Frank Don Causey

Friday, January 20, 2017
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EATONTON -- The man authorities say strangled and drowned an Eatonton homeowner is also is wanted in Tennessee for reportedly strangling another woman there.Frank Don Causey, 26, formerly of 202-B... + continue reading

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Carl Johnson, shown here cooling off during a preseason scrimmage, was on fire Tuesday at Social Circle.

Friday, January 20, 2017
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By DAVE BROWNStaff Carl Johnson recorded the best game ever by a Putnam County High School boys basketball player when he scored 51 points Tuesday against Social Circle.Johnson added 11 rebounds... + continue reading

Fred Ward

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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By Dave Brown / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- Many Putnam observers of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday may have been unaware that the county is believed to have been home to the civil rights... + continue reading
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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By Don Richeson / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at several of its day-use recreation sites this Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Among the MLK... + continue reading

These fake $5 bills were confiscated by Eatonton police last month and are being turned over to the U.S. Secret Service, which is launching a probe of the rash of counterfeit bills currently circulating in the Briar Patch. (Photo by Lynn Hobbs.)

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffEATONTON -- More counterfeit money is turning up around Eatonton, according to police reports.A counterfeit $10 bill was turned in to Farmers and Merchants Bank Jan. 3. It was... + continue reading

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01/19/2017
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From staff reportsATLANTA -- State Rep. Rick Williams, R-Milledgeville, was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday, Jan. 9, marking his first day of the 2017-2018 legislative term. Jan. 9 was the first day of the first term of the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.“I am honored... + continue reading
01/05/2017
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EATONTON -- Putnam County Charter School System will have its normal school day Friday, Jan. 6 as planned, Superintendent Eric Arena told The Messenger Thursday night in response to queries of early school closures due to possible inclement weather.According to Arena, Putnam County is not in the list of counties under the... + continue reading

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Putnam County commissioners Friday approved expanding an addition planned to be erected to the immediate right of this Lake Oconee boat storage complex. The expansion will be 893 square feet and is needed for boat-moving equipment to operate safely in the addition, according to a complex spokesman. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

01/12/2017
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By Don Richeson / StaffLAKE OCONEE -- The Putnam County Board of Commissioners last week unanimously voted to allow Fish Tale Marina to increase the square footage of a proposed addition to its existing boat storage facility. The action drew none of the fire commissioners encountered in February 2016 when they approved the addition, which... + continue reading
01/12/2017
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By Shannon Sneed / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- An Eatonton-Putnam Water and Sewer Authority notice published last week reported that excessive rainfall led to a spill from the "Westside Treatment Plant and Eastside Treatment Plant" -- affecting Rooty Creek and an “un-named tributary” to Little River.A spill requiring such a notice means that more... + continue reading

Author Terry Kay speaks about his newest book, “The King Who Made Paper Flower,” to a delighted packed audience at the Georgia Writers Museum in downtown Eatonton this past fall. Kay is Susan Larson's old neighbor (and father of her best babysitter, Heather). (Photo by Don Richeson.)

01/12/2017
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By Susan Larson / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- It's hard to believe, but this wraps up my fifth year as a “newbie” in the Briar Patch. Like any year, it’s had its ups and downs. Sadly, 2016 began with a down when my son, Ian, lost his seven-year battle with brain cancer.It was exactly a year ago today that he joined his brother Loren who left us 18... + continue reading

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Carl Johnson, shown here cooling off during a preseason scrimmage, was on fire Tuesday at Social Circle.

01/20/2017
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By DAVE BROWNStaff Carl Johnson recorded the best game ever by a Putnam County High School boys basketball player when he scored 51 points Tuesday against Social Circle.Johnson added 11 rebounds... + continue reading

D’Mario Reid (20) is one of seven seniors on the No. 9-ranked Putnam County High School boys basketball team. (Photo by Dave Brown.)

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Putnam County High School senior standout Carl Johnson has scored 1,006 career points for the War Eagles basketball team.

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Senior Carl Johnson, the second-leading scorer in the state with 26.1 ppg, has wicked handle and superior court vision with the ability to drive and/or dish. Johnson scored 46 points Tuesday night and may be listed as the state's top scorer next week. (Photo by Dave Brown.)

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01/12/2017
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Editor:William Shupe, 49, Eatonton, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver with ascites, or fluid build-up in the abdomen, as a byproduct of his liver not functioning properly.“They said my liver... + continue reading
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This photo, taken by a North Jefferson Avenue resident, shows a hydrant that is useless as a fire ravages a house in the background Nov. 8. (Contributed photo.)

 
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Fred Ward

01/19/2017
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By Dave Brown / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- Many Putnam observers of Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday may have been unaware that the county is believed to have been home to the civil rights... + continue reading

Author Terry Kay speaks about his newest book, “The King Who Made Paper Flower,” to a delighted packed audience at the Georgia Writers Museum in downtown Eatonton this past fall. Kay is Susan Larson's old neighbor (and father of her best babysitter, Heather). (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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Led by, from left, NAACP Branch No. 5229 President Terrence "Kojack" Waller, Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence and Everett Greene, 100-plus 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day marchers make their way up North Jefferson Avenue en route to the front lawn of the Putnam County Courthouse. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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