Dr. Carlton Wilson
Dr. Carlton Wilson has been named the single finalist for superintendnet of Pickens County Schools in a 3-2 vote from the school board. Dr. Wilson was selected as the sole finalist from a pool of 49 applicants. Dr. Wilson joined the Pickens County School District in 1996 as a teacher at Pickens County Middle School, where he taught for four years. In 2000 he began his administrative career as Assistant Principal of Jasper Primary School. He became principal of Hill City Elementary School in 2002, where he remained for 11 years. Most recently he worked as principal of Japser Elementary. The board anticipates finalizing Dr. Wilson as superintendent after the mandated 14-day public comment period. See full coverage of the superintendent selection and surprising 3-2 vote in next week's edition.
Cherokee County, Ga. April 26, 2017>. Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a tractor trailer that had left the roadway on Highway 369 near Yellow Creek Road in the Freehome Community at approximately 2:30pm Tuesday. As deputies approached the tractor trailer a three car accident occurred at the intersection. A vehicle, driven by Martha Spriggs, 58 years old of Canton, was traveling east on Hwy 369 and was stopped at the intersection waiting to make a left turn onto >
Members of the public are invited to the kickoff meeting for an update to a state-mandated plan intended to be a “vision statement” for county.
The Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan must be completely revised every 10 years, and updated every five years. The last update was in 2013.
Pickens County Planning & Development Director Richard Osborne said, “This is a locally, citizen-driven plan. We want business owners, farmers, residents to be involved, and they can be involved in the area of their interest. Say you’re interested in downtown Jasper, you can focus on that.”
Pickens Fire Marshal Curtis Clark reminds Pickens County residents that the state-issued outdoor burning ban goes into effect on May 1 for this county.
Clark said it will fall on local fire departments and his office to enforce it. The ban will last through September 30. It Includes all outdoor burning except campfires.
According to the Ga. Forestry website, “Who is responsible for the burning ban?
The open burning ban is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Air Protection Branch.
Mark Miller, a well-known local attorney accused of taking as much as $2 million from client accounts, was shipped to the Cobb County jail April 13th after filing numerous complaints against conditions at the Pickens jail.
Miller had remained in the Pickens jail since June 2016. He was initially denied bond as Senior Judge Richard Winegarden said he didn’t feel comfortable releasing him. In December he was granted a bond, but one so high his defense counsel said at the time it was effectively still no bond.
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