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Happy Birthday: March 25-April 1

March 25: Dorothy Maddox, W.C. James, George Lamar Weaver, J.V. Wallace, Jimmy Evans, David Ridgeway Jr., Tonie Meredith, Jerry Long …

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: March 25, 2015

2005: Jackson High cheer team places first in region

The Jackson High School cheerleading squad placed first in the region, which qualified it to compete on the state level.

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Going Green: Butts County Lions Club hosts St. Patrick's Day fundraiser | PHOTOS

Greater Butts County Lions Club President Faith Ford said the club began hosting the event not long after it organized six years ago.

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Community Calendar: Arts council to host monthly meeting

The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts is meeting this month on March 19. Contact the council at MembershipArtsCouncil@gmail.com for more information.

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Garden Time: Planning, preparation key to growing success

Millard Daniel has been growing his own food for many years and he says gardening can be done successfully by anyone with some basic gardening knowledge.

Indian Springs State Park to host Spring Fling

In addition to traditional fair foods, residents can peruse 19 booths featuring items like handmade quilts, stained glass, wood crafts and marshmallow blow guns during the Indian Springs State Park Spring Fling March 21.

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Blueberry specialist, ag engineer studying spraying techniques

Spraying blueberries with insecticides is a common practice, but some growers have expressed concern about how to get the best results.

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Butts County elementary chorus groups receive superior ratings

The Butts County Elementary Honor Chorus, with directors Laura Beth Bomar, McMahon and Theresa Hobbs, performed “When I Turn My Heart to Heaven” by Joseph Martin and “Firefly” by Andy Beck.

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Church Calendar: St. Mary hosting Lenten penance service

There will be several priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church’s Lenten penance service.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sweet mini muffins a time-saver and crowd-pleaser

Today’s seemingly easy recipe is called Joyful mini muffins.

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Tumble team competes at invitational

The REC FORCE Tumble Team is coached by Jason and Jessica Edwards.

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Rock Springs students compete in music fest

The students receive private piano lessons from Robin Jones.

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Dixie Divas: When Mama planned on dying

When one preacher didn’t show her the proper respect by visiting as he should have, he was marked off the list as a participant in her final goodbye.

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Gordon State College to open new student center

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Gordon State College’s new Student Activity and Recreation Center will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19 followed by tours of the 55,000-square-foot facility.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: March 18, 2015

2005: Red Devils baseball team remains undefeated

The Jackson High School Red Devils baseball team is off to an undefeated start this season, going 8-0 overall and 2-0 in region 4AA

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