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Dragonettes to host Gilmer in pink-out game

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Kayla Howard pitches versus River Ridge

     After a heartbreaking loss to region opponent River Ridge on Tuesday, the Nettes had a week to recover from nagging injuries. The rest could not have come at a better time, because they are entering the heart of the Region schedule. Tuesday, they will travel to Cedartown to hopefully extend their 2-1 standing in the Region.

Animal lovers sought for volunteer work

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    Bethany Carver is pictured with just one of the many shelter dogs who need daily walks.

 

Submitted by Pickens County Animal Shelter

     Join the Walk-a-Dog Team!  We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC.  
     We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8-9, noon-2 and 3-4. Get on the walking schedule in

Isakson, Graves oppose Syria strikes

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:


“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.

 

“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”

 

Isakson Statement on a Military Strike on Syria


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.

 

JeepFest rolls over expectations with impact

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Braggin’ Rights - Devin Jarrett was the high bidder in the auction for the chance to crush a cop car. The event was the highlight of the weekend as thousands of spectators watched Jarrett and a friend shred a Pickens County Sheriff cruiser with their monster Jeep.

     Last weekend’s Sheriff’s JeepFest rolled over expectations in the number of attendees and the financial impact to the community, much more than doubling the previous years attendance.

 

Gas prices holding steady

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Georgia, September 9- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 31.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved  during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.