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Consumer Qs: Purple turnip out of style?

There are differences in texture and flavor between turnip varieties, but you can use them all in basically the same way.

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Dixie Divas: Bible school lesson

For days, I frequently brought up the child, always calling him Walter Cunningham.

Georgia executes man convicted of killing fellow inmate

Georgia prison officials said the death sentence was carried out at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday. A department spokesperson said Warren Lee Hill declined to make a final statement but requested a final prayer.

Atlanta Motor Speedway closing several NASCAR race ticket deals Feb. 2

Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced Feb. 2 is the final day to take advantage of several ticket deals for the track’s upcoming NASCAR race.

Kroger social media promotion offering chance for free gas

Kroger announced this week that it will host a social media promotion in February where customers can win free gas.

Happy Birthday: Feb. 4-11

Feb. 4: Franklin McLendon, Kipling L. Wise, Edith Brooks, Mrs. R.L. Bennett, Robert Lee Evans, John Ronnie Kimbell, Maurice Walter Carmichael Jr.

Ronnie Wells

W. Ronnie Wells, age 68, of Jenkinsburg, GA passed away peacefully early Friday morning, January 16, 2015 with his family at his side.

Henry Harper

Henry Thomas Harper, age 93, of Forsyth, GA, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at Optum Hospice in Macon

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Partners group thanks local officers

Pictured are Partners member Bob Ryan, from left, Butts County Sheriff’s Maj. Randy Wynn, Jackson Police Capt. David Akins, Jackson Police Lt. Mike York, Sheriff Gary Long, Jackson Police Sgt. Shane Stephens and Partners Chairman Joe Westbury.

Flovilla clarifies contractor's title

During a special-called meeting of the Flovilla City Council Friday morning, members voted to identify William Kirn as a contractor for the city’s water system.

Red Devil wrestlers stand out in East Metro tourney

Jackson High wrestling coach William Montana Hamby said the Red Devils competed against 17 schools in the East Metro tournament, six of which competed in the state duals championship the week before.

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Jackson High 2015 soccer teams introduced

The Lady Devils are looking to repeat the successes of last season’s record-setting year in which the team hosted two state playoff games before going on the road and falling in the third round to a talented club from St. Pius X Catholic High School.

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Red Devils, Lady Devils stun Lamar County with late rallies

The Red Devils won in overtime Jan. 20 after a game-tying buzzer beater in the fourth quarter, while the Lady Devils erased a 12-point deficit with four minutes left.

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City of Jackson targets blighted structures for demolition

According to Jackson city attorney Byrd Garland, 15 cases against blighted structures have been filed in Jackson Municipal Court since June.

Former employee sues Flovilla

The suit claims the firing of Derrick Norris was racially motivated and based on false allegations.

VIRAL VIDEO: Principal announces snow day with 'Let It Go' parody

Ahead of the much anticipated blizzard in the Northeastern United States this week, Matt Glendinning, the principal at Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., announced his school’s snow day with his own “Let It Go” parody, “School Is Closed.”

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Jackson High students stage play 'Come Out of the Closet' | PHOTOS

Jackson High School drama department stages three-act play

“Come Out of the Closet” tells the story of three young ladies from Ohio who move into an apartment in New York eager to start new careers and live a big-city life.

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Georgia's Phillip Phillips, American Idol winner seeks to escape contract

Leesburg native files contract compaint with California state government

Saying he is “grateful for the opportunities” American Idol afforded him, Phillip Phillips is suing to gain control of his career.

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Jackson DDA starting facade grant program

The program, DDA Chairman Nathan McGarity said, is intended to encourage private investment in the improvement of facades of downtown businesses by contributing matching public dollars.

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Chamber welcomes Little Nicci's Pizza and Wings

Little Nicci’s Pizza and Wings is owned by the Foundation for Life Change, an nonprofit organization founded by the pastor of Abundant Life Church, Jeremiah Hosford.

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