An emergency transport helicopter waits at Putnam General Hospital Friday to airlift a middle school student injured as the result of an on-campus fight earlier that morning.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- A fight between two students at Gatewood School Friday morning resulted in one of them being airlifted to Atlanta for emergency treatment, but the boy is... + continue reading

Anthony Torrence Veal appears in a recent Putnam County Sheriff's Office mugshot.
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Anthony Veal’s Mitsubishi truck still sits in the impound lot at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Jan. 29. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Almost two decades have passed since Anthony Torrence Veal was convicted and sentenced to life without parole for armed robbery and murder in Putnam County, but he... + continue reading

K-5 celebtants include, from left, Ford Rocker, Kasey Mendez, Lola Grace Slaughter, Cayden Burner and Jordyn Knowles. (Contributed photos.)
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First grader Drew Love tried to stack 100 pennies.
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First grader Abby Grace Smith shows off her instructions.
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K-5 celebrant Evan Truman is all smiles while drawing for the celebration.
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Second graders Mary Beth Williams, foreground, and Seth Ussery also participate.
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Second grader Lake Ferman is also all smiles.
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First grade participants include, kneeling, from left, Fischer Dillard, Ashton Armstrong, Will Rainey, Parker Holle; and standing, same order, Cale Ferguson, Emma Price and Willow Davis.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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From contributed reportsEATONTON -- Gatewood School students celebrated the 100th day of the school year on Jan. 28. Lower school students celebrated being 100 days smarter with special... + continue reading

This week's respondents include, from left, Jessica Toole, Jonathan Johnson, Lynne Laseter, Chequita Adams and Jake Simmons. (Photos by Don Richeson.)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in San Francisco. Which football team are you rooting for? Why? "I don't do football. I'm not going to watch... + continue reading
Saturday, January 30, 2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Land is being cleared in Eatonton for a multi-acre solar energy array, and some local residents may have the option to tap in just in time for summer.Tri-County EMC... + continue reading

An emergency transport helicopter waits at Putnam General Hospital Friday to airlift a middle school student injured as the result of an on-campus fight earlier that morning.

Anthony Torrence Veal appears in a recent Putnam County Sheriff's Office mugshot.
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Anthony Veal’s Mitsubishi truck still sits in the impound lot at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Jan. 29. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

K-5 celebtants include, from left, Ford Rocker, Kasey Mendez, Lola Grace Slaughter, Cayden Burner and Jordyn Knowles. (Contributed photos.)
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First grader Drew Love tried to stack 100 pennies.
,

First grader Abby Grace Smith shows off her instructions.
,

K-5 celebrant Evan Truman is all smiles while drawing for the celebration.
,

Second graders Mary Beth Williams, foreground, and Seth Ussery also participate.
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Second grader Lake Ferman is also all smiles.
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First grade participants include, kneeling, from left, Fischer Dillard, Ashton Armstrong, Will Rainey, Parker Holle; and standing, same order, Cale Ferguson, Emma Price and Willow Davis.

This week's respondents include, from left, Jessica Toole, Jonathan Johnson, Lynne Laseter, Chequita Adams and Jake Simmons. (Photos by Don Richeson.)

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02/05/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Putnam County residents will soon be able to renew their vehicles' license tags online. Commissioners voted 3-0 Friday to approve a request from County Tax Commissioner Pamela K. Lancaster to start allowing tag renewals by Putnam residents over the Internet. The vote came at the commissioners regular monthly... + continue reading
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01/29/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- Under her vehicle in the parking lot apparently was the wrong place for a shoplifter to hide from police because it paved the way to more serious felony drug charges for her and her accomplice.Kristin Nicole Parra, 31, 176 Imperial Mill Road Lot 105, Putnam County, was charged Jan. 14 with theft by shoplifting... + continue reading

This photo from New Story’s Facebook page wishes 2008 Putnam County High School grad Matthew Marshall – “better known as ‘Mateo’ in our expansion countries,” the post says – a happy birthday Jan. 19. Marshall encouraged all his friends to celebrate by donating money to help build houses for people living in the slums in El Salvador. (Contributed.)
01/29/2016
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- A couple of weeks ago, Eatonton resident Nancy Marshall was browsing on Facebook when she let out a scream. Husband Jimmy ran into the room to see what had happened. A posting showed their son, Matthew, was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30.”“We were blown away,” Jimmy Marshall said, “We are so proud of him.”... + continue reading

Flag bearers Terrence “Kojak” Waller, left, and Everett Greene lead 100-plus marchers as they make their way on North Jefferson Avenue from St. John AME Church to the front steps of the Putnam County Courthouse during Eatonton’s Jan. 18 annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. In between them is Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence, who also spoke at the event. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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The Rev. Joseph Baynes, associate minister of Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Eatonton, delivers the keynote address during the Eatonton MLK celebration Monday. He talked about how as a boy growing up in Eatonton he had to use a separate "colored" restroom in the building behind him (the Putnam County Courthouse). (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Wearing a ball cap bearing a Bible verse, the Rev. Wayne Griffin, pastor of St. John AME Church in Eatonton, speaks during the celebration’s program. The march to the Putnam County Courthouse started from his church, which also hosted a special post-parade MLK service. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Melissa Williams wears a shirt bearing the image of Martin Luther King Jr. as she joins the crowd in front of the courthouse. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Directed by J.R. Beckwith, the Putnam County High School Jazz Band provides music for the Eatonton MLK celebration Monday as Terrence “Kojak” Waller holds an American flag in the background. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Casey Jordan holds banners from his Eatonton Boy Scout troop – 132 – as he listens to the MLK Day speakers. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Putnam County High School Jazz Band saxophonist Kelly Howe is bundled up under a blanket on the cold late afternoon as she listens to a speaker. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Putnam County District 4 Commissioner Billy Webster speaks at the event. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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Putnam County District 1 Commissioner Fred Ward speaks at the event. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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A sign announces the post-march MLK service at St. John AME Church in Eatonton. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
01/22/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON – More than 100 people participated in Eatonton’s Jan. 18 annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.Highlighting the event was a march from St. John AME Church to the Putnam County Courthouse’s front steps, where the crowd listened to various speakers, including the keynote speaker, the Rev. Joseph Baynes, associate... + continue reading

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Don Richeson / Staff Putnam County Middle School’s Kimmie Bonner tries to score Friday during home girls basketball action vs. Monticello.
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Marnessia Davis, Kimmie Bonner, Jashanti Simmons, Zykyrah Harper and Courtney Holiday, all eighth graders at Putnam County Middle School, share a moment with coach Linda Burke following the teams’ final home game of the season, and their final home game as a PCMS Lady War Eagle.
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This week's respondents include, from left, Jessica Toole, Jonathan Johnson, Lynne Laseter, Chequita Adams and Jake Simmons. (Photos by Don Richeson.)
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The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in San Francisco. Which football team are you rooting for? Why? "I don't do football. I'm not going to watch... + continue reading

Rebecca Rocker introduces her husband, new Eatonton Mayor Walter Rocker Jr., during his Jan. 7 community inauguration celebration at the Plaza Arts Center. Her daughter in law, Tara Rocker, looks on. (Photo by Don Richeson.)
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This week's respondents include, from left, Frederick King, Pete Miller, David Wallace, Jessica Kuhn and Nicole Lipscomb. (Photos by Don Richeson.)
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By Judy Stultz / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- The Georgia Writers Museum on Eatonton’s courthouse square invites you to celebrate the birthday of hometown author, Alice Walker, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 9... + continue reading

K-5 celebtants include, from left, Ford Rocker, Kasey Mendez, Lola Grace Slaughter, Cayden Burner and Jordyn Knowles. (Contributed photos.)
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First grader Drew Love tried to stack 100 pennies.
,

First grader Abby Grace Smith shows off her instructions.
,

K-5 celebrant Evan Truman is all smiles while drawing for the celebration.
,

Second graders Mary Beth Williams, foreground, and Seth Ussery also participate.
,

Second grader Lake Ferman is also all smiles.
,

First grade participants include, kneeling, from left, Fischer Dillard, Ashton Armstrong, Will Rainey, Parker Holle; and standing, same order, Cale Ferguson, Emma Price and Willow Davis.
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