Medicaid expansion aim of growing group at capitol
For the last two consecutive Monday afternoons, hundreds of Georgians have stood on the capitol steps to advocate for the expansion of the federal Medicaid program in Georgia. This would not be especially noteworthy except that many came noticeably donned in clergy attire and the event was covered by national media.
Reminiscent of the first Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, the group claims they will address the moral issues involved in state policies.
West End members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia love ice cream.
This is true, especially when they are celebrating a job well done at school. All members received good to great report cards this past marking period.
Youth in the Boys & Girls clubs participate in a daily homework program called POWER Hour.
“We are making a difference and glad to help the children and school system any way we can,” said Michele L. Brackin, Executive Director of the local organization.
Show airs Feb. 4 on Lifetime TV
10 –year-old Pickens resident Erin Kirby is new to life on the pageant circuit, but in under two years the talented vocalist has earned over a dozen pageant titles and landed herself a spot on Lifetime’s Kim of Queens – a pageant reality show hosted by 1991 Miss Georgia Kim Gravel.
Volunteers pack snack bags for students who may be lacking food to take home for weekends. Food items can be donated during the school year by dropping off at Tate United Methodist Fellowship Hall on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Submitted By Shelley Cantrell,
Pickens County schools
When a group of people see a need and work together, the results are often amazing and awe-inspiring. That is exactly what happened when a few individuals realized that there are many children within the Pickens County School System who do not have sufficient food during the weekend away from school. Students have access to
“Drivers need to be slow and cautious,” says DOT engineer
A shot of Main Street in Jasper with a blanket of snow early afternoon on Tuesday.
According to regional DOT engineer Sam Wheeler, his crews are in full swing to treat roadways being blanketed with snowfall expected to continue into the evening Tuesday, Jan. 28.