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JeepFest expected to double in size

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    JeepFest 2013 was big, but organizers say this year will be even bigger.

Plans call for only minor changes to the successful fall event.
   

     Online registration for Pickens County Sheriff’s JeepFest has only been open about a week, but already over 380 Jeep enthusiasts have signed up for the September event that has grown significantly since it began.
    “From what we are seeing on social media and feedback we are hearing our belief is that [JeepFest] will double

Red Cross launches 100 Days of Summer

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Submitted by Kristen Stancil

    The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.
    “Every day this summer is a chance to give a lifesaving gift,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, chief executive officer,

Lecture series digs into today's religious issues

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Diana Butler Bass spoke at the most recent Mountain Top Lecture series.

     Speaking over the weekend at the Mountain Top Lecture series at Amicalola Falls,  professor and author Diana Butler Bass led a discussion exploring the dimensions of religion and spirituality in today’s world while looking at how our opinions of organized religion have changed over the years.

Groom in fatal wedding wreck arrested for weekend DUI

 Updated Quinton in Cherokee County jail after bond revoked from first wreck (scroll to bottom for update)

Ryan Quinton, who is charged for a fatal wreck that killed his bride in December, was arrested for driving under the influence after leaving Rocco’s Pub on Highway 515 around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Captain Frank Reynolds with the Pickens’ Sheriff’s office said Quinton pulled out in front of the sheriff’s HEAT unit, which caught the officer’s attention. Reynolds said, “Pulling out in front of an officer is kind of a telltale sign [of impaired driving].”

 

Confederate re-enactors in Jasper

Big Mason's meeting to feature Civil war era artillery, programs

 

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On May 24, the Cove Waterfall Association will host Confederate Heritage Day at the old marble quarry site located at 1800 Cove Road in Jasper. The event will feature the members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1239 and the Wool Hat Boys Confederate Military Lodge #1.

            Activities planned for the event which will begin at 10 a.m. will be an Historical program for the general public including personal accounts and family/ancestor accounts from the war, brief explanation of the reasons of the war and accounts of Masonic interest.

 

There will be a display of historical interpretations of typical Confederate military uniforms and weapons, including an artillery demonstration of a 12 pounder ‘Napoleon’ cannon. Other weapons on display include a Mountain Howitzer and typical Enfield and Springfield muskets. In addition, some typical infantry equipment such as the equipment used in the movie Dances with Wolves and medical and surgical equipment will be on display.

Food and drinks will be available for sale on Saturday morning during the Heritage Day event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.