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Appalachian Gun Range strives for comfort, confidence

Business-at-Hand: A look at Pickens County entrepreneurs

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“We knew if we made it comfortable and enjoyable for ladies, we’d be on target,” said Carlton Wilson, one of the owners of Appalachian Gun Range, on Highway 515 in south Pickens County.

Opening earlier this year, the range, located in the same building at Appalachian Gun and Pawn, is a combination of classic bare wood with the latest technology for shooters, including advanced video targets projected down the range, in addition to standard paper targets. 

Age of new moms on the rise

Education, geography biggest factors in age for first time moms in Pickens, throughout country



Women in Pickens County become mothers at earlier ages than women in more affluent metro Atlanta counties but are similar in age to other north Georgia women and those in far south Georgia.

     If you are a typical Pickens County woman, the age at which you will likely have your first child is 23.6, according to an analysis of four decades of births from data from the National Center for Health Statistics. But for women here with a college education, the age rises to 28.7, a full five years later. The average age for married women here to have children is 25.

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Gas down 2.6 cents


      Georgia, GA, August 20- Gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 stations in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.1 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.82/g, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on August 20 in Georgia have ranged widely over the last five years:

$2.18/g in 2017, $2.07/g in 2016, $2.42/g in 2015, $3.33/g in 2014 and $3.43/g in 2013. 

City, county pledge to work together on Grandview water

grading at grandview lake

Angela Reinhardt / Photo

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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Barbecue food poisoning lawsuit may move forward, rules Supreme Court



Published Monday, August 20, 2018


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