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HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with.

Happy Birthday: April 30-May 7

April 30: Mrs. Carl Hamlin, Mrs. C.F. Smith, Eloise Washington, Eugene Williams, Leonard Franklin Barnes, Mrs. W.L. Wells, Jack Knowles …

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.

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Pen & Ink: Easter, marathons and marathon baseball games

Imagine what the team could do with a bit more solid defense.

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Huffman, Roy Herbert Jr.

He graduated from Jackson High School in the class of 1983. He was a talented football player. Roy enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

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Jones, Elizabeth Carmichael

Liz was a graduate of Sparta High School and the Lamar Dodd College of Art at the University of Georgia. She was a very talented artist and interior designer.

Norsworthy, Riley Cleveland “PeeWee”

PeeWee was an avid golfer and fisherman.

Dillon, Mark Alan

He was born on May 31, 1965 in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Steven Arthur Dillon and Rita Joan Hamilton Dillon.

Williams, Christopher Dylan

Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.

Red Devils top Henry, 11-1

Levie Heath led the offense for Jackson with three hits and five RBIs, including a two-run homer in the first that plated Austin Smith, who had led off with a single.

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SOCCER: Jackson teams defeat Henry County

The Red Devils nearly shut out the Warhawks, but a late penalty kick allowed Henry on the board with less than 3 minutes to play. The Red Devils won 4-1.

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Red Devil golfers are region runners-up

The Red Devils shot a 403 on the course, taking second place behind Pike County High’s 365, according to Jackson High golf coach Bill Glass.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: April 23, 2014

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook April 15-22.

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Singer-songwriter Mike O’Quinn returns to Jackson roots

Singer-songwriter Mike O’Quinn comes home to play

O’Quinn and his wife Brenda have two children, Taylor and Connor, and they are the reason he is launching a more local career.

Butts County boy recovering after dog-bite incident

A 13-year-old boy is recovering and in good spirits after he was reportedly attacked by dogs while walking along Lee Maddox Road near his home on April 12.

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Community Calendar: Partners hosting economic development panel

Partners for Smart Growth will hold a luncheon program and panel discussion April 24 entitled “A Developer’s Look at Butts County.”

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Artist, former Jackson City Council member Liz Carmichael Jones dies at 79

Jones became known for her paintings of wildlife, a natural extension of her love for animals.

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Musings: Relationships suffer in busy, modern world

In these fast-food days, we have to work harder and faster to develop human relationships that will fill the void of despair and loneliness.

Butts County commissioners table land bank proposal

District 1 Commissioner G.S. “Gator” Hodges said he believes government should leave real estate development in private hands as much as possible and that tax-foreclosed properties owned by the county should be sold at auction.

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Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson arrested

Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested Monday morning for misdemeanor domestic battery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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