Jasper Police are investigating a slew of vandalized mailboxes and damage to at least two vehicles that happened some time Sunday after 10 p.m. and before daylight Monday.
Sgt. Matt Dawkins with the Jasper Police said they don’t know the exact number of damaged mailboxes throughout the Camp Road and South Main areas, as many people don’t report them.
Dr. Rawlings explained that the Klan of the 19th century did not have standard robes or uniforms. The organizers of the second Klan purloined their robes and the symbol of the burning cross directly from The Birth of a Nation, a 1915 motion picture directed by D. W. Griffith.
By Hank Hollensbe
The assignment was to attend a lecture at the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University on February 16 and report. One look at the center, both exterior and interior, and I was sure the experience would be worthwhile. It was.
At a regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 18, the Pickens County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.5 million Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) for the 2016 fiscal year.
TANs are short-term loans, which for several years have been used by the Pickens government to cover operating expenses, and have been the subject of much public criticism. TANs are typically taken out at the beginning of the year and must be paid off no later than December 31 of the same year.
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These programs are taking place at New Echota Historic Site, Chief Vann House Historic Site, Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic site, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site.
Craft a Critter
Sunday March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE,
Acworth Ga., 30102
Head Eastbound on Exit 285 from I-75, turn left onto Park Marina Rd, and right onto Lodge Rd or follow signs to Park Office.
Foster home numbers up some here, but more still needed
Pickens DFCS Resource Developer Carla Poole works directly with foster parents
and kids in the county.
There are two notes hanging on Pickens County DFCS Resource Developer Carla Poole’s office bookshelf, written in scribbled handwriting.
One reads, “Ms. Carla, Thank you for helping me find my forever home.”
The other, “Thank you for bringing me a brother.”
Right now there are 96 kids under the care of Pickens DFCS who want a stable home and family, whether it be one reunited with their biological parents or a new home with foster parents. Of those 96, a staggering 99.5 percent are from parents or caretakers who abuse methamphetamines.
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