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Help Win $100,000 from Coca-Cola for Outdoor Recreation
ATLANTA, June 10, 2013 -- June is “National Great Outdoors Month,” and Georgia’s State Park system is asking citizens to help crown “America’s Favorite Park” and win a $100,000 grant for outdoor recreation. The national contest is part of Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park campaign which encourages families to get active outdoors. Anyone can vote online at www.Coke.com/parks through July 15.
L-R: Virgil Coe, Sr. Vice Director Chapter 149 American Legion Riders; Jim Jeffers, Jr. Vice-Commander Post 149; Wayne Poore, Sergeant-At-Arms Post 149; Gary Green, Finance Officer Post 149; Lynn Rollins, Sr. Vice-Commander for the Department of Georgia; Ron Wheeler, Commander Post 149; Ronnie Strickland, Sr. Vice-Commander Post 149; Craig Womer, Director Chapter 149 American Legion Riders; Perry Coe, Sr. Vice Commander Squadron 149 Sons of the American Legion; Gene Tritle, Commander Squadron 149 Sons of the American Legion; and Paul Glaser, Adjutant.
By Bill Wood
American Legion Post 149
Since last year at this time, American Legion Post 149 has grown in several respects. Post 149 has added Chapter 149 of the American Legion Riders and Squadron 149 of the Sons of the American Legion.
The 14U Jasper Panthers finished their season undefeated this year. They took 1st place in the regular season and first place in the post-season tournament! We are very proud of these young men. Several of them have played together since they were 6 and 7 years old. Great job guys!
Front (l-r): Lucas Headrick, Andrew Hasbrouck, Ryan Wofford, Tatum Chadwick, Justin Brannen; back: William Young, Coach Charlie Holbert, Josh Holbert, Dalton Sipsy, Coach Mike Dickerson, Caleb Brooks, Dalton Presley, Coach Chad Presley, Jamie Bostick and Coach Stephen Bostick.
By Laiken Owens,
The Pickens County Community Pool is now open to the public for summer fun.
The pool located at Roper Park opened Saturday June 1st, and will be open all summer. The pool hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., and the pool is closed on Mondays for cleaning.
The Pickens school board announced Tuesday afternoon they had hired a superintendent on a six-month contract to replace Dr. Ben Desper who announced his retirement last week.
The board hired Dr. Lula Mae Perry, who served as superintendent of the Jeff Davis County schools from 2000 through 2012. Perry will work on a consulting basis for the month of June while Desper completes his final month and will begin full time in July.
Perry retired in 2012. School board attorney Phil Landrum said she came with an excellent statewide reputation and is familiar with the work of a superintendent in a system the size of Pickens.
Landrum said the board feels she will be effective from day one.