Spencer Childers and Owen Moss showing some of their fish from the weigh in at the High School Bassmasters on Lake Kentucky.
The Pickens Bass Fishing team of Spencer Childers and Owen Moss wrapped up an amazing season last weekend with a 5th place finish at the Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake.
The event was held over three days on the famed body of water in Paris, Tennessee. The field was comprised of 670 anglers from 337 high schools across the nation. Anglers qualified for the event through various state championships and regional events held throughout the year. Childers and Moss qualified with their win at the Georgia State Championship on Lake Eufaula earlier this summer. This
A month ago nearly to the day, Nichole and Jeremy Carver got news no parent could imagine – they were told their infant son Hudson would not live past the age of two.
“Everything got dark and all I could see was a pinpoint of light,” Nichole told the Progress from Egleston Hospital, where Hudson was scheduled to have surgery on Monday, July 30. “My husband wasn’t home when I got the call from Emory. They said they didn’t want to say over the phone, but I wanted to know. I hyperventilated.”
That was the first week in July when Hudson, now nine months old, was diagnosed with an extremely rare condition - Gaucher (go-SHAY) Disease Type 2. As in Hudson’s case, symptoms become apparent within three to six months of life and can cause death before the age of two. Symptoms include enlarged liver and spleen, seizures, jerking, poor ability to swallow, and poor development.
After working hard for over a year, the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (PCVMP) group has reached its goal – to build a memorial to pay tribute to all veterans: those who have fought to protect and serve our nation in the past, those who are serving and those who will serve in the future.
The dedication service for the memorial is scheduled for August 1, at 11 a.m. Dedication activities include a formal military ceremony including the presentation of colors, singing of the national anthem, an Air Force flyover and a 21-gun salute.
From Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Chairman Sonny Proctor
The Board of the Pickens County Chamber of
Commerce voted unanimously to accept the
resignation of Gerry Nechvatal, our Executive
Director, effective Friday, July 27, 2018.
The Board of Directors would like to express our appreciation
for Gerry’s service to the Chamber, its members,
and our community and we wish him well in his
future endeavors. The Executive Committee is
working on an interim leadership plan until an
appropriate replacement strategy can be developed.
At this time, the Chamber of Commerce will continue
to operate in a normal fashion, and all events,
meetings, and committees will be held as scheduled.
We ask for the patience and the support of our
members during this transition, and we pledge
to take this opportunity to make the Chamber of
Commerce even better.
By the narrowest of margins, incumbent Jerry Barnes retained his seat as the District 1 commissioner in Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff.
Barnes defeated Amberle Godfrey 835 to 827, an eight vote margin, giving him a razor slim 50.2 percent of the ballots cast.
“That is something else,” Barnes exclaimed, when the tally was announced at the county’s election office.
Once he had regained his composure, Barnes said he had thought it would be close with third candidate Bart Connelly “throwing his hat in with [Godfrey].”
“I really had no idea what the outcome would be,” he said. “I’m just glad the good Lord took care of us,” he said.
Barnes said he had worked hard to be sure his supporters turned out.
In a phone interview, Godfrey said she wanted to congratulate Jerry, thank all her supporters and promised to keep working for the county.”
“I will keep working to move the county ahead,” she said.
The District 1 seat represents the western, and some of the south area, of Pickens County. There is no Democratic opposition, so Barnes will keep the seat without a November challenge.