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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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Art quilter finds inspiration everywhere | PHOTOS

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.

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Butts County Fair returning Sept. 2-6

The event is a fundraiser for the Exchange Club, which uses the money raised for a number of local charitable efforts.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Sept. 3, 2014

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.

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Butts County Chamber of Commerce welcomes 3 Henry County businesses

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.

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Georgia vs. Clemson football

Georgia beat Clemson 45-21 in the season opener.

Georgia Tech vs. Wofford football

Georgia Tech beat Wofford 38-19 in the season opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Red Devils vs. Mary Persons

The Jackson High School Red Devils lost their season opener Friday to Mary Persons High, 41-21.

Quilts by Regina Carter

Jackson quilter Regina Carter will be one of two fabric artists featured in an upcoming local show.

2014 Red Regiment Marching Band

Jackson High School's 2014 Red Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard


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