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Photo of coyote track from Mike Cain.
While the weather today is not ideal for much, a solid snow offers a unique chance to see if you have coyotes near your house.
Mike Cain, of Cain’s Wildlife Removal, was able to use the last snow here to gauge the number of coyotes near the Joy House for a removal job he has underway there (see last week’s e-edition). He estimated four based on tracks.
While even professional trackers acknowledge that telling dog tracks from coyote is difficult, Cain offers some tips to get started.
• A coyote track is more oblong or egg-shaped than a dog’s.
• Coyote tracks are more compact than a dog track.
• For coyotes, their hind foot pad is generally smaller than the front.
• Finally it is not uncommon to see a coyote track where the claws are less prominent than a dog’s where the claws are more visible in the snow or mud. Dogs also tend to have blunter nails than the coyote.
L-R seated STAR students – STAR teachers standing behind them:
Katie O’Shields - Tony Young; Richlan (Richi) Hutchins - Andrea Yates; Silas Lott - Adam Wharton; Jimmy Lee - Rodney Martin; Will Avant - Kelly McArthur; Kaleigh Watters - Susan Anderson; Jacob; Stephens - Lynn Cantrell; Jeremy Thornton - Gail Culbreth; Haley Matthews - Mary Land; Will Lawson - Clara Pantazopoulos
Submitted by Reeder Burch
Kaleigh Watters has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School and she selected Susan Anderson as her STAR Teacher.
Northeast Georgia’s Congressman is #16 Nationally
WASHINGTON, Feb 6 – In its annual rating of Congress released today, National Journalidentified Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) as the most conservative member of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation and the sixteenth most conservative Member of the House of Representatives overall.
By Eileen Steinhauer,
After spending part of this week reviewing Pickens school operations as part of a regularly scheduled evaluation, the SACS review team is recommending that Pickens schools be accredited this afternoon. The review team is meeting with the school board in a called meeting.
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Overall, the review they presented to the board was very positive. The accreditation will be official when the SACS commission votes in June.
It is very important that shools maintain an accredited status for student scholarships and college acceptance of student work. Going into the process, Superintendent Lula Mae Perry expressed confidence that they would meet accreditation requirements, but wanted to be sure the schools look as good as possible.
See full story on the review in next week's print edition.
Two former indigent juvenile attorneys have filed a civil suit against the Pickens County government, citing a violation of First Amendment rights and a breach of contract.