By Ralph O. Dennis
Do the surveillance cameras really work? Operationally, yes, they do. They all are operational. As far as capturing the events in their view, they are doing that also. Since the first cameras were installed there have been arrests made using the video. Lt. David Simmons, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, told the Progress that two arrests were a result of the work of the cameras.
One camera at the park captured the vandalism at the restroom building, resulting in the apprehension of two juveniles. The cameras were originally purchased to help protect the city’s property. Their use has expanded since then.
Budget revised to add economic development deal with city
Commissioner Jones asked the packed house to stand and show their support of the Second Amendment. At right, Tommy Gartrell was one of many supporters in attendance.
With a standing ovation from the public on February 20, Pickens County Commissioners officially signed a resolution saying they support the Constitutional right to bear arms.
Saying they were following the lead of other counties, including most recently Gilmer, Chair Rob Jones read the resolution proclaiming that Pickens commissioners are “in full support” of the Second Amendment. Commissioner Becky Denney also signed the resolution. Commissioner Jerry Barnes was absent.
Report blames accidental discharge on trigger being caught in clothing
After presenting the circumstances to the grand jury last week, District Attorney Alison Sosebee stated in a memo this week that there will be no charges, nor further investigation into the accidental discharge of the sheriff’s backup firearm during a Shop-with-a-Cop event December 17th at the Jasper Walmart.
The grand jury, according to Sosebee’s memo, found no violation of any law, nor any sheriff’s office policy. However, it did find a “policy failure as to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for failing to identify approved holsters for on-duty personnel.”
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Family said Heather Matteson fiercely loved her son Titus, and that her biggest dream was to see him graduate college. Follow this link to donate to help send Titus to college.
Amy Sassman describes her sister as strong - a tiger mom. A passionate, loving wife – but Pickens resident Heather Matteson’s life was cut short after her unexpected death earlier this month.
Now her family is reaching out to the community to help to send her and her husband’s 17-year-old son to college.
Owner Todd Redman (right) with employees Sammy Clark and Kendall Angle promote a Christian environment in Coach’s Cuts restaurant, located behind the Old Jail in Jasper’s downtown.
After five years of running Coach’s Cuts Hoagies, just off Main Street, owner Todd Redman says he hasn’t made much money, but still feels very blessed by what he has accomplished.
With the five-year anniversary marked on February 23, Redman took time to talk about the challenges and rewards of his business during his half decade manning the grill.