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Reinhardt fielding first football team

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    Quarterback Ryan Thompson gets tackled during a scrimmage.

By Eileen Steinhauer,
Progress Contributor
    Sure, you can catch a college football game on TV every Saturday throughout the fall. But now you can watch a live college football game practically in your backyard because Reinhardt University in Waleska is fielding its first football team this season.

Body found in lake search

 

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UPDATED -- The body of a 27-year-old Twin Mountain Lakes resident was discovered by the Forsyth Dive team Tuesday morning. More details are availiable in this week's print or online edition. 

 

DNR officers search at Twin Mountain Lakes Tuesday morning for a possible drowining victim. A 27-year-old male, whose name is not being released, was reported missing after last being seen near the lake last night.

However, it is not certain the person drowned, but the lake search is considered a top priority, according to sheriff officers on the scene.

A dive team is also expected this morning.

Accelerated Reader program dropped at schools

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     The Pickens school system dropped Accelerated Reader, a program designed to assess a student’s reading comprehension level, at the beginning of the academic year, citing a “significant increase in the cost for the subscription” of the product.
    The move was met with dismay from some parents and teachers who liked the program that measured comprehension in their students while others see the move away from AR as positive.

Dept of Health warns of potentially deadly ‘herbal incense’

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Submitted by Jennifer King
Public Information Officer and Risk Communicator
    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance surfacing in convenience stores and smoke shops. DPH has issued an emergency communication to about 40,000 licensed physicians and physician’s assistants in Georgia. When ingested

Courthouse parking impacting some Main Street businesses

City looks at enforcing two-hour parking limit
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ANYBODY THERE? The new parking lot behind the Pickens County Courthouse sits empty mid-afternoon on a Friday.

The lot is open but has yet to see much use.

    Have you been having trouble finding a parking spot on Main Street, particularly on North Main Street around the newly renovated courthouse?
    According to some North Main Street business owners, parking has become a problem since the courthouse reopened and in some cases the lack of spaces has negatively impacted the bottom line.