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City slapped with $367,000 judgement

Erosion issues at center of dispute


    Erosion seen here at Appalachian Villas last year may still need to be addressed by the city crews, whose previous work damaged the adjacent property, and cost them a great deal more in court last week.   

    A Pickens County jury awarded a property owner/developer a judgment of $367,000 against the city of Jasper last Friday over issues created by city work to address erosion concerns at completed apartments and town houses.
    In a lengthy, complicated case, lasting most of last week, lawyers for Future Capitol Holdings Corporation (FCHC) and the city duked it out over all kinds of technical terms relating to development, slopes, drainage patterns and whether a model shown to the jury presented the terrain as more rugged than it really is.
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Dragonettes to host Gilmer in pink-out game


Kayla Howard pitches versus River Ridge

     After a heartbreaking loss to region opponent River Ridge on Tuesday, the Nettes had a week to recover from nagging injuries. The rest could not have come at a better time, because they are entering the heart of the Region schedule. Tuesday, they will travel to Cedartown to hopefully extend their 2-1 standing in the Region.

JeepFest rolls over expectations with impact


Braggin’ Rights - Devin Jarrett was the high bidder in the auction for the chance to crush a cop car. The event was the highlight of the weekend as thousands of spectators watched Jarrett and a friend shred a Pickens County Sheriff cruiser with their monster Jeep.

     Last weekend’s Sheriff’s JeepFest rolled over expectations in the number of attendees and the financial impact to the community, much more than doubling the previous years attendance.


Animal lovers sought for volunteer work


    Bethany Carver is pictured with just one of the many shelter dogs who need daily walks.


Submitted by Pickens County Animal Shelter

     Join the Walk-a-Dog Team!  We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC.  
     We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8-9, noon-2 and 3-4. Get on the walking schedule in

Isakson, Graves oppose Syria strikes

Rep. Graves Opposed To Authorizing Military Force In Syriatomgravescolor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:

“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.


“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”


Isakson Statement on a Military Strike on Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.