Pickens County Teachers of the Year: (l-r) Laura Garner (PCMS), Kim Hamilton (JMS), Jennifer Valeriana (HES), Rodney Martin (PHS), Courtney Davis (HCES), Kelly Weaver (JES), Brittany Gaddis (TES).
By Eileen Steinhauer
Seven teachers, one from each of the Pickens County public schools, have been selected by their peers to be recognized as their respective school’s Teacher of the Year.
They are: Rodney Martin (PHS), Laura Garner (PCMS), Kim Hamilton (JMS), Jennifer Valeriana (HES), Courtney Davis (HCES), Kelly Weaver (JES), and Brittany Gaddis (TES).
Banks dead lifting in a previous competition. Banks’ best dead lift is 705 lbs.
Jason Banks, a 35-year-old from Tate, will compete in the GPA World Powerlifting Championships in Sydney, Australia. November 21-24.
The Global Powerlifting Alliance championships will see many of the top names in world weight lifting among the 350 participants.
The 20th annual Talking Rock Heritage Days festival is being held this weekend, October 18 and 19th in historic Talking Rock.
Come out and join us as we celebrate the heritage of our small community in the North Georgia Mountains. There will be antiques, arts & crafts, a parade at 10 a.m., North Georgia Fire Safety Clowns,
Photo Courtesy / Anand Mohan
University of Georgia meat scientist Anand Mohan is shown working in a laboratory on the campus in Athens. Mohan is working closely with a Georgia businessman to promote goat meat as a healthy alternative to beef.
By Sharon Dowdy
As America’s population continues to change and become more diverse, so does the variety of food sold in grocery stores, cooked in homes and served in restaurants. The popularity of one of these relatively new food choices, goat meat, is on the rise as more people from Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East begin to call the United States home.
Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. October 14, 2014>. Investigators with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office have charged a Woodstock man with a burglary that occurred at the Cherokee Animal Shelter in Canton on Sunday. Jason Lacy, 38 years of age, was arrested today and is accused of breaking into the shelter and removing a black lab mix. Lacy gained entrance in the shelter by breaking the glass on a back door to the building. The dog had been surrendered to the shelter by Lacy’s neighbor on October 11th. Detectives recovered the dog at Lacy’s Woodstock home. Investigators determined that Lacy found out the dog had been taken to the shelter and he wanted the dog. Lacy admitted to entering the shelter and taking the dog.>
Lacy has been charged with one count of Burglary and was released on an $11,200.00 bond.
The dog did not belong to Lacy.>>