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JeepFest getting ready to roll in Marble Hill

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      More than 200 loads of dirt have been brought into the new site of Sheriff’s JeepFest in Marble Hill to make the obstacle course for the September 4-6 event. Coming still are loads of marble scraps courtesy of Imerys that will be turned into stacks for the registered Jeeps to crawl over, before heading to trails, also in the vicinity of Highway 53.

‘Big eared’ burglar hits Community Thrift Store

     Be on the lookout for a man with “noticeably big ears.” He is suspected of stealing laptops and a safe containing cash from the Community Thrift Store in an overnight burglary in early August.
    Lt. April Killian, the head of the sheriff’s office criminal investigations, said it was originally reported as two overnight break-ins at the Thrift Store, which donates thousands to support non-profits in the county.

     For full story see the print or online editions.

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Miss Georgia Marble celebrates 20 years

Register by August 28. Event September 12.


    Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the 20th annual “Miss Georgia Marble” Beauty Pageant to be held on Saturday, September 12 at the Pickens County High School Auditorium at noon.    
    There will be a “Queen” and two alternates chosen from the usual age divisions. The divisions are as follows:

Volleyball season opened this week

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photo/ Suzy Price
    Alexandria Heffner, Olivia Ragano and Ashley Craig battle to score during a combined volleyball practice of JV, C-team and varsity at Pickens High Thursday. The Pickens High School volleyball teams are practicing  to prepare for the 2015 season ahead, looking forward to their first home game on Thursday, August 13th. The visiting teams will be from Adairsville and Murray; the Varsity game will begin at 5 p.m., with JV and C-Team games at 7 p.m.  See volleyball schedule in this week's print or online editions.

$150-200K price tag expected for disc golf, mtn. bike park

Developers seek community involvement
Talking-Rock-Nature-Preserve-sign    Signage was posted at Talking Rock Nature Preserve last Thursday, July 30 that features rules and a park map. The photo was taken from the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Facebook page. You can access the preserve off of Carnes Mill Road.
    A Tuesday, July 28 presentation from Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Executive Director Bill Jones revealed more details about proposed plans for the Talking Rock Nature Preserve, where the trust has announced they want to develop a passive-recreation area including disc golf, mountain biking/hiking trails and a bird sanctuary.