt Seat and Contesting divisions at the regional show.


The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those involved in the Griffin and Jake Prince Memorial Ride & Classic Car Cruise-In.

The event was a huge success as upwards of 300 bikers, more than 30 classic cars and numerous vendors showed up for the ride.

Sheriff Billy Carlisle would like to thank everyone involved in the event and stated the North Georgia Community really came together for the Prince family in their time of sorrow.

All proceeds were turned over to the Prince family to help offset funeral expenses.


Anna Leigh Stewart, 16, daughter of Kenn and Becky Stewart of Flowery Branch was recently selected to represent Georgia Peach at the 2012 Miss American Teen Pageant.She will attend the event at Disney World in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Teen and scholarships.