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U. S. Senate challenger makes official announcement at local Tea Party


By Max Caylor,
Progress contributor
       “I want to do what is right for the country,” stated Lee Benedict as he announced his candidacy for the U S Senate seat currently held by incumbent Johnny Isakson Tuesday in Jasper.
     Benedict is a special education teacher in Augusta.

Disc golf destination?

Pro disc golfer says course would be “incredible benefit”

frisbee-golfer 6212    Professional disc golf player Tommy Holbrook demonstrates how to throw a disc into a basket. In disc golf each “hole” has a basket at the end. When a player gets the disc in the basket it marks completion of that hole. Holbrook has had a hand in developing several courses and says the proposed course in the Talking Rock Nature Preserve could attract people from across the country if done well.
    Big Canoe resident and professional disc golf player Tommy Holbrook gives the proposed course in north Pickens two huge thumbs up.
    “This is going to be an incredible benefit for the area,” said Holbrook, who has played the sport for three decades and has designed many courses including a 54-hole course in North Carolina.     

$20 million price tag projected to replace Jasper Middle School


By Eileen Steinhauer
Contributing writer

    Twenty million dollars is the approximate amount needed to build a new school to replace Jasper Middle School, according to discussion at last week’s called board of education meeting.

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