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Dixie Divas: The legacy of Don Light

The service was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame, fitting since Don Light was chairman of the Hall of Fame board and served for many years on the board of the Country Music Association.

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane: Feb. 25, 2015

2005: Donations pour in for Griffin Tech campus

Local businesses, industries and citizens showed their support for a proposed Butts County campus of Griffin Technical College by pledging more than $154,000 during a fundraising radio “telethon” Feb. 18 on WJGA.

Happy Birthday: Feb. 25-March 4

Feb. 25: Ronald Cook, Ruth Taylor, Diane Beasley, Edwin Latham, Margaret Elizabeth Lester, J.M.L. Comer, David Pelt, L.R. Ivey …

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City of Flovilla recognizes Kirn for work on water system

The Flovilla City Council recognized William Kirn, contractor for the city’s water system, during its Feb. 9 meeting.

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Ernest Biles tournament raises $40,000

Bob Ryan said the 2014 tournament raised the most money of any in its 19-year history and brings the total donated from the event to $403,230.53.

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Community Calendar: Partners group to discuss government consolidation

The meeting will cover the topic of consolidation of county and city governments. Harry Hayes of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia will present information and answer questions during this time.

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Jackson, Butts County leaders take message to Atlanta | PHOTOS

While the day was a chance to hear from state lawmakers from the local area, the group also heard from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, president pro tem of the Senate.

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Five students recognized for history essays

Sue Oglesby, regent of the William McIntosh chapter of the DAR, said the five winning entries were selected from a total of 243 submitted essays on historical topics.

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Butts County seniors treated to Valentine's dinner, dance

Dozens of senior citizens from around Butts County shared a meal and took to the dance floor Thursday night.

AAA: Pump prices ticking back upward

AAA said seasonal refinery maintenance and a switch to cleaner burning fuels typically pushes prices upward by 30 to 50 cents each spring.

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Consumer Qs: Many possibilities for windowsill planting

If you find your windowsills are too narrow or crowded for the plants you want to grow, investigate expanding your space with a window greenhouse.

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Church Calendar: Jackson UMC to host Ash Wednesday service

Jackson United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday service Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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Henderson Middle School student wins Butts County spelling bee | PHOTOS

Eighth-grader Mallory Watson won Thursday’s Butts County spelling bee and advances to the district-level competition in Eatonton Feb. 28.

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Griffin Choral Arts to perform Mozart requiem

While the film “Amadeus” features only isolated excerpts from the requiem, the Griffin Choral Arts concert will be an opportunity to hear the masterpiece in its entirety.

Butts County Special Olympians compete in bowling outing

Sixteen athletes participated, along with five chaperones, one Key Club member and many parents.

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