Roman Adams with Smokey.
The stories of how Roman Adams ends up wherever he ends up seem to always have a simple version, and then behind-the-scenes tales of both divine revelations and international conspiracy.
Many people became familiar with Adams as “the homeless guy with the horse.” He had set up camp along Camp Road within sight of the jail after local politician/developer David Shouse gave him permission to stay on the property.
Since before Christmas Adams had lived in a tent on Shouse’s property with his horse, Smokey, and three dogs. He often attracted supporters who gave donations and stopped to chat. Prior to Camp Road, Adams was at the four-way stop in Tate, and prior to that near the RaceTrac on 515.
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The Pickens High FFA will be holding their annual plant sale this week. The sale will be split in two separate sales this year. The first sale will start online this Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m. The online link will be posted on the Pickens County FFA Facebook page or you can go to the link posted below:
All details about the plant sale, including the variety of plants that will be sold, can be found on the site. Please feel free to reach out to Cassidy Byess Samples at Pickens High School for additional information.
Phone: 706-253-1800 Ext. 325
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Matt Kinzer, left, and Bill Norris of the Appalachian Beekeepers Association of Georgia do a routine check of the beehives at Talking Rock Nature Preserve. The club checks the hives every seven to 10 days. A grant will allow them to build an outdoor classroom near the apiary in an ongoing partnership with the park.
What’s the buzz at Talking Rock Nature Preserve? Mountain bikes whizzing by? Yes, that; but park leaders are also thrilled about a grant from the Georgia Beekeepers Association that will enhance their apiary with an outdoor classroom.
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blot clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot.
The six cases of “a rare and severe type of blood clot” are among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson-brand vaccine administered in the U.S. as of Monday, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” the FDA said in a statement Tuesday.
The six cases of blot clots all occurred in women between ages 18 and 48 and happened six to 13 days after receiving the vaccine, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Section of key thoroughfare to close daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Beginning Monday, a section of SR 136/Burnt Mountain Road between mileposts 13.6 and 15.2 will be closed while Georgia Department of Transportation crews address two drainage pipes and damage following the massive rain storm last week.
According to GDOT’s District 6 Communications Officer Joe Schulman, beginning Monday, April 12 through Thursday, April 22 State Route 136 (known locally as Burnt Mountain Road) will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily for crews to conduct the work.