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Church Calendar: Trunk-or-treats, fall festivals at Butts County churches

Butts County churches will be hosting trunk-or-treat events and other fall festival activities this week.

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Pawpaw trees native but hard to find

Avoid purchasing bare-root pawpaw trees; it has been our experience that they are less likely to live than potted specimens. Don’t worry about buying small pawpaws; they will grow.

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Rock Springs Christian Academy announces October Star Students

The October Star Students at Rock Springs Christian Academy in grades 2K through fifth were announced recently.

Lady Devils softball team ends playoff run

The Jackson High School Lady Devils finish the season with a 14-18 overall record, with a 6-2 region record.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Oct. 29, 2014

2004: Five arrested after meth operation

Members of the Special Tactics and Rescue Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Tussahaw Point Drive and arrested five people after a two-month investigation

Georgia leaders promote parent-engagement in education

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal and State School Superintendent John Barge have announced the roll out of the “I CAN Play a Role” campaign.

Happy Birthday: Oct. 29-Nov. 5

Oct. 29: Lanier Price, D.W. Cochran, Mrs. H.J. Maddox, Mrs. Elizabeth Harper, Victor Sheffield, Charles T. Huggins, Thomas Wright …

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BRADY: Friends are those who bring out our best

This person doesn’t need to exploit our weaknesses or attack our strengths. Because this person takes the time to get to know us, the difficulty of living out our convictions is understood. This person is a friend.

Burned dogs showing up at Ga. animal hospital

Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

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Dixie Divas: Knowing when you're out of control

First of all, you’re not out of control because people who are really out of control have no idea they’re out of control.

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Jackson High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes group growing

Several members of the Red Devils football team, including leaders within the senior class, are among those on the FCA’s leadership committee and have been encouraging more attendance at the club’s weekly meetings before school.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

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Georgia Aquarium says beluga whale is pregnant

Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

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Musings: Dedication, sacrifice often required for success

It takes a person a long time to learn to sing and it takes ballet dancers years to hone their skills. Both produce beautiful creations of entertainment.

Billie Ann Smith

Billie Ann Godwin Storey Smith , age 71, of Jackson, GA passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

James Arthur Padgett, Jr..

James Arthur Padgett, Jr., of Jackson, GA, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Edith Jones

Edith Lillian Waits Jones, 88, passed away Sunday, October 5th.

Jeffery Carnes

Jeffery Allen Carnes of Jackson died Oct. 15, 2014.

Betty Jean Perdue

Betty Jean McCoy Perdue, age 83, of Flovilla, GA passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Westbury Medical Care Home.

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