From Pickens Sheriff Office
Timothy Smith, a fugitive sought for the past two weeks, has been captured in Cherokee County. The Pickens Sheriff's Office would like to thank the many concerned citizens for their assistance, Cherokee Sheriff's Office, Jasper Police Department, 911, State Probation, Georgia State Patrol, US Marshall's and many others.
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Smith was the subject of a search in southwest Pickens after leading deputies on a wild chase and abandoning a truck in the Salacoa Highlands area on August 4.
There will be a contested school board race for Post 3 this November after independent Jennifer Galligan officially made the ballot last week.
The school board race will be along with the November 4 General Election, also featuring a U.S. Senate seat,
Georgia, August 11- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
photo by Ralph Dennis
An early Wednesday morning fire was extinguished at the marble plant in Nelson by crews from Cherokee, Pickens and the City of Canton. Some damage was reported to an older building that was not being used but was being renovated. Shown above is the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services ladder truck in action. Tim Prather, from Cherokee County fire, said in all about 40-50 fire fighters were involved.
Tim Reddin from Global Builders at work on the Chambers Street DFACS office. The facility is expected to re-open by next week after some repairs. Air test determined there was no mold threat in the building.
Independent air tests conducted this week at the closed DFACS office on Chambers Street determined the air was “as good inside as it is outside,” according to a contractor hired to address issues with the state leased facility.