Jasper Mayor John Weaver, right, and council member Jim Looney got into a heated discussion during the July council meeting.
For the second consecutive month, Jasper Mayor John Weaver and members of the city council butted heads over a few items on the agenda.
At this month’s council meeting, held Monday, June 10th, council member Jim Looney and the mayor were most visibly at odds, with tempers flaring at several points during the evening. The main item of contention was the possible purchase of a new skid steer, which Mayor Weaver brought before council last month but was not approved.
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Leslie and Larry Hunter of John L. Hunter survey land behind Ingles that has sat empty for years.
If the rain will ever slack off, construction on Windsor Lodge - a 45,000-square foot assisted living facility - is slated to begin immediately.
“These things are so dependent on the weather, and if it cooperates you can zoom ahead,” said Dianne Weston, future executive director of Windsor Lodge, which will be located off Sammy McGhee Boulevard across from the Jasper Post Office. “Once we can get going, construction will take about nine to 10 months. We anticipate an April or May opening.”
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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Press Release - Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched at 8:26am to conduct a welfare check at a residence off of Clay Wade Drive in Waleska, Ga. When deputies arrived at the residence they located a deceased female, Laura Pearson 43 years of age of Waleska, in the living room of the home. After continuing to search the residence a deceased male, Shawn Porter 49 years of age of
Damon Howell / Photo A felony stop is an action-packed event, with firearms and tasers pulled as standard protocol. Here, the white truck had been reported stolen from Dawson County. See video at pickensprogress.com. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL VIDEO.
Two Jasper Police officers made a felony stop on a vehicle reported stolen Thursday, July 6th in front of Deb’s Bakery in Jasper.
The white truck was reported stolen in Dawson County and had been tracked by a GPS device in it to Jasper. Jasper officers spotted it running the red light at E. Church Street and Burnt Mountain Road.
Sgt. Matt Dawkins with the Jasper police said the officers followed standard “felony stop”
By John Rosemond
Do you need a parent-nanny? Not a nanny for your child, mind you, but one for you!
I recently introduced my readers to what I call “upside-down, inside-out and turned around backwards parent-view disorder” (the column in question is currently posted on johnrosemond.com). The symptoms of this ubiquitous malady include pervasive and persistent parenting stress, worry, anxiety, guilt, anger, resentment, and then, more guilt. When all is said and done, these poor souls are in never-ending confusion over “Who’s in charge around here?”