High-speed motorcycle chase ends in Butts County, two subjects arrested
JACKSON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Monroe County Sheriff's Office was involved in a motorcycle chase at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, which led into Butts County. Butts County Sheriff's Office and GSP assisted in the chase, which led into the City of Jackson. For the safety of the community, Jackson Police Officers stopped traffic at two major intersections in the city.
Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of September 28
These dogs in Butts County are searching for their 'fur-ever' homes. Additionally, many of them are seeking foster homes. Dogs in this gallery are not housed in a facility, rather Butts Mutts relies on fosters and volunteers to help get their dogs ready for adoption. For more information on any...
Butts County Jail Blotter
The following names and charges appeared in the Butts County Jail Logbook for the period of Sept. 18 to Sept. 25, 2023. They were reported by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia State Patrol:. Daniel Lee Deguveara♦ , 46, Brach...
Leadership Butts completes second class
Leadership Butts County 2023-24 held its second class on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Rivers Ranch. Hosted by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Butts County is a class offered to individuals to learn and grow as leaders in the community. The group will meet once per month through April...
Okefenokee on track to World Heritage Site status
Visitors canoe along the Okefenokee Swamp in south Georgia near the Florida state line. Contributed by Joy Campbell. Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of September 28. These dogs in Butts County are searching for their 'fur-ever' homes. Additionally, many of them are seeking foster homes. Dogs in this gallery are not housed in a facility, rather Butts Mutts relies on fosters and volunteers to help get their dogs ready for adoption. Click for more.Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of September 28.
Man dies in Monroe motorcycle accident
FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Monroe county sheriff’s office responded to a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning at 10:30. They say the accident took place on highway 42 north just south of Johnstonville Road. The victim was identified as 41-year-old Christopher Taylor of Butts county.
Warner Robins Health Update: Is Cardamom good for you? Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal says, "...there's nothing wrong in looking for natural ways for weight loss. But, evidence is a must!" Doctor’s Expert Insights About the Benefits of Cardamom and Weight Loss in Georgia. Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of September 28. These dogs in Butts...
Fatal motorcycle wreck under investigation in Monroe County, victim identified
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) - A fatal motorcycle wreck is under investigation in Monroe County. In a media release, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the wreck happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 42 north, just south of Johnstonville Road. The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Christopher Taylor...
Two-county police chase ends in Jackson, suspect arrested
JACKSON, Ga. (WGXA) -- The Jackson Police Department reported a police chase that started in Monroe County, and led into Butts County where it ended in the city of Jackson. The chase occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, and it is reported that the vehicle the suspect was driving contained stolen merchandise.
Man dead after motorcycle accident on Highway 42 in Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — A man is dead after a motorcycle accident in Monroe County on Sunday, according to a post on the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. They say it happened around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 42 North south of Johnstonville Road. The victim was pronounced dead...
Community Calendar: What's happening in Butts County
The William McIntosh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring an American History Essay Contest. The contest is for students in grades five through eight, and the topic is “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” There is a contest this year for students in grades nine through 12, and the topic is a Patriot of the American Revolution. The deadline for submitting an essay is Thursday, Nov. 2. The contest is open to all students in public, private or parochial schools, and those who are home schooled. For additional information, contact Sue Oglesby at 678-752-9056.
Butts County Magistrate Court
Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for bond consideration and/or first appearance bond hearings during the period Sept. 18-24, 2023:. • Charles Brown on a charge of Battery Family Violence. • Emanuel Pyant on charges of Possession of Marijuana...
Butts County Adoptable Cats - Week of September 22
Looking for that purrfect fur baby to bring home? Look no further than Klassy Kats of Butts County. Klassy Kats' mission is to reduce the overpopulation of cats in Butts County by using a proactive approach for promoting, educating, and taking part in spaying and neutering cats and kittens that came into the Butts County Animal Shelter prior to adoption.
Jenkinsburg firefighters help make fire truck-themed story time a success
More than 20 children and a host of parents gathered at the Jackson-Butts County Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for Touch-a-Truck, a fire truck themed story time. Designed for toddlers and preschoolers, the event included stories and crafts led in part by firefighters from Butts County Fire Department Station 8 in Jenkinsburg. The firefighters educated the children on fire safety and sang fire-themed songs.
Happy Birthday: Sept. 20 - 27
Sept. 20: J.G. Harmon, Vivian Boswell, Josephine Harper, Gigi Leverette Hoard, Andy Ray, Michael Lee Jones, Ronnie Etheridge, Mrs. Dennis Kitchens, Douglas Richard Ballard Jr., Kathy Russell, Robin Reeves, Andy James, Kathryn W. Kinard, Pam Greer Crowder, Caryn P. Watts, Ty Hicks. Sept. 21: John Cook, Jack Brooks, Newton Etheredge...
Mark Ware music video produced by Butts County Sheriff’s Office wins Gold Award
A music video created by country music singer-songwriter Mark Ware, Butts County Sheriff Gary Long and local videographer Matt Hamlin recently won the Gold Award for Top Male Country Music Video of the Year from the International Singer Song Writers Association. The video of Ware’s song, “It’s Gonna Take a...
Local NAACP suggests performing arts center be named in Mamie Crawford’s honor
Representatives of the Jackson-Butts County NAACP addressed the Butts County School Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 to recommend the new performing arts center be named in honor of local educator Mamie Crawford. The $14.9 million performing arts center is under construction and is expected to be completed by November.
Butts County Jail Blotter
The following names and charges appeared in the Butts County Jail Logbook for the period of Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, 2023. They were reported by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia State Patrol:. • Michael Dalton Bridges, 24, Glazier...
Stop warehouses on High Falls Lake
As a resident of the Hall Falls area, and subscriber, I am surprised that the Reporter has not been reporting on the issue at High Falls State Park Lake. We,(about 100 people) are currently trying to stop the inappropriate warehouse development being proposed on the shore of High Falls Lake by Butts County IDA.
EXCLUSIVE: Butts Co. deputies stop contraband allegedly heading to local prisons, sheriff says
The Butts County Sheriff’s Office told Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne that a recent pair of arrests during a traffic stop had yielded a huge load of contraband.