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Weapons carry licenses skyrocket

Probate office now a “one stop” permit shop

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Probate judge David Lindsey takes one of the last fingerprints on the outdated machine,

scheduled to be replaced.

     The number of weapons carry licenses issued in Pickens has exploded in the last five years, and even though  Probate Judge David Lindsey doesn’t think he’ll have to hire another employee, the high-volume of applications – up 178 percent since 2011 - is more than he’d anticipated.

Ed B’s sculpture takes Best in Show at Atlanta airport

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    Visitors to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will see work from Pickens artist Ed Brackin on display, including his Best in Show winner “The Saxman.” 


   
Jasper-based artist Ed Brackin - owner of Ed B’s Studio 54 - hit the right note with “The Saxman,” his metal sculpture that was selected as Best in Show for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport’s National Arts Program Employee Art Exhibit.

At 453 pounds, blind man faces tough decision on weight loss

“I want to be here when I’m 50 for my wife and my daughter”

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Scott Rumery was blinded by a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, but when weighing in at nearly a quarter ton his blindness is the least of his worries. Scott is pictured with wife Bronwyn and their guide dog.

    Five years ago, Scott and Bronwyn Rumery opened up to the Progress about what life is like for a blind couple. In anticipation of creating a support group they talked a little about the dark side – the anxiety and depression that can accompany it.

Ga. high court upholds murder conviction in nightclub shooting case

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Friday, March 25, 2016

 

The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

ANDERSON V. SENTINEL OFFENDER SERVICES, LLC (S15Q1816)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that under the body of law derived from court decisions dating back to the 1800s, when someone fails to comply with his misdemeanor probation sentence, a court is authorized to delay the ending date of his original sentence.

Nominate most littered road in county for KPB's Operation Clean Sweep

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Submitted by Al Rothe of KPB
    Each year during the month of April, Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) participates in the Great American Clean-up. The Great American Clean-up is sponsored by our parent organization, Keep America Beautiful. During April, KPB sponsors and encourages local events to help make our community more beautiful. This year KPB will kick off a brand new event; “Operation Clean Sweep.”