Armand Kuykendall won the Putnam County Spelling Bee for the second year in a row.

A Champion Again

A George C. Miller Middle School sixth-grader overcame personal hardships with the help of his community Friday to become an awarded academic. Armand Kuykendall won the 51st annual Putnam County School District Spelling Bee after spelling “…

A New Vision


The first decade of the 21st Century was cruel to Putnam County when the 2008 recession hit. Businesses closed, people moved away and the county became one of the state’s poorest.

Still Playing


It’s hard to miss if you’re driving down St. Johns Avenue. There’s the yellow Soundgarden sign for the music store. On the wall in the alley to your right as you enter the store is the peace wall.