Max Caylor / Photo
Kayla Kinser, Jacque Elwarner and Whitney Carnes of Pickens Family Connection help sort through 26 pallets of free goods for the community.
By Max Caylor
It was an amazing scene. Volunteers sorting boxes and boxes and boxes of warehouse goods from 26 pallets in a covered truck Amicalola EMC. More than 116 volunteer hours were needed to unload and distribute the merchandise.
The trailer truck load was overstocked merchandise from the Dollar General Store warehouse and part of a Rotary project from the Covington Club.
Joined Rep. Sanford Bishop to lead a moment of silence
Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) joined Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) to lead a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor Georgia Congressman and civil rights champion John Lewis. Rep. Graves also spoke on the House floor to honor Rep. Lewis, that video along with his remarks can be seen below.
Even the flowers are musical instruments at Rotary Club of Jasper’s Peace Park/Children’s Music Park. The park is located behind the Pickens County Recreation Center at Roper Park near the soccer fields. Damon Howell / Photo
Submitted by Rotary Club of Jasper
Rotary Club of Jasper is contributing sweet sounds to the environment in the form of a children's music park, complete with instruments that children of all abilities can play.
Submitted by Be-Paws We Care
There is a lot of littering going on in Pickens County – and we may have an easy solution.
No, we’re not talking about littering in the form of fast food wrappers and plastic soda bottles, we’re talking about “cat littering”. Pickens County has a serious problem with unplanned litters of kittens and puppies born each year. Many survive only to grow up and produce more kittens and puppies. For example, a female cat that has not been spayed can easily have two litters a year – and each litter may have up to 6 kittens. If only half of those 12 kittens survive and only half of the