General news and features
Teachers of the year from all schools were recognized at a banquet Monday night at the Young Life Camp.
In the end, Jacqueline Tipton, an interesting art teacher at Hill City Elementary originally from Los Angeles, was named the Pickens County Teacher of the Year. See more about her and comments from the banquet in our print edition and e-edition now on sale.
Above, front row, are the teachers of the year from each of the schools: Jenni Shoffer, Jasper Elementary; Jacqueline Tipton, Hill City; Leah VanDoran Jasper Middle; Amanda Neighbors, Tate; Jennifer Blankenship, Harmony; Angela Quarles, Pickens High; and Marla Callahan Pickens Middle.
Back row are principals from each of the schools: Nonnie Weeks, Carlton Wilson, Neil Howell, Deb Longshore, Sherry Martin, Eddie McDonald and Chris LeMieux.
“Just like adults, when students want to know something they google it. They don’t march down to the library,” says administrator
JMS Math Team -- Pictured (l-r) Bethany Carver, parents Jacqueline and Mickey Carver; Olivia Fountain, parents Cynthia and Mark Fountain; Miles Gregg, parents Edie and Dennis Gregg; John Hendricks, parents Kaye and Joe Hendricks; and Garrett Thompson, parents Amy and Christopher Thompson. They are pictured with teachers Carol Wilson (right) and Tammy Duncan and Principal Neil Howell.
Math team members not pictured: Katherine Densmore, parents Mary Katherine and Chris Densmore; Peyton Harrington, parents Suzanne and Donnie Harrington; Thomas Pinson, parents Judy and Brian Pinson.
Pickens school campuses will see technology upgrades rolling out this spring based on reports given at the school board meeting Thursday.
Turkey Shoots are in season. Look through this week's paper for ads about upcoming events.
Talking Rock resident Isabella Brandreth takes aim off of Joseph Ellis’ arm as Turkey Shoot sponsor Appalachian Mountain Scottish Rite Association Vice President Greg Gibson looks on.
What is she aiming for? Not a turkey, but a target about one hundred feet out. If she can come closer to the center of the target than the other nine competitors, she will earn her family a frozen turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving.
See pilot's reaction in this week's print or online edition.
A pilot returning home to Tennessee Sunday evening made an emergency landing on the frontage road leading to the Jasper Walmart about 6 p.m. Amazingly no injuries were reported even though the plane was left crumpled after it struck the road shoulder and a fire hydrant.
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