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Dixie Divas: Knowing when you're out of control

First of all, you’re not out of control because people who are really out of control have no idea they’re out of control.

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Jackson High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes group growing

Several members of the Red Devils football team, including leaders within the senior class, are among those on the FCA’s leadership committee and have been encouraging more attendance at the club’s weekly meetings before school.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

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Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale is pregnant

Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

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Musings: Dedication, sacrifice often required for success

It takes a person a long time to learn to sing and it takes ballet dancers years to hone their skills. Both produce beautiful creations of entertainment.

Billie Ann Smith

Billie Ann Godwin Storey Smith , age 71, of Jackson, GA passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

James Arthur Padgett, Jr..

James Arthur Padgett, Jr., of Jackson, GA, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Edith Jones

Edith Lillian Waits Jones, 88, passed away Sunday, October 5th.

Jeffery Carnes

Jeffery Allen Carnes of Jackson died Oct. 15, 2014.

Betty Jean Perdue

Betty Jean McCoy Perdue, age 83, of Flovilla, GA passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Westbury Medical Care Home.

Lady Devils fall out of volleyball tournament

The Lady Devils will be losing only four players to graduation, of the 14 on the varsity squad.

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Indictment issued in Bland murder case

The grand jury returned the indictment against Je’Norman Lebronte Bland Oct. 14, charging one count each of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and theft by taking.

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Red Devils downed by Peach County

The start, however, wasn’t enough to overcome a dominant Peach County running offense, and the Red Devils fell 52-17 in their second region loss of the season.

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Volunteers target litter in Jackson

The second volunteer cleanup day organized by the Jackson Clean City Task Force focused on Second and Third streets, Park Avenue, W.W. Carr Avenue, George Tate Drive, Mulberry and Oak streets and other streets throughout various council districts.

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Butts County disabilities center celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Activities included a pink clothing fashion show, a parade through the parking lots of Daughtry Park where the service center is located, and a pink balloon release.

THOMAS: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

For a government official to try to intimidate or censor speech from the pulpit, or any other form of communication, is clearly unconstitutional and this effort by Houston’s mayor should not survive a single court challenge.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: Oct. 22, 2014

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook Oct. 7-21.

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E. Byron Smith sworn in as city court judge

E. Byron Smith takes over the Jackson Municipal Court from Wilson Bush, a former Jackson mayor who presided for seven years on the bench of the city court.

Perdue bus tour to stop in Jackson

Other stops include the Dairy Queen in Forsyth Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. and in Clayton County at 101 N. Main St., Jonesboro, at 6 p.m. Stops Oct. 24 will be in McDonough, Douglasville and Marietta.

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