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Mullett completes death race

68 miles, 40,000 feet of elevation change



    Sean Mullett runs in the fog Saturday at the Georgia Death Race, a 68-mile ultra marathon that stretched from Amicalola Falls to Vogel State Park. The race is touted as the toughest race east of the Rockies. Mullett completed it in 17 hours.

    Last Saturday, Sean Mullett was one of 210 people who ran 68 miles over some of the South’s steepest terrain, climbing and descending 40,000 feet as part of the aptly named Georgia Death Race.
    Starting at 8 a.m. and finishing 17 hours later, Mullett, the plant manager at Huber, completed the ultra marathon, a feet  not all who started can claim.

Community support wanted for Meals-on-Wheels

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         Every other Monday volunteers with the local Meals-on-Wheels program deliver two weeks worth of frozen food to 100 Pickens seniors.
    Every week they deliver 15 hot meals Monday through Friday and serve the 30 seniors who come to spend the day at the senior center on Stegall Drive.

Rotary recognizes scouting


The Rotary club of Jasper  celebrated local scouts for their accomplishments and recognized local scouting at a recent meeting. Some of those persons were: Jennifer Clark, Girl Scout Unit Director, Patti Friedman Leader Troop 807, Jordan King, Atlanta Council BSA, Austin McCormick Eagle Scout, Savannah Friedman, Girl Scout Gold Award, Steve Moranos father of Eagle Scout Turner Moranos and Rotarian and former Scoutmaster Fred Snell.

See complete story in this week's Progress.

Ga. Supreme Court rules in favor of Falcons stadium developers

Murder convictions also upheld in latest rulings from high court



Published Monday, March 16, 2015


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            Plans to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team may proceed under an opinion today by the Georgia Supreme Court.

A group of Atlanta residents had challenged the financing of the proposed new $1.2 billion stadium as unconstitutional. But in today’s unanimous opinion, written by Justice Harold Melton, the high court has rejected all their arguments and found that the financing as structured does not violate the Georgia Constitution.

School system’s upcoming decision on governance important but complicated




The Pickens school board, like all school boards in Georgia, has a very important decision to reach by June 30th.

Georgia school systems must officially declare which of three "flexibility options" (look at Issue #3) they will follow and implement. These options are also referred to as “district governance.” 

Meeting with Superintendent Lula Mae Perry Monday to discuss promoting an informational hearing on the subject March 19th, 6:30 p.m. at Pickens High School Performing Arts Center, I was immediately struck by how highly technical and complicated this process is.