By Ralph O. Dennis
The heavy rains of Sunday, caused one residence in Nelson to flood. The home of Ginny Reynolds on Spring Street was flooded by the overflow from the branch behind her house. The torrential downpour put so much rain in the area that the clogged branch could not handle it. It needed somewhere to go and her house became its place.
She was forced to leave. Ms. Reynolds, who relies on a wheelchair to get around, had to be helped from her home by friends and family.
Proposal of 12 mega poultry houses meets opposition
at planning commission meeting
The red outlined parcel has been proposed for new poultry houses. Many surrounding homeowners spoke in opposition to the plan at Monday’s planning commission meeting.
Hearing from more than 20 speakers Monday opposed to a rezoning request needed to bring 12 “mega” chicken houses to Carlan Road, the planning commission decided to slow things down, tabling the issue for a month.
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No budget increase could mean cuts to staff, hours
From left, Joann Forrest and James Moore say they use the Pickens library computers nearly everyday. Cutting hours could negatively impact residents such as these.
Ann Dobson, chair of the Pickens County Library Board of Trustees, recently told commissioners if the library doesn’t get an increase in their 2016 budget, reduction of staff and library hours will be next on the chopping block.
By Eileen Steinhauer
If the Georgia High School graduation test stopped you from earning your high school diploma, you still have a chance to earn it.
Due to a new law passed in the Georgia Assembly, House Bill 91, students who did not graduate because they did not pass the high school graduation test can now petition the Pickens County School District to receive their diplomas.
The heritage of Heritage Days has brought some large crowds in Ball Ground back in the 1970s and 1980s. The festival has been cancelled for this year, but may be resurrected in the future.
By Larry Cavender
"It's because of lack of interest," Main Street Association Director Karla Weaver replied when asked the reason why the Heritage Festival in Ball Ground had been cancelled this year. Apparently, it was not a "lack of interest" of