Max Caylor / Photo
Some of the children took a moment to share their findings while others collected special treats from the Easter Bunny at the Tate Egg Hunt Saturday. If you missed this one, don’t fret, churches and groups across the county are offering a basketful of Easter services and activities. See ads for upcoming hunts and church services throughout this edition.
By Max Caylor
It was a spectacular day in Tate Saturday as local businesses sponsored their first community egg hunt. Earlier, Cool Springs Baptist Church and Tate United Methodist held their annual egg hunts and in the evening, the Tate Meat Market held a gospel singing in front of their store.
“Thank you for coming to our first Tate Community Egg Hunt and we appreciate the support of our local businesses who came together to sponsor our event,” said Katie Bell, owner of Bell’s Family Pharmacy.
Schools, sheriff, DA see demo of new weapon in fight against drugs
School, sheriff and district attorney personnel on Friday discussed efforts that could be taken to combat vaping among teens and the vaping of illegal synthetic substances.
The meeting at the school board offices featured the demonstration of a $48,000 handheld device that could identify the “fingerprints” of thousands of different drugs, as well as explosive material with no advanced chemistry training needed to operate it.
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Pickens County Master Gardeners will have educational programs at the Jasper Farmers’ Market.
By Heather Giambra
Another fine day for our farmers’ market, despite the possibility of rain, that did not appear. We are grateful to be dry and warm to conduct business, despite the smaller turnout. Thank goodness the Bark in The Park event drew dogs and their people in as they took notice and sauntered over to peruse the great things our vendors have to offer.
Residents reminisce with loads of old photos on new Facebook page
The old courthouse with the Edge Building that houses the Pickens Progress in the background:
One of the “Photos of Pickens County Georgia” creator Gaylon Mathew’s
favorites that have been posted on the Facebook page.
Just a week after photographer Gaylon Mathews created a Facebook page dedicated to sharing photos of Pickens County history, the group had already attracted over 4,300 members who had made over 95,000 posts/comments/reactions.
In the first post on “Photos of Pickens County Georgia,” created April 7, 2019, Mathews outlines the page’s goal: to “share photos of businesses, industry, churches, cemeteries, abandoned structures, old home places, attractions, waterfalls, lakes and ponds, wildlife street photos, people, sports, incidents, newsworthy events, farms, and so on.”