Katy Baxter (left) receives Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year award from hospital CEO Denise Ray.
Mammographer Katy Baxter was recently recognized as Piedmont Mountainside Hospital’s Promise 360 Champion of the Year.
Baxter, described by hospital CEO Denise Ray as “the most selfless individual I’ve ever met” was recognized as the hospital’s employee of the year for going above and beyond for her patients.
Baxter was nominated for the award after a patient came in for a standard mammogram. While
Looking for a hero - Wayne Jewell’s life is a shadow of what it once was. This Vietnam veteran and local volunteer is reaching out to the community in hopes of finding a kidney donor. Follow Mr. Jewell's search on his Facebook page.
In the 14 years Wayne Jewell has lived in Pickens County he’s given back through volunteer work with local churches and other non-profits. Now Jewell, who had kidney failure that’s suspected to be related to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, needs help from the community he was once such an active part of.
Mr. Jewell and his wife Pat are reaching out to friends, family, and strangers for a Good Samaritan that could save his life by donating a kidney.
Port expected to take 50,000 trucks off of the roads of Georgia each year
The cranes at the inland port in Chatsworth. Marcia and the train in the background show how large they are. They are able to stack containers five high. Love the flag on the cranes.
By State Representative Rick Jasperse
Last week the biggest long-term economic development project in our region opened just up the road in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port cut the ribbon after three years of work.
ATLANTA – State Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), Chairman of the House Study Committee on School Security, today announced that he will participate in the Federal Commission on School Safety's Final Listening Session on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama. During the meeting, members of the public, along with representatives of local and state governments, will share their views on how to keep students and schools safe.
“I am honored to participate in the listening session,” said Rep. Jasperse. “Nothing is more important to parents than keeping our children safe. By sharing school safety ideas, we can find ways to improve security on our campuses.”
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Long-awaited work to repair Grandview Lake dam is underway. The county will pay for the work but receive water withdrawal rights for perpetuity.
Per request of county commissioners, the commission board and Jasper city officials met last week to discuss the Grandview Lake reservoir project. In what some are calling an historic moment, the entities agreed to work together to utilize the new water resource in the best possible way for Pickens County residents.
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