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Ellaville company makes donation to Playground Fund
Cusseta loses longtime local leader
Marion Co. man makes extra special mission trip
Cusseta girl with indomitable spirit celebrates Sweet Sixteen milestone
Top Stories of 2015
New school to bring international students to Marion County
Tyson closes Buena Vista plant
Schley Co. School System ranked No. 7 in state on Report Card
Historic Westvill to shut down in Lumpkin
Schley County High wins State Baseball Championship
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MCHS All-American Cheerleaders ring in the New Year in London
Magnolia Manor of Marion County announces latest donations
Flint Energies plans to raise rates
Upcoming Events at the Marion County Public Library
Public Wi-Fi offered at Marion Co. Public Library 24/7
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Obituaries: Brown, Davis
Marion Co. Recreation Dept. begins registration for next round of programs
Miller makes President's List at Thomas University
ChattCo Leadership Development Team learns about planning
Richland H&I to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
WCMS High Achievers in Accelerated Math
Lower Chatt. Conservation District to meet soon
Columbus Technical College offers GED Classes in Cusseta
Marion and Schley residents may get help paying heating bills
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Marion County Board of Elections Meeting Schedule

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Here's what's gonna happen in 2016; You saw it here first
An Old Geezer Faces Yet Another New Year
History about Matthew 24:1-2
Letter: Everyone invited to Gospel Conerct at BVUMC
New Year's Quotes
Political Cartoons

Page 5
Marion 6th Graders Box Up Holiday Wishes for Soldiers
SGTC Spring Semester registration is coming up
Stewart BOE to close high school building and operate only 1 school
Men arrested for robbing Buena Vista store at gunpoint in broad daylight
Armed robbery suspect escapes from Marion County Jail
Marion Co. Commission gets $497,245 loan for new well and water plant
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Partners Propane of Ga, Cusseta-Chattahoochee Co. Public Meeting Notice

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President Carter makes holiday visit to Richland Distilling Company
LK Moss students learn about adjectives using a holiday theme
Free GED Classes offered in Cusseta
Pasaquan Preservation Society Honored by Governor
Stewart Co. Library Board removes City of Lumpkin
Buena Vista business is now shipping products across the globe
New supermarket to open in Buena Vista
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Church News
Phoebe Sumter delivers New Year's Baby
Cell Watch in Webster County
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Schley County Superintendent outlines school expansion plan
11-year-old shoots 8-year-old
Marion Co. High wins 6th straight region football championship
Marion Co. BOE approves $1/2 million project
Local murder suspect arrested in Missouri
Preston teen wins another state championship
State Election Board finally rules on 2015 Marion Co. Election Complaint
New hotel is windfall for Cusseta
Marion Co. Water Supervisor dies in motorcycle accident
Chatt. Co. High wins 6th straight Academic Decathlon State Championship
Lumpkin Mayor defends his actions after being arrested
Buena Vista man wins $800,000
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Ellaville Park Project nears completion, but city fires a contractor
Marijuana and Meth Bust in Marion County
Chattahoochee Co. opening school-based health clinic
Georgia EPD shuts down Buena Vista landfill and dumpster area
Ellaville goes 21 hours without power
Chattahoochee Co. gets College and Career Academy Grant
Tazewell Baptist Church rises from the ashes
Schley BOE loses chairman, gains board member, hires new principal
Nature Center Pavilion decidated at Marion County Middle-High
Ellaville City Council gets $372,865 for water system
Marion County Middle-High to get new principal
Marion Co. High places third at State XC Championship
Favorite Photos of 2015
Crossword Puzzle Solution (Puzzle is on Page 12)
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Page 10
Legal Notices
Webster students study development of civilization
Paul Revere goes 'High Tech' at LK Moss Elementary School

Page 11
South Georgia Tech EMT students graduate
Southland Junior Beta has 20 new members
Experience Andersonville After Dark
Chattahoochee County JROTC to host Blood Drive
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Chattahoochee Co. Board of Education honors students
Oaklans VFD selling 911 address signs
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