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PHS honors the 2014-2015 class of the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame



Linda McAfee Hunter, Alonzo Hampton and Cay Roland Reece. 

 On January 15th, 2015, The PHS Athletic Department and the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee inducted the 2014-2015 Class of the Hall of Fame. After a meal, provided by FATZ Restaurant of Jasper, Pickens High School Athletic Director Kyle Rasco gave a brief history of the

Business uptick in Jasper



Hibbett Sports is scheduled to open this spring in the new retail area on Old Philadelphia Road in Jasper.

        The following are recent or ongoing developments in Pickens’ retail and industrial business scene:

•Fatz Café on Noah Drive in Jasper sold in June of 2014 for $1.76 million to a John B. and Georgette S. AS Narguizian of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Narguizians purchased the building and accompanying 2.48 acres from Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC. In March of 2014 Store Capital

Ga. Marble worker killed by falling stone


Updated Story -- Investigation follows death at marble plant (Jan. 22 Progress)



  Kevin Voyles with his wife Kim. Kevin was killed by falling marble slabs Monday night. A fund has been set up to help his wife and two small children.


[Fund established to help Voyles family] Donations may also be made at United Community Bank.


Pickens emergency crews responded Monday evening to a 911 call at the marble plant, 200 Georgia Marble Lane, in Tate where a worker had been hit by falling slabs of stone.

Ga. Supreme Court rules in three juvenile death cases


Facebook comments led to murder conviction for mother who smothered 5-week-old



Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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            The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and two consecutive life prison sentences given to a man for randomly robbing and killing a popular high school football star as he waited at an Atlanta bus stop.

            In this high-profile Fulton County case, the high court has unanimously rejected Edward Wallace’s argument that there was not enough evidence to convict him. Instead, Justice Keith Blackwell writes for the Court, “we conclude that the evidence adduced at trial was legally sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Wallace was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted.”