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Jackson Presbyterian Church Spring Fling brings variety of vendors (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

A variety of vendors sold their springtime wares at Jackson Presbyterian Church’s Spring Fling and Community Plant Sale held on the church lawn April 12.

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Opening Day: 50 teams take the field (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

Opening Day: 50 teams take the field

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services’ Opening Day parade and first-pitch ceremony April 12 kicked off a day of competition among youth teams ages 4 to 14.

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Dixie Divas: Remembering all my Easters

If there is a day that is a touchstone for each year of my life, it is Easter.

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Seniors, youths team up for United Way Shoebox Project (WITH VIDEO)

The Shoebox Project campaign this year runs from March 1 to May 1.

Consumer Qs: Small pumpkin variety has mystery name

One plant may be known by many different names, and one variety of plant may be known by different names as well.

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Diverse menu at Santana’s Tex-Mex Grill in Flovilla

Santana’s Tex-Mex Grill offers a diverse menu that includes basic Mexican food items, as well as hamburgers, steak, crab claws, fried frog legs, bison burgers and alligator wraps.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: April 16, 2014

2004: Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader wins design contest

Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader Tyler Van Dusen was the winner of the Governor’s Student Design Competition for Manufacturing Appreciation Week. He received $500 and lunch with the governor.

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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Museum projects bring novels to life

Jackson High School students are given the task of interpreting a novel and creating a museum display that incorporates a number of elements, including a video, art, vocabulary words, music and artifacts all tied to the book.

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Dauset Trails Nature Center set to hold bluegrass festival, egg hunt

For the first time in 14 years, Dauset Trails Nature Center will hold its Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival and Easter egg hunt on separate dates and one week before Easter Sunday.

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Spalding Regional Hospital wound-care center recognized

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine was recently given the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics Inc.

Jackson woman wins $5 million lottery prize

The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron station in McDonough, at 898 Ga. Highway 81 E.

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Recreation volunteers honored at Hall of Fame banquet (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services held its 15th annual Volunteer Recognition Hall of Fame Banquet on March 31 to recognize and honor those in the community who have given their time and resources to the department.

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Senior field trips offer social time (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

Field trips like the one to Noah’s Ark provide senior citizens an opportunity to learn new things, to socialize, and to improve their health and well-being.

Consumer Qs: Tires make ideal home for mosquitoes

The tire holds enough water to hatch mosquito eggs and offers protection from predators and insecticide treatments.

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Henderson Middle School cafeteria worker competing in state contest

Deborah Hudgins won the systemwide and district cooking competitions with a breakfast casserole that has ingredients that include ham, eggs, cheddar cheese, 1-percent milk and wheat bread.

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