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.
Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record? Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and “battled” the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while kayak fishing on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam on July 27. Doughty, using a rooster tail with spinning tackle on 6 lb line, even had to abandon his kayak to “run down” the fish as his spinning reel almost ran out of line.
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, this 20 lb, 14 oz, 31 ½” catch beat the existing state record, established in 2001 by 2 lb, 8 oz. A new state record has to be at least one ounce greater.
Teachers at area schools worked this week getting their classrooms ready for the thousands of students expected in class Monday morning. Tate Elementary kindergarten teacher Regina Klaric is pictured prepping her classroom Tuesday.
Police Chief Greg Lovell said back to school means a heavy traffic load for downtown roads during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times.
“The peak of the traffic begins about 7:30 a.m. and it can run all the way up to 8:10 a.m. from both Jasper Elementary and the two middle schools.”
photo/ Jay Minor Sheriff Donnie Craig with Gov. Nathan Deal as he is sworn in as president
of the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.
Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig has been named the president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. He was sworn in at a ceremony by Gov. Nathan Deal in July.