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Fun in the mud: Lions collecting toys for Fill-A-Stocking

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    On Dec. 14 Pig Pen Family Mud Park will let people enter by donating a toy to the Jasper Lion's Club Fill-A-Stocking program. Above photo Laiken Owens

 

Submitted by Jasper Lions
    On Dec. 14 the Pig Pen Family Mud Park off Yellow Creek Road will hold a truck event in the bog. Entry into the park is normally $15 per person (children under 13 admitted free). But on the day of the event each person entering the park will have the option of donating a toy for Fill-A-Stocking sponsored by

 

Strange attempted break-in at Philadelphia Heights

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     Deputies responding to an intruder call with sirens and lights saw a man in the woods behind a Philadelphia Heights subdivision home Sunday evening.
    According to sheriff reports, around 5 p.m Nov. 10 a mother at home with her children heard the garage door of their house going up and two people talking and walking around the garage. She took the children and locked them and herself into a bedroom where she had a firearm and called 911.
     See this week's print or online editions for the rest of this story.

FFA members receive national honors

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 FFA members who received the American FFA Degree included (l-r): Colten VanMeter, Aly Rattazzi, Logan Drain and Nick Cantrell.

By Pickens County FFA Reporter

    Four members of the Pickens County FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to take part in the 86th National FFA Convention which ran from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. This year marked the first time the National Convention has been held in Louisville since 2005 and FFA members from around the U.S. flocked to the site to set a new Convention attendance record of over 60,000 attendees.   

 

PHS football: Dragons finish season

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    Senior QB Tanner Brumby picks up some yards in the NW Whitfield season finale.

For Brumby and 12 other seniors this would be their final game as a PHS Dragon.

     The Dragons football season ended last Friday night at the hands of Northwest Whitfield. This was the second meeting between the two teams this year. Pickens traveled to Northwest in week two of the season for their first region cross-over contest. That game was won by the Bruins 25-13.

Legos at the Library

 

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The Pickens Library recently launched a Lego Club with almost 20 people showing up for the first meeting last week. They plan to begin holding regular meetings after the holidays. At the kickoff meeting, members were provided with Lego blocks and were welcome to create whatever their imaginations thought up. 

See more information on this new library  in our print  or e- edition this week.