• Substitute teacher charged after bringing a handgun to school

    JASPER, Ga. – On May 16, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m., our office was notified of an incident involving a substitute teacher who had a handgun in her purse at Harmony Elementary School. As we were notified, the substitute had already been relieved from her classroom and sent home by school officials. During the investigation, it […]

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  • Yes or No on Governor Deal’s Amendment 1 Opportunity School District discussed at Rotary

    Pickens County Board of Education Chairman Mike Cowart and State Representative Chris Coomer led presentations concerning Governor Deal’s proposed Amendment 1 creating Opportunity School Districts to help some 130 failing schools in Georgia.  There has to be a constitutional amendment because the legislation gives control of local schools to the state rather than elected school boards.  […]

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  • Jones Reported Missing ~ located in Vegas

    Tom Jones, reported missing March 4th, has been located in Vegas.  According to a report early Friday morning March 11th, from Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Jones contacted Detectives and let them know he was fine and was in Las Vegas.  We have no information as to why he waited this long to notify someone of […]

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  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Volunteer of the month

    Georgia Mountains Hospice Volunteer of the month is Maureen Atkins. Maureen has been a GMH volunteer since 2005. She helps with events and clerical projects. Maureen was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her grandparents settled there during the gold rush. She has 3 brothers,  the youngest is a Supreme Court Justice for Alaska. Maureen […]

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  • Jasper Police Department seeking info on burglary

    Case# 16-02-1264 The Jasper Police Department is seeking any information regarding a Burglary at the old NAPA building located on Main Street. The burglary occurred during the weekend of February 12 & 16 of this year. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please contact Sgt. Matt Dawkins. Any information is greatly appreciated. […]

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  • Arrests made in home invasion where homeowner was shot

    On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting report at 863 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper, Georgia. Upon their arrival they located Ms Breeanna Clark, the victim, and she appeared to be bleeding. In addition to Ms. Clark, two other adult males were in the residence as […]

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  • Homeowner Shot in early morning home invasion in Pickens County

    Pickens County Georgia, February 15, 2016: Early in the morning today, at around 1:30 am, Pickens County’s 911 center received a call for help at a residence on Lower Dowda Mill Road in south Pickens County.   Upon responding, deputies found that 4 perpetrators had entered into the home and shot the individual who was home. The […]

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