Latest stories


No charges in stabbing incident

Sheriff’s Lt. Darrell Powers said what led to the altercation is not clear and those who may know are not talking.

Tease photo

Animation shows look of planned Jackson High gym

The Butts County Board of Education agreed March 10 to spend a maximum of $4.9 million for the gym addition.

Tease photo

Jackson High Symphonic Band earns all superior ratings

Jackson High School musicians performed three prepared pieces for the judges and one sight-reading piece, which students had six minutes to learn and perform.

Tease photo

Church Calendar: Easter week services announced

Churches in Butts County and surrounding areas announce their Easter week services.

Tease photo

Knights of Columbus present donation from St. Mary Church

The toiletriy items were donated to the Butts County Department of Family and Children Services by the parishioners of St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Jackson.

Tease photo

Rock Springs announces March Star Students

The following students are the March Star Students at Rock Springs Christian Academy in Milner.

Tease photo

AREA BIRTHS: Master Williams

He was born at 12:09 a.m. Feb. 26 at Piedmont Henry Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Butts County authorities investigating stabbing

What led to the altercation is not clear but the investigation is ongoing.

Tease photo

Dixie Divas: More than an Easter basket

Her faith was undergirded by eternal, heavenly salvation wrought by the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary and His resurrection three days later.

Happy Birthday: April 1-8

April 1: Kelvin Noel Reese, Mrs. Will Thompson, James Warthen Cook, Dolly Barnes, Marguerite Durden Young, Mrs. W.D. Turner …

Tease photo

A Stroll Down Memory Lane: April 1, 2015

2005: Dog Jog winners announced

The winners of last weekend’s McIntosh Dog Jog were John Tankard and Harley, first place; Robert Jordan and Cosmo, second place; Jody Glidewell and Scottie, third place; and Kelly Raney and Sir Grasshopper, fourth place.

Judge Hugh Sosebee

Judge Hugh Dorsey Sosebee, 98, of Forsyth, Georgia passed away March 18, 2015

Keith Cowne

Keith Cowne, 63, passed away on Monday, March 16, at 2:00 am in his home.

Alma Bearden

Alma Graham Bearden, age 95, of Jackson passed away Wednesday evening, March 18, 2015 at Westbury Medical Care Home.

Tease photo

Charges upgraded to murder in November shooting of man at Shell station in Riverdale

Charges upgraded to murder in November shooting of Hill, 21.

Tease photo

Church Calendar: Blood drive at Rock Springs

Rock Springs Church, at 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner, will host a Red Cross blood drive at the church’s Branch Building gym March 26 from 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Gwinnett County Schools teachers to receive 4.38 percent raise, beginning salary up to $41,028

Within the 4.38 raise is a 2.5 percent cost-of-living-adjustment that means the average teacher in GCPS will hold a master’s degree or higher, have 14 years of experience and earn $57,372, which translates to $79,986, including benefits.

Tease photo

SOCCER: Red Devils remain undefeated | PHOTOS

Girls blank Kendrick

The Red Devils are 8-0 overall and 3-0 in region play after knocking off Peach County on the road 3-0 March 18 and Kendrick on Friday.

Tease photo

Red Devils winning streak continues | PHOTOS

The Red Devils are now 4-0 since losing to Central High of Carrollton March 9. Of the nine games they’ve played so far in March, the Carrollton game represents their only loss.

Tease photo

Tennis season in full swing for Jackson High School

With three matches this season played as of last week, the Lady Devils were 1-2 and the Red Devils were a perfect 3-0.


Archive by year

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015