In late September students from Jasper Middle School entered their compositions into the statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest. Of all the entries throughout the state, two winners came from J.M.S. Notified by State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, first place went to Hannah Hardison and second was given to Laura Swancey. Congratulations girls!
The Pickens County School Board presented Sheriff Donnie Craig with the G.S.B.A.’s (Georgia School Board Association’s) Partnership Commendation. Board Chair Wendy Lowe read the proclamation to the assembled congregation outlining his contributions to the school system since his election in 2009. Those include providing school resource officers, participating in childrens charities and involvement in various school functions. Below, Craig is congratulated and thanked by Superintendent Dr. Lula Perry as Dr. Dan Fincher of the board looks on.
“She dreamed of a day when the under-served could walk into a place where they would find help writing a resume, learn what to expect during a job interview, take the first steps toward getting a G.E.D, in short—she dreamed of a place where a beaten, defeated person could dare to hope.”
The namesake of the donation program, “Change for Teens,” is both literal and figurative. The Joy House has honed the program for it’s second year of operation and is ready to roll out those tiny blue houses for donations. Change for Teens is a fund-drive for the Joy House program, collecting "change" through the holiday season to help them "change" the lives of those teens who enroll in their program.
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The Pickens County Republican Party met Monday night with an abbreviated agenda. Most of the meeting was spent listening to Rep. Rick Jasperse explain his positions on controversial bills and what the legislature plans to tackle in 2014.
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