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.
By Eileen Steinhauer
Unlike some parts of Georgia, Pickens chose to cancel school last Tuesday; and, with that decision, local families avoided the chaos that quickly freezing roads and snow brought to many students in the metro area.