Appalachian Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver
The Georgia First Amendment Foundation, the Atlanta Press Club, Georgia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Georgia Press Association want all charges dropped against a Fannin newspaper publisher and his attorney, with Appalachian Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver accused of jailing them over open records requests.
On Friday, June 24th, Fannin Focus publisher Mark Thomason and his attorney Russell Stookey were arrested and charged with attempted identity fraud, identity fraud and making a false statement. The two men were jailed and released on $10,000 bond to await trial.
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Way down and going lower – Using a specially-engineered siphon, the Grandview Lake Company is lowering the water level ahead of expected dam construction this fall.
Both Jasper and Pickens County are expected to make proposals to the Grandview Lake Company offering some type of assistance on their dam renovation in exchange for raw water deals.
With an almost $1.5 million price tag to bring the dam up to state requirements for hurricanes and floods, the lake company is seeking to partner with a local government to sell water.
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“The goal is to become healthy and strong,” says longtime fitness instructor
Punching and moving their way to fitness - The Functional Fitness class led by Karen Dobson at the Pickens Community Center is all about encouraging participants to be healthy and to feel good. Kathy Fellows, above middle, said the class is something she does for herself.
If Kathy Fellows wasn’t working out in a group fitness class led by her friend Karen Dobson, there’s a strong possibility she’d be eating a bag of potato chips.
Fellows is one of a handful of devotees to Dobson’s Functional Fitness class who, at 50 and beyond, are focusing on their health.
Rooker receives Perrow Humanitarian Award
Submitted Jasper Lions
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,