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PCHS updates status of prom, graduation after Kemp’s announcement

During a press conference last Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he would sign two executive orders to continue protecting Georgians through the novel coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping through the state.

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Pastors petition Putnam BOC for essential status

Coronavirus shelterin-place orders had local pastors petitioning the Putnam County Board of Commissioners last Friday to declare churches as essential services.

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Pex demolition complete; renovation underway

The facelift of the historic Pex Theater continued this week with the completion of the interior demolition that opened up massive amounts of space in the once grand theater. The demolition coincides with the completion and installation of the new roof badly needed to protect the interior from the elements as the recent rainy season created some wet areas on the floor.

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Putnam Past

LAST YEAR (APRIL 11, 2019)

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LAKE CONDITIONS – The lake remains stained in almost all areas of the lake but clearing is occurring.

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A shad explosion is about to occur

Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee have two types of shad in the lakes. The first type is the threadfin which can grow to 6-9 inches but usually only measure 2-4 inches. They are often referred to as yellowtails due to the color of their tails.

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Sign of the Times

Butterflies & Blooms in the Briar Patch, located at 617 N. Jefferson St. in Eatonton, is open. The Way of the Cross markers are up through Easter. The trail is open from sunup to sundown, the City just asks for people to stay six feet apart while walking. The Stations of the Cross are usually observed during Lent and on Good Friday. The devotion consists of meditating on 14 events which form the 14 stations of the cross. The purpose of this devotion is to focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ. Have you seen a sight that bugs you, captures your imagination or makes you wonder what’s going on? Tell us about it. Send email to or call 706-749-7232.

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