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Press Release Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a vehicle accident Friday, September 08, 2017 at 7:27 a.m. on Ball Ground Highway at the intersection of East Cherokee Drive. When responding units arrived they observed a Buick Lacrosse had been struck by a Kenworth flatbed construction truck. Preliminary investigation shows that the driver of the Buick Lacrosse, a 16 year old juvenile, was making a left hand turn from East Cherokee Drive onto Ball Ground Highway when they were struck by the Kenworth flatbed truck, driven by Jerymie Thurman 37 years of age of Cartersville, as the truck was traveling northbound on Ball Ground Highway. The juvenile was declared deceased on the scene and the driver of the truck was transported to the hospital. The juvenile driver's name is Madilyn Phillips 16 years of age of Ball Ground. She was a student at Woodstock High School.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident.
Volunteers are collecting supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims at Lee Newton Park in Jasper. Volunteers, headed by a group from Trinity Tabernacle, will be there today until noon taking donations and back every day but Sunday until the truck is full. They are hoping to expand hours if more volunteers to help load supplies come forward. "We want this to be a real community effort," said one of the volunteers Roger Jenkins.
Supplies needed include linens, clothing, school supplies, toys, bath products and more.
Judd Voyles, who organized the efforts said, "Stand in your yard and look at your house and imagine water all the way up to the roof, that's what those people out there are dealing with."
Voyles has made contacts with churches in the affected area that will distribute the donated items. He is providing the trailer and will drive the load out himself.
The Friends of the Library Community Used Book Sale will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th at Chattahoochee Tech.
The members preview sale will be Thursday, September 7th from 4-6 p.m. If you aren’t already a member of the Friends of the Pickens Library, don’t worry - join at the door and get first pick of thousands of books! Become a member for just $15.
Submitted by Paul Poore of JMA
As the end of 2017 approaches, the Jasper Merchants Association begins to shift into high gear to bring to Pickens County some of the biggest events on their calendar. Starting in September with the Community Open Market and going all the way into December to end with the 11th annual Night of Lights - Parade of Lights Christmas event.
The JMA begins their run of events on Saturday, September 16 with the rebranded Community Open Market that will start at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. With over 40 vendors of all types already confirmed to participate in this event, it will be one of the largest we have had. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. This event will take place with the help of local business owner Kathe Hall of Green Acres 515. The Community Open Market will take place at 35 Hidden Creek Road in the vacant