After searching for him for two months, authorities were finally able to nab Cikiji Zayeon Lewis recently. There is an unsual twist to his capture -- you'll want to pick up a copy of The Messenger's May 26 print edition to find out what it is.

Friday, May 27, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- A man local authorities have sought for two months was found at the Pickle Barrel Cafe; he now takes his meals in the Putnam County Jail.Cikiji Zayeon Lewis was... + continue reading

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills takes a cell phone call from a well-wisher while joined by other supporters at his celebration barbecue Tuesday night at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The supporters include, from left, Alice Ashurst, Charlotte Knight and Carol Haley. In the background Sheriff Andy Taylor smiles down from a video screen that was playing an episode of the "Andy Griffith Show." (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Putnam County incumbent Sheriff Howard Sills has defeated challenger Dewey "D.J." Scott Jr. in the Republican Primary election. Sills captured 62 percent of the... + continue reading

Putnam County High School graduating senior Sachi Shastri delivers the Class of 2016's valedictory address during commencement Friday night in the PCHS gym. Salutatorian Emily Newsome, who also delivered an excellent address, listens in the far left background. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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By Sachi Shastri / Guest ColumnistPUTNAM COUNTY -- Welcome, teachers and staff, family, friends and fellow graduates of Putnam County High School. It is an honor to stand before you today as the... + continue reading
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Messenger EditorialWe endorse Sheriff Howard R. Sills in the Republican primary face-off between the five-term incumbent and political newcomer Dewey "D.J." Scott Jr. We urge that you cast your vote... + continue reading

PCES student Shelby Brock, 11, portrays "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Sunday, May 22, 2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Thirty-nine Putnam County Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students participated in the school's fifth annual Living History Museum event on May 12,... + continue reading

After searching for him for two months, authorities were finally able to nab Cikiji Zayeon Lewis recently. There is an unsual twist to his capture -- you'll want to pick up a copy of The Messenger's May 26 print edition to find out what it is.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills takes a cell phone call from a well-wisher while joined by other supporters at his celebration barbecue Tuesday night at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The supporters include, from left, Alice Ashurst, Charlotte Knight and Carol Haley. In the background Sheriff Andy Taylor smiles down from a video screen that was playing an episode of the "Andy Griffith Show." (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Putnam County High School graduating senior Sachi Shastri delivers the Class of 2016's valedictory address during commencement Friday night in the PCHS gym. Salutatorian Emily Newsome, who also delivered an excellent address, listens in the far left background. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

PCES student Shelby Brock, 11, portrays "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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05/25/2016
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By Jackie Gutknecht / StaffAmanda Petty, Ocmulgee Superior Court Judge candidate, finished first in voting that concluded Tuesday night.Petty pulled out an overwhelming lead with 50.92 percent overall against her two challengers, Dawn Baskins and Christian Henry, according to unofficial results posted on the Georgia Secretary of State's... + continue reading
05/19/2016
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On Tuesday, May 10, Tennessee Tech head women’s basketball coach Kim Rosamond announced the addition of Melanie Walls to her coaching staff. “I am honored to welcome Melanie Walls to the Tennessee Tech family,” said Rosamond. “I had the good fortune to work with Coach Walls at MTSU during two championship seasons, and I saw first hand what an... + continue reading

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Jubilant members of the Putnam County High School Class of 2016 toss their caps skyward at the close of their commencement Friday night in the PCHS gym. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

05/21/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY – The 149 members of Putnam County High School’s Class of 2016 – one of the largest PCHS classes in recent memory -- received their diplomas Friday night during their commencement in the school’s filled-to-capacity gym. Principal Barry Lollis said there were several other items of note about the commencement –... + continue reading

Beautiful Alaina Marie Finn, center, beams after being crowned the 2016 Putnam County Dairy Festival queen during the pageant Saturday night in Little Theater at Putnam County Middle School. She is flanked by first runner-up Lilly Claire Bridges, right, and second runner-up Samantha Collins. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

05/19/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON – Putnam County High School sophomore Alaina Marie Finn was crowned 2016 Putnam County Dairy Festival queen during the pageant Saturday night in Little Theater at Putnam County Middle School. She is the daughter of David and Zina Finn of Putnam County.Also crowned were Lilly Claire Bridges, first runner-up, and... + continue reading

Putnam County High School Principal Barry Lollis is flanked by the PCHS Class of 2016 valedictorian Sachi Shastri, left, and salutatorian, Emily Newsome. (Contributed photo.)

05/19/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- One-hundred-and-forty-nine Putnam County High School seniors are expected to receive their diplomas in the school's gym May 20, including academic standouts Sachi Shastri and Emily Newsome. Sachi, the No. 1 academic achiever in the PCHS Class of 2016, is its valedictorian; Emily, just second from the top... + continue reading

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Gatewood Lady Gators’ head coach Melanie Walls, kneeling, talks to her team during a time out. Walls is leaving Gatewood for Tennessee Tech.

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05/19/2016
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On Tuesday, May 10, Tennessee Tech head women’s basketball coach Kim Rosamond announced the addition of Melanie Walls to her coaching staff. “I am honored to welcome Melanie Walls to the Tennessee... + continue reading

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05/27/2016
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The Eatonton Messenger welcomes letters to the editor. We hope those doing so however will keep in mind that we are re-instituting a word limit. Letter submitters will be limited to 400 words. That... + continue reading

Putnam County High School graduating senior Sachi Shastri delivers the Class of 2016's valedictory address during commencement Friday night in the PCHS gym. Salutatorian Emily Newsome, who also delivered an excellent address, listens in the far left background. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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A Veterans Wall of Honor Park spokesman is calling for the demolition this long vacant old jail building on West Marion Street in downtown Eatonton. Its land could then be attractively incorporated into the adjacent park. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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PCES student Shelby Brock, 11, portrays "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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05/22/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Thirty-nine Putnam County Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students participated in the school's fifth annual Living History Museum event on May 12,... + continue reading

Putnam County-based singer, guitarist and songwriter Dave Tebo has two Putnam performances scheduled this month -- 6 p.m. May 26 at a charity event Memory Lane Classic Cars and 7 p.m. May 28 at Trophy’s bar and grill. It's $20 for the music, meal and tour at the museum and no charge for the music at Trophy's. (Contributed photo.)

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Elementary Chorus: The Putnam County Elementary School chorus fills the stage at the Plaza Arts Center May 9 for an "around the world" concert. The performance, themed around the many different places and cultures on earth, was offered to give parents and close family a chance to "see their child's face on stage and watch them perform," since many of the PCES chorus concerts are conducted in large groups with other choruses and bands also performing. (Photo by Brandon Park.)

 
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Jessica Singer is a Plaza Arts Center representative. 

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Queen Lilquita Ellison, left, and King Gavin Hill celebrate with a slow dance after being crowned at the April 22 Putnam County High School prom at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. (Contributed photo.)

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Queen Abigail Hudson, left,  and King Sam Doster smile following their crowning last month at the 2016 Gatewood School prom. (Contributed photo.)

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