Congress’ failure to pass a Farm Bill leaves recipients with no benefits after Oct. 31
By Pam O’Dell
Halloween may be a lot scarier for the 20 percent of Georgians who experience food insecurity.
A Nov. 1 reduction in benefits, and the uncertainty as to whether the federally funded program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be funded at all beyond October, is frightening prospect to low income people and those that serve them.
National Newspaper Week is Oct. 6 - Oct. 12
By Caroline H. Little
President and CEO,
Newspaper Association of America
We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now.
It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.
Attendance up 50 percent since 2007, says director
The house was packed for the Saturday evening performance by the Lonesome River Band. GrassBackardz and Thomas Fountain also performed on Saturday, as well as contestants who entered the Georgia State Bluegrass Championship on both Saturday and Sunday. Flatline took home $1,000 for best bluegrass band.
According to Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Denise Duncan, this year’s Georgia Marble Festival was the best to-date with record-breaking crowds exceeding 10,000.
JES holds mock trial over Fourth Amendment rights
Jasper Elementary School students in Courtroom A of the Pickens County Courthouse. Students in Mrs. Darlene Crenshaw’s class took part in a mock trial while other JES 5th graders looked on.
“My client, Clay Shoffer, has been wronged,” said the Jasper Elementary School 5th grade student who acted as council for another student who alleged his teacher, Mrs. Crenshaw, violated his Fourth Amendment rights.
Not intended for Armageddon, but new business can accommodate
Protective Structure’s owners and operators (l to r) Carrie Schlosser, Rachel McClain and Shelley Hill. The female business partners are pictured inside one of their on-site storm shelter displays.
When I walked into Protective Structures, the newest addition to Jasper’s artillery of Main Street businesses, I didn’t imagine an interview about storm shelters and bulletproof materials would get emotional.
But there was a lot about the interview I hadn’t expected.
I wandered in out of sheer curiosity --- for weeks I had driven by the new sign advertising “Bullet and Storm Resistant Systems & Materials.” The thought of an emergency preparedness shop on a small-town’s Main Street was so unorthodox I couldn’t resist.