For the 11th consecutive year Taste of Pickens, a crucial fundraiser for the CARES Food Pantry, went off without a hitch. The day ended with full bellies, satisfied organizers and the best food to date. This year, 21 local food vendors set up at Chattahoochee Tech and dished out some of their best fare, from potato soup to fresh biscuits to pork with potatoes and cookies. “This is the best food we’ve ever had,” said Taste of Pickens volunteer Regina Camp who has worked with the program since it was founded. “We’ve had so many compliments.” Camp also said several new vendors signed up this year, including Home Restaurant outside Big Canoe, Quick Burger, A Taste of Joy, and Biscuit Maker. “We had some that are with us every year and several new ones,” Camp said. “We are most grateful for their participation.” The cake auction returned again this year, with seven cakes auctioned off to participants. Deb’s Bakery’s “Apple Pie Cake” landed the top bid of the day. It sold for an impressive $225. Camp thanks all the volunteers that made the day a success and gave a special thanks to event chair and Bojangles owner Kristal Beaver and volunteer Peige Payne.
Safety at Hill City eyed by school board
By Angela Reinhardt
Staff writer email@example.com A recent crash at Hill City Elementary during morning drop off has raised eyebrows with members of the school board who would like to explore options for improving motorists’ safety at the campus. “I feel…