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Moto Mountain Park reopening date pushed back


Moto Mountain, a large off-road park, announced a temporary closing in July for a “major motion picture” shoot. The park has yet to reopen, leaving riders concerned. The Progerss spoke with owner C.B. Jones, who said the park will reopen later this year. See full story in this week's print or online editions

Ground broken on first house in Habitat For Humanity subdivision


     “This house is a gift from God,” says new Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Shown (l-r)Habitat president Steve Greenwell, Don Russell, new home mom Jessica holding Trey, dad Randy, son Zackery and chair of Habitat Construction Committee Grady Hopper.


 By Max Caylor

Contributing Writer

     “Welcome to 99 Hope Street and the groundbreaking of our first house in New Hope Acres,” stated Habitat president Steve Greenwell, greeting over 50 people from the community including Habitat board members. 

Mr. and Miss PHS announced


Suzy Price / Photo

Mr. and Miss PHS, Tucker Green and Sydney Romine were announced along with the rest of the Pickens High court Friday at the Dragons home game. Suzy Price / Photo

The PHS Court was presented last Friday night before the home football game at Pickens High School. Those on court were selected through votes by PHS seniors, and then a second vote was taken to select Mr. and Miss PHS (Tucker Green and Sydney Romine) from the people on the court. 

More common sense, less Common Core, message at forum


State Superintendent on “funny math,” and other education issues at GOP meeting


By Eileen Steinhauer

Contributing Writer


More common sense, less Common Core and a child-centered approach were the themes at last week’s education forum hosted by the Pickens County GOP and featuring Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods.  

Voter Registration Day over, but you can still register online

Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians that September 22, 2015, is National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day is a civic event bringing together thousands of organizations, volunteers, and citizens across the nation to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities and register eligible voters in one coordinated effort.

“It is my hope that any eligible Georgia voter will use this day as an opportunity to register to vote and have the chance to cast their ballot in the fast approaching Presidential Preference Primary”, said Kemp.