• City manager updates with advertisements approval

    JASPER, Ga. – The latest in the city of Jasper’s separation of the positions of mayor and city manager came with council approval for advertisements for a permanent person to the position. Currently, the position is held as interim City Manager by Jim Looney. As a part of the position, Looney presented Carl Vinson Institute of […]

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  • Pickens BOC approves “Ready Pickens” Program

    JASPER, Ga. – A new collaborative effort saw attention at the Pickens County Board of Commissioner’s April meeting. Known as “Ready Pickens,” the effort could improve the public safety readiness of citizens and students in the county. Currently, Pickens High School has a pathway for law enforcement and public safety for its students. According to the presentation at […]

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  • Hunter Hill visits Ellijay

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continuing his campaign for Governor, Hunter Hill made a stop in Ellijay on May 2 to speak with local citizens about his plans for the office if elected. Hill spoke to local citizens over breakfast at Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant on Highway 282. Hill is a former Army Ranger who has been in […]

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  • Pickens proclaims Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Pickens BOC Chairman Rob Jones signing Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

    JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rob Jones met with members of the community April 17 to officially sign the county’s proclamation declaring April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” The proclamation urges “all citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the reality and tragedy of sexual assault, and by supporting […]

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  • Commissioners’ finances see Tax Anticipation Note and fundraiser in April

    JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners saw a work session and immediate subsequent called meeting to finalize TAN Documents and bids for the county’s 2018 Tax Anticipation Note (TAN). Having sent requests to five banks, the county received responses from two, Community Bank of Pickens and United Community Bank. The interest rates […]

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  • Health benefits discussion ends in Jasper’s March meeting

    JASPER, Ga. – On the agenda since January, Jasper City Council has been discussing self-funding for medical insurance versus insuring normally as they have been for years. They have had both Matt Bidwell, of MSI Benefits, and Kevin Godfrey, of Godfrey-Downs, looking through their contacts and markets to bring forth proposals to the council for […]

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  • Pickens election candidates qualify (FINAL)

    JASPER, Ga. – This week marks qualifying for the coming 2018 elections in Pickens County. Pickens County is holding elections for this year’s open positions for County Commissioner District 1, Board of Education Post 2, Board of Education Post 3, Board of Education Post 5, Jasper City Council, and Nelson City Council. Each day, FetchYourNews […]

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  • Delta Memo Addresses Recent Events

    ATLANTA, Ga. – National controversy swirled after Delta publicly discontinued their group discount relationship with the NRA (National Rifle Association). Then again as the Georgia State Senate removed a tax bill involving the aviation fuel tax credit which would have benefited Delta in the area of $40 million.   That controversy spread through social media […]

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