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Two hospitalized in Ball Ground shooting

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Press Release


            Cherokee County, Ga. February 12, 2018. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 265 Flatbottom Trail in Ball Ground at 5:10am in reference to a residential alarm.  While the deputy was enroute to the residence a call was received by Cherokee County 911 advising of a person shot at the residence.  When deputies arrived on scene they located a male outside the residence with an injury to his face who was identified as Ronald Goss 53 years of age of Canton.  Deputies then began to check the interior of the residence and located a female, Tina Goss 48 years of age of Ball Ground, who had been shot.  Both parties were transported to the hospital where they remain.   Preliminary evidence indicates Mr. Goss forced entry into the home.  Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating this incident.  Ronald Goss will be charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Aggravated Battery FVA, Aggravated Assault FVA and Home Invasion.


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From heavy metal to acclaimed contemporary composer

Michael Kurth breathes fresh air into world of stuffy music

Kirth to perform Feb. 12 at Fellowship Presbyterian Church

Michael Kurth

Don’t miss your chance to see Michael Kurth, who ArtsATL says is “increasingly noted as one of Atlanta’s leading composers, both for his chamber music and the orchestral works.” He will perform at a free concert in Jasper on February 12. 

Pickens County residents have a rare opportunity to see someone considered Atlanta’s most unique, star-on-the-rise composer at a free concert Monday, February 12. 

Michael Kurth, who also plays double bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform with the Riverside Chamber Players as part of the Casual Classics Concert Series. This series has brought some of the finest chamber musicians to Jasper audiences for the last 12 years – and Kurth is no exception. 

Those Crazy Ladies hit the stage at Tater Patch

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    Alana Barnes and Gary Boyles, as Jean and Doc, are puzzled by the antics of "those crazy ladies."


By Nan Nawrocki

Tater Patch Players


It's time to shake off the wintertime blues and have a laugh. Tater Patch Players invites you to see Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook. The wonderful comedy about three sisters opens on February 9 for nine performances.  Get your tickets online now or at the box office on performance dates. If you've never been to our theater, buy a specially discounted "First Timer" ticket.

A look at "Through the Glass Darkly," now being filmed in downtown Jasper


Robyn Lively and Shanola Hampton will star in "Through the Glass Darkly." 

     Los Angeles, CA –  Robyn Lively (The Karate Kid Part III, Teen Witch) and Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless, You Again) will star in Through the Glass Darkly, a psychological thriller written by Lauren Fash and Susan Graham and directed by newcomer Fash. The production is centered locally at the former Weeks Jewelry Store on the corner of Stegall Street and Main Street. The store front now indicates it is a camera shop which one person took to be a real new business, rather than a film set that will be used over the next several weeks.

Bye, bye, bylaws: Former Econ. Director questions firing

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        At Monday’s Jasper City Council meeting, Gerry Nechvatal disputed the authority of the Economic Development Council  to fire him as the joint economic developer for Jasper and Pickens County.

        Former Pickens County Economic Development Director confronted the Jasper mayor and city council at their regular meeting  about the legality of his recent termination.   

The joint Pickens County and Jasper Economic Development Council (EDC) voted Jan. 24 to relieve Nechvatal of his duties – but it was unclear at that time if that council had the authority to take such action. According to Nechvatal, who wrote the council’s bylaws, they were not within their rights to remove him.   

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