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Tater Patch Players’ Farce of Nature now showing



The cast of Farce of Nature, ready to entertain you beginning this Friday.


By Pat Jewell


Tater Patch Players


You will want to be at the Tater Patch Players Theater this weekend for the Georgia Debut of the Jones-Hope-Wooten play, Farce of Nature. Tater Patch has staged two shows by the same playwrights, Dashing Through the Snow and The Dixie Swim Club. Both of these shows packed the house and everyone left with a smile on their face. 

Business uptick in Jasper



Hibbett Sports is scheduled to open this spring in the new retail area on Old Philadelphia Road in Jasper.

        The following are recent or ongoing developments in Pickens’ retail and industrial business scene:

•Fatz Café on Noah Drive in Jasper sold in June of 2014 for $1.76 million to a John B. and Georgette S. AS Narguizian of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Narguizians purchased the building and accompanying 2.48 acres from Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC. In March of 2014 Store Capital

Senator David Perdue Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy


     U.S. Senator David Perdue today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting legacy:
     “Today, we reflect upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroic dedication to the advancement of liberty,” said Senator Perdue. “A man of faith, family, and integrity, Dr. King’s words and actions remain an inspiration to all Americans. Dr. King reminds us that, despite disappointment, we must ‘never lose infinite hope.’ And it is my hope that we honor his legacy by working to expand liberty and opportunity for all Americans and future generations.”

Ga. Supreme Court rules in three juvenile death cases


Facebook comments led to murder conviction for mother who smothered 5-week-old



Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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            The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and two consecutive life prison sentences given to a man for randomly robbing and killing a popular high school football star as he waited at an Atlanta bus stop.

            In this high-profile Fulton County case, the high court has unanimously rejected Edward Wallace’s argument that there was not enough evidence to convict him. Instead, Justice Keith Blackwell writes for the Court, “we conclude that the evidence adduced at trial was legally sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Wallace was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted.”

Execution date set for man convicted of murdering fellow inmate


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens offers the following information in the case against Warren Lee Hill, who is currently scheduled to be executed on Jan. 27, 2015 for the murder of Joseph Handspike.

Scheduled Execution

On Jan. 16, 2015, the Superior Court of Lee County filed an order, setting the seven-day window in which the execution of Warren Lee Hill may occur to begin at noon, Jan. 27, 2015, and ending seven days later at noon on Feb. 3, 2015. Hill has concluded his direct appeal proceedings and his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings. 

Hill’s Crime (1990)

In August of 1990, Hill and the victim, Joseph Handspike, were both incarcerated for murder at the Lee Correctional Institution (hereinafter Lee C.I.). Hill was serving a life sentence for murdering his 18 year old girlfriend, Myra Wright, in 1986 by shooting her 11 times.