• Sheriff’s Office responds to rumors of officer injury

    JASPER, Ga. – Rising concerns from citizens and added confusion over incidents tonight have prompted the Picken’s County Sheriff’s Office to respond with details and assurances that there was not an officer involved in a shooting. According to the Sheriff’s Office, earlier tonight deputies received a call of shots being fired near the area of Big […]

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  • Piedmont Hospitals Support National Drug Take Back Day

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    PRESS RELEASE FROM PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE Jasper, Ga. (April 16, 2019) – From 1999 to 2010, opioid-related deaths in Georgia increased by 500 percent. In 2016, there were close to 1,000 deaths involving opioids in the state and those numbers are continuing to increase. Facing those statistics and knowing that all healthcare systems need to play a […]

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  • County finds funding for Jones Mountain Road slide

    JASPER, Ga. – The citizens of Pickens County breathe a sigh of relief today as County Commission Chairman Rob Jones shares information on funding for repairs of the damage that has shut down Jones Mountain Road close to two months ago. Citizens have been avoiding the area since February 22, 2019, when the county closed […]

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  • Cove Road Reopens to single lane traffic

    JASPER, Ga. – The City of Jasper has officially reopened Cove Road after rock slides have had it closed for nearly a month. However, with yesterday’s reopening of the road, there is a catch. Today will see only one lane of traffic available to citizens as clearing, repairs,  and stabilization of the area begins in […]

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  • Deputy dies in Pickens training facility

      (Photo from Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Social Media)   JASPER, Ga. – Two families mourn today after the sudden death of Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Englett, 29, during training in Pickens County. Englett was recently married and had just begun his first day of training in Pickens, but served as a deputy of Forsyth […]

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  • Cove Creek Fish Rodeo returns

    JASPER, Ga. – With roughly 25 years of the annual Fish Rodeo, the city is preparing once again for this beloved event. The Council heard the required request, and subsequently approved, for the Pickens County Sportsman Club Annual Fish Rodeo this month to allow the event in May. Sportsman Club representative Walt Cagle offered fliers […]

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  • Replacements, Rebuilds, and Resolutions in Jasper’s April Council

    JASPER, Ga. – April’s expenses for the Jasper City Council are on the rise as they approve purchases and bids alongside an approval for over $100,000 for the Cove Road incident. These purchases came from three different departments looking to update equipment for the coming spring months. The Jasper Police Department sought approval, and received […]

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  • Council talks speed vs. safety in Cove Road Issues

    JASPER, Ga. – Citizens of Jasper listened as Mayor John Weaver offered updates on proposals and plans for the Cove Road rockslide recovery. The council addressed the rockslide with information from City Manager Brandon Douglas who said the city has retained the services of Geostabilization Engineering for stabilization and repairs from the rockslide. Douglas said […]

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