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Warmer temps a sign of spring to come

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 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.

Jasper’s GPS units to increase accountability

Mayor says technology also will decrease fuel consumption

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   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.

Connelly announces for District 1 commission

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Bart Connelly  

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.

Justice Delayed: Ben Abbott case

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Ben Thomas Abbott, accused of kiling his in-laws Feb. 2011.

Reprinted courtesy of Ellijay Times Courier
by Mark Millican
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    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.”