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Dr. Rawlings explained that the Klan of the 19th century did not have standard robes or uniforms. The organizers of the second Klan purloined their robes and the symbol of the burning cross directly from The Birth of a Nation, a 1915 motion picture directed by D. W. Griffith.
By Hank Hollensbe
The assignment was to attend a lecture at the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University on February 16 and report. One look at the center, both exterior and interior, and I was sure the experience would be worthwhile. It was.
Dan Pool / Photo The fire was too far along when it was reported for crews to save the structure.
Flames quickly destroyed a rental home on Whitestone Road Thursday mid-morning.
Pickens crews were on the scene shortly after the fire was reported (Feb. 11th) but could do little to save the home where Mack and Betty Price lived.
Victim knew attackers
The scene of the home invasion. photo/sheriff's office
Sheriff Office Press Release, staff reports
JASPER, Ga. – Georgia DOT maintenance crews will resume today their work on sealing the cracks on the surface of State Route (SR) 515/Appalachian Development Highway in Gilmer County and SR 108 in Pickens County. Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
As of press time Tuesday, early voting for the presidential primary was much slower than Pickens County Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts expected, clocking in at just around 200 voters.
“We’re a week in and I thought we would have had more by now,” she said. “Last Friday was our busiest day by far; we had around 70 people come through.”