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Reward offered for burglary information

Updated story - Break-ins tied to two suspects in this week's print/e-edition.


Pickens Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing to investigate an increase in burglaries that have occurred between the dates of August 12, 2015 through September 11, 2015   The majority of the burglaries have occurred at businesses in the community. The consistent entry method in the burglaries has been by means of forced entry either through a window or through an exterior wall.  The most common items taken have been jewelry and currency.


Detectives are hopeful evidence collected at the crimes scenes will lead to the identity of the perpetrator (s).  In addition, anyone with information related to these burglaries is urged to contact the Pickens Sheriff’s Office.


Walker recognized by State School Superintendent



On Tuesday, September 1, Anna Walker was recognized at a reception given by State School Superintendent,  Richard Woods. The reception was held at the Department of Education office in Atlanta. She was recognized for her accomplishments this past school year in the Skills

Ga. supreme court reverses sexual battery conviction

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Dollar General eyes Grandview area

 dollar general grandview

Above, the intersection of Grandview and Cove roads. The corner parcel across Grandview Road from the old log cabin that housed Jasper Junction is where Dollar General is considering putting a new store. 


     County officials have confirmed that Dollar General is looking at a store site at the corner of Grandview Road and Cove Road, and that preliminary conceptual drawings have been shown to county officials.  
    But Norman Pope, county public information officer, said these conceptual drawings are unofficial, and that no permits for construction have been applied for or obtained. He said the county will become more involved when site plans are formally submitted.
   For full story see this week's print or online editions.

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