The Roberts House evolved over the years into the beautiful present day house.
By Larry Cavender
For approximately 160 years, the house has stood on a prominent hill overlooking Ball Ground which is entirely appropriate because it is the home of one of the city's founders and most prominent families. The Roberts' House, which was built around 1855, is the only residence in Cherokee County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been the home of the Roberts family since A. W. Roberts, one of Ball Ground's founding fathers, purchased the house and property around 1887.
Alfred W. Roberts was born in 1844 and served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1879, he married Althea Georgia Ann Coggins, whose family was associated with many early business ventures in the Canton, Georgia area. Roberts was a charter citizen of Ball Ground, which was incorporated in 1883, and was a merchant, banker, real estate developer, and cotton broker in the town's early years.
$900,000 loan payment “first and foremost,” says Jones
Look down that lonesome runway -- Businesses have not flocked to locate at the airport tech park.
Commission Chairman Rob Jones said he doesn’t care if no new work happens at the Pickens County Airport, “the $900,000 has got to be paid.”
This $900,000 is a portion of the $3.977 million bond [loan] issued by the Pickens County Development Authority in 2004 and used to develop the 17-acre tract adjacent to the airport. This tract has been constructed to Federal Aviation
Updated: about 5:13 p.m. this afternoon, the missing woman was found safe. She was being checked by EMS, according to latest from the Pickens sheriff office.
From Pickens Sheriff
Teresa Ann Payne, age 49 of Pickens County went missing in the early morning on Sunday, May 10th.
Payne as last seen leaving her resident around 2:30 a.m. She left the area walking.
The initial report was filed on Sunday afternoon and she was entered into the missing person database (GCIC) immediately as a missing person.
Due to her continued failure to return home, The Pickens Sheriff's Office is working with the Pickens County Fire and EMS Departments to conduct a thorough search of the heavily wooded area.
An area command post has been established off of Willow Road in Pickens County.
If you have any information concerning her whereabouts, we are urging you to please call 911 and relay that information.
This grave marker suffered the most damage, being broken in half from the impact of the vehicle that investigators say rammed it intentionally.
“It’s hard to apply logic to someone clearly not acting out of logic,” said Sheriff spokesman Kris Stancil Monday when asked what motive might lead someone to ram gravestones with a vehicle at a country church cemetery.
Six different graves were damaged: one broken in half, another two or three stone markers heavily damaged and turned over and another two also damaged somewhat Saturday night at the Antioch Church cemetery.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia’s net tax revenues for April totaled $1.93 billion, an increase of $252 million, or 15 percent, compared to April 2014. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $15.78 billion for an increase of nearly $1.05 billion, or 7.1 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $14.73 billion through 10 months. Year-to-date gross tax collections, before refunds and distributions to local governments, totaled $22.15 billion, which was an increase of approximately $1.36 billion, or 6.5 percent, compared to the year-to-date total of $20.79 billion in April 2014.