The Bruce Week's Family Band will be heading up the Bluegrass Gospel Entertainment on Sunday, October 7 of the Georgia Marble Festival.
For 2012, organizers of the Georgia Marble Festival will add a significant change to the festival when it opens on the first weekend in October.
In addition to the quarry tours and parade, this year’s edition will feature the “Georgia State Bluegrass Championships” on the festival grounds. It will also bring a night-time headliner bluegrass concert to close out the first day of the two day festival.
Above, parents register their students for bus transportation at Open Registration for new students, held last Wednesday, July 18.
Parents with students new to the Pickens County school system filled tables and chairs at the board of education office last week during Open Registration, which officials say was busier than usual.
Assistant Superintendent Tommy Qualls reported that 120 new students signed up to attend school in Pickens, including 29 new high schoolers, but he says the final student count for the system will not be known for a few weeks.
East Pickens resident Charles Wigington killed this “canecutter” rattlesnake, also known as a Timber Rattlesnake, outside his home Monday, July 16. The snake, which Wigington measured at 48” in length, was in his yard beside the driveway. Wigington believes the snake was flushed from its home after bush-hogging the previous day. Wigington noticed the snake after his dog began to bark at it. After it began to shake its rattle in warning, Wigington retrieved a shovel and decapitated the serpent.
A second roof that was built over an original roof hampered efforts to suppress this fire at a Grandview area home Monday.
A home belonging to Kip and Michelle Foster, owners of Dig-It Farms on Grandview Road, was destroyed by fire early Monday.
No one was injured in the July 9 blaze which is being blamed on a shop fire that moved into the attached residence.
Assistant County Fire Chief Curtis Clark said crews had several challenges stopping the blaze. The fire had a good start when responders arrived slightly after 4:20 a.m.
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The family has put up more information on a Facebook page. Search for Foster Family House Fire.
A Pickens man was killed in a four-wheeler wreck Sunday night.
According to sheriff and Georgia State Patrol incident reports, Adam Chumley, 28, of Edwards Road, died as emergency crews were rushing him around midnight from a wreck site to Piedmont Mountainside where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to a trauma facility.
State Patrol Trooper Travis Roberts said that Chumley was driving the four-wheeler on Moore Road near the intersection with Bryant Road when he left the roadway and struck a ditch embankment. Trooper Roberts said the impact jerked him and the four-wheeler to the right where he hit a tree and overturned, also hitting a mailbox. Chumley’s body was found within a few feet of the overturned ATV.