Retired Educators, June 6

The Butts County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. June 6 at The Blind Pig Restaurant, 873 Barnetts Bridge Road, Jackson. All members are invited to attend. Call 770-775-3465 for more information.

Jackson cleanup day, June 8

The Jackson Clean City Task Force will host its next cleanup day June 8, with the rain-out day of June 15. Stop by City Hall, at 134 S. Oak St., to sign in and receive supplies. For more information, call Clean City Task Force Chairperson Nikki Sowell at 770-550-3065, City Clerk Brittany Brown at 770-775-7535, or City Councilman Don Cook at 770-775-2234.

Ham cram, July 20

The Amateur Radio Club of Butts County, an ARRL-affiliated radio club, will hold a technician license “Ham Cram” on July 20 at Butts County Fire Department Station No. 7 on Colwell Road. The ham cram is a license test preparation session and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Technician is the entry level amateur radio license. An amateur radio license testing session will follow immediately at 4 p.m. The ham cram is free, however there is a $15 fee for the license test. Registration is suggested.

For ham cram information or to register, call 404-644-6585 or 770-957-0779. For information about the Amateur Radio Club of Butts County visit or see the club’s Facebook page at

Butts County Fall Festival, Oct. 26

The Butts County Fall Festival, presented by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 around the square in Jackson. The Chamber is now accepting vendor applications. Email, pick up an application at the Butts County Administration Building or Jackson, Jenkinsburg or Flovilla city halls, or download an application from

Cookbooks available

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

Head Start enrollment

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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