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Thu
18
May

Calendar Change

TWO CALENDAR CHANGES:

The mural unveiling ceremony Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. beside Nina’s has been postponed. No date has been set yet.

The Jazz Concert this Saturday, May 20, is from 4-8 p.m. at the community stage.

Thu
18
May

EPD Officer collapses in road

EPD Officer Pat Welch, shown in this file photo when she received national certification from the Traffic Injury Prevention Institute. 

Eatonton Police Officer has heart attack on job

 

An Eatonton Police Department officer suffered a heart attack while directing traffic Thursday morning, and is recovering at an Athens hospital.

Officer Pat Welch was on Oak Street at Old Glenwood Springs Road directing traffic headed to Putnam County Primary School for the start of the school day, when she collapsed.  The officer  was taken immediately by ambulance to Piedmont Athens Regional hospital, where doctors treated her and are watching her; she is “holding her own,” and members of her family are there with her, Police Chief Kent Lawrence said.

Thu
27
Apr

McIver indicted on murder charges

A Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted Claud “Tex” McIver on charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and three counts of influencing witnesses.

The charges are on the shooting death of McIver’s wife, Diane, in September 2016.

McIver, a retired attorney, has two addresses – a condominium in Buckhead and a farm on Pea Ridge Road in Putnam. He serves on the Putnam Development Authority and recently was selected to serve on the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority.

Wed
26
Apr

400 gallons of gas spilled at Murphy

The smell of fuel permeated the air around Eatonton’s Walmart after 422 gallons of gasoline spilled from a pump April 25 at the retail store’s Murphy USA gas station.

The attendant was doing a routine filter change on pump three when the spill occurred, Eatonton Fire Department Assistant Chief Andy Harris said.  

Fri
07
Apr

Pinwheels are a call to prevent child abuse

Pinwheels are a call for help

 

By Lynn Hobbs

lynn@msgr.com

 

Two hundred pinwheels spin in the breeze on the Putnam County Courthouse lawn to remind all who pass by that Putnam County has an unusually high number of child abuse cases and community involvement can reduce those numbers.

Thu
06
Apr

PCHS Spanish students teaching English

PCHS Spanish students teaching English

By Shannon Sneed / Staff

Shannon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County High School Spanish teacher Maureen Warner’s class is taking their education out into the community teaching life-based language skills to non-English speaking parents.

Along with other teachers in Putnam County Charter School System’s World Languages Department, including Geraldo Perez, Warner has worked to establish a district-wide program aimed at building a stronger community through communication and education.

Mon
06
Mar

Queen to be chosen via photo contest

FILE PHOTO

2016 Dairy Festival Queen Alaina Marie Finn waves from her float in the Dairy Festival Parade; runner-ups Lilly Claire Bridges and Samantha Collis ride with her and smile and greet parade watchers.

For the first time in 60 years, there will be no Dairy Festival Queen beauty pageant this year.

Instead, the Pilot Club of Eatonton will have a “Photogenic Contest” to select its queen of the 2017 festival.

“We feel like this will give more girls an opportunity to enter and be involved in the fun,” Glenda Ridley said.

Candidates for queen will be judged through photographs of them and on their written responses to specific questions.

Qualifications

Thu
16
Feb

Motorcyclist injured in U.S. 441 crash Thursday near PCHS

Traffic backs up on U.S. 441 near Putnam County High School Thursday as a crashed motorcycle rests on the side of the highway. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

 

 

 

UPDATE: The injured motorcyclist has been identifed as Homer Joel Hickox, age 67, of Macon, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.

 

By Don Richeson / Staff

PUTNAM COUNTY -- A motorcycle crashed on U.S. 441 near Putnam County High School about 11 a.m. Thursday, sending its rider to the hospital. It was in a road construction area. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash, according to a deputy on the scene.

Traffic was stalled almost a mile in both directions for several minutes as rescue workers converged on the scene.

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Messenger's Feb. 23 print edition for more on this developing story.

Wed
15
Feb

Lynn Hobbs named associate editor

EATONTON -- Staff reporter Lynn Hobbs has been promoted to the position of associate editor of The Eatonton Messenger according to an announcement made by Smith Communications President A. Mark Smith Sr. last week. Hobbs will begin her new role immediately and will oversee news reporting in Eatonton and Putnam County. "We are excited about having Lynn in this position. She has done a lot of good work for our publications and we look forward to seeing more of it as she moves into this role," said Smith.

Wed
15
Feb

Eatonton's new role as 'Hollywood South' moves closer to reality

Logo – This is the new “film-ready, film-friendly town” logo created by Tytan Creates for Eatonton.

 

 

By Lynn Hobbs / Staff

EATONTON -- Almost a year has passed since Eatonton Downtown Development Authority leased the old Putnam State Prison to Tytan Pictures, and much has been happening behind the scenes, Tytan CEO Jim Stone said recently.

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