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It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play for Stage Opens this week



    On the Air:  L-R, Steve Lewis, Brigid Douglass, Patrick Hall, Jordan Merrill (hidden), Jessi Griffin, Dezarea Brown, Keith Galligan, Jacob Clark.

By Pat Jewell
Tater Patch Players
    It’s Christmas Eve, 1945, in Bedford Falls, New York.
    Uncle Billy has lost an $8,000 deposit at Henry Potter’s bank. The deposit was for The Bailey Building and Loan.  George Bailey runs the Building and Loan and is devastated by the loss. He goes to Mr. Potter for a loan, but is not only is he declined, he is reported to the authorities for mismanagement of customers’ funds. In an

Teens in no rush to take the wheel


Taking the wheel - Teens are waiting later than age 16 to get their licenses. PHS Seniors Abbie Sawyer (driver’s seat); and passengers Hanna Braswell, Savannah Laney, and Sadie Cornett now have their licenses but many teens are postponing the rite of passage until later in high school or beyond.

By Suzy Price
Intern reporter
     The number of teenagers with their driver’s license has declined as much as 20 percent since 1983, according to a study done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
    This national decline is evident locally. The number of parking permits sold to student drivers at Pickens High School has fallen drastically since the 2000s. In 2014, PHS lost their driver’s education program, a class that had allowed students to take driving training during school hours.

Man executed for 1994 murder

Marcus Ray Johnson Executed  for 1994 Murder of Angela Sizemore


The lawfully ordered execution of Marcus Ray Johnson for the 1994 murder of Angela Sizemore was carried out this evening at 10:11pm at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia. The sentence was carried out after the United States Supreme Court denied Johnson’s request for a stay of execution.
Information on Johnson’s crimes and case history can be found at

Jury to decide if forclosure sale of homeless shelter was illegal, rules supreme court


Published Monday, November 23, 2015

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Mary Ann’s to serve free Thanksgiving dinner

Donations, desserts sought
    Owners and employees of Mary Ann’s Country Cooking are giving up part of their own Thanksgiving so needy families can enjoy a traditional Turkey Day feast at no cost.
    “We are really excited to be doing this for the community this year,” said owner Mary Ann Parker, who, along with staff members will prepare and serve turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, kernel corn, rolls and dessert from the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.