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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“A room full of 40 Abes and 20 Mary Lincolns is indeed a sight to behold,” read the press release announcing the Association of Lincoln Presenters will be in Pickens County this weekend for a yearly gathering.
The Abraham Lincoln re-enactors will be staying at Amicalola Falls for their 25th Silver Anniversary conference. They will venture out to the Polycor mines for a tour Saturday morning – (to see the spot where the marble for the Lincoln Memorial came from). That afternoon the Lincolns will make a visit to Jasper to tour the Old Jail and browse along Main Street.
If you love your dog like a family member you won’t want to miss the 6thannual Bark in the Park this Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lee Newton Park, where you are invited to bring your pup (or pups) out for a day of doggy fun and support Partners of Pickens Pets at the same time.