The Rotary Club with participants at the Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours beats pans in celebration of endemic polio now only being in (P) Pakistan, (A) Afghanistan and (N) Nigeria.
By Max Caylor, Rotary member
“We are beating pans this afternoon in recognition that only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria (PAN) remains endemic with polio reporting only 157 cases,” stated Jasper Rotary president Jack Short. Since 1988 Rotarians have contributed $1.2 billion and has helped secure $9 billion given to the end polio initiative through donor governments.
SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS
Published Monday, February 24, 2014
From Public Information Officer
Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .
WARREN V. THE STATE (S13A1904)
The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed a Cherokee County court ruling and thrown out the criminal charge against a man who texted to a woman an unsolicited picture of his penis.
Keep Pickens Beautiful Secretary/Treasurer Carol Opdehoff (l) and President Vered Kleinberger (r) are pictured holding The Governor’s Circle Award. This award was presented to KPB by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Submitted by Al Rothe, KPB
The award, dated Dec. 9, 2013, and signed by Gov. Deal, reads as follows: “In recognition of your efforts to engage Georgians in taking greater responsibility for their community environments while maintaining the highest level of organizational standards.”
We at KPB are proud to be recognized by the Governor for the work our volunteers do throughout the year to help maintain and beautify the environment here in our county. A special thanks to all of you who support us in these efforts.
Visit our website at http://keeppickensbeautiful.org/ and also join our group page on Facebookhttps://www.face book.com/groups/KeepPickens Beautiful/
Local students hear about Love, Sex and other Unmentionables.
By Laiken Owens
The Love, Sex and other Unmentionables program sponsored by The North Georgia Pregnancy Center talked about why young people should wait for marriage and answered questions that teens may have about sex.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Feb. 20, 2014) – A young North Atlantic right whale is swimming easier after wildlife biologists cut away most of the 100-plus yards of heavy fishing rope the animal was dragging [see video].
The disentanglement effort, much of which occurred 40 miles off Georgia’s Wolf Island Monday, was relatively quick for the 4-year-old male whale, one of only about 450 remaining North Atlantic right whales.
Directed to the whale by an aerial survey team and a satellite tracking buoy monitored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), authorized staff with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission assessed the entanglement and threw a device called a cutting grapple across the trailing rope. Seconds later, the thick rope parted.