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Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to local Boys and Girls Club

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     The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia received a $3,500 youth literacy grant today.  This grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

Stained glass unveiling at Our Lady of the Mountains on Saturday

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One of the many new stained glass windows at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

By Jean Curran   
    On Saturday, Sept. 10 Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the church’s new stained glass windows. The contract with Beyer Studio of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the design and installation of 18 windows and two doors in the church was signed in April, 2014. The last windows were installed August 1-3, 2016, and all were generous gifts from the church’s own

Elephant tranquilizer tied to numerous overdoses among drug users

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GBI Press Release 

  Decatur, GA – Within the past week, the GBI Crime Lab’s drug identification unit received three cases from separate seizures of the synthetic opioid carfentanil.  Carfentanil is a fentanyl analog used as a tranquilizer on large animals such as elephants.  It is purported to be 100 times stronger than fentanyl and suspected of playing a role in hundreds of overdoses in the Midwest part of the country this past month.  It can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and very toxic in small quantities. 

   The cases that came in the lab were from the metro Atlanta area and were all suspected to be heroin.

Nechvatal named as chamber executive director

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Jasper, GA – The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Gerry Nechvatal to lead the Chamber as Executive Director, effective Thursday, September 1, 2016. From Board Chair Amberle Godfrey: “Gerry is a known commodity in our community. He brings a vast amount of experience and needed stability to the Chamber and its members.” The position had been vacant since the May resignation of the former Chamber president.

 

    Gerry has served as the Pickens County Economic Development Director since 2008. He has worked diligently to bring new industry to Pickens County and the City of Jasper. His efforts have also benefited local small business favorites such as Mary Ann's where he helped facilitate their initial lease agreement.

Candidates qualify for Jasper, Nelson council races

CANDIDATES QUALIFIED FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016

CITY OF JASPER – SPECIAL ELECTION

 

 

For The Unexpired Term of Allison Boyle, Resigned

  

Susan Hayes Piantedosi

Sonny Proctor

 


 

CANDIDATES QUALIFIED FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016

CITY OF NELSON – SPECIAL ELECTION

 

For The Unexpired Term of Jackie Jarrett and Thad Thacker, Resigned

 

 

Lamar Kellett

James Queen

Kelsey Riehl