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New DNR maps show where the wild things are

    Species range guide, more info online


     Scientists, students and backyard naturalists can now explore, within seconds, the range and more of Georgia’s most rare animals and plants.
A new Georgia Wildlife Resources Division web portal blends the agency’s data on occurrences and natural communities with interactive maps to document the in-state ranges of more than 1,250 species, from coldwater darters to velvet sedge.

New Pickens service club being formed

service-group“Families Serving Families” is the motto of this new service club forming with 40 members bringing a wealth of experience helping with community.


 Submitted by Pickens Community Service Club Board of Directors

Approximately 40 Pickens County citizens are uniting to create a new club dedicated to providing needed services for residents of this area.  The group currently operates under the name Pickens Community Service Club.  

Pickens unemployment lower than region at 5.7 percent





     ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in July was 6.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.4 percent.

JeepFest revs up for for Sept 4-Sept 6 event

Click here for the JeepFest event guide. 

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    Damon Howell / Photo
    Wayne Cooley moves giant rocks at the JeepFest obstacle course Tuesday afternoon. Several loads of marble were donated by Imerys and Blue Ridge Marble & Granite for Jeepers to crawl over during the three-day event.

    The yearly off-road madness will roll into town next week with thousands of Jeep owners expected by the time the Sheriff’s JeepFest opens September 3 in Marble Hill.