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DOT out in full force to handle snow

“Drivers need to be slow and cautious,” says DOT engineer

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 A shot of Main Street in Jasper with a blanket of snow early afternoon on Tuesday.           

  According to regional DOT engineer Sam Wheeler, his crews are in full swing to treat roadways being blanketed with snowfall expected to continue into the evening Tuesday, Jan. 28.

 

Fannin schools, sheriff investigating basketball game's tense ending

 Updated story in our e-edition includes comments from parents who were there.

pickens-county-schools-seal As parents and players on both sides are reeling from Saturday’s 8th grade boy’s regional basketball game between PCMS and Fannin County Middle School where a fight broke out after alleged racial slurs were yelled, administrators say they plan to address safety concerns for future games.

   Fannin County Superintendent Mark Henson said Monday afternoon that his office is trying to be proactive for future events, including this Monday night’s championship game where three resource officers and three referees will be on hand.

Fannin County Middle School’s gymnasium only has seating on one side of the gym, forcing spectators for both teams to sit side-by-side, and often enflaming already high tensions, especially at tournament level play.

 

Cold weather brings woes for homeowners

Busted pipes, water damage spell doom

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        Global Restoration pumped more than 1,500 gallons of water from this commercial building after frigid weather froze the sprinkler system. Soaked ceiling tiles had to be removed as part of the restoration.
   

    Shawna Isaac’s son spent Monday insulating pipes in his mother’s home after frigid temperatures earlier this month left her with busted pipes and a soaked crawlspace.

No, we don’t know how to handle the cold

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By Angela Reinhardt
Staff writer
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    We don’t know how to handle the cold here in Pickens County - and why should we? We’re southerners.
    I realize not everyone reading this is from the south, but like many of you I’ve always called Georgia home.

Lawson PHS Valedictorian, Mathews PHS Salutatorian

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                                                           Photo / Savannah Laney - Dragons' Lair News.

    Two all-state bassoon players and best friends are the class of 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian. Will Lawson (valedictorian) and Haley Mathews (salutatorian) were named last week to these top academic titles for having the highest GPAs at Pickens High. They are pictured with PHS Principal Eddie McDonald.
    See profiles of the two students in next week’s PHS Dragons’ Lair News page for the Pickens County Progress.