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Packing for the front lines: From left Wayne Poore (active 1964-1985), Ken Hulsey (active 68-72), and John Murray (active 61-66) work on assembling care packages last week for troops on active duty in Afghanistan. Bill Click (active 64-67) and Gill “Bulldog” Davidson (48-78) were also on hand working last week.
Wanting to make sure soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan know that those of us back home haven’t forgotten them, a group of local marines spend their time putting together care boxes to send overseas.
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Cherokee Sheriff Office Press Release
Cherokee County, Ga. September 13, 2013. An 11 month investigation into the death of a 17-month-old child culminated in the arrest of the child’s mother and her former boyfriend this morning. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Jamie Beck, 23 years old of Bartow County and Michael Naples, 31 years old of Woodstock, this morning and charged them both with Felony Murder and Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree.
The investigation began on October 14, 2012 when Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an injured child call at 304 Red Bird Way in Woodstock, Georgia. Deputies located a 17 month old girl who was unresponsive.
Bethany Carver is pictured with just one of the many shelter dogs who need daily walks.
Submitted by Pickens County Animal Shelter
Join the Walk-a-Dog Team! We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC.
We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8-9, noon-2 and 3-4. Get on the walking schedule in
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No contested races in Jasper
Talking Rock will see a number of candidates vying for mayor and town council seats in the upcoming November 5 election; Nelson will see three candidates campaigning for two council seats; but Jasper won’t see any contested elections.
Incumbent Peter Q. Cagle Jr. will run against Carol Opdenhoff for Talking Rock’s mayor while incumbent council member Angelia Payne will run again Terri Jordan for the Post 1 seat.
Post 2 incumbent Lynda Cagle will run to keep her seat against Cheryl Sams and incumbent in Post 5, Randall Payne, will run against Jessica Quinton Wells. Post 3 and 4 seats will go uncontested as incumbents Charles Opdenhoff and Espey Smith were the only ones to qualify.
Erosion issues at center of dispute
Erosion seen here at Appalachian Villas last year may still need to be addressed by the city crews, whose previous work damaged the adjacent property, and cost them a great deal more in court last week.
A Pickens County jury awarded a property owner/developer a judgment of $367,000 against the city of Jasper last Friday over issues created by city work to address erosion concerns at completed apartments and town houses.
In a lengthy, complicated case, lasting most of last week, lawyers for Future Capitol Holdings Corporation (FCHC) and the city duked it out over all kinds of technical terms relating to development, slopes, drainage patterns and whether a model shown to the jury presented the terrain as more rugged than it really is.
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