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Updated: Emergency Responders Locate Missing Child

 

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 Photo/ Ashley Craig
  The Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing child at approximately 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The child had gone missing from his parents’ home in the Hobson Road area of Jasper Georgia. The initial report indicated that the child was a 3 year old white male. It was also learned that the young boy had been diagnosed with autism. The boy had blonde hair and was last seen at around 12 noon.  

 

 

DNR drops charges against woman that killed bear

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     Bears everywhere -- Bear sightings are off the chart this year. Above, images taken by Dr. Robert Keller of a cub crossing the road.

    The Georgia DNR has dropped charges against Pickens resident Judy Gardner after she shot and killed a black bear. Gardner said she accidntally shot the bear while tyring to scare it away with her .22 rifle. Check out the print or online editions for comments from the DNR 

School budget meeting also covers 4-H, drivers ed.

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    In a called meeting July 24, the school board hired Lynda Wallace as principal of Harmony Elementary in advance of school opening next week.
    Superintendent Lula Mae Perry said Wallace comes with valuable experience from Cherokee County, where she was assistant principal at Carmel Elementary School prior to taking this job.

    Perry said there were several good candidates  for the job. She chose Wallace in part because of her enthusiasm. Perry said she believes that Wallace brings both knowledge of education and a great deal of energy to the job.
    Wallace’s husband, Chris, already serves as a vice principal in the Pickens system.


Pride of Pickens Ready to Roll

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band     Pride of Pickens marching band camp wrapped up last Friday, July 26. The band’s show theme this year is Sevens.

    “The theme is fun and challenging this year, and my favorite song is "Sevens" which is the first song we will be performing,” said freshman band member, Grace Wilkie.

Officer charged in K-9 death

 Press Release from City of Woodstock Police Department

WOODSTOCK, July 26, 2013: The Woodstock Police Department has completed its Internal Investigation into the death of K-9 Spartacus at the home of his handler, Woodstock Police Officer Chad Berry.

   On the evening of June 17, 2013, Spartacus was found unresponsive in Officer Berry’s assigned patrol vehicle at the officer’s residence in Pickens County. Immediately upon the discovery, Officer Berry notified his supervisor and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office respondedtoinvestigate the incident.  

   A necropsy requested by theWoodstock Police Department determined that Spartacus’ probable cause of death was heat stroke and that there were no other indications of injury, maltreatment, or abuse. Spartacus had also been seen for an annual physical examination and vaccines on February 21, 2013 and was found to be in good health at that time.