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Pets save woman from fire

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Photo courtesy Pickens County Fire Marshal
    A rescue worker gives oxygen to one of Misty Register’s nine dogs that were stuck inside her burning mobile home Thursday.

    Three dogs saved the life of their owner last week, alerting her as flames tore through a rented mobile home while she was sleeping. 
    Chorkies (Chihuahua and Yorkie mixed breeds) Half Pint, Junior, and Shotzy  are credited with saving Misty Register’s life after a fire started at the

Fun in the mud: Lions collecting toys for Fill-A-Stocking

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    On Dec. 14 Pig Pen Family Mud Park will let people enter by donating a toy to the Jasper Lion's Club Fill-A-Stocking program. Above photo Laiken Owens

 

Submitted by Jasper Lions
    On Dec. 14 the Pig Pen Family Mud Park off Yellow Creek Road will hold a truck event in the bog. Entry into the park is normally $15 per person (children under 13 admitted free). But on the day of the event each person entering the park will have the option of donating a toy for Fill-A-Stocking sponsored by

 

Dalton Mayor to Run for Georgia Governor

Pennington Cites Deal's Ethical Failures and Needs for Real Job Growth and Tax Reform
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DALTON, GA - After several months gauging support around the state, conservative Dalton Mayor David Pennington is officially announcing his campaign for Governor today and formally entering the race.

In a video message to his thousands of supporters throughout the state, the conservative mayor announced his decision this morning.

Strange attempted break-in at Philadelphia Heights

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     Deputies responding to an intruder call with sirens and lights saw a man in the woods behind a Philadelphia Heights subdivision home Sunday evening.
    According to sheriff reports, around 5 p.m Nov. 10 a mother at home with her children heard the garage door of their house going up and two people talking and walking around the garage. She took the children and locked them and herself into a bedroom where she had a firearm and called 911.
     See this week's print or online editions for the rest of this story.

FFA members receive national honors

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 FFA members who received the American FFA Degree included (l-r): Colten VanMeter, Aly Rattazzi, Logan Drain and Nick Cantrell.

By Pickens County FFA Reporter

    Four members of the Pickens County FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to take part in the 86th National FFA Convention which ran from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. This year marked the first time the National Convention has been held in Louisville since 2005 and FFA members from around the U.S. flocked to the site to set a new Convention attendance record of over 60,000 attendees.