Dr. John Nardo’s work may lead to more open data
"I am not trying to revolutionize medicine, but I do hope this holds the pharmaceutical companies a little more accountable," says Dr. John Nardo of his recent work.
Sitting on his cabin’s front porch in the Grandview area, pony-tailed "Mickey" doesn’t seem like the Dr. John Nardo who has gone toe-to-toe with big medicine, forcing a major concession that may hold pharmaceutical companies more accountable with producing honest and accurate research information in the future.
According to Pickens’ GDOT engineer, the state agency wants a roundabout at Highway 53 and Dragon Drive to improve driver safety at an intersection that produces a high number of crashes.
Speaking to the Pickens County Board of Education, GDOT Area 1 Engineer Sam Wheeler said the intersection is a “viable location” for a small to moderately sized roundabout. He pitched the traffic solution to the board, citing the roundabout’s increased popularity with GDOT based on a reduced rate and severity of crashes, as well as minimal maintenance.
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Donations, desserts sought
Owners and employees of Mary Ann’s Country Cooking are giving up part of their own Thanksgiving so needy families can enjoy a traditional Turkey Day feast at no cost.
“We are really excited to be doing this for the community this year,” said owner Mary Ann Parker, who, along with staff members will prepare and serve turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, kernel corn, rolls and dessert from the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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A local graphic artist designed this photoshopped picture of a family on their wedding day in October. The picture includes the image of the couple’s son Lake, age 8, who died of leukemia earlier this year.
With over 20 million hits and trending #1 on Facebook for a few hours last week, Bent Tree resident Paul Woodward’s photoshop creation has touched the hearts of the nation.
Woodward, a 63-year-old graphic artist and owner of Royale Graphic Design, was asked to come up with an idea to photoshop a family’s recently-deceased child into their wedding photo.
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The Veterans Day events enjoyed perfect weather and good attendance this afternoon. Several hundred participants filled the bleachers and spilled into the lawn at Lee Newton Park for the ceremony, which included patriotic music from the PHS Band and Chorus, keynote speaker Steven L. Arnold, a retired U.S. Lieutenant General who has been inducted in the Army Ranger Hall of Fame, taps and a poignant reading of the names of Pickens fallen soldiers. The main stage ceremony was followed by a groundbreaking for the Veterans Memorial Park.