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School renovation projects in question due to higher than expected cost


By Eileen Steinhauer

Progress contributor
    Student achievement was the highlight of last week’s Board of Education meeting, but it was much less positive with other news including resignations in two top posts and higher-than-expected costs threatening to swamp summer renovation projects.

Lack of rules keeps venues out of county

Pickens County Seal 3d    In Pickens County, “rock and roll ain’t noise pollution” -- there are no noise ordinances.
    But instead of creating an atmosphere of rockin’ and rollin’ all night long, businesses wanting to create festivals, special event venues and even wedding locations are being shown a cold shoulder.
    See our print or online editions for the full story.

Big Canoe Tour of Homes celebrates 26 years of caring

Annual event has raised more than $1,228,000 to assist local charities



                                                                                                    Val Doll / Photos
    The Collectors’ Corner offers a glorious selection of gently used home accessories, china, silver, glassware and antiques.


Submitted by Jean Lomax
Tour publicity

    The 2014 Big Canoe Tour of Homes will be held May 2-3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and until 4 on Saturday in Big Canoe, Ga. Tour-goers will visit four unique and well-appointed homes situated in four different neighborhoods.