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Woodstock man kills mother

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     Cherokee Sheriff's deputies responded to the Brookmill Apartments off Highway 92 in Woodstock Sunday night at approximately 9pm after a 21 year old man called 911 and told dispatchers he had killed his mother during a domestic dispute. Deputies arrived at the apartment and located Michael Jacobs, 21 years old of Woodstock, and his deceased mother Melony Jacobs, 54 years old of Woodstock, inside the apartment. The victim appeared to

Seized cash ensures crime doesn’t pay

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     Following the December 22 arrest of a 22-year-old suspected of dealing drugs and burglary, Pickens sheriff Donnie Craig said the ability to seize money prevents drug dealers and burglars from keeping what they made by the criminal actions.

            “Even if they make a little by selling drugs, that is going to be forfeited to law enforcement when they get caught,” the sheriff said.

            Read about the recent arrest and how local law enforcement and courts ensure that crime doesn’t pay in our print and online editions.

 

 

Help wanted scams getting better at deception

SCAM    When LaSandra Cooley first spotted a help wanted offering good money and benefits for an Admin Assistant in the Progress, it seemed a good offer, but like all scams it was literally too good to be true.
    Cooley said she quickly became cautious and didn’t get suckered in, but wanted to warn other people that scams involving help wanteds are out there – even in this weekly paper. She said she could easily see people being tricked out of their hard-earned money.

Mountain Man ready to rock big beard business

 

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“Only in America can you have a guy who cuts grass and grows a big beard because he is unhappy with corporate life and wants to be a rebel and now he is about to travel all over the country with a motorcycle company that is crazy as all get out and I’m a preacher,” thus said Jasper’s James Thomason describing the skyrocket rise of Mountain Man Beard Products in a recent interview.

For the full story on the rise of the Mountain Man's beard business see this week's print or online editions. 

 

 

GBI seeking the public’s help in identifying Cornelia bank robber

 

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     Cornelia, Georgia - On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at approximately 12:30 PM, a bank robbery occurred at the Traditions Bank in Cornelia, Georgia.  An undisclosed amount of money was taken.  The robber reportedly entered the bank wearing a Spiderman mask and holding a device, threating he had a bomb. No one was injured during the robbery.  The Cornelia Police Department and the GBI are investigating.