• Former Judge Speaks Out!

    In anticipation of the upcoming political season, Former Superior Court Judge Harry Doss sat down with FYN recently to discuss his announcement for candidacy of Appalachian Circuit District Attorney. In this interview, we learn who Former Judge Harry Doss is, exploring his personal and professional background. We also find out what prompted him to run […]

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  • BOE Approves Tentative Budget

    At its August 30th Finance Workshop and called meeting, The Board of Education set its tentative budget for FY2012 and tentative 2011 millage rate. The information, however, seems to have fallen on deaf ears, or more accurately, on no ears at all. The conference room at 91 D.B. Carroll Street was empty except for board […]

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  • Commissioner Supports New 9th District, Plans for Courthouse Renovations

    At its monthly meeting Thursday, Pickens County’s Sole Commissioner Robert Jones passed a resolution supporting the new ninth district congressional map. On Wednesday Governor Deal signed the state House and Senate legislative maps during an August Special Session at the state capitol. Legislature reconvenes next week to sign congressional maps and will soon release the […]

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  • Everything But Redistricting On Minds of Voters

    There’s 150 people crowded into the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce … and all eyes are on U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA). It was Jasper’s turn on the circuit as the Congressman makes his rounds across the 9th District holding a series of Town Hall meetings. The midday meeting was crammed with concerned citizens. They […]

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  • Classic Cause: Car Show Helps Community

    There was a car for every pinnacle, every evolution, of the American auto industry. There was the elegant black classic, in pristine condition. A fiery Chevy Chevelle SS muscle car. And the 1960s was well represented with a couple Chevy Impalas. They are classic cars with a classic cause: all of the proceeds from a […]

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  • Parvo Temporarily Shuts Down Pickens Animal Shelter

    A case of canine parvo has forced the Pickens County Animal Shelter to quarantine all of its animals and temporarily close the doors until August 16th. Last week, the shelter took in a litter of German Shepherd puppies found by the side of road. For days, the pups showed no signs of the highly-contagious and […]

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  • Another Stitch, Yet It Was So Much More

    Daniel McKeon, Correspondent The blasting sound of sirens rained down on me as the Gilmer County fire engine entered the front gates of the Build an Ark Animal Rescue. I was there, in front of it, as the red ladder truck came barreling towards me. I was furiously snapping pictures, scudding backwards, trying to get […]

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  • New School Year Starts In Pickens County

    School’s in and it’s time again for backpacks, pencils (or laptops), lunchrooms and classroom after classroom of eager students ready to learn, we hope. It’s also the time of year again for school lanes packed like sardines with cars and buses dropping off students. At 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Stegall Drive in front of Jasper Elementary […]

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  • Parvo Temporarily Shuts Down Pickens Animal Shelter

    A case of canine parvo has forced the Pickens County Animal Shelter to quarantine all of its animals and temporarily close the doors until August 16th. Last week, the shelter took in a litter of German Shepherd puppies found by the side of road. For days, the pups showed no signs of the highly-contagious and […]

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  • Classic Cause: Car Show Helps Community

    There was a car for every pinnacle, every evolution, of the American auto industry. There was the elegant black classic, in pristine condition. A fiery Chevy Chevelle SS muscle car. And the 1960s was well represented with a couple Chevy Impalas. They are classic cars with a classic cause: all of the proceeds from a […]

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  • Jasper Recognizes Red Ribbon Week

    At last Monday’s Jasper City Council Meeting, Mayor John Weaver and the city council approved a proclamation for Red Ribbon Recognition week and recognized Young Marines Gabe and Athan Bennett for their efforts. The Bennett boys gave a presentation before the Mayor and council. According to the presentation, Red Ribbon week, October 23 through 31 […]

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