• State Superintendent Richard Woods visits Tate Elementary

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    JASPER, Ga. – On tour through several schools in North Georgia, the State Superintendent Richard Woods visited Tate Elementary last week to tour the school and speak with administrators on the beginning of the new school term considering much of the changes and challenges this year. During the visit, Woods got to see the school […]

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  • Appalachian Gun and Pawn break-in defended

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    Appalachian Gun, Pawn, Range, and Training in Pickens County saw an attempted break-in this weekend as they say 3 people were seen on security footage attempting the crime. According to a statement released on social media, the business survived the attempted break-in as they speculated that the difficulty of entry may have deterred the suspects […]

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  • Authorities arrest child molestation suspect

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    JASPER, Ga. – According to reports from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), a fugitive, Michael Case, was located and arrested on the evening of August 8. The 37-year-old, white male led authorities on a two-day hunt with multiple law enforcement agencies working together to locate the suspect. Local agencies […]

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  • Pickens VA Clinic dedicates flag on 4th of July

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    JASPER, Ga. – Today marked a special day for veterans in Pickens county as the VA Clinic not only celebrated Independence Day, but honored the day and the location as they raised, in dedication, a new flag on their flagpole. The American Flag was custom made by Annin with 100 percent American made materials according […]

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  • Black Lives Matter rally comes to Jasper

    JASPER, Ga. – Protesting continues across many North Georgia counties as demonstrators rally in the wake of media reports on the death of George Floyd and other protests. Tonight saw another of these rallies in the city of Jasper, Georgia, as police blocked off parking spaces and sections of side streets around the Pickens County […]

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  • Judicial Order closes Courts in the Appalachian District

    Judicial Order, Brenda Weaver, Chief Judge, Judge,

    GILMER, Ga. – An order declaring a Judicial Emergency has been released from Chief Judge Brenda Weaver was filed today in Gilmer County regarding civil and/or criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens counties). The order states, “The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the […]

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  • Elections Supervisor urges early voting in face of Coronavirus

    JASPER, Ga. – Pickens County Elections & Registration Supervisor Julianne Roberts issued the following statement today urging citizens to take advantage of early voting ahead of the March 24 election day. She stated: Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration would like to encourage all voters to take advantage of Advanced Voting at this time. […]

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  • Jasper tables zoning for further inspection

    JASPER, Ga. – Looking deeper into the rezoning ordinances, one application is drawing attention in Jasper as the owner, Wayne Reece, works with county and is potentially looking at reworking the housing project at 26 Hickory Street because of it. The topic seemed to be stalling at first as council member Dr. Sonny Proctor originally […]

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  • Pickens Teacher in custody for enticing children

    (Photo provided by Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)   JASPER, Ga. – According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, a Pickens County teacher is in custody today, January 31, 2020, for crimes relating to enticing children for indecent purposes. At this time, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has passed along a Release from the Georgia Bureau […]

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  • County opens Tate Fire Station with Ribbon Cutting

      JASPER, Ga. – Pickens saw celebrations and attendance from many officials as all three members of the Pickens County Board of Commissioners met to cut the ribbon on the new Tate Fire Station. The new facility is the second-largest fire station in Pickens County now that it is open and hosts larger drive-through bay […]

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  • Former Superintendent Wilson offers letter to citizens

    Wilson letter to citizens

    JASPER, Ga. – Many citizens in Pickens County have been closely following the developments in the Superintendent position at Pickens Board of Education (BOE) through a series of Special Called Meetings as well as those regular scheduled in the final days of 2019 and early days of 2020. Even FYN reported statements from Wilson that […]

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  • Accident stalls traffic in from of Walmart

    JASPER, Ga. – A serious accident has occurred in front of Walmart in Jasper, Georgia. Authorities are on scene responding to the incident and traffic is slowly moving around the accident. If citizens wish to avoid the traffic, it is suggested to find alternative routes. Various reports indicate that a motorcycle was involved as well […]

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  • Superintendent resigns amid last minute meetings

    JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Education has called three meetings in less than 48 hours of each other regarding the subject of the Superintendent position. This morning, at 8:59 a.m., the notice came from the Pickens County Board of Education for an Emergency Special Called meeting an hour later at 10:00 a.m. […]

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  • Jasper approves 2020 Operating Budget

    JASPER, Ga. – Final approval came this month for the 2020 Operating Budget with the Jasper CIty Council’s transition to the new year. The Council unanimously approved the operating budget resolution having gone through proposal, public hearings, and regular meetings. The All Funds total revenue is $10,937,353. That is $1,079,390 less than 2019’s total $12,016,743. […]

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