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Night-time fishing at public fishing areas available beginning May 1

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For those evenings when you just want to wet a line no matter what the time, you can now night fish at nine Public Fishing Areas beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

“With last year’s success of allowing night fishing, we look forward to again offering this exciting chance to enhance angler access and opportunity,” says Matt Thomas, Chief of the WRD Fisheries Management Section. “Night

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New restaurant owner discusses plans for Old Mulehouse

Gastropub slated to open in former NAPA building

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Damon Howell / Photo

Old Mulehouse owners George and Pano Koulouris want to keep many of the unique features of the building, like the silhouette of a staircase on one wall seen above. 

      “It’s going to be like a gastropub,” said The Old Mulehouse co-owner George Koulouris as he gave this reporter a brief tour of the prominent Main Street building that’s been vacant for over a decade. 

     “It’s funny,” he said laughing. “I actually can’t stand the name gastropub - it sounds like you’re going to be sick at the bar - but we’re going to have elevated pub food and Georgia wines and beer. We want to be a place Jasper can really be proud of.” 

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High-fives all around for jobs well done

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Damon Howell / Photo

Olympians gathered at the Pickens High gymnasium Friday to compete for medals and have an all-around good time during the annual Special Olympics. Students from all the schools, along with clients from the Burnt Mountain Center, participated in a variety of games such as the wheelchair race, 50-meter walk, softball toss, 100-meter dash,  hippity hop race, balloon pop, shot put and running long jump. Pictured, Pickens High School Principal Chris Wallace is congratulating a first place winner. 

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Chattahoochee Tech shows off new carpentry lab

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Carpentry instructor Bill Mullis shows off new equipment at the Chattahoochee Tech campus to state rep. Rick Jasperse and school president Ron Newcomb during an open house last week.

It may seem like a simple assignment, students begin their career track in the new Chattahoochee Tech carpentry lab building sawhorses – the catch is they need to have edges straight and joints tight. 

As carpentry instructor Bill Mullis, with his 25 years of construction experience, explained holding up a basic tape measure, “this is the most important tool.”

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No new trial for man convicted of murder, rules Supreme Court



Published Monday, April 29, 2019


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