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Leaders honored at NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in PTC

The awards were numerous at the 15th annual Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Fayette Branch of the NAACP. The Oct. 27 event was held at the Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City. Pictured were: seated, Stephanie and Ian Taylor, parents of Olympic gold medalist and Community Service Award winner Christian Taylor; and standing, from left, Community Service recipient Sam Sweat, Community Service recipient Rev. BaSean Jackson on behalf of Fellowship of Love Church, President’s Award recipient Arnold Martin, state Rep. Virgil Fludd, Congressman David Scott, Freedom Fighter Award recipient Rev. C.T. Vivian and Fayette Branch President John Jones. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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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 Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well.

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.