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Juntiques wins auto raffle

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Staff reports

    Junktiques, an antique store on Highway 515, held the winning ticket on the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce auto raffle Saturday.
    Store owners, Marilyn Pitts and J.R. McCarthy opted for the $20,000 cash option, presented Monday at their store. Presenting them the check are Lexi Hardman and Regina Camp from the chamber of commerce (pictured above).

County hydroseeds following underground utility work

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     An early morning shot of Pickens County crews hydroseeding a patch of land on Highway 53 West on Tuesday, August 25. The hydroseeding concoction is a mixture of water, seed, fertelizer and ground up newspaper (which helps it stick to the ground). Crews were seeding the day after a hole was bored in the ground to access utility lines.

 

 

 

FY 16 budget, SPLOST, athletics, enrollment numbers all tackled at massive school board meeting

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     Both property and sales taxes were tackled by the school board in a mammoth meeting Thursday lasting four hours.
    The Pickens Board of Education (BOE) approved a tentative budget that will hold property taxes flat for the next year, with a millage rate of 16.1. This is the same tax rate used since 2012.

     See this week's print or online editions for the full story.

 

Longtable moves to airport

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     Does anyone remember when flying was elegant and fun?
    The Long Table 2015 plans to recreate that bygone adventure on October 17th at Pickens County Airport. 
    Known for its elegant atmosphere, fantastic food and unique venues, The Long Table has raised the bar  again. 
    As revelers recreate the days of elegant flight, this year the table will be set right on the runway. 
    Envision open-air gourmet dining, mountain vistas, and the allure of flight.  Imagine dancing under the stars to the modern eight piece Emerald Empire Band which will set the tone with the ballards of Frank Sinatra to today’s most current hits.  Another magical night to remember.

Schoolbus driver writes book on bus safety

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     At their August meeting the school board recognized bus driver Arlene Krassa, who has recently published “Andy and Mandy Learn to Ride the School Bus.” The driver both wrote and illustrated the book.
    Pickens Schools Transportation Director Bruce Godfrey called it a “wonderful book” and expressed hopes it will be used across the state.