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Pickens' Most Heinous Crime Revisited
Juanita Jones was said to be "one of the most beautiful and most popular girls" at Tate High School. The 15-year-old was murdered by her husband less than six months after her marriage to J. M. Carney, pictured at top.
By Larry Cavender
Seventy-five years ago this week, Pickens County citizens were stunned by what many people believe to be the most heinous crime ever committed in the county. The murder of a pregnant fifteen-
GBI agents processing the crime scene at Carver Mill Road Sunday. The GBI is automatically called any time a Pickens County officer uses lethal force.
Updated from Press Conference on Sunday
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New details released –
Several more details have been released on the Saturday night incident on Carver Mill Road where two deputies were wounded and a resident of that area killed after shots were exchanged.
Among the new details, there was a large contingent of officers from the Pickens Sheriff’s office and Ga. State Patrol on the scene as backup when the shots were fired.
If Jerry Watkins’ work as director at the Pickens County Animal Shelter is anything like his first day, his house is going to get very crowded.
Watkins started his new position last week and his very first day on the job he took home a calico cat.
(l-r)Tony Pritchett, Gilmer County EMS director; Kirk Garner, Ace Hardware; Alan Davenport, ETC; and Allen Wigington, chief magistrate judge.
Submitted by Piedmont Mountainside
Four men make up the 2015 “Real Men” team, serving as ambassadors who advocate for women to schedule mammograms. Alan Davenport and Tony Pritchett, both community leaders in the business and public sectors, are two of this year’s ambassadors.