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KKK wins "partial victory" in adopt-a-road case at Ga. Supreme Court

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Lions discuss homes for developmentally disabled

Rooker receives Perrow Humanitarian Award

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    On June 23rd, The Jasper Lions Club welcomed Dr. Greg DeLoach, new Executive Director of Developmental Disability Ministries, who gave our program. DDM oversees 19 group residences for developmentally disabled adults in Georgia. One of those homes is located in Jasper where four men reside.  All four of those men are Jasper Lions! DDM’s goal is to provide caring homes where each resident can be empowered to their highest level of social,

UPDATED: Mark Miller denied bond in theft, fraud case

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   Jasper attorney Mark Miller was denied bond after a lengthy hearing today, Monday, June 27th in the Pickens County Courthouse.

See full story on bond hearing and Miller's defense attorney's comment in this week's Progress.

 

   Miller recently spent 10 days in the Gilmer jail on contempt charges and now faces a barrage of financial transaction card fraud charges, identity fraud, theft by deception, theft by conversion, and theft by taking charges here in Pickens County. He was also charged with exploitation and intimidation of disabled adult, elder person or resident. He is also accused of "racketeering activity" for the crimes. He was arrested Friday afternoon by Gilmer County deputies at his home and was being transferred to the Pickens jail, according to a statement from the Pickens sheriff about 3:30 p.m.

Former NFL linebacker Gabe Northern talks yoga, depression and football

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    Gabe Northern spends weekday mornings at PHS football camp working with the local high school team. Northern founded the Zoo-ology fitness regime, a fusion of football and yoga that he teaches from his Pickens studio.
    Gabe Northern, the former defensive end at LSU and four-season linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, isn’t easy to miss in a town like Jasper.
    Motorists passing by his new health and fitness studio Zoo-ology, located in a 19th century log cabin at the corner of Cove and Grandview roads, have surely noticed his 6’4”, 270 pounds in head-to-toe camouflage teaching classes outside. 

Habitat families “pay it forward”: First home dedicated in New Hope Acres

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    Randy and Jessica Casey, with sons Trey, 2, and Zachary, 15, in front of their new home in New Hope Acres.

    Earlier this year the Caseys were living with parents in Hinton, but after taking a leap of faith and applying for a Pickens County Habitat for Humanity house, the family is in their own home in the New Hope Acres community. 
    “We just felt like if we applied God might be willing to help us get approved,” said Randy Casey, who along with wife Jessica and their sons were presented with keys to their new home at a Sunday dedication ceremony.