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Fire destroys Whitestone Road home

 

 

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Dan Pool / Photo The fire was too far along when it was reported for crews to save the structure.

        Flames quickly destroyed a rental home on Whitestone Road Thursday mid-morning.

Pickens crews were on the scene shortly after the fire was reported (Feb. 11th) but could do little to save the home where Mack and Betty Price lived.

Woman shot, three arrested in Pickens home invasion

Victim knew attackers

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The scene of the home invasion. photo/sheriff's office

Sheriff Office Press Release, staff reports

     A Lower Dowda Mill Road woman is in stable condition after being shot during an altercation in her home early Monday morning.
    According to a sheriff’s office press release, on February 15 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff deputies responded to a shooting report on Lower Dowda Mill Road. Upon their arrival they located Breeanna Clark, the victim, and she appeared to be bleeding. In addition to Clark, two other adult males were in the residence.   
    Deputies learned that three individuals had come to the residence and forced entry, claiming they were there to retrieve some items. The nature of the items they were seeking has not be released.
   See this week's print or online edition for full story.

Crack sealing resumes on Hwy. 108

GA-DOT

     JASPER, Ga. – Georgia DOT maintenance crews will resume today their work on sealing the cracks on the surface of State Route (SR) 515/Appalachian Development Highway in Gilmer County and SR 108 in Pickens County.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Early voting underway; voting "selfie" campaign launched

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    As of press time Tuesday, early voting for the presidential primary was much slower than Pickens County Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts expected, clocking in at just around 200 voters.
    “We’re a week in and I thought we would have had more by now,” she said. “Last Friday was our busiest day by far; we had around 70 people come through.”    

Classical guitarist to present history of music, briefly

       Marc Unger uses wit and humor to breathe life into classical music 
Marc-Unger    Unger will perform at the free Casual Classics Concert series Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 389 Bent Tree Drive in Jasper.
    Classical music doesn’t typically invoke feelings of a romping good time - but one local musician is out to change its uptight perception and show people that the world of classical music is as storied and interesting as any other genre.