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Sister donates kidney to sister


     When we think of gifts, images of jewelry or lotions or flowers are typically conjured up in our minds.
    But this Thursday, Feb. 28, Pickens resident Mila Lane is giving her sister the gift of health and life. Lane, head teller at Renasant Bank off Hwy 515, is going under the knife so she can donate one of her kidneys to her sister Rosi Wentworth, who has suffered from a kidney disease for over four years.


Vehicles to be taxed one time only


By Sharon Troglin
Pickens County Tax Commissioner

    State regulations for motor vehicle ad valorem taxes are changing this Friday, March 1.
    Currently, motor vehicle owners pay a sales tax at the time of purchase and an annual ad valorem tax on motor vehicles when they renew the vehicle’s tag. However, that will change for any vehicle purchased on or after March 1.

Georgia. law on seized assets one of the worst in nation?


By Pam O’Dell
Capitol Reporter

    Liberals and conservatives have allied themselves to fight for significant changes in Georgia’s civil forfeiture law. These laws stipulate the circumstances and procedures required when law enforcement officers and district attorneys confiscate property related to a crime.

Trout fishing opportunities year-round in N. Ga.


SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2013) – Trout-angling opportunities abound in the wintery swift-flowing waters of north Georgia’s rivers and creeks.


Home to some of the Southeast’s finest trout streams and three species of trout - rainbow, brown and brook trout - Georgia claims nearly 4,000 miles of streams, and more than half lie in the northern part of the state in the Chattahoochee National Forest.


“Georgia offers trout anglers with various opportunities throughout the year – including delayed harvest streams, seasonal streams and year-round streams,” says John Biagi, chief of fisheries management for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

School redistricting in the works


School board also approves offices for deputies at all elementary campuses

By Bettina Huseby
Progress Contributor

    The Pickens County Board of Education met on Valentine’s Day. It was decided that March 25 is no longer a school holiday. Students will attend classes as usual to make up for a previous snow day.
    According to the discussion, historical Tate Elementary is in danger of losing state funding because its population has dropped to around 260 students.    “We want to keep Tate going strong. It’s one of those things we would love to do,” said Superintendent Dr. Ben Desper.