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COSTLEY: Butts County School System looking forward to successful new year

When it comes down to it, the more knowledgeable and better trained our wonderful teachers are, the better we can serve our students.

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Butts County man shot by Gwinnett police in Grayson arrested

Steven Gerard McCollum was shot multiple times by police on July 12 and was arrested Wednesday, according to authorities.

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Falcons fully focused and energized as training camp opens | PHOTOS

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons opened up their 2015 Training Camp at the team’s facility in Flowery Branch Friday morning.

Georgia back-to-school tax holiday kicks off

The tax-free weekend on purchases of items like clothing and computers up to certain totals ends Saturday at midnight.

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Sylvan Grove discussed as part of possible Tenet sale to WellStar

Tenet Healthcare, based in Dallas, Texas, announced last week it is in exclusive discussions over the possible sale with Marietta-based WellStar Health System.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Aug. 5, 2015

2005: Roadway named for Frank G. Harris

Butts County, Georgia, news from 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Dixie Divas: The Yankee and the pocket knife

About two days into the search, he decided he had not lost the pocket knife naturally but that it had been stolen.

Happy Birthday: Aug. 5-12

Butts County birthdays Aug. 5-12.

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The Village at Indian Springs

Nestled along Ga. Highway 42 in Flovilla, adjacent to Indian Springs State Park, The Village at Indian Springs is a destination featuring boutique shops, gardens, an art gallery and cottages catering to travelers in town to visit the park or to stay for special events like weddings.

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Jackson-Butts County Public Library offers more than books

All you need is a PINES — Public Information Network for Electronic Services — library card in good standing to check out items from any library in Georgia, including the Jackson-Butts County Pubic Library.

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Sylvan Grove Hospital serving community for over 50 years

Today, the hospital is operated under an agreement with Tenet Healthcare and is part of its network of more than 80 hospitals.

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Butts County Department of Leisure Services

The Department of Leisure Services also offers tumbling lessons, cheerleading and gymnastics. Numerous adult exercise classes like Zumba offer adults and active older adults an opportunity to stay in shape.

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History of Butts County

Butts County was named for Capt. Samuel Butts, who was an officer of the state militia.

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Butts County Local Government

The board’s chairman is selected from among the five members by his or her colleagues to serve a one-year term that begins at the first meeting of the year each January.

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Butts County School System

The school system has approximately 3,500 students and employs about 500 people, making it one of the largest employers in the county.

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Butts County Fair

The Butts County Fair is held each October in Jackson.

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Smokin Pork n Butts

The contest, which most recently has been sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association, pays out thousands of dollars in prizes.

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Fourth of July

The 2015 event was the 21st year the city of Jackson has presented the Independence Day program.

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Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival

The event is a chance for the nonprofit Dauset Trails Nature Center to showcase its tranquil setting and animal exhibits and to invite other organizations to promote their community service and nature causes.

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Butts County Chamber of Commerce banquet

While the venues have changed over the years — from church fellowship halls to most recently a private residence — what has remained the same is the event’s focus on spotlighting businesses, organizations, employees and other leaders in Butts County.

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