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Gunning for gator at Grandview Lake

Pickens family bags gator at Grandview in 1982

 

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     Once upon a time (believe it or not), Grandview Lake was the lair of a toothy lizard, what you might even call an alligator. Tommy Lindsey, of Jasper, recounted the tale Thursday, August 9.

     The gator showed up 30 years ago in 1982, while Lindsey and his brother-in-law/business partner, Larry Pauley, both enjoyed lake places on Grandview Lake.

     "Our place was [my wife] Susan's dad's place," Lindsey said. "Larry lived up there at that time, four doors upstream, and we would gather at his house or at the cabin, usually on a Sunday afternoon with the kids."

Atlanta Falcons Cash Blowout lottery game launched

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery and the Atlanta Falcons are teaming up for a new game, giving lottery players and football fans a chance to score big.

Atlanta Falcons Cash Blowout is a $5 instant game with cash prizes up to $250,000.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Georgia Lottery and the Falcons have partnered to introduce a new game.

Atlanta Falcons Cash Blowout tickets go on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide today.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $13.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit:

www.galottery.com and www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com

4-H Horse Club Kick off meeting Saturday

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The Pickens 4-H Horse Club will kick off their 3rd year this Saturday. Parents and youth ages 9-19 are invited to the Pickens County Extension office Saturday August 25th 10 a.m.-11 a.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the club and sign up. 

Barnes wins GOP race for District 1; Sosebee wins DA

 

 

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     Jerry Barnes won the GOP’s nomination for the west Pickens commission seat in Tuesday’s runoff. He will face Democrat Sally Sue Bradley in the November  Election for District 1 Commissioner.

     The winner of that race will join Chairman Rob Jones and East District Commissioner Becky Denney as part of the first three member commission for Pickens County.

     Barnes beat Marty Callahan 954 votes to 749 in the race. Barnes took 56 percent of the vote.

     In the race for District Attorney, challenger B. Alison Sosebee won handily across the circuit, taking wide margins in both Fannin and Gilmer counties. There is no Democrat in the race, so Sosebee’s victory Tuesday assures that she will take the office in January.

Statement from B. Alison Sosebee

Statement from Joe Hendricks congratulating Sosebee

West Pickens model battling ovarian cancer

     canadaflight    Above, Amie Moore just before boarding her flight at the Pickens County Airport.

     It wasn't Casablanca or that plane to Lisbon waiting to wing aloft at misty midnight, but West Pickens native Amie Moore looked every bit the movie star boarding a twin-engine aircraft leaving Jasper's airport Monday afternoon, August 6. Aboard with her mother, grandmother and five others, Moore was set for a three and a half hour flight, destination: Hanover, Ontario, Canada.

     An aspiring model, Moore turned 22 in Canada August 11, while spending a week there as Miss Tour of Dreams, the face of Project Track Champion, a push to make the experience of auto racing more accessible to the disabled. Canadian, Denny Snider, a racing presence in his home country, discovered Moore and signed her up as the new and pretty face of the project.