Butts County uses a variety of social media sites to help disseminate news and information about the County Government, local news, events, emergency information and other items that citizens may find of interest about our community. Your use of our social media sites indicates acceptance of out policies governing the use of these sites. We moderate all responses to social media postings and will remove any responses that are offensive or abusive as well as any statements made that have no basis in fact. Depending on the severity of the offense, a user may be blocked or banned from further access or use of the social media site or sites. For the benefit of the public, we utilize the following social media:
The official Butts County Georgia Facebook page is used to post notices regarding County events, office closings for holidays, news releases and emergency weather information. Because Facebook utilizes internal systems that selectively display posts to a portion of a page’s subscribers, there is always the possibility that some subscribers will not see all posts to the County Facebook page. It should be understood that users should not rely solely on Facebook to receive critical information. Interested users should manually go to the page when they want to see if updates have been posted or make sure their settings will allow for them to see as much page content as possible displayed on their timeline. The County does not allow followers to create posts to the County Facebook page. Followers may comment on posts but these posts will not be publicly displayed unless cleared by one of the account moderators. Comments may still be visible to friends of the person posting. Comments made on posts that are based on rumor, speculation or otherwise not based in fact will be deleted and may result in being banned from further use of the page. Comments which attack individuals or which make libelous comments will result in deletion and being banned from further use of the page. This is to protect the integrity of the page as well as to protect subscribers from potential exposure to objectionable material, potentially infected links or furthering the spread of misinformation. Persons posting comments or responses to posts who use political campaign signage designed in such a way that the campaign signage would appear in a post (such as in lieu of a profile picture) is not allowed and may result in deletion of the comment. Additionally, some County departments have their own individual Facebook pages such as Leisure Services, Fire Department, etc. These pages may provide more specific information related to events and activities within their departments.
For more information, contact the Director of Government Relations, who also serves as the Public Affairs Officer for the County. This office can be reached at 770-775-8038.