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Campaign, reception lead to Relay For Life event

On Thursday, the Survivor Reception at First Baptist Church of Jackson attracted more than 60 cancer survivors who took time to mingle, dine and be entertained by a Stark Elementary School singing group.

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Dixie Divas: Mama B was a most memorable mother

For a long time, Mama simply seethed as Mama B proudly recounted the story. Finally, several years after Daddy died, Mama had had enough.

Happy Birthday: May 6-13

May 6: Mrs. B.F. Mitchell, Conner Dodson, James Lawton, Albert Cleveland Smith, W.J. James, Mrs. John Cochran, Harry Allen Reeves, William Dawson Heath …

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: May 6, 2015

2005: Homeowners receive revaluation notices

They had 30 days to appeal. It was the first time in many years the county had revalued all property in a single year.

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Area Engagements: Young-Jones

The wedding and reception are planned for Sept. 19. Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Jackson.

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Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club welcomes new member

Betsy Brown recently joined the Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club

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Cystic fibrosis fundraiser Saturday at Abundant Life

Beth’s Angels, a fundraising team with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is hosting an open-air market May 2.

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Seniors, campers make United Way boxes

Through the 10th annual Shoebox Project, United Way is collecting toiletry items to be distributed to women and children in emergency transitional situations.

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Community Calendar: Relay For Life Survivor Dinner Thursday

Cancer survivors and a caregiver are invited to attend the Butts County Relay For Life Survivor Dinner.

Daughtry team wins local Stock Market Game

Isabella Burrell and Makayla Harris, guided by teacher Tracy Valentini, over 10 weeks took $100,000 and turned it into $107,866, making them winners of the Georgia Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game for the Butts County School System.

School nutrition program recognized for gains

Department to apply for breakfast grant

All five schools had a breakfast and lunch participation increase this year of 3 percent over last year, with the elementary schools getting a nod for having constant high breakfast participation.

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Jackson High receives sportsmanship award

Only one school in each division in each region is chosen to receive this annual award. The GHSA takes into consideration all aspects of sportsmanship during events

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Cutting edge: Knife maker turns old into new | PHOTOS

Ronnie Lyon makes custom blades from scratch — and the scratched

If it’s a good, solid piece of steel, Ronnie Lyon can probably make a knife out of it.

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Jackson native crowned Miss Brightmoor

Christine Price retired in 1998 from Southern States Inc. She has been residing at Brightmoor Nursing Home since September 2014.

COLLEGE NOTES: Glanton on top-10 team at Clayton State

The Society for Human Resource Management case competition was held in Baltimore, Md.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Easy creamsicle cake is ready in half an hour

Everyone should have a cake recipe on hand that doesn’t call for eggs, butter and oil.


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