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Shooting the Breeze with Stephanie Gooch


(Stephanie is a Pickens native and a 20-year employee in the county assessor’s office.)

Tell me a little about your background.

    As an only child, I was born and raised here and actually work in the same building that I was born in. My graduating class of 1991 was the last class to attend high school as an eighth grader because the following year

Shooting the Breeze with Jarod Trammell

Jarod grew up in Pickens and now serves as Community Bank’s Business Development/ Marketing Officer.

Tell me a little about your background.
    I was born and raised in Pickens County. In fact, I was born at the old Mountainside Hospital (now known as the County Admin. Building).  My parents are John & Freda Trammell.  My wife is Callie Trammell. 

Shooting the Breeze with Ava Rogers



Ava Rogers is a lifetime Pickens resident. Rogers started her DJing career at WIVL radio station in Jasper before becoming a co-owner at WYYZ 1490 AM last year. Rogers hosts two shows on WYYZ. Here she talks about life as an adopted child, music, and her love of dogs.

Shooting the Breeze with Jamie Hunter


(Jamie is a musician who lives in Jasper. He and his family attend Jasper United Methodist Church.)
   You're a musician who writes Blues music. It seems music has always been a part of your life from a young age, were your parents musicians?

    I haven't always written blues, but have always loved the slide guitar and the feeling and atmosphere it creates. It is hard to write about something you have not lived. So in 2004 after moving to Nashville, I teamed up

Shooting the Breeze with Kyle Rasco

  Kyle Rasco is in his third year as the Athletic Director at PHS.



Q: Since you’ve been at PHS what have you noticed about the number of students playing sports and the types of sports they are choosing?

A: I think we definitely have a lot more kids participating in sports. Sports like cross-country, track and soccer are really becoming big and there are more kids getting involved.