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DQ blaze investigation awaits state fire marshal

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    The still standing structure of Jasper’s Dairy Queen, which caught fire last Tuesday. Portions of the structure have been boarded up as construction workers wait to see what will come next for the building.
   

     The state fire marshal is expected to make a second trip to the Dairy Queen site on East Church Street later this week to further investigate the cause of the blaze that destroyed the landmark restaurant dating from the late 1950s.

Pickens school gets pre-k classes

Elementary grades fail to meet state math standards

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By Eileen Steinhauer
Progress Contributor
     The Pickens County school district has been awarded two lottery-funded prekindergarten  classes for the 2014-2015 school year.
    Although the school district requested eight pre-K classes, it was announced at last week’s board of education meeting that two were granted. Both classes will be housed at Hill City Elementary, which was determined by Bright from the Start, the state agency in charge of pre-K.

Pickens man arrested for child porn

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GBI agents in numerous unmarked vehicles executed a digital forensic search of computers in the home of west Pickens man, finding images of child pornography.

 

   A Pickens man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after a special unit of the GBI executed a search warrant on the computer at his Pickens West Estates home Wednesday.

   Thomas Rodriguez, 36, of West Destiny Drive, is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children - possession of child pornography after agents found images of suspected child pornography on his computer during a “forensic preview,” according to Director of Public Affairs for the GBI, Sherry Lang.

Jordan Grassi performs at The Sharp this Saturday

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    Jordan Grassi will perform at Sharptop Arts Association

this Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

 Submitted by Sharptop Arts Association
     It’s not Jordan Grassi’s first time performing on the Sharptop Arts Association stage, but it is the first time her and her band have the evening to themselves – and this Saturday you have the opportunity to see this rising country star up close and personal as the third performance in our Summer Sounds series.