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Christmas light recycling can save big on power

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Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year.

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Keep Pickens Beautiful
    According to Home Depot, by changing out your old Christmas lights, and replacing them with new LED lights you can save up to 75 percent on your energy bill. 
    Ray Nieves, Assistant Manager at Home Depot would like to encourage you to replace your tree lights with new LED. Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year, by providing a drop box at the front door.  Nieves stated that last year his store filled 2 boxes with old lights, to be recycled.  Make this year the year you replace your old worn out strains that never seem to work, with new LED, it is a win, win for you and our environment.   

Tater Patch Players present farcical, family Christmas show

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     In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) is a family farce centered around Christmas dinner taken hostage.
    Holiday productions run the gamut from sappy like The Christmas Shoes, to the literary classic A Christmas Carol, all the way to variety shows like Radio City Christmas Spectacular. If In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) were categorized, it would fall into the same niche as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – both over-the-top, slightly goofy and comedic critiques of the highs and lows of holidays and relatives.  

DFCS moving to new building

Office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28

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    After several years in the same location, Pickens DFCS is moving to a space with over twice the square footage.

    The Pickens Department of Families and Children Services is relocating from its longtime building on Chambers Street to a space nearly twice the size. The outgoing director said the move will allow them to better serve their clients and provide much-needed room for additional staff.    

Dangerous new opiate causing deaths in Georgia


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      Decatur, GA – On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) placed U-47700 into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.  By its ability to emergency schedule controlled substances, in April, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy placed U-47700 under Schedule I drug.  U-47700 is a synthetic opioid originally developed as a research chemical that is actively being abused by many.  Some of the side effects include sedation, constipation, and respiratory depression

Tater Patch Players presentation runs two more weeks

In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)

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By Pat Jewell
Tater Patch Players

    Get ready to enjoy a hilarious show with a Christmas theme and something fun for the whole family.  Dad and daughter Beth are getting ready to feed the extended family on Christmas Eve.  Mom is stuck at the airport trying to get home from Vermont.  Aunt Rose and Uncle Leo are bickering. Aunt Bunny is into everything and Uncle Bud is wishing he was somewhere else, while their daughter, Tracy, is just bored with the whole thing. Sound pretty typical so far? So there’s a busybody neighbor, cute blue-hair