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Historic Jonesboro dances through history at Tara Ball

This was the Tara Ball — a reenactment of a typical 19th century ball hosted Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. in the Eagle’s Landing Country Club Aug. 9.

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Kilpatrick’s Raid was the precursor to the Battle of Jonesborough | PHOTOS

A few weeks before Gen. William T. Sherman marched his troops into Clayton County to cut the final supply line for Confederates in Atlanta, Union cavalrymen led by Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick conducted raids in an attempt to cut it.

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Sigma Chi monument shows another side to the Southern Crescent’s Civil War history

Celebrated chapter was established near Lovejoy

The Sigma Chi memorial in Lovejoy represents an often overlooked chapter in the Southern Crescent’s Civil War history.

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Catholic priest killed at Battle of Jonesborough holds historical significance

Emmeran Bliemel was first chaplain to die in line of duty during an American battle

The Rev. Emmeran Bliemel made military history when he died during the Battle of Jonesborough.

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Butts County officials break ground on new fire station | PHOTOS

Douglas Manning, Butts County’s director of operations and director of Community Development, said the station will be about 17,000 square feet and take about six months to build.

Battles at Lovejoy’s Station bookend Battle of Jonesborough

While Confederates tried to raid Union supply lines from North Georgia to East Tennessee, Union Gen. William Sherman, to counter their moves, sent Judson Kilpatrick to sever Rebel supply lines in hopes of forcing them out of Atlanta.

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Two days of battle at Jonesborough changed Georgia, national history

The Battle of Jonesborough is not as well remembered as other Civil War battles, such as Gettysburg or Antietam, but its outcome did help shape the future of a region and a nation.

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Book sale includes author signing

Doyle Renolds will be signing copies of his new novel, “Three Apache Arrows,” on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Daughtry Foundation building.

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Butts County Fair returning Sept. 2-6

The event is a fundraiser for the Exchange Club, which uses the money raised for a number of local charitable efforts.

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Butts County Chamber of Commerce welcomes 3 Henry County businesses

Three businesses in a strip mall at 6965 Ga. Highway 42 S. in Locust Grove — Country Financial, Kritter Kutz Pet Salon and L.A. Beauty Supply & More — have joined the Butts County Chamber of Commerce.

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Church News: Joshua’s Place hosting movie screening

The featured film will be “God’s Not Dead.” Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold.

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Dixie Divas: Simple meal the most satisfying

In my growing-up days, Mama cooked a pot of pintos at least once a week and always, without fail, stretched it into two nights’ worth of supper.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Aug. 27, 2014

Officials with the Georgia Department of Corrections on Aug. 27 uncovered an apparent escape plan by an unspecified number of death row inmates at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Happy Birthday: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Aug. 27: D.N. Meredith, Mrs. C.E. Washington, Constance C. Cook, John Calvin Fish, Eileen Willard, Douglas Freeman, Mrs. Kitty E. Goens …

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