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Happy Birthday: Oct. 8-15

Oct. 8: Benjamin Fuqua, Maurice Langley, Thomas Richard Hall, Mrs. G.E. Maddox, Scott Ball, Jack Baynes Jr., Charles Sibley Jr., Wally H. Cawthon …

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Community Calendar: Jackson Veterans Memorial Park plaque deadline Wednesday

The City of Jackson is accepting applications and payments for 12-inch-square plaques to be added to the walls at Jackson Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s application deadline is Oct. 1.

Happy Birthday: Oct. 1-8

Oct. 1: Marion Thaxton, Bernard Byrd, Mrs. L.W. Nobles, Dennis McCranie, Cathy Compton, Lori Jackson, Page E. Meadow, Kathy Murray, Debbie Mealey, Jean E. Bonner …

Happy Birthday: Sept. 24-Oct. 1

Sept. 24: Mrs. Doyle Jones Jr., Walter Lawrence Batchelor, Lois Martin, Mrs. W.J. Nolan, Jenny W. Summers, Susan O’Neal Jones …

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Community Calendar: LifeSouth blood drive Wednesday

Atlanta South 75 Travel Center, at 122 Truck Stop Way, Jackson, will host a LifeSouth blood drive Sept. 10 from 2 to 7 p.m.

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Area Engagements: Hosford-Upchurch

The couple is actively involved with the children’s program at Abundant Life Church.

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BIRTHS: Little Miss Darnell

She was born at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

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Jackson High School majorettes return to Red Regiment

This year, the Red Regiment Marching Band will once again include the twirling, moves and sparkle of majorettes.

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Community Calendar: Jackson to host Red Devil tailgate party

The City of Jackson and its sponsors are hosting the city’s first tailgate party celebrating the Red Devils’ season opener on Friday, Aug. 29, in the city parking lot located at the corner of Third and South Oak streets, next to City Hall.

Happy Birthday: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Aug. 27: D.N. Meredith, Mrs. C.E. Washington, Constance C. Cook, John Calvin Fish, Eileen Willard, Douglas Freeman, Mrs. Kitty E. Goens …

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Community Calendar: Butts County senior center offering free computer classes

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services Senior Citizens Center is offering beginning computer classes free of charge for Butts County seniors.

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Area Engagements: Smith-Thomas

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Sondra Branan of Jackson, Frank and Mary Bennett of Williamson, and Warren and Leila Smith of Jackson. She graduated from Jackson High School in 2008 and attended Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

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Area Births: MASTER LUNDQUIST

He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Happy Birthday: Aug. 13-20

Aug. 13: Bettie Ann Gunn, Levie Maddox, L.C. Hayes, Nita Gail Bowen, Mrs. Morris Young, Dane Ray Brown, Charlotte Colwell, Hugh Weaver,

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Area Engagements: Young-Curry

The bride’s mother, Joyce Morgan Young, is formerly of Jackson, and her grandparents, Otho and Thelma Morgan, were lifelong residents here.