Portillo responds to Jarrett’s letter


Letter to the editor submitted by Mrs. Edith Portillo in response to Nelson Councilman Jackie Jarrett’s previous letter. Please see link for that letter:

Jarrett’s letter to the editor (more…)

Letter from Nelson Councilman Jackie Jarrett


Letter submitted by Nelson Councilman Jackie Jarrett (more…)

Portillo Speaks About Nelson Departures


Letter to the editor submitted by Edith Portillo. (more…)

Nelson Loses Two Council Members to Resignation

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During last night’s work session a combination of disbelief and surprise seemed to be the prevailing feeling over the resignation of two city council members from Nelson. The two council members, Jonathan Bishop and Duane Cronic, hand-delivered their resignation letters to City Manager Brandy Edwards Friday, March 28, with no further discussion. (more…)

Nelson Council Members Resign

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In an email sent late this afternoon, Nelson City Manager Brandy Edwards advised council members Duane Cronic and Johnathan Bishop both resigned, effective March 28. (more…)

Courthouse Cost Sees Lower Figures, All Parties Set To Receive Funds

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With the final numbers tallied on the Pickens County Courthouse construction, County Commissioner Rob Jones was confident the bond will be paid soon and with the final budget coming in under what was set aside, a windfall seems to be set for all who participated in the first S.P.L.O.S.T. collection. (more…)

Nelson hires police chief

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Nelson City Council opted to hire Jim Koury as their new police chief in a special called meeting tonight. He will be sworn in February 3 at their next city council meeting.

Early morning fire ousts family from home

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A fire in the Winchester Oaks subdivision of Nelson woke neighbors with a start this morning. FYN is attempting to determine who made the call to the Pickens 9-1-1 but Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather stated they were notified of the structure fire at 5:47 a.m. (more…)

New Nelson officials take oaths of office

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As expected, Nelson swore in its new city council members and mayor last night. Board Incumbent Jackie Jarrett, newly-elected member Thad Thacker and new Mayor Larry Ray all took their oaths of office last night in the council’s first meeting of the year. (more…)

Pickens County sees new mayors taking reins in 2014

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Carol Opdenhoff knows there will be challenges in her immediate future but is hopeful she can meet them head-on and keep Talking Rock moving forward. As a resident in the town 16 years, the new mayor is looking to lifelong residents with historical knowledge as well as fresh ideas from newer citizens for input. (more…)

Basketball court, walking trails closed while Nelson City Park moves along

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Slated improvements to the basketball court and the walking trail in Nelson will be put on the backburner for the time being as the park is still under construction and the weather will not permit proper conditions to make repairs to the court area. (more…)

SPLOST Accepted by Nelson; Argument Taints Meeting

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Nelson City Council meetings are known for their contentious atmosphere. However the meeting conducted Monday night was marked by arguing between a public official and a citizen, unlike other recent nearby city meetings which were earmarked by S.P.L.O.S.T. disagreements. (more…)

Nelson City Council adopts Family Protection Ordinance

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The Nelson City Council met on October 7 and as part of their agenda, had a second reading of the Family Protection Ordinance. The ordinance has been held up in litigation with the Brady Campaign since May. (more…)

Hazard Mitigation Plan Set for Submission


Pickens County Fire Chief and EMA Director Bob Howard presided over a public hearing for the proposed Pickens County Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday. (more…)

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