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Halloween safety tips

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

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Church Calendar: First Baptist clothing giveaway Saturday

All sizes of clothing will be available.

Consumer Qs: Cold-tolerant tomatoes don't have to be Russian

In the past few years, tomato varieties originating in Siberia and other parts of Russia and the former Soviet republics have come on the market.

Ga. Forestry Commission offering low-cost seedlings

According to the Georgia Forestry Commission, December through February is the best time to plant trees in Georgia and residents can now order low-cost seedlings from the commission.

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Signs go up marking Letsonville

The Butts County Board of Commissioners voted last month to recognize Letsonville as an unincorporated community in western Butts County.

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Rotary Club to create swapping libraries

Monique Tate, a fourth-grade early intervention program teacher at the school, discussed Literacy Explosion during a meeting of the Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club Oct. 7.

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Dixie Divas: Doing public relations when it's too late

If you write enough press releases and fudge the truth enough, it is possible to turn a bad person into a good one.

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BRADY: Criticism should be learned from, left behind

Isn’t it amazing that in every election some people would rather criticize their opponents and say what they are against rather than actually say what they are for?

Happy Birthday: Oct. 22-29

Oct. 22: Doyle Cawthon, Gerald Freeman Butler, Jeri O’Quinn, Nevin Lee Duffey Jr., Walter Rozelle, Amy Lynn Whidby, John Michael Blane …

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Church Calendar: Fish fry at Macedonia Baptist

The menu will include crappie, trout or catfish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and tea.

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Historic items surface at Seven Islands Artifact ID Day | PHOTOS

The event is hosted by the Butts County Historical Society, the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society and the Village at Indian Springs and is held each fall at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum.

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Central Georgia EMC makes local donations

Central Georgia EMC, which is headquartered in Jackson, delivered 22 checks this month totaling $84,640 to area chambers of commerce, school boards, and industrial development authorities throughout its service territory.

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Community Calendar: Garden club district meeting Thursday

The guest speaker will be Margot Shaw, editor of flower magazine and author of “Not so Prim Rose.”

Halloween safety tips

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

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Jackson High FCCLA members attend fall conference

Jackson High School FCCLA advisor Harrileen Conner accompanied four JHS members to the conference.

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