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Jackson resident indicted in federal probe

Kelly Timms was among those charged in an indictment handed down Sept. 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia announced Oct. 6.

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BRADY: Pope's U.S. visit brings hope

While reflecting on the pope’s visit, several positives come to mind.

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Butts County Superior Court dispositions: July-September 2015

July-September 2015

Pleadings and sentences from the July-September term of Butts County Superior Court.

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First Butts County REACH scholars sign contracts

Butts County’s first three REACH scholars signed contracts during a ceremony at Henderson Middle School.

4 apprehended after chase

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said the vehicle attempted to exit Interstate 75 at Ga. Highway 155 in McDonough and the driver lost control in a curve and wrecked.

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RICH: Dead Confederates and live Yankees

A television writer couldn’t have scripted it better. There was a Yankee who had lost his way to a Civil War battlefield, caught up in a Southern funeral procession.

Happy Birthday: Oct. 14-21

Butts County birthdays for the week of Oct. 14-21.

Lenora Watts

Mrs. Lenora Bishop Watts, age 84, of Jackson, formerly of Thomaston, died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Emery McMahan

Emery Lafayette McMahan, age 81, of the Towaliga community, passed away peacefully at the Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, GA Sunday, October 4, 2015 after an extended illness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Flovilla woman shares story of battle

She said it was detected early and while doctors performed a lumpectomy, the procedure failed to rid her of cancer. The next step, she said, was a bilateral mastectomy and aggressive chemotherapy

Ninth Artifact ID Day set for Saturday

It is sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society and the Village at Indian Springs.

AAA: Gas prices inch up

Butts County motorists, according to the price-tracking website, reported paying $2.07 and $2.09 around Jackson Monday.

Relay for Life date announced

You can register your team, join a team that is already registered, or make a donation. We already have six teams registered and those teams have raised over $600. We are off to a great start.

Red Cross: Cancer patients can need blood

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others needing blood products.

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Smith’s TD, interception seal win vs. Westside

Third-and-13 dawned late in the third quarter at the Jackson 38, when Smith snagged Shaderious Crowder’s 16-yard pass for what seemed like a momentum-changing first down.

Lady Devils to start region tournament

It begins Tuesday, with the second-place Lady Devils awaiting the winner of a 5 p.m. contest between Peach County and Kendrick, teams they beat handily during the regular season.

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Red Devils post ‘biggest win, without a doubt’

Jackson drops No. 5 Westside 31-29

Fans had barely settled into the wet bleachers by the time the Red Devils bolted to an 18-0 lead.

Butts County Magistrate Court report

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. 28-Oct. 2.

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Southern Crescent Tech hosts networking event

During the event Sept. 29, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melinda McLarnon gave an overview of how the community came together, in just two months, to raise $500,000 to match a grant to build the Butts County center on 25 acres of donated land.

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HILDERBRAND: Fighting the fabric softener wars

I sometimes sneak ahead and wash half a load just to make sure I am in control. I love sorting laundry into piles. I don’t know why.


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