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Ages 9-10 boys’ skills evaluation at the Roper Park Community Center last weekend.
By Haley Lacuesta
Boys and girls aged 4-14 met for the first time at the Pickens County Rec. Department on Saturday for the first step in 2013 youth basketball season.
After registration ended on Oct. 7, the Parks and Recreation Department received dozens of young applicants on the courts all day for a skills evaluation. The children lined the walls of the gym and demonstrated their abilities through a series of dribbling and shooting drills. The teams will be in-house only and are divided by age and sex. The season runs through January with the goal of allowing every child a chance to play.
Jasper seen as hub of national bank’s presence in Georgia
Stearns Bank recently appointed Dick Carlton as the national bank’s Georgia president.
Carlton has worked in Georgia banks for 35 years, most recently serving as EVP and president of two community banks in this state.
He has been married for 32 years to Vicki, who is also a banker in Atlanta. They have a son, Matt, who attends Kennesaw State University. The couple live in north Cherokee County. Carlton is president of the Canton Rotary Club.
Purebred animals confiscated from former show handler
Press Release from Cherokee County Marshal's Office
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, the Cherokee County Marshal’s office investigated an animal cruelty case at 585 Creighton Road in Ball Ground. A complaint was called in to the Marshal’s Office because of suspicions of animal neglect.
The complainant expressed concerns due to terrible smells and barking coming from the property.
The Marshal’s Office executed a search warrant, and the officers, Animal Shelter staff, a local licensed vet, a representative from the Solicitor’s office and an inspector from the Department of Agriculture all went out to the property to investigate.
Updated: The Progress was informed by the Talking Rock clerk this morning that Mayor Peter Q. Cagle died yesterday. He had been hospitalized in serious condition following a recent stroke.
Cagle was known as a friendly and hard-working mayor in Talking Rock, performing a good deal of work around town himself.
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This surveillance video from the BP gas station on Highway 53 West in Hill City captures footage of a man stealing beer from the store midday Thursday, Oct. 3 – and apparently having a good time while doing it.
The video shows a white male wearing white shorts and a blue t-shirt appearing to stalk the beer case and doing dance moves as he pockets three 16 oz. cans of Budweiser, which were reported as missing in the sheriff's report.
It is unclear at this time if the dancing was meant to be a distraction from the shoplifting. According to one of the gas station’s clerk no music was playing in the store at the time of the incident.
The store owner filed an report with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hill City’s dancing beer bandit please contact the sheriff’s office at 706-253-8900.