Local artists C. Larry Wilson, Amelia McIntyre and Ed Brackin have volunteered to be dunked at the Cornbread Reunion on August 12th.
In the world of summer vegetables - the corn, the tomatoes, the beans, okra and squash - cornbread serves as their great unifier. It’s the cornerstone of any August harvest dinner plate in the South, used for sopping, scooping, and crumbling.
Tuesday, August 8th at 6 p.m., Dr. Samantha Blair, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dalton State, is giving a presentation on solar eclipse education and safety for the upcoming eclipse and bringing her solar telescope. This program is open to all ages. For more information, please contact Pickens County Library at 706-692-5411.
The VA clinic coming to this East Church Street spot, near Save-A-Lot, is expected to serve 6,000 veterans a year. It is slated to open in 2018.
The Atlanta VA Health Care System has entered into a lease agreement with AFTK, LLC that will bring a new VA clinic to Pickens County by next year.
According to Greg Kendall, Atlanta VA Medical Center public affairs officer, the Pickens County VA Clinic will provide primary care and mental health services to veterans in Pickens, Dawson, Cherokee, Gilmer, Lumpkin and surrounding counties.
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Drivers, Parents -- Major traffic change at Jasper Middle School. See description of new student drop off plan in special section.
Cherokee Sheriff Press Release
Updated -- Cherokee County, Ga. July 28, Kenneth Michael Williams 37 years of age, who is currently being housed in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide 1st degree and Vehicular Homicide 2nd degree due to the death of a passenger in the vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The passenger, Sandra Potts 37 years of age, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident on Tuesday.>
Original story -- Cherokee County, Ga. July 26, 2017>. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched Tuesday, July 25, 2017at 3:10 p.m. to a motor vehicle accident on Upper Bethany Rd at Damascus Road involving two vehicles. >
The preliminary investigation showed that a white Ford Ranger, driven by Kenneth Williams 37 years of age of Ellijay, failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by an oncoming black Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Blake Sears 29 years of age of Ball Ground.