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Jackson to charge for bulk waste pick up
While the city of Jackson has been legally able to charge for the curbside pick up of bulk waste for more than two decades, in recent years it hasn’t done so. In 2017, city crews removed more than 200 tons of bulk waste left curbside by residents, city officials said. That waste did not include vege
Jackson plans electric rate increase
As the city of Jackson prepares to adopt its next budget later this month, it is also preparing residents for a planned increase in electric rates. The Jackson City Council is expected at its next meeting Dec. 18 to adopt a $10.8 million budget for 2019. The budget for 2018 was $10.58 million. Inclu
Video shows teens jump from stolen car, run across I-85 after chase
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Police say two teenagers in a car stolen near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport led officers on a chase that ended with sheriff's deputies firing gunshots, but no one was injured.
Man killed in crossfire outside McDonough nightclub
McDonough Police are looking for two men who were involved in a shootout early Sunday morning. According to Major Kyle Helgerson with McDonough Police, the incident began as an altercation at the Traxx nightclub on Georgia 155 near Interstate 75 at about 3 a.m. which spilled into the parking lot.
Butts County schools delay opening Tuesday
As forecasters predict plunging temperatures, Butts County School System officials are delaying Tuesday’s start to the school day. In a statement, school officials said all bus pickup and school start times will be delayed by two hours Tuesday.
Jackson High School FFA team places in career development event
The Jackson High School’s FFA Agriculture Sales Team recently placed seventh out of 15 in the Area 3 FFA Agriculture Sales Career Development Event. The event was held Dec. 6 at Fort Valley State University.
Community Calendar: Flovilla Christmas party Dec. 15
The Memory Care Café, a group for caregivers of those with dementia, will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Stark United Methodist Church, 1097 Halls Bridge Road, Jackson. The Memory Care Café is a collaboration between Homestead Hospice and Stark United Methodist Church and will meet monthly on the second
Innocent bystander shot, killed celebrating family member's birthday
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Investigators say an innocent bystander was shot and killed while celebrating a family member’s birthday. Decoby Barlow, 31, was killed inside Traxx Lounge and Grill in McDonough on Saturday night.
Red Devils finish 4-5 at Monticello Duals
The Jackson High School wrestling team traveled to Monticello to participate in the Hurricane Duals tournament over the weekend. Going into the tournament, the Red Devils held a record of 4-2 and 1-0 in region with highlight wins over rival Mary Persons, by a score of 49-24, and region foe Central M
Man shot dead at Traxx Lounge and Grill
McDONOUGH— A family birthday celebration turned to grief after a man was shot dead at Traxx Lounge and Grill early Sunday morning. According to Henry County Coroner Donald Cleveland, the victim is Decoby Barlow, 31. The coroner’s office was notified about the incident at 716 Ga. Highway 155 South at
BASKETBALL: Henry County sweeps North Clayton in region games
COLLEGE PARK — There was a lot to be said between region 4-AAAA competitors North Clayton and Henry County but the first meeting of the season between the two programs resulted in a clean sweep for Henry County.
Women sues over candy that falsely tested positive for meth
FORSYTH, Ga. — A Georgia county is being sued for wrongful arrest by a woman who was jailed when her cotton candy falsely tested positive for methamphetamine. Dasha Marie Fincher tells WMAZ-TV she was arrested in 2016 when a deputy pulled over and searched the car she was riding in. A Monroe County
WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteers host Love Lite Tree fundraiser
As is tradition in Jackson, the WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital Volunteers — formerly known as the auxiliary — hosted the Love Lite Tree program to help kick off the Christmas season.
Single gunshot critically injured Ga. police officer, killed suspect
Officer Michael Smith was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was in critical condition — MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A single gunshot critically injured a police officer and killed another man Thursday as the two struggled after the officer responded to a report of a disturbance at a dentist office southeast
1 killed, 1 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Spalding County
One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Spalding County on Friday afternoon, officials said. One other person was injured in the wreck on Ga. 3, which started when an Acura RSX traveling north crossed the median into the southbound lanes, Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson told
Church Bulletin: Jackson UMC to host Christmas children’s play
Jackson United Methodist Church, at 409 E. Third St., Jackson, will host a youth Christmas play at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 during the Wednesday evening dinner. The cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children and youth, and $3 for senior citizens. The family maximum is $15.
Community rallies for Henry County officer in critical condition
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The community came together Friday night to pray for a police officer shot in the line of duty in Henry County. Dozens of people gathered in McDonough Square to show their support for Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith.
No more purple reign: Jackson sweeps at Monticello
MONTICELLO — There are two things that make a three-point play work best: Making the free throw and having the scoreboard operator click the points up on the correct side of the board. When neither happened immediately Saturday, the Lady Devils took matters into their hands and started steering Jack
'Lord Jesus, why me?' | Tree falls on Gainesville woman's home during winter storm
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — As winter weather moved into Georgia, it caused some damage for some residents. Tameka Williams woke up to a tree coming through her roof at her Gainesville home.
Pot Brownies | Alligator Sighting | Teens Charged With Murder
ATLANTA, GA -- Two students and a school employee were taken to a local hospital Friday after apparently consuming brownies that had been laced with marijuana. The incident happened at South Atlanta... Read more.