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Gun safety - topic of next Pickens Democrat meeting

Instead of the regular business meeting of the Pickens County Democratic Committee on September 17, we've reserved the Pickens County Public Library meeting room on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m.


The next meeting of the Pickens County Democratic Committee will be Monday, September 16, at 7 p.m. at the county library.


Two speakers will address the group on the topic of gun safety.


Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis will present the contents and implications of SB101, a bill that was passed last session by the Georgia House of Representatives and will be considered by the Georgia Senate in the upcoming session.

Fantasy 5 jackpots starting at $100K





ATLANTA – Fantasy 5 players will have a better chance of winning more in prizes as the Georgia Lottery Corp. continues its 20th anniversary celebration.


Starting jackpots have doubled from $50,000 to $100,000. With minimum daily starting jackpots now at $100,000, Fantasy 5 players across Georgia can win higher top prizes.


Fantasy 5 is offered to Georgia Lottery players seven days a week. Live drawings are held at 11 p.m. on local lottery drawing stations statewide.


Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp., please visit: and


City slapped with $367,000 judgement

Erosion issues at center of dispute


    Erosion seen here at Appalachian Villas last year may still need to be addressed by the city crews, whose previous work damaged the adjacent property, and cost them a great deal more in court last week.   

    A Pickens County jury awarded a property owner/developer a judgment of $367,000 against the city of Jasper last Friday over issues created by city work to address erosion concerns at completed apartments and town houses.
    In a lengthy, complicated case, lasting most of last week, lawyers for Future Capitol Holdings Corporation (FCHC) and the city duked it out over all kinds of technical terms relating to development, slopes, drainage patterns and whether a model shown to the jury presented the terrain as more rugged than it really is.
    See the rest of this story in the print or online editions.

Benefit Ride next Saturday for Eva Yother

    There will be a benefit bike ride and bluegrass/gospel singing for Eva Bagwell Yother (to help with funeral expenses) on Sept. 21 at the Tate Gym. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with a $20 per bike fee; kickstands up at 11 a.m. The music will be from noon until 7.
    Come and enjoy food, drinks, live music, cake auction and raffles. For more information and to donate call 770-893-9511 or 770-757-4309.

Dragonettes to host Gilmer in pink-out game


Kayla Howard pitches versus River Ridge

     After a heartbreaking loss to region opponent River Ridge on Tuesday, the Nettes had a week to recover from nagging injuries. The rest could not have come at a better time, because they are entering the heart of the Region schedule. Tuesday, they will travel to Cedartown to hopefully extend their 2-1 standing in the Region.