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COVID-19 spread increases in Putnam

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Putnam County has increased nearly 20% in one week as The Messenger receives reports of gatherings where social distancing guidelines are disregarded.

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Baseball opening day: A rite of passage

School was in session as kids greatly anticipated the upcoming summer months. Especially the kids in Atlanta. After all, a new baseball team had moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta and there was a new, big stadium in downtown Atlanta.

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Jefferson Street west sidewalk comes to fruition

It has been eight years since the dream of then-mayor John Reid to have new sidewalks on both sides of Jefferson Street downtown. The package came together but as fate would have it, only the east side was complete, leaving the west side lumpy, dangerous and uneven.

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GHSA holding tight, FOR NOW

With the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) “dead week” for high school workouts slated for next week, a much-anticipated statement from the GHSA on Phase Two after next week came and went without much fanfare as many expected.

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11-year-old injured on Lake Sinclair

An 11-year-old girl is recovering from injuries she sustained in a Jet Ski crash over the weekend, and authorities are seeking the others involved in the accident.

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Meet the new principal at PCHS

After 20 years of knocking heads and paying his dues at Luella High School in Henry County, new Putnam County Principal Dr. Andrew “Andy” Cooper has paid his dues, earned respect and is now ready for the journey of his educational lifetime.

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Harmony Crossing Association makes donations to Plaza

The Harmony Community Association Executive Committee made a donation to the Plaza Arts Center June 17 in the amount of $7,000. From left are Jay Hill, Jim Littleton, Judy and Bill Carman, Maggie Milner, Roger Harrison representing the Plaza Arts Center and Alan Foster.

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