See this week's print or online edition for sample ballots on page 5B.
Greg Moore / Photo
The voting line started to form before the Pickens Elections Office opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday and reached through the parking lot and down the street for most of the day.
Early voting opened Tuesday with a line stretching from the Pioneer Road elections office down the hill and wrapping around the parking lot. One person who voted mid-morning said it took almost an hour and 45 minutes to cast his ballot.
Early in the afternoon, more than 145 people had already cast ballots with the line still reaching past the lower end of the election office parking lot.
This marked the first day of early voting and the line surprised local politicians and election workers. [Monday was a holiday, so voting in Pickens started Tuesday.]
In the Progress' Drive & Ride supplement you'll find a variety of articles - from a local feature and information about a new car club, to helpful info about maintenance and upkeep, and many others. The supplement, inserted into this week's Pickens Progress print edition and also available online, also features a wide variety of ads from local auto-related and other businesses.
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photo/ Robin Dunn PHS is looking for more celebrations like this one in the Coosa game as they open region play Friday.
The Dragons are now entering the second half of their season as they prepare for region competition. This week they will head to Cedartown, a team that is making its return to the region after reclassification. Cedartown enters the game with a 2-2 record, but has played one of the toughest non-region schedules of anyone in the region. Entering region play this week, Northwest Whitfield is 4-0 on the season, Central Carrollton is 3-1, Heritage is currently sitting at 3-2, Pickens is at 2-3, and Ridgeland is 0-5. Each team starts with a clean slate this Friday as they enter the region schedule.
The public is invited to hear local historian Bill Cagle speak about his book The Road To Georgia Marble. The event will be held on October 15.
Submitted by William Young, Sassafras Literary Exchange President
The Sassafras Literary Exchange is pleased to announce that Bill Cagle will be guest speaker this Thursday evening. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., October 15th at the Southern Appalachian Folk School (formerly Sharptop Art Center) behind the Old Jail on D.B. Carroll Street.
Chris Clark, president and CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
The coronavirus pandemic represents an economic development opportunity for rural Georgia, local business and government leaders said October 7th during a conference sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
The highly contagious invisible virus has made Americans wary of living in close proximity to each other in urban settings, Larry Hanson, executive director of the Georgia Municipal Association, told in-person and online audiences at the chamber’s fourth annual Rural Prosperity Summit in Tifton.
“Density is what the coronavirus loves,” Hanson said.