To be sure, leadership is very difficult to define. There is a certain elusive mysteriousness about it. There is no set formula.

To hear her talk, one would think the people she hangs around with are awfully gossipy, secretive and quite amorous.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated a total economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2018.

Local artists had to look around the community to find letters that spelled out J-A-C-K-S-O-N. Three of them earned cash prizes for their efforts.

Daughtry Elementary School students took to the stage for the Colt Idol talent show, a fundraiser for their upcoming performance of “The Lion King.”

The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts donated $2,000 for improvements to the Butts County School System’s Rufus Adams Auditorium and announced art scholarships.

There were plenty of paintings, photographs, jewelry and even some textiles entered this year at the Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts contest, Butts County Creates, during the Butts County Fair.

Theresa Hobbs expected her students to be excited about learning to play music. What she did not expect was that they would voluntarily give up their recess to practice.

The auditions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 at Griffin First United Methodist Church, at 1401 Maple Drive.

The Capitol Art Standards Commission is responsible for developing policies and procedures for the acquisition, installation, preservation, maintenance, display and storage of all artwork that is displayed in or on Capitol grounds.

Artwork from Sean Sullivan, the son of Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts co-founder Linda Sullivan Herdina, will return to town for the Fine Arts Festival May 13.

Georgia’s film industry is expanding and Butts County is among the communities that are seeing the growth.

Local artists and art patrons streamed through the doors of United Bank in Jackson on Monday for the opening reception of the bank’s annual local art exhibition.

In the fall one-act play competition, Jackson High School drama students will take a hard look at dyslexia, dementia and death. The competition is being hosted at the Rufus Adams Auditorium. Public performances will be held later this week.

Michael McLarnon is a retired psychiatrist and the author of the “L’Orange Fire” novels, psychological mystery-thrillers set in the near future in Los Angeles.

The Butts County Creates art exhibit and competition will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. Original artwork by non-professional artists must be submitted Sunday, Sept. 25, so artists are asked to get started on their submissions.

Griffin Choral Arts has announced the concert schedule for its 10th anniversary season. The theme for the 2016–17 season is “Standing Ovation” and each concert will have a featured “repeat performance” as well as selections never before performed by the choir.

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