Big parade expected
UP AND AWAY! The fair will open Friday and run through the Fourth.
The Jasper Lions Club, the longtime organizer of the local Fourth of July celebration, said applications have been rolling in for the morning parade.
“We’re expecting this year’s parade to be really big,” said organizer Eloise Lindsey. “We’ve got several floats and between three and four groups with horses.”
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Jasper on Tuesday, July 4th.
Just after the parade, at 11 a.m., the Town Band led by Dr. Carl McCurdy will kick off
Planning survey shows small town feel a desired trait
Survey Results: What kind of place would you like Pickens County to be in 20 years? In this “word cloud” graphic the size of word reflects the number of responses.
Pickens County has begun the year-long process of updating their Joint Comprehensive Plan, with a recent public survey revealing concerns about the county’s future and suggestions planners say will be valuable.
Members of the public have been asked to participate in the state-mandated process. Pickens County Planning & Development Director Richard Osborne has called the plan a “general vision for the future,” and said it could impact issues like zoning, emergency management planning, ordinances and public safety. The plan must be completely updated every 10 years for the county to be eligible for certain grants and funding.
Driver arrested for fleeing scene
A “man’s man” - Craig Wooten before the crash that took his leg.
Texting from ICU at Grady Hospital, Kim Fitts said the only reason her father is alive is because of Good Samaritans who kept him from bleeding out on the side of the road.
“He lost his leg six inches above the knee. It’s a hard time, but he's alive so I'll take that,” Fitts said. “If it hadn't been for the nurse that lived [near] the scene, the surgeon said he would have died 100% for sure. We are thankful.”
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One victim from Ball Ground
From Canton Police Department
UPDATE: Officers, Detectives and Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators have completed processing the shooting scene on Crisler Street. Detectives are actively in the field working leads in this case and continuing to conduct additional interviews in an effort to identify suspects and learn the motive behind this violent crime. The victim who was transported to Kennestone Hospital sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The twovictims killed in the shooting are a William Kendrick Randall age: 23 of Canton, Ga. and a Tony Samples age: 26 of Ballground.
The Police Department continues to request anyone who knows anything about this double homicide to call 911 or call the agency main number at 770-720-4883.
This is an active investigation and more information / updates will be released when available.
Original press release from Canton PD