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Funeral arrangements made for Talking Rock mayor Pete Cagle


Pete Cagle, third from left, accepting the Keep Pickens Beautiful Green Ribbon Award.

     Talking Rock mayor Pete Cagle passed away Tuesdsay, Oct. 15 due to complications from a recent stroke. The funeral service will be held at Northside Funeral Home in Roswell on Monday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 AM. Visitation will be Sunday, the 20th, from 2-6 PM. The funeral home is located at 12050 Crabapple Road in Roswell. Mr. Cagle will be laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

UPDATED: Early voting underway in Nelson. Talking Rock


Updated: The Progress was informed by the Talking Rock clerk this morning that Mayor Peter Q. Cagle died yesterday. He had been hospitalized in serious condition following a recent stroke.


The Talking Rock council issued the following statement, “The City Council of Talking Rock expresses their sympathy to the family of Peter Q. Cagle, Jr. with his passing.”


Cagle was known as a friendly and hard-working mayor in Talking Rock, performing a good deal of work around town himself.

Have you seen Hill City's dancing beer bandit?



Click on the image above to view the video.

         This surveillance video from the BP gas station on Highway 53 West in Hill City captures footage of a man stealing beer from the store midday Thursday, Oct. 3 – and apparently having a good time while doing it.


         The video shows a white male wearing white shorts and a blue t-shirt appearing to stalk the beer case and doing dance moves as he pockets three 16 oz. cans of Budweiser, which were reported as missing in the sheriff's report. 


         It is unclear at this time if the dancing was meant to be a distraction from the shoplifting.  According to one of the gas station’s clerk no music was playing in the store at the time of the incident.          


         The store owner filed an report with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hill City’s dancing beer bandit please contact the sheriff’s office at 706-253-8900.  


JYSA’s Morgan named scholar-athlete of the week


    Zade Morgan who plays football for JYSA (Jasper Youth Sports Association) was recently awarded Scholar Athlete of the week for NGYFA (North Georgia Youth Football Association), a football league that has 26 counties and multiple age groups participating in competitive football.
    The article from NGYFA.ORG follows:


Moonshine making a comeback


Above, some of the more upscale drinks now made with white lightning at 

Buckhead’s Stillhouse Moonshine and Burger Bar.


Moonshine - the once taboo spirit  found in cabins deep in the Appalachian mountains far away from the long arm of the law - is now making its way  into mainstream drinking thanks to specialty restaurants and legal distilleries right here in Georgia.    
    Recently the Progress was invited to a trendy Buckhead restaurant whose niche is moonshine drinks and craft burgers. When we sat down for the media dinner at Stillhouse Moonshine & Burger Bar, my husband looked around the restaurant and said, “This is a southern man’s dream: burgers, moonshine and big-screen TVs.”