Problem highlights ongoing issues with building, say board members
The sign posted on the Pickens County DFCS office in Jasper on Monday morning.
The Pickens County DFCS office closed Monday morning, July 28, after black mold was found inside the Chambers Street building, according to DFCS Board members.
“Some days they don’t get anything and some days [the thieves] rack in thousands of dollars.”
This past June Pickens resident Robin Pitkins had her purse stolen from her car in broad daylight. Authorities have found the theft to be tied to a statewide ring.
A purse stolen from a local church parking lot earlier this summer has now been linked to a statewide theft ring with ties to Utah as well, according to Sergeant Matt Dawkins with the Jasper Police Department.
From Cherokee Fire services
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a car fire Wednesday night on Ball Ground Highway (Highway 372), near the intersection of Dodd Lane.
GDOT crews repair a bump at the intersection of Highway 53 and Main Street.
Friday morning, July 25, a Georgia DOT crew was at the intersection of Highway 53 and Main Street in downtown Jasper performing maintenance to the state route.
The Progress learned this morning that the Pickens man charged with possession of child pornography last week committed suicide over the weekend at a Marietta hotel with a gunshot. Thomas Rodriguez was released from the Pickens jail on July 17th on a $15,000 bond.
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Captain Sherman McEntire with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they were notified by the Marietta Police to deliver a death notification to the family Saturday, July 19.