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Pickens congressional reps excited by work under Trump administration

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9th District Congressman Doug Collins, left, talks with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Collins was highly complimentary of the administration in an interview Thursday.

U.S. House members who represent Pickens County expressed confidence that President Donald Trump is off to a great start and that there is a newfound hope in Washington during telephone interviews last Thursday.

“I have never been as excited as I have been the last few months since I was sworn in [in 2010],” said Congressman Tom Graves, a Republican from Ranger who represents the west half of Pickens County as part of his 14th district.

See full story, which includes discussion of specific issues from each congressman in this week's print or online editions. 

Life sentences upheld for parents who murdered adopted six year old

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

Car rolls on railroad tracks in Jasper

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Wednesday afternoon crews were working to get a vehicle off the railroad tracks near the Pickens Medical Supply Building on Church Street. The crews had alerted the train operators of the vehicle on the tracks and no trains appeared to be in near vicinity.

   The vehicle apparently rolled onto the tracks even though the driver and a first responder confirmed the vehicle remained in park. An elderly passenger was in the car and was shaken but not seriously injured.

Another arrest of someone seeking sex with minor here

 

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Officers from the Pickens Sheriff Office arrested an 43-year-old man from the metro area coming here seeking sex with a 14-year-old  girl Friday night. The arrest in a parking lot on Highway 515 is the second time (see original arrest story) in two weeks potential child molesters have made contact, sent nude photos and came to Pickens County expecting sex with what they believe to be an underage girl.
It is actually an online account used by a Pickens Sheriff Detective. The man shown here was already on probation and will face additional charges for his planned meeting. Look for full story and a behind the scenes account of how these investigations go down in next week’s Progress.
 
 

 

Senior center cares for “God’s older kids”

 

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Even before the doors of the Pickens County Senior Center open in the morning s, a line begins to form. It’s just before 8 a.m. and the early birds are anxious for the day’s activities to begin. 

“They’re ready to get here,” said Kimberly Bolt, the center’s enthusiastic and gregarious director who has more than tripled enrollment since she came to the center three years ago. “They come in and immediately divide into three areas - what we call the ‘hens’ nest,’ the veterans, and the Rummikub players. Our daily activities begin at 9:30. Around 10:45 we get ready for lunch.”

  Pickens County Senior Center Director Kimberly Bolt keeps things lively with daily activities, field trips and other events.