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Consumer Qs: Pick ripened blueberries but leave rest for later

On the bright side, this means an extended blueberry season for fresh Georgia Grown blueberries.

Make children’s health part of back-to-school planning

The back-to-school season provides a great opportunity to think about a good health checklist.

The all-important obituaries

Sometimes, at our Sunday dinner table, my family will launch into a discussion about what we want at our funerals and who is not to darken the door of the church to pretend to pay respects.

A Stroll Down Memory Lane: July 30, 2014

2004: Butts County Teacher of the Year chosen

Henderson Middle School special needs teacher Sherryl George has been named 2004 Teacher of the Year for the Butts County School System.

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Jenkins presented white coat during ceremony

Jenkins, 23, is the son of Premessa Jenkins and David Jenkins of Jackson.

Happy Birthday: July 30-Aug. 6

July 30: Lovett Fletcher, A.M. Watkins, Thomas Albert Jones, Mrs. Wayne Sproggins, Will Teagle, David Dahlin, Mrs. Frances Bennet …

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AREA BIRTHS: Little Miss Swearengin

Grandparents are Richard and Vickie Swearengin of Monroe, Tandi and David Polk of Jackson, and the late Charles Walden.

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Collins falls to Hice for spot on November ballot

After a failing to secure his party's nomination in 2010, Hice will now be the Republican standard-bearer this fall when he faces Democrat Ken Dious in the election for the 10th Congressional District.

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Collins topped by Hice for spot on November ballot

After a failing to secure his party's nomination in 2010, Hice will now be the Republican standard-bearer this fall when he faces Democrat Ken Dious in the election for the 10th Congressional District.

Richard "Rick" Raines

Richard Dale Rick Raines, age 61, of Jackson, GA passed away Tuesday , July 15, 2014 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Martha Jane "Marty" Kyle

Mrs. Martha Jane Marty Kyle, age 76, of McDonough Road, Jackson, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice.

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Hice tops Collins for spot on November ballot

Hice will face Democrat Ken Dious in the general election for the 10th Congressional District.

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Perdue tops Kingston, to face Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate seat

In Gwinnett, Perdue beats Kingston by a little more than 4,000 votes.

Local runoff election results in

Local results from today's runoff elections are in from the Butts County elections office.

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Butts County authorities: Clerk dealt pot over store counter

Inside, they found 3 ounces of suspected marijuana along with a number of other items of paraphernalia that were seized, including scales and pipes.

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Suspect arrested in convenience store burglary

Authorities said store surveillance footage showed a person throw a rock through the glass front door of the store around 1 a.m.

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Youth program keeps kids on basketball court

Eddie Berry, a City of Jackson streets department employee, said he has been coaching the league for roughly five years.

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Preparations underway for battle re-enactment

HAMPTON — More than 2,000 Civil War re-enactors are set to descend on Nash Farm Battlefield in September.

BBB offers tips for saving on vacation travel

Whether travelers are planning to load up the car with the family or fly to a getaway, the Better Business Bureau says there are ways to reduce the sting of vacation expenses.

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Candidate qualifies in District 4 election

Howard McIntyre, a 69-year-old retiree, qualified to run for the seat by gathering the required number of signatures from voters in his district.

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