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Juvenile defenders suit settled

Details released after open records request



Two former juvenile indigent defense lawyers have been awarded a total of $75,000 in a negotiated settlement agreement following a lawsuit that brought breach of contract and First Amendment violation charges against the county.

Jasperse sees cautious optimism at legislative session

From medical marijuana to transportation



State Representative Rick Jasperse, who has represented Pickens County as part of his District 11 for four years, sat down with the Progress Friday to discuss the legislative session that opened this week.

Ga. Marble worker killed by falling stone


Updated Story -- Investigation follows death at marble plant (Jan. 22 Progress)



  Kevin Voyles with his wife Kim. Kevin was killed by falling marble slabs Monday night. A fund has been set up to help his wife and two small children.


[Fund established to help Voyles family] Donations may also be made at United Community Bank.


Pickens emergency crews responded Monday evening to a 911 call at the marble plant, 200 Georgia Marble Lane, in Tate where a worker had been hit by falling slabs of stone.

Well-loved business owner Maxine Moore dies


        Lifetime Pickens resident Maxine Moore passed away last week, leaving a legacy of unwavering support for and love of the community. 

Moore, who ran one of the oldest businesses in Jasper until the day of her passing, was known for her active community involvement with civic groups, as well as her tireless work to promote downtown Jasper and Pickens County.

Gov. Deal inaugural address text: 'A new term, a new vision, a new mandate'


Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the consular corps, members of the judiciary, my fellow Georgians: 


Today, we stand under the watchful eye of History. In a nation founded by pilgrims seeking new religious freedoms, in a state formed by an English nobleman looking to give debtors and religious refugees from the Old World a fresh start, in a city symbolized by the phoenix rising from the ashes of a civil war, and across from a new plaza where Georgians of today and tomorrow can exercise their rights to speak freely, to petition and to assemble, the hundreds of you here today represent the 10 million people across Georgia as we inaugurate a new term, a new vision, a new mandate to address the needs of our citizens.