Rep. Tom Graves meets with Northwest Georgia leaders
in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) met with Northwest Georgia leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss their work promoting economic development in the region, specifically strengthening the flooring industry. Georgia Tech’s economic development arm, the Enterprise Innovation Institute, along with the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, helped organize the group of leaders and facilitate their efforts.
Michelle Brackin and Don Russell at the bus drop-off of the Boys & Girls Club now under construction at Roper Park. More funds are needed to have it ready for kids by spring.
It’s only when you actually visit the worksite for the new Boys & Girls Clubs building that you realize exactly how big this project is. Even the 20,000 square foot description doesn’t convey the magnitude of this project, now well underway behind the recreation center in Roper Park.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 28, 2015) – Leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and cold and the north Georgia mountain streams are waiting for your next angling trip. Will that trip take you to one of the five delayed harvest trout streams opening Nov. 1?
“The delayed harvest streams have special catch-and-release regulations from November 1-May 14 each year, and are stocked monthly by Wildlife Resources Division and our partner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said John Lee Thomson, Wildlife Resources Division trout stocking coordinator. “This combination of stocking and catch/release allows for good trout catch rates and high angler satisfaction.” See more on the streams open under delayed harvest below.
Ga. DOE press release
In an effort to continue building relationships with business and industry and provide relevant career education in Georgia’s schools, the State Board of Education last week approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to hire an Economic Development Liaison position at the Georgia Department of Education, within the Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) division.
Pickens' Most Heinous Crime Revisited
Juanita Jones was said to be "one of the most beautiful and most popular girls" at Tate High School. The 15-year-old was murdered by her husband less than six months after her marriage to J. M. Carney, pictured at top.
By Larry Cavender
Seventy-five years ago this week, Pickens County citizens were stunned by what many people believe to be the most heinous crime ever committed in the county. The murder of a pregnant fifteen-