Lady War Eagles coach Jerusha Hudson (center) speaks to her team before the beginning of the game. 

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

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By Brandon Bushbrandon@msgr.com Putnam County High School’s girls basketball team had a fantastic year during the 2017-18 season, going 20-2 in the regular season and defeating most of its... + continue reading

Catcher Simon Petite (left) prepares for a pitch as a Lamar County player takes the plate.  

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By Brandon Bushbrandon@msgr.com After beginning its season with a win, Putnam County’s baseball team took a hard loss on Thursday.The War Eagles were defeated by Lamar County 12-5, putting them... + continue reading

Marcos Almanza (No. 5) trips up an opponent as he fights for the ball against Upson-Lee.  

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

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By Brandon Bushbrandon@msgr.com Despite coming short of a tournament victory to start the season, Putnam County soccer is off to a good start.Both teams competed in the Trojan Cup Tournament,... + continue reading

Caroline Griffith (No. 12) hits an outside jumper in the Lady Gators' big win over Augusta Prep. 

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By Jake McMillianjacob@msgr.com The Westminster Lady Wildcats supplanted the Gatewood Lady Gators during the 2018 regular season as the No. 1 seed entering the region tournament.With a 19-6... + continue reading

Cole Williams (No. 3) breaks free to score in the Gators' win over Augusta Prep. 

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By Jake McMillianjacob@msgr.com After finishing the regular season with 23-3 record, a record which many thought would be unachievable, the Gatewood boys basketball team entered the 2018 Region... + 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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02/22/2018
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By Lynn Hobbslynn@msgr.comPutnam County Sheriff Howard R. Sills is believed to now be the only sheriff in the State of Georgia who is not a member of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. Sills tendered his letter of resignation as Second Vice President of the GSA and as a member of the association on Feb. 19. The sheriff explained that no longer... + continue reading
02/16/2018
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By Lynn Hobbslynn@msgr.comArea and national news outlets are reporting about Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills comparing Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to Lucifer in an email.The Eatonton Messenger sat down with the sheriff Friday to discuss what happened. Sills provided copies of three emails:The first one was sent out by Georgia Sheriff’s... + continue reading
02/15/2018
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The misty air and overcast clouds did not put a damper on filming at Tytan Pictures’ prison location last weekend as Los Angeles Producer/Director Chris Donaldson, of AME Productions, shot scenes for a television pilot.About 15 people buzzed around the old prison yard, each playing their own part in the creation of the new series titled “Angel,”... + continue reading

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Lady War Eagles coach Jerusha Hudson (center) speaks to her team before the beginning of the game. 

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

02/23/2018
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By Brandon Bushbrandon@msgr.com Putnam County High School’s girls basketball team had a fantastic year during the 2017-18 season, going 20-2 in the regular season and defeating most of its... + continue reading

Catcher Simon Petite (left) prepares for a pitch as a Lamar County player takes the plate.  

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

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Marcos Almanza (No. 5) trips up an opponent as he fights for the ball against Upson-Lee.  

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

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Caroline Griffith (No. 12) hits an outside jumper in the Lady Gators' big win over Augusta Prep. 

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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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