From Marsha S. White
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
In December 2014, Reinhardt University administrators received the results of an investigation performed by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office regarding a complaint of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, brought to the Sheriff by a former Reinhardt student. The complaint alleged that a faculty member, Dr. Michael David Gregory, had inappropriate contact with the student.
During the review by the University, Gregory submitted his resignation, and it was accepted.
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Reinhardt University is committed to its values, and policies are in place which support appropriate and healthy interactions between students, faculty and staff. All necessary steps have been and will be followed in a timely manner to protect those relationships.
“We decided the risk was worth the jobs,” says Development Authority Chair Tom Lindsey
Commercial Interiors CEO Ken Pint at the 77,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Pint is optimistic that with financial controls in place the business, which supplies remodeling contractors for restaurant chains, is posed to get back on track.
In September 2013, Restaurant Interiors, a Jasper company producing solid surface counter-tops and other products primarily for restaurants across the country, received the “Small Business Rock Stars” award from a state economic developers’ group.
Less than a year later, the company went into bankruptcy.
See what happened and what the development authority has done to get this company back on track in the print and online editions.
Master Gardener volunteers stuff envelopes with plant sale particulars. If you haven’t gotten one, call 706-253-8840.
Submitted By Darla Huffman
The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased
Submitted by Reeder Burch
Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR program.
“I’d rather help make a deal than lose a customer” says manager
For decades the local Ford dealership was run by the Jones family - first Vernie then his children Jim Sr. and Mary Bryant. Jim Jr. joined the ranks later. In December, Greg Shottenkirk purchased the dealership from the family. The veteran staff, pictured above, is joined by new general manager Jamie Mundth, far right.
The general manager at Shottenkirk Ford may be one of the only new faces at the dealership, formerly Vernie Jones Ford, but he plans to be more aggressive in making deals happen as the new auto dealership joins the Pickens community.