Parents need to select traditional or virtual model for all students
The Pickens County School System is urging parents to select which model - traditional or virtual – they want their student to participate in for the second semester. Parents will make their selections on a form recently sent to all families via email. The deadline for submission is Sunday, Oct. 25.
Parents must fill out the form again this semester for every student enrolled in the system. Parents will choose the traditional in-person model or the virtual model in which students will again use the Pearson Connexus platform.
Lions Club and First Baptist Church bring USDA’s “Farmers to Families Program” back to Jasper
The Jasper Lions Club and the First Baptist Church of Jasper are teaming up on Friday, October 23 for their second food box distribution. People can pick up their free food boxes from 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Jasper. This is a photo from the first food distribution this June.
Submitted by the Jasper Lions Club
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last month that more than 100 million food boxes have been distributed in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this month, the Department announced it had entered into contracts with 50 entities for another round of food box deliveries, which include contracts for purchases of up to $1 billion.
By Elaina Averett
Nurse Practitioner, Good Sam Clinic
About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of her lifetime. It is important for women to understand that having an abnormal mammogram does not mean they have breast cancer. When a woman has their very first mammogram they may "fail" or have it show up as "abnormal," because radiologists compare old mammograms to new ones and if it's a patient's very first one we have nothing to compare it to.
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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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.]