Pickens family bags gator at Grandview in 1982
Once upon a time (believe it or not), Grandview Lake was the lair of a toothy lizard, what you might even call an alligator. Tommy Lindsey, of Jasper, recounted the tale Thursday, August 9.
The gator showed up 30 years ago in 1982, while Lindsey and his brother-in-law/business partner, Larry Pauley, both enjoyed lake places on Grandview Lake.
"Our place was [my wife] Susan's dad's place," Lindsey said. "Larry lived up there at that time, four doors upstream, and we would gather at his house or at the cabin, usually on a Sunday afternoon with the kids."
The Pickens 4-H Horse Club will kick off their 3rd year this Saturday. Parents and youth ages 9-19 are invited to the Pickens County Extension office Saturday August 25th 10 a.m.-11 a.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the club and sign up.
PHS Dragons' Preview in this week's edition
The 2012 edition of the Pickens High School football team will begin their season this Friday evening at Fannin High School.
The team will be lead by first year Head Coach Chris Parker who has already received an accolade from the Atlanta Journal Constitution naming him “best hire in AAAA.”
See complete story in this week's print or e-edition.
Above, the Lonesome River Band, which will be headlining the Georgia State Bluegrass Championship in October.
In the world of bluegrass, few groups are better known or more widely respected than The Lonesome River Band.
This year, the award-winning ensemble will headline the 1st annual Georgia State Bluegrass Championship, the newest and most exiting addition to the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce’s Georgia Marble Festival, held every October at Lee Newton Park.
At left, Angela Walker, 31, with her family. Earlier this year Walker was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma.
“Dear Mom… I hope your arm fills so much better…I can’t wait until you get feeling better. I hope you have a wapid wecovery mommy. I love you mommy.”
That’s part of a letter Angie Walker’s daughter Madysen (age 8) wrote for her mother back in April, just a few months after Walker was diagnosed with a stage 3 malignant melanoma.
Now, six months and three surgeries later, the Pickens mom has been forced to quit her job waiting tables, because five days a week she travels to Kennesaw for treatment of the skin cancer that can be deadly if not detected early.