Pickens Sheriff Press Release
Pickens County Georgia, June 19, 2015: On Thursday, June 18th, shortly after 1:00 pm, Deputy Chris Tucker and K-9 Flash had the opportunity to track through the woods of the Twin Mountain Lake area in search of an individual who had fired a weapon during a Domestic Dispute.
Around 1:00 pm, Deputies responded to the area of Twin Mountain Lakes Circle after the 911 center had received a domestic dispute call. According to the caller, 2 men had been arguing and fighting and one had fired a handgun. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies learned that the individuals who had been fighting were Tommy Voyles and Tony Childers. Speaking with numerous witnesses, deputies were able to determine that Voyles was the individual that had fired the handgun into the air while threatening Childers.
City of Jasper crews and a county inmate work detail began removing dead landscape trees from along Main Street Friday.
They were able to remove two dead and one badly leaning tree Friday. Because of the hand-digging around the bases, as well as the electrical, water lines, sprinklers and other utilities, the project is slow going.
Jasper Mayor John Weaver said it may take a week or more depending on schedules and other work. He estimated that 7-10 of the trees will be removed.
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According to the mayor trees planted in the sidewalks actually have a limited a lifespan. New trees will be planted. Weaver said he will consult a professional on the species for re-planting. He did not have a timeline on planting.
Georgia Lottery winner Mark Slaker, right, is pictured with his wife, Denise, their two daughters and Georgia Lottery spokesman John Crow.
ATLANTA – A Ball Ground father has won an extensive prize from the Georgia Lottery. Mark Slaker won a $12,500 prize from being selected as a grand prize winner in the Georgia Lottery’s Play It Again Reloaded Second Chance Promotion.
Sheriff office staff Kris Stancil, Sheriff Donnie Craig and Wayne Cooley at the new JeepFest venue in Marble Hill. Organizers wanted an event where they could leave structures in place for several years.
The annual Sheriff’s JeepFest got into high gear immediately for 2015 with 364 Jeep owners registering in the first 24 hours after web registration was activated.
Total registrations, t-shirt/hat sales, camping reservations and other online commerce for the September 4-6 event generated $24,100 in the first day of business at their website.
They are not here for the scenery but a group of what you might call forced tourists should be a boon for Pickens tax payers.
Since June 1, the Pickens jail has played host to 20-25 prisoners every day from the city of Sandy Springs, with the city paying Pickens County $40 a day/per inmate.