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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: March 4, 2015

2005: Butts County deputies seize $71,000 cash

A look back at news in Butts County, Georgia, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and further.

Happy Birthday: March 4-11

March 4: Billy Mallet, J. Broadus Carmichael, J.W. Mayfield, John A. Mason, Lurlene Jones, Douglas Randall Brooks …

Butts County remains outside winter storm warning area

The National Weather Service’s winter storm warning, in effect from 10 a.m. today until 10 a.m. Thursday, covers much of north Georgia as far south as Henry County. Butts County, however, is not included.

Betty Gerald

Betty Elizabeth Barnes Gerald, age 88, passed away at her home in Jackson, GA February 21, 2015.

Donald Nolan

Donald Gilbert Nolan was born in Atlanta, GA in 1936

Stephanie Naulta

Stephanie Nicole Naulta, age 34, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her residence.

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James Morgan confirmed as Jackson police chief

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, Butts County native James Morgan was confirmed as the city of Jackson’s next chief of police.

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Gov. Deal orders noon Wednesday closings in winter storm warning counties

Some parts of northern Georgia may see 3-5 inches of snow Wednesday

With a winter storm forecast for parts of northern Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal orders state offices to close at noon Wednesday in effected counties, where a state of emergency will be effective at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

AAA: Gas prices up for 28th day in a row

In Georgia, the average price had risen by Tuesday to $2.25 per gallon from a brief late-January low of $1.99, though the price at some local pumps had dropped to as low as $1.95.

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Butts County sheriff announces arrest in 1999 homicide case

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said investigators are now confident Fuquah Dewalt Cashaw, 44, is responsible.

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Black History Month: Retired educator calls for unity

George Tate was the guest speaker for the Butts County branch of the NAACP’s Black History Month program at Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

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Clark takes top-12 finish at state tournament

In the state tournament in Macon, Clark, who wrestles at 160 pounds, went 1-2 in matches against wrestlers from Banks County, Appling County and Oconee County, according to Red Devils wrestling coach William Montana Hamby.

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Red Devils baseball team debuts retooled lineup

The Red Devils started their 2015 campaign on Saturday by splitting a doubleheader with Madison County.

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Partners for Smart Growth hosts program on government consolidation

Harry Hayes of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia discussed the consolidation process and positive and negative aspects of consolidation on Thursday.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: Feb. 25, 2015

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook during the period of Jan. 17-24.

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Pen and Ink: In defense of French toast

If we can’t make it to the office or the shop, then all that’s left to do is just enjoy a leisurely breakfast and wait for the ice to thaw.

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Musings: A little red wagon full of memories

Our little red wagon experiences are just symbols that remind us of the real, important things in our lives.

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Community Calendar: Three Rivers Council to meet Thursday

The next meeting of the Three Rivers Regional Council will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Turin Town Hall, located at 47 Turin Road in Turin.

Butts County commissioners targeting big trucks parked in neighborhoods

Large vehicles can accelerate wear on roadways, and can be particularly damaging to infrastructure like drainage grates.

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Butts County Magistrate Court report: Feb. 25, 2015

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 Feb. 15-20.


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