A Taser, multiple officers and a K-9 weren't enough to catch fleet footed Eatonton Walmart beer bandit Kevin Cody Glover, authorities report, but he turned himself in two days later. 

Monday, May 2, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Answering a call to the parking lot of the Eatonton Walmart, an officer thought he was checking on the welfare of a puppy. But it turned out to be much more –... + continue reading

Rabbi Michael D. Lefkove displays the Torah. He is a member of Lake Oconee Congregation Chai, which meets 6 p.m. Fridays in Lake Oconee Community Church in the Fishtales clothing store shopping center off Lake Oconee Parkway.)

Monday, May 2, 2016
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By Rabbi Michael D. Lefkove / Guest ColumnistLAKE OCONEE -- My wife and I arrived at Lake Oconee in May 2003. For those of you not familiar with the Lake Oconee area, it has become a destination for... + continue reading
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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EATONTON -- The first of two candidate debates featuring Putnam County Sheriff incumbent Howard Sills vs. challenger Dewey "D.J." Scott Jr. is set for 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Putnam... + continue reading

Campaign signs are everywhere in Putnam County these days, including this cluster spotted Saturday near the U.S. 441 and U.S. 441 Business intersection. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Sunday, April 24, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- The political sign war is back.As is the case every campaign season, the newspaper is receiving phone calls from folk complaining their political campaign signs are... + continue reading
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Jessica Singer is a Plaza Arts Center rep. Email her at jessica@theplazaartscenter.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
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By Jessica Singer / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- What a fantastic week, month -- you name it! My baby chicks on the farm are turning into chickens, just in time when the wind sends the heat here in... + continue reading

A Taser, multiple officers and a K-9 weren't enough to catch fleet footed Eatonton Walmart beer bandit Kevin Cody Glover, authorities report, but he turned himself in two days later. 

Rabbi Michael D. Lefkove displays the Torah. He is a member of Lake Oconee Congregation Chai, which meets 6 p.m. Fridays in Lake Oconee Community Church in the Fishtales clothing store shopping center off Lake Oconee Parkway.)

Campaign signs are everywhere in Putnam County these days, including this cluster spotted Saturday near the U.S. 441 and U.S. 441 Business intersection. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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Jessica Singer is a Plaza Arts Center rep. Email her at jessica@theplazaartscenter.com.

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05/02/2016
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LAKE OCONEE -- How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is a support and ministry resource for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience and years of... + continue reading
04/21/2016
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EATONTON -- Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MPLW), April 24-30, 2016, by offering complete blood work testing at a discounted rate of $45.  Complete blood work is recommended annually for both men and women.  Complete blood work testing includes complete blood... + continue reading

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While Earth Day is officially Friday, Eatonton's big Earth Day-theme celebration is this Saturday -- at the Oak Street butterfly habitat.

04/22/2016
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IF YOU GO>> What: Earth Day-theme Family Fun Fest celebration.>> When: 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 23.>> Where: Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch at 419 Oak St. in downtown Eatonton. (Habitat is a separate organization from nearby garden.)>> Admission: $5 with proceeds going to support the butterfly habitat.>... + continue reading

Hazel Waller questions Eatonton City Council Monday night why the Eatonton American Legion must pay for a permit to sell poppies for Memorial Day. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

04/21/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- The Eatonton City Council tabled acting on whether or not the city should make the Eatonton American Legion buy a $25 city permit to sell poppies in honor of veterans. The move came in response to questions from a citizen speaking during the public comment portion of the council's April 18 regular meeting. The... + continue reading

State Court Judge Michael Gailey hands diplomas to and shakes hands with DUI Court graduates Glenn Humphries, left, and Dwayne Griffey, on April 7. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

04/20/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Instead of sentences and fines, Putnam County State Court Judge Michael Gailey gave diplomas and handshakes in court this month.A special April 7 ceremony was conducted for two men graduating Putnam County’s State DUI Court, and three pending graduates were recognized for their achievements in the program thus far.... + continue reading

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Even though there is one game left in the regular season, the Putnam County War Eagles clinched the Class 4AA region title Tuesday with a 7-0 win over second place Lamar County. The War Eagles are... + continue reading

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Editor:As a Putnam County taxpayer, I am upset that the Putnam County Board of Commissioners has authorized spending up to $100,000 for a study on whether the county should build a combination... + continue reading

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LAKE OCONEE -- How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is a support... + continue reading

Rabbi Michael D. Lefkove displays the Torah. He is a member of Lake Oconee Congregation Chai, which meets 6 p.m. Fridays in Lake Oconee Community Church in the Fishtales clothing store shopping center off Lake Oconee Parkway.)

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Jessica Singer is a Plaza Arts Center rep. Email her at jessica@theplazaartscenter.com.

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While Earth Day is officially Friday, Eatonton's big Earth Day-theme celebration is this Saturday -- at the Oak Street butterfly habitat.

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