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Charles Chapman Grand Marshal for July 4th parade

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 Charles Chapman being honored by Jasper Lions Club

            Longtime Lions Club member Charles Chapman, a.k.a. Mr. Jasper Lion, has been named the grand marshal of the July 4th parade this year for Jasper.

    The Lions have a long history of providing the Independence Day activities for Pickens County and Chapman has been instrumental in these for many years.

Eagle’s Rest will host solstice events Saturday

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[Note the Solstice moment has been moved up to 6:25 a.m. Saturday, earlier than previously listed times.]

 

Eagle's Rest, the new park in the Burnt Mountain area, (at the end of Monument Road) will host two summer solstice events Saturday. They have also recently opened hiking trails there.

At the first event Saturday, the Summer Solstice moment at 6:25 a.m., the sun will rise to the sound of music…a singular flute and the sound of drums.  It’s that magic moment for reflection and serenity.

DNR urges patience with Canada geese

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By Melissa Cummings, Communications/Outreach
Ga. DNR
    The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

Talking Rock man wins $1 million in lottery

 

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   A man from Pickens County is celebrating a big win from the Georgia Lottery. Dennis Noland of Talking Rock won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

    Georgia Lottery representatives presented Noland with an oversized check Wednesday at Airport Grocery,  Sunlight Road in Ellijay, which is the store where the winning ticket was sold.