Libel suit here revolves around Capitol riot allegations
One side claims they have been defamed and subject to “irrational,” unending harassment on Facebook. The other says Georgians have the right to be “snippy” in political banter online.
For anyone who looks at local Facebook groups, the names will be familiar, Bill, Thelma and Katie Cagle are the plaintiffs and Rayven Goolsby, who goes by Rayven Michele on Facebook, is the defendant in a case now in Pickens Superior Court.
The story went national when The Washington Post over the weekend referred to them as a prominent family versus a grocery store clerk.
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Rotarians and Headstart staff are unloading 100 boxes of free USDA government food for Headstart families. Ten other Pickens non-profits received the 35 pound food box. Amicalola EMC transported the perishable fresh food.
By Jasper Rotary
The Rotary Club of Jasper took advantage of the USDA Farm to Families Program to receive and distribute six loads of 550 free food boxes to area non-profits totaling 74,043 meals. The 35-40 food pound boxes contained milk, eggs, produce, cheese, meat and various vegetables.
Rotary District 6910 had a Feed 1 Million Food Challenge and asked clubs to signup if they wanted to participate. Max Caylor, club president, said, “If we can help our residents with free food we are going to get all we can for them.”
Remember, the waters are still cold, so move slowly, give the critters lots of colors to choose from and you will find out why Georgia has a 35 daily limit on crappie.
Be a Perch Jerker
By O'Neill Williams
It’s warming up fast and the Crappie are biting. Up the rivers at West Point, Sinclair, Oconee, Lanier, Allatoona and Southern lakes and reservoirs across the entire South all the way into Texas, the time is right for you to get in gear and round up the tastiest little fish in Southern waters. Well, maybe a Walleye is better, but not by much. Anyway, there are lots more crappie available than Walleye.
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The PHS Nettes suffered a heartbreaking loss at last night's Elite Eight game when Cairo scored two foul shots in the final seconds to win 51-49. The Nettes travelled to Cairo to compete. Above, a shot from last night's game, which aired locally on ETC and was also broadcast on WYYZ 1490 AM.
Max Caylor / Photo
JeepFest will be back in Marble Hill this year. Trails and obstacles are definitely set, but Homebase and spectator events, like this scene from 2019, may still see COVID restrictions.
The board which oversees the yearly Sheriff’s JeepFest met last week and committed to bring the popular event back this year after it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID concerns.
JeepFest will be its usual Labor Day weekend with events beginning on September 2nd and going through Sunday, Sept. 5th based on announcements from the Sheriff’s Foundation.
Sheriff Donnie Craig said, “We want to assure the public that we are definitely having JeepFest this year. We will be monitoring the COVID situation right up until the festival and may make adjustments as needed.”