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Help wanted scams getting better at deception

SCAM    When LaSandra Cooley first spotted a help wanted offering good money and benefits for an Admin Assistant in the Progress, it seemed a good offer, but like all scams it was literally too good to be true.
    Cooley said she quickly became cautious and didn’t get suckered in, but wanted to warn other people that scams involving help wanteds are out there – even in this weekly paper. She said she could easily see people being tricked out of their hard-earned money.

American Legion Auxillary hard at work for community


By Kelli Blohm,
ALA Unit 149 President
    Our ALA Unit 149 has worked hard this year to help those in need in the Pickens County Community. Our October 24th event BATTLE OF THE BANDS held at Rocco’s which raised almost $3,500 and we’ve been giving that back to the Pickens County area through different programs such as our gift to CARES of Jasper a few weeks ago.

Gas prices down 4 cents


December 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has not moved  in the last week to $2.03/g, according to gasoline price website

Angel horses need to relocate for winter

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Damon Howell / Photo
Volunteer Evelyn Steiner and owner Leslie Elliott mingle with horses as they feed.

Submitted by Leslie Elliott
Executive Director
Angels on Horseback   

    Angels on Horseback, Pickens County’s 501c3 Therapeutic Riding Program needs to move its horses for the winter to allow the property we’ve been working on for nine years to rest. 
    Those of us who have property know that winter can be very hard on the pastures and erosion has been our constant rival.  We are a small center with only five horses and two ponies. An approximate

FREE Walk-In Breast Exam Day Friday

BreastCancer      Once again, Pickens County Health Department is providing Free Walk-In Breast Exams and Mammogram Referrals, if needed, at the Pickens County Community Center on Friday, December 11th from 8 am to 12 pm! Women must be between the ages of 40-64 and have no insurance to qualify. Call 706-253-2821 for more information