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EDITORIAL: The scoop on breast cancer: Check it out

And today, the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, your edition of the Jackson Progress-Argus prints on pink paper — another reminder for women to see their doctor.

Patricia Rothacker

Patricia Walker Rothacker, age 72, of Blue Ridge, GA, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at her residence in Fannin County.

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THOMAS: Combating campus sexual assaults

College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. … One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker.”

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First U.S. Ebola case confirmed

The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas

Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.

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Red Devils post homecoming win

Jackson High put up 21 unanswered points in the first quarter and led Jordan 28-0 going into halftime.

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Olympic U.S. swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said.

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Lady Devils rebound against Strong Rock

Head coach Charlie Biles said that as the season has worn on, the Lady Devils have continued to struggle at the plate with runners on base but appear to be turning a corner.

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NAACP presents awards at Freedom Fund banquet | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Eldrin Bell spoke on themes of religion, slavery and segregation, forgiveness and the future.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: Oct. 1, 2014

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook during the period of Sept. 16-30.

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Finding strength to fight breast cancer

Sallie Whitaker said she soon found courage — as she was beginning chemotherapy last summer — that she didn’t know she had to see herself through the ups and downs of treatment. She said she decided she wouldn’t let it beat her.

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GUEST COLUMN: Treatment options boost survival, offer hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease all together.

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Musings: Freedom has many forms

We have to make democracy work by our responsible actions and principles. We have to stand up for what we believe.

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Community Calendar: Jackson Veterans Memorial Park plaque deadline Wednesday

The City of Jackson is accepting applications and payments for 12-inch-square plaques to be added to the walls at Jackson Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s application deadline is Oct. 1.

Jackson Alive-The Family Festival returns Saturday

The fifth annual Jackson Alive-The Family Festival is presented each year by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce and brings vendors, entertainment, food, games and other activities to the city’s downtown.

Georgia State Patrol troop wins Governor’s Challenge Award

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex Sept. 24.

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Longtime Butts County School System employee retires

Owens honored at reception

In her last position with the school system, Donna Owens served as the secretary for the superintendent. For years, she was the first person many people met or spoke to in the school system.

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CITY NEWS: Jenkinsburg finishing pavilion; Jackson hosting planning meetings

City councils approve court appointment

Council members unanimously approved spending $5,046 to purchase black aluminum handrails for the pavilion for safety reasons. A ramp will also be installed to make the pavilion handicap accessible.

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Butts County Magistrate Court report: Oct. 1, 2014

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 Sept. 22-26.

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Jackson High crowns homecoming court | PHOTOS

Queen, king, senior queen named at halftime

India Freeman was crowned Friday night during halftime of the Red Devils football game against Jordan High.

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Local Masonic leader named to state post

Lester Clark was named to the post during the group’s meeting in September.

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