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Moto Mountain Park reopening date pushed back

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Moto Mountain, a large off-road park, announced a temporary closing in July for a “major motion picture” shoot. The park has yet to reopen, leaving riders concerned. The Progerss spoke with owner C.B. Jones, who said the park will reopen later this year. See full story in this week's print or online editions

Deer-vehicle collisions increase in the Fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant

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Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. They looked at breeding data and then compared it to deer-vehicle collision statistics across Georgia.

Ground broken on first house in Habitat For Humanity subdivision

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     “This house is a gift from God,” says new Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Shown (l-r)Habitat president Steve Greenwell, Don Russell, new home mom Jessica holding Trey, dad Randy, son Zackery and chair of Habitat Construction Committee Grady Hopper.

 

 By Max Caylor

Contributing Writer

     “Welcome to 99 Hope Street and the groundbreaking of our first house in New Hope Acres,” stated Habitat president Steve Greenwell, greeting over 50 people from the community including Habitat board members. 

Mr. and Miss PHS announced

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Mr. and Miss PHS, Tucker Green and Sydney Romine were announced along with the rest of the Pickens High court Friday at the Dragons home game. Suzy Price / Photo

The PHS Court was presented last Friday night before the home football game at Pickens High School. Those on court were selected through votes by PHS seniors, and then a second vote was taken to select Mr. and Miss PHS (Tucker Green and Sydney Romine) from the people on the court.