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ATHENS — The quest for the perfect pumpkin each fall doesn’t start at the local patch. In fact, it starts up to 10 years prior for researchers like University of Georgia plant geneticist Cecilia McGregor. McGregor leads breeding efforts in the selective pumpkin variety called the “Orange Bul…

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The Butts County Fall Festival attracted large crowds to the Jackson square throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 23, with the visitors enjoying a day full of fun, food, arts and crafts, and entertainment. There were 70 vendors including local businesses, craft and food vendors, and featured …

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As I occasionally fret about the larger and seemingly more intractable challenges facing our nation, I am often heartened by the hard work, progress and ingenuity I witness demonstrated by community nonprofits.

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In Psalm 115:113-115, the psalmist describes the idols that men make as having mouths that cannot speak; eyes that cannot see; ears that cannot hear; hands that cannot feel; feet that cannot walk. Then in praise of the Living Lord, he states, “He will bless those who fear the Lord, the small…

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Local Jackson Lake and surrounding lakes agent Wally Cawthon was honored with the Big Wave Award for his achievements in real estate at Lake Homes Realty’s 8th Annual National Agent Summit, held Oct. 12-14. The Big Wave Award is given to agents with total transaction volum…

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Students in Mrs. Jennifer McKibben’s exceptional education class at Jackson High School put their fine motor skills to work as they crafted clinic pillows made from vinyl tablecloths and colorful duct tape to gift to school healthcare providers. Lots of trial and error, measuring, cutting, t…

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Courageous journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia have just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Each of these remarkable leaders personifies great courage and reflects a nation experiencing challenge to internal repression.

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Popcorn lovers rejoice: October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a seasonal celebration of one of America’s oldest and most beloved snack foods.

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Vice President Kamala Harris, who appears to be in the witness protection program when it comes to her assigned role of restoring our southern border, has re-surfaced in a video she sent to 300 Black churches in Virginia. 

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ATLANTA — Only hours after another deadly shooting in Atlanta, several law enforcement officials told members of the Georgia Senate Public Safety Committee what they need to lower crime rates and reduce stress on their judicial systems.

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ATLANTA — One day after a Republican U.S. Senate rival launched a statewide radio ad campaign, University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker released a digital ad focusing on his Wrightsville hometown roots.

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MACON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. The Atlanta Field Division, wh…

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For a day full of fun, food and entertainment, head to the Jackson square on Saturday, Oct. 23 for the Butts County Fall Festival hosted by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there will be 70 vendors including local businesses, craft and foo…

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Over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure of assisting, staffing and supporting both Democratic and Republican candidates and officeholders, from the U.S. Senate and Georgia's Governor's office to sheriffs and local county commissions. There are certainly differences in philosophy and approach between the two major parties, but good people still exist and seek careers in public service on both sides of the aisle.

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White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain brought criticism on himself last week when he retweeted a post from Harvard economist Jason Furman. Furman claimed that rising inflation and nationwide supply chain issues that have delayed products from reaching store shelves is a "high-class problem."

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ATLANTA — To provide additional support to Georgia’s families and child care providers and ensure more children have access to quality early educational opportunities, Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs announced Monday that Georgia w…

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ATHENS — When Connor Logan graduates from the University of Georgia with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales …

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Many families crave savory and delicious weeknight meals. After a long day of work and school, it’s time to gather around the table to share a mouthwatering meal and memories together.

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“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the downtrodden, he casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving ...” (Psalms 147:5-7a)

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Britain's Home Office says more than 12,500 migrants have broken the law to get into the UK so far this year. Compare this to the nearly 200,000 migrants who have crossed the nearly nonexistent southern border just in July of this year.

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Though Washington, D.C., and our U.S. Congress can still produce leaders, and I have hopes that our White House will again be home to a unifying and charismatic leader who can inspire our nation, I have come over time to believe that true innovation, catalysts and successful pilot initiative…

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The Jackson High School (JHS) Volleyball Spike Club received $1,000 from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation on Sept. 27 for volleyball equipment for the 2021-2022 school year. The contributions provided by participating Central Georgia EMC members will help the JHS Volleyball Spike Club to c…

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The government of France bitterly denounces Australia’s decision to purchase nuclear submarines from the United States and Britain. One byproduct is cancellation of a sale of French conventional subs to Canberra.

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What is the greatest threat to educating children today? Is it COVID-19, or ignorance? I'm going for number two. There is growing evidence to back me up.

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No need to look at your watches when you’re attending Jackson High football games at Red Devil Hill, folks! The Jackson High School Red Regiment Band will make sure you know what time it is with their halftime program this year, “The Timekeepers.”

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The same old brunch menu week after week can become tiresome and dull. It’s bland, boring and your tastebuds get used to the same flavors repeatedly.

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ATLANTA – Georgia’s September net tax collections totaled nearly $2.82 billion for an increase of $655 million, or 30.3 percent, compared to September of last year when net tax collections totaled $2.16 billion. Year-to-date and through the end of one quarter, net tax revenue collections tot…

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Righteousness is defined by Webster as acts within divine law. When applied to God it denotes behavior that consistently and lovingly promotes the wellbeing of all creation, especially humans as the highest order of creation.

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Jackson First Baptist Church will hold Church in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the football field and pavilion at Daughtry Park in Jackson. There will be a worship service, a Pre-K through age 5 service, lunch, fun and games. Everyone is welcome to join them.

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Partners for Smart Growth will host a Municipal Elections Candidates Meet and Greet with questions on Thursday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Central Georgia EMC Annex Building, 923 S. Mulberry Street in Jackson. Candidates will be given time to explain why they are running, then will…

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The Pandora Papers, released by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Sunday, is not equivalent to the Pentagon Papers, which revealed how the U.S. government lied to the public about the Vietnam War, but it might serve the political ends of the left.

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Stark Elementary School Pre-K teacher Kizzy Guyton was named the 2022 Butts County Schools’ Teacher of the Year at the Butts County Board of Education meeting on Oct. 5. Guyton will represent the county in the Georgia Teacher of the Year program, with the state winner being announced in May 2022.

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WASHINGTON — A new report shows COVID-19 vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 5,100 new COVID-19 infections and 700 deaths among seniors in Georgia during the first five months of this year.

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