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Sheriff's Auxiliary treasurer arrested for taking funds

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From Sheriff Office Press Release

"On Monday November 25th, Carolyn Diane Green turned herself into the Pickens Sheriff’s Office for the offense of Felony Theft by Taking.

Green had served as the Treasurer for the Pickens Sheriff’s Auxiliary. The Pickens Sheriff’s Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide support to the employees of the Sheriff’s Office in times of sickness or hardships and supports the Pickens County Community in times of disaster by operating and managing an emergency shelter.

 

During an audit of the financial records, some discrepancies were found that created suspicion. To avoid any possibility of a conflict of interest in the investigation, Sheriff Craig requested that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) complete the investigation into the matter. Upon completion, GBI agents found evidence that led to the arrest of Ms. Green for Felony Theft by Taking.

 

Jones infuriated over delayed 2012 audit

County not at fault for late financials, says chair
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      According to Pickens County Commission Chair Rob Jones, the firm conducting the county’s 2012 audit – will not be asked to submit a bid for 2013.
    That’s because Jones says R.L. Jennings & Associates is months behind completing last year’s audit.

Pets save woman from fire

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Photo courtesy Pickens County Fire Marshal
    A rescue worker gives oxygen to one of Misty Register’s nine dogs that were stuck inside her burning mobile home Thursday.

    Three dogs saved the life of their owner last week, alerting her as flames tore through a rented mobile home while she was sleeping. 
    Chorkies (Chihuahua and Yorkie mixed breeds) Half Pint, Junior, and Shotzy  are credited with saving Misty Register’s life after a fire started at the

Fun in the mud: Lions collecting toys for Fill-A-Stocking

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    On Dec. 14 Pig Pen Family Mud Park will let people enter by donating a toy to the Jasper Lion's Club Fill-A-Stocking program. Above photo Laiken Owens

 

Submitted by Jasper Lions
    On Dec. 14 the Pig Pen Family Mud Park off Yellow Creek Road will hold a truck event in the bog. Entry into the park is normally $15 per person (children under 13 admitted free). But on the day of the event each person entering the park will have the option of donating a toy for Fill-A-Stocking sponsored by

 

Dalton Mayor to Run for Georgia Governor

Pennington Cites Deal's Ethical Failures and Needs for Real Job Growth and Tax Reform
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DALTON, GA - After several months gauging support around the state, conservative Dalton Mayor David Pennington is officially announcing his campaign for Governor today and formally entering the race.

In a video message to his thousands of supporters throughout the state, the conservative mayor announced his decision this morning.