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Veterans recognize Progress for service to community

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        Veterans from American Legion Post 149 in Jasper recognized the Pickens Progress in a ceremony at the newspaper office on Main Street Thursday.

Speaking for the Legion members, Ray Smith said, “In grateful recognition of their support of the Pickens County community and especially its veterans, the Progress’ generous willingness to give to those who gave to our country is a model for other community businesses to follow.”

Progress Editor Dan Pool said, “On behalf of our staff, we can think of no other group whose support means so much as the veterans. It really makes us look good when the veterans recognize us. We take pride in serving the community and appreciate the support of the Legion and its members.”

Jasper cyclist touring U.S hit by car

 

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   Photo of McGhee crossing into Texas on his bicycle. Unfortunately for McGhee his ride around the country suffered a set back after he was hit by a car in Navasota, Texas.

     While cycling along a farm to market road in southeastern Texas Monday, Mike McGhee was struck by a vehicle, breaking his shoulder, mangling his bike and cracking his guitar.

“Actually I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in. I’m extremely lucky,” McGhee joked during a phone interview from his hotel in Navasota, Texas where he will spend a few days recovering. “I’ve got a broken shoulder, but it’s not really that bad - it doesn’t require surgery.”

Trout stocking will begin earlier in 2017

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Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal?

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperatively stock 40,000 trout in Georgia during the week of Mar. 6, giving anglers their first opportunity to harvest some freshly stocked trout in 2017.  Regular weekly stockings for the 2017 stocking season begin on Mar. 20, when an additional 70,000 trout will hit the water. 

Don’t say “yes” to latest phone scam

 

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Update: a reader has directed us to a Snopes report where apparently the scam story is not true or at least the "yes" has no real value. Here is the link http://www.snopes.com/can-you-hear-me-scam/. We would still encourage people to be cautious with revealing any personal information, regardless of whether the yes is crucial for a scam or not.

 

If someone you don’t know asks if you can hear them on the phone, just say no.

A very tricky phone scam is making the rounds and at least one Pickens County home has received the scam call.

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, this is an old scam from the business world, but has recently been used against individuals.

Court upholds ruling in case where wrong baby buried after hospital mislabeled stillborn remains

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Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. 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 .