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Butts County boards set tax rates

The Butts County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners each on Thursday set the millage rates for their 2015-16 operations.

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AREA BIRTHS: Master Lal

Owen Lewis Lal is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cawthon of Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Stowers of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lal of Birmingham, Ala.

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Sheri Holland graduates pharmacy school

Sheri Nita Holland is a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School and the daughter of Chuck and Virgie Holland.

Happy Birthday: July 8-15

Butts County birthdays for the week of July 8-15.

Nearly 50 teens ransack Ga. Wal-Mart | RAW VIDEO

A mob of nearly 50 people burst in to a Macon Wal-Mart and smashed merchandise early Sunday morning.

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Ga. town removes Confederate flag, but says not due to Charleston tragedy

McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.

Report: Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter

Georgia was ranked the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to the state's strong solar industry.

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Chick-fil-A tops in customer satisfaction

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.

Forace Gravitt

Mr. Forace Gravitt, age 84, of Flovilla, GA, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Piedmont Henry Hospital

Butts County officials to set millage rates Thursday

In a brief meeting Thursday, the Butts County Board of Education unanimously approved a $27.1 million spending plan for its 2015-16 fiscal year. The Butts County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Thursday on its proposed $18.58 million budget for next year, but took no action.

Butts County issues first same-sex marriage license since U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Court officials in Butts County reported early this week having issued just one license under new gender-neutral forms.

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Several Independence Day events on tap

The gates of Daughtry Park will open at 5 p.m. July 4. The entry fee is $5 per car.

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Keith Moffett named sole finalist for Butts County administrator job

Butts County officials have named Keith Moffett the sole finalist for the county government’s top job and commissioners are expected to vote on his formal confirmation July 13.

Newspaper office closing July 3 for holiday

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the office of the Jackson Progress-Argus will be closed July 3.

Butts County Magistrate Court report: July 1, 2015

Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Butts County Magistrate Court for first appearance bond hearings during the period of June 22-26.

Three Rivers region unemployment rises to 6.4 percent in May

Georgia Department of Labor officials attributed most of the increase to the spike in new workers entering the labor force in the area.

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Community Calendar: Jackson fireworks set for Saturday

The city of Jackson will host its annual “Red, White and Boom!” Fourth of July celebration at Daughtry Park July 4. The gates of the park will open at 5 p.m.

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Overland cyclists roll into Jackson for sixth year

Route from Charleston, S.C., to Los Angeles stops in Butts County

For the sixth year in a row, Overland cross country bike riders stopped in Jackson.

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Butts County U10 All-Stars baseball team

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services U10 All-Stars baseball team is coached by Flint Gavel.

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Butts County U12 All-Stars softball team

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services U12 All-Stars softball team is coached by Joan Barnes.

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