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Moss Firearms owner Brannen Moss discusses the difference between the bolt-action rifles similar to the ones used by the Pickens DAV Honor Guard (top) and the AR-15s (bottom) similar to the ones he is raising money to purchase for the local chapter.
When Brannen Moss attended the funeral of his best friend’s grandfather – a retired Navy man - one of the Pickens County Chapter DAV rifles being used during the Honor Guard ceremony misfired.
“That’s not what you want to happen at a funeral when you are trying to perform your Honor Guard duties,” said Moss, gunsmith and owner of Moss Firearms in Jasper. “It’s embarrassing.”
Orlaco invests in new headquarters in Jasper
From Georgia Department of Economic Development
ATLANTA, Dec. 17 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that Orlaco, a global manufacturer of camera solutions for heavy equipment, on-road truck, crane and fork lift manufacturers, will open its first U.S.-based office and warehouse in Pickens County, creating 65 jobs over the next five years.
Case transferred to juvenile court
The trial of a 17-year-old accused of killing his step-father with a single stab from a Samurai sword appears to be headed for trial in January, a year after the fatal argument at a basement apartment in a Preserve at Sharp Mountain subdivision home.
Family of victim disappointed
by court’s handling of case
The mother and a brother of Christopher Allen, the victim in the Samurai sword killing in November 2012, expressed disappointment with the way the case had been handled in the Pickens court system.
If you’re a new customer trying to get a 706 telephone number, time is running out, because the North American Number Planning Administration recently announced that they have assigned the last of 706 numbers to service providers.
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As Christmas draws near, Mount Zion Baptist Church will be the scene this weekend for A Word of Life Gospel production of The Magi, a wise man’s search for answers.
The Magi tells the story of a Babylonian “Wiseman” who returned to Bethlehem 30 years after the birth of the Christ-Child. He came the first time bearing gifts and seeking a king. This time, still seeking a King, he finds a Savior.