“I know I’ve done wrong. I’m truly sorry to the family. I take full responsibility for my actions, but I need help. I am asking for another chance,” says Ryan Quinton
Ryan Quinton with attorney Scott Poole in Cherokee Court Tuesday.
The groom who was charged in a wreck that killed his wife on their wedding day has been sentenced in Cherokee County Superior Court.
On Tuesday, March 3, Ryan Quinton, 29, Jasper, entered a guilty plea to one count of Vehicular Homicide based on Reckless Driving and to a separate DUI charge brought against him in Pickens County for a separate incident five months after the fatal wreck.
The accident occurred in Ball Ground on December 29, 2013 on Highway 5 and claimed the life of Kali Shay Quinton as they were leaving their wedding reception. This tragic incident garnered national attention.
After hearing argument and testimony, which included a tearful statement from Kali’s 13-year-old niece and Quinton’s mother and brother, Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon sentenced Quinton to 15 years of probation for the Vehicular Homicide count. Additionally, Quinton will be required to serve 90 to 120 days in a probation detention center. Once that is complete he will return to the Cherokee County jail for two to three months before transitioning back home.
Runoff from construction of the parking lot behind the courthouse cost the county $26,000 to satisfy a nearby homeowner whose pond was filled with silt.
As a result of complaints from Jasper resident Ken Alston regarding sediment and mud that filled a pond on his property on Laurel Lane, a check in that amount was made out directly to Alston.
Bethany resident Ronald Stanger says county officials should be held accountable for not issuing a fine when the driveway behind him was put in without a permit. Stanger also objects to the lack of buffer protection offered in county codes.
Citizens arrest warrants were filed last week in Magistrate Court against two county officials by an Upper Bethany homeowner claiming they broke the law by not carrying out their duties.
Described as an outstanding person with a big heart, Kristen Adams died in a car wreck February 28th, a fund has been established for her two children.
Kristen Elaine Adams, 28, of Jasper was killed instantly Saturday morning when she ran head-on into a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 575.
The wreck occurred just north of Airport Road in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 28th. Georgia State Patrol Post Commander Tim Nichols said authorities didn’t know where Adams
The Optimist Club of Jasper will host the annual STAR Banquet on Thursday evening, March 5. The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper.
Ms. Cathy Cox, president of Young Harris College, will be the guest speaker for the 2015 Banquet. This year the Optimists will recognize the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR finalists. Each student and teacher was given a questionnaire and below you will find responses from each of this year’s STARs.
The STAR Student for 2015 is Andrew Haygood and he chose Mr. Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher.