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Butts County seniors show off fashions

Members of the Ida Ruth Taylor Butts County Senior Citizens Center put on their first ever fashion show Tuesday, with 20 seniors showing off handmade fashions and more than 50 seniors and guests in attendance.

Musings: Choose art that inspires, uplifts

Not all is gloom in the art world. For example, there are songs and music that uplift us in a powerful manner.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Nov. 5, 2014

2004: Pope, Peek re-elected to office

n the end, it was the voters who had the last word in the general election of 2004, and they came out in record numbers, re-electing Gene Pope to a fourth term as sheriff.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Tim Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it. The executive said that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay.

Local sex offenders to be monitored on Halloween

Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say sex offenders on parole will be subject to increased supervision on Halloween.

Chilly weather expected across area

National Weather Service forecasters say a freeze is possible in parts of the northeast Georgia mountains Sunday, as a large area of cold high pressure builds into the region.

Dixie Divas: Some things too good to throw away

Honestly, I have a problem discarding things that I might could use again.

Happy Birthday: Nov. 5-12

Nov. 5: Grace S. Hayes, J.C. McClure, Charlotte Kitchens, Mrs. Bob Carmichael, John Lewis Carter, David Haynes, William L. Patrick, Marilyn Chapel …

Teacher removed from Ga. school after husband returns from Ebola hotspot

A Newton High School teacher has been removed from the classroom until she can be medically cleared after she revealed Tuesday that her husband had just returned from Sierra Leone in West Africa, a hotspot for Ebola.

Mr. Charles Rocky Saylors

Mr. Charles Rocky Saylors, age 61, of Jackson, GA, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Sylvan Grove Hospital.

Mr. Joe Benjamin New

Mr. Joe Benjamin New, age 72, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Open Arms Personal Care Home in Jackson.

Leon Meenach

Leon Meenach passed away on Saturday, October 25th at Westbury Medical Care Center. He was 90 yrs. young.

James Pickel

James Edward Pickel, age 68, of Jackson, GA. passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 with his family by his side.

Nancy LeMaster

Nancy LeMaster, age 78, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully Monday, October 20, 2014.

Mr. Gary Alan Omahen Sr..

Mr. Gary Alan Omahen, Sr. age 48 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

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Dogs win in Canine Carnival | PHOTOS

Part festival, part dog show, the event offered pet lovers across the area a chance to show off their dogs and get information about products, services and other pet-related interests.

Home heating help available

The program provides financial aid to low-income and elderly residents to help pay their home heating costs in the winter.

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Red Devils win in overtime

Facing the prospect of heading into halftime down 14-6, the Red Devils recovered a fumble caused by Juan Sims on their own 46-yard line and began to drive back up the field.

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Jackson High athlete Carolyn Harkness to play soccer, softball at LaGrange

Jackson High School senior and standout soccer and softball player Carolyn Harkness will soon be playing at Division III LaGrange College.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: Oct. 29, 2014

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook during the period of Oct. 21-28.

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