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Meth trafficking arrest at Riverstone subdivision

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A Riverstone Way woman, Nichole Kendall faces drug trafficking charges.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested January 5 for trafficking methamphetamine from her home in the Riverstone subdivision, an area not associated with drugs or crime, according to information released last week.

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Female mechanic opens exotic garage

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Damon Howell / Photo

Elite European owner and technician Ashley Waller with the shop’s lead technician Michael Miller. Together, the team services and repairs high-end European cars including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Lamborghini. 

 

 

Ashley Waller is the owner and technician at Elite European, an automotive repair facility in Jasper that specializes in luxury Italian, German and English cars including exotic brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini. Before moving back to Pickens County from California, Waller apprenticed and then worked for several years at Ferrari Beverly Hills and other high-end dealers.

  

Unzicker, Streeter and Mary Ann’s named the Chamber’s best of 2017

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     Nancy Unzicker was named The 2017 Pickens County Citizen of the Year. The award is sponsored by ETC. Unzicker is pictured with her husband, John, and Gerry Nechvatal (R). 

 

By Max Caylor

Progress contributor 

    

     A community good time was had at the Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Winter Ball held Saturday at the historic Tate House. The event is a platform to award the Chamber of Commerce’s highest awards.

     The first recognition went to Ralph Streeter as the Chamber’s 2017 Ambassador of the Year.  

Graves applauds Trump for advancing Keystone Pipeline

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order advancing the Keystone XL Pipeline:

 

“I applaud President Trump for advancing the Keystone XL Pipeline, which Republicans in Congress pushed the Obama administration to approve for years. Construction of the pipeline will support more than 40,000 jobs and add billions of dollars to our economy. It was subject to five safety and environmental reviews by the State Department, and is even supported by labor unions. This action will make a real difference to all of the Americans who will have the opportunity to work and support their families as a result of this pipeline.”

According to the State Department, construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline will support approximately 42,100 jobs and roughly $2 billion in earnings throughout the country.

 

Ga. Supreme Court releases opinions: members of rap group convicted of murder

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     The Supreme Court of Georgia is today releasing 13 opinions, 10 of which involve murder convictions. In addition, there are three lawyer disciplinary opinions.

      In today’s opinions, the high court has upheld murder convictions and life prison sentences for:

  * Ramel Brown (Fulton)                                     BROWN V. THE STATE (S16A1530)

 * James English (Dodge Co.)                                    ENGLISH V. THE STATE (S16A1754)

 * Gregory Joseph Johnson (Mitchell Co.)            JOHNSON V. THE STATE (S16A1649)