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Paint-your-own, art supplies, at new pottery studio

 

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    Talking Rock Pottery owners Heather and Jason Poole crack open the mold of a steer skull made from liquid clay. The Pooles offer paint-your-own bisque pottery, wheel-throwing and sculpting supplies, birthday parties and kiln rental.

     We’ve all seen them at grandma’s house; the painted ceramic Christmas trees with the illuminated plastic pegs, or the flour and sugar canisters that resemble giant mushrooms, embellished in rusty oranges and browns.
    Prior to glazing and firing, these potent memories many of us have are called “bisque,” or stark-white, unglazed pottery.

Sister donates kidney to sister

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     When we think of gifts, images of jewelry or lotions or flowers are typically conjured up in our minds.
    But this Thursday, Feb. 28, Pickens resident Mila Lane is giving her sister the gift of health and life. Lane, head teller at Renasant Bank off Hwy 515, is going under the knife so she can donate one of her kidneys to her sister Rosi Wentworth, who has suffered from a kidney disease for over four years.

 

Trout fishing opportunities year-round in N. Ga.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2013) – Trout-angling opportunities abound in the wintery swift-flowing waters of north Georgia’s rivers and creeks.

 

Home to some of the Southeast’s finest trout streams and three species of trout - rainbow, brown and brook trout - Georgia claims nearly 4,000 miles of streams, and more than half lie in the northern part of the state in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

 

“Georgia offers trout anglers with various opportunities throughout the year – including delayed harvest streams, seasonal streams and year-round streams,” says John Biagi, chief of fisheries management for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Vehicles to be taxed one time only

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By Sharon Troglin
Pickens County Tax Commissioner


    State regulations for motor vehicle ad valorem taxes are changing this Friday, March 1.
    Currently, motor vehicle owners pay a sales tax at the time of purchase and an annual ad valorem tax on motor vehicles when they renew the vehicle’s tag. However, that will change for any vehicle purchased on or after March 1.

Georgia. law on seized assets one of the worst in nation?

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By Pam O’Dell
Capitol Reporter


    Liberals and conservatives have allied themselves to fight for significant changes in Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. These laws stipulate the circumstances and procedures required when law enforcement officers and district attorneys confiscate property related to a crime.