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Kinder Camp teaches students about upcoming school year | PHOTOS

Free program helps students learn their way around

Kinder Campers got a taste of not only breakfast and lunch, but of the learning activities the new school year will have in store for them.

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School Supplies: Local drive aids students, families | PHOTOS

The eighth annual community school supplies drive, hosted by a coalition of Butts County churches, local organizations and other donors, this year supplied 500 book bags to local students just in time to start school Aug. 5.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Roasted peaches simply another way to enjoy delicious fruit

Roasted peaches simply another way to enjoy delicious fruit

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Jackson officials receive training

Several Jackson city officials received training at the Georgia Municipal Association conference in June through the Howard F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute.

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BRADY: Beware of being consumed by worry

It is not ordinary, prudent foresight that Jesus is forbidding. It is worry.

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Consumer Qs: Alternatives for butterfly gardens

When starting a butterfly garden, there are many other plants that are just as good or better than butterfly bush and that you don’t have to worry about becoming invasive.

Happy Birthday: July 29-Aug. 5

Birthdays in and around Butts County for the week of July 29-Aug. 5.

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Dixie Divas: Too much information

The things people will tell on Facebook are astounding. Sometimes I hear Mama’s voice in my head saying, “I don’t believe I’d told that.”

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: July 29, 2015

2005: Jackson man thwarts home invasion

News from around Butts County 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Butts County officials dedicate newest fire station | PHOTOS

Butts County officials on Friday dedicated the county’s newest fire station, located in the Indian Springs community and dubbed Station 8.

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Leisure Services inducts members into Hall of Fame | PHOTOS

Youth sports program honors coaches, volunteers, sponsors

Twelve awards went to longtime supporters named to the Hall of Fame and as Coaches of the Year in each sport.

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New Butts County administrator welcomed with reception

Keith Moffett was confirmed as the Butts County administrator by the Board of Commissioners July 13 and began work in the role Monday.

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Jackson resident summits Mount Fuji

Climbing Japan’s tallest mountain has been a goal of Jackson resident Johnnie Sylvain’s for some time.

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Community Calendar: Historical Society to meet Thursday

Check out our Community Calendar for a list of upcoming meetings and events in and around Butts County.

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Expert Advice: Georgia 4-H agents promoting ATV safety

Two 4-H agents now teach ATV safety rules at a weeklong summer safety program and in sessions with area middle school students.

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Expert Advice: Soil tests can help cure lawn problems

Lawns that are given mostly nitrogen fertilizer will quickly green up after each application and appear to be healthy for a while. But, without the other essential nutrients, such as phosphorus and potassium, the lawn will eventually thin out and die from malnutrition.

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Consumer Qs: Moisture-loving plants for wet soils

The water from an air conditioner may be used to water plants, or the drip area may be used as a bed for moisture-loving plants.

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