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RV fire takes life of popular Jasper McDonald’s employee

One of her co-workers described Glenda Wilson as “…the funniest, happiest person I have ever met.”


By Larry Cavender

Contributing writer


A memorial service was held last Friday, August 10th, for a Ball Ground woman and Jasper McDonald’s restaurant employee who died in a tragic accident on Sunday, July 29th, in Bartow County.

The ceremony, held at the Gospel Outreach Church on Mineral Springs Road in Ball Ground, celebrated the life of 56-year-old Glenda Wilson, a long-time McDonald’s employee who perished in a fire. According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department, Wilson died in the fire which apparently started in the engine of an older model recreational vehicle she had recently purchased. 

Flyover Country: Excerpt from Progress contributer’s new book

Pickens Progress Contributer Larry Cavender


By Larry Cavender


[An excerpt reprinted from the book, The World Turned Upside Down: A forgotten man’s view of our fractured and upturned world – now on sale at the Pickens Progress office and at]


What exactly is “flyover country”?

Often, flyover country is a term used disdainfully by the liberal elites of the eastern and western coasts as that broad swath of nothingness they traverse when they spend hours on a plane commuting between the liberal outposts of the northeast and the left coast.

Sometimes, the term is used synonymously with the word heartland which means “the central part of the United States….”

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