Owen Moss, pictured, helped the Dragons beat Cedartown 54-41 in a region matchup. Tucker Lowe put up 19 points in the game and Luke Rogers had his best game of the season, scoring 15 points on the night.
The Dragons basketball team had a full schedule last week as they took on two region opponents before hosting a non-region game on Saturday.
In the first game of the week, the Dragons traveled to Southeast Whitfield to take on the Raiders. The Dragons fell behind early, as they were outscored 15-13 in the first quarter. The second quarter saw both teams match shot for shot, with both teams putting up 16 points. The Dragons went to the half trailing by a basket.
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool.
County health departments and private providers are included in the locator. Additional locations statewide will be added when providers are ready to safely administer vaccine, and as vaccine supply allows. All health departments and most other providers require appointments for vaccine
Submitted by the North Georgia Health Department
North GA — Due to an overwhelming response to the recently announced expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility beginning on Monday, Jan. 11 in Georgia, the North Georgia Health District is experiencing some technical difficulties as large volumes of traffic hit our online system. Therefore, starting Friday, January 8, the district will add a toll-free hotline number as a means for eligible individuals to make an appointment for a vaccination at their local county health department. That number to our Call Center will be 1-888-881-1474.
Kris Stancil (left) was sworn-in by Probate Judge David Lindsey. Stancil’s father Johnny holds his Bible for the ceremony to make his son the commission chair for Pickens County.
When Commission Chair Kris Stancil went into work Monday, his first day as the head of county government, he arrived early but was slowed down trying to recall which of the numerous keys on the massive county keyring opened his office.
That may have been an appropriate symbol: Instead of moving directly into plans and goals, the commission chair first had to meet with department heads and assess how they were going to keep the doors open in the face of a county staff hard hit by COVID.
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The Pickens County School District announced Monday, Jan. 4 that school would not open on January 6 as planned, and would be closed the remainder of the week due to issues regarding COVID-19 spread. Officials also announced that in-person students would move to distance learning on January 11 for an undetermined period of time.
This is the third time this school year in-person students have moved to distance learning, including once in October and briefly before Christmas.
Later in the evening on January 4, the system announced that extracurricular activities could continue, with restrictions. This was a reversal of their original statement that extracurricular activities would be cancelled this week.