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Lost Bible returned to owner

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The owner hadn't seen his Bible in years, but thanks to a resident who wanted to find the rightful owner the sacred book has been returned. 

In what could be considered no less than a Christmas miracle, a Bible was reunited with its owner after the Progress ran an article reporting it had been found on the side of the road. 

The Bible was turned over to the Progress by a woman who had the same last name as the one printed on its front cover – “William Paul Stanfield.” A motorist found the Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible in the Pleasant Hill area and gave it to Donna Stanfield’s husband, owner of Jasper TV & Appliance, in April. Mrs. Stanfield, who is not related to William Paul Stanfield, found it on a bookshelf in her living room last month while she was cleaning and

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Mixed winter bag — Some get ice, others wind

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The photo shows ice-covered roads near the top of Hendricks Mountain in Bent Tree. At 2,650 feet of elevation, the conditions were markedly different on Hendricks Mountain than other areas of the county. Photographer Robin Dunn described it as looking like ice cubes littering the ground where frozen precipitation had been blown from trees.

Pickens County was hit with the first storm of the season Saturday ahead of winter’s official December 21st start. The storm produced a wide variety of conditions depending on the area of the county.

Higher elevations such as Monument Road and areas inside Bent Tree were hit with ice and snow creating slick roads. Henderson Mountain, which generally sees similar conditions to the Monument Road area, was bypassed by this storm with no problems reported there.

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We want your Christmas recipes!


Are your candied nuts the first to go at holiday parties? Do you have a unique twist on a green bean casserole that makes it a family favorite? This year the Progress wants to feature a variety of the best Christmas recipes from local cooks and bakers in an edition leading up to the holiday. If you’d like your recipe considered please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , drop it by our Main Street office, send it to us on Facebook, or snail mail it to Pickens County Progress P.O. Box 67, Jasper, Ga. 30143. We will need submissions no later than end of business day Friday, December 14. A photo of either the cook or dish to accompany the recipe is preferred, but not required.

Murder conviction, life sentences upheld by Supreme Court



Published Monday, December 10, 2018


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Read more: Murder conviction, life sentences upheld by Supreme Court

Christmas wreath ceremony at veterans park Dec. 12th

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By Frank Leist


Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park


Pickens County citizens and veterans are invited to the second annual Christmas wreath placement at the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (PCVMP). By placing this Christmas wreath, we are honoring our veteran’s past and current. 

We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.

Read more: Christmas wreath ceremony at veterans park Dec. 12th