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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.

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.   

 

Local vet responds to pet medication scare

Pet Medication Scare In The News

By Lyn Lewis D.V.M.

Wayside Animal Clinic

This Monday, Channel 2 Action News ran a story on a heartworm product Trifexis killing dogs.  What a sensational story, a scandal, something that could cause widespread panic.  In fact we have gotten many phone calls on this issue since they started advertising this story last Friday.  It has really stirred the pot getting a lot of pet owners concerned.  This whole story’s basis comes from a Facebook page, not scientific literature, someplace for people to come together and bash a product without having to provide any proof.  When I looked at this page, the most recent post tells how they have kicked off and blocked some Facebook users for defending the product!  Overall it doesn’t seem very fair to me.

 

But there has to be a shred of truth to almost every rumor right.  I had our office manager pull up the amount of Trifexis and Comfortis we have sold which is just a little above 10,000 doses. 

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.

 

 

Honoring Our Veterans by Congressman Doug Collins

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By Congressman Doug Collins

This week, we recognized Veterans’ Day.  Veterans’ Day is an opportunity to express gratitude to real-life heroes like U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Sean Adams of Gainesville, who lost his legs, left thumb, and a finger in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

 

 I could list thousands of Georgia veterans, each with his or her unique story of service and courage. Each deserves our thanks every day of the year.

 

 In the U.S. Air Force Reserve, I had the privilege of coming along side our nation’s finest during their times of need at Balad Air Base in Iraq. As a chaplain, I ministered to those who bore the wounds of battle. Every day, I was inspired by the courage and determination of soldiers who, despite pain and suffering, could not wait to return to the field in the service of their country. 

 

 

My time in Iraq also opened my eyes to the stress our men and women in uniform experience during and after deployment. Away from loved ones for an extended period of time, under constant threat of attack, I saw men and women facing some of the most difficult days of their life. These strenuous conditions make reintegration into civilian life deeply challenging for many members of our military.