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Juvenile defenders suit settled

Details released after open records request

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Two former juvenile indigent defense lawyers have been awarded a total of $75,000 in a negotiated settlement agreement following a lawsuit that brought breach of contract and First Amendment violation charges against the county.

Jasperse sees cautious optimism at legislative session

From medical marijuana to transportation

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State Representative Rick Jasperse, who has represented Pickens County as part of his District 11 for four years, sat down with the Progress Friday to discuss the legislative session that opened this week.

Rezoning request for industrial facility denied

City to start pre-treating most dangerous roads in winter weather

 

        Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home.
    By a slim 3-2 margin, the Jasper City Council refused to grant a rezoning request that could have brought an industrial manufacturing plant to a parcel at Cornett Lane South and Highway 515. Jasper resident Tim Snow, owner of Access Concrete Products out of Dalton, submitted the rezoning application to the city on November 11,

Kaila’s Birthday Wish

12-year-old wants help for sick kids instead of presents

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By Brandi Strawn

     Meet my daughter Kaila, she is 12 years old. She is currently a 7th grader at Jasper Middle school. She will be turning 13 in February. When I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday she said she wanted to raise money for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of receiving presents this year. As her mom I was so proud of her to suggest such a selfless thing at her age.  

Pickens in desperate need of foster parents

 “All you need is an extra bed, patience and love,” said DFCS director

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Shane and Mandy Grizzle are one of just six foster families in Pickens County. The Grizzles currently have three adopted children, pictured above, and one foster child living with them in their west Pickens home. Call 1-877-210-KIDS to learn more about becoming a foster parent. 

 

Imagine that you’re 10 years old and a court has ordered you be taken away from your parents, who are both addicted to meth and who have been abusing or neglecting you and your siblings.