We have always had them among us: fortune tellers, diviners, readers of palms, tarot cards, tea leaves, stars, horoscopes, discerners of animal entrails, calling on gods of wood and stone, and all sorts of other "seers" who have attempted to convince the gullible that they have the power to predict the future.
WASHINGTON — According to a new study, Americans’ medical debt has grown to greater than $140 billion, becoming the largest source of debt collections in the country and larger than previously known. The burden is disproportionately concentrated in the Republican-led states that have yet to …
ATLANTA — Georgia pediatricians are urging school systems to follow the recently released guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics to support in-person learning, including universal mask-wearing in schools, when students return next month. The advice was published in an open letter t…
ATLANTA — Democrats in the Republican-controlled General Assembly are asking GOP Gov. Brian Kemp to add Medicaid expansion to the legislature’s upcoming redistricting special session.
ATHENS — Georgia’s rivers are getting a better map. Georgia River Network is partnering with EarthViews to create modern, 360-degree digital maps of Georgia rivers, the Athens-based environmental organization said.
ATLANTA — The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Georgia 2021 annual conference will take place in metro Atlanta and online on Oct. 8-9. The conference will include many specialized distinguished speakers from the community, ranging from a variety of topics related to mental health. …
The Psalmist expressed the wonders of creation in a unique way in these two couplets regarding the Almighty, “In whose hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; and His hands formed the dry land” Psalm 95:3-5.
ATLANTA -- Georgia high schools soon will be offering a new career pathway aimed at filling the growing number of technology jobs in the Peach State.
On Saturday, July 31, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Andrell White will host a community wide fun day for children between the ages of 8-17 at the Butts County Dept. Of Leisure Services football area at Daughtry Park.
Fans of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, "Friends," know well that each and every episode is titled, "The One with..." The program is a generational and pop culture icon.
The Interviewee: “If you are recording this, will it be for private use or end up on the air? As I’ve mentioned, anything for public awareness has to operate under my pseudonym, Tom McIntosh. If I was making a presentation to a gathering of Vietnam veterans only, I wouldn’t worry about it.”
Nature enthusiasts often cherish the time they get to spend around a campfire. Whether you’re telling scary stories, having a few drinks after a long hike or just relaxing and gazing up at a starry sky, time spent around a campfire is a unique experience that can make for an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer "breaking news." They would be hilarious if they weren't outrageous or if they didn't contribute to the undermining of human rights and freedom in other countries.
The Butts County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 21, at Tara Properties, the newest real estate office in Butts County, located at 2 Byars Street in Jackson. The chamber looks forward to working with Nicholas Terrell (Broker) & Clayton Terrell (VP As…
ATHENS — Organizational and instructional communication specialist Jennifer Waldeck was named head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She began her tenure on July 1. Waldec…
ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King released the following statement in response to the conviction of former Commissioner Jim Beck:
ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.
Car buyers are getting crushed by the rapid increase in the cost of new and used cars, but my dad’s old-school negotiating techniques might offer some relief.
At the first joint meeting of the cities and county since before the onset of the global pandemic, elected and appointed officials of Butts County and the cities of Jackson, Flovilla and Jenkinsburg came together for a meal at Fresh Air Barbecue on July 8 and to discuss matters of mutual int…
The Butts County School System (BCSS) Nutrition Department recently received the 2021 No Kid Hungry- Hunger Heroes Award. This award was received due to the innovative measures the BCSS Nutrition Department implemented to focus on ending childhood hunger. Special thanks to the BCSS School Nu…
Christopher Trenton Swinford was recognized at the Butts County Board of Education meeting on July 20 for being a 2021 summer graduate of Jackson High School. Swinford was presented his diploma by Jackson High School Principal Will Rustin (right), and Butts County School Superintendent Dr. T…
The Butts County Historical Society hopes to see you as they host the last “Summer Services” with Dr. Ed Hoard preaching at Indian Springs Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.!
ATLANTA — Compared with other states, Georgia has a stunningly low rate of referring poor children to specialty services under Medicaid, according to a recently released report.
Jackson city officials received the city’s FY20 comprehensive annual financial audit during its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 20, and received praise for the way in which it is handling its finances.
Hundreds of cars and trucks poured into the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday morning to register for Snapping Shoals EMC’s second drive-through Annual Meeting.
ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital ranks first and Piedmont Hospital last in a report rating the 10 largest nonprofit Atlanta/Athens area hospitals on their spending on charity care and other community health initiatives.
FORSYTH — What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina.
Summer workouts are about over and the Jackson Red Devils are beginning to gear up for their 2021 football season. Jackson will host Monticello at Red Devil Hill on Aug. 13 for a scrimmage game beginning at 7 p.m.
Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, went to space and back Tuesday morning on an 11-minute, supersonic joy ride aboard the rocket and capsule system developed by his space company, Blue Origin.
In the 1950s there was a quiz show called "To Tell the Truth." It has been reborn several times but retained its original format. A celebrity panel would try to discover which one of three contestants was telling the truth, as all claimed to be the same person with identical backgrounds.
MACON – One million dollars have been awarded by Macon Regional Crimestoppers (MRCS) to citizens who have supplied tips leading to the successful capture of wanted fugitives in the Macon area.
The Jackson Lady Devils softball team is busy preparing for the upcoming season, with a scrimmage game at Strong Rock Christian in Locust Grove on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.
This lake front home with 3 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms features hardwood floors, a great room, and a full lakefront entrance with floor to ceiling windows that overlook Lake Jackson.
ATLANTA — In Fiscal Year 2020, the University System of Georgia served as a significant source of stability and played a critical role in the state’s recovery with an $18.6 billion statewide economic impact, the system announced Monday. USG’s impact grew 0.6 percent over fiscal year 2019. Th…
The parents of a 18-month-old male baby have been charged with felony murder after a GBI autopsy showed the child died of a fentanyl overdose.
It was the worst of times, it was the most dangerous of times. Violent crime is at or approaching 50-year highs in large population centers all across the United States. What is, however, making a difference is how each of those cities chooses to respond to the crime surge.
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Four budding bird artists have been selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 15th annual Youth Birding Competition, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Candice Broce, chief operating officer for the governor’s office, will serve as interim director of the Division of Family & Children Services, effective immediately.
The Psalmist in 119:27 sets an appropriate standard for us when he said, “Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, so I will meditate on Thy wonders.”
Each week the Associated Press publishes “Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen Last Week.” It is a collection of fake news, most of which has been shared online. The stories usually include quotes taken out of context, photoshopped images, and doctored audio.
The 2021 Regional Job Fair, scheduled for July 22, will offer job-seekers an opportunity to connect with more than 35 area employers in the fields of manufacturing, film, entertainment, public safety, local government, bio-pharma, high technology, distribution, education and more.
It's time for Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corp. members to get their registration ticket in hand and make plans to attend the EMC's 2021 meeting.
ATLANTA — Federal and Georgia transportation planners are looking to run a high-speed rail line connecting Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., via Athens.
ATLANTA — Under the Golden Dome of the Georgia State Capitol, a new exhibit in the Georgia Capitol Museum shines a spotlight on agriculture in Georgia. The exhibit is designed to educate visitors on the importance of the state’s No. 1 industry.