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Jackson High locked down over social media post

Jackson High School was locked down Friday morning over what school officials said turned out to be an apparent prank on social media. Two students reportedly involved in the social media post - neither of whom were on campus Friday morning - were detained by law enforcement officers by 9 a.m., Butt


Daughtry Students 'swamp' school

A frog and a mosquito, surrounded by pollywogs, exit the stage after the Nov. 16 performance of "Swamped" by the Daughtry Elementary School chorus. (Staff Photo: Sherri Ellington) Daughtry Elementary School chorus students dressed as all kinds of swamp denizens talk about cooperation despite one's d

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-17 21:48:00

Schools thank workers with Thanksgiving luncheon

Firefighters, law enforcement officers and local government officials turned out for the Butts County School System's annual Thanksgiving luncheon for emergency workers. Turkey, dressing and all the fixings were served Nov. 9 at all five cafeterias. "We are grateful for each of your organizations an

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-17 20:36:00

Local resident completes service through AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps recently announced Tiffany Ray of Jackson has completed 10 months of service with FEMA Corps, a program under AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps and part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. A special graduation ceremony was held in Houston, Texas, Nov. 15 to


Kindergartener donates books to school media center

Kindergartener Kara Colwell wanted to make her school a better place, so she used her allowance to buy the school media center two books. Colwell chose to buy books after asking to speak to Daughtry Elementary School Principal Fran Dundore, school Instructional Coach Meg Bobbitt said. "She had saved


Jackson Lake Realtor honored at national conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - National real estate awards recently announced by Lake Homes Realty include Jackson Lake real estate agent Wally Cawthon as a winner of the Lake Homes Realty Big Wave Award. Lake Homes Realty CEO Glenn Phillips said, "Wally has made an impressive impact on the Jackson Lake real es


Henry County to celebrate holiday season with tree lighting events, parade

McDONOUGH - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Henry County, and holiday celebrations are in full swing heading into the week of Thanksgiving. Even if the weather of late has you and your loved ones bundling up one minute and lathering on sunscreen the next, a host of groups and gove


3 arrested after double murder; 1 still sought

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities have arrested three men after two people were shot to death at a Walton County home Thursday afternoon. A fourth suspect is believed to be on the run. According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to a home on East Hightower Trial in Social Cir

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-18 12:19:00

New to Town: Liz meets a skunk

COLUMBUS - Margot the wonder car has been treating me quite well. The two of us have been gallivanting around Columbus and other regions. Gone are the days of worrying about where I'm going to break down, or if I'm going to break down. The radio works, unlike the last car, which means I have been sp

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

New director says library poised for 'really exciting things'

COLUMBUS - Experience, enthusiasm and an emphasis on customer service landed Laura Whitehead a job as the city's next library director. The Columbus Public Library Board voted this month to offer the position to the 48-year-old northeast Nebraska native and current branch manager at a library in Wac

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-19 14:08:00

Optimist Club honors local students

COLUMBUS - Local high school seniors who shine in and out of the classroom were recognized for their accomplishments. The honor highlighted their academic achievements, as well as extracurricular work and volunteer efforts in the community. The Columbus Optimist Club acknowledged two students each f

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 03:30:00

Dworaks recognized for long history of giving

COLUMBUS - Don and Judy Dworak live their lives by a simple lesson. "We were taught to share if you can share," Don said. The couple have been doing just that in numerous ways, impacting both the community and state. For their contributions, the Dworaks were selected as the 2017 Distinguished Philan

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 02:45:00

Flowers: Keeping furry guests safe at Thanksgiving

'Tis the season for all to celebrate with family and friends, even our four-legged friends. But with all the festivities what is and isn't safe for our furry friends? It's not only the food that you need to be careful with, but many other aspects you might never have thought of. Thanksgiving is a gr

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 14:00:00

Harms brings new light to art

COLUMBUS - Chadric Harms has spent a lifetime gathering memories and ideas to create a very unique form of art. The Central Community College-Columbus art instructor has been dabbling in an art form called Van Dyke brown printing since his graduate school days at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 04:30:00

City golf superintendent sets course for retirement

Larry Hergott is retiring today after a 38-year career as a golf course superintendent, including nearly 30 years with the city of Columbus.Tyler Ellyson, The Columbus Telegram COLUMBUS - Larry Hergott didn't know a whole lot about golf when he was hired by Hilltop Country Club in 1979. About a week


Used furniture store new to downtown

COLUMBUS - When Mary Engel answers a customer call on her cellphone, it's either for clipping or flipping. The clipping isn't anything new. She's been a nail technician for nearly two decades and her business, Nails by Mary, has been in downtown Columbus for the past 11 years. That's where she got i

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 21:43:00

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert, 81, of Sealy, Texas, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Cat Spring, Texas, the daughter of Theodore Ted and Annie (Bender) Stuessel. Mauldine grew up and attended schools in the Cat Spring area, graduating from Sealy Hig


Ladybirds basketball off to 2-0 start

The El Campo Ladybirds basketball is off to the races with a 2-0 start. The Ladybirds opened the season with a road win over Industrial and then a big home win over Bellville this past Tuesday. "All and all, I'm very happy with the 2-0 start. I hope we can keep going and push forward," Head Coach Ga

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2017-11-18 11:00:00

Real estate in brief: Auto Financial Group inks sublease deal on San Felipe

Auto Financial Group has subleased 6,598 square feet at 5555 San Felipe from Marathon Oil Corp. Griff Bandy and John Simons of NAI Partners represented the tenant. Axiom Medical Consulting has subleased 26,189 square feet of office space at 8401 New Trails from Hunt Guillot & Associates. Scott Covin


Tax overhaul faces tough Senate battle

WASHINGTON - A tax overhaul passed by the U.S. House could face thorny problems in the Senate. The Senate is expected to take up the tax bill when it returns from the Thanksgiving holiday. The House passed the bill last Thursday on a 227-205 party-line vote. It would be the biggest revamping of the

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 18:00:00