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Remembering the Punching Poet, February, 1971

Local writer/filmmaker recalls a day with the Champ
Ali     photo/ Dan Huth’s personal collection
    Muhammad Ali shoots a commercial for Vitalis Hair Tonic, at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym. The boxing great was in training for his upcoming 1971 title fight with Joe Frazier.   The author is on the ladder holding a microphone.


By Dan Chandler Huth
    Spring had come to Miami Beach.  The air was balmier, the breezes softer, the Cadillacs from New York were replaced by Buicks from Michigan.
    Trudge up a narrow stairway to the Dundee’s Fifth Street Gym and you emerged to the sound of leather hitting canvas and the pungent smell of decades of sweat. Boxers of all sizes, speeds and colors were hard at work in every corner.

Pet negligence suit upheld by Supreme Court






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            In this high-profile Fulton County case involving how to measure the value of a pet, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled in favor of a couple who sued a dog kennel for negligence in its treatment of their dog.

Last night’s storms “hard and fast,” said fire chief

Localized damage reported in South Main Street area


Flooding at Arrowhead Country Club off Camp Road.

The bridge is usually five feet above the water.


         Storms that rolled through Pickens early evening on Wednesday, June 1 were “hard and fast,” according to Jasper Fire Chief Steve Roper, and produced localized damage, downing trees and power lines in one area of Jasper.

Purdy appointed as PHS principal


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     Press Release from the Pickens County School System - The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School. Mr. Purdy served as Principal of Jasper Middle School since 2014.
     Mr. Purdy is a native of Rome, GA. He earned a Bachelor’s in English Education from Piedmont College and a Master’s of Health Science from the University of Alabama. Prior to being the Principal of Jasper Middle School, he

Woman found dead under 575 bridge identified


Tera Christine Bristow

     The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the 35-year-old woman who was found deceased under the Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge early Friday, May 27 as Tera Christine Bristow of Woodstock.

     According to the obituary, Bristow leaves behind husband, Michael Bristow, and two daughters, Ella and Cameryn Bristow. She had a master's degree from Emory University and worked as a mechanical engineer. She was laid to rest in a celebration of life on Wednesday, June 1 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.