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Shooting the Breeze with Tucker Green

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    PHS grad Tucker Green loves politics and small towns. He will attend University of North Georgia for one year and will transfer to University of Georgia where he will study either Business Management or Public Administration.

    Tucker Green recently graduated from Pickens High School, where he served as class president and was heavily involved in clubs and athletics. Green will work as an intern with the Pickens County Government this summer until he begins college in the fall.

Shooting the Breeze with Heather Free

Free talks tattooing, veganism and Bob Ross

Heather Free is a tattoo artist at Time Honored Tattoo in Ball Ground. 

When and why did you choose tattooing as a career path?

It’s kind of hard for me to answer that question. Some of my earliest memories are pretending to tattoo my younger brother and cousin with an army-green magic marker. I’ve always wanted to decorate the home I live in, so to speak, with images of things that I love and make me feel good.

Shooting the Breeze with Mike Haviland

Nelson Council member talks race cars, litter and running 100 mile races

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    This Nelson city council member moved here 8-9 years ago after retirement. He was originally from Niles Michigan, having worked in Economic Development for his career. He is married to Drina and they have four sons and three grandchildren.

Shooting the Breeze with Aaron Holland

Holland talks fantasy worlds, magic, orcs and trolls

    Holland, 40, is an author and  business and technology teacher at Pickens High. He published his third book last month and is currently working on another book in the fantasy series. He moved to Jasper 15 years ago and lives here with his wife, Carry Holland and their children, Hunter, 14, and Sarah, 11.

Shooting the Breeze with Keith Petty

Pickens native Keith Petty talks changes in community
    Keith Petty is a native of Pickens County and has been employed with the Pickens County Board of Education for 21 years. He has been system Teacher of the Year, a STAR Teacher finalist twice, and STAR Teacher once. He enjoys writing and has written for several publications including the Pickens County Progress and Georgia Backroads magazine.  He balances his professional life with simplicity, a few close relationships, and good books.