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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Two dogs attacked a woman in the yard of her Eatonton home last week, each one separately grabbing an arm of the woman with its teeth and inflicting deep bite wounds... + continue reading

The address of the old vacant dilapidated Big Chick building is officially listed 104 Oconee St., but it seems to more face East Sumter Street in downtown Eatonton in a sort of gateway spot (where Oconee Street intersects with East Sumter Street). (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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(Editor's note: This is an updated version of the story that appeared originally in the July 21 print edition. That version contained two factual errors, which are not present in this online version... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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2016-2017 Putnam County Charter School System Bus Routes Bus listed in numerical orderFor information, call 706-485-5381 GHOST – DRIVER JOHN BATCHELOR -- #08-2(HIGH, MIDDLE, ELEMENTARY,... + continue reading

For a complete story on this week's Plant Branch oil spill into Lake Sinclair, as well as an update on the massive coal ash consolidation project going on there, be sure to pick up a copy of The Messenger's July 21 print edition. It's available now on newsstands throughout the Lake Country.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- About 200 gallons of oil was accidentally released into Lake Sinclair from a used oil tank at Plant Branch, Georgia Power officials said. The spill has been... + continue reading

A mother last went entered a not guilty plea in the case in which, authorities say, she kept her disabled daughter locked in this room on this filthy mattress. (Eatonton Police Department)

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Wearing handcuffs and jail jumpsuits, Felicia Nelson Clements, left, and Galvin C. Evans appear at a March bond hearing. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- The mother whose disabled daughter was found in a locked bedroom on a soiled mattress pleaded not guilty in Putnam County Superior Court last week and will go to... + continue reading

The address of the old vacant dilapidated Big Chick building is officially listed 104 Oconee St., but it seems to more face East Sumter Street in downtown Eatonton in a sort of gateway spot (where Oconee Street intersects with East Sumter Street). (Photo by Don Richeson.)

For a complete story on this week's Plant Branch oil spill into Lake Sinclair, as well as an update on the massive coal ash consolidation project going on there, be sure to pick up a copy of The Messenger's July 21 print edition. It's available now on newsstands throughout the Lake Country.

A mother last went entered a not guilty plea in the case in which, authorities say, she kept her disabled daughter locked in this room on this filthy mattress. (Eatonton Police Department)

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Wearing handcuffs and jail jumpsuits, Felicia Nelson Clements, left, and Galvin C. Evans appear at a March bond hearing. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

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07/28/2016
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MONROE -- U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Monroe, recently announced his mobile office hours for August, which include a Putnam County stop.  Mobile office hours offer opportunities for 10th District residents to meet with a member of his staff to discuss their concerns, share their priorities, or seek help with a federal agency.“In addition to... + continue reading
07/16/2016
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By Susan Larson / Guest ColumnistPUTNAM COUNTY -- The thought of ice cream gives me lots of memories to look back on. As a toddler I remember going to Dairy Queen and being fascinated with the way the ice cream swirled out of the spout and ended with a perfect curl on top. I’m happy to see we have a Dairy Queen right here in the Briar Patch and... + continue reading

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Eatonton Police Officer Willie Brinkley shows off one of a number of awards he received following his being attacked by a reportedly disturbed undocumented immigrant at an Eatonton hospital last year. (Contributed photo.)

07/20/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- The undocumented immigrant who knocked loose a veteran Eatonton police officer's eyeball pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 14 years behind bars. Francisco Gomez, 24, 176 Southland Drive, Eatonton, pleaded guilty in Putnam County Superior Court July 12 to aggravated battery on a law enforcement... + continue reading

The Asian tiger mosquito is the most common and prevalent kind in Georgia; it can transmit the West Nile and Zika viruses. (Contributed photo.)

07/20/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Whether you are concerned about contracting the Zika or West Nile viruses, or simply find mosquitoes a nuisance, the tiny biting pests can be controlled, according to Putnam County Cooperative Extension Service Agent Keith Fielder.“It’s a simple message of prevention and control,” Fielder said. “If everyone... + continue reading

Putnam junior quarterback Simon Petite looks down field for an open receiver as Washington-Wilkes players jump around in the background during the July 13 seven-on-seven competition at PCHS. In seven-on-seven, no defenders are allowed to tackle the QB, who is allowed four seconds to release the ball. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

07/20/2016
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Click on link below for a Messenger photo gallery from the seven-on-seven:https://msgr.smugmug.com/organize/Putnam-County-hosts-July-13/i-ncn4sq7 By Don Richeson / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- Putnam County hosted Washington-Wilkes in a seven-on-seven football matchup July 13, giving the War Eagles an opportunity to hone passing and... + continue reading

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Putnam junior quarterback Simon Petite looks down field for an open receiver as Washington-Wilkes players jump around in the background during the July 13 seven-on-seven competition at PCHS. In seven-on-seven, no defenders are allowed to tackle the QB, who is allowed four seconds to release the ball. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

07/20/2016
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Click on link below for a Messenger photo gallery from the seven-on-seven:https://msgr.smugmug.com/organize/Putnam-County-hosts-July-13/i-ncn4sq7 By Don Richeson / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY... + continue reading

Fifty-six-year-old Putnam County resident Hollis Harrison starts up his KTM 250. The Eatonton mortician often leaves his mostly teenage fellow motocross competitors in the dust. (Contributed.)

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Playing center field during practice Monday at the Putnam County Recreation Department, Jace Wilson prepares to throw the ball. (Contributed photo.)

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An alligator was removed from Lake Sinclair several months ago, but another one is now frequenting the Cedar Creek area of the lake. (Contributed photo.)

07/20/2016
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Editor:An alligator has been spotted on many occasions in the Cedar Creek area of Lake Sinclair. It is a recreational area, where people put their boats in the water and where people... + continue reading

This week's poll respondents include, from left, Billy Popham, Stephanie Miller, Matthew Degner, Wanda Batchelor and Billy Coker. (Photos by Don Richeson.)

 
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This week's Putnam Poll respondents include, from left, Matt Housworth, Haley Housworth, Lex Andrews, Tayon Spencer and Hannah Housworth. To suggest a poll question, email editor@msgr.com or call 706-485-3501, ext. 418. (Photos by Don Richeson.) 

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Putnam and Baldwin counties' rescue and firefighting personnel prepare to deploy to fight a boat fully engulfed in flames on Lake Sinclair last week. (Contributed photo.)

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07/27/2016
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2016-2017 Putnam County Charter School System Bus Routes Bus listed in numerical orderFor information, call 706-485-5381 GHOST – DRIVER JOHN BATCHELOR -- #08-2(HIGH, MIDDLE, ELEMENTARY,... + continue reading

The Asian tiger mosquito is the most common and prevalent kind in Georgia; it can transmit the West Nile and Zika viruses. (Contributed photo.)

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Eatonton Messenger guest columnist Susan Larson loves sharing what she and her husband are discovering while “meetin' Eatonton” in their retirement. Email her at susanlarson79@gmail.com.

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Putnam County resident Dan Lowery shows off one of the vintage books he has for sale at The Rocking Horse, which is at 111. N. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Eatonton. It is in the building that served as The Eatonton Messenger's office for several decades before the newspaper's headquarters moved a half block south. Until The Rocking Horse opened last year, its building had remained mostly closed up for six years, Lowery said. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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