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Rep. Graves Votes to Build Keystone Pipeline

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act (H.R. 3), which would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Building the Keystone XL pipeline is just common sense. It creates tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and adds billions of dollars to our economy. With five safety and environmental reviews conducted by the State Department and the breaking news this morning that the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed their governor’s right to approve the pipeline’s route inside Nebraska, I’m not sure how the administration would justify anything but signing this major private-sector jobs project into law.”

 

According to the State Department, the Keystone XL pipeline would create approximately 42,100 jobs and roughly $2 billion in earnings throughout the country.

 

In recent years, Rep. Graves has supported several bills and voted on multiple occasions to allow the Keystone pipeline to move forward.

 

Rezoning request for industrial facility denied

City to start pre-treating most dangerous roads in winter weather

 

        Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home.
    By a slim 3-2 margin, the Jasper City Council refused to grant a rezoning request that could have brought an industrial manufacturing plant to a parcel at Cornett Lane South and Highway 515. Jasper resident Tim Snow, owner of Access Concrete Products out of Dalton, submitted the rezoning application to the city on November 11,

Kaila’s Birthday Wish

12-year-old wants help for sick kids instead of presents

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By Brandi Strawn

     Meet my daughter Kaila, she is 12 years old. She is currently a 7th grader at Jasper Middle school. She will be turning 13 in February. When I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday she said she wanted to raise money for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of receiving presents this year. As her mom I was so proud of her to suggest such a selfless thing at her age.  

Pickens in desperate need of foster parents

 “All you need is an extra bed, patience and love,” said DFCS director

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Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home. Call 1-877-210-KIDS to learn more about becoming a foster parent. 

 

Imagine that you’re 10 years old and a court has ordered you be taken away from your parents, who are both addicted to meth and who have been abusing or neglecting you and your siblings.

Tips on preventing frozen pipes

 

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Cold temps are here. Follow these tips to keeps your pipes from freezing in winter weather. 

 

[Commission Chairman Rob Jones cautions homeowners to check their pipes ahead of frigid temps. "Being prepared is very important," said a statement from the commissioner's office.  "It is going to be so cold. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. "

From State Farm Insurance

 For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can very quickly turn to ongoing, inconvenient, extremely expensive ordeals. In cold and warmer climates alike, pipes freeze for a combination of three central reasons: