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Ga. Supreme Court reverses death sentence over "ineffective counsel"

Court also throws out sentence for man who pled guilty to kidnapping



Published Monday, June 1, 2015

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Bald Eagle nesting reaches new high in Georgia


Photo/Jim Ozier/GaDNR

         An eagle nest in a hardwood -- not the norm -- at Lake Walter F. George in Quitman County. The nest was spotted during DNR's bald eagle nest survey flights this year.

            The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has documented the most bald eagle nests ever found in the state, more than 200 sites that show eagle nesting levels in Georgia continue to soar.

            According to preliminary results of aerial surveys done in January and March, the DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section counted 210 occupied nesting territories, 166 successful nests and 270 young fledged.

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PHS grads visit their old elementary, middle schools

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Graduating PHS senior Allen Bufford speaks to Hill City Elementary 5th grade students.

     In what could become a new tradition, graduating seniors from PHS visited their former Pickens elementary and middle schools this week, Wednesday, May 20. 

     Around 11 a.m. a group of seniors were bussed to the Hill City Elementary campus wearing full cap and gown. Hill City students lined the walls while grads made their way through the hallway to the gym, where five seniors gave advice to rising middle schoolers.