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ATLANTA – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order Monday that extends the statewide judicial emergency until May 13. The Chief Justice first declared a judicial emergency on March 14 which was due to expire April 13.

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One of my favorite psalms is psalm 46. The person who wrote it is not naive. He knows that there is nothing easy about life, and in the psalm he speaks of the world falling apart. Consequently, he has every reason to be fearful and anxious.

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ATHENS — Each spring, thousands of K-12 students attend environmental education camps at Georgia 4-H facilities across the state. They hold snakes, hike through creeks and marshes, visit historic sites and enjoy nature; all with a goal of learning about the environment. Since the COVID-19 ou…

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St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, at 359 Old Griffin Road, Jackson, will host a dinner after the 10:30 a.m. Mass Nov. 28.

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St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, at 359 Old Griffin Road, Jackson, will host a dinner after the 10:30 a.m. Mass Nov. 28.

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Karen Hebert, a paraprofessional at Jackson Elementary School (JES), received the Extra-Mile Employee Recognition Award from the Butts County Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Hebert was nominated by JES Paraprofessional Chetoya Fish for always going above and beyon…

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Gov. Brian P. Kemp and Department of Driver Services Commissioner Spencer R. Moore on Saturday announced an emergency operation plan for the agency which includes a 60-day extension for many Georgians with a drivers license and/or ID Card nearing expiration. Along with the extended expiratio…

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Behind every rifleman, pilot, or Navy Seal, nine to 10 support personnel are required for him/her to complete their mission successfully.

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ATLANTA — When the legislative session resumes, Georgia lawmakers will take up a measure originally aimed at bringing better public transit options to people in rural parts of Georgia, especially for seniors who already struggle to shop and attend medical appointments.

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MISSOULA, Mont. – Aurelius Data, the first global patient perception big data company in plant-based medicines, has cautioned the public against the potential harmful side effects that can come from consuming cannabis products with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) if a patient is infected with COVID-19.

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ALBANY – As Albany State University officials monitor and evaluate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), they’ve maintained that the priority is the health and safety of the university’s students, their parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. For this reason, and with the guid…

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What do we intend to do with our lives? As we contemplate this critical question, we need to remember that our dreams are more important than the vehicles we drive.

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St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, at 359 Old Griffin Road, Jackson, will host a dinner after the 10:30 a.m. Mass Nov. 28.

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian P. Kemp and officials with the Georgia Department of Labor addressed Wednesday an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19.

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Out of concern for the safety and security of customers and team members, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is following the recommendation of public health authorities regarding social distancing related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for First Appearance Bond Hearings during the period of March 9-15, 2020:

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The Butts County School System closed schools Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16-18, out of concern for the coronavirus (COVIT-19). Superintendent Dr. Todd Simpson said they were to make a decision on March 18 whether or not to remain closed for a longer period of time, but Gov. Brian K…

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The Jenkinsburg City Council denied a request to rezone 14 acres on Burg Road from AR (Agricultural Residential) to RR-2 (Rural Residential District) during its March 9 meeting. The rezoning would have allowed for the development of a subdivision of 11 homes, eight with driveways off Burg Ro…

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Gov.  Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order Saturday afternoon authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden - at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson - to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to active duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia.

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