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EXPERT ADVICE: Tips for picking a live Christmas tree

Hold a branch about 6 inches from the top of the tree and allow it to slip through your fingers. If the tree is fresh, very few green needles should come off.

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Expert tips for tasty holiday turkey

To properly thaw the turkey, keep it 24 hours in the refrigerator for each 4 pounds the turkey weighs.

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Rock Springs chorus takes first place

The group will compete in the state competition Jan. 14 in Griffin.

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'Big Jake' visits Piedmont Academy

The stories emphasize morals, loving families and an occasional outdoor adventure.

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Farm Bureau wins fair booth prizes

The Women’s Leadership Committee consisted of Patti Smith, Sandra Barnes, Mary Ruth Watson and Harrileen Conner.

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Consumer Qs: Alternatives to Thanksgiving turkey

There is nothing in the Constitution or the Mayflower Compact that requires every family in America to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving.

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RICH: Giving thanks for those we love

There are two other people that Tink and I love deeply so Thanksgiving makes us ponder on them and pray with gratitude for them.

Happy Birthday: Nov. 25-Dec. 2

Butts County birthdays for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 2.

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New Kiwanis Club chartered in Butts County

The new Kiwanis Club in Butts County is being set up in collaboration with clubs in Monticello, Covington, Conyers and Henry County.

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Westbury parade honors veterans

In all, 23 veterans of the armed forces reside at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson.

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Door decorations honor veterans

Henderson Middle School students bring in family mementos for Veterans Day door contest

Henderson Middle School students put Veterans Day lessons on the doors to their classrooms.

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Veterans remembered in prayer service

American Legion Post 102 observed Veterans Day at the courthouse square in Jackson.

Community Calendar: Social Security workshop Thursday

The workshop will be led by Temp Davis, a financial planner with Integrated Financial Partners.

Coldwell Banker Bullard offices collecting Toys for Tots donations

The final pickup of contributions from these offices this year will take place Dec. 17.

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Church Calendar: First Baptist hosting community Thanksgiving service

A community Thanksgiving service will be held at First Baptist of Jackson, 1227 W. Third St., at 6 p.m. Nov. 22.


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