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Sunday alcohol sales pass in county

 

The 5.84 percent of the voters in Pickens County who cast a ballot said yes to countywide sales of alcohol by the package by more than a two-to-one margin Tuesday and in early voting.

The totals for the alcohol sales were 692 yes to 328 against. See complete story later at this site.

 

Read previous coverage for more details on alcohol sales.

Middle schools to merge football programs

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By Bettina Huseby
Progress Contributor


    Pickens High School head football coach Chris Parker addressed the March 14 board of education meeting about plans to combine both middle school football teams into one.
    “What we’re trying to do at the middle school level is much like what Dawson County recently did,” Parker said. “It’s an opportunity to streamline players into one group which will move together from the JYSA to middle school and then to high school. It will really build the program.”

Youth Arts Show runs through April

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    Sharptop Arts Association Executive Director Jeanette Bottari, and board members Audrey Webb and Nancy VanSant set up for the elementary youth show, which ran through last Sunday, May 17. The Youth Art Shows, sponsored by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, will continue through April 28.

Submitted by Sharptop Arts Association

    Sharptop Arts Association is excited to once again be hosting the Youth Art Show for students in Pickens County, and we would like to invite the public to come out and see firsthand the beautiful art our children can create.

 

Live video of peregrine falcons set up by DNR

 

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One of the SunTrust Plaza falcons.

 

ATLANTA, Ga. (March 13, 2013) – Atlanta’s fast-flying falcons are on the nest, and the world is watching again – but this time via video streamed at up to HD quality!

 

A new web camera operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources offers a fascinating look into a peregrine falcons nest more than 50 stories high in downtown Atlanta.

 

The peregrines began nesting in early March and already have three eggs. The new camera is streaming the nest 24/7 on Ustream, at and at the Georgia Wildlife's FalconCam.

 

Jim Ozier, program manager with DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section, said the web cam is “a wonderful opportunity for Georgians and wildlife enthusiasts around the world to witness in detail the life history of this once very rare and elusive species. It's great to be able to share and build upon this success story."

 

First Baptist Church of Woodstock opens satellite campus in Hill City

 

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Woodstock Baptist/Jasper Campus Pastor Eddie Rhodes preaching at the former Mt. Hope Community Church in Hill City. Mt. Hope will become the first satellite campus of Woodstock First Baptist Church located off Hwy. 92.

 

Two weeks ago, the Sunday morning service was a little different for members of Mt. Hope Community Church on Hwy 53 West, located directly across from Hill City Elementary.

Emblazoned on a screen behind the pulpit was “Woodstock Church/Jasper,” the church’s new name, and Eddie Rhodes from First Baptist Church of Woodstock was introducing himself to the congregation as the new campus pastor.

“Their leadership came to us,” said Woodstock First Baptist Church Pastor Johnny Hunt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. “They came to us and they said they may lose what they had. They were at a point where they couldn’t pay their pastor. They could pay rent but there was no money for ministry and they needed help.” 

 

See more of the megachurch's plans in Pickens County in this week's e-edition.