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NEWBORN — The little town of Newborn is once again celebrating a “little fish in a big way” with the return of the Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

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President Biden's announced intention to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will complete a goal former President Trump wanted to meet, but did not, following advice from military leaders, who convinced him that a May 1 deadline was a bad idea.

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The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments will open a mass vaccination site at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Newton Campus Monday, April 19. The site will be open Monday through Wednesday each week by appointment only.

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The city of Jackson’s annual holiday Can-a-thon food drive, seeking donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items, will be held Nov. 25-Dec. 13.

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The Book of Proverbs places much focus on acquiring wisdom. In chapter 3:13 we read, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” (KJV)

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With all the challenges we face as a nation, I find myself often debating with others the merits of foreign assistance, aid, and U.S. foreign policy.

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ATLANTA — Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp, in partnership with Attorney General Chris Carr, released Monday a new anti-human trafficking public service announcement. The new PSA highlights “The Survivors First Act” and is airing across the state on digital media.

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL — A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indic…

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Butts County Ferst Readers is looking for a few (50) good men, women, companies, and/or organizations willing to sponsor 10 children for a year for $360. Each child from birth to age 5 will receive a bookstore-quality, age-appropriate book and resources mailed to them at home each month at n…

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MACON – Two convicted felons with lengthy criminal histories were sentenced to federal prison this week in separate cases, both for violating federal firearms law by illegally possessing guns, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary said.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported Friday that more than 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia.

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Cesar "Rico" Rodriguez described his youthful home as, “Where we unpacked our luggage.” An admitted military brat, Rodriguez was born in El Paso, Texas, at Ft. Bliss, the son of a career Army soldier. He recalled, “My father was Puerto Rican and my mother was Cuban. We spent a lot of time in…

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ATLANTA — As part of the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, Ameris Bank has donated $2,000,000 in financial support to 19 rural hospitals located throughout the bank’s footprint in Georgia, including $25,000 to Wellstar Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson.

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The Jackson City Council approved a proclamation naming the week of April 18-24, 2021 as “Georgia Garden Week” in Jackson. The action came at their meeting on Apr. 5 as members of all three garden clubs in Jackson looked on.

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ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech provides the best value among the Peach State’s public and private universities, according to a new study by a New York-based financial technology company.

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ATLANTA — President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would provide an overdue fix to deteriorating highways while ramping up investment in modern transit including high-speed rail, three members of Georgia’s congressional delegation said Wednesday.

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GRIFFIN — Over the past few decades, pollinators have been in decline worldwide, which is concerning because 70% of crops used for human food depend on pollinators. Turfgrasses — used for most residential lawns — often take some of the blame for pollinator decline as they are known to be win…

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ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has referred Coffee, Grady and Taylor Counties for investigation after those counties failed to do their absentee ballot transfer forms in violation of Georgia Rules and Regulations. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed with the o…

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ATLANTA — The first wave of candidates has thrown its collective hats in the ring for key Georgia elective offices, including lieutenant governor and secretary of state, amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law.

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I certainly give Major League Baseball (MLB) and Jackie Robinson credit for breaking the color barrier and slowly ending segregation within the sport.

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The wins on the baseball diamond have been few and far between this season for the Jackson Red Devils, who continue to work hard despite the losses. Going into spring break this week, Jackson has a record of 3-16, with some tough region 2-AAA competition coming up.

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The Jackson Red Devils honored their six senior players before their game on April 1 with Jasper County. They are Ben Gervasio, Carson Biles, Walker Carawan, Dustin Sullivan, Brett Carter, and Dalton Smith.

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While spring break from school this week gives students a chance to rest and relax before the final push through to the end of the school year, there are some students in Butts County who would have nothing to eat at home during the break if it wasn’t for the work of HOPE Atlanta Smart Lunch…

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