Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 10/19 -10/25

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 10/12 -10/18

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 Commission Chair Candidate David Shouse holding meet & greet at Escape and Evade

Election 2020

Local business man and candidate for Pickens County Commission Chair wants to invite everyone to his meet and greet on Saturday, October 17th!

Escape & Evade hosting a meet & greet on Saturday Oct 17th from 1-4 pm. Voters come meet Pickens County Chairman Candidate David Shouse and have some fun with your family @escape_n_evade This event is for ALL ages as there is something to do for everyone. All attractions will be open and FREE to event attendees! Jump houses, laser tag, virtual reality, and even the ESCAPE ROOMS will be open! There isn’t one age group that can’t have fun!

There will be plenty of shirts and signs to give out! See you there

 

David Shouse-Pickens County Commission Chairman candidate invites you to visit his website Click here Shouse2020.   Visit his facebook page here  David has a straight forward message to voters, as your Chairman, I will work hard for Pickens County. I will strive every day to protect the values we hold dear, and to improve the daily lives of all citizens of Pickens County.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 10/5 – 10/11

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 9/28 – 10/4

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.

United We Ride Event – October 3rd!

Community, Featured

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 9/21 – 9/28

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.

The Pickens County Community Thrift store has closed due to possible coronavirus exposure

Community, News

The Pickens County Community Thrift has closed due to possible Coronavirus exposure.  It must remain closed until at least October 6th.  The store will be unable to make collections and will not be accepting donations.

Since the Thrift Store has no storage area, donors are asked to hold any donations until the store reopens and can process them. Once again, the Community Thrift store hopes to open on October 6th.

Do not call and leave a message as the call center cannot be monitored.  The volunteers at the Thrift Store thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you when the store re-opens.

Thrift Store Closes

9/22/2020

Contact:  Dan Huth

(770) 894-4589 voice or text

[email protected]

 

 

Pickens County Commission Chair Debate Shouse & Stancil

Election 2020, News

Watch the Debate with Pickens County Chair Candidates brought to you by FetchYourNews.com on Sept 17, 2020.

The Pickens Report August 2020

Community
National Preparedness Month

The month of September is National Preparedness Month. Pickens County Emergency Management encourages all citizens to have an emergency plan for your home. Make sure that everyone who lives in your home knows the plan. Have a small gathering of necessities on hand always like medications, first aid kit, small tool kit, flashlight, batteries, food, and bottled water.

All citizens are encouraged to sign up for free Code Red Weather Warnings at pickenscountyga.gov and follow Pickens Emergency Management Homeland Security Agency on Facebook for updates. Also, the annual flu shot clinic for Pickens County residents 18 and up will be on Monday, September 28th 9am until 2pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

During the month of August, the 911 Operations Center received 1,801 total calls, 785 were medical responses or fire related. The Water Department installed 12 new meters. The Department of Planning and Development issued 78 new building permits. The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 45 new animals, and 46 went out through various forms of adoption. Animal control responded to four cases. Public Works tar and graveled Free Hope Road, Hobson Road, and Young Loop. Subcontractor crews will begin resurfacing 28 roads across the county in the next few weeks. PCRD basketball registration is now open until October 11th. Instructional league (4-6 years old) costs $35, all other leagues (7-8 years old and above) costs $75. Late registration will be available October 12-14 for a $10 late fee.

 

The Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.

 

Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 9/13 – 9/20

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 9/6 – 9/13

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.

State Superintendent Richard Woods visits Tate Elementary

News
Woods

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.

State Superintendent Richard Woods speaks with students of Tate Elementary during lunch

State Superintendent Richard Woods speaks with students of Tate Elementary during lunch.

During the visit, Woods got to see the school system during lunch and view many of the social distancing and new practices in place. Students sitting only on one side of the lunchroom table and empty tables in between those in use.

Woods spoke on some of the differences between the school systems inside of the Metro-Atlanta area and those outside of it. For example, inside the metro-area, many more are virtual and digital learning while the outside area is seeing closer to, on average, 70 percent of students in school with the other 30 percent on digital. However, he clarified that these were his understanding and not firm numbers. Woods also noted that each county is handling things in its own way and are showing different things and coming up with ideas on handling the situation.

Teachers and administrators of Tate Elementary told Woods that they were similar to that, with 75 percent in school and 25 percent through virtual. Woods discussed ideas on mask usage, the governor’s suggestions, transportation, food preparation, and student safety in the new return to class for student.

The school system has been work with Georgia’s DPH (Department of Public Health) through outbreaks and return to sports. Yet, as he was present during lunch time, a lot of the discussion focused on the students food prep and nutrition in school.

State Superintendent Richard Woods speaks with Nutrition Director Beth Thompson about students and challenges as they return to school.

State Superintendent Richard Woods speaks with Nutrition Director Beth Thompson about students and challenges as they return to school.

Planning has been key for food preparation in Tate Elementary as they spoke on individual wrapping and containers, separation and limitation on contact is only part of the steps taken to improve food safety and student safety in response to the virus. Nutrition Services has also seen complaints and issue in students selections and offerings, with servings prepared and put into containers or wrappers, students not seeing the food before selection.

While not a major issue, it is just an example of many of the changes that have come to schools in response to media coverage and social push for responses to the virus.

Superintendent Dr. Rick Townsend said that flexibility helps in the school systems. Woods asked how he could help local schools in their issues from the capital and from his position. Administrators said that continued flexibility would improve their efforts.

From left to right, Dr. Rick Townsend, Stephanie Hall, Richard Woods, and Rick Jasperse stop for a photo as they visited Tate Elementary as a part of Woods tour of schools as they return to classes.

Woods agreed saying that as he has toured other schools, one of the main things he has learned is that Pickens schools and their program will look very different from other counties. Individual responses and individual programs need the support for their individual responses in addition to state guidelines.

Another point that administrators brought up is that Pickens Schools may use many things in the future that they used this year in their viral response. One such example came with staggered start for some grade levels at Tate Elementary. The opening day was a huge success according to Tate Elementary Administrators, but Woods said many schools across the state are saying the same thing, that this has been one of their best starts in years. Local teachers also noted that the most important thing was to get started, to get the students back with their teachers and back to education.

Woods agreed saying that he felt much of the importance in the year is getting started, gaining momentum. He offered his continued support to Pickens saying he wants to know what the challenges are for local schools and those on both the urban and metro area and the rural and outside of the metro areas.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/31 – 9/6

Arrest Reports

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.

Appalachian Gun and Pawn break-in defended

News
break-in

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 from continuing along the with their plan. A photo from the site shows the window broken and pushed in, but it appears that the window could not be pushed far enough.

A statement adds that they noticed a U-Haul truck that the people were in. They are asking citizens who may have seen the truck or those with information to step forward. At this time, the only details that are being offered are that the people covered their face and appeared to be African American.

The incident occurred between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. While authorities are conducting their investigation, Appalachian Gun, Pawn, Range, and Training is already returning to business as usual offering training classes on their social media.

The statement said, “Yes we have them on video, yes we have pictures of them but the only thing that we can tell for certain is that they were black and experienced at hiding their faces. There were 3 of them and they were in a U-Haul truck.”

FYN is reaching out for more information on the events and will update you as details become available.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/24 – 8/31

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.

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