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Recycle tires for free in April


[Correction: An earlier version of this article indicted different size tires were being accepted for free. However, the only size tires being accepted for free are passenger vehicle tires that are taken off the rim.]

 Scrap tires can be reclaimed and used for good – tire swings, planters, door mats, homebuilding – but they can also be piled on the side of roadways, in rivers or in front yards. 
    In an effort to keep tires from becoming unsightly litter, the county has teamed up with Keep Pickens Beautiful for Great American Cleanup Month to offer free tire recycling in April. 

Murder conviction upheld for shaken baby death


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            In another death of a baby at the hands of the mother’s boyfriend, the Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction a Richmond County jury gave Shawn Perdue for shaking to death 2-month-old Kyliah Mack.

Public meeting on mountain bike trails well attended

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Update - The meeting was well attended. Look for coverage online and in our print edition later this week.     


Mountain bikers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone interested in the trails at the Talking Rock Nature Preserve are invited to a meeting Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room of the county admin building on East Church Street, 1266 E Church St, Jasper, GA 30143