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Fourth generation dealers take wheel at Day’s Chevrolet


    4th Generation Dealer Principals Daniel and Andrew Diemer taking over the family owned   and operated Day's Chevrolet. L-R: Glen Mohr, Chevrolet zone Manager; Daniel Diemer (seated), Dealer Principal, Day’s Chevrolet Acworth; Calvin Diemer, Owner/President; Day’s Auto Group; Andrew Diemer, Dealer Principal, Day’s Chevrolet Jasper.  

      Daniel and Andrew Diemer, fourth generation dealer principals at Day’s Chevrolet, have become acting general managers at Day’s Chevrolet in Acworth and Day’s Chevrolet in Jasper.
    In 1959, long before Daniel and Andrew were born, great-grandfather Levi Day opened Day’s Chevrolet on South Main Street in Acworth, Ga. In those days his lot was filled with Chevrolet’s latest displays of American strength on the highway. Models like Bel Air, Biscayne, Impala, Brookwood and the sporty new El Camino filled the parking lot, waiting to be taken out for a test of their power and style. This youngest generation of Day’s Chevrolet dealers showcases cars that boast fuel efficiency, with increased MPG as the top automotive prize for many drivers.
    The times have changed, the cars have changed and four generations of Levi Day’s family have helped thousands of drivers find their perfect vehicle.
    Today, Day’s Chevrolet has expanded to three locations: a newly renovated store on North Cobb Parkway in Acworth, a new store in Jasper, Ga., and the just-opened Day’s Preowned Supercenter in Rockmart. All are owned and operated by third-and fourth-generation members of the family. Calvin Diemer, Levi’s grandson, is president and owner. Sons Daniel and Andrew Diemer are Dealer Principals of the Acworth store and the new Jasper Store. 
    “We are a family company,” says Daniel. “My brother and I worked at the dealership from the time we were kids. And like my dad before us, we knew we wanted to go into this business.”
    “My father and grandfather were proud that we were interested in building on what they had started. And now my boys will carry us into the future,” Calvin added.
    The company’s growth is a testament to the family’s many years of building strong customer relationships in sales and service. “When my great-grandfather started this company he knew that people would come back to them if he treated them fairly,” says Andrew. Now the original 6,000 square foot dealership has grown to three. The largest - at 60,000 square feet - is the Acworth store.
    According to Calvin, “Our new store in Jasper, the new Preowned Supercenter in Rockmart and the renovated and improved Acworth store have us lined up to carry on the family tradition of providing an outstanding sales and service experience for our customers for the next four generations of Day’s Chevrolet.”

The Great American Treasure Hunt in Jasper Feb. 6-9


     Brent Bishop looks over a 13-colony US flag that was brought in by a local customer in West Virginia.

Do you ever wonder what that old toy, class ring or piece of war memorabilia you have stashed away in your closet is worth? You might be sitting on a small fortune. Mark your calendar because the Great American Treasure Hunt and their specialists are coming to Microtel in Jasper. The traveling road show will be at the Highway 515 hotel Feb. 6, 7, 8, and 9, Wednesday-Friday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Rabies Case Reported in Pickens

From North Ga. Health Department

Jan Stephens of Pickens County Environmental Health recently announced that a local dog had to be euthanized after fighting with a rabies infected raccoon.

 “When the raccoon wandered into the carport of a home in the Hobson Creek area on January 21, the homeowner’s dog fought with it and ran the raccoon up a tree,” said Stephens. “The owner then shot the raccoon and called our office the next day.”

Local Filmmaker hits the ground running

Video for country music star, moves Shane Godfrey's work  to national audience




A one-man film crew, Shane Godfrey at work. He does all the filming himself and edits on his kitchen table. His first music video was considered CMT quality.

Filmmakers and artists are expected to toil undiscovered for years before they catch a big break.

   For Pickens County’s Shane Godfrey, a former grader, pipeline contractor and a current reserve deputy, his emergence to a national audience came quickly with a country music video this winter.

Habitat dedicates 15th home in Pickens




Groundbreaking ceremony group photo.

 By Bettina Huseby

Progress Contributor

Brandi Shelton will own the 15th Habitat for Humanity home in Pickens County. This was her third time to apply. 

HFH President Keith Scott deemed the Jan. 22 groundbreaking a transition point for Brandi and her five school-age children. Attending alongside Brandi were sons Wesley, Dylan, Winston and Austin. Their excitement could barely be contained. After slinging dirt with shiny gold shovels, the boys took off to explore the lightly wooded lot. They crunched through dried leaves to find the four stakes marking the corners of where their new home will sit. 

Scott watched them and said, “If you’re wondering why we do this, there is your answer.”