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Confederate re-enactors in Jasper

Big Mason's meeting to feature Civil war era artillery, programs



On May 24, the Cove Waterfall Association will host Confederate Heritage Day at the old marble quarry site located at 1800 Cove Road in Jasper. The event will feature the members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1239 and the Wool Hat Boys Confederate Military Lodge #1.

            Activities planned for the event which will begin at 10 a.m. will be an Historical program for the general public including personal accounts and family/ancestor accounts from the war, brief explanation of the reasons of the war and accounts of Masonic interest.


There will be a display of historical interpretations of typical Confederate military uniforms and weapons, including an artillery demonstration of a 12 pounder ‘Napoleon’ cannon. Other weapons on display include a Mountain Howitzer and typical Enfield and Springfield muskets. In addition, some typical infantry equipment such as the equipment used in the movie Dances with Wolves and medical and surgical equipment will be on display.

Food and drinks will be available for sale on Saturday morning during the Heritage Day event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

SPLOST wins by a landslide

Incumbent school board members beaten
Jerry Barnes wins re-election as west district commissioner


     Pickens voters overwhelmingly said yes to a one-cent sales tax to fund road improvements and overwhelmingly rejected two incumbent school board members.
    West District Commissioner Jerry Barnes was returned to office with a comfortable win over challenger Bart Connelly.

See this week's print or online edition for comments from candidates.


Massive meth bust puts dent in local supply


                                                               Photo provided by Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force
    Over a pound of meth and thousands of dollars were confiscated by the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force and Pickens deputies over a month-long investigation.

     According to Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force Commander Brandon Owens, a recent bust that recovered over a pound of methamphetamine, $20,000 in cash and resulted in seven arrests will have a noticeable impact on local supply of the drug.

See the print or online edition for comments from the drug task force commander.

12-year-old recovering after bike accident

“God had in place who needed to be there,” says father

    Grayson Cleghorn, center, with her sister Shaeleigh, right. Neighbor Grace Henerey, left, provided medical assistance when Cleghorn stopped breathing.

     What started as a regular day of bike riding on her street ended in an emergency helicopter ride to Children’s Healthcare  at Scottish Rite for 12-year-old Grayson Cleghorn, who suffered serious head injuries after falling off her bicycle the Monday before Mother’s Day.

Suspect eludes Cherokee agents by floating down river


From City of Canton Police

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On May 19, 2014 two Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) agents attempted to make contact with a wanted suspect, Terry Spriggs (04-12-1972). The CMANS agents approached Spriggs at a relative’s house near Westview Street and Marietta Hwy, Canton Ga., Spriggs fled on foot and crossed Marietta Hwy and entered the Etowah River. Canton Officer(s) assisted in attempting to apprehend Spriggs. Spriggs attached himself to a log floating in the river and would not swim to shore and began floating down the river.

Officers and CMAN agents followed on foot from the shore as Spriggs began to float down stream. They were able to follow for about a quarter of a mile before they lost sight of Spriggs due to the thick brush and trees along the shore line.

Spriggs is wanted for the following charges:

Possession of Cocaine x 1
Possession of Methamphetamine x 2 Violation of probation x 2

Canton Police Department, CMANS, GSP, Canton Fire Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Fire are still attempting locate Spriggs along the river near Marietta Hwy in Canton Ga.

If anyone has information relating to this case, please call 911.