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Give Thanks For Gas Prices 44 Cents Lower Than Last Year

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     CHICAGO (Nov. 24, 2014) – With the U.S. average price of gasoline at $2.80 today, the national average is at its lowest level since December 2010.  Especially this week, Americans should be grateful that 80% of the nation’s gas stations are reporting prices under $3/ gal. today, compared to just 22% at this time in 2013. 

Indians, Pilgrims, Turkeys -- it must be Thanksgiving


Before chowing down on Thanksgiving lunch, students of Hill City Elementary 1st grade teacher Beth Olsen geared up for turkey day by performing "The Troubled Pilgrim" for parents and loved ones in their classroom. Set in both the modern world and the time of the first Thanksgiving feast, "The Troubled Pilgrim" is a play within a play that tries to get students to realize how much they have to be thankful for. Many Hill City classes went all out for the Friday, Nov. 21 lunch, with both students and hallways decorated with turkey feathers and other Thanksgiving-themed art. All Pickens County schools will be on break Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the holiday.


Funeral benefits stolen from veteran’s widow

        It doesn’t get much lower.

Linda Brannon’s husband, Glenn, a veteran of the Vietnam war, died in February. Not long after, Mrs. Brannon was notified by the Veteran’s Administration that she would receive $1,034 for burial expenses. 

But the check never arrived - and it wasn’t due to red tape or procrastination. It was stolen. 

See this week's print and online editions for the full story.

Feed our Family to give free Thanksgiving meals


     Burnt Mountain clients are unloading food donations for the Pickens Feed The Families Free Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at Mary Ann’s restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Mary Ann’s is located on East Church and meals will be served 11-2 p.m.  The dinner is open to

The Tams take the stage at Calhoun’s GEM


      Calhoun’s GEM Theatre is pleased to present The Tams on our stage Wednesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. This iconic beach music band will have you dancing in the aisles with such hits as “What Kind of Fool,” “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Hey Girl.”  What a