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The Pickens High School is currently in a “soft” lock down, meaning the hallways and common areas are kept clear. This is being done to allow a planned K9 search of the facility. Students are not at risk and this has been a planned operation to continue to make our schools a drug free environment.

Additional details will come as the search is completed.

Pickens High School Media Center in Jasper, Georgia Receives Award from

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May 31, (DTO) is pleased to award Pickens High School Media Center $500 for participating in DTO’s library partnership program. As part of the program, libraries offer their customers advertising-free access to the DTO website, which includes written practice tests for automobile, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle drivers’ licenses for all 50 states.


In January 2017, DTO launched the campaign to increase awareness of the pro bono community-based online driver education program that it provides to public and private libraries across the United States. To incentivize libraries to register, DTO established a Library Partnership Award as part of which every library that signed up from January – April 2017 was eligible to win one of five $500 awards. To enter, libraries registered online and added the link provided by DTO to their computers to give all patrons access to DTO’s online driver education resources.


DTO fills a need concerning new driver safety education for teens, new motorcycle riders and new commercial drivers. Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and nearly 44 percent of new drivers fail their written knowledge exams the first time they take them. To help new drivers readily pass their knowledge tests and become safer, more informed drivers, Driving‑ offers online permit practice tests created by experts and based on each state’s official manuals. The site has had more than 16 million unique visitors since 2010.


“We are pleased to offer this valuable free resource to our students and excited to win $500 just for helping them become more educated drivers before getting behind the wheel. It is our hope that by increased use of the practice tests, the students are more aware of the dangers and able to make good choices when driving,” said Kristie Moss, Media Specialist for Pickens High School.


“We are passionate about online driver education and setting high standards to help lower the number of driver related crashes, injuries, and fatalities,” said Andrei Zakhareuski, Founder of “Our library partnerships are extremely valuable to us, and we are excited to reward them for their dedication to their communities by preparing more drivers not only for their permit tests but more importantly for their safety on the road.”


The library partnership program is currently available in more than 1,800 libraries in 50 states and continues to expand every day. More information on the program and a list of current libraries registered can be found at


Those interested in signing up their library can apply here.

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Dragons’ Tyler Garner Signs on at Univ. of West Georgia




Tyler Garner is a 6’4″ 235lb third and first  baseman for the Pickens Dragons and with Game On Baseball (Travel Team) out of Columbus, GA. Tyler has been playing baseball since he was four years old. He started playing travel ball at the age of nine with Coach Fitzgerald. He is in his final year at Pickens and has signed with the University of West Georgia. Garner had a great 2014 season with a .359 batting avg. with 78 at-bats. He finished the 2014 season with 11 runs and two home runs on 28 hits with a .538 slugging, .390 on-base and a .966 fielding percentages. He is the son of John and Debbie Garner. Garners’ first year travel ball coach Bradley Fitzgerald, Asst. Principal Harold Culbreth and Coach Chris Parker was also in attendance.

The University of West Georgia was a no-brainer for Tyler. He said it was close to home, but not to close and he loved both the atmosphere of the campus and his new coaches. Tyler will be playing third base and is hoping to get some pitching in while at school. I asked Tyler about his four years at Pickens and how it made him a better player. He said “My sophomore year i was playing on varsity and their were several players better than me and it sparked me to try harder and work harder.”

Tyler will be attending the University of West Georgia next fall where he will be majoring in Sports Management. He hopes to be playing at the next level after school, but either way, he will coach baseball one day.

Fetchyournews and TeamFYNSports would like to congratulate Tyler and his family on this tremendous achievement. We look forward to hearing about all the great things your sure to do.



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