New Chief Magistrate Alan Morris is sworn in by Probate Judge David Lindsey, as Morris' son Luke holds the Bible.
Alan Morris was sworn in as the new Chief Magistrate of Pickens County Friday before a gallery of properly-masked and distanced family, friends and judicial circuit employees.
Speaking at the ceremony, Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver said she has known Morris for the 19 years he has worked in some capacity in the courts, beginning as a probation officer and then for the public defender’s office.
Political signs on Pioneer Road were moved and stacked last Wednesday for mowing, not because they were too close to the elections office. Early voting in the primary election will continue through Friday, June 5. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting will be May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular polling places will be open on election day, Tuesday, June 9. The general election will be held on November 3.
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Pickens Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts said early voting in the primary election has been running smoothly at the Pioneer Road office, despite social distancing protocols.
She reported that at close of Friday, May 22, there were 821 of the county’s 23,000-plus registered voters who had cast a ballot. When asked if those numbers were high, low, or somewhere in between, Roberts said, “Since we’ve never had an election during a pandemic we don’t really have any numbers to compare that to.”
Last week the cloudy morning gave way to a beautiful day, and the opening bell rang out to 26 vendors with a wide variety of plants, vegetable,s and homemade goods. 7:30 a.m. - noon in the park & ride at Lee Newton Park.
By Jenny Fellenbaum
As my alarm went off at 4:50 a.m. Saturday morning, there’s a little part of me that groans. Why do I do this? I pull out of my drive with my little trailer in tow, and pull into the park & ride lot a little early this time, 5:50. I was excited.
Normally we would have had seven weeks of the Jasper Farmers Market behind us, but this was just our second market of 2020. Plus, I get to hang out with some of the best, talented, hardest working people I know. And I’ve definitely missed them!
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Renovation is underway on these rail cars to allow Talking Rock Brewery to open later this year in the small town. Above, brewers Oliver Gill, Tony and Mary Ella Hawf.
Mayor says brewery could be “game changer”
In a unique deal involving one of the old train cars along Talking Rock’s Main Street, the small town has formed a public/private partnership with a forthcoming microbrewery.
If everything goes as planned, Talking Rock Brewery could be serving craft beers out of a renovated train car by late summer.
With the deal, the brewers, who have already invested in substantial brewing equipment and are fine-tuning their recipes, will be responsible for the rail car’s interior, while the city will be responsible for the exterior, relocating it to a more...
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The Libertarian Party of Pickens County, GA would like to invite you to our political rally and meet some of our local candidates at the JeepFest site in Marble Hill.
Chairman of Pickens County Board of Commissioners
Both candidates (Rob Jones and Kris Stancil) in the GOP primary has been invited but have not confirmed.
Independent candidate David Shouse, who will face the winner in November, has confirmed.
Sheriff Pickens County
Chris Tucker confirmed; Incumbent Donnie Craig not confirmed.