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Nurse Jan Embry visits The Friendship School at First United Methodist Church

Students in Ms. Debbie Pittman’s class at The Friendship School learned a lesson on germs when Nurse Jan Embry from St. Mary’s Hospital visited the school on Feb. 4.

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Different viewpoints about lake fishing tournaments

I have written before about the various viewpoints from anglers, landowners and recreational boaters about fishing tournaments and thought, considering a new tournament season has begun on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, I would again address the pros and cons about fishing tournaments.

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Plaza Amateur Photography, Art Shows will be bigger, better than ever

Two important cultural events will take place again this year at The Plaza as plans for the Photography and Fine Arts Shows are underway. Though they are two separate contests, the entry application deadlines are the same and coming up this week. Applications and entry fees for the Art Show are due at The Plaza Arts Center Feb. 12-22.

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Putnam County Jail Report


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Lecture features moments captured in history

The Plaza Arts Center was full Feb. 2 as another lecture from the Sunday at the Museum series on Civil War photographer George Barnard was presented by Dr. Stephen Davis. Ninety-six people attended the program organized by the Old School History Museum that, according to board member Hank Segars, “was going to showcase photographs of wartime Atlanta.”

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Don and Carol Cottrell celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5 with daughter, Lynn Redden, from Pennsylvania, and grandson, Blaine Redden, from Atlanta, who helped make their big day special. They all enjoyed dinner at the Ritz Carlton. The Cottrell’s have lived in Eatonton for 30 years on Lake Oconee. They bought a lot in 1986 and had their house built four years later. They have both taken an interest and a part in the community. Don has been on the Board of Assessors for 22 years and is resigning this year. Carol is an artist and was asked to do a design for the Rock Hawk Logo, to be put on the signs that are placed in the Lawrence Shoals Park on the lake. She also did the logo for LOPOA (Lake Oconee Property Owners Association) that no longer is a working group. Happy and healthy days are ahead for Don and Carol and many more anniversaries to celebrate.

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