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Braselton police welcome Hall sheriff’s new precinct


(Braselton) Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch was all smiles as he snipped the ribbon officially opening his department’s South Headquarters near the intersection of Friendship and Spout Springs Roads in Braselton. Braselton police chief Terry Esco smiled as well.

The 10,000 square feet building formerly housed a day care center and was purchased by the Hall County sheriff’s department earlier this year. Utilizing in-house and inmate labor, the building was renovated to house 60-80 sheriff department officers.

“This is a monumental change in the way that we do business at the sheriff’s office,” said Couch, “as we’re moving our base of operations out into the communities we serve.”

“We get a lot of calls in this area,” said Chief Esco, “so this will certainly help us coordinate our efforts with the sheriff’s department.”

Photo, left to right: Braselton police chief Terry Esco, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis.




Braselton council salutes graduates of Citizens Academy

(Braselton) Braselton’s mayor and council saluted the graduates of its 2014 Citizens Academy with recognition and a certificate.

The graduates attended one class per month for six months to learn the dynamics of each of the town’s departments. Eight citizens completed the academy.

Commentary from the graduates was effusive in praise: “it was more than what I thought,” “I was pleasantly surprised,” “every class was well-informing,” “an awesome program.”

Braselton hosts its Citizens Academy each year. For additional information, visit www.braselton.net .

Photo, (front) left to right:
Senator Frank Ginn, Peg Sheffield, Troy Purvis, Debbie Purvis, Tom McMurdo, Michelle Comfort, Mark Kriegel and Indria Bashley. (Rear row) Councilmembers Rhonda Stites, Tony Funari, Mayor Bill Orr, Councilmembers Peggy Slappey & Richard Mayberry.


Braselton’s movie under the stars is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(Braselton) Families are poised to enjoy the last movie of the 2014 schedule at the Braselton Park, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” on Saturday, November 8.

The 2014-released movie is described as an action adventure-comedy which runs 101 minutes. The movie is rated PG-13.

It’s darkness over New York City, as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on police and politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles work wear fearless reporter, April O’Neil, and her cameraman to save the city.

Movie fans will delight in the starring roles by Danny Woodburn, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tohuru Masamune.

Concessions are available as patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the free event which begins at dusk. Movies under the Braselton stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for details and other opportunities.


Braselton family history book debuts Friday

(Braselton) A unique history of the storied Braselton family and the development of the town is chronicled in a coffee-table sized book which will debut Friday, October 24, and be autographed by its author.

Dr. Joe Braselton Cook, grandson of one of the town’s founders, lived each summer at his grandparents home in Braselton. “We had supper around sunset and when we finished supper, we went to the front porch which had about a dozen rocking chairs. The adults got the chairs, and we children sat around on the floor and listened with fascination to the conversation. With the darkness of the night coming, I began to experience a picture of my family as people,” he writes.

“The Braselton Family and the Development of the Township and Community” is a genealogical treasure and a labor of love. The 192-page, hardbound book features the family’s colonial roots, its move south and more than one hundred years of progress and progeny. Family trees, photos, interviews and personal knowledge make for an outstanding collector’s item.

Dr. Cook, a retired academician, began his book outline in 2010. “I was developing a backdrop to my own life,” he says, “and what a joyous ride I have had.”

Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library will host Dr. Cook for an exclusive book signing on Friday, October 24, from 1:00-3:00 at the Braselton Library in its historic downtown. The book sells for $50.



Downtown Hoedown set for Braselton

(Braselton) The Braselton Downtown Development Authority’s annual fundraiser, ‘Downtown Hoedown,’ is set for Thursday, October 2, at the Braselton-Stover House in its historic downtown.

BM&K Construction and Engineering is the event’s “Two Step Sponsor,” which will feature a barbeque dinner, music by David Anderson and Deep South and an art auction.

“It is through sponsorships that our downtown program is able to continue giving back to the community, offering economic development opportunities and support to downtown Braselton businesses,” said authority director, Amy Pinnell. “BM&K makes a difference in our community, and we are happy to have them as a sponsor.”

A fabulous evening is planned with country casual dress. Guests will enjoy a moonshine still display, the popular cornhole game, a silent auction featuring art by Linda Griffiths and photos by Sarina Roth, music and dancing.

Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table for ten. The event begins at 6:30 PM. For additional information, telephone 706.684-0369 or e-mail apinnell@braselton.net.



Braselton farmers market features fall fares

(Braselton) Zipper cream peas, red okra, unique cheesecakes, yummy breads and assorted baked goods and homemade hot chocolate mix are featured fall fares as the Braselton Farmers Market continues each Friday.

Located on Harrison Street in the town’s historic downtown, the market is held on Fridays from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

Market patrons are enjoying the freshness of the products presented along with the very special treats. Full information is at www.downtownbraselton.com .




How to Train Your Dragon 2 is Braselton’s movie under the stars

(Braselton) Families will enjoy the next presentation of Braselton’s movie under the stars as it features “How to Train Your Dragon 2” on Saturday, September 20.

The 3D-animated action adventure, released this year, is rated PG and runs 102 minutes in the Braselton Park in its historic downtown. The feature begins at dusk.

Five years after Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless, united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk, they face a new enemy. While an adventure leads to a secret ice cave, Hiccup and Toothless find themselves at the center of a battle for peace. Fans will recognize the celebrity voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler.

Concessions are available as patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the free event. Movies under the Braselton stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional details and other opportunities.

Braselton ‘downtown mystery’ solved

(Braselton) Citizens, shoppers and adventure seekers solved the first annual “Mystery on Main Street” and Nancy Little won the winning entry drawing.

Nineteen downtown businesses and the library hosted clue locations and entrants retrieved letters at each venue that helped solve the familiar phrase, “Let’s go Downtown Braselton!” Completed entry forms were entered into the drawing. Little won a gift basket that included a $50 gift certificate to use downtown along with items donated by participating businesses.

“A friend is a business owner, and she encouraged me. It was an interesting challenge and an opportunity to visit all the businesses,” she said. “I made a day of it and look forward to next year’s mystery.”


The Downtown Development office also awarded ten mystery mugs to Faith, Ava and Elly Wasden, Jake Patterson, Morgan Jarrett, Susan Jackson, Sarah Parchert, Karen Mayberry, Richard Goldman and Benjamin Marshall.

Authority director Amy Pinnell cited the Edward Jones Investment Company, office of Ralph Brooks, for special support of the promotion and winner of the online ‘Mug Shot’ contest.


Top Photo: Nancy Little

Bottom Photo: Suzy Stevenson, Ralph Brooks, Jr. & Amy Pinnell





Braselton sleuths search for “Mystery on Main” puzzle

(Braselton) Entries are arriving from sleuths in Braselton who are finding puzzle pieces to construct a winning entry in the “Mystery on Main Street” contest.

Entry forms are available at nineteen downtown businesses and the library. Each locale presents one letter of the puzzle necessary to construct the winning phrase. It’s a fabulous family opportunity.

Jake Patterson, 24, a regular Braselton Library patron, completed his entry form with excitement.

The contest ends August 22 and the winning entry will be drawn August 26. For additional information, visit www.downtownbraselton.com .






Braselton’s movie under the stars is Rio 2

(Braselton) While millions throughout the world watched the World Cup soccer matches in Rio de Janeiro, movie fans can enjoy spectacularly familiar special effects in the animated adventure comedy of Rio 2 in Braselton on Saturday, August 23.

Rio 2 is presented under the stars of the Braselton Park on Harrison Street at dusk. It is a sequel to the 2011 original movie, and the 101-minute feature is rated G.

With an enormous celebration in the macaw community of Rio de Janeiro, Blu, Jewel and their three kids venture into the Amazon jungle to reconnect with their bird nature and discover peril and pleasure. One reviewer described the film with “screwball humor and madcap mischief.”

Rio 2 celebrates song and dance through a kaleidoscopic burst of colors in the family atmosphere of the park. Concessions and baked goods are available as patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the free event which begins at dusk.

Movies under the stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional details.


Downtown Braselton presents “Mystery on Main Street”

Mystery on Main Street

(Braselton) During August, downtown businesses in Braselton will host its “Mystery on Main Street” family-themed campaign.

Free entry forms are available at the businesses or at the Downtown Development Office on Frances Street, next door to Northeast Georgia Bank.

Patrons will receive an entry form, map of the downtown and the mystery phrase. At each of the twenty business locations, visitors will find their mug and receive a puzzle piece. Collecting all puzzle pieces will solve the mystery phrase.

The campaign begins August 8 and ends August 22. A winning entry will be drawn and receive a fabulous gift basket which includes $50 gift certificate and much more.

Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for full information.


Braselton movie fans to enjoy “The LEGO Movie” in the park

(Braselton) Movie fans will delight in the animated adventure comedy, The Lego Movie, on Saturday, July 19 at dusk in the Braselton Park.

The 100-minute movie is rated PG as Emmet, a LEGO mini-figure is the key to saving the LEGO universe. He and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business. Fans will recognize the familiar voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pratt as Emmet.

Concessions and baked goods are available as movie patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for a family-friendly evening. Braselton Park is located on Harrison Street in the town’s historic downtown. The movie series is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional information.






Braselton readies for festival, parade, fireworks on July 4

(Braselton) Downtown Braselton is ready to celebrate the nation’s history and freedoms hosting a fabulous festival, parade and fireworks Friday.
 
Families will enjoy the music of Ivan Duke between 4:00 and 6:00 pm as well as the performance by Southern Accent beginning at 7:00 pm in the downtown park on Harrison Street. Crafts, food and children’s activities will be presented.

The patriotic parade will assemble at the Braselton Tech Center and travel into the downtown area and park beginning at 6:00 PM. Decorated Army veteran, Command Sergeant Major Bart Womack, is the grand marshal.

Fireworks will be launched at dusk. Prime viewing areas will be the West Jackson Primary school, Hoschton Park or in downtown Braselton. The festival, parade and fireworks are free to all who attend.

Families may monitor the Visitors’ Bureau Facebook page for updates and weather reports at www.facebook.com/DowntownBraselton .



Braselton seeks July 4 parade entries

July 4 2014 Festival and Fireworks in Downtown Braselton, GA(Braselton) Entries are being accepted for the fabulous July 4 parade to celebrate America’s freedoms in downtown Braselton.

Churches, civic clubs, schools, military personnel or units, veterans’ organizations, business organizations and businesses are invited to enter the parade.

“Celebrate Braselton” is this year’s theme. Festivities will begin at 4:00 with a patriotic festival with live musical entertainment in the town’s park with the parade beginning at 6:00. At dusk, a fireworks extravaganza will be staged. The parade, festival and fireworks are free.

Contact Amy Pinnell at 706.684-0369 or apinnell@braselton.net for full information; parade entry forms may be accessed at www.braseltonevents.com .







Movie fans to enjoy “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” in Braselton

(Braselton) Families will enjoy Braselton’s next movie under the stars, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, on Saturday, June 14 in the historic downtown park.

The 91-minute feature is rated PG. It is an animated adventure splashed with science fiction and comedy.

Canine Mr. Peabody uses a time machine to embark on an outrageous adventure. When the machine is borrowed by Sherman, he rips a hole in the universe creating havoc with world history. Peabody must mount the rescue! Familiar voices are Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Max Charles and Mel Gibson.

Braselton Park is located on Harrison Street. Movies begin at dusk and baked goods and concessions are available. The movie series is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional information.



A summer triple play – Subway, libraries, kids

Subway - Braselton, GA(Braselton) Libraries across Georgia are partnering again with the Atlanta Braves and its summer reading program, “Home Run Readers,” presented by Subway.

The outreach program encourages students to build a love for reading, reduce any learning loss during non-school months and advance their reading skills as well.

Terry Wilburn and Shirley Barlow of the Braselton Subway on GA 53 are enthusiastic supporters of the program.

“Summer reading, baseball and Subway are a winning combination,” says Braves VP Jim Allen. And the director of the Braselton Library, Bev Adkins, adds “it’s a triple play for the home team!”

Students in grades K-12 may earn readers’ rewards for reading books and completing an online activity. Reward tickets may be redeemed for certain games in June, July, August or September. Complete program rules, a list of suggested titles and registration forms are at www.braves.com/reading .

Photo:
Brothers Dodge (4), Cannon (6) and Hunter (12) Beck of Braselton with Subway Manager Shirley Barlow


Braselton’s Movies under the Stars features “Walking with Dinosaurs”

(Braselton) The 2014 movie series under the Braselton stars debuts with “Walking with Dinosaurs” on Saturday, May 17 in the downtown park.

The popular movie series is free and begins at dusk. Chairs or blankets are welcomed. Vendors will offer treats, and the Braselton Lions Club will sell baked goods and concession items.

“Walking with Dinosaurs” is a 2013 release rated PG. The 87-minute feature is an animated family adventure. For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. It is the ultimate immersive experience to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, when an underdog dinosaur triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

Braselton Park is on Harrison Street in the town’s historic downtown. The movie series is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional opportunities and information.


Library Friends celebrate state honor

(Braselton) Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library celebrated being named “Fabulous Friends of 2013,” an award bestowed by the Friends of Georgia Libraries.

Friends’ president Dan Aldridge shared the crystal plaque with the membership and guests at Higher Grounds Coffee House in Braselton. Among the guests were Beth McIntyre of the Piedmont Library System of which the Braselton Library is a member and Bev Adkins, manager of the Braselton Library.

“This award is given to the best friends’ organization in Georgia. Our organization was the unanimous choice of the Board of Friends of Georgia Libraries,” Aldridge said. “Our amazingly large cast of enthusiastic members and energetic volunteers, supported by the Piedmont Regional Library and many local businesses, made this achievement possible.”

The Braselton Library is located at 15 Brassie Lane in the historic downtown.

Photo: Dan Aldridge with award




Braselton Adopt-A-Stream earns state honor


Braselton volunteer group

(Braselton) Georgia’s largest volunteer cleanup program, Rivers Alive, named the Braselton Adopt-A-Stream program as the state’s best group working to improve waterways, ‘one trash bag at a time.’

The award ceremony at Zoo Atlanta recognized individuals and groups for leadership and noted that more than 27,000 volunteers cleaned more than 1800 miles of waterways. Rivers Alive is a program of the Georgia Department of Resources Environmental Protection Division. “Rivers Alive cleanups provide important opportunities for citizens to make a big difference while volunteering just a few hours of their time,” said EPD director, Jud Turner.

In Braselton, the volunteer group is coordinated by Environmental Specialist, Yvette Wise. She reported collecting trash, tires, paint and a propane tank totaling 815 pounds from the creeks, Mulberry River and local roadsides. “We couldn’t do this work without all the volunteers and sponsors.”

The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

Pic, left to right: Matt Treeter of Barrow County, Yvette Wise & Roy McHaney of Braselton & Lynn Cobb of Rivers Alive.


Braselton proclaims "Teresa Simms Day"

Teresa Simms - 100th Birthday, Braselton, GA(Braselton) Braselton Mayor Bill Orr presented a special proclamation to Teresa Simms on the occasion of her 100th birthday recently.

Mrs. Simms, a New York native, worked as a nurse for twenty-six years and is now retired to Braselton near her family. The proclamation cited the noted aspects of her life and of 1914 with the onset of World War I, the opening of the Panama Canal and the first season for a baseball rookie, Babe Ruth.

"She now joins an elite society of American centenarians, the largest of its kind in the world, which doubled in number during recent decades," Orr said. "The Town salutes and commemorates a century of a good and faithful servant."





Braselton honors volunteer-appointees during Georgia Cities Week

(Braselton) Cities across the state celebrated “Georgia Cities Week” to highlight the excellence of municipal services, salute volunteers and to celebrate good living in towns and cities.

Braselton’s Mayor and Council hosted a special reception at Chateau Elan to honor its volunteer appointees to the Downtown Development Authority, Urban Redevelopment Agency, Visitors Bureau Authority, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Ethics Commission.

Town staff included Manager Jennifer Dees, Assistant police chief Lou Solis, Planning Director Kevin Keller and DDA director, Amy Pinnell. Dees said, “We truly appreciate all the volunteers who work tirelessly to assist the Town making Braselton a great place to work, live, learn and play. We couldn’t do it without them!” .”

Appointees serve for two, four or six-year terms to the various authorities. Georgia Cities Week is an annual celebration coordinated by the Georgia Municipal Association.



Top Photo:
Josh Fenn, Jackson Area Chamber; Jennifer Dees


Middle Photo:
Mayor Bill Orr; Alan Slovin, Planning Commission; Doug Rollins, Chateau Elan


Bottom Photo:
Kevin Keller; Tony Price, Planning Commission





 

 

Artistic Expressions Salon opens in downtown Braselton

(Braselton) The downtown Braselton business district continues to flourish with the official opening of Artistic Expressions Hair Salon on Davis Street.
Artistic Expressions - Braselton, GATracy Brandenburg and her staff offer haircuts, color enhancements, texture services, waxings, facials, extensions and specialty services for brides. The salon received the ‘Best of Jackson’ people’s choice award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“We specialize in creative designs with a personal experience, said Brandenburg. The full-service salon prides itself on advanced education, trends and styles.” The salon is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Braselton Downtown Development Authority hosted an official ribbon cutting for the new salon last week. Additional information is available at www.artisticexpressionshair.com or by calling 706.824-0224.





Photo, left to right: Sally Beggs, Clay Eubanks, Jordan Brandenburg, Peggy Kriegel, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Tracy Brandenburg, Robbie Bettis, Jamie King, Cheri Huff, Katie Hill and Amanda Davis.
 

MIZUNO USA TO OPEN DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN THE TOWN OF BRASELTON

Braselton, Ga. (March 11, 2014) - Mizuno USA, a global leader in sports apparel, footwear and equipment, announces the relocation of all distribution facilities and manufacturing operations to a 520,000 square-foot facility in Braselton, Georgia by 2015.

"Mizuno USA is excited to make the move to Braselton in 2015," said Bob Puccini, President of Mizuno USA, Inc. and Director of Mizuno Corporation. "This investment is a critical next step for our business to be able to service the dynamic, omni-channel supply needs of our customers and consumers. The location, supportive infrastructure as well as the facility space options made Barrow County the optimal solution to support our expected growth."

The facility will merge Mizuno's two existing distribution center facilities to service all Mizuno USA divisions. Current Mizuno employees will transition to the new facility in late 2014 following building renovations.

"The Town of Braselton welcomes Mizuno USA to our community," said Mayor, Bill Orr. "We are excited about the jobs that Mizuno will create. I am personally pleased to have Mizuno as one of our corporate members and look forward to working with their management team to secure our Town's reputation as a great place to live, work and play," said Orr.

Town Manager, Jennifer Dees, gives credit to the newly formed Barrow County Economic Development Department and their coordination with the Town of Braselton for making this project a reality. "We appreciate the hard work and cooperation shown by Guy Herring of Barrow County's Economic Development Department, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, Barrow County Development Authority, and Duke Realty." said Dees.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Mizuno USA to Barrow County", said Commission Chairman, Pat Graham. "We appreciate their investment and also the job opportunities they bring to Barrow County".

"The new Braselton Distribution Center provides Mizuno with capabilities needed to provide best-in-class supply chain services across the country," said Josh Creasman, Vice President of Supply Chain. "Our customers will benefit from the multi-million dollar infrastructure investments Mizuno is making in technology and automation solutions focused on supporting an ever changing marketplace. Further, Mizuno worked very diligently with surrounding Atlanta County municipalities through the site selection process. Barrow County Economic Development Department developed creative solutions to further support the decision of Mizuno to choose business friendly Barrow County."

The manufacturing and distribution center will have 150 full time positions and bring seasonal work opportunities starting in 2015.


Hitachi Power Tools Relocates US Headquarters to Braselton, GA

Norcross, GA. March 11, 2014 - Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd (d.b.a. Hitachi Power Tools) today announced that their US Headquarters will relocate from Norcross to Braselton, GA effective late Fall 2014. The move supports the company's plans to consolidate warehouses on the east coast, improve workplace efficiency as well as prepare for expected future growth.


The 540,000-square foot facility in Braselton offers a state-of-the-art cross dock facility with unmatched accessibility with I-85 interchanges to the north and south, and a newly rerouted State Route 124 improving trucking access to I-85. This new location is ideal to maximize warehousing efficiency and provide the over 100 current Hitachi employees with a professional work environment in an exciting area of Georgia that is experiencing its own growth and development.

Hitachi Power Tools opened its US headquarters in the mid 1980's in Norcross selling pneumatic nailers for residential construction. Over the years, Hitachi Power Tools has expanded its product offering to include an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. Hitachi customers include independent channel tool distributors and also home center businesses like Lowes, Home Depot, Sears and Menards as well as online retailers like Amazon. The need for warehousing efficiency has become a major instigator for the move so that Hitachi can better service customers and prepare for future growth potential around North America and the Caribbean.

"We are looking forward to re-locating our US headquarters to Braselton and into this incredible facility that will really meet our growing needs," said Hitachi Power Tools Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Joe Leffler. "Braselton is an ideal location for our business and Jackson County has received us with open arms. We look forward settling into the area and seeing what the future holds."

HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A.
Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Norcross, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan, a subsidiary within Hitachi Ltd. For more information on Hitachi Power Tools, please visit www.hitachipowertools.com

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) consolidated revenues totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.


Rockin’ the Green 5K seeks runners in Braselton

(Braselton) The Braselton Downtown Development Authority launches its “Rockin’ the Streets Week” with a 5K race on Saturday, March 15 in its historic downtown.

Registration is $25, and each pre-registered runner receives a tee shirt. Electronic registration is available at http://register.runnersfit.com/ . The race begins at the historic Braselton Brothers store, and all proceeds from the race will assist the town green project.

Additional information is available at www.downtownbraselton.com or by calling Peggy Kriegel at 404.380-3299.

Braselton is Georgia’s 8th safest city

(Braselton) The Town of Braselton ranks as Georgia's eighth safest city according to a research of crime data, population and related factors such as unique safety initiatives and security programs.

The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” list this week. Specifically citing Braselton, the report said, “Braselton has come together and figured out how to all but erase violent crimes from its city limits.” The report indicated only six reported violent crimes during 2012.

SafeWise security analysis and report author, Carolyn Heneghan, said “What’s most impressive to me about a state like Georgia is the collective dedication to both personal and community safety. Of the fifty cities we recognized, it’s not just the small towns, but the bigger cities too, that all take part in keeping themselves, their neighbors and their children safe.”

Braselton Mayor Bill Orr is thrilled with the ranking. “Braselton is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Public safety is the highest priority that takes a combined effort of our citizens, our public safety system and our dedicated public officials. I am beyond proud of our town.”

SafeWise is a community-focused security organization and its report provides resources to help make homes and communities a safer place. The full report is available at www.safewise.com/blog/50-safest-cities-georgia/ .

Photo, left to right:
Braselton Assistant Chief Lou Solis & Chief Terry Esco

Braselton Tile & Interior Design Center cuts ribbon

(Braselton) Sisters Amanda King and Angie McElvery collaborated to provide superior customer service, honesty and consistency as the ceremonial ribbon was cut at Braselton Tile & Interior Design in the town's historic downtown.

"We strive to provide a unique offering of flooring, tile and home decor," says King, "plus travels and relationships throughout the Southeast allowed me to develop a vast knowledge of the marketplace and material offerings." The center is located at 9924 Davis Street and is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 AM until 5 PM and on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2:00. Contact the center at 706.684-4009 or www.braseltontileinteriors.com . "Our vision is not only a solid business structure, but becoming part of the family and friends which make Braselton what is it today," added King.

Photo, left to right:
Sally Beggs, Cindy Green, Robbie Bettis and Peggy Kriegel of the Downtown Development Authority; Kevin Phillips, Savannah Phillips, Amanda King, Angie McElvery of Braselton Tile & Interior Design Center; Cindy Phillips (DDA), Tony Funari and Richard Mayberry of the Braselton Town Council.

The Still Point Photography opens in Braselton

(Braselton) The Still Point Photography specializes in weddings, engagements, newborn or children's and family photos in downtown Braselton and celebrated its ribbon-cutting recently.

As named, the studio captures the "still point" of a turning world. Heather Lee is the owner/operator at 54 Henry Street.

"My work is grown from the love and passion for preserving moments. I have a true understanding of the importance, and I love to capture the beauty in everything and everyone," she says.

Still Point Photography hours are by appointment only. Contact Heather at 678.382-9548 or visit www.thestillpointphotography.com .

Braselton's Downtown Development director, Amy Pinnell, added "here is another success in our downtown, and we're anxiously building upon our successes for a comprehensive downtown experience here."

Photo: Rhonda K, Stites, Councilman Richard Mayberry, Mayor Bill Orr, Heather Lee and DDA members Peggy Kriegel, Cheri Huff and Sally Beggs.


Braselton's Dudley Ray honored for Council service

(Braselton) Veteran councilman Dudley C. Ray was honored at the close of his last official meeting Tuesday after serving sixteen years on the Braselton Town Council.

Tributes and toasts were offered by Town Manager Jennifer Dees, Barrow Commission chair (and former Braselton Mayor) Pat Graham, Jerry Hood of Engineering Management and Mayor Bill Orr.

Ray made the symbolic last motion of the meeting, saving "I make a motion, with pride and honor, to adjourn!"

Many friends of the Rays attended the reception hosted by the Town Council.




Volunteers make ‘Rivers Alive’ cleanup successful

Braselton GA - Rivers Alive

(Braselton) A portion of the Mulberry River, street sides and the RiverWalk trail are far cleaner as a result of volunteers’ work during the annual ‘Rivers Alive’ day in Braselton.

More than forty people donned boots, gloves and cleanup gear and spread across targeted river and stream corridors under the direction of joint leadership of: Braselton’s environmental specialist Yvette Wise, Barrow County Stormwater director Matt Treeter and Roy and Tina McHaney who always help with the planning, participation and clean up in these events. This time they shared their tradition with their new grandson, James Hansen, the youngest volunteer at three months old who had his own t- shirt printed for the event!

Groups included 4-H members from Barrow County, Braselton Girl Scout troop 1630, a group of 7th grade boys from East Jackson Middle school, the Bain family & friends, Barrow County Commissioner Joe Goodman and his son Grant as well as many others who generously came out in the cold to help clean up.

“Our goal is to get new folks involved and raise a heightened awareness of water quality issues in our local watershed and environment,” Wise says, “Our volunteers were terrific and, each year, participation grows.” We always try to give away door prizes and serve lunch to everyone who participates. Our thanks to our many donors and sponsors, we were able to do that again."

Rivers Alive netted more than 470 pounds of trash and debris from the work sites. The next event is planned for early spring. Volunteers may reach Wise at ywise@braselton.net .



BULLI classes set for winter term in Braselton

(Braselton) Five fabulous classes are set for the winter term of the Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) in downtown Braselton. Registration is underway and forms are available at the Braselton Town Hall. Each class costs $40 for BULLI members. Classes begin January 6 and end February 21.

From Advertising to Zoning – A Small Business Primer will be offered on Mondays at 4:30. This course covers the basics of starting a business, constructing a business plan, legal applications, funding sources, site selection and marketing. Self Defense for Women is offered on Tuesdays at 1:00. Myths and misconceptions regarding attack situations are discussed as well as avoidance techniques; the course is graded for women of any age and fitness level. Masters of Impressionism fills the Wednesday learning opportunities at 10:00. Discover and grow from the works of Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir or Cezanne, all master painters who departed from the styles of the past. While the focus in on paintings, political and social climates of the day are part of the alluring discussions. The Power of Parable is the Thursday offering at 1:00. The literary art form seeks to convey a message, sets examples, teaches morals or challenges perceptions of reality. Also on Thursdays at 4:30 is Make A Needle Felted Doll. Students will learn the basics of needle felting and create a unique doll. This class requires a $30 fee for necessary supplies.

Braselton BULLI classes are conducted in the Municipal Court building (lower level) and are proudly sponsored by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority and the Downtown Development Authority.

For additional information, telephone 706.654-5720 or visit www.brenau.edu/lifetimestudy .



Steffman named Braselton PD captain

(Braselton) Michael Steffman is the Braselton Police Department’s new captain according to Chief Terry Esco.

Steffman attended Davidson County Community College before earning his P.O.S.T. certification from the Georgia Police Academy. He was worked in law enforcement for fourteen years with the last nine years in Braselton.

An advocate of community policing, Steffman says “it gives the public a better understanding of our jobs and citizens are open to the personal feeling of the Braselton Police Department. We stress visibility; after all, much of our work is not adversarial.”

Since his promotion, Steffman has been cross-training and learning the administrative functions of the department. The 37-year-old recognizes the role as having more opportunity to communicate and work with law enforcement agencies in other cities and counties as well as state and federal agencies.

Chief Terry Esco said, “Captain Steffman brings with him many years of patrol and criminal investigation experience, and he has built a good rapport with the community. His knowledge and skills make him a great asset to this department.”

“I am looking forward to being more hands-on, assisting the entire department and, of course, keeping Braselton safe,” Steffman added.




Braselton’s first photo contest winners

(Braselton) Winners of the Braselton Downtown Development Authority’s first-ever photo contest are announced.

Morgan Lytle of Hoschton captured the historic image of the Braselton school bell on the lawn of the Town Hall. “It was early morning with light through the trees which produced a warm, inviting image,” she said. Lytle won a complimentary stay at Chateau Elan.

Lynn Tillett of Jefferson won second and third place honors. “It’s a view from Brassie Lane in downtown which captured a beautiful sunrise behind the trees.” Her third place photo depicted the stately rocking chairs on the porch of the Braselton-West Jackson Library. “Everyone loves a porch – what’s more inviting?” Tillett won a dinner at Café Elan and a round of golf as her prizes.

The ‘viewer’s choice’ prize went to Bryan Nowak who captured the iconic, aging barns dutifully presided over by the former farm’s bell. Viewer’s choice selection was via the Downtown Braselton Facebook page.

Commenting on the contest, Tillett said, “It was easy and so much fun. I met people walking around town.” Lytle added, “It’s hard not to see something beautiful in Braselton.”

First, second and third place winners were recognized and honored by the Downtown Development Authority.

Top Picture (left to right): Robbie Bettis, Clay Eubanks, Lynn Tillett, Peggy Kriegel, Morgan Lytle, Cindy Green, Cheri Huff and Sally Beggs.

Bottom Picture (clockwise): Viewer’s choice award, first place – school bell in gazebo, second place – downtown sunrise, third place – rockers.




Braselton welcomes new businesses

(Braselton) Ceremonial ribbon cuttings were held for two of Braselton's newest businesses adding to the economic vitality of its downtown.

The Ivy Cottage on Brassie Lane features handmade jewelry, local art, soaps, lotions, salts, home decor and accessory items. Connie Conrad is the owner and believes "a gift from the heart should be unique and given with genuine love." Hours are 10:00-5:00 Tuesday thru Saturday. Many will remember the quaint location as the town's former barber shop!
The shop telephone is 706.362-5711.

Kristi's Country Store is also on Brassie Lane featuring antiques, collectibles, daily lunch, old-fashioned candies and soft drinks along with local art. Kristi McCook started collecting country store items as a hobby and formerly owned a sandwich shop in Lawrenceville. "I was fortunate enough to find the perfect building in Braselton to fulfill my dream of owning a country store with a restaurant," she says. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-6:00 and Sundays noon to 5:00. The store telephone is 706.824-9917.

Mayor Bill Orr welcomed the stores at their ribbon cuttings, saying "It is great to see the revitalization of our downtown area realized. The opening of these businesses helps define the vibrancy of our downtown area."

Members of the Braselton Downtown Development Authority helped welcome the new businesses. For additional information, visit www.DowntownBraselton.com.

Top Picture: Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates, Connie Conrad, Downtown Development Authority chair Peggy Kriegel and Mayor Bill Orr.

Bottom Picture: Jackson County Commissioner Bruce Yates, Braselton Councilman Richard Mayberry, Downtown Development Authority chair Peggy Kriegel, Kristi McCook, Stacie Ricketts and Mayor Bill Orr.



Braselton presents "The Croods" under the stars

(Braselton) Braselton's movies under the stars' series features "The Croods" on Saturday, September 21 in the park in historic downtown.

The prehistoric, computer-animated comedy adventure introduces the world's first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, they are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover a new world.

The 98-minute film is rated PG and features the voices of Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.

Movies are presented free of charge at dusk by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. Blankets or chairs are welcomed. Vendors will offer treats, and the Braselton Lions Club presents baked goods and concessions. Braselton Park is located on Harrison Street. Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for additional opportunities.





Congressman interviewed by Jackson students

Congressman Doug Collins(Braselton) Two Jackson County Comprehensive High School students from the school's videography class interviewed Congressman Doug Collins as he participated in a groundbreaking ceremony in Braselton.

Kristin Betz and Patrick Kral of Denise Wilbanks' class conducted an exclusive interview and filmed the ceremony which followed. Betz and Kral posed three questions to the Congressman: How is being a freshman in the US Congress like being a freshman in high school? The Congress is in official session in Washington eight or nine month each year -- where is your family during this time? What are the issues that the Congress must address which directly affect high school students across the nation?

"The students did a marvelous job," says Braselton Town Manager, Jennifer Dees. "They were prepared and poised, and we hope this experience helps them with their current and future plans." Congressman Collins was the special guest of the Town of Braselton to celebrate its StreetScape progress.




Braselton celebrates StreetScape groundbreaking

Braselton Town Manager Jennifer Dees
(Braselton) The Town of Braselton celebrated another chapter in its long-range visioning process by hosting a traditional groundbreaking ceremony for its StreetScape project.


Congressman Doug Collins was the Town's featured guest along with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden and board member Jamie Boswell.
Mayor Bill Orr commented, "This is another step in our visioning process which began twenty years ago. We've partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation to realign the state highways through downtown and now partner in this StreetScape project to build safe sidewalks, signage, pedestrian plazas, public parking and what is described as our 'sensitive makeover' downtown.
Congressman Collins complimented town officials for the vision and beautification, indicating both are key elements of economic recovery and long term progress in many small towns of northeast Georgia.
BM&K of Jackson County is the general contractor for the StreetScape project with an estimated completion date of late fall.

Pic  on right: Congressman Doug Collins, Town Manager Jennifer Dees



Wreck It Ralph is Braselton's movie


Wreck It RalphBraselton's movie under the stars features "Wreck It Ralph" on Saturday, July 20, at dusk in the city's park on Harrison Street.

The 108-minute film is rated PG. Nominated for an Oscar, "Wreck It Ralph" is an animated adventure-comedy whose video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. The voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer are heard in lead roles.

Movies under the stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. Refreshments from vendors are available, and patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

www.braseltonfestivals.com
www.downtownbraselton.com



Braselton Council honors Marvin Stover


Celebrate Braselton - Downtown Braselton, GA(Braselton) The Braselton Town Council honored its first chairman of the Downtown Development Authority as he retires from the board after serving four years.

Mayor Bill Orr and the Town Council presented Marvin Stover with a resolution citing his leadership accomplishments as chair of the Authority. Marvin and his wife, Mary, are owners of the Braselton-Stover House in the town's historic downtown.

Photo - left to right: Councilman Richard Mayberry, Marvin Stover, Mayor Bill Orr, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey and Councilman Tony Funari



Photo contest opens in Braselton


Celebrate Braselton - Downtown Braselton, GA (Braselton) The Braselton Downtown Development Authority announces an online photo contest for amateur and professional photographers.

Adopting the theme “Braselton: An American Hometown,” photographers may submit up to three photos until July 20. In recent years, Braselton garnered the distinction of “Trendsetter City of Excellence” and an “American Dream Town” as well as notice as an “All American City.”

Photos may include landscapes or buildings or appropriate subject matter taken sometime within the past year. Finalists will be chosen by the DDA board and photos will be displayed prominently about town during August. The top three judged photos and a viewer’s choice from the most “likes” on the Facebook page will receive prizes. Full contest details are posted at www.downtownbraselton.net .

Enter by visiting www.facebook.com/DowntownBraselton. Simply give the location of the photo; finalists will be notified via Facebook message. Additional information is available from the DDA office at 706.684-0369.



Braselton festival, parade honor military and freedoms


Celebrate Braselton - Downtown Braselton, GA (Braselton) The 2013 edition of “Celebrate Braselton” features special honors for the nation’s military and the freedoms we enjoy fought for and won by the world’s greatest military might.

Sergeant Nicholas Bugliari is this year’s parade grand marshal. Bugliari is a US Army Ranger stationed at Camp Merrill north of Dahlonega, home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion.

While deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, he served as an assistant team leader with the 18th Airborne Corps Long Range Surveillance company. He also graduated from the Army Ranger School, Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance leader course and the Army Sniper School. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Ranger Tab.

The 2013 “Celebrate Braselton” features a festival in the historic town park beginning at 4:00 PM with the parade at 6:00 on GA 53. Festival vendors include various arts, crafts and food vendors from around the area.

At dusk, a spectacular fireworks display will be launched from West Jackson Intermediate School. Festivities are sponsored by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. For additional information, visit www.braseltonfestivals.com .




Nannie’s Children’s Garden in full bloom in Braselton

Nannie's Garden - Downtown Braselton, GA(Braselton) Nannie’s Children’s Garden in Braselton historic downtown is “in full bloom and flourishing” in its third year.

Junior Master Gardener students plant, nourish, maintain and sell beautiful sunflowers, dahlias, calilillies, oriental lilies, cucumbers, red and green cabbage, radishes and more.

“In about two weeks, we’ll feature twenty varieties of tomatoes and thirteen varieties of peppers,” says Dave Rusk who created the program adjacent to the Braselton Library on Brassie Lane. He coordinates the adult volunteers and students who work in the garden and learn from their experiences.

During June and July, vegetables and cut flowers are sold each Friday from 10:00 until noon at the garden. Proceeds provide funds for plants, seeds and supplies. Visitors are welcome to the garden at any time to tour the flower and vegetable plantings.




Two businesses celebrate ribbon-cutting ceremonies in downtown Braselton

(Braselton) Two businesses celebrated a traditional ribbon-cutting in downtown Braselton recently. The Braselton Downtown Development Authority hosted the ceremonies.

Braselton Gallery - Fine and Folk Art in Downtown Braselton,GAThe Braselton Gallery is located at 36 Frances Street in downtown Braselton, just 1/4 mile east of I-85. Braselton Gallery features folk art and fine art including; decorative and functional pottery, oil and acrylic paintings, graphite drawings, knitted items, alpaca and mohair yarn, beaded bracelets and necklaces, custom handmade wood jewelry and keepsake boxes, mirrors, stained glass panels and ornaments, metal sculpture, painted gourds, photography, custom wood furniture, yard art, Americana art and wooden American flags, and many other art pieces.

Braselton Gallery also offers matting and framing services.
For additional information, visit www.braseltongallery.com, www.facebook.com/braseltongallery or phone 678.960-8977.

Photo, left to right: Town Manager Jennifer Dees, Sue Compton, Karen Beckstine , Cheri Huff, Peggy Kriegel, Jackie White, Robbie Bettis, Debra Swantek , Cindy Green, Braselton Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Jen Dick, Lynn Page and Marvin Stover.

Elements A Day Spa - Massages and Facials in Downtown Braselton, GAElements is a Day Spa located on Brassie Lane in historic downtown. The spa offers affordable facials and massages to help promote health and wellness in mind, body and soul. The one hour Classic Facial or one hour Swedish Massage is a specialty treat. Gift certificates and gift baskets are for sale. The spa also offers deep tissue massage, chair massage, anti-aging facials and much more! Contact Elements at 770.871-1014 or drop by for a visit.

Photo, left to right: Janice Crisp/Massage therapist, Tina Nash/Esthetician, Cheri Huff - owner, Braselton Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Michael Jones/Massage Therapist. Middle row Marvin Stover – DDA, Cindy Green – DDA and Pam Slappey. Back row Town Manager Jennifer Dees, Robbie Bettis – DDA and Peggy Kriegel – DDA

Braselton Councilwoman Peggy Slappey cut each ceremonial ribbon and said, "We are delighted with these new businesses in our downtown, and we pledge to be a good partner toward their success." 



Braselton Presents “Escape from Planet Earth” as Movie Under Stars

   (Braselton)  Braselton’s popular movies under the stars' series begins anew this year with “Escape from Planet Earth” on Saturday evening, June 15.  

The 2013 release is rated PG and is an animated adventure which runs 89 minutes in the Braselton Park in its historic downtown.  

The story takes place on planet Baab where astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population.  Mastering daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother who heads mission control at BASA.  The movie stars Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry and Jessica Alba.  

Movies are presented free of charge at dusk for families and children.  Blankets or chairs are welcomed.  Vendors will offer snow cones, funnel cakes, egg rolls and dairy treats.  The Braselton Lions Club presents baked goods.  

The 2013 movie series is presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.  For additional information on the movie series, visit www.braseltonfestivals.com .




Photos - Henk Evers of Chateau Elan & Braselton Councilwoman Peggy B. Slappey
Mayor Bill Orr, Councilman Tony Funari & GDOT District Engineer Bayne Smith


Braselton celebrates Georgia Cities Week

(Braselton) Thousands of visitors enjoyed the events and festivities in downtown Braselton as part of Georgia Cities Week.

Mayor Bill Orr and the Town Council hosted the 'salute to business' reception at Town Hall for all businesses.
Braselton police officers accepted expired prescription drugs as part of the 'National Prescription Take-Back Day.'
Finally, the largest Antique and Gardening Festival ever was staged in Braselton Park.


Photos- Officer Mark Berry, Officer Johnny Alemany & Assistant Chief Lou Solis
Braselton Gallery during the Antique & Gardening Festival


Kennedy interns with Braselton police

(Braselton) A University of Georgia senior, Jack Kennedy, is interning with the Braselton Police Department this semester.  

Kennedy is learning all aspects of the department as required in his criminal justice studies at UGA. He has experienced patrol duties, criminal investigations, courts and administration.

"This opportunity provides a look at the real world to see if this is actually what one wants to do; it's a test run," he said.

Kennedy will graduate in May and hopes to utilize his degree, knowledge and skills in the military.

30 Left, Chief Terry Esco; right, Jack Kennedy


Braselton collects for tornado victims in northwest Georgia

(Braselton) Braselton employees are collecting needed relief items to transport to victims of the tornado which damaged Calhoun and Adairsville in northwest Georgia.  

Donations are being accepted at Town Hall (4982 Highway 53) until Monday during business hours. According to the Gordon County EMA, items of highest need are canned food, baby formula, diapers, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, work gloves, sheets, contractor-grade trash bags and blankets.

"Georgians need our help," said Mayor Bill Orr, "so here is our way of helping those in need."

Photo (left) Mayor Bill Orr and (right) Mayor Pro Tem Richard Mayberry.


Braselton Citizens Academy graduates  

(Braselton)  The second annual Citizens Academy of Braselton graduated two citizens who completed their studies.  

Ed Roach and Fred Irvin were recognized by the Town Council for their efforts.  “I was pleasantly surprised by the outright candor used by every employee who worked with us.  Also, I was very pleased to see that we live in a small town that is on the move,” said Roach.  

The Academy is designed for an indepth study of town operations including administration, finance, public works, library, police and municipal court, planning and development and its associated volunteer-entities including the Visitors Bureau Authority and Downtown Development Authority.  

“It is a unique opportunity to develop a better understanding about the town government,” says town manager Jennifer Dees.  

Irvin added, "I was amazed at all the various skills needed to provide town services.  Most impressive was the level of dedication of the town leaders in ensuring our safety, health and quality of life."  

Roach said, “We have a plan.  With the help of outstanding employees in every department, the goals will be accomplished.”  

Applications for the 2013 academy will be available in February.

PHOTO:  L to R: Fred Irvin, Mayor Bill Orr, Ed Roach


Amy Pinnell

Pinnell named Braselton downtown director

(Braselton) Amy K. Pinnell is named downtown director for the Town of Braselton to focus on economic development.

Pinnell worked in sales, marketing and banking prior to being named. Most recently, she was a customer service representative with Northeast Georgia Bank. A resident of Remington Park, she is active in its homeowners’ association, the Braselton chapter of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and the town’s parade and festival planning committee.

Town manager Jennifer Dees said, “as our growth plan mentions, we were seeking someone to focus on economic development opportunities for the downtown its branding potential. We are excited about Amy’s potential and enthusiasm.”

Among other duties, Pinnell will staff the Braselton Downtown Development Authority which was created by the Town Council in 2009. She will facilitate the makeover of the historic downtown and market the town for premier destinations, retail and community activities. The Authority’s office will be in the Heritage and Visitors Center on Frances Street, formerly home to the town’s library.


Braselton Antique & Holiday festival set for weekendBraselton Antique & Holiday festival set for weekend

Braselton Antique & Holiday festival set for weekend

(Braselton) A large array of vendors will assemble on Saturday and Sunday presenting the Braselton Antique & Holiday Festival in the town's historic downtown park.

Antique and collectible dealers, nurseries, crafters, furniture collections, primitives, ironworks, vintage jewelry, pottery, glassware, yard art, soaps and candles, dolls and food items will be showcased from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

Donna Cannella, the festival coordinator, says "there is such variety to enjoy, and we've assembled the largest group of dealers ever for our festival. Even the food vendors are unique to our event featuring hot-pressed Reubens, hand dipped ice cream, New York-styled sabrett hot dogs, stadium pretzels and Italian ice."

The Braselton Park is located at 115 Harrison Street one block from GA 53. From I-85, take exit 129 then south to downtown Braselton. For additional information, visit www.countrysideantiques.net or telephone 706.824-7204.


Mayfield Dairy Reopening November 2012

Braselton council 'toasts' Mayfield Dairy reopening

(Braselton) Braselton's Mayor and Council 'toasted' the announcement of the reopening of the Mayfield Dairy Visitor Center at its meeting Monday evening.

Dawn Thompson of Mayfield relayed the reopening announcement, effective November 9, and the Council 'toasted' the occasion with Mayfield milk products.

Media notes: photo, left to right: Councilman Richard Mayberry, Dawn Thompson of Mayfield, Mayor Bill Orr, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Councilmen Dudley Ray & Tony Funari.

www.mayfielddairy.com or www.deanfoods.com.

For Mayfield Dairy gift shop,  ice cream parlor, and tour information please read the press release.



Braselton Council Welcomes New State Legislator 

Barr Attends Luncheon in Braselton
Councilwoman Peggy Slappy, Representative-elect Tim Barr, Representative Donna Sheldon (Gwinnett County)

(Braselton) Members of the Braselton Town Council welcomed newly elected Representative Tim Barr at a luncheon.

Barr will represent portions of the town in Gwinnett and Hall Counties when he becomes a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in January.  Council members briefed Barr on key projects.


Braselton Movie is "We Bought a Zoo" on Saturday

(We Bought A Zoo!Braselton) The heartwarming and poignant comedy-drama, "We Bought A Zoo," is the featured movie under the stars in Braselton on Saturday, September 15.

Matt Damon stars in the PG-rated feature based on a true story. He purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together. Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church and Colin Ford also star.

The 124-minute film is free to patrons in the Braselton Park, beginning at dusk. Families may bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the family atmosphere. Movies are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.

 

 


(Braselton) Registration is open for fall classes of the Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) in Braselton.

Courses begin the week of September 24, meeting weekly for seven weeks. Course offerings include introduction to digital photography, Al’s taste of Braselton, creative nonfiction writing, basic home repairs, yoga, watercolor, greatest Civil War generals and more. A complete listing, venues and fees are at www.intranet.brenau.edu/bulli .

BULLI, the acclaimed senior adult education program, began 19 years ago in Gainesville and this year at its first satellite campus in Braselton.

Registration information is available at the Braselton Town Hall or by telephoning 706.654-5720.

Photo, left to right: Peg Sheffield, a second generation BULLI student and Dr. Nancy Krippel, Brenau University Provost & Senior VP Academic Affairs.


Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" is Braselton's movie under the stars Saturday

(Braselton) The upbeat, flashy animated family movie, "The Lorax" is presented as the movie under the stars in Braselton on Saturday (August 18).
All the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes to "The Lorax," an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Famous voices in the movie are Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift and Rob Riggle. The 94-minute feature is rated PG.

Movies under the stars in the Braselton Park begin at dusk and are free. Families may bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the family atmosphere. Movies are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority.


August 3rd is the rescheduled date for "Mirror Mirror" as Braselton's
movie under the stars in the park series continues

Braselton has rescheduled "Mirror Mirror" for August 3rd as it continues the movies under the stars in the park series in the downtown Braselton Park.

Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen and Lily Collins is Snow White, a princess in exile. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince. The 106-minute feature is rated PG.

The movie begins at dusk (about 9:15 pm) in Braselton Park and is free. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and enjoy the family-themed entertainment courtesy of the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority and the Braselton CID. The film and many other family activities are posted to www.braseltonfestivals.com or telephone 706.654-3915.


"Mirror Mirror" is Braselton's movie under the stars in the park

(Braselton) One of the most beloved stories of all time is featured as a magical comedy in the fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend as "Mirror Mirror" is the movies under the stars in the park series film in downtown Braselton on Saturday, July 21.

Julia Roberts stars as the evil queen and Lily Collins is Snow White, a princess in exile. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince. The 106-minute feature is rated PG.

The movie begins at dusk in Braselton Park and is free. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and enjoy the family-themed entertainment courtesy of the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority. The film and many other family activities are posted to www.braseltonfestivals.com or telephone 706.654-3915.


Braselton leaders celebrate Davis Street completion

   

(Braselton) Braselton’s Mayor and Council cut the ceremonial ribbon to open Davis Street in its historic downtown.

“We are pleased this street is complete,” said Mayor Bill Orr, “as Davis Street, the prime local artery connecting GA 53 and 124, serves as the gateway to the town’s library.”

Town Manager Jennifer Dees added, “it’s wonderful to see this creating economic development opportunities in the downtown and eliminating the safety concerns of the offset interchange.”


"Journey 2: Mysterious Island" begins Braselton movie series

   

(Braselton) An action adventure awaits movie patrons in Braselton Park on Saturday (June 16) as "Journey 2: Mysterious Island" begins the season's movie series.

The 3D movie's lead character receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exists, according to New Line Cinema. The feature film stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens and is rated PG. Additional information is at www.themysteriousisland.com .

The movie begins at dusk and is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and enjoy family-themed entertainment, courtesy of the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority, which will host five movies during the summer and fall. The Authority thanks the presenting sponsor of "Journey 2:Mysterious Island," www.greenshortz.com, whose purpose is "to begin living a greener lifestyle one simple step at a time."


Broadway Avenue and Lewis Braselton Boulevard opens

   
The ceremonial ribbon-cut represents the completion of the
new Broadway Avenue and GA 124 in downtown.
A portion of the road is named Lewis Braselton Boulevard in memory of one of the town's founders.


Photo, left to right: Richard Mayberry, Jim Jackson, Janice Braselton, Bruce Yates, Pam Braselton Jackson, Anne Elisabeth Miller, Tony Funari and Dudley Ray.


Braselton hosts GDOT district engineer

(Braselton) Braselton's mayor and council hosted a reception in its historic Town Hall introducing Bayne Smith, the newly named district engineer of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Smith is a native Georgian who earned degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. He began his GDOT career developing the state's Intelligent Transportation Management System, called the Georgia Navigator. In 2001, he joined the URS corporation, an engineering, construction and technical services' consulting firm. Earlier this year, he was named District Engineer of GDOT, coordinating all initiatives in twenty-one counties.

"It was our honor to introduce Bayne to elected officials from throughout the region," said Braselton Mayor Bill Orr.




Turner Construction to Hold Subcontractor & Vendor Outreach Fair for
New Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton
 

Information Meeting: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1 p.m., at the Gainesville Civic Center – Chattahoochee Room (830 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501). RSVP to yjones@tcco.com by 4 p.m., Friday, May 4

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Turner Construction Company, the general contractor for the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton project, will hold a subcontractor and vendor outreach fair on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Gainesville Civic Center. At the fair, representatives from Turner will provide pre-qualification and project information to subcontractors wishing to bid for construction elements and vendors seeking to supply systems or materials for the new hospital project.

All interested subcontractors are invited to visit the public project website, www.ngmcproject.com. This website is designed to serve as a communications hub for current and potential subcontractors/vendors, craftsmen and project team members seeking up-to-date information related to the NGMC Braselton project. The website also includes a Subcontractor/Vendor Interest Form and Craftsman Interest Form, which can be submitted online. Once submitted, the information will be stored in a database for the project. By utilizing this system, Turner will be able to keep track of every subcontractor, vendor and craftsman interested in the project.

“We want to involve as many local subcontractors, vendors and craftsmen as possible in this hospital project which will serve the community in which they reside,” says Keith Merritt, project manager for Turner Construction.

“Turner’s focused plan for local, qualified subcontractor, vendor and craftsman participation in this building project is one of the factors that impressed us in their proposal,” says Rudy Lonergan, director of Facilities Development at Northeast Georgia Health System. “This is a key goal for the Health System and was an important aspect in our decision making process. We are pleased to have Turner partnering with us to achieve this goal through outreach efforts such as this fair and the project website.”

Northeast Georgia Health System is developing the new hospital on the River Place campus, a 119-acre green field parcel in rapidly growing South Hall County. River Place currently includes a multi-story medical office building, Medical Plaza 1, that houses numerous physician specialties, an urgent care center and outpatient services including imaging, lab and physical and occupational therapy. The new hospital is envisioned to be state-of-the-art by incorporating innovations in design and delivery methods which have proven to enhance the delivery of care and reduce project and ongoing operating costs. The new 100-bed hospital has an estimated size of 240,000 SF. The project will break ground in fall 2012 and is scheduled for completion in early 2015.

All subcontractors will be required to provide a complete a Pre-Qualification package prior to receiving an Invitation to Bid from Turner. Subcontractors who have a qualification statement on file with Turner need to only provide updated information as required by Turner. Contact Anne Adams with Turner Construction Co. at 404.504.2698 to request a Pre-Qualification package or for a listing of information required to update your existing Pre-Qualification file.


Braselton student wins tee shirt design honor

(Braselton) Tanner Still, a seventh grade student at Bethlehem Christian Academy, won the contest for tee shirt design for the 2012 Braselton Beach Bash Festival.

Still, age 13, won over a dozen other entries which were judged to reflect the theme of the festival and for a design which will translate well to print media. The announcement was made at the Town Council meeting this week.

The annual Beach Bash Festival will be staged in the downtown park on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am until 10:00 PM. It will feature bounce houses, a petting zoo, bungee jumping and face painting. Eighteen tons of white sand will be spread in front of the stage for playtime. Arts, craft and food vendors will attend along with musicians. The festival is free.

For additional information or vendor registration forms, visit www.braseltonfestivals.com or telephone 706.654-3915.



BULLI to Come to Braselton

(Braselton, GA) Citizens of Braselton have harnessed their own resources to create the first satellite campus of BULLI, Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute. Brenau began its popular program for adults with intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. The new venture in Braselton is a pilot program that depends on course offerings, enrollment and financial support.

BULLI
offers non-credit classes for mature adults looking to stimulate their thinking and expand their knowledge. Many adults are retiring early or are able to take daytime classes and wish to continue their education, so in 1994, BULLI was started to serve the community's citizens. Uniquely, the Braselton campus will offer day and night classes and membership will be reciprocal with the Gainesville BULLI program.

The Braselton campus has been the vision of a group of dedicated volunteers, but needs help to make it a reality. The group is seeking pledges of support.

Individuals and businesses who make a donation not only receive the tax deduction benefits, but are recognized through the Brenau University giving program. They will forever be known as those who made the Braselton BULLI program a reality. They can make their full donation now, or pledge an amount per year over the next the years. The group needs to raise monies to fund the instructors, materials for class participants, pay share of the staff time coming from the Brenau Campus and all the other expenses from postage to printing.

Classes will be offered in Braselton starting Summer 2012. Mark your calendar for registration on May 17, 2012 at 6:30 in the Community Room of the Braselton Police and Municipal Court facility and get ready to learn!

For more information, please contact Jennifer Dees, 706-654-5720 or jdees@braselton.net.

Brenau Pledge Card


Braselton Police Department earns state certification

(Braselton) The Braselton Police Department earned official state certification status joining ninety-six law enforcement agencies in Georgia with that distinction.

Frank V. Rotondo, executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made the presentation to Braselton Police Chief Terry Esco and the Town Council this week. Rotondo described the essential goals, prestige and development of 118 professional standards. "This is a competent, professional agency," he told the Town Council.

Rotondo also presented certification manager Ernie Graham with a certificate of appreciation, confirming his guiding the three-year process on behalf of the department.

The certification program began in 1990 in Georgia. Braselton's designation runs through 2015.

(Photo, left to right: Assistant Chief Lou Solis, Certification Manager Ernie Graham, Retired Winder Police Chief Stanley Rogers, Frank Rotondo, Patrolman Mark Berry, Police Chief Terry Esco, Administrative Assistant Rhonda Lunsford, Mayor Bill Orr, Patrolman Josh Stewart and Patrolman Johnny Alemany. )


Braselton water and sewer bond rating upgraded

(Braselton) Standard and Poor’s, the New York-based bond rating agency which rates more than 80% of the country’s municipal and corporate bonds, raised the Town of Braselton’s water and sewer system revenue bonds’ rating to an A.

The town received official notification of the rating increase based on the timing and quality of the 2003 bonds being refinanced, projected to save $1.1 million over the life of the bonds. S&P’s credit ratings express the opinion about the ability and willingness of an issuer to meet its financial obligations in full and on time.

“The higher rating also reflects our understanding that management will continue to manage its future purchased water costs effectively,” said credit analysis Paula Costa of Standard & Poor, enumerating six key economic assessment categories.

Major rating agencies assess economy, debt structure, financial condition, demographic factors and best management practices of the governing body and administration. Moreover, a financial analysis is performed with respect to water and sewer system users and rates. “A” bonds are described as having “strong capacity to meet financial commitments,” according to the rating agency.

“The rating increase is welcome news and serves as a confirmation of our fiscal management as public stewards as well as our economic projections for future growth,” said town manager Jennifer Dees.


Slappey named Braselton's Mayor Pro Tem


(Braselton) Peggy B. Slappey is named Mayor Pro Tem in Braselton for 2012. The appointment to the post was made by Mayor Bill Orr during the town council meeting Monday.

Slappey is serving in her third year as Councilwoman, having been elected in 2009. She also serves on the Braselton Community Improvement District board. She is the broker and sales manager for Peggy Slappey Properties, Inc.








Braselton citizens "Can Do" for neighbors


(Braselton) More than 600 grocery items were collected by residents of The Village at Chateau Elan in Braselton to bolster the efforts of local food banks.

Canned and non-perishable goods were collected by volunteers to benefit The Vine Food Bank and Zion Baptist Food Bank of Braselton. Residents Ray Booher, Larry Deal, Ed Roach and Derrell Patrick organized the collection campaign, and Braselton Councilwoman Peggy B. Slappey was appointed to lead the "Can Do" program.

(Photo: Braselton Councilwoman Peggy B. Slappey)




Braselton recognizes first Citizens Academy graduates


(Braselton) Eight Braselton residents completed the town's first Citizens Academy and were recognized by the Braselton Town Council.

(Braselton) Eight Braselton residents completed the town's first Citizens Academy and were recognized by the Braselton Town Council.

The academy held classes once each month from May through October to allow citizens a comprehensive understanding of each of the town's departments and missions.

"We were very pleased with the success of the academy in its first year," said Town Manager Jennifer Dees, "and believe the program will grow in 2012."


Disney's "Cars 2" is Braselton's movie under the stars in the park


(Braselton) Families will revel in laughter and adventure as the Braselton Visitors Bureau Authority presents "Cars 2" during Saturday's festivities in the town's historic downtown.

The annual lighting of the Christmas tree begins at 5:30 at the Braselton Brothers Store with singing, dancing and prizes for all. After the lighting, "Cars 2" will be shown free in the Braselton Park.

The family, animated-comedy features an overseas race by Lightning McQueen called the World Grand Prix. The international espionage takes racers and viewers through the streets of Europe and Japan. The 113-minute movie is rated G and features the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Turturro and Michael Caine. Movie patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the outdoor feature.

The tree lighting and movie usher in the multi-events planned for "Holidays in Braselton." For additional information, visit www.braseltonfestivals.com.


Braselton earns state grant for downtown redevelopment


(Braselton) The Georgia Department of Community Affairs awarded the Town of Braselton a $500,000 grant to assist with its renovations of the historic Braselton Brothers Store.

The announcement was made by Shane Short of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce at the annual meeting of the Braselton Downtown Development Authority.

The grant is under the Community Development Block Grant program from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the state’s Department of Community Affairs. The program provides financial resources to smaller and rural communities to support projects that will create jobs and assist low- and moderate-income citizens to support economic development and enhance local quality of life. The grant co-applicants are the Town of Braselton and its Urban Redevelopment Agency.

The Town announced the grant funds will be applied to the comprehensive redevelopment efforts downtown focusing on the renovations of the Braselton Brothers store complex. The project will address electrical upgrades, fire and safety measures, public access, parking and exterior enhancements. Under the terms of the grant, the Town will add $150,000 in local funds to complete the project.

Town manager Jennifer Dees said, “We envision the makeover to be an economic boost to the community retaining sixteen full-time jobs and creating 29 additional ones. It is a central part of the downtown master plan which the Council adopted several years ago, and it is essential to the scope of the plan.”

Confirmation of the grant supplements a list announced by Governor Nathan Deal in August. DCA Commissioner Mike Beatty said, “We are pleased that these funds will be combined with private investments and local funds to implement critical community and economic development projects. Each year, CDBG investments demonstrate how the state and local partners working together with the private sector can create a climate of success in local communities for families and businesses.”


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Braselton's police chief honored for twenty years of service
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Braselton Mayor Graham graces magazine cover
Braselton's Graham named to prestigious water policy council
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Braselton library receives new children's computer
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Movies Under the Stars slated for Braselton Park
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Day Named Braselton's Waste Water Superintendent
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Benton Presents Braselton Library With Book Funds
Braselton Hosts "Picnic with Police"
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Braselton's RiverWalk Gains Phase 2 Approval
Braselton Breaks Ground for New Library
Braselton Salutes Local Businesses
Braselton's Pat Graham is "Newsmaker of the Year"
Braselton selected for national cities' showcase
Mayberry joins Braselton Town Council
Braselton Library Celebrates Children's Book Week
Braselton Tapped for National Cities' Showcase
Cheek Named Director of Public Utilities
The Miss Braselton Contest - **Dates Changed**
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Braselton Breaks Ground for Police & Municipal Court Facility
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