Longtime educator Joeta Youngblood tendered her resignation from the Pickens school board on Monday, Aug. 31, citing a move to a different district.
In a statement submitted to the Progress, Youngblood said, “I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to serve the students and families of Pickens County. I have moved from District 2 to District 3. Due to this move I have regretfully
A client tours the new Angel Babies Boutique, which is inside the same building as The Pregnancy Center. The boutique offers gently-used clothing to the public and clients of the non-profit.
The Pregnancy Center’s new location – a two-story, 12,000 square-foot-building on Caring Way - is strikingly different from their old space directly across East Church Street. Not only is the facility several times larger, it’s fully renovated, and was donated to the non-profit outright by the Hammill Family Foundation. The space will allow them to expand their offerings to the community.
“This is an absolute dream come true,” said Pregnancy Center Executive Director Pat Page at the ribbon cutting ceremony, Monday, Aug. 24. “When I met with the Hammills, they had plans I didn’t know about. They asked what we needed and I told them we were out of room. They said they wanted to help – at first I thought they might add a shed onto our old building, but they told me to dream big. It’s incredible, and we are giving all the glory to God.”
David Shouse, center, with supporters when he submitted his petition signatures to the elections office on August 13. Shouse will face Kris Stancil in November.
Last night, Tuesday, Aug. 25 just after 10 p.m., the Pickens Elections Office verified the needed 620 signatures for Independent candidate David Shouse to make November ballot. Shouse will run against Kris Stancil who won GOP primary. Shouse said he predicts he will win in a "landslide" victory.
Jasper fire crews extinguish flames from a car that crashed near the Hwy515/53 intersection Monday, after the driver fled from a Ga. State Trooper. The driver was charged with DUI among other offenses.
A Ga. State Patrol chase of a Canton man driving wildly on a crowded portion of Highway 515 Monday ended with the fleeing driver crashing into a stopped trailer at the Highway 53 intersection.
According to Ga. State Patrol reports, a trooper spotted the driver in a Ford Focus travelling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes recklessly with no signals.
Isabelle’s Book Club at the Jail (l-r)– Major June Blackwell, Lt. Heather Wofford and Major Mitch Yeargin from the sheriff’s office with Judy Wyndham, Kathy Ciomek, Kayla Hollifield and Stacy Strongman from the book group.
It’s odd to see a table of brightly colored children’s books sitting the lobby of the county jail, but a new ministry here believes their presence can make an important difference in the lives of children who have parents incarcerated.
The table is manned by volunteers from The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, who are part of Isabelle’s Book Club, a ministry providing free and popular children’s titles to any youth (the books ranged from those for the youngest readers up to Harry Potter titles). The books are donated by Barnes and Noble for the program.