More important than a credit card – Election board member William Bell shows his voter registration card, which he carries everywhere, to fellow board members (sitting l-r) Tara Canon, Sheralee Brindell, Jack Barnes and Election Supervisor Julianne Roberts standing. Not shown, board member Paul Lindsey out of frame at far end of table.
The board of elections held a detailed, deep and somewhat heated discussion regarding voter purges and the amount of leeway they might exercise with absentee ballots Tuesday (January 8th).
Adriana Gutierrez, a member of the public, encouraged the local elections board to go above and beyond state requirements to not turn voters away due to minor issues.
Hey kids. Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork? Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest.
Many famous ornithologists were bird artists when they were young, so perhaps you could be the next John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson or David Allen Sibley.
The members of the Pickens Historical Society, (formerly the Marble Valley Historical Society) and the Woodbridge Inn will host an Appalachian Heritage Night January 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant/lodge located on the north end of Main Street.
Featured that night, will be a collection of photos from private individuals and the Pickens Historical Society, the group that manages the old jail. The reproduction photos show the area in the early days and and some will be for sale that night.
A private bridge over Sharp Creek in southwest Pickens was overrun in August following another round of rain.
At presstime, there were just a few hours before the end of 2018 and Atlanta was on track to reach 70 inches of rain in 2018, making it the second-wettest year since record keeping began by the Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) in 1878.
According to the National Weather Service, Atlanta’s 30-year rainfall average from 1981-2010 was just shy of 50 inches a year, at 49.71, so this year’s 70 inches of rain meant drenched roads, fields, lakes and rivers.
photo/ Angela Reinhardt
Developer/building owner David Shouse shows off the new VA clinic on East Church Street Saturday during a tour for veterans and interested community members. The clinic is expected to open this spring.
A sizable crowd of mostly veterans attended a construction tour of the new VA Clinic in Jasper Saturday, with noticeable excitement.
Property owner and developer David Shouse, who has worked directly with the VA over the last two years to bring the facility to the East Church Street building, gave background about the project, reasons for construction delays, anticipated opening date, services the facility will provide, and a walking tour of the 10,000-square-foot building.
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