General news and features
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.
The Pickens High Reading Bowl team celebrates their first place finish Saturday at Chestatee Academy. Harmony Elementary finished second at the same event.
Both teams will advance to the regional level in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, which challenges teams to answer questions from a list of books posed by judges in a Jeopardy style competition.
See photos of all Pickens teams who competed Saturday and more from the battling bookworms in our print edition this Wednesday.
Have you ever seen a brassiere on a man? Or perhaps a child tossing ping-pong balls into garish purple bra cups fastened to a pegboard?
If not, you didn’t make it to the Pickens Relay for Life Kickoff Party last Saturday, where nearly 80 people came out to get this year’s event off to a good start – and organizers say this may be the biggest year so far.