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Did Gettysburg Battlefield rock curse Pickens family?

 

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By Jeanne Wells

Paranormal Pickens

Many years ago, when my son was little, my family took a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania.  My young son was very interested in rocks at the time and found a stone on the battlefield that looked like it may have been stained with dried blood. It was a tiny little rock he had picked up, without me realizing it, and brought it home to Georgia. This one small act was about to change our lives tremendously.

Dam deal in home stretch

Work to begin on Grandview in spring

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        Repairs to the Grandview dam will begin next spring. In addition to repairs, a deal that has been struck between Grandview shareholders and Pickens leaders will bring the county its first reservoir.

       

By Angela Reinhardt

Staff writer

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     Details of the multi-million dollar Grandview Lake and dam project are in the final stages, with both sides calling it a “win-win.”

The Grandview Lake Company and the county government have been in discussions for several years about the deal, where the county would help arrange a loan for dam repairs in exchange for permission to pump up to 333,000 gallons of water a day from the lake. Grandview Lake Company has obtained a withdrawal permit from the Environmental Protection Division and will transfer that to the county to serve the water treatment plant that will eventually be built. Grandview Lake Company will use revenue from the water to pay for the dam repairs.

The deal is appealing to both the Grandview Lake shareholders (lake members) and the county. It provides the county with a much-needed reservoir and treatment facility. The regular revenue from water sales will allow Grandview shareholders to maintain their dam. 

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Drug sweep leads to one arrest

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         Law enforcement agents used four specially-trained drug dogs to sweep Pickens High School in an unannounced search Tuesday morning, according to a press conference held later that day.

The dogs “hit” on several spots inside the school, but no drugs were found there during the October 3 sweep. However, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana was found in a student’s car and he was arrested. 

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From guard-shacks to shorter school years

Superintendent chat covers broad territory

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        Though only one family (three members of the public) turned up at the first school superintendent chat Monday evening, Dr. Carlton Wilson spent an hour going over a wide range of topics that are on the radar.

Wilson, who was hired earlier this year, made it clear these were all issues they were studying, gathering information or discussing. All must go to the school board before being enacted if they determine the plans would suit the local system.

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Senator David Perdue: What Happened Today In Washington Was A Failure

“Georgians and Americans are fed up, and they should be.”
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     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Senate’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare:
      “What happened today in Washington was a failure. Let’s be clear, Obamacare was perpetrated on the American people by a Democratic supermajority and is collapsing under its own weight. Premiums have skyrocketed and middle-class American families cannot afford health insurance or have been priced out of the individual market. Georgians and Americans