Happy Birthday: April 16-23

April 16: Felton Smith, Joyce Taylor, Franklin Batchelor, Jean Ann Evans, Richard Ivey, George Lindsey, Pam Landrum, Douglas Frost

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Community Calendar: Spring Fling plant sale Saturday

Vendors will have plants, honey, jams, jellies and handcrafted items for sale.

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AREA BIRTHS: Little Miss Haley

She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Happy Birthday: April 9-16

April 9: Alfred Coleman, Alice Ann Moore, Geraldine Barnes, Mrs. J.S. Robison, Mrs. Otis Stephens, Mrs. J.D. Stephens, Mrs. LaDelle Letson

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Community Calendar: Kindergarten registration Wednesday, Thursday

The Butts County School System will hold kindergarten registration April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the centralized registration office in the Ernest Battle Professional Development Center located at 218 Woodland Way in Jackson.

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Church News: Many programs at Jackson UMC

Kids Korner will be at 5 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Middle School Youth will be at 5 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Dinner, with a menu of country fried steak, rice and gravy, macaroni and cheese, bread, salad and dessert, will be at 6 p.m.

Happy Birthday: April 2-9

April 2: Edward Leaverne Cook, Ernest Brooks, C.B. Guest III, Ben Hill Dover, Mrs. Marvin Mangham, Roy Keith Williams, Trude Tharpe

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Community Calendar: Dance studio fundraising Kick-A-Thon Thursday

The fundraising event raises money toward fighting spinal muscular atrophy.

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Jackson native celebrates 100th birthday

After retiring from Atlanta schools, she taught again in Jackson before retiring a second time.

Happy Birthday: March 26-April 2

March 26: Carlton Thompson, Barbara Duke, Mrs. Lee Redman, Mindy Forehand, Beau Franklin, Mrs. Shirley Wommack

Happy Birthday: March 19-26

March 19: Miss Sarah Bond, Mrs. O.E. Leverette, Andrew Moore, Thomas Smith, Mrs. W.A. White, Peggy L. Malcolm, Jose Deraney …

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Church News: Revival continues at Friendship Baptist

March 12, Pastor Harvey Norris of the New Hope Baptist Church will be the special guest.

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Community Calendar: Blood drive Thursday at Atlanta South

Atlanta South 75 Travel Center, at 122 Truck Stop Way, Jackson, will host a LifeSouth blood drive March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donors will receive a coupon for a free buffet meal.

Happy Birthday: March 12-19

March 12: Billy Enlow, Kenneth Campbell, Sandra Elaine Knowles, Mrs. Allan Brittain, Timothy Warren Thaxton, Mrs. Richard D. Stewart …

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Community Calendar: Madelyn Patterson ‘Hometown Celebration’ concert Friday

The singer-songwriter will sing and talk about being on “American Idol.”