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County blessed with givers

On Saturday night at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Winter Ball, the group announced its Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year…

$125,000 lottery prize still unclaimed

Jasper Food Mart owner Chirag Thakkar and clerk Sabrina Moriarty, standing under the Georgia Lottery prize check, want to find the winner of a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in early January. 

The lucky winner of a $125,000 Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Jasper apparently doesn’t know how lucky they are, because nearly two weeks after the January 3rd drawing the prize has gone unclaimed. 

“We were so excited when we got the news it was sold here,” said Chirag Thakkar, owner of Jasper Food Mart on Highway 53 directly beside Bojangles. “But no one ever came to claim it.” 

Public housing going smoke free

         In advance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) smoke free housing rule requiring all public housing to be smoke free by July 31, 2018, the American Lung Association in Georgia, with support from the Amerigroup Foundation, will offer quit smoking support for residents. Through the Smoking Cessation for Low Income Housing Residents initiative, the Lung Association will work with Public Housing Agencies and other local partners to provide smokers wanting to quit access to proven-effective tobacco cessation services such as Freedom From Smoking®.

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