• Former Student found dead amid allegations

    Cherry Log, Ga. – Amidst allegations and being wanted “in connection with kidnapping and sexual assault,” Bradley Justin Cochran was found dead yesterday in Metter, Ga from an apparent suicide. Cochran lived in Cherry Log, Ga and was a former student of Pickens County High School, according to his Facebook Profile. A release from the […]

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  • Pickens dedicates Veterans Memorial

    Pickens County Veteran's Memorial Park August 2018

    JASPER, Ga. – It’s not Veterans’ Day, but you might think it was if you were in Pickens County on August 9 as they finally dedicated their long-awaited Veterans Memorial next to Lee Newton Park. Situated at the edge of the parking lot on Stegall Drive, the Memorial opened for the public with an official dedication […]

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  • City Council Talks Festivals in August

    JASPER, Ga. – The Jasper City Council’s August meeting saw a change in the traffic direction for this year’s Marble Festival in October as well as for the popular JeepFest event starting at the end of August. Haley Bouchie, President of the Jasper Merchants Association, presented a request to close a portion of Main Street […]

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  • LMIG discussion arises in County Meeting

    JASPER, Ga. – Addressing the 2019 LMIG (Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant), the Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session discussed the project at their August Work Session as to what they could accomplish on the list. The list, used for the discussion, totaled $2,083,467 estimated in materials cost for every one of the forty-one roads […]

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  • Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

    Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick. According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath […]

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  • 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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  • Fetching Features: a look at Gilmer Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

    Out of 159 sheriffs in the Sheriff’s Association, nine serve as regional vice-presidents. Then, there is the executive board with a first vice president, second vice-president,  secretary/treasurer, and the president of the Sheriff’s Association. This year, the position of president is filled by Gilmer County’s own Sheriff Stacy Nicholson. After serving for six years as […]

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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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