Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has seen multiple admissions for flu this season and the severity of those cases are worse than in previous years, according to emergency room doctor Dr. Larry Simpson.
“The consensus in the emergency room is we’re seeing more flu cases than usual and the severity is worse than usual,” Dr. Simpson said.
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One Fitts Road family made the most of this week's arctic cold snap with their very own homemade snow-making machine. Kenny Lyman built the machine after his third-grade daughter Samantha begged him for snow.
Budget overages led to diminishing fund/cash balances, according to report
At their January work session, the board of commissioners accepted a bid from Regions Bank for a $6 million Tax Anticipated Note, or TAN, to help fund 2014 operations.
TANs are short-term loans, which for several years have been used by the Pickens government to cover operating expenses. They have also been the subject of much public criticism the past two years.
TANs are typically originated in the beginning of January and must be paid off no later than December 31 of the same year.
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By William Dilbeck
Progress Weather Contributor
As you can imagine I've had several calls about the low temperatures that we have encountered and people are wondering what’s the lowest we have ever had in Jasper.
Well it happened not so long ago in January of 1985. It was -14, on January 21, 1985.
Come spring Pickens commuters may have another option when it comes to carpooling.
After the temps start to warm up it is likely crews will start work on a new Park N’ Ride, to be located near the Pickens County Animal Shelter.
According to regional DOT engineer Sam Wheeler there is state funding to construct the free parking lot, which he says will be in a prime spot for west Pickens carpoolers.