General news and features
8th grade student, Zackery Burrell
By Claire Eubanks
Our school is excited to participate in an Adventure Based Counseling Project; otherwise known as ROPES class. This course has been operating at Pickens County Middle School since 2002 when the course was constructed. A course was built at Pickens County Middle School and Jasper Middle School in 2002 with grant money. The cost of construction for each course was between
An artist rendering of the proposed Port Royal water park resort.
Following a recent interview with a key player in the Port Royal water park project, it seems the massive $150 million project could see a 2017 opening.
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Joe and Katherine White's children are being Opted Out of the Ga. Milestone tests by their parents. Ms. White said she didn’t want to let her kids be “guinea pigs” for a hastily done, unproven statewide test. Printed on the back of the girls’ t-shirts are the reason why their parents are opting them out of testing.
Katherine White, the mother of two Hill City Elementary students, said she has no beef with the local system, but is invoking her right to withhold her children from the statewide standardized tests.
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PHS horticulture students Sarah Prather and Stephanie Riddle check out some of the first customers
at the Wednesday, April 15 plant sale.
I pulled up to PHS’s AgEd barn at 1:59 p.m. to an unexpected crowd huddled anxiously around the doors, scheduled to open in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
By the time I parked and walked inside it was 2:01 plus 30 seconds tops, but already I felt like a salmon pushing against a crowd that had (speedily and with a most serious air about them) walked inside, scooped up plants grown by PHS horticulture students and were headed back to check out.
By Ralph O. Dennis
The heavy rains of Sunday, caused one residence in Nelson to flood. The home of Ginny Reynolds on Spring Street was flooded by the overflow from the branch behind her house. The torrential downpour put so much rain in the area that the clogged branch could not handle it. It needed somewhere to go and her house became its place.
She was forced to leave. Ms. Reynolds, who relies on a wheelchair to get around, had to be helped from her home by friends and family.