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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.
Jackson resident Regina Carter to be featured in local exhibit
The Jackson resident will be one of two fabric artists featured in the upcoming exhibition “Turn Around: Quilts and Wood” at The Arts Center in the Village at Indian Springs.
The event is a fundraiser for the Exchange Club, which uses the money raised for a number of local charitable efforts.
2004: Hurricane Frances closes schools, causes power outages
Strong winds and driving rain from the remnants of Hurricane Frances caused power outages and downed trees in Butts County during the early morning hours Sept. 7. The aftermath of the storm blocked roads, closed schools for a day and left some residents without power for several days.
Three businesses in a strip mall at 6965 Ga. Highway 42 S. in Locust Grove — Country Financial, Kritter Kutz Pet Salon and L.A. Beauty Supply & More — have joined the Butts County Chamber of Commerce.
Jackson’s Lady Devils battled back in the bottom of the fifth, however, with Haley Fryer starting the rally with a one-out single to right field.
Douglas Manning, Butts County’s director of operations and director of Community Development, said the station will be about 17,000 square feet and take about six months to build.
Hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS detailing how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of treatment measures known to be the most effective methods of treatment for surgical patients and patients who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia and heart failure.
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The new 26,000-square-foot wing at the high school serves as a ninth-grade academy. Freshman students spend a large amount of their school day in classrooms and labs located within the school’s addition.