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Piggly Wiggly in Jackson hosts grand re-opening | PHOTOS

Bill Jones, who owns the store, said the Piggly Wiggly originally opened as a Giant Mart in December 1975.

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Butts County students head back to class | READER PHOTOS

Butts County students head back to class

Butts County Schools Superintendent Robert “Buddy” Costley said the first week of a new school year is largely about getting back into a routine, not only for students and teachers but parents, commuters and other community members.

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Opening of School Celebration kicks off new year | PHOTOS

Annual event includes all Butts County School System employees

The Opening of School Celebration is a time when Butts County School System employees all gather under one roof to welcome the new school year — and to announce the Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year.

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Community Calendar: Butts County senior center offering free computer classes

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services Senior Citizens Center is offering beginning computer classes free of charge for Butts County seniors.

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Local American Legion post installs officers

The local American Legion post meets on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. (Special Photo)

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Butts County controller earns certification

Forty-one local officials from around the state earned their Level I or Level II local finance officer certification in the second quarter through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

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Rotary Club welcomes district governor

The Jackson-Butts County Rotary Club welcomed District 6900 Governor Alicia Michael on Aug. 11.

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Fashion show raises funds for Sylvan Grove Hospital Auxiliary | PHOTOS

Fashion show raises funds for hospital supporters

Models worked stage at Jackson United Methodist Church on Saturday, showing off a variety of fashions for a good cause.

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Jackson Knights of Columbus donate backpacks, school supplies

The annual backpack campaign is organized by the Knights of Columbus. Supplies are donated by parishioners of Jackson’s St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church.

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Area Engagements: Smith-Thomas

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Sondra Branan of Jackson, Frank and Mary Bennett of Williamson, and Warren and Leila Smith of Jackson. She graduated from Jackson High School in 2008 and attended Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

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Consumer Qs: Not too late to replace annuals

Question: My annual flowers are looking ragged. I just came back from the beach and some of them look terrible. Is there anything I can plant now (Aug. 6) to replace them with?

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Church News: Jenkinsburg church celebrating 40 years

The Church on the Rock, at 334 Burg Road, Jenkinsburg, will host its 40th anniversary homecoming Aug. 17. A worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a covered-dish luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Jenkinsburg church celebrating 40 years

The Church on the Rock, at 334 Burg Road, Jenkinsburg, will host its 40th anniversary homecoming Aug. 17. A worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a covered-dish luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.

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Turtles shell Guardians for top box office spot

A reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' earns $65 million

“Guardians of the Galaxy’” drops to second, while “Into the Storm” is a distant third.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Fried bananas a sweet treat for the kids

The recipe is simple: bananas, honey and cinnamon.

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