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Baxter recognized as Piedmont Mountainside’s employee of year


     Katy Baxter (left) receives Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year award from hospital CEO Denise Ray.


Mammographer Katy Baxter was recently recognized as Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year.

Baxter, described by hospital CEO Denise Ray as “the most selfless individual I’ve ever met” was recognized as the hospital’s employee of the year for going above and beyond for her patients.

Baxter was nominated for the award after a patient came in for a standard mammogram. While

Appalachian Regional Port open for business

Port expected to take 50,000 trucks off of the roads of Georgia each year

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The cranes at the inland port in Chatsworth. Marcia and the train in the background show how large they are. They are able to stack containers five high. Love the flag on the cranes. 

By State Representative Rick Jasperse 


Last week the biggest long-term economic development project in our region opened just up the road in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port cut the ribbon after three years of work. 

Jasperse to participate in federal School Safety's Listening Session



ATLANTA – State Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), Chairman of the House Study Committee on School Security, today announced that he will participate in the Federal Commission on School Safety's Final Listening Session on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama. During the meeting, members of the public, along with representatives of local and state governments, will share their views on how to keep students and schools safe.

“I am honored to participate in the listening session,” said Rep. Jasperse. “Nothing is more important to parents than keeping our children safe. By sharing school safety ideas, we can find ways to improve security on our campuses.”

Veteran needs kidney after exposure to Agent Orange

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Looking for a hero - Wayne Jewell’s life is a shadow of what it once was. This Vietnam veteran and local volunteer is reaching out to the community in hopes of finding a kidney donor. Follow Mr. Jewell's search on his Facebook page.


In the 14 years Wayne Jewell has lived in Pickens County he’s given back through volunteer work with local churches and other non-profits. Now Jewell, who had kidney failure that’s suspected to be related to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, needs help from the community he was once such an active part of.

Mr. Jewell and his wife Pat are reaching out to friends, family, and strangers for a Good Samaritan that could save his life by donating a kidney. 

Evidence must be suppressed in trial for woman accused of killing her baby, among Supreme Court's rulings




Published Monday, August 27, 2018


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The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled as unconstitutional the process for appointing members to the DeKalb CountyBoard of Ethics.

With today’s decision, the high court has upheld a superior court’s ruling that the appointment process created by a recent DeKalb County local law, which delegates to private entities the power to appoint four of the ethics board’s seven members, violates the Georgia Constitution’s requirement that public officials be held accountable to the people.

 “As these private entities do not answer to the people as required by our