General news and features
Mt. Oglethorpe Foundation announced earlier this spring that trails at their park on the end of Monument Road are open and it great shape, courtesy of work by the local Mt. Stewards trail group. Here is a brief description of the trails supplied by the Mt. Stewards.
Access: Follow Rt. 136 to Burnt Mt. and turn south on Monument Road. Follow Monument Road to the very end (about 5 miles) and enter the Eagle’s Rest site. Drive up the hill to the parking location on the side road off of the main access road. The trails begin off of the parking area.
Just in time for the hot weather, the swimming pool at Roper Park will open for the season Sunday. Pool hours are every Sunday noon to 6 p.m. During the week, the pool is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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Cost is $3 per person or $100 for a family pass that gets four people in all year for $100.
Above, a swimming scene from year's past -- 2007.
Updated Quinton in Cherokee County jail after bond revoked from first wreck (scroll to bottom for update)
Ryan Quinton, who is charged for a fatal wreck that killed his bride in December, was arrested for driving under the influence after leaving Rocco’s Pub on Highway 515 around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Captain Frank Reynolds with the Pickens’ Sheriff’s office said Quinton pulled out in front of the sheriff’s HEAT unit, which caught the officer’s attention. Reynolds said, “Pulling out in front of an officer is kind of a telltale sign [of impaired driving].”
Diana Butler Bass spoke at the most recent Mountain Top Lecture series.
Speaking over the weekend at the Mountain Top Lecture series at Amicalola Falls, professor and author Diana Butler Bass led a discussion exploring the dimensions of religion and spirituality in today’s world while looking at how our opinions of organized religion have changed over the years.
Submitted by Kristen Stancil
The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.
“Every day this summer is a chance to give a lifesaving gift,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, chief executive officer,