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Efforts underway to help Nelson woman whose home flooded last week


This home in Nelson flooded after rains in mid April.

By Ralph O. Dennis
Contributing writer
     The community has and is still rallying around Jeanne Reynolds whose Nelson house was flooded with the rains of April 19th. She has had to live in a motel room since then. This is uncomfortable for her and her family. The citizens and support groups of this area are helping though.

Big day for Good Samaritan


     The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic officially opened their first permanent building Monday. Jeff Downing of the free clinic's board addressed those on hand for the ribbon cutting as Good Sam's Executive Director Carole Maddux looks on, shown above.

Complete guide to Tom Cruise movie mania

BallGroundRocks  Larry Cavender / Photo
    Ball Ground rocks won’t make the big screen. Crews remove rocks from the small town’s Main Street earlier this week as set up begins for the forthcoming Tom Cruise action film to be shot there in May.

     In this week's Progress you can find out all the juicy details about the filming of Mena in Ball Ground, which starts Tom Cruise. Find out how to be an extra, how to get your vintage car in the movie, what temporary changes will be happening in town, road closures and filming dates.

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Lions Club to absorb Sharptop Arts

New art alliance forms as Sharptop Arts Association disbands

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The Jasper Lions Club donated this building to the Sharptop Arts Association in the 70s, where it has operated since that time.    

The small, white building at 68 D.B. Carroll Street in downtown Jasper has served many purposes since it was built in the 1930s.
    Recently, Sharptop Arts Association President and Lions Club member Mark Miller recalled the building’s long history. After initially serving as a meeting space for the women’s club, Miller

explained, it was deeded to the Lions who donated it to the county for use as a library. When the library no longer operated from that space ownership of the building reverted to the Lions, who then donated it to a startup organization called Sharptop Arts & Crafts Association.
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ROPES classes are hanging on at Pickens Middle


8th grade student, Zackery Burrell

By Claire Eubanks

    Our school is excited to participate in an Adventure Based Counseling Project; otherwise known as ROPES class. This course has been operating at Pickens County Middle School since 2002 when the course was constructed.  A course was built at Pickens County Middle School and Jasper Middle School in 2002 with grant money.  The cost of construction for each course was between