• Drug ring exposed by CMANS and PCSO

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    JASPER, Ga – On November 18, 2019, Pickens County deputies and Agents of the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) executed search warrants at five locations in Pickens County. These warrants were based on a three-month-long investigation into the sale and distribution of methamphetamine in the Jasper area. The investigation involves a loosely organized group of […]

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  • Pickens’ Student Issues Shooting Threat on Social Media

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    PICKENS COUNTY, GA – On Thursday, Oct. 17, Pickens County School (PCS) Administrators learned that a Pickens High School Student threatened to a school shooting on social media. The threat was a photograph posted to Instagram and featured students in a classroom with two software-simulated handguns pointed at them. The photographer is holding the virtual […]

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  • Separate boys or girls bathroom procedure reinstated

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    JASPER, GA – In a statement issued on Oct. 16, Pickens County Schools (PCS) announced that the district is returning to its original bathroom procedure due to safety concerns for the students.  Girls will go into the girls’ bathroom, boys will use the boys’ restroom, and transgendered students will have the option to use the […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office Confirms Threats Related to Transgender Bathrooms

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    JASPER, GA – Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the several reports of threats and safety concerns regarding the now suspended transgender bathroom procedure at Pickens County Schools. The Sheriff’s Office has been actively involved in a couple of incidents listed below. On Thursday, October 10th,  a student made two statements on social media. One […]

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  • Pickens Board of Education Calls Emergency Meeting

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    JASPER, GA – The Pickens County Board of Education has called an emergency meeting as of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 for 5 p.m. this evening. The emergency meeting is for the purpose of an executive session. As of now, no other details about the meeting have been released. Executive sessions are closed to […]

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  • Superintendent Wilson Suspends Transgender Restroom Procedure

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    JASPER, GA – Citizens of Pickens County packed out the high school’s performing arts center to voice their opposition and support of the new transgender restroom procedure, leading Superintendent Wilson to temporarily suspend the administrative action. The meeting scheduled to last only two hours went well into the three-hour mark as close to 50 parents, […]

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  • 21 Car Break-Ins on August 24, Deputies Advise to Lock Doors

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    Jasper, Ga  –  The Pickens Sheriff’s Office uniform patrol and criminal investigations divisions are investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Wild Timber and Winchester Oaks subdivisions. In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 24th, approximately 21 unlocked automobiles were entered, resulting in multiple theft reports of belongings, including 5 firearms. One vehicle, […]

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  • Apartment Fire Near Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

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    Jasper, Ga – Breaking now: A fire broke out in one of the units at Mountainside Manor apartments off Bill Hasty Blvd. this afternoon. The cause of the blaze is unknown but believed to be under control at this time. City of Jasper Police and Fire Department are running point on the investigation and events. […]

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