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4-H Horse Club Kick off meeting Saturday


The Pickens 4-H Horse Club will kick off their 3rd year this Saturday. Parents and youth ages 9-19 are invited to the Pickens County Extension office Saturday August 25th 10 a.m.-11 a.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the club and sign up. 

West Pickens model battling ovarian cancer

     canadaflight    Above, Amie Moore just before boarding her flight at the Pickens County Airport.

     It wasn't Casablanca or that plane to Lisbon waiting to wing aloft at misty midnight, but West Pickens native Amie Moore looked every bit the movie star boarding a twin-engine aircraft leaving Jasper's airport Monday afternoon, August 6. Aboard with her mother, grandmother and five others, Moore was set for a three and a half hour flight, destination: Hanover, Ontario, Canada.

     An aspiring model, Moore turned 22 in Canada August 11, while spending a week there as Miss Tour of Dreams, the face of Project Track Champion, a push to make the experience of auto racing more accessible to the disabled. Canadian, Denny Snider, a racing presence in his home country, discovered Moore and signed her up as the new and pretty face of the project.

Let's get ready for some football Pickens County

PHS Dragons' Preview in this week's edition



The 2012 edition of the Pickens High School football team will begin their season this Friday evening at Fannin High School.

The team will be lead by first year Head Coach Chris Parker who has already received an accolade from the Atlanta Journal Constitution naming him “best hire in AAAA.”

See complete story in this week's print or e-edition.

PHS band director keyed up for 2012 season


Above, the 2012-2013 PHS Band.

Submitted by PHS Band publicity


     What if the world experienced a disaster?  Would someone rise to bring humanity back to where we belong? 
      The PHS Bands explores these questions with the 2012 show entitled “The Guardian”.  The show will feature music by the groups Muse, Imogen Heap, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.      The field show will include a Guardian (played by feature twirler, Ellyn Duncan) who helps lead the band out of the destruction of a cataclysmic event and into safety and prosperity.  Utilizing voice overs and dramatic acting in addition to marching, the show will be a fun show to watch by football audiences and judges alike.

Powerball jackpot bumped up to $320 million

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery officials announced today that Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million as a result of brisk ticket sales.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since June 27 and has rolled 14 times.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $320 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $213 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


Draw Date: August 15, 2012

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $320 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $213 million
Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: June 27, 2012
Number of Rolls: 14
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: June 23, 2012 – $60 million jackpot (Connecticut winner)
#1 Powerball Jackpot: Feb. 18, 2006 – $365 million jackpot (Nebraska winner)