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Donna Enis appointed as school board member


Donna Enis, longtime teacher and coach, has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of school board member Katherine White, who announced her resignation at this month's regular board meeting. Here, Enis coaches the 'Nettes.

     Press Release Pickens County School System - In a called Board of Education meeting this morning, Ms. Donna Enis was selected to fill the remaining term of the vacated seat of Katherine White. Ms. Enis was among five candidates who expressed their interest in serving our community in this capacity.

     Ms. Enis brings 30 years of educational experience to the position, which includes working in two systems outside of Pickens County. In her teaching and coaching experiences, she has held various positions including that of assistant

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Woman arrested for killing husband, burning body in Free Home


     On July 5, 2018, Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to 2155 Purcell Lane, Alpharetta, in the Free Home community after human remains were located on the property. The remains, which were burned extensively, were later identified as Gary Farris, 58, a Metro-Atlanta area attorney who owned the property at 2155 Purcell Lane. 

An extensive investigation into the death has been ongoing. The GBI Crime lab has recently completed analyzing

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Be thoroughly entertained by Tater Patch's "Greetings"

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Patrick Hall and Vanessa Stancil in a quieter scene of the thought-provoking work now showing at the community theater.


By Bre Donato

Guest reviewer


   There’s no better way to spend an evening than being entertained by the gripping edge-of-your-seat play Greetings!, a laugh-out-loud thought-provoking play at Jasper’s Tater Patch Players Community Theater.  

   The five very experienced Tater Patch actors truly embrace their roles and will have you wholeheartedly along for the ride and eagerly awaiting the next line. This comedy/drama by Tom Dudzick effortlessly entertains while also exploring an important metaphysical theme. 

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Hot dogs okay on buns, not in cars


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Jasper Police Chief Greg Lovell testing one of the new thermometers on a car that had been sitting in one place all day Tuesday. Different temperature readings from the dash, console, and floorboard inside the car were all well over 100 degrees. Lovell said it had not been determined what temperature would be considered too hot for animals. 

     At their June meeting, Jasper City Council unanimously approved a graduated fine schedule for people who leave their dogs in cars that officers determine are too hot and dangerous. 

     Fines will be: First Offense - $50; Second Offense - $100; Third Offense - $150.

During hot summer months, the city police department and animal control office receive numerous calls reporting dogs left in parked vehicles. Jasper Police Chief Greg Lovell said the new fines will give them a tool to address issues, but noted his department will use “lots of discretion.” The fine schedule will allow them to issue citations in certain

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This Saturday’s CAPH’N Carnival will help fill family calendars and pantries

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        Jessie Moore, UGA Extension Service, will be leading food demonstrations at 11 and 12 during the Carnival on Saturday, June 22.

Families looking for free, fun, and healthy summer activities are in luck this weekend. Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center along with several other area non-profits are hosting a child-friendly CAPH’N Carnival this Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the North Georgia Pregnancy & Family Resource Center (1549 E Church St, Jasper, GA 30143). The day will be filled with fun kids’ activities, live music, face painting, and even a bounce house. Attendees will also be able to view cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 12 noon with UGA County Extension that entitles them a

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