This photo of fatal shooting victim Diane McIver of Putnam County is from her online LinkedIn page.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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By Don Richeson and Lynn Hobbs / StaffATLANTA -- A Putnam County woman is dead after being shot in her car in downtown Atlanta early Monday morning. Landa Diane Smith McIver, 63, of Pea... + continue reading

Lake Country’s Blind Driver includes Wade Hester, Scott Deering, Jim Cook, Dan Howington and Brian Doty. What do they play? “Iconic rock and party music, the best, the greatest songs ever written and even some of our own!” says its website. “Blind Driver is built on ‘70s rock and roll and we go on from there!” For information, visit http://www.blinddriverband.com/. (Contributed photo.)

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
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By Judy Stultz / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- October brings us falling leaves, harvest moons and it is hoped cooler weather to enjoy the countless happenings offered this month in Putnam County and... + continue reading

At an earlier mural meeting, Putnam County High School Fine Arts Department Chairman Paige Barlow holds up a photo of a planned downtown Eatonton mural site -- the south wall of Nina’s Beauty Supply store. Barlow’s PCHS art students are expected to help create a mural there. It would likely depict Israel “Old Put” Putnam and William Eaton, the late 1700s-early 1800s military historical figures for which Putnam County and Eatonton are named. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- A mural could be one of those win-win projects, according to discussion at the Sept. 21 Eatonton-Putnam Tourism Arts Heritage Partnership meeting.Some slight... + continue reading

Eatonton Police Officer Pat Welch keeps the department’s inflatable auto unlocking kit and is quite efficient with it, according to Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- What potentially could have been a family’s worst nightmare was saved by an Eatonton Police Officer Sept. 16. Around 4 p.m. that Friday afternoon, a father was... + continue reading
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- At least four people Eatonton woke up Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, to find their cars had been broken into and items were missing. Each of the incidents took place in... + continue reading

This photo of fatal shooting victim Diane McIver of Putnam County is from her online LinkedIn page.

Lake Country’s Blind Driver includes Wade Hester, Scott Deering, Jim Cook, Dan Howington and Brian Doty. What do they play? “Iconic rock and party music, the best, the greatest songs ever written and even some of our own!” says its website. “Blind Driver is built on ‘70s rock and roll and we go on from there!” For information, visit http://www.blinddriverband.com/. (Contributed photo.)

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At an earlier mural meeting, Putnam County High School Fine Arts Department Chairman Paige Barlow holds up a photo of a planned downtown Eatonton mural site -- the south wall of Nina’s Beauty Supply store. Barlow’s PCHS art students are expected to help create a mural there. It would likely depict Israel “Old Put” Putnam and William Eaton, the late 1700s-early 1800s military historical figures for which Putnam County and Eatonton are named. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

Eatonton Police Officer Pat Welch keeps the department’s inflatable auto unlocking kit and is quite efficient with it, according to Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

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09/21/2016
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By Hank Segars / Guest ColumnistEATONTON HISTORIC DISTRICT -- The beautifully restored Plaza Arts Center will forever be the “Old School” for many of us, the place where generations of children attended Eatonton Grammar School and, earlier, Eatonton High School. And coming soon will be a grand celebration to honor the 100th... + continue reading
09/21/2016
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By Claire Buckner / Sports CorrespondentEATONTON -- Homecoming Week: A week filled with excitement and Putnam Pride. Not only was everyone looking forward to the “dress-up” clothes that the students were allowed to wear at school or the mystery of who was going to be homecoming queen, everyone was looking for the big “W” against the Morgan County’... + continue reading

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World record-breaking attempt organizer Pam Lancaster, far left, assists volunteers signing up at a meeting Thursday evening, including, continuing from left, George Pirie and Clay Lowery, both of Eatonton. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

09/23/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Plans are moving forward to gather 4,201 or more people at Putnam County Middle School's Al Reaves Field at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the hopes of breaking a world record. But organizers still need more volunteers.The Ethen Richardson Foundation, an Eatonton-based organization that helps fight childhood cancer, is... + continue reading
09/22/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- The Putnam County Board of Commissioners voted this month to increase millage rates for coming fiscal year, thus effectively increasing property taxes. But the approved rate hike -- .85 mills -- is less than the 1.0 mill increase the county earlier proposed.The board voted 4-1 at its Sept. 2 regular meeting to... + continue reading

Giant "G" banner-wielding Gatewood senior wide receiver-defensive back Charlie Caricofe leads the Gators as they charge into "The Swamp" in earlier season football action. (Photo by Tom Cornelia.)

09/21/2016
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By Jacob McMillian / Sports CorrespondentMONTICELLO -- The Gatewood Gators traveled to Monticello Friday to hand its archrival Piedmont Academy Cougars a resounding defeat -- 59-0. This contest was not a region game; however, it gives the Gators “bragging rights” for another year in a 45-year-old affair.For the fourth Friday night this season... + continue reading

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Giant "G" banner-wielding Gatewood senior wide receiver-defensive back Charlie Caricofe leads the Gators as they charge into "The Swamp" in earlier season football action. (Photo by Tom Cornelia.)

09/21/2016
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By Jacob McMillian / Sports CorrespondentMONTICELLO -- The Gatewood Gators traveled to Monticello Friday to hand its archrival Piedmont Academy Cougars a resounding defeat -- 59-0. This contest... + continue reading

Putnam County sophomore tailback/defensive back Jumil Denham moves the ball for the War Eagles during the Sept. 16 homecoming football game vs. Morgan County. A Bulldog tackler fractured Denham's leg in two places later in the game. (Photo by Casey Parrish.)

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Putnam County volleyball player Amaya Banks hits the ball during Sept. 7 practice. (Photo by Casey Parrish.)

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09/21/2016
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(Editor's note: This letter is in response to one a Putnam County Elementary School fifth grade student had submitted last month to Eatonton Mayor Walter Rocker Jr. It spotlighted the need for more... + continue reading

Putnam County District 3 Commissioner Alan Foster walks along North Madison Avenue in the Putnam County Dairy Festival Parade earlier this summer. Cars were available for the commissioners to ride in, but Foster said he preferred to hoof it. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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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.)

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Lake Country’s Blind Driver includes Wade Hester, Scott Deering, Jim Cook, Dan Howington and Brian Doty. What do they play? “Iconic rock and party music, the best, the greatest songs ever written and even some of our own!” says its website. “Blind Driver is built on ‘70s rock and roll and we go on from there!” For information, visit http://www.blinddriverband.com/. (Contributed photo.)

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09/29/2016
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By Judy Stultz / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- October brings us falling leaves, harvest moons and it is hoped cooler weather to enjoy the countless happenings offered this month in Putnam County and... + continue reading

 Hank Segars serves as board member and program chairman for the Old School History Museum 

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The Plaza Arts Center is at 305 N. Madison Ave. in Eatonton's Historic District.

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In this, one of many keepsake photos, Brandy Richardson and Ethen take a "selfie" while aboard an airplane the end of December 2013, headed to New York for Ethen’s Make-A-Wish trip to Times Square to visit the Lego Center and watch the New Year’s ball drop. (Contributed photo.)

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