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The "Drowsy Chaperone" continues at PHS


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The cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” during one of the many show-stopping musical numbers in the show.


Submitted by PHS Theatre


PHS Theatre’s spring musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will be evaluated this Saturday on their opening night performance. The opening night is Saturday, March 16th at 7 p.m., held at Pickens High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.  

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, also called Shuler Awards, celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. The awards are named in honor of Georgia native Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama Desk

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Mass confusion at GOP convention

Katie Cagle elected youngest female GOP chair

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          It was a packed house at the GOP Convention Saturday, March 9. Over 140 people showed up to register in the party and vote for executive committee candidates. Delegates were seated in sections according to their district, but because of the unexpectedly large crowd more chairs had to be brought in and some districts had to be split into different areas of the room.  


     During a Mass Meeting/Convention that took over six hours due to holdups with participant check-ins, complaints raised about meeting protocol, and other issues, 23-year-old Pickens County resident Katie Cagle was overwhelmingly elected as the local GOP chair.

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In case where pit bull mauled woman, Supreme Court rules in landlord's favor



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The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled in favor of a landlord in this dog attack case, finding he could not be held liable for the injuries of a woman who was two blocks away when his renters’ pit bulls escaped a fenced-in yard and mauled her.

With today’s unanimous opinion, written by Justice Sarah H. Warren, the high court has reversed a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling that the case against the landlord could proceed to jury trial.

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“Sticker shock” over Jones Mountain Road repair cost

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The washed out portion of Jones Mountain Road.


       With first estimates nearly double the price expected, commissioners say there’s no way around spending money to repair colossal damage to a portion of Jones Mountain Road from a landslide last month.  

Jones Mountain Road has been closed since Friday, Feb. 22. Traffic has been rerouted along narrow, gravel roads – the only alternative routes in the area – through Trout Farm and West Price Creek roads. At the commissioners’ work session on Thursday, March 7, Public Works Director Kim Quinton admitted the 4.7-mile detour is inconvenient, and asked the public to “bear with us” through the repair process. It is expected the road will be closed for several weeks, but Commission Chair Rob Jones said he wants to get the ball rolling on repairs as soon as possible. 

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Wrecks, shooting equal "bizarre" night for local law enforcement

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The Cherokee-Pickens multi agency SWAT team was requested to execute entry and conduct a search warrant. photo/Pickens Sheriff


Pickens Sheriff Press Release

During a bizarre twist of events, an accident that deputies responded to on Highway 53 East in Marble Hill Georgia on March 7th at approximately 10:30 pm, turned out to be an Aggravated Assault case. Upon arrival at an accident, deputies found the driver of one vehicle to be suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Another vehicle, a motorcycle, was also found wrecked with no driver in site. 



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