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Jackson resident graduates from Mercer

LaShonda M. Fears has worked for the Butts County School System for 14 years as a paraprofessional.

Newspaper office closed for Memorial Day

The office of the Jackson Progress-Argus is located at 129 S. Mulberry St.

Church Calendar: Men’s Club hosting pancake fundraiser

The Men’s Club of Jackson United Methodist Church will host a pancake fundraiser from 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 30.

Address signs available from Flovilla Fire Department

For residents within the Flovilla Fire Department response area, a member of the fire department will install the sign for free.

Hamilton State Bank merging with Highland Financial Services

The combined banks will operate under the name Hamilton State Bank.

T&K Studios announces recital performers

The show begins at 8 p.m. May 29 and 30, and doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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Program brings teachers into workplaces

The objective of the program is for teachers to have on-site experience at locations where students might be placed for work-based learning experiences.

St. George's Episcopal School announces academic honors

St. George’s Episcopal School recently released its headmaster’s list and honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

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Consumer Qs: Many uses for Texas holey rock

Another possible use for honeycomb limestone is in rock gardens. The rocks are interesting in their own right, and some of the holes could be filled with soil and planted with plants.

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BRADY: Freedom must be cherished, protected

The price of freedom has, indeed, been great. Many of our finest young men and women have given “their last full measure of devotion” for the preservation of this republic.

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Dixie Divas: Writing for a living

Before I knew it, each day had ended and I had accomplished nothing.

Happy Birthday: May 27-June 3

May 27: Ruth Singley, Mrs. J.R. Johnson, Grace Evelyn Johnson, Ed Raven III, Mary Jo Knowles, Laura Lee McCrary, John Roger Kimbell Jr., Mellissa Cantrell, Mrs. Ronald Thompson, William Taylor Whitesides, Mrs. Robert A. Watkins, John H. Bray …

Virginia Leverette

Virginia Carter Leverette, age 86, of Jackson, GA passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Piedmont Healthcare.

Amanda Wisherd

Amanda Michelle Mandi Wisherd, age 35, of Jackson, GA, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Helen Jacobson

Helen Welch Jacobson, age 85, of Jackson, GA passed away early Saturday morning, May 9, 2015 at Autumn Village in Jackson where she had been residing.

George Stephens

Reverend George Alfred Stephens, age 77, of Jackson, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence.

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Ga. Supreme Court justice speaks at Law Day event

David Nahmias addressed the Henry County Bar Association’s Law Day event Monday to remind attorneys how important their chosen profession is.

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No injuries, illnesses reported in Fresh Express ammonia leak

An ammonia leak at Fresh Express was cleared up late afternoon Monday, with no injuries reported.

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CAL THOMAS: What makes a 'journalist' an actual journalist?

OPINION: Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward

The rules of the road to journalistic success have changed dramatically, as has the definition of journalist. Today, one can self-identify as a journalist without any background or experience.

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Community Calendar: Daughters of the Revolution meet Thursday

Regent Sue Oglesby will share the awards the chapter received at the state DAR meeting.

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