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The arrival of summer means favorites like fresh seafood are back on the menu for many families. This year, as you explore new and inventive ways to add variety to weeknight dinners and backyard cookouts, consider including lobster as a versatile, indulgent ingredient.

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To allow for an anticipated increase in Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, July 1 at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.

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Some editorial writers, columnists and activists are working overtime to tell stories of women who oppose last week's ruling by the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. Women will die, they say. What about the lives of their unborn children?

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The members of the Butts County Board of Commissioners and staff were invited on June 22 to tour the new River Park industrial/commercial development currently under construction at Georgia Highway 16 and Interstate 75 at Exit 205. The tour was arranged by project developer Doug Adams, who h…

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On Friday, June 17, the Butts County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Talyahs Beauty Braids & Boutique, located at 450 South Oak Street in Jackson. When we arrived, we discovered more than just a new business with a need for its official dedication.

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When I introduced “A Veteran’s Story” over 10 years ago, I did not expect so many stories to come "full circle," especially a "full circle" story in which yours truly played a small part.

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ATHENS — Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming.

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In the 1950s when television was in black and white as was the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, comedian Milton Berle would occasionally wear a dress in a skit, causing the studio audience to laugh uproariously. How things have changed.

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The Butts County Board of Commissioners approved on Thursday, June 23 the budget for Fiscal Year 2023 in the amount of $26,250,894.47 for countywide operations beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023. They also approved dropping the millage rate to 11.959 mills, lower than originally…

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The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds all Georgians that it is never safe to leave a child or pet alone in a hot car. During our state’s brutal heat wave it is especially critical that everyone do their part to keep the most vulnerable safe.

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All across the nation this summer, Americans have been "un-hitting" the pause button, resuming travel, family vacations, and reunions, getting out of the house and largely back among the unmasked masses. 

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ATHENS — With a record number of eight undergraduates selected as Boren Scholars this spring, the University of Georgia ranks third in the nation on the list of top-performing institutions for Boren Scholarships for 2022. These students will receive funding to study critical languages abroad…

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While inflation, high gas and food prices, a falling stock market, corrosive politics and a looming recession are all causes for concern — even alarm — two recent Gallup polls reveal an erosion of foundational principles that are key to a stable and enduring society.

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CHICAGO — The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization, announced the re-election of Dr. Sandra A. Fryhofer, a board-certified internal medicine physician from Atlanta, to its Board of Trustees. Fryhofer will serve as board chair from 2022-2023.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have spent the past month working to ensure Georgia remains the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family through historic economic investments and necessary public safety measures, officials in the governor’s office said i…

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At the age of 14, I had the maturity equivalent to a newly-born sea turtle. Footloose and fancy free, I lived the life of a middle-class white kid in a respectable neighborhood. 

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The writer of Ecclesiastes calls our attention to God’s creation when noting, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”(3:11a) The wildflower on which we focus today is a perfect example of this truth.

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Create long lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you can have flowers, foliage and seed heads that add interest to your garden year-round.

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It’s time to kick off summer with a bang. With exciting summer events like baseball, sunbathing and barbecues filling social calendars, comes a whole new array of fresh, sunny day snacks just waiting to be devoured.

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If the House January 6 committee proceeds to its seemingly predetermined conclusion that Donald Trump incited the Capitol riot and tried to reverse the results of the 2020 election and if they recommend to the Department of Justice that Trump committed criminal acts and should be prosecuted, President Biden will face a serious choice.

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Monday night, June 13 the Butts County Board of Commissioners recognized Christy Williams, zoning administrator for the Planning and Development Department, for her 24-plus years of service to the county. Williams is retiring from the county after having spent most of her county career in th…

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Congratulations to Butts County Victim Advocate Bonita Lynn, who has recently received credentialing by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) at the Advanced Level with a designation of Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist. To qualify requires a combination of documented…

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