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DNR drops charges against woman that killed bear

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     Bears everywhere -- Bear sightings are off the chart this year. Above, images taken by Dr. Robert Keller of a cub crossing the road.

    The Georgia DNR has dropped charges against Pickens resident Judy Gardner after she shot and killed a black bear. Gardner said she accidntally shot the bear while tyring to scare it away with her .22 rifle. Check out the print or online editions for comments from the DNR 

School budget meeting also covers 4-H, drivers ed.

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    In a called meeting July 24, the school board hired Lynda Wallace as principal of Harmony Elementary in advance of school opening next week.
    Superintendent Lula Mae Perry said Wallace comes with valuable experience from Cherokee County, where she was assistant principal at Carmel Elementary School prior to taking this job.

    Perry said there were several good candidates  for the job. She chose Wallace in part because of her enthusiasm. Perry said she believes that Wallace brings both knowledge of education and a great deal of energy to the job.
    Wallace’s husband, Chris, already serves as a vice principal in the Pickens system.


Updated: Emergency Responders Locate Missing Child

 

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  The Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing child at approximately 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The child had gone missing from his parents’ home in the Hobson Road area of Jasper Georgia. The initial report indicated that the child was a 3 year old white male. It was also learned that the young boy had been diagnosed with autism. The boy had blonde hair and was last seen at around 12 noon.  

 

 

From yoga to karate, classes offered at Community Center

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    Instructor Karen Dobson teaches her Beginner Functional Fitness class at the Pickens County Community Center.

Dobson is also an instrucor at Jasper Fitness.

     The new Pickens County Community Center is known for its two basketball courts and walking area, but the facility also offers several classes – and they would love to add more.
    “The way we do it is we are basically the facility,” said Pickens County Recreation Director Brian Jones. “There is not the money for county-funded classes, but others can come in and do their classes here and we would love to add more and expand in that area.”

 

Pride of Pickens Ready to Roll

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band     Pride of Pickens marching band camp wrapped up last Friday, July 26. The band’s show theme this year is Sevens.

    “The theme is fun and challenging this year, and my favorite song is "Sevens" which is the first song we will be performing,” said freshman band member, Grace Wilkie.