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Jackson-Butts County Georgia

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🎨 22nd Annual Fine Arts Festival is May 12th

The 22nd Annual Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 10AM until 3PM and is always worth seeing. The event, held annually at the corner of Dempsey Avenue and East Third Street, and adjacent to the... Continue Reading →

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🌲Spring 2018 Highlights

Another spring is here, although it is getting off to a slower start than usual with cold weather still putting in the occasional appearance. Despite the cooler than normal temps, things as usual are heating up in the greater Butts... Continue Reading →

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🌲Butts County Joins Ocmulgee Water Trails Partnership; Announces Photo Contest

Butts County is now an official member of the Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership. The goal of the OWTP is to promote the importance and usage of the Ocmulgee River. One means of promotion is through the OWTP Annual Calendar which... Continue Reading →

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🏛 February 21, 2018 Named Jackson Butts County Day at State Capitol

The Georgia Senate recognized the community on February 21, 2018 with a Senate Resolution declaring the day as "Jackson-Butts County Day" at the Georgia Capitol. A delegation of approximately 40 local community leaders, representing a broad spectrum of the community,... Continue Reading →

🏆 Butts County: Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Set For March 3rd

The Annual Butts County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is set for Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 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 →

🌲Butts County: Famous Groundhog General Beauregard Lee Takes Up Residence

General Beauregard Lee, the famous groundhog and weather prognosticator, associated for many years with winter weather predictions in the southern part of the United States, has taken up residency in Butts County. General Lee, also known as "Beau", was recently... Continue Reading →

⭐ The Year In Review And Ahead

Welcome 2018! It's time to say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new year, along with all the hope and promise that a new year brings. Before we do that though, I thought we should look back... Continue Reading →

🎨 Jackson: Annual Art Show was November 27

The Annual United Bank Community Art Show was held Monday, November 27th at the United Bank Offices on Covington street, featuring the works of a number of established and respected local artists. A reception and viewing of many new works... Continue Reading →

☕ Cool Beans: Lucy Lu’s Coffee Cafe

I've been wanting to write a series for our tourism website about some of the cool new places to eat, drink and socialize that have sprung up around downtown Jackson and other places in Butts County, and having just finished... Continue Reading →

🍁 Georgia Tourism Team Revisited Butts County November 20

The Georgia Tourism Department returned to Butts County on November 20th, 2017 to present their findings about our community, its tourism offerings and attractions that bring visitors to the community each year. Back in May, the team, made up of... Continue Reading →

🎄Butts County: 2017 Holiday Season Events in Butts County

December has arrived, and whether we're ready or not, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2017 Holiday Season and the events which define the season. Four events that our community looks forward to each year will be returning... Continue Reading →

🎬 Locally Filmed “Stranger Things” Season 2 Released

Locally filmed "Stranger Things", the Netflix-based Sci-Fi TV series, which garnered critical acclaim including 5 Emmy wins for its first season, is back for its second season, which Netflix has released today. The TV show, which won Creative Emmys for Outstanding... Continue Reading →

🍁Jackson Makes Southern Living Magazine’s “Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia” List

People are starting to take notice of things happening in Jackson, including Southern Living Magazine, which just published their list of the "Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia, with Jackson featured prominently at number 5. The list of 16, all towns... Continue Reading →

🎃 Jackson: Jackson Alive Fall Festival & Halloween on Second Street October 28

The 8th Annual Jackson Alive Fall Festival and Halloween on Second street is coming back to the downtown square in Jackson on Saturday, October 28th. Beginning at 9AM and sponsored by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, the festival focuses... Continue Reading →

🍁Autumn Season Gears Up In Butts County

September is here and with it, autumn returns on the 22nd, bringing with it all of the changes in the year that so many of us look forward to, especially as the hot summer temperatures give way to the cooler breezes... Continue Reading →

🍁Jenkinsburg: Bar-B-Choo-Chew Fall Festival Was October 14

Do you love Georgia barbecue? How about Cornhole tournaments? Jenkinsburg's 2nd annual fall festival recently featured both a BBQ Competition Cookoff, Cornhole Tournament, boiled peanuts for sale, arts & crafts, hand-made items, children activities, demonstrations, and lots more. Live entertainment... Continue Reading →

🍁Jackson: 2017 Butts County Fair Was October 10

Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson now for over 50 years, the Butts County Fall Fair (photo by Michael Davis, Jackson-Progress Argus) includes all the usual things to see and experience in a small town fair. Open for 5 nights... Continue Reading →

🌲Indian Springs: 28th Annual Native American Festival Was September 9 and 10

The Annual Native American Festival  & Pow Wow returned to Indian Springs again this year, featuring native arts, crafts, music and dancing, storytelling and a lot of fun for those attending. Now in its 28th year, the festival has become... Continue Reading →

🎇Jackson: Independence Day Fireworks Was Held July 4

One annual event that happens each year on the 4th of July, and which attracts thousands of people from Butts County and the surrounding region is the City of Jackson's Annual fireworks show, which has grown into one of the... Continue Reading →

🌲Indian Springs: 127th Annual Camp Meeting Was 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 →

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