General news and features
Rep. Tom Graves meets with Northwest Georgia leaders
in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) met with Northwest Georgia leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss their work promoting economic development in the region, specifically strengthening the flooring industry. Georgia Tech’s economic development arm, the Enterprise Innovation Institute, along with the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, helped organize the group of leaders and facilitate their efforts.
Michelle Brackin and Don Russell at the bus drop-off of the Boys & Girls Club now under construction at Roper Park. More funds are needed to have it ready for kids by spring.
It’s only when you actually visit the worksite for the new Boys & Girls Clubs building that you realize exactly how big this project is. Even the 20,000 square foot description doesn’t convey the magnitude of this project, now well underway behind the recreation center in Roper Park.
Ga. DOE press release
In an effort to continue building relationships with business and industry and provide relevant career education in Georgia’s schools, the State Board of Education last week approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to hire an Economic Development Liaison position at the Georgia Department of Education, within the Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) division.
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.