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Updated: about 5:13 p.m. this afternoon, the missing woman was found safe. She was being checked by EMS, according to latest from the Pickens sheriff office.
From Pickens Sheriff
Teresa Ann Payne, age 49 of Pickens County went missing in the early morning on Sunday, May 10th.
Payne as last seen leaving her resident around 2:30 a.m. She left the area walking.
The initial report was filed on Sunday afternoon and she was entered into the missing person database (GCIC) immediately as a missing person.
Due to her continued failure to return home, The Pickens Sheriff's Office is working with the Pickens County Fire and EMS Departments to conduct a thorough search of the heavily wooded area.
An area command post has been established off of Willow Road in Pickens County.
If you have any information concerning her whereabouts, we are urging you to please call 911 and relay that information.
Over 100 gathered at the Pickens County Courthouse at noon to observe the National Day of Prayer. Mark Pordo of Living Word Church was one of many who led prayers during the ceremony, held at noon on Thursday, May 7. The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observation held in cities, towns and communities across the country.
A glamorous night - Prom-goers enjoyed music, food and friends at Saturday’s prom at Chattahoochee Tech. Sheriff Donnie Craig said students played it safe. There were no traffic accidents that evening. See the print or online edition for tons of photos from the event.
By Haley Lacuesta
PHS Draca staff
After a year’s worth of planning by the PHS prom committee and student government, prom was held on the evening of May 2 with the theme of ‘Rustic Romance’.
The theme ‘Rustic Romance’ entailed simple yet elegant decor, with extremely intricate centerpieces and soft browns and pastel colors throughout the conference center of Chattahoochee Technical College.
A composite sketch of a man suspected of attempting to lure a child into his car.
Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address off Charles Road in Canton Sunday night in reference to suspicious activity that occurred on Stover Drive in Canton earlier that day. A 9-year old girl told deputies at approximately 7 p.m. she was riding her bicycle near the end of Stover Drive when a
DA asks parents and teens to rein in illegal use before charges fly
Appalachian Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee has seen more than enough photos of naked teenagers recently, according to an interview last week.
What brought this parade of nude youth to our top prosecutor is a virtual epidemic of teen sexting across the district, which has resulted in numerous cell phone searches by law enforcement officers.
The cavalcade of nude teen snapshots is so widespread that Sosebee is going to all middle schools in the Appalachian circuit to address the problem directly with students. She is also arranging parent forums in all three counties.