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Drive carefully, new school year starting

Summer break is over for local students and education professionals. The start of a new school year will bring increased traffic during the early morning and afternoon hours. Keep this in mind while driving.

Solar Eclipse

Partial solar eclipse to be seen from Mt. Oglethorpe on August 21st

Eagle’s Rest Park, Mt Oglethorpe, GA…While the path of the solar eclipse is substantially north of Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe, according to the Pickens County Progress, there is a chance to experience a partial eclipse in Pickens County.

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Mountain Laurel Academy moves to larger location, adds grades

Mountain Laurel Academy (MLA) is proud to announce the expansion and relocation of the school. MLA was not offered a lease at the current location on Highway 53 and, after an exhaustive search, a new home has been chosen...

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Progress toward new tax exemption for Pickens’ seniors

Pickens Seniors for Change, the local group advocating for changes to the school tax in Pickens County, appears to have reached agreement with local leaders for three alternative exemption provisions for a “straw vote” ballot question for registered voters of Pickens County.

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The Pickens Report for June

Summer activities and events are in full swing throughout Pickens County.

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Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee to meet Aug. 22…

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Drive carefully, new school year starting

Drive carefully, new school year starting Summer break is over for local students and education professionals...

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