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Health Department offers free flu vaccines for students


    A student at Hill City Elementary receives a flu mist vaccine at the school campus.

The public health department will soon visit middle and high schools.

    This month 338 elementary students took advantage of free influenza vaccines offered at school campuses, with the Pickens County Health Department gearing up to visit the middle and high school campuses in the coming weeks.


Wholesale gas prices nearing yearly lows

Drivers benefit from lower crude oil prices

gaspump      Georgia, October 28- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30/g, according to gasoline price website
     Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 13.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are  unchanged versus a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 


Free crochet classes offered at library




By Laiken Owens

 Intern Reporter

   Crochet classes are offered at the Pickens library, Burnt Mountain Road, on Tuesday at both 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

   The free classes are about an hour and a half long, but sometimes last two hours.

   “You can come to one class or the other, or both,” said Cathy Connell a crochet class member.

   Anyone is welcome whether an expert or a beginner. “We’ll help you get started,” said Nettie Corley, another crochet class member.

   Connell said, “It’s no loss if you mess up, just start over.”


Mowing on Hwys. 108 & 372 this week


As part of its integrated roadside vegetation management program, Georgia DOT Maintenance crews will resume their work on trimming overgrown vegetation along State Route (SR) 108 and SR 372 in Cherokee County.  Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

 Integrated roadside vegetation management is a method to bring together social and

cultural elements, biological  concerns, and mechanical treatments to economically manage roadsides for

 motorist safety, environmental health and visual quality.                       


WHEN:          Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


WHERE:       SR 108 and SR 372 in Cherokee County