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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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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.

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Church News: Jackson UMC chancel choir rehearsals resume

Chancel choir rehearsals at Jackson United Methodist Church, 409 E. Third St., resume Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Friends are invited to join.

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Community Calendar: Luncheon to focus on Indian Springs resources

Partners for Smart Growth will host an open meeting for residents to learn more about the economic impact produced by three of the county’s resources: Dauset Trails Nature Center, Indian Springs State Park and the Village at Indian Springs.

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Area Births: Master Brown

Grandparents are Kathy and Wade Turner of Jenkinsburg, Nancy and Bobby Brown of Milledgeville, and Freda and Donnie Daniel of Forsyth.

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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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Area Engagements: Cawthon-Pinholster

The wedding is planned for Oct. 11, 2014 at the Farley Plantation in Milner.