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Jackson celebrates with Fourth of July fun | PHOTOS

The “Red, White and Boom!” event included slides and inflatables for children, music, a watermelon eating contest and, of course, a fireworks finale at dark.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: July 8, 2015

2005: Watermelon eating contest, boat parade mark July 4

Local news of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago in Butts County.

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BRADY: Compassion knows no boundaries

Our fractured, violent, mistrusting world is literally begging for compassionate neighbors, for people who care.

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Church Calendar: Sardis Baptist hosting vacation Bible school

Sardis Baptist Church, at 2120 Keys Ferry Road, McDonough, will be hosting vacation Bible school from 6 to 9 p.m. July 8-10 and from 9:30 a.m. until noon July 11.

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Rock Springs-Charlie Daniels Band July 4 celebration

Rock Springs Church on July 5 hosted its annual Independence Day celebration, this year headlined by the Charlie Daniels Band.

Fourth of July fireworks in Jackson

The city of Jackson hosted its annual "Red, White and Boom!" fireworks event Saturday.

Jackson Lake Poker Run

The Jackson Lake Homeowners Association hosted the Jackson Lake Poker Run June 20, attracting more than 300 contestants.

Art and theater camp

Butts County children enjoyed a week of art and theater camp at The Village at Indian Springs.

Red Devils golf tournament

Nearly 100 golfers came out to support the Jackson High School Red Devils football team at its annual fundraising tournament.

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