The Marine Corps wreath was one of five arrangements presented during the Memorial Day observance at Sunrise Memorial Gardens yesterday. A 21 gun salute was presented in the program by the Disabled American Veterans. The ceremony, which also featured speakers, drew about 150 people.
Garbage is irresistible to a hungry black bear. The presence of available garbage encourage bears to change their normal movement patterns and “hang out” in non-traditional range areas. What can you do? One of the first, and most important, things to do is to stash your trash to resolve potential human-bear conflicts.
Investigators at the scene of where a woman jumped from a bridge.
Press Release from Cherokee Sheriff
At 6:42 a.m. Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that someone had jumped from the Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge on the northbound lane of 575. This is the first bridge south of Pickens County. The creek shows up on some maps here as Sharp Mountain Creek.
When deputies arrived they discovered a vehicle parked on the bridge and a 35-year old-female deceased under the bridge from an apparent suicide. The name of the female is not being released at this time. There is no indication of foul play. There was a witness to the incident who was traveling southbound on I-575.
Antiques & Art Car Artist Market Saturday, June 11
Why let boring happen to your car when art can happen to it?
Why go with a standard one-tone paint job when you can paint an eccentric, brightly colored mural and attach flamboyant items to the hood, roof and bumper?
Incumbent Commission Chair Rob Jones handily won re-election Tuesday, making him the longest sitting top official in the modern history of this county.
Jones has previously won twice as sole commissioner and this marks twice as the commission chair. He defeated Bill Newton three of the times, including Tuesday where Jones took 2,384 votes to Newton’s 1,598. Jones received 60 percent of the votes cast.
Following the outcome, Jones said “his job” is what he credits for his long popularity with voters. He said he has always worked hard for the county and treated everyone fairly and he believed that voters recognize that.