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Butts County authorities arrest trio of burglary suspects

The suspects were arrested following a burglary reported Tuesday on Fincherville Road.

Jackson grandfather wins $100,000 lottery prize

The winning ticket was purchased at the Highway 42 S. BP in Locust Grove.

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Musings: Beliefs shouldn't be forced on others

When we are super-fanatic over any cause, we usually defeat the spirit, the celebration and the joy of it.

Happy Birthday: Dec. 24-31

Dec. 24: Mrs. Walter Pettigrew, Hazel Moss Lummus, Miss Eva Maddox, Mrs. E.L. Wilson, Julia Ann Moody, Randall Wilson, Janet McKibben…

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BRADY: What Christmas is all about

God wanted a way to get this truth over to the human family so He had to figure out a way to do it. And God figured that the best way to do it was to put it into the most lovable form known to humankind — a baby.

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Dixie Divas: The tree in the window

picture window. That is the key to this story of Christmas for it was there that our Christmas tree was placed, lights — always the big bulb, multi-colored lights — glimmering brightly to show that our home was celebrating Christmas.

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Butts County senior citizens treated to Christmas meal | PHOTOS

The Christmas meal was provided by the Department of Leisure Services with support from the Greater Butts County Lions Club, according to senior center Site Manager Chrissy Crabtree.

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Butts Men of Action donate to Can-a-thon

The Butts Men of Action made the donation during the Jackson City Council’s Dec. 16 meeting.

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Ga. Power group donates to Butts County literacy program

The Ferst Foundation’s goal is to boost early literacy by ensuring access to reading materials in the home.

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Pen and Ink: The recipe for legislative success

To get other lawmakers to bite, the chef that cooked up the original bill has to sprinkle on a little salt or sugar.

Bradley Waits

Bradley Lyn Lucy Waits, age 53, of Jackson, GA, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Westbury Medical Care Home.

Claire Brown

Claire Brown died peacefully at her home on Jackson Lake at the age of 88 on November 25, 2014.

John Cook

Mr. John Marcus Cook, age 83, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away December 8, 2014

Jane Settle

Jane Anne Settle, age 88, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, of complications from Alzheimers, in Jackson, Georgia.

Linda Argo

Linda Faye Saunders Argo, age 68, of Jenkinsburg, GA passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.

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Wrestling Red Devils pick up first wins

Jackson High head wrestling coach William Montana Hamby said Oden helped set the pace for the Red Devils’ win at home Dec. 9 by getting the first pin early in his match.

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Jackson Police Department bookings: Dec. 17, 2014

The following names and charges appeared in the Jackson Police Department jail logbook during the period of Dec. 9-16.

Flovilla delays budget adoption

Will skip Nativity scene this year

After a half-hour budget workshop prior to Monday’s regular City Council meeting, officials voted to delay adoption of the budget until the next meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 12.

Ebola, celebrity deaths tops for 2014 web searches in Georgia

The Ebola virus and celebrities who died this year dominated search trends in Georgia.

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Butts County school board votes to extend superintendent's contract

Board Vice Chairman Johnny Morris said the board, which approved a one-year extension, is “very pleased” with the superintendent’s performance.

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