Candice Scott, far left, talks with local officials, from left, Putnam Development Authority Board Member Ed Waggoner and Director Terry Schwindler; Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce Tommy Cook; PDA Board Members Joshua Daniel and Chairman Bill Sharp; Ryan Castillo, photographer and Tytan CEO Jim Stone; and Putnam County Clerk Lynn Butterworth, about the film industry. The group met with state economic development officials from the Georgia film office Jan. 11 at Centergy One in Atlanta.

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Location, location, location; that’s what representatives from the Putnam Development Authority, Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce and Tytan Pictures learned was needed in the film industry during... + continue reading

A Putnam County resident stands and speaks in the crowded Putnam County Board of Education meeting room Tuesday night.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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An estimated 70 people attended a public hearing at the Putnam County Board of Education Tuesday night to discuss with school officials a previously recommended proposal to close two school buildings... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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From the Georgia Dept. of Transportation:As the sun begins to set this evening, Georgia DOT continues its aggressive response to the latest winter storm. Precipitation moved out of the state early... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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ATLANTA, January 16, 2018 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously ordered Georgia Power Company to refund its customers $43.6 million. The refunds are the result of the... + continue reading
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All Putnam County Schools are closed Wednesday, Jan. 17, Superintendent Eric Arena announced Tuesday night at 8 p.m.State Court at the Putnam County Courthouse also is closed, Judge Michael... + continue reading

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09/07/2017
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Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore urges customers to be careful of third party websites and apps when trying to access the Georgia Driver’s Manual or obtain other driver licensing services and information. Third party Internet sites such as www.DMV.org and www.Drivers-Licenses.org are... + continue reading
08/31/2017
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A Putnam County Jail inmate awaiting trial attempted to escape, using toothpaste in the place of plaster over a hole he was digging through the wall; but his idea wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.James Matthew Hyers, 42, of 117 S. Little River Court, Eatonton, was sentenced to eight years confinement for two charges of interference with... + continue reading

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Arroyo 11 minutes before the murders at a gas station in Newport News, Va.

01/12/2018
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Suspect Fled to Georgia Immediately After MurdersSpecial to The Eatonton Messenger from the USMSNORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down a man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and her father in front of their children. Amos Jacob Arroyo, 32, has been on the run since July 2017.Around 6:15 p.m.... + continue reading

Bill Sharp, left, vice-chairman of the Putnam Development Authority, poses with his grandson, Will Hamilton, center, and wife, Jennie after a football game. Hamilton played a huge role in North Gwinnett High School’s victory over Colquitt County in the GHSA 7A State Championship.

01/02/2018
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By Brandon BushA prominent Putnam County resident now has a superstar and a state champion for a grandson. Bill Sharp, who is vice-chairman of the Putnam Development Authority and an at-large member of the Eatonton-Putnam Water and Sewer Authority, is pleased to share with everybody that his grandson, Will Hamilton, is a member of the North... + continue reading
12/20/2017
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By Shannon SneedFirst advising the county would soon see a possible $118,000 yearly increase in waste disposal charges, Jarrod Lovett, district manager for Advanced Disposal, offered Putnam County Commissioners the opportunity to “get out of the trash business” Dec. 1 with an offer to provide curbside service.“We could provide a trashcan for every... + continue reading

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Bill Sharp, left, vice-chairman of the Putnam Development Authority, poses with his grandson, Will Hamilton, center, and wife, Jennie after a football game. Hamilton played a huge role in North Gwinnett High School’s victory over Colquitt County in the GHSA 7A State Championship.

01/02/2018
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By Brandon BushA prominent Putnam County resident now has a superstar and a state champion for a grandson. Bill Sharp, who is vice-chairman of the Putnam Development Authority and an at-large member... + continue reading

 The Putnam County boys team, from left, Carson Walker, Ke’Aundre Battle, Jaden Grimes, Dylan Lindsay, Brian Lopez, Zack Allen, William Maddox, Avery Jones, Micheal Coker, Thomas Daniel, Jacob, Little, Justin Wilson, and James Mead holding their second place trophy.

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06/14/2017
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The Eatonton Messenger's EDITORIAL 06-15-17First, we extend our sympathies to the families of the slain Georgia Department of Corrections officers and to the many GDOC guards and law enforcement... + continue reading

Lake Oconee cardiologist Dr. Nicolas Chronos, left, receives an award Friday from Yaketa Heath-Green during a party in his honor at El Sitio Mexican Grill. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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This week's respondents include, from left, Breona Simmons, Ketius Lamar, Jonathan McCarthy, Carol Ann Guthrie and Debi Rogers. 
 

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Extreme Sculpting’s Chris Lantz, artist and “critter” creator of five favorite characters based on local author Joel Chandler Harris’ tales of Uncle Remus, and Courtney Lantz, stand beside the life size Br’er Coon as visitors tour the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton May 19.

12/01/2017
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By Shannon Sneed / StaffShannon@msgr.comVisitors to the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton will be greeted by some larger-than-life familiar characters from the folktales made famous by local author Joel... + continue reading

Florrie Williams, Lucinda Strickland and Katie M. Russ proudly present dolls they made out of yarn.

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