A good crowd turned out this afternoon for the groundbreaking of the Boys and Girls Club's new teen/youth center today. The building will sit behind the community center in Roper Park.
Above, Don Russell, a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia, addresses the crowd. See next week's issue for more information on this great local program.
Pictured from left are General Manager Jamie Mundth, Owner Greg Shottenkirk with Jim Jones Sr. and Jim Jones Jr.
Shottenkirk Auto Group, an Iowa based multi-franchised company, purchased Vernie Jones Ford Co. Inc. and will rename the Ford franchise Shottenkirk Ford.
Vernie Jones Ford was founded by Vernie Jones in 1969 and officially became a franchised Ford dealer in March of 1970. Jim Jones Sr. took over as Dealer Principal and General Manager in 1985 accompanied by his sister, Mary Bryant, as Office Manager. He was later joined by his son, Jim Jones, Jr., as New and Used Car Sales Manager.
Jim Sr. would like to thank the community and their loyal customers throughout the years and hope they will continue to support Shottenkirk Ford and the familiar faces at the Jasper location.
Updated story --
Updated story --
Atlanta, December 9, 2014 – In a 5-to-2 ruling, the Supreme Court of Georgia has denied a stay of execution for Robert Wayne Holsey, who is scheduled to be put to death tonight by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA.
The dashboard camera footage shows the green light and speed which is beside the P at the top. It shows the officer had slowed prior to the light but was speeding up after going through the intersection.
Captain Frank Reynolds noted the car beside the deputy may have partially obscured the pedestrian from the deputy.
Reynolds said the footage shows it was just an accident, with the pedestrian crossing out of any crosswalk on the dark road.
Reynolds confirmed that the deputy was off duty and driving home at the time of the accident.
The Pickens sheriff’s department released some still shots this afternoon from the dashboard camera of a deputy’s car that hit a pedestrian in Ellijay December 2. (see original story)