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Pickens Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing to investigate an increase in burglaries that have occurred between the dates of August 12, 2015 through September 11, 2015 The majority of the burglaries have occurred at businesses in the community. The consistent entry method in the burglaries has been by means of forced entry either through a window or through an exterior wall. The most common items taken have been jewelry and currency.
Detectives are hopeful evidence collected at the crimes scenes will lead to the identity of the perpetrator (s). In addition, anyone with information related to these burglaries is urged to contact the Pickens Sheriff’s Office.
There are multiple signs along Georgianna Street cautioning motorists to slow down, but residents say it's not enough to keep them from speeding along long stretches like the one above.
Residents along Georgianna Street in Jasper have presented a petition to city hall asking that “low rise speed bumps” be installed when their road is repaved under current plans.
No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many FREE celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Ace” the Beagle mix as he leaves the local animal shelter to join the U.S. Department of Agriculture program where he is training as a drug detector.
“Ace” the Beagle, has found his way from a Pickens County stray to work as a drug detector with the United States Department of Agriculture.
When Pickens Animal Shelter Director Phillip Tippens was called to pick up a stray dog outside of Garner Ace Hardware on East Church Street this summer little did he know the Beagle mix would wind up in law enforcement.
Above, the intersection of Grandview and Cove roads. The corner parcel across Grandview Road from the old log cabin that housed Jasper Junction is where Dollar General is considering putting a new store.
County officials have confirmed that Dollar General is looking at a store site at the corner of Grandview Road and Cove Road, and that preliminary conceptual drawings have been shown to county officials.
But Norman Pope, county public information officer, said these conceptual drawings are unofficial, and that no permits for construction have been applied for or obtained. He said the county will become more involved when site plans are formally submitted.
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