Peyton Roth is the new head coach of the Putnam County softball team. She takes over after playing the past four years at Armstrong State University.

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The Putnam County softball team kicked off a new phase of the program’s history last Thursday with its season opener. Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, they dropped their first game of the... + continue reading
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The first look at two middle Georgia football programs was met with a large crowd and flashes of lightning. The War Eagles of Putnam County High School traveled to Milledgeville for a scrimmage... + continue reading

Lake Farman, 9, satisfies his sweet tooth with cotton candy.

L to R: Sherry Hall, Paulette Hall, Beth Griffith, Chandler Craine, Allie White, Tracey Stickley.

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Chandler Craine will be teaching second grade at Gatewood. She and her husband, Andy, moved to Eatonton from Marietta and have three children attending Gatewood -- Harper Lee (8), Cooper (6) and... + continue reading

Putnam County High School FFA officers, from left, Lane Bridges, Mackenzie Jones, Hayley Shaheen, John Gore, Shamar Mohone and Mathew Roberts attend Chapter Officer Leadership Training in the mountains of Helen, July 17-18. These officers participated in many activities that helped build teamwork and communication skills they will use throughout the new school year as they lead the FFA chapter to another successful year. They had to develop activities such as FFA meetings, field trips and leadership activities. The 2017-2018 PCHS FFA officer team is excited for another amazing year, PCHS FFA reporter Mackenzie Jones said. Officers not pictured are Jessica Jones and Rebecca Kitchens.

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06/14/2017
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By Yelena HensleyYelena@msgr.com Eatonton-Putnam County Library has a few programs for youth ages pre-K through high school, and they are all free.One is the 2017 Summer Reading program. Each child who reads 20 books or for 20 hours over the summer will get a certificate and may be awarded a book bag while supplies last.  To participate... + continue reading
06/14/2017
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Special to The Eatonton Messenger Eatonton Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs... + continue reading

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These students in the AP Spanish class at PCHS, plus a few others who were not available for the photo, all exceled on the AP exam.

08/18/2017
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The most recent AP results from the College Board reveal Putnam’s rating is not only better, but it was a perfect 100 percent – a significant increase over previous years, reports show. One hundred percent of Putnam County High School students took the AP test for Spanish Language and Culture, and 100 percent of them achieved a score of 3 or... + continue reading
08/18/2017
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A shortage in deputies has caused Sheriff Howard Sills to pull deputies doing security out of the county courthouse at times when they are needed for other duties. That occasion came about Aug. 15, when, according to County Manager Paul Van Haute, the courthouse had to be “locked up” at 3:30 after a deputy had to leave his post at the main... + continue reading
08/18/2017
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A large shortage in law enforcement officers in Putnam County left Sheriff Howard Sills with one main request during budget hearings this year: “A phenomenal increase in personnel.” Sills said the sheriff’s department is currently nine deputies short, and by October, that number may increase to 10. “I assure you that if one-third of the... + continue reading

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Peyton Roth is the new head coach of the Putnam County softball team. She takes over after playing the past four years at Armstrong State University.

08/18/2017
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The Putnam County softball team kicked off a new phase of the program’s history last Thursday with its season opener. Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, they dropped their first game of the... + continue reading
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The 1898 Mercer Football team picture.

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Hudson Halder (front) followed by Rafe Slate drives out of a turn onto the backstretch. The duo paced the field during last week’s Thursday Thunder Semi-Pro division race.

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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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Lake Farman, 9, satisfies his sweet tooth with cotton candy.

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Clark Harper films the action on the field during the football team’s demonstration. Harper’s son, Will, is on the team.

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Asa Segars, 5, and Braedyn Fincher,6, climb onto the bounce slide.

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Rayna Harper, 1, has the best seat in the house, in the arms of her dad, Clyde harper.

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The new bleachers have ample room for the many Gator fans at the event.

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Logan Alford, 10, and Drew Love, 8, discuss which activity they’ll do next.

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Cora Tkacik, 9, left, and Ellie McMillian, 9, enjoy their own conversation amidst all the activity around them.

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Lined up on their new field, members of the Varsity Gators are introduced to the crowd.

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Dawn Walker and Bryan Arthur pitch beanbags in a game of cornhole against Tyler Alliston and Mark Nuhfer.

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Enjoying snowcones are, from left, Ally Stancil, 2, Suzi Kate Stancil, 4, and Caylin Stancil, 6.

08/18/2017
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L to R: Sherry Hall, Paulette Hall, Beth Griffith, Chandler Craine, Allie White, Tracey Stickley.

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Putnam County High School FFA officers, from left, Lane Bridges, Mackenzie Jones, Hayley Shaheen, John Gore, Shamar Mohone and Mathew Roberts attend Chapter Officer Leadership Training in the mountains of Helen, July 17-18. These officers participated in many activities that helped build teamwork and communication skills they will use throughout the new school year as they lead the FFA chapter to another successful year. They had to develop activities such as FFA meetings, field trips and leadership activities. The 2017-2018 PCHS FFA officer team is excited for another amazing year, PCHS FFA reporter Mackenzie Jones said. Officers not pictured are Jessica Jones and Rebecca Kitchens.

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These students in the AP Spanish class at PCHS, plus a few others who were not available for the photo, all exceled on the AP exam.

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