Tater Patch Players production begins first week in May
Keith Galligan, a real life judge, will play a lawyer in the Tater Patch Players upcoming Inherit the Wind. He is shown with his kids Eli, Stella and Owen.
The Scopes “Monkey” Trial (formerly known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes) began in 1925 after a high school teacher violated a law that made it illegal to teach evolution in the classroom.
The trial attracted some of the most powerful attorneys in the country and created a media firestorm in the tiny Tennessee town of Dayton. It went on to become one of the most famous trials in U.S. history and was fictionalized in the 1955 play Inherit the Wind, which the Tater Patch Players will bring to stage this May.
The Progress looks at four different projects that will have an impact on the town
Pickens County is a small community, so when dirt starts moving people notice and want to know what’s going on. This week we look at a few construction projects happening around town, including medical offices, a gun range, a church and an auto repair/tire shop. See the full story in this week's print or online editions.
American Legion Post Commander Richard Rice, pictured at left, presents a plaque to Wayne Poore, who was named the Veteran of the Year for Pickens County.
By Larry Cavender
Wayne Poore, who served 20 years in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1984, including three tours in Vietnam, was named Veteran of the Year by American Legion Post 149.
American Legion Post 149 Commander, Richard Rice pointed out that Poore "is not just the Veteran of the Year for Post 149, but for all of Pickens County." Recently, Poore, who retired with the rank of Captain, has been instrumental in efforts to establish and raise funds for the Pickens County Veterans Memorial.
Justin Pruitt, 29, Ball Ground, was arrested at a hotel in Canton before sunrise on April 10 after warrants were put out for his arrest for a home invasion earlier this month.
According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office incident report, officers were dispatched at approximately 4:24 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4 to Old Mill Road off Highway 20 in reference to an armed robbery attempt. The caller, Mitchell Lingerfelt, told officers Pruitt entered his home with another man and robbed the home with a shotgun.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Supporting America’s Innovators Act (H.R. 1219), bipartisan legislation encouraging venture capitalists to invest in rural entrepreneurs:
“Small businesses and the entrepreneurs that create them are the backbone of our nation’s economy. But the Great Recession and the overregulation that followed has made it harder for entrepreneurs to access the capital necessary to start or expand their business, especially in rural areas like Northwest Georgia. This bill makes reforms that encourage venture capitalists to invest in rural small businesses, which will help create good-paying jobs in rural communities throughout Georgia and across the country.”