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National Day of Prayer observed in Pickens

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      Over 100 gathered at the Pickens County Courthouse at noon to observe the National Day of Prayer. Mark Pordo of Living Word Church was one of many who led prayers during the ceremony, held at noon on Thursday, May 7. The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observation held in cities, towns and communities across the country.  

 

 

 

Students stun in ball gowns & bow ties at prom

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    A glamorous night - Prom-goers enjoyed music, food and friends at Saturday’s prom at Chattahoochee Tech. Sheriff Donnie Craig said students played it safe. There were no traffic accidents that evening. See the print or online edition for tons of photos from the event.

By Haley Lacuesta
PHS Draca staff
     After a year’s worth of planning by the PHS prom committee and student government, prom was held on the evening of May 2 with the theme of ‘Rustic Romance’.
     The theme ‘Rustic Romance’ entailed simple yet elegant decor, with extremely intricate centerpieces and soft browns and pastel colors throughout the conference center of Chattahoochee Technical College.

Cherokee sheriff seeks help identifying man suspected of luring child

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     A composite sketch of a man suspected of attempting to lure a child into his car.

     Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address off Charles Road in Canton Sunday night in reference to suspicious activity that occurred on Stover Drive in Canton earlier that day. A 9-year old girl told deputies at approximately 7 p.m. she was riding her bicycle near the end of Stover Drive when a

Widespread sexting among teenagers gets DA’s attention

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Appalachian Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee has seen more than enough photos of naked teenagers recently, according to an interview last week.
    What brought this parade of nude youth to our top prosecutor is a virtual epidemic of teen sexting across the district, which has resulted in numerous cell phone searches by law enforcement officers.
    The cavalcade of nude teen snapshots is so widespread that Sosebee is going to all middle schools in the Appalachian circuit to address the problem directly with students. She is also arranging parent forums in all three counties.

Local Vet discusses recent Canine Flu outbreak

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    By Dr. Lyn Lewis of Wayside Animal Hospital

     In the last few weeks my office has gotten a lot of calls about the canine flu epidemic in Chicago. It has been reported that well over a thousand dogs have been infected, and quite a few have died. Now it has been confirmed in four states and suspected in 10 more. It is unknown how many dogs may now be infected. Dogs have been presenting with a fever, lethargy, and coughing. The cases that have become