William McIntosh DAR, May 16

The William McIntosh chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 16 at the Chapter House located at 222 S. Mulberry St., Jackson. The program will consist of a presentation by Jane Hampton and Barbara Fincher on “The First Breach of Promise Court Case in the Colonies.” All members, associates, prospective members and guests are invited. The NSDAR is open to any woman 18 years old or older who can prove descent from ancestors who fought or provided service during the American Revolution.

Samuel Johnson


celebration, May 18

The community is invited to a birthday celebration for Samuel L. Johnson from noon to 3 p.m. May 18 at Jackson United Methodist Church, at 409 E. Third St., Jackson. For more information, call Velma Johnson at 770-653-3898.

Trail ride, May 18

The Georgia Arabian Horse Association’s Spring Trail Ride will take place beginning at 10 a.m. May 18 at Ashland Farms, 541 Ga. Highway 138, Covington. The GAHA member rider fee is $20 and the non-GAHA member rider fee is $25. Both fees include lunch. Riders should be experienced. A maximum of 25 riders will be allowed. Riders must register by May 13 by emailing zharabian@yahoo.com.

Towaliga CASA golf tournament, May 22

Towaliga Court Appointed Special Advocates will host the Give a Child a Voice golf tournament May 22 at Hickory Hill Golf Club, 209 Biles Road, Jackson. Check-in will be at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Call 770-358-5629 or email DCrawford@tacourts.com.

Historical Society, May 23

The Butts County Historical Society will host Robert Jordan at 7 p.m. May 23 for a discussion on the development of roads in middle Georgia from Indian paths to routes settlers followed as they poured into the territory Georgia acquired from the Creeks in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1821. Jordan is a Jasper County surveyor and engineer, which led to his interest as he located roads and trails in our area of the state of Georgia. The Butts County Historical Society meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Daughtry Foundation Building, 221 E. College St., Jackson. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

Summer Reading Program, May 28

The Summer Reading Program at the Jackson-Butts County Public Library kicks off May 28 with “Interactive Stories and Songs” with Jennifer Daniels. Performances are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A “tween” musical workshop program for those 9 and older will be held at 6 p.m. The library is located at 436 E. College St., Jackson. Call 770-775-7524.

Sparkle and Shine Gala, June 1

WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteer Services will host the Sparkle and Shine Gala from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 in the fellowship hall of Jackson United Methodist Church, at 409 E. Third St. The event will include vendors, a silent auction, two speakers and a luncheon with door prizes. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance beginning April 16. For tickets, call 470-278-4571 or 678-618-4892 or see any Volunteer Services member.



WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteer Services is selling cookbooks for $13. For more information, call 678-618-4892.

Head Start


The McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and pre-K programs for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

The Early Head Start program is for expectant mothers and children ages 8 weeks to 3 years old. The Head Start program is for children who have or will turn 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2019. Pre-K is for children who will have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2019. Children with disabilities are given priority.

Head Start and Early Head Start are free programs and require families to meet federal guidelines. Pre-kindergarten is a free program with no income guidelines.

Applications may be picked up at the Department of Family and Children Services, Health Department, WIC program office, or at the office in any of McIntosh Trail’s seven counties: Butts, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson. Pre-K is available only in Henry, Spalding, Newton and Upson counties.

For more information, call 770-775-4293.

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Managing Editor

Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.