General news and features
Like bears coming out of hibernation, warm temperatures on Tuesday brought people out of their homes and offices to enjoy the sunshine. Walkers, runners, and these Ultimate Frisbee players were seen at Lee Newton Park just after lunch. Temperatures are expected to remain just below or above
60 degrees through the weekend.
Mayor says technology also will decrease fuel consumption
City Hall is watching. With a new GPS system, Jasper employees like Tara Benson can pinpoint where any of their vehicles are located. The system also keeps a log of vehicles’ travels and speed.
According to Jasper Mayor John Weaver, a GPS tracking system being installed on the City of Jasper’s 73 tagged vehicles will not only reduce fuel costs and excessive mileage, but will also help prevent wear and tear and increase employee accountability.
Submitted by Bart Connelly
My name is Bart Connelly and I am announcing my candidacy for the Pickens County District 1 County Commissioner seat in the May 20 Republican Primary.
My wife Cindy and I have been married for 39 years and we have lived in the Jerusalem Community for the past 14 years. We have two children and three grandchildren.
Ben Thomas Abbott, accused of kiling his in-laws Feb. 2011.
Reprinted courtesy of Ellijay Times Courier
by Mark Millican
A law enforcement officer who listened to the 911 call of a man who had just been shot said it was horrible “to literally (hear) the life draining out of a man.”
By Maria Boling
Don L. Shadburn, who has published six books on Georgia’s Cherokee families and heritage, will be speaking at the Pickens County Library on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30.