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UPDATED -- The fugitive sought by sheriff’s deputies Monday has likely left the area or is hiding somewhere deep in the rugged woodlands near the lake at Salacoa Highlands, waiting on dark.
Pickens deputies were continued to heavily patrol the roads around the Henderson Mountain area late yesterday but it appears Tim Smith has given them the slip.
Leaders from the Boys & Girls Club of Pickens County stand beside an artist rendering of their new Youth Center to be built at Roper Park. B&G needs $500,000 to break ground after already raising $1.7 Million to serve pre-teens and teens through the center. The B&G leaders at Rotary Club are: Michele Brackin, B&G executive director; Don Russell, B&G founder; and Ron Thompson, past board chair.
By Max Caylor
Boys & Girls Club publicity
“The teens of Pickens County need a place of hope where they can experience life enhancing programs and develop academically,” stated Boys & Girls Club founder Don Russell speaking to Rotarians. Teens would have their own area in the Boys & Girls Club new $2.3 million facility at Roper Park with land donated by the county.
Signature checks still underway on independent
Seeking to make school board ballot
Pickens County saw one of the lowest voter turnouts in years in last week’s primary runoff where David Perdue defeated Jack Kingston both in the county and across the state to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.
Problem highlights ongoing issues with building, say board members
The sign posted on the Pickens County DFCS office in Jasper on Monday morning.
The Pickens County DFCS office closed Monday morning, July 28, after black mold was found inside the Chambers Street building, according to DFCS Board members.
A tragic accident Monday claimed the life of the Pickens mother and daughter.
Photo from Tiffany Allen-Stephens Facebook
Progress staff reports
[Additional reporting from Mark Millican, Ellijay Times Courier]
A Pickens County mother and daughter were killed Monday morning in a tragic wreck on Highway 515 about three miles south of Ellijay as the 16-year-old was driving her mother to work.