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Murder and mutilation shocks community, 1940

Pickens' Most Heinous Crime Revisited

    Juanita Jones was said to be "one of the most beautiful and most popular girls" at Tate High School. The 15-year-old was murdered by her husband less than six months after her marriage to J. M. Carney, pictured at top.

By Larry Cavender
Contributing writer 

   Seventy-five years ago this week, Pickens County citizens were stunned by what many people believe to be the most heinous crime ever committed in the county. The murder of a pregnant fifteen-

Boys & Girls Club building could be finished by spring

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    Michelle Brackin and Don Russell at the bus drop-off of the Boys & Girls Club now under construction at Roper Park. More funds are needed to have it ready for kids by spring.

    It’s only when you actually visit the worksite for the new Boys & Girls Clubs building that you realize exactly how big this project is. Even the 20,000 square foot description doesn’t convey the magnitude of this project, now well underway behind the recreation center in Roper Park.

Don't let a DUI make your Halloween a nightmare

Police-CarWeekend holiday could result in partying and impaired driving increase

(ATLANTA) – This Halloween, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is warning partygoers and trick-or-treaters alike that even though the ghoulish holiday falls on a Saturday this year, it’s no reason to let your guard down when it comes to safety.

Pickens native hired as first DOE economic development liaison


Ga. DOE press release
    In an effort to continue building relationships with business and industry and provide relevant career education in Georgia’s schools, the State Board of Education last week approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to hire an Economic Development Liaison position at the Georgia Department of Education, within the Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) division.

Gas prices down over 5 cents


October 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website