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78-year-old woman charged for killing bear accidentally

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    Mitch Yeargin, a DNR wildlife ranger, explains the use of a paintball gun to scare bears away from homes. Yeargin said this is one of the worst summers he can remember for bear calls. The DNR ranger said he had three more bears calls to respond to Tuesday after leaving the Progress where he discussed a problem bear with a newspaper employee. Yeargin theorized that there must not be much natural forage for the bears this year.

     Pickens resident Judy Gardner said the citation the Georgia DNR issued her for illegally hunting out of season is completely unfounded, and that

 

22-month old bounces back after lawnmower accident

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    22-month-old Hendrix Rock was up and running around the Progress office Friday.

    The 22-month-old reported injured in the lawnmower crash last week, visited the Progress Friday and by all accounts had plenty of energy running around our lobby.
    Hendrix Rock, 22 months, suffered a bruised lung and minor head injuries when the lawnmower where he was riding in his father’s lap rolled after going over an embankment July 15.

Taxpayer appeals after being upset by appriaser's comments

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     Citing an October 2012 Progress article where the Board of Tax Assessors signed off on approximately 300 property value appeals, local resident James Atkins told current board members at their meeting Thursday that comments from the chief tax appraiser and board members back in October prompted him to appeal the value on his home.

 

New Bent Tree board member discusses CIA career

             Manget served as Deputy General Counsel for the CIA  when terrorism changed everything
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By Hank Hollensbe
Progress Contributor

    Fred F. Manget, one of the new 2014-16 members of the Board of Directors at Bent Tree, agreed to meet me for lunch.  He was to provide me with information - information beyond that already available on the web -that would allow me to describe him and his career for readers of the Pickens County Progress.  Fred’s career?  Twenty-six years with the Central Intelligence Agency, retiring as Deputy General Counsel.

SeaDragons bring home 28 medals from state

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    Jessica Jones digs in during her 50 yard breaststroke at state competition Saturday in Tifton. Jones’ time

of 38.51 placed her 7th in the state.

     With fierce competition from all areas of the state, members of the Pickens SeaDragons brought home 28 medals over two days during the Georgia Recreation and Parks State Swim meet held in Tifton over the weekend. Many of the swimmers put in amazing times in the competition, with many achieving personal bests for the season, including Garrett Miles in the 50 freestyle and Ellie Pool in her leg of the 11/12 girls freestyle relay.