FromCherokee County Sheriff Office
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to be extremely careful of persons calling their home claiming to be with a utility company and threatening to cut off services if they do not make a payment over the phone.
Recently we have received information from citizens that explain they have received a phone call from a person claiming to be with Georgia Power threatening to cut off power if they don’t make a payment over the phone. This is a scam. Georgia Power does not contact customers by phone and request payment.
If citizens receive a similar call they should not provide the caller with any personal information.
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Georgia drivers are nearly 4.3% percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Georgia in the coming year are 1 out of 134, above the national average of 1 in 169.
Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority customers have been sent a letter reporting a recent drinking water standard violation.
But director of utilities Larry Coleman said the violation - which found the bacteria coliform in three out of 11 water samples taken - is no cause for alarm and that he suspects contamination occurred sometime during sampling process.
Talking Rock Pottery holds fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One of many ceramic busts decorated for Talking Rock Pottery’s October fundraiser. This bust was created by P.Z. Elliot from Greenville, S.C.
With names like “Drug Bust,” “Tangled Ta Tas,” “Wonder Bust,” and “I like Medium to Large” it’s easy to get a good chuckle surveying the wall of decorated clay busts at Talking Rock Pottery.
But the motivation behind the colorful display is a serious matter.
Officials with the city of Jasper and their recently contracted bond specialist attorney will meet with developers of the proposed Port Royal water park next week in Atlanta.