Members of the local Marine Corps League at the Iwo Jima Remembrance Memorial. (l-r): Jerry Harrison, Wayne Poore, Chuck Flemming, John Murray, Ken Hulsey, and Corpsman Gerald Faulkner.
Submitted by Wayne Poore of Marine Corps League N. Ga. Mtn. Det. #1280
On February 19, 2018, members of the North Georgia Mountain Detachment #1280 of the Marine Corps League attended a Remembrance Memorial to show tribute to the 6,821 American lives lost (mostly Marines) involved in the invasion of Iwo Jima during WWII.
On the 19th of February 1945, 73 years ago, at 07:59 in what seemed like mass confusion, “Operation Detachment” began. During the previous four days (the original request was for 20 days) the pre-invasion
Candidate qualifying for six local elections begins Monday, March 5 and ends Friday, March 9. Candidates must qualify at the Pickens County Elections & Registration office. The office will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Qualifying dates, times and fees are as follows:
Plaintiff’s attorney John Capo, whose office is in Jasper, argues at the Georgia Supreme Court. Defense attorney Phil Friduss is seated behind Capo.
A Pickens County case recently heard by the highest court in Georgia has the potential to have long-reaching impacts in the way zoning decisions are handled locally.
The lawsuit, Hoechstetter vs. Pickens County, was brought against the Pickens County Board of Commissioners by a group of property owners near Tatum Acres in east Pickens. Ten property owners adjacent to Tatum Acres accuse the county of failing to follow due process in the approval of special conditions that allowed weddings and other events to be held at the property.
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See the following press releases from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office regarding a threatening message posted by a PHS student.
Press Release from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office
Pickens County Georgia, February 21, 2018: Sheriff’s Detectives worked through the night following a threatening message posted on social media by a Pickens High School student.
On February 21st, deputies were notified by a concerned student that one of their classmates had made a threatening post on the social media site Instagram. Deputies immediately notified detectives and launched an investigation into the validity of the threat.