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Stream quality here 9/10

 

Water-Monitor-Sites

   The four purple dots indicate stream sites being monitored for Pickens County.

 

On a scale of one to 10 Catherine Fox, the senior scientist with an environmental firm that monitors water quality at sites across Georgia, rates streams in Pickens County as top notch. 

“I’d give them a nine,” said Fox, whose company has monitored four stream sites for Pickens County government since last year. “They’re among the best.”  

Fox also gave Pickens leaders kudos for going above and beyond what they are required to do for water quality monitoring and reporting.

Georgia Coyote Challenge begins March 2017

 

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DNR press release

     In order to encourage the taking of coyotes from March to August, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is introducing the Georgia Coyote Challenge.  Each coyote killed, up to five (5) a month per hunter/trapper, will earn an entry into a monthly drawing for a lifetime license (or equal credit for purchase of hunting/fishing licenses). 

STAR students & teachers announced

 

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STAR Students seated and their selected teacher standing behind them (l-r):

 

Kelsey Wise - Gail Culbreth

Mary Zuidema - Cheryl Carter

Laura Henke - Lisa Hardman

Sierra Stanfield - Seanna Thompson

Kyle Combs - Angela Quarles

Roman Tapia - Robbie Cheatham

Michael Jorgensen - Rodney Martin

Danielle O'Dell - Lynn Cantrell

Not pictured - Jackson Melton - Valerie Boehm

See earlier article on STAR student Jonathan Friedman and Teacher Wil Nix

PHS bass teams to compete at national championship

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Daniel Parnes (L) and Hunter Parker (R) finished second in the Georgia High School State Championship.

 

On February 12, the Pickens High School Bass Fishing Team competed in the Georgia High School State Championships on West Point Lake in LaGrange, GA. Seventy-Nine teams of two anglers from all over the state attended the event put on by the Student Angler Federation, a national group developed to promote the sport of bass fishing at the high school level. The club from

‘Is there a condom for your heart?’ asks teen sex speaker

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     Teens learned about stages of intimacy in an interactive demonstration at the The North Georgia Pregnancy Center’s annual Loving Well event last week. 

 

Speaker Denise Fountain asked teens in attendance at the Pickens High School auditorium if they thought she was there to tell them not to have sex. 

A few kids sheepishly raised their hands. 

“I’m not,” she said. “I’m  here to tell you how to have the best sex of your life.” 

For Fountain and other speakers at the North Georgia Pregnancy Center’s “Loving Well” event, held Thursday, Feb. 9 after school hours, the best sex in life comes after marriage with the partner God has chosen for you. Loving Well is designed to help middle and high school students learn about healthy, God-honoring relationships with sexual integrity, without judgement for past transgressions.

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