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.
Cherokee County Fire Department’s line truck appeared on the scene to assist City of Jasper Fire Fighters.
The fire started sometime this afternoon.
Fetch Your News will update this story as more information comes in.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by The Carriage House and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before beginning the program.
Sonny Proctor, the Board Chair Elect for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce did the welcome and then Max Caylor did the Invocation. Which was followed by our new member welcome by Donna McDonald: Dragonflies Birthdays & Events, B&B Lawn Service & Landscaping, Pacific Rugs, Mountain Air Cleaning of Georgia, WingsOlogy, Marco’s Pizza, and AirMedCare Network. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, November’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Garner Ace Hardware.
The November Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Denise Ray with Piedmont Mountainside Hospital spoke about the hospital. She then introduced the speaker Jessie Rosenberg. Rosenberg, talked about philanthropy and how it has helped her.
After the sponsor remarks and speaker, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on December 12th. This is a fantastic opportunity for members as well as the public to network and make business connections. For Community Breakfast pricing and registration, please call 706-692-5600 or visit our website www.pickenschamber.com.
March Chamber Community Breakfast
By: Jackson Leake
The Chamber Community Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Chick-Fil-A and networked with over 100 people in attendance before beginning the program.
Donna Torres’ Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welcome by Chamber Ambassador Matt Youngblood of WYYZ – 1490 AM and 102.7 FM – The Croc, which included: Higgins Party Rentals, Sunrise Veterinary Hospital, Law Offices of Brian Westbrook, and Serenity 7 Salon. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, March’s Large Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Amicalola EMC.
The March Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by North Georgia Pregnancy Center and Pat Page spoke on their behalf. After the sponsor remarks, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes donated by: the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Carriage House, A Love to Travel, Chattahoochee Technical College, North Georgia Pregnancy Center, Renasant Bank, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, ETC, Whitestone Valley Landfill, Bojangles, and Community Bank of Pickens County.
This month’s Community Breakfast also featured the Annual Church Showcases. The churches that participated were: Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Jasper United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, First Baptist Church of Jasper, Cool Springs Baptist Church, and King of Kings Lutheran Church.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on Tuesday, April 11th. This is a great opportunity for members to network and make great business connections. Registration can be found online at www.pickenschamber.com under the “Calendar” section. For more information about the breakfast or any other events hosted by the Chamber, please call 706-692-5600.
Anne Johnson, Practice Manager for Piedmont Physicians and a Club Mom, delivered a AED donated by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital to the Gilmer County Three Rivers Boys & Girls Club. Piedmont Mountainside has also donated a AED to the Pickens County Boys & Girls Club. Their support, along with other local businesses and agencies helps the Club to provide the vital services needed by the youth of our community.
Photo names: Jan W. Day (Club Director), Marcus Micallef, Alaina and Alex Miltiades, Anne Johnson.
If you have little, give of your Heart.” ~ Rumi
Boys & Girls Club of Gilmer County
Three Rivers Club – Ellijay, GA
An Air Methods Helicopter from Gainesville had a (hard landing) in the field next to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital as it arrived to pick up a patient Friday evening, April 15th. A &T Towing removed the helicopter.
According to Christina Brodsly, Air Methods Director of Corporate Communication, A Helicopter had a hard landing in Jasper, Georgia involving an Airbus AS350 B2. The crew is safe and there were no injuries, and there were no patients on board the aircraft. Brodsly said “All the details are being sorted out at this time and there is no room for speculation.” They are working closely with the NTSB and FAA as they conduct a thorough investigation.”
A & T Towing was very excited to have the opportunity to assist with loading the helicopter. It was an easy task for their 50 Ton Rotator because the helicopter only weighed 4,500 lbs. The recovery team was able to complete the job in one hour.
According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office a search is launched for a wanted man. FYN pulled the following from a post by Pickens Authorities. Roger Crocker is actively being searched for after he fled from Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Georgia. Crocker was last seen wearing only a hospital gown with his EKG leads still connected as he left the hospital.
Deputies have learned that he did receive a ride to the area of Parker Road in Jasper.
Crocker has active warrants for Felony Probation Violation, Possession of Meth, and Misdemeanor Obstruction of an officer.
If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Crocker (or if you see a white male walking on the road wearing only a hospital gown) please contact our emergency dispatch center at 706-253-8911.
Melinda Smith, director of development for Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, reported today the charity raised $40,000 for their charity. We look forward to next year and hope you’ll attend to help raise the bar each year!