General news and features
Jordan Grassi will perform at Sharptop Arts Association
this Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
Submitted by Sharptop Arts Association
It’s not Jordan Grassi’s first time performing on the Sharptop Arts Association stage, but it is the first time her and her band have the evening to themselves – and this Saturday you have the opportunity to see this rising country star up close and personal as the third performance in our Summer Sounds series.
Patti Page (right), Executive Director of the center poses with volunteers.
By Meagan Hurley
The North Georgia Pregnancy Center of Jasper held a community wide baby shower July 10, encouraging people to donate infant necessities.
By Pam Knox
University of Georgia
While 2013 gave Georgians a break from the state’s usual sweltering summer temperatures, summer 2014 is shaping up to be more of a standard-issue Georgia scorcher.
Among other cases, child molestation conviction thrown out after
Defense mishandled case
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CHOISNET V. THE STATE (S14A0578)
The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the life prison sentence given to a Chatham County man found guilty but mentally ill of stabbing to death his 83-year-old father.
On March 5, 2007, 57-year-old Fredrick Choisnet, Jr. stabbed his elderly father multiple times, using steak knives, carving forks and broken coffee mugs. Police found Fredrick Choisnet, Sr. in a fetal position in the blood-spattered kitchen of his home on Leeds Gate Road. The elder Choisnet told police, “the boy tried to kill me.” He later died at Memorial University Medical Center from more than 200 sharp and blunt force injuries that caused him to bleed to death. He had also been strangled.