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$2 Million winning Powerball ticket sold at West End


Powerball jackpot hits $196M for Saturday’s drawingpowerball


A winning ticket worth $2 million was sold at West End Grocery in Jasper from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, according to the Ga. Lottery media relations. The winner had not come forward as of Friday afternoon. A lottery official said the winner has 180 days to claim their prize.


 Powerball is on a roll as the jackpot reaches nearly $200 million for Saturday’s drawing. Saturday’s drawing is at an estimated $196 million to a single annuity winner, and the excitement is growing across Georgia.

The Powerball jackpot has grown since Aug. 13 and has rolled 11 times.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $196 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $116 million. Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.


Join Piedmont's Dr. Flint for Dinner & Discussion on Hip Replacement

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Jasper, Ga (September 18, 2014) – Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is proud to announce its next dinner and discussion offered to the community on joint health and the latest treatment options for hip replacement. The discussion will be led by orthopaedic surgeon Russell Flint, MD on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The discussion will cover typical issues encountered with hip pain and solutions including advances in hip replacement and treatment options for hip pain and a question and answer segment.

The event will take place in the Education Room at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital at 1266 Highway 515 South, Jasper, Georgia.  

To RSVP, call 706.705.5032. Seating is limited and registration is required.


Cove Road reopens after lumber truck overturns



Latest estimate from crews on scene are the S turn section of Cove Road could open this evening by around 6 p.m. but that was a "shooting for" time, subject to change.


Cove Road, a major thoroughfare for east/west commutes in Pickens County, may remain closed all day with a load of lumber and overturned tractor-trailer in the steep S curves section not far from Jasper.

No injuries were reported when the truck carrying the lumber overturned this morning. 

Pickens Commission Chair Rob Jones said that crews from out of the county are coming to assist in the cleanup, but the road could be closed until midnight Monday.

Allatoona drowning victim identified

Cherokee Sheriff Press Release

The female found deceased this morning in Lake Allatoona near the Kellogg Creek Day use area has been identified.  Sheila Ann Carlotta,  33 years old of Marietta was identified by family members and acquaintances who stated she was swimming in the area yesterday. Detectives continue to piece together the events leading up to her death but currently no foul play is suspected. No additional information is available for release at this time.


Original story

Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Kellogg Creek Day Use area on Kellogg Creek Road near the bridge at approximately 11:38 am this morning after a boater reported seeing a body floating in Lake Allatoona. The body was that of an unidentified white adult female with red hair. The victim had multiple tattoos on her body. It is estimated she had been in the water less than 24 hours. She was located near the beach area in approximately 3 feet of water and approximately 20 feet from shore. There are currently no missing person’s reports that would match the victim’s description.

            The body has been taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy which will likely take place Tuesday.