A large area at the rear of the Home Depot parking lot has been roped off where a shooting occurred the afternoon of June 11. The GBI has been called in to assist with investigations.
Jasper officials have confirmed a shooting in the parking lot at Home Depot in Jasper at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, June 11.
Few details are available at this very early stage in the investigation, but according to Jasper's Asst. Police Chief Matt Dawkins two people were involved in the incident and at least one person was shot and injured. No officers were involved. A large area of the Home Depot parking lot where the shooting occurred has been taped off for investigations.
The GBI arrived on the scene just before 4:30 p.m. to assist. Asst. Chief Dawkins said the GBI will release more details as they are available.
The cities of Jasper, Nelson and Talking Rock have numerous seats up for election this November, with candidate qualifying to be held on different dates prior to election day.
City council seats held by Sonny Proctor and Anne Sneve are up for grabs. Candidates must be a resident of the city of Jasper and have lived there for one year. Qualifying dates will be Monday, Aug. 16 through Wednesday, Aug. 18. Qualifying fees are $35.
Approximately 34 percent of Pickens County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of June 7th, according to figures released by the North Georgia Health District (NGHD).
The NGHD reported Monday that 10,792 Pickens residents have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine - 34 percent of the population - and 9,861 people - or 31 percent - are fully vaccinated. Those figures are well behind the state’s overall percentage of 41 percent with at least one dose and 34 percent who are fully vaccinated.
There are 32,591 Pickens residents, according to the latest available figures from 2019 from the U.S. Census Bureau.
No hometown Independence Day celebration would be complete without a parade on Main Street. This year’s celebration is one of many things we missed last year, so this year’s theme is “Celebrating America….Together Again!”