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Georgia voters will see a rare chance to cast ballots this Saturday as election laws now require advanced voting locations to be open at least one Saturday when federal races are on the ballot.
The only races Pickens voters will see are the presidential primaries for both parties. Saturday is part of advanced voting for the March 6th Super Tuesday.
Pickens Election Supervisor Julianne Roberts said she isn’t anticipating much Saturday action at the county election office on Pioneer Road, across from the city park. This is the only advanced polling spot in the county. Regular precinct polls will still be used on election day.
Video courtesy of security camera at Pueblo Cantina supplied by Pickens Sheriff
Officials look over a Cessna 150 at rest after an emergency landing just south of Highway 53 but short of the Pickens County Airport runway. According to unconfirmed information gathered from officials at the scene, two men test-flying the plane after purchasing it Friday morning at the airport, experienced engine trouble as they looped back toward the runway.
“Ever see anyone smoke tobacco in a pipe like this?" Deputy Jim Van Alstine asks. Pipes like this and some other convenience store products are more likely used for illegal drugs, the deputy said.
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In January, a Pickens County deputy responded to a medical call from a group of four teens in Pickens County.
Based on the officer’s reports as discussed by Sheriff Donnie Craig last week, one of the teens had passed out, and another panicked and called an ambulance. When the deputy arrived, three of the teens were lethargic with headaches and vomiting. The one who had passed out had come to but was still suffering health issues. One of the group had left and was trying to push a motorcycle down a busy road. He later told a deputy he had been too impaired to ride.
All four teens were taken to the hospital.
They told the deputy they had been smoking Mad Hatter.
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Vacation times will change in future years
The school board approved calendars for the next two academic years at its February 9th meeting.
After looking at more than 15 options, the board was presented the top two choices favored by staff at their meeting last week for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. The board ended up choosing calendars that differ from this year’s calendar for vacation days and school ending dates. This year’s calendar follows a format pretty consistent with recent years.
Rick Jasperse, Georgia House of Representatives District 12, will be the guest speaker.
This year the Optimists will recognize the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with 9 STAR finalists. Each student and teacher was given a questionnaire, and below you will find responses from each of this year’s STARS.
The STAR Student for this year is Reuben Burnley and the STAR Teacher is Mr. Patrick Gallagher.