Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Live rock/country music, fine art, food and a bar, and dancing under the stars – enjoy it all while supporting a good cause Saturday night in downtown Eatonton.The annual benefit concert held at the... + continue reading

Pictured in front of The Jones County News office are, from left, A. Mark Smith Sr., president & CEO; Josh Lurie, executive editor; Debbie Lurie-Smith, managing editor; and Matt Smith, general manager.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Smith Communications President and CEO A. Mark Smith Sr. announced the acquisition of The Jones County News Oct. 13, increasing the footprint of its community newspaper division.The Jones County News... + continue reading
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Graduation rates were released by the Georgia Department of Education Sept. 27, revealing all school systems in Georgia’s Lake Country exceeded the state average. “Georgia’s high school... + continue reading

The Putnam County Animal Control truck was purchased by the county using DATE funds. The message on the tailgate is one interpretation of drug education, according to county officials.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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After a few years of rolling over drug abuse treatment funds, Putnam County officials were able to collect enough money to use the special revenues to purchase one or more vehicles in 2015. ... + continue reading
Friday, October 13, 2017
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A Putnam County couple was killed in a tragic accident Friday night, Sept. 29, in Washington County, authorities say. John Lamon, 54, and his wife, Theresa Lamon, 53, are believed to have died... + continue reading

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10/04/2017
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After a few years of rolling over drug abuse treatment funds, Putnam County officials were able to collect enough money to use the special revenues to purchase one or more vehicles in 2015.According to budget reports from the past few years, nearly $76,000 allotted by the state of Georgia specifically for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education (DATE)... + continue reading
10/04/2017
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Complaints about distressed properties in the City of Eatonton sparked a recent discussion at city council to implement a blight tax to help curb some of the ruin.Council Member Chuck Haley brought the item before the council Sept. 19 requesting the city to have a written procedure in place to allow officials to remove or repair properties that... + continue reading

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10/05/2017
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The Gatewood Gators traveled to Martinez last week to battle the Augusta Prep Cavaliers. The Cavs, like the Gators, entered the contest with an unblemished record and were unofficially ranked the fifth-best team in the state. Augusta Prep defeated Gatewood at its homecoming game last season, so there was plenty of motivation for the Gators going... + 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.

10/05/2017
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Council Farm in Milledgeville, Ga was the location of the JMA XC Invitational, in which many cross country teams competed. The meet was hosted by John Milledge Academy and many teams from across the state showed up to represent their schools. Both Gatewood and Putnam County High School traveled from Eatonton to take part in the meet. “... + continue reading
10/05/2017
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Representatives of the Department of Natural Resources planted three kinds of plants (water willow, pickerelweed and strap leaf sagittaria) on Lake Sinclair Friday, Sept. 22. These plants play an important role in aquatic environments and provide benefits to recreational anglers, according to information from DNR. Plants benefit water quality and... + continue reading

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10/05/2017
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The Gatewood Gators traveled to Martinez last week to battle the Augusta Prep Cavaliers. The Cavs, like the Gators, entered the contest with an unblemished record and were unofficially ranked the... + 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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Ke'Aundre Battle approaches the finish line.

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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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10/19/2017
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Live rock/country music, fine art, food and a bar, and dancing under the stars – enjoy it all while supporting a good cause Saturday night in downtown Eatonton.The annual benefit concert held at the... + 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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