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Father of teen killed in 2000 crash wants justice

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This is the last photo taken of Dustin Inman, who died in a car crash at the age of 16, two days before Father’s Day.


    This Friday marks the 16th anniversary of the day that changed Billy Inman’s life forever.  On that day – just two days before Father’s Day - Inman, his son Dustin, his wife Kathy and their dog were sitting at a traffic light in Gilmer County when Gonzalez Gonzalo Harrell hit them going over 60 m.p.h. Inman’s son and dog died on the scene. He and his wife were hospitalized, and even though they survived Kathy has struggled with lifelong medical issues and is unable to work.

Rep. Tom Graves Votes to Cut EPA Budget, Sink Water Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which cuts the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by $164 million and maintains its lowest staffing level since 1989. The legislation also includes a provision preventing the EPA from implementing its “Waters of the U.S.” rule.
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     Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which cuts the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by $164 million and maintains its lowest staffing level since 1989. The legislation also includes a provision preventing the EPA from implementing its “Waters of the U.S.” rule.

Newton’s political future: ‘Who knows?’

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     Two weeks after the May election, Bill Newton was undeterred by his third defeat to Rob Jones in the race for commission chair, clearly not ruling out a future foray back into politics.
     His history against Jones dates back to 2004 when then-incumbent sole commissioner Newton finished first but failed to capture a majority in a three-candidate GOP July primary. Newton then lost his post to Jones by 19 votes in the runoff, 2,829 to 2,810.

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Terrapins vs. Ducks at city park

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         A pair of terrapins swim together as a duck passes by. Terrapins at the Jasper City Park pond range in size from small to large, and can been seen at times basking on the bank.

     They seem so unassuming. Their tiny heads poke out of the brackish pond water at Jasper City Park before they glide below the surface. Webbed turtle feet flip delicately to move them along.
    But these endearing chelonian are prime suspects for  injuries being reported to the goose and ducks at the pond, according to Jasper’s Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters.

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UPDATED: Attorney Mark Miller jailed for contempt of court

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 Mark Miller responds to arrest in this week's edition, available now.

     Jasper attorney Mark Miller has been arrested on criminal and civil contempt of court charges in Gilmer County for failure to appear at a May 27 hearing and for failing to respond to a court ordered discovery.

         Miller is well known locally for his criticism/commentary of the school system and county taxes.  

         According to the Order of Contempt, filed on June 6 in Gilmer County, Miller has been sentenced to serve 10 days in the Gilmer County Jail and will not be released until he responds to the discovery. He was booked on Tuesday, June 7.

Book-in from Gilmer County.