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Donations still sought

Sheri Pepper (L), chairperson of the Square Foot Ministry Yard Sale committee, and Judy Reynolds prepare for this year’s sale coming up Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Donated items will be taken through Friday, May 14 and may be dropped off at the church Thursday, May 13, or early Friday morning, May 14. For more information, contact Sheri Pepper, 770-354-8693. Photo/Special.

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Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

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Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter.

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.