Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/29 – 4/4

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

North Georgia Chairmen urge Kemp to close State Parks

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Blue Ridge, Ga. – Twelve Commission Chairmen from North Georgia counties have joined together and signed a letter asking Governor Brian Kemp to shut down the State Parks.

“It appears that these nonresidents believe our area is a safe haven because of its rural nature. To the contrary, the influx of people into our communities has had a staggering detrimental effect on our resources,” the letter to Kemp read in part.

Georgia, North Georgia, Governor, Brian Kemp, State Parks, Close, Shut Down, Letter, Chairmen, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, Towns, White, Gilmer, Dade, Fannin, Union, Lumpkin, Stephens, Banks, Travis Turner, Tim Stamey, Greg James

Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey

The letter goes on to outline the resources in our area that have been affected by the out-of-towners looking to seclude themselves, including in these resources are food, dry goods and fuel.

It goes on to inform Kemp that our area is not equipped medically: “Our communities simply do not have enough hospital beds or medical personnel to care for the inflated population.”

Though only serving as a commissioner for a little over three months, Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey felt he needed to be proactive in bringing a solution to this problem: “I am a retired special operator and we don’t sit around talking about things, we get it done.”

Stamey who sits on the County Health Board said, “I’m on the County Health Board and talk to Healthcare workers in my county on a daily basis. They are the heros/heroines in all this. This virus does not spread itself on the wind.”

Moccasin Creek State Park, situated just North of Unicoi State park has been “crazy, 4th of July crazy” for the past three weekends according to Stamey, who has witnessed the impact on his county first hand.

Stamey initially contacted Rabun County Chairman Greg James and White County Chairman Travis Turner.

“I started this by just trying to get border counties on board,” Stamey said and added, “Then Chairmen were like well, did you call such and such, I know they feel the same way. It just kept getting bigger and bigger.”

Stamey said that all Commission Chairmen were helpful, on board, and taking the matter seriously: “I talked to most of them several times and for up to an hour each time.”

Stamey, along with the 12 county chairmen and many residents, is hoping that this letter will get the attention of Kemp. The letter in closing states: “On behalf of the many citizens that live in North Georgia who entrust us as County Commissioners to represent their interests, we respectfully ask you to close all of the state parks located in our area immediately.”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/22 – 3/28

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/15 – 3/21

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

 

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/8 – 3/14

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

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Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.14.20.02 authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden – at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson – to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to State Active Duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia.

“Through extensive emergency preparedness training, the brave men and women in the Georgia National Guard stand ready to serve above and beyond their traditional military duties. In states of emergency, they are equipped to take necessary action to protect the health and safety of Georgia families in every region,” said Governor Kemp“To assist with COVID-19 mitigation and critical services, including the transfer of Georgians currently at Dobbins Air Reserve Base to their homes, the Georgia National Guard will now be available to communities to ensure the steady supply of medical equipment, food, shelter, or related materials to keep Georgians safe in the weeks ahead.”

The Georgia National Guard is already assisting with the transfer of thirty-one Georgians – formerly passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship – from Dobbins Air Reserve Base to their homes today for isolation and monitoring by Department of Public Health officials.

Pickens addresses Coronavirus and precautionary quarantine on a teacher

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JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Education has released an official press release regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia and a possible connection with a teacher having eaten at the Waffle House with a reported case.

While they assure the public that the teacher is showing no signs of the virus, they have taken precautionary measures for the teacher to self-quarantine for the near future. The teacher in question worked at Harmony Elementary School.

They also repeat that there are no current signs or reported cases of the virus in Pickens County Schools.

The following is their full release:

Pickens County School System Press Release on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Pickens County School System Press Release on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/29 – 3/7

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/23 – 2/29

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Janie H. Pauley: Obituary

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Mrs. Janie H. Pauley, age 85 of Jasper, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia L. Long; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy G. and Jennifer Pauley; grandchildren, Graham, Owen, and Ella Pauley of Milton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fernell H. and Arta Elizabeth Overby Handy; husband, Otis Graham Pauley; son, Teddy B. Heath; brothers, Clyde, Ben, Bernard, Herbert and Harry Handy; sisters, Betty Barrow and Evelyn Compton.

She was a graduate of Averett University in Danville, Virginia; and retired from Lucent Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia.

No Service is planned at this time.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

To send flowers to the family of Janie Ernestine Pauley, please visit Tribute Store.

Donald Eugene Gravitt: Obituary

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Donald Eugene Gravitt, age 81 of Calhoun, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at his home. He was born May 27, 1938 to Lee and Augusta Gravitt in Rockmart, Georgia. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, was a member of Sonoraville Masonic Lodge, and was a bailiff with the Gordon County Court System.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Gravitt of Calhoun; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Glen Moody of Canton; grandchildren, Emily Johnson of Ranger, Tim and Ellie Moody of Fairmount, Leah Moody of Canton, Cade Johnson of Ranger; brother-in-law, William Cantrell of Jasper; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Ken Aaron of Jasper, Mary and Gerald Aaron of Jasper. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sister.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Sharptop Baptist Church with Reverend Glen Moody and Reverend Kenneth Kirk officiating. Interment will follow in the Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Darrell Morris in charge.

The family will be receiving friends in his community at Newtown Baptist Church, Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and at Roper Funeral Home and Crematory, Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.

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Philip O’Bryant: Obituary

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Mr. Philip O’Bryant, age 67 of Jasper, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

Mr. O’Bryant is survived by his wife: Jane O’Bryant of Jasper; son & daughter-in-law: Mathew & Hannah O’Bryant of Jasper; brother & sister-in-law: Eddie & Nancy O’Bryant of Cumming; several nieces and nephews.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents: Weldon & Evelyn O’Bryant and infant son, Philip Thomas O’Bryant.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM, Thursday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Stacy Smith and Rev. Jason Satterfield officiating.

Interment will be at Ophir Baptist Church, immediately following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Mathew O’Bryant, Josh O’Bryant, James Satterfield, Nick Holt, Greg Moss and Mark Fountain. Honorary pallbearers: Todd Coleman, Stanley Brown, Larry Jones, Joey Jones and Donald Allen.

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the O’Bryant family.

Evelyn Brooks West: Obituary

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Mrs. Evelyn Brooks West, age 59 of Canton passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA.

Mrs. West is survived By Her husband: Tony West of Canton. Stepsons and wife’s: Terry & Ashley West of Canton, Cory and Allison West of Decatur and Cody & Paisley Ingram of Talking Rock. Daughters and Sons-in-law: Misty & Justin Burnett of Jasper and Beverly & Jason Burnett of Free Home. Stepdaughter and husband: Tonya & Tony Kellogg of Ball Ground. Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Randall & Juanita Brooks of Marble Hill, Ronnie & Paula Brooks of Cumming and Bobby & Debbie Brooks of Ball Ground. Sister and Brother-in-law: Kathy & Gary Evans of Marble Hill and Sister-in-law: Dale Brooks of Marble Hill. Also she is survived by sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents: Hoyt & Willie Grace Brooks and twin brother: Eddy Brooks.

The family will be receiving friends Monday, February 24 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25 from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Wednesday, February 26 from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Corinth Baptist Church. Rev. Richie Gibbs and Rev. Cody Ingram officiating.

Interment will be in the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery immediately following the funeral services.

Pallbearers: William Evans, Nathan Brooks, Zach Martin, Chris Martin, Terry West and Cory West.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Jessie Burnett for the Climbing Higher Fund.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the West family.

Joan Holden: Obituary

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Ms. Joan Holden, age 76 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at her residence.

Ms. Holden is survived by her son & daughter-in-law: Lamar & Ruth Holden of Jasper; daughters & sons-in-law: Linda & Stephen Cantrell of Jasper and Lynn & Randall Gilreath of Talking Rock; brother & sister-in-law: Gene & Glenda Chapman of Nelson; sister & brother-in-law: Gail & Jackie Jarrett of Nelson; sisters: Louise Stokes of Canton and Hazel Stokes of Fort Valley; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday February 27, 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Friday, 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Chapman, Rev. Steve Chadwick, Rev. Leroy Kelley, Rev. John Holloway and Rev. John Padgett, officiating.

Interment will be at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Scott Jordan, Ronald Matthews, Anthony Matthews, Eben Matthews, Mark Eubanks, Ricky Eubanks, Harold Collier, Daryl Collier and Katie Hutson. Honorary pallbearer: Shane Popham.

The family will accept flowers, or donations can be made to Nelson Baptist Church or Bethesda Baptist Church in memory of Joan.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holden family.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/8 – 2/15

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Pickens County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

J.J. “Cowboy” Lumpkin: Obituary

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Mr. J.J. “Cowboy” Lumpkin, age 89 of Ball Ground, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Mr. Lumpkin is survived by his wife: Floetta B. Lumpkin of Ball Ground; son & daughter-in-law: Jeff & Cathy Lumpkin of Kyles Ford, TN; son: Tom Lumpkin of Ball Ground; daughter-in-law: Susan Lumpkin of Ball Ground; grandchildren: Zach, Zoe and Zana Lumpkin, Cody Lumpkin, Jonathan Lumpkin and Sarah L. Wyatt; great-grandchild; Wallace Wyatt.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Lumpkin.

Visitation is Monday, February 17, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Brother Jack Green officiating.

Interment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lumpkin family.

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