• Bond Set in Farrell criminal case

    Farrell Bond Hearing July 18 2018

    JASPER, Ga – Arrested on June 24 for charges including cruelty to children and false imprisonment, Neil Roger Farrell and Janet Lynn Farrell met for a hearing on setting Bond for the couple pending their criminal case. Facing allegations of confining their daughter Olivia to a bedroom with limited restroom break and periods where she […]

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  • Brewery Ordinance Changes prep Jasper for new business

    JASPER, Ga. – Final approval came this month in the City of Jasper’s ordinance changes for breweries in the area. While details were discussed last month on setting the costs for the license at $1,500, it was the July 2 meeting that that approved the final adoption as well as the effective date of the […]

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  • Sharktop Ridge land annexed into Jasper

    JASPER, Ga. – The second part of the development of Sharktop Ridge Road has reached its conclusion with a city approval to annex the land into the city. Originally meeting last month to discuss the topic, the council had agreed to table the item to allow for a more detailed study on Burnt Mountain Road as […]

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  • Farrells’ Bond Hearing Continued

    JASPER, Ga. – The Bond hearing for Neil Roger Farrell, 56, and Janet Lynn Farrell, 54, began today as they face charges in the case of Olivia Farrell. However, the Bond Hearing has not reached a conclusion yet as the defense requested, and was granted, a continuance by Superior Court Judge Mary Beth Priest. Both defendants […]

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  • Kirk Raffield sworn in at Jasper City Council

    Kirk Raffield joins Jasper City Council.

    JASPER, Ga. – After May’s primary election night, Kirk Raffield pulled out a close victory of 272 votes to his opponents 262. With the 50.94 percent results, Raffield attended the city of Jasper’s June council meeting to be officially sworn in as a part of the council. With it being his first meeting, Raffield swore […]

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  • Jasper City Council discusses Sharktop Ridge annexation

    Jasper, Ga. – The Jasper City Council dealt with an option to annex into the city limits a section of property on Sharktop Ridge Road. The annexation is a part of a Planning and Zoning issue revolving around Paul King looking to have a residential development in the area connecting to Sharktop Ridge. The development would […]

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  • 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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