Friday, September 15, 2017
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The Gatewood Gators left the friendly confines of Sammons Field last week to travel to Loganville Christian Academy for their first road contest of the season. LCA won the coin toss and elected... + continue reading

From left, Commissioners Trevor Addsion, Alan Foster and Daniel Brown give opposing reasons Sept. 8 for and against increase Putnam County’s millage rate.

Friday, September 15, 2017
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The three newest members of the Putnam County Board of Commissioners shot down a recently advertised proposal to raise taxes. After much debate over not “nickel and diming” taxpayers every year... + continue reading
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Hurricane Irma blew through Eatonton and Putnam County Monday, Sept. 11, with winds reaching 43.5 mph, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, who also serves as the county’s EMA Director.... + continue reading
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Georgia Power to remove Plant Branch boilers September 16 ATLANTA – Sept. 15, 2017 – Georgia Power will remove the boilers for retired units at Plant Branch by controlled demolition on Sept. 16... + continue reading

A small crowd listens as Putnam County commissioners discuss their opinions of the millage rate and budget at the Sept. 8 meeting. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Commissioners disagree on budgetShould be set at Sept. 19 meeting By Shannon Sneedshannon@msgr.comAfter a 3-2 decision by the BOC on Sept. 8 not to raise Putnam County taxes, commissioners... + continue reading

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09/07/2017
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Two citizens showed up for the first public hearing to discuss adopting Putnam County’s 2018 millage rate Aug. 31 and commissioners met with an empty house at the second hearing later that evening.Based on a proposed $18,887,288 budget, the Putnam County Board of Commissioners recently announced an increase in the property taxes it will levy this... + continue reading
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

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09/09/2017
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Putnam Health Dept. and others close to assist in Hurricane Irma shelteringSpecial to The Eatonton MessengerMACON – North Central Health District (NCHD) will close its 13 county health departments immediately for staff to assist in evacuation and sheltering activities. All health departments will remain closed until Wednesday, Sept. 13.... + continue reading
09/09/2017
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Gatewood parent Michelle Caricofe and Chip, Tammy and Brett Walker of Eatonton started a support program to gather goods for victims devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Pictured here gathering items at Gatewood's Friday night football game are Spivey Davis, Jordan Caricofe, Case McMichael, Lizzie and Gus Mendez. They will be collecting donations for... + continue reading

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

09/09/2017
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Obviously, communication is very important. Everybody needs someone to talk to, to do something together, to support during hard times as well as just to feel useful. As people grow older, it becomes more difficult to find a social circle where they feel comfortable, some local seniors recently told The Eatonton Messenger. But in Eatonton, elderly... + continue reading

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09/15/2017
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The Gatewood Gators left the friendly confines of Sammons Field last week to travel to Loganville Christian Academy for their first road contest of the season. LCA won the coin toss and elected... + continue reading
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Freshman tight end KadenCorbitt is brought down by a Warren defender, but not before he hauls in a catch.

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War Eagles head coach Kyle Gourley calls out instructions to his players during Putnam’s opener at Warren County.

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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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09/09/2017
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Gatewood parent Michelle Caricofe and Chip, Tammy and Brett Walker of Eatonton started a support program to gather goods for victims devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Pictured here gathering items at... + continue reading

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

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Dr. Bruce Gentry, Flannery O’Connor scholar and Georgia College professor, left, and George Heiring, Georgia Writers Museum president, talk after the lecture.

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Leigh Anne Aaron, food and consumer science agent, demonstrates how to leave proper headspace in a jar before sealing it.

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07: Hannah Mustard is surrounded by cooking paraphernalia, with her mother’s watchful eyes behind her, as she prepares to chop her vegetables.

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Jars of peach salsa, just made by class participants, are stacked and ready for the newly-experienced cooks to take them home.

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