Friday’s PHS Baseball Pink Out for charity will raise more funds
Taking up the challenge - PHS teachers Rodney Martin, Melissa Weeks, Jody Williams, and Kevin Jacobs jump into Long Swamp Creek as part of a charity challenge.
What could make a handful of brave teachers and students jump into a frigid Georgia creek on a 42 degree day? Only a great charity.
When PHS English teacher Debbie Roper was challenged last week by her daughter, Jessica Bryan, to take a polar plunge into Long Swamp Creek for charity, it was an easy decision.
This photo of the Rev. Thaddeus Pickett was taken around the early 1900s. Pickett’s granddaughter has written a historical novel featuring him and Jasper.
Much of the new book, Never Isn’t Long Enough, by F. Diane Pickett is set in Jasper and features several chapters about her grandfather, the Reverend Thaddeus Pickett. Pickett is the great-grandfather of local attorney Bill Pickett.
A shot from the Sharptop Arts Association middle school reception. The high school reception will be held this Saturday, April 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring is here! A time for birds to sing and flowers to bloom and that’s not all. There seems to be a lot of things blooming at the Sharptop Arts Center. We just thought we would give you an update on what’s happening.
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PHS' McDonald announces coming retirement;
JMS' Howell announces resignation at end of school year
Today PHS Principal Eddie McDonald announced to his staff by e-mail that he will be retiring at the end of the school year. The school board also received a resignation letter from Jasper Middle School Principal Neil Howell today. The board will act on the two letters at their next board meeting in April.
School Board Chair Wendy Lowe said the two are not related. She said it was just an odd coincidence that both came on the same day. She said McDonald had let them know earlier he had been considering retirement, though she said they had hoped he would remain at least another year.
She said she had been caught by surprise by Howell’s resignation, which will be effective at the end of the school year.
Ashley Cagle is recovering well after her mastectomy.
You wouldn’t expect a woman who just had one of her breasts surgically removed to be all smiles and laughs.
But that’s exactly how Hill City Elementary first grade teacher Ashley Cagle was this past Monday, just a few weeks after undergoing a mastectomy to remove an invasive lobular carcinoma.
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