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Jackson-Butts County Georgia

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🍴Fresh Air Barbecue Named to “100 Plates Locals Love” for 2017-2018

ATLANTA, June 5, 2017— Fresh Air Barbecue of Jackson has been awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD). Georgia Tourism’s third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured... Continue Reading →

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⭐️Article: Summer Fun in Butts County

Summer in Butts County has already arrived, despite what the calendar might say at the time of this writing. School is out, vacation plans are underway for many and the air conditioning is already cranked up as spring gives way... Continue Reading →

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🌲127th Annual Camp Meeting is July 13th

Without a doubt, the biggest annual event that takes place each year in Butts County is Annual Holiness Camp Meeting, which is held each summer for ten days at the Indian Springs Holiness Campground, just north of Indian Springs State... Continue Reading →

⭐️Tourism Product Development Team Visits Butts County

We were honored this week by a two-day visit from the Georgia Tourism Product Development Team, a nine-member group consisting of specialists representing several different fields of Georgia Tourism, and our community rolled out the red carpet for our VIP... Continue Reading →

⭐️The Next Big Thing!

May has arrived, and with it, some BIG NEWS! Well over a year of planning has led us to the first major step in developing our tourism and marketing potential as a destination county in the northern half of Georgia. In... Continue Reading →

🌲21st Annual Fine Arts Festival was May 13

Spring is here and with it came the 21st Annual Fine Arts Festival, which was held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10AM until 3PM. Although the day started out with rain and clouds, it quickly moved and made for... Continue Reading →

🌲Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival Was Held at Dauset Trails April 22

The 17th Annual Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival was held on Saturday, April 22nd at Dauset Trails Nature Center, located at 360 Mount Vernon Church Road near the Indian Springs Community. An annual community tradition, the festival drew lovers of Bluegrass... Continue Reading →

⭐️Article: Waking Up to Spring

It seems odd to write an article about spring on a morning when the temperatures have once again dropped below the 30° mark, but like all things in Georgia, change happens fast and we can count on warmer weather just... Continue Reading →

🌲PirateFest Was Held At Jackson Lake April 29th

The Jackson Lake Association held its First Annual PirateFest event at Lloyd Shoals Park on April 29th, 2017. Open to the public, it was designed to bring the lake community and surrounding areas together as a family-friendly day of fun and... Continue Reading →

PSG Hosted Georgia Film Industry Expert February 23

Butts County, and particularly Jackson have been getting noticed more and more by the Georgia Film Industry in the past few years, hosting a number of successful movie and television productions, including: Stranger Things (TV) Burden (Movie) The Originals (TV)... Continue Reading →

Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet Honored Many Worthy Citizens and Entities 

The Annual Butts County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Jones Family Farm on Stark Road. The banquet is the Chamber's signature annual event and, in addition to being the yearly business... Continue Reading →

2nd Annual Fur Ball Benefit was February 11

For the second year in a row, the local group "Butts Mutts" held their annual benefit event that raises funds to help find forever homes for the homeless dogs of Butts County..."one tail at a time". They do this by vetting,... Continue Reading →

⭐️Article: Looking Back, Looking Forward

It's time to say goodbye to the old year of 2016 and welcome in the new year of 2017, along with all the hope and promise that a new year brings. Before we do that though, I thought we should... Continue Reading →

Past Event-Blinded By The Lights

Nothing says the Christmas Holidays are here like lights, and this year we have them to see if you are willing to take a little time driving around Butts County. Blinded by the Lights, located at 231 Isaac Head Road... Continue Reading →

Historic Carmichael House Reopens 

The historic J.R. Carmichael House reopened on Saturday, December 10th from 1PM until 5PM for its first public unveiling, following a successful series of private showings earlier this month. The beautiful Queen Anne-style mansion on McDonough Road has recently undergone... Continue Reading →

Article: December Events in Butts County

Happy December! The last month of 2016 has arrived, bringing with it all of the joys of the holiday season and a lot of really cool things to see and do as our community gets geared up to celebrate Christmas...and... Continue Reading →

Article: November Events in Butts County

November is arriving, and fall is well underway in our community, coming in on the heels of a very busy October that included the County Fair, Fall Festivals, Halloween, Dauset Trails events and so much more. We even had a... Continue Reading →

Annual United Bank Art Show was held November 28

The Annual United Bank Community Art Show was recently held at the United Bank Offices on Covington street, featuring the works of a number of established and respected local artists. it kicked off with a reception on November 28th and... Continue Reading →

Article: October Events In Butts County

Fall has finally arrived, and everywhere around us, you can feel and see the changes happening, especially as the hot summer temperatures give way to the cooler breezes of the season. Many of the trees are starting to show a... Continue Reading →

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