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Lecture series digs into today's religious issues

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Diana Butler Bass spoke at the most recent Mountain Top Lecture series.

     Speaking over the weekend at the Mountain Top Lecture series at Amicalola Falls,  professor and author Diana Butler Bass led a discussion exploring the dimensions of religion and spirituality in today’s world while looking at how our opinions of organized religion have changed over the years.

Confederate re-enactors in Jasper

Big Mason's meeting to feature Civil war era artillery, programs

 

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On May 24, the Cove Waterfall Association will host Confederate Heritage Day at the old marble quarry site located at 1800 Cove Road in Jasper. The event will feature the members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1239 and the Wool Hat Boys Confederate Military Lodge #1.

            Activities planned for the event which will begin at 10 a.m. will be an Historical program for the general public including personal accounts and family/ancestor accounts from the war, brief explanation of the reasons of the war and accounts of Masonic interest.

 

There will be a display of historical interpretations of typical Confederate military uniforms and weapons, including an artillery demonstration of a 12 pounder ‘Napoleon’ cannon. Other weapons on display include a Mountain Howitzer and typical Enfield and Springfield muskets. In addition, some typical infantry equipment such as the equipment used in the movie Dances with Wolves and medical and surgical equipment will be on display.

Food and drinks will be available for sale on Saturday morning during the Heritage Day event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

12-year-old recovering after bike accident

“God had in place who needed to be there,” says father
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    Grayson Cleghorn, center, with her sister Shaeleigh, right. Neighbor Grace Henerey, left, provided medical assistance when Cleghorn stopped breathing.
   

     What started as a regular day of bike riding on her street ended in an emergency helicopter ride to Children’s Healthcare  at Scottish Rite for 12-year-old Grayson Cleghorn, who suffered serious head injuries after falling off her bicycle the Monday before Mother’s Day.

SPLOST wins by a landslide

Incumbent school board members beaten
Jerry Barnes wins re-election as west district commissioner

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     Pickens voters overwhelmingly said yes to a one-cent sales tax to fund road improvements and overwhelmingly rejected two incumbent school board members.
    West District Commissioner Jerry Barnes was returned to office with a comfortable win over challenger Bart Connelly.

See this week's print or online edition for comments from candidates.

 


Massive meth bust puts dent in local supply

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                                                               Photo provided by Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force
    Over a pound of meth and thousands of dollars were confiscated by the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force and Pickens deputies over a month-long investigation.

     According to Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force Commander Brandon Owens, a recent bust that recovered over a pound of methamphetamine, $20,000 in cash and resulted in seven arrests will have a noticeable impact on local supply of the drug.

See the print or online edition for comments from the drug task force commander.