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Shooting the Breeze with Amy Denney



What's your title at Chattahoochee Tech? How long have you worked with students working on their GED? 

My official title is Instructor; however, I am the site manager of the Pickens Learning Center. I have been working with GED students for 11 years. Some of my earlier years in Adult Education, I also taught ESL classes. 

Shooting the Breeze with Sonja Gordy




How long have you been teaching?  

I moved to Young Harris in 1993, and soon began as a para professional at Towns County Comprehensive School. I had a wonderful teacher, who inspired me to go ahead and start college. With her encouragement, Mrs. Julia Rogers, I was officially certified in December 1998. I was teaching in my own classroom in February 1, 1999. Since then, I am in my classroom more than I am at home. I love

Shooting the Breeze with Steve Roper

  Steve Roper is the City of Jasper Fire Chief. He has worked at the city’s fire department for over three decades.

What was the most dangerous fire you've worked in your 31 years with the Jasper Fire Department?

There are actually two that come to mind. The Farmers Co-Op on South Main Street in the 80s because of all the flammable and explosive materials stored inside, and the Jasper United Methodist Church on West Church Street in the 90s because of the large volume of fire and threat of collapse.

Shooting the Breeze with Greg Gaddis


Greg Gaddis talks restaurant families, drums and coffee 




  Greg Gaddis is an employee of Amicalola EMC and drummer in the band the Dashcrackers. He is married to Donna Gaddis. 


 Your family owned and operated the Lighthouse Restaurant and Dixie Dip in Pickens. What was it like growing up in a restaurant family?


Actually, my connection with restaurants goes back even farther than my parents. My maternal grandparents built and operated Bill's Truckstop (named after my uncle) back in the 50s so it's been a connection all of my life. And my youngest son, Weston, works locally at the Last Catch and

Shooting the Breeze with Gina Pendley


Gina Pendley is the executive director at Georgia Mountains Hospice. Originally from Ellijay, she now lives in Jasper with her husband Tom.


How long have you been with Georgia Mountains Hospice?


I have been at Georgia Mountains Hospice for 20 years this year. I cannot imagine being anywhere else. I was actually working for Northwest Home Health when the Volunteer Coordinator position became available and I took it. I am very fortunate to be able to say I love my job and have been the executive director here now for about three years.