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Piedmont Academy awarded grant

The grant will be used to purchase fencing for the school’s softball field.

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BRADY: Why character counts

Character is the essential “stuff” a person is made of.

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RICH: The liberation of a pickup truck

I had done everything but the paint job when I realized that the truck, which drives like a dream, gets six miles to the gallon.

Backyard Brawl parking, T-shirt information announced

The Red Devils will be on the road this year to play the game in Dan Pitts Stadium.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Aug. 26, 2015

2005: Class of 1955 holds 50-year reunion

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

Happy Birthday: Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Butts County birthdays for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2.

Time running out to enter Jackson Progress-Argus contest for new car, trip to Florida

The Jackson Progress-Argus and its six sister newspapers are partnering with Visit Florida to give away a 2015 Mazda CX-5 and a three-night stay at One Ocean Resort and Spa at Jacksonville.

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Store Here Jackson hosts ribbon cutting

Store Here Jackson, formerly Storage Village, held a Butts County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event and ribbon cutting Aug. 12.

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Crafts class planned at Butts County Senior Center

A Butts County Senior Center member plans to present a jewelry making class at the center.

Expert: No heat relief in Georgia until later this year

Average temperatures during July were about 1 to 2 degrees above normal and are projected to be slightly warmer in August.

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Butts County Genealogical Society renews plans for cemetery cleanup

Indian Springs site may include church grounds

Members of the Butts County Genealogical Society hope to resume work at the cemetery in Indian Springs State Park.

Church Calendar: Mt. Pleasant beginning three-night revival

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, at 557 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Flovilla, will host a three-night revival at 7 p.m. Aug. 19-21.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Apple nachos a tart but sweet addition to any event

The very first Recipe Box dish I presented to readers was how-to-make caramel apples. So I thought it was only fitting that the last recipe I would offer up would be a caramel apple recipe.

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Jackson Elementary student wins state writing award

She wrote it as a fourth-grader and her teacher last year, Debbie Bell, turned it in as a Georgia Young Author prize contender. It came back as the fourth-grade winner.

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Consumer Qs: Fuel container warning to be taken seriously

Question: I always see the “Do not put fuel in unapproved containers” warning at the gas pump, but have never really known what this meant. What is an approved container?

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