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Community input requested in search for new superintendent

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Survey may be completed online

 

From the Pickens County School System

 

The Pickens County Board of Education is moving forward with the Superintendent search and provides the following update on the process.

The search and application information is now widely posted on multiple Web sites including sites of the school system, the search firm, King-Cooper and Associates, the Georgia School Superintendents Association, and the Georgia School Boards Association. Hard copy notices have been mailed to all school districts in Georgia. 

Inside look: Online child sex investigations

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Dan Pool / Photo

Pickens sheriff detectives and command staff make the second arrest in one week of suspects who came here seeking sex with a minor Friday. Both men had been communicating online with what they thought were teen girls, but in reality was an account operated by a detective.

     While Russell Michael King was being handcuffed in front of the Waffle House Friday night, Detective Steven Holmes, a large man with close cut hair and dark stubble introduced himself as “I’m [a name that matches an online profile of a 14-year-old girl].”

King, a 43-year-old from Lavonia, Ga., had found a teen account operated by the sheriff detective; initiated contact, began sexual talk, sent a photo of his genitals and arranged to meet at Waffle House in south Jasper Friday night. He was charged with electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor and child molestation.

See full story in this week's print or online editions. 

Pickens congressional reps excited by work under Trump administration

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Congressman Doug Collins office/ Photo

9th District Congressman Doug Collins, left, talks with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Collins was highly complimentary of the administration in an interview Thursday.

U.S. House members who represent Pickens County expressed confidence that President Donald Trump is off to a great start and that there is a newfound hope in Washington during telephone interviews last Thursday.

“I have never been as excited as I have been the last few months since I was sworn in [in 2010],” said Congressman Tom Graves, a Republican from Ranger who represents the west half of Pickens County as part of his 14th district.

See full story, which includes discussion of specific issues from each congressman in this week's print or online editions. 

Friedman named PHS STAR Student

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STARS - Teacher Wil Nix and student Jonathan Friedman.

Submitted by 

Optimist Club of Jasper

 

Jonathan Friedman has been named the 2017 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Friedman is the son of Aury and Patti Friedman of Talking Rock. He has selected Mr. Wil Nix as his STAR Teacher.

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, is administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its inception in 1958 the STAR program has honored nearly 26,000 students and the teachers selected as the most influential to their academic achievement. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors

Life sentences upheld for parents who murdered adopted six year old

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .