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'Grier's Almanac' is a weather forecast you can count on

...large boulders in the fields near this road."In a February 1899 profile published in the Jackson Argus newspaper in Butts County, Grier was characterized as "a talented man, but very odd," and who was "eccentric and given to mental abstractions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-03-01/griers-almanac
Ga. teen charged in grandmom's fatal beating

...baseball bat will remain in jail, a judge said Thursday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Norman Bland, of Butts County, won't be released on bond and will have to wait for a date when a Towaliga Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-06/ga-teen-charged-grandm
Kirby: You're only as old as you think

...In fact, a decade ago, some people in Georgia's Butts County began to lobby for a change. This smallish county between...Webster, which is what it remains today.For now, Butts County has apparently resisted a similar name-change urge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/youre-only-old-you-think
Georgia Christmas tree farms busy day after Thanksgiving

...growers.Don Thaxton, owner of the Trees of Joy farm in Butts County that opened last week, said he likes to be part of...did 25 years ago."Thaxton, the tree grower from Butts County, agrees that the live Christmas tree market has changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-29/georgia-christmas-tree-farms-
New court aims to help veterans

...The Towaliga Circuit comprises Monroe, Lamar and Butts counties.Police were seeing an increase in the number of...number of veterans returning to Monroe, Lamar and Butts counties has dropped off, and the program isn't as busy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-27/new-court-aims-help-veterans
Educators urged to tell public of school tax benefit

...little support for it Tuesday."Do we need more politics in education or do we need less politics in education?" said Butts County Superintendent Robert Costley.The committees plan to hold seven or eight more meetings around the state but have only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-02/educators-urged-tell-pub
Lawyer for condemned man wants execution reconsidered

...and a petition for a writ of habeas corpus with the Butts County Superior Court.Both the board and the court denied...attorney general's office on Friday filed a motion in Butts County Superior Court asking the judge to dismiss Hill's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-15/lawyer-condemned-man-w
Fate of 1972 desegregation order for Richmond County schools to be decided

...resegregation, it seemed to have more to do with the size of the district or proportion of minority children enrolled.After Butts County achieved unitary status in 2005, Board of Education Chair man Earnest Battle said little changed. Many residents and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-06-09/fate-1972-desegregation-o
Across the region

...proceedJACKSON, GA. - A state court has declined to halt the execution of a Georgia death row inmate set to die Monday.A Butts County Superior Court judge Thursday denied requests filed by Warren Lee Hill's lawyer. Lawyer Brian Kammer argued Hill is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-07-19/across-region
Rural Georgia church burns

...Sunday. Members of the congregation say the church was 138 years old. It's located in south Henry County, near the Butts County line. Deacon Ernest Wise says it's too early to determine what caused the fire. Church members say they plan to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-20/rural-georgia-church-burns
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