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Christmas light recycling can save big on power

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Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year.

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Keep Pickens Beautiful
    According to Home Depot, by changing out your old Christmas lights, and replacing them with new LED lights you can save up to 75 percent on your energy bill. 
    Ray Nieves, Assistant Manager at Home Depot would like to encourage you to replace your tree lights with new LED. Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year, by providing a drop box at the front door.  Nieves stated that last year his store filled 2 boxes with old lights, to be recycled.  Make this year the year you replace your old worn out strains that never seem to work, with new LED, it is a win, win for you and our environment.   

Isakson Applauds Nomination of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

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     WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement applauding the nomination of U.S. Representative Tom Price, M.D., R-Ga.-06, as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Tater Patch Players presentation runs two more weeks

In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)

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By Pat Jewell
Tater Patch Players

    Get ready to enjoy a hilarious show with a Christmas theme and something fun for the whole family.  Dad and daughter Beth are getting ready to feed the extended family on Christmas Eve.  Mom is stuck at the airport trying to get home from Vermont.  Aunt Rose and Uncle Leo are bickering. Aunt Bunny is into everything and Uncle Bud is wishing he was somewhere else, while their daughter, Tracy, is just bored with the whole thing. Sound pretty typical so far? So there’s a busybody neighbor, cute blue-hair

Siamese twins descendant calls Pickens home

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Most people would recognize the photograph – an antiqued black and white picture of two well-dressed Asian men who were physically connected at the sternum. Cartilage and a fused liver held them together their entire lives.
    What most people probably don’t know about the unusual pair - the most famous conjoined twins of all time – is that they immigrated from their home in Siam (now Thailand) to a small town in North Carolina where they became wealthy farmers, married two sisters and had 21 children between them.

DFCS moving to new building

Office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28

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    After several years in the same location, Pickens DFCS is moving to a space with over twice the square footage.

    The Pickens Department of Families and Children Services is relocating from its longtime building on Chambers Street to a space nearly twice the size. The outgoing director said the move will allow them to better serve their clients and provide much-needed room for additional staff.