Representative Rick Jasperse speaks to the Rotary Club. Education, health care, cannabis oil, gun control, religious liberty and casino gambling to be center stage in Atlanta.
By Max Caylor
“Following Governor Deal’s Amendment 1 defeat by voters he will be rolling out Plan B to address failing schools in Georgia as one of his main agenda items,” said District 11 Representative Rick Jasperse speaking at Rotary last week highlighting the 2017 legislative session.
Mike McGhee leaving on “Clara” for a ride around the country. Follow his progress at his blog, Singing Cyclist Circles the States.
It was raining lightly on January 1 when Jasper’s Mike McGhee got on Clara, his faithful recumbent bicycle, loaded down with all kinds of bulging bags plus a guitar strapped to the back.
I mentioned something about the poor cycling weather, McGhee replied that if he were worried about a little rain, he wouldn’t be doing this at all.
Pickens resident Scott Rumery, who peaked at over 450 pounds (at right), has shed 70 but has a long way to go to reach his goal weight of 220.
It’s been just over six months since Scott Rumery underwent bariatric surgery as a last-ditch effort to lose weight, having peaked at over 450 pounds.
Rumery, who was blinded by the degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, has always struggled with obesity. The self-proclaimed food addict said things reached critical mass and became a life-or-death situation. He couldn’t even walk from the bathroom to the living room without losing
[Updated -- Sheriff Office press release on burglary arrest ]
A sheriff photo of the store in Talking Rock where the burglars attempted to break in.
Deputies arrest 6 in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store
Pickens County Georgia, January 3, 2017: During the night of January 1st, deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Officers arrest 6 individuals for breaking into the Dunn’s Food Mart in Talking Rock Georgia.
Deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office spotted a suspicious vehicle near the Dunn’s Food Mart located at the intersection of Hwy 515 and Antioch Church Road in Talking Rock Georgia. While the deputies were speaking with the two individuals, Jasper Police Officers confirmed that a break in had taken place at Dunn’s Food Mart.
As both agencies continued the investigation, 4 additional individuals were arrested in connections to the case. Detectives then began the work of processing the scene and learned that another convenient
Retiring Pickens County Tax Commissioner Sharon Troglin is pictured surrounded by staff members at her surprise retirement party last week.
Sharon Troglin spent her last day as Pickens County Tax Commissioner Thursday after 30 years of service.
Troglin said she was looking forward to “not setting a clock” in her retirement and would miss everyone she has worked with through the years.
Troglin became tax commissioner January 1, 2001 and served for 16 years. She worked in the tax office since October, 1986.
Troglin said she would miss seeing the people who come into the tax office year after year.
“You see old faces you’ve been familiar with through the years and I’ll miss seeing them as well as everyone I’ve worked with. I’ll miss just the routine of getting up and coming to work too I’m sure.”