Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Joe Wooten, left, and another man wearing a GBI vest whom Wooten would not identify exit a home at 307 W. Walnut St. Friday evening. Yellow crime scene tape encircles the home. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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By Lynn Hobbs and Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Eatonton Police and GBI investigators sealed off the 300 block of West Walnut Street Friday afternoon in response to a dead body discovered in a home... + continue reading

A map of the state from Georgia EPD that shows the Level 2 counties colored red, the Level 1 counties colored orange, and the non-leveled counties white. Level 2/red means outdoor watering, unless for irrigation of food gardens or newly-planted seed, is restricted to two days per week, determined by even/odd-numbered addresses. Putnam and Greene are Level 1, meaning no restrictions.

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By Lynn Hobbs / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- Even with rain Tuesday and a 100 percent chance forecast for Wednesday, drought conditions are worsening in the northwest, northeastern, and central parts... + continue reading

Gatewood senior linebacker Tyler Myers closes in on John Milledge senior wide receiver Noah Lavender during last month's GISA state championship game in Macon. Myers is one of three senior Gators playing in the Dec. 3 GISA All-Star game in Perry. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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By Don Richeson / StaffPERRY -- The 2016 Georgia Independent School Association Senior All-Star football game is set for 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 3 at Westfield in Perry.Three Gatewood players will... + continue reading

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DJ Bland will be playing in the Diamond All American Games in Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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By Dave BrownStaffA sixth-grader from Putnam Middle School who scored the most touchdowns in Lake Area Football League action this past fall will be spending New Year’s Eve playing in the Diamond All... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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By Judy Stultz / Guest ColumnistPUTNAM COUNTY -- Putnam County and the rest of the Lake Country is now in "That Most Wonderful Time of the Year” mode and there’s lots going on to fuel that mode with... + continue reading

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Joe Wooten, left, and another man wearing a GBI vest whom Wooten would not identify exit a home at 307 W. Walnut St. Friday evening. Yellow crime scene tape encircles the home. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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Lydia Huggins Ivanditti

A map of the state from Georgia EPD that shows the Level 2 counties colored red, the Level 1 counties colored orange, and the non-leveled counties white. Level 2/red means outdoor watering, unless for irrigation of food gardens or newly-planted seed, is restricted to two days per week, determined by even/odd-numbered addresses. Putnam and Greene are Level 1, meaning no restrictions.

Gatewood senior linebacker Tyler Myers closes in on John Milledge senior wide receiver Noah Lavender during last month's GISA state championship game in Macon. Myers is one of three senior Gators playing in the Dec. 3 GISA All-Star game in Perry. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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DJ Bland will be playing in the Diamond All American Games in Myrtle Beach.

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11/23/2016
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By Dave Brown / StaffPUTNAM COUNTY -- When it gets to be Christmastime in merry old Putnam County, come check me out because I’m old-fashioned and still politically-incorrectly wish people Merry Christmas.However, dear readers, hopefully I risk no wrath by wishing each and every blessed one of you Happy Thanksgiving.Many of you sports fans will be... + continue reading
11/22/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON / MACON -- Click on link below to view a huge photo gallery from the Nov. 18 downtown Eatonton send-off celebration for Gatewood's football team as it made its way in a procession along Jefferson Avenue en route to the GISA AAA state championship game vs. John Milledge Academy. There are also photos taken during the... + continue reading

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Putnam County rescue workers respond to the scene of a fatal accident Thanksgiving on the U.S. 441 Eatonton Bypass.

11/27/2016
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By Dave Brown / StaffEATONTON -- An 87-year-old Eatonton woman died at the scene of a two-car accident Thanksgiving at the intersection of James Marshall (U.S. 441 Eatonton) Bypass and Church Street.Irene Nelson was prounced dead at the scene, authorities reported.The other vehicle was driven by a Florida woman who had two small children with her... + continue reading

Putnam Development Authority Chairman Bill Sharp makes a point during a recent PDA meeting. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

11/27/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- Putnam Development Authority officials are upbeat about various current economic successes in Putnam County, especially with the pace of hiring by Legacy Housing Ltd. for its Eatonton home manufacturing facility. "Their employee level is already at the point they said they would be at the end of four years... + continue reading
11/23/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffEATONTON -- A 90-year-old Eatonton woman died after being ejected from her car during a Nov. 13 two-vehicle crash in Eatonton.The woman, Barbara Moore, was driving west on Imperial Mill Road and attempting to ... + continue reading

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Gatewood senior linebacker Tyler Myers closes in on John Milledge senior wide receiver Noah Lavender during last month's GISA state championship game in Macon. Myers is one of three senior Gators playing in the Dec. 3 GISA All-Star game in Perry. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

12/02/2016
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By Don Richeson / StaffPERRY -- The 2016 Georgia Independent School Association Senior All-Star football game is set for 2 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 3 at Westfield in Perry.Three Gatewood players will... + continue reading

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DJ Bland will be playing in the Diamond All American Games in Myrtle Beach.

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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.)

 
11/22/2016
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By Lyn Romine / Guest ColumnistEATONTON -- The folks up on North Jefferson Avenue are very concerned about the water hydrant issue that our city is facing. Sadly, it took two fires, at 610 N.... + continue reading

This fire hydrant on North Jefferson Avenue has a top that is painted black -- indicating it lacks adequate pressure to fight fires. It is near an area where two homes have burned down over the past year -- including one this week. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

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11/30/2016
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By Judy Stultz / Guest ColumnistPUTNAM COUNTY -- Putnam County and the rest of the Lake Country is now in "That Most Wonderful Time of the Year” mode and there’s lots going on to fuel that mode with... + continue reading

Susan Larson is a proud Slavic-American writer, who loves living in Eatonton where folks accept her as a first class American citizen and no one has ever called her a “Hunkie.”  Email her atsusanlarson79@gmail.com.

 
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Luke Armistead, Bradley Pettit, Jadyn Johnson, Malachi Harrisand Connor Beall are already finished with the scavenger hunt -- it’s been a very good day! (Photo contributed.)

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"Patsy Cline" (Putnam County resident Rainey Gallagher) sings  during the Plaza production of the musical "Always, Patsy Cline." The Plaza's 2012 production of the musical, also starring Gallagher, set attendance records for the center, whose building's is set to celebrate its 100th birthday. (Contributed photo.)

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