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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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Indian Springs Writers’ Retreat offers advice, encouragement

Conference speakers include Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham

Anne B. Jones, a High Falls resident and the author of “Tides of Fear” who also helped organize the conference, said the Indian Springs Writers’ Retreat was meant to allow for personal interaction between the attendees and presenters.

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Church News: CrossOver Ministries holding fundraising cookout

A chicken-cue Sept. 20 at United Bank in Jackson will benefit its Children’s Home Missions in Uganda.

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United Way Butts County campaign kicks off

Local United Way Campaign Chairwoman Marcie Seleb kicked off the annual fundraising event Sept. 9 with a presentation at the Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon meeting.

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Ceremonies recall 9/11 terror attacks | PHOTOS | VIDEO

The ceremony, held just outside the front doors of the jail, included a prayer from Abundant Life Church Pastor Jeremiah Hosford and remarks from Butts County Sheriff Gary Long.

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Indian Springs Writers' Retreat

The Indian Springs Writers' Retreat conference was held Sept. 12-14 in The Village at Indian Springs. Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham was among the guest speakers.

Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern Football

Scenes from the Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern football game on Sept. 13, 2014.

Georgia vs. South Carolina Football

Scenes from the Georgia vs. South Carolina football game played Sept. 13, 2014.

Butts County 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The Butts County Sheriff's Office on Thursday hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States.

Richie McDonald concert

"American Idol" and "X-Factor" contestant Madelyn Patterson of Jackson and Lonestar lead singer Richie McDonald performed in concert Tuesday night at Henry Performing Arts Center to benefit People First of Henry County, a nonprofit organization that provides free social activities to the special needs community in the Southern Crescent.


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