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Jackson kicks off 24th annual Can-a-thon

The city of Jackson is kicking off its 24th annual Can-a-thon, an effort to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to give to needy families in Butts County this holiday season. Jackson employees, city officials, The Salvation Army, the Christian Emergency Relief Foundation and businesse

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-20 21:15:00

Newspaper office Thanksgiving holiday hours

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the office hours of the Jackson Progress-Argus will be altered this week. The office, at 129 S. Mulberry St., Jackson, will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. Our regular schedule, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, will resum

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-20 20:39:00

School board thanks Jackson Presbyterian Church

After presenting four awards in October, a fifth Guardian Give-Back Angels Award was presented this month by the Butts County Board of Education to Jackson Presbyterian Church. Church members coordinate a school supply drive each year, delivering the collections to School Social Worker Susan Sarsany

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-20 16:17:00

Ribbon cut at new events venue

The Rivers Ranch, a new Butts County special events venue, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting to celebrate its first five months in business. The ribbon was cut Nov. 14 with dozens of family and friends there to celebrate with owner Amanda Rivers and her partner Clare Dornburg. Some of the even

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-20 16:56:00

4th person arrested in double murder related to 1 of victims, GBI says

A fourth person has been arrested and is accused of killing his own relative in a shootout last week between more than a half-dozen people in Walton County. Jotavious "Lucky" Fredrick Gunn, 19, turned himself in at the Newton County jail Sunday night, the GBI said. Gunn faces two counts of felony mu


Midstate store sells $1 million lottery ticket

A Thomaston gas station sold a $1 million lottery ticket on Friday and the prize remained unclaimed as of Monday. The $1,087,219 Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at Sunoco Food Mart on Barnesville Highway, according to a news release from the Georgia Lottery Corp. The winning numbers from the Nov. 17 draw

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-20 19:15:00

North Georgia player has yet to claim $1 million lottery prize

The $1 million winner bought a Georgia Lottery ticket in North Georgia, but hasn't yet come forward, officials say. Sunoco Food Mart at 2235 Barnesville Highway in Thomaston sold the jackpot Fantasy 5 ticket. Winning numbers from the Nov. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 8-13-14-16-39. The winner has 180


Juvenile arrested with stolen gun

COVINGTON, Ga. - Officers arrested a juvenile carrying jewelry and two handguns in a backpack last Thursday morning after stopping four males walking on Washington Street, according to a Covington police incident report. Officer Pokey Daniels was patrolling near Avery Street just before 3:30 a.m. No

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-11-21 00:43:00

Sumner County food banks ease minds, stomachs of seniors, children, families in crises

Volunteers of local food banks know firsthand hunger doesn't discriminate. Often in Sumner County, it hits senior citizens who are on fixed income. "We were finding many senior adults in the community didn't have family here or their family moved away, and they had to choose to eat, pay bills or pa

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-11-20 19:27:42

Police seek suspects in Hartsville home invasion

Photo courtesy of Google Maps Police are continuing their search for three men who reportedly pulled off a home invasion in Hartsville on Friday evening. According to Trousdale County Sheriff Ray Russell, three men wearing masks and bearing shotguns broke into a home on Claiborne Lane around 8 p.m.

HARTSVILLEVIDETTE.COM - 2017-11-20 17:28:24

Three men hold a family at gunpoint in Trousdale County

Three masked men with firearms duct-taped and held a family at gunpoint on Claiborne Street in Trousdale County Friday night. The attack happened around 8:00 p.m., according to Sheriff Ray Russell withe Hartsville Police. Russell said the three suspects took one of the victims and kidnapped him. Pol

WSMV - 2017-11-20 01:28:00

Shooting in Allen County sends one to the hospital

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Scottsville Police say 75-year-old William Calvert shot 47-year-old Jeffrey Powell who was working at Calvert's Parkway Avenue residence on a service call. Calvert's wife, Marcia was present at the time of the shooting but was not injured. Powell was airlifted to Skyline

WBKO - 2017-11-21 02:50:00


One of three suspects wanted in connection with the 2016 burglary of a Gordonsville drug store is in the Smith County jail. Allen Anthony King, 66, Plamer, was indicted in August on three charges in connection with the November 20 (2016) burglary of Gordonsville Drugs. The sealed indictment charges

CARTHAGECOURIER.COM - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

County school redistricting plans continue

County school officials are continuing to develop plans to redistrict school attendance boundaries for a new Jennings Creek Elementary next to Henry F. Moss Middle School and address growth in other parts of the county. During a meeting Thursday of the district's school board, Director of Pupil Pers


Scottsville resident shot at conclusion of police pursuit

The Kentucky State Police's Critical Incident Response Team is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours Saturday in the 1300 block of Nashville Road Warren County. Warren County Deputy Sheriff Wes Jenkins and Woodburn Police Officer Tim Summer were involve


NEWS ALERT: Bowen's 2014 firing overturned

NEWS ALERT: Chancellor C.K. Smith ruled today, Monday, Nov. 20, that former Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen's 2014 firing by then-Mayor Philip Craghead was retaliatory in nature, ordered back pay for Bowen and his reinstatement as city's police chief. More details to come. NEWS ALERT: Chancellor C.

WILSONPOST.COM - 2017-11-20 16:44:00

Marshall veteran returns from Honor Flight

He retired 10 years ago from ConAgra Frozen Foods. But after a decade in retirement, Bill Vardiman, of Marshall, still looks back on memories from his time away from home a time when he served four years in Europe during the Vietnam War. Sitting back in a chair at The Marshall Democrat-News office,

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2017-11-20 06:00:00

Good News Day: Church youths deliver 314 lbs. of food to pantry

Contributed image The combined youth groups of First Christian and Covenant Presbyterian churches collected and deliver 314 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community Food Pantry in October. The three youth groups each spend an evening Trick or Treating for the Food Pantry in Marshall. This even

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2017-11-20 06:00:00

Mid-Day Optimists angel tree to benefit Great Circle kids

On Friday, Nov. 17, seven Mid-Day Optimist Club members set up an Angel Tree in preparation of the Christmas season. The tree located at Viking Athletic Goods, in Marshall displays gift ideas for numerous youths who reside at Great Circle-Tom Butterfield campus. Angels and wrapped gifts need to be r

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2017-11-20 06:00:00

Good News Day: Fire department has privilege of treating special young man to dinner

The Marshall Fire Department had a couple of visitorson Tuesday night, Nov. 7. Jon Durney with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) set up a meeting with the department and a family of a young man who has a form of muscular dystrophy. The young man, Riley Blankenship, 13, lives in Sedalia with

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2017-11-20 06:00:00