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READ PINK: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to kick it off, the Oct. 1, 2014 edition of the Jackson Progress-Argus is pink.

The Battle of Jonesborough 150th anniversary section | PHOTOS | VIDEO

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 1864, Union and Confederate forces fought the Battle of Jonesborough, as Jonesboro’s name was spelled at the time. The objective was to cut off the Macon & Western Rail Road, which was the last supply line for Confederates entrenched in Atlanta, said historian Peter Bonner, owner of Historical & Hysterical Tours/peterbonner.com. The Union won the battle, which forced an immediate evacuation of Atlanta by Confederate troops. Historians and Civil War scholars believe the fall of Atlanta, in turn, guaranteed Abraham Lincoln’s re-election as president, said Bonner.

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Church News: New Bethlehem to host homecoming

A gospel singing at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 will feature Joe Clark and Homeward Bound of Flovilla.

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GUEST COLUMN: Treatment options boost survival, offer hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease all together.

EDITORIAL: The scoop on breast cancer: Check it out

And today, the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, your edition of the Jackson Progress-Argus prints on pink paper — another reminder for women to see their doctor.

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Dixie Divas: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It’s funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

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Fire at Webb's Thirftown

Investigators were expected Wednesday to know the preliminary cause of a fire that broke out at Webb’s Thriftown grocery store in Jackson Tuesday evening.

Jackson-Butts County NAACP Freedom Fund

The Jackson-Butts County branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund banquet Saturday, Sept. 27 at Stark Elementary School.

Jackson High Homecoming 2014

Jackson High School named its 2014 homecoming queen, homecoming king and senior queen on Friday, Sept. 26 at Red Devil Hill.

Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Items this Fall

It's fall -- and that means pumpkin-spiced flavored food and drinks. No longer is it just the latte, it's now vodka, m&m's, Oreos and much more. Check out 20 pumpkin spiced items this year.

Lady Devils Senior Night

Seven Lady Devil seniors were honored Sept. 23.

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