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Donations sought to feed students without food on weekends

620 snack bags served weekly during past school year

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        The Weekend Snack Program is a program that works to ensure that students in the Pickens County School System have sufficient food during their weekends away from school.  This program is a coalition churches, non-profit organizations and individuals who are interested in meeting the food needs of our students.  The program operates through CARES, a local non-profit for food, but it not funded by CARES and is self-supporting.  This is the 5th year the food program has been in operation.

Missing woman found

Updated -- Woman has been found alive.

 

 

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Updated -- Woman was found about noon alive.

 

 Original story -- Search and rescue personnel from the Pickens and Gilmer sheriff’s offices, EMS, fire crews and the DNR are continuing a search for a Gilmer woman last seen at the scenic overlook on the southbound lanes of Highway 515 Sunday night.

Trooper killed in action in 1962 recognized at Jasper GSP Post

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Marianne James, daughter of Trooper Frederick Looney, with the troopers from local GSP Post 28. A plaque in Looney’s memory was hung in the post lobby Thursday.

Thursday the local state patrol post unveiled a plaque in their lobby honoring State Trooper Frederick Herman Looney who was killed in the line of duty May 25, 1962. Looney is the only trooper from the local Post 28 to have been killed in action.

Ga. high court rules Six Flags liable for attack on visitor waiting for bus

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, June 5, 2017

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

 

MARTIN V. SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA II, L.P., ET AL. (S16G0743)

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA II, L.P., ET AL. V. MARTIN (S16G0750)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has reinstated a $35 million jury award given to a young man left permanently brain-damaged from a beating he received while waiting for a bus after visiting Six Flags Over Georgia.

Where are all the mosquitoes coming from?

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Raymond King

District Director of Environmental Health, North Georgia Health District

 

For mosquito control around your home, your time and money are usually best spent killing mosquito larvae on and around your property.  Many homeowners only focus on killing adult mosquitoes and ignore the mosquito larvae, which are easier and less expensive to kill. By all means, kill adult mosquitoes but don’t forget about where they came from.

The mosquitoes biting you probably came from the larvae in standing water on your own property or a nearby neighbor’s property.  The two species that can carry the Zika virus, the Asian