By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
A handful of Republican statewide officeholders rushed to President Donald Trump’s defense Thursday night as he lashed out against Georgia’s election system just before his lead over Democratic challenger Joe Biden evaporated overnight in the Peach State.
In a prime-time televised speech Thursday, Trump accused Georgia election officials of improperly counting mail-in votes and of having “an election apparatus run by Democrats,” even though both the governor and the state’s election chief are Republicans.
The Republican president, who has called for halting ballot counts in some tight-race states, also made unfounded claims Georgia election officials were accepting ballots after the 7 p.m. Election Day deadline. Similar allegations were made in a Trump campaign lawsuit that a Chatham County judge tossed Thursday.
By Suellen Reitz
American Legion Writer
This year has been fraught with lengthy postponements and cancellations due to the pandemic across our nation and in our own community. Its presence has affected us all. However, there are some things that should not be dismissed or forgotten…and that includes honoring our veterans.
With over 3,000 veterans living in Pickens County, Veterans Day has always been a special day of recognition for all who have served or are currently serving in the United States of America military. This tradition of honoring our men and women in uniform continues with modifications to ensure the safety of our veterans and supporting citizens who wish to attend this year’s celebration.
American Legion Post 149 along with the Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Riders, Sons of American Legion, and Pickens County Veterans Memorial members will
Don Russell hard at work at the Community Thrift Store, which he founded in 2000.
Don Kent Russell, the leading voice in non-profit work in Pickens County for two decades, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 after a year of declining health, though he continued to work a full schedule until the very end.
Russell, who moved here in 1997, leaves a legacy from founding several of the biggest non-profits in this county and serving on the boards of virtually all the non-profit groups here. He was recognized in 2001 as the Pickens County Citizen of the Year.
Watch out for deer on and near roads during the fall season. Why during fall? This time of year is peak deer activity season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Motorists should be alert and pay close attention to roadsides as we are nearing the annual peak time of year for deer movement,” said Charlie Killmaster, state deer biologist with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. “Keep in mind that deer often travel in groups, so if a deer crosses the road ahead of you there is a good chance that another will follow. In many cases,
Outage numbers continue to decrease for members of Amicalola EMC following devastation from Tropical Storm Zeta, currently at 4,418 members without power, but this storm is going to go down in the record books for Amicalola EMC. It's not often that a tropical storm holds together long enough to get to north Georgia. We love the beauty and woodlands of our rural area, but with the number of trees in our service area, 60 - 70 mph wind gusts are going to create significant damage. Our broken pole count is down at 80 and continues to rise.