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Bulldog royalty visits Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club

Loran Smith’s light-hearted remarks to the Rotary Club included his insights on a number of famous people that he’s met.

Jackson Christmas parade set for Dec. 5

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Jackson High School.

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Red Devils readying for basketball season

Head coach Corey Johnson said he is excited about the team shaping up to have good ball-handling ability and the ability to play with speed.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals | POLL

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

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Weather service confirms tornado crossed Butts County

The weather service said while it may not have been in contact with the ground along the entire 118-mile path, it hit its peak intensity in Upson County, north of Thomaston, with winds as high as 130 mph.

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Fires burn in Ferguson, chaos erupts in streets | PHOTOS

Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent.

Activists plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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City of Jackson kicks off Can-a-thon

Canned goods and monetary donations help provide meals for the needy at Christmas and stock the food pantry of the Salvation Army in Jackson.

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Georgia emergency management head Charley English replaced

English became the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm

The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been demoted to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.

Ga. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book

Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

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Butts County organizers kick off 2015 Relay For Life campaign

The fundraising goal is $50,000 for the 2015 Relay For Life of Butts County, set for May 8 at the Charlie Brown Track.

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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown

Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the August death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Jackson woman sentenced for role in postal robbery

LaTonya Evans, 44, and two others were charged following the December 2013 robbery and shooting of a postal employee in Conley.

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Career fair presents students with job, educational options

Dozens of representatives from businesses, colleges and the armed forces educated Jackson High School students Nov. 19 on the possibilities that await them after graduation.

Community Calendar: Masonic lodge to host breakfast with Santa

The event will include a full breakfast and pictures with Santa. Donations will be accepted.

Law enforcement officials launch Thanksgiving seat belt campaign

The campaign will target drivers and passengers who are not restrained in motor vehicles as well as adults who do not properly restrain children. The enforcement effort will continue through Nov. 30.

Newspaper office Thanksgiving holiday hours

In order to allow employees extra time to spend with family, the office will also be closed Friday, Nov. 28.

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HARRISON: Lee Fambro and ‘the Other One’

I would like to think that that night started the process of my personal growth. I know that is probably little solace to Lee Fambro. It took a lot of courage for Lee and Prentice to come to a previously all-white school.

LETTER: Praises for Scout Troop 191 of Jackson

Right at 8 a.m. on the 18th, the scouts arrived and began their duties of clearing out the underbrush, fallen trees and so forth.

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COSTLEY: Change in the air in Butts County

When you have a talented student body like ours and a hard-working staff of 500 men and women standing behind them, it is a wonderful thing to see positive change as a fruit to enjoy.

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