Family continues fight for tougher immigration laws
Inman says that his favorite picture of Dustin is the last picture ever taken of his son.
By Rosa Willis
With Father’s Day already passed, many barbecues, fishing days and family parties have passed as well. For most fathers, the day is full of joy and celebration, but for Billy Inman, the holiday hasn’t been like that in 18 years.
Inman lost his son Dustin on Father’s Day weekend in 2000. Inman, his wife and his son were traveling to Hiawassee for a family cookout when they were rear-ended in Ellijay at a stoplight by a car going roughly 62 m.p.h. The Inmans’ car was crushed into the vehicle directly in front of them, killing Dustin,16, on impact and leaving Ms. Inman paralyzed.
Chattahoochee Technical College Instructor Bill Mullis is working to help launch the college’s new carpentry program this fall at the Chattahoochee Tech Appalachian Campus in Jasper.
Chattahoochee Technical College is offering a new Carpentry diploma program and a Certified Construction Worker certificate program beginning this fall at the college’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper.
“We see a big need in the community for this program,” said Diane Geis, Chattahoochee Tech Associate Dean of Technical Studies. “They’re having a hard time in the construction industry finding workers with these skills. Students in this program can learn the foundation of carpentry and develop the skills necessary for successful employment as an entry-level carpenter or skilled construction worker.”
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Work could begin soon on a signal upgrade project in at various location in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to World Fiber Technologies, LLC. of Land O Lake, Florida, valued at close to a million dollars for a construction project to upgrade the signals at four intersections in these three counties. The project includes a complete signal upgrade with pedestrian accommodation for every intersection. This would bring these intersections up to ADA requirements and replace old signal parts in place. The four intersections are at the following locations:
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An earlier shot of the city’s wastewater plant. The city is beginning work on a plan to expand it greatly in the next several years.
Interim City Manager Jim Looney and Water Department Superintendent David Hall met with engineer Ben Turnipseed Friday to discuss what will be needed to see Jasper’s sewage capacity doubled over the next several years.
All members of the council and mayor had been invited to the meeting on short notice, but none were able to attend. Looney said several council members had been away on summer vacations.
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Food Service Employee Jennifer Hoffard and school bus driver Randy Baker serve free lunches to kids at Mountainside Manor Apartments. All Pickens County kids age 2-18 can get free lunches this summer through a federal program.
If you’ve been at Mountainside Apartments, the rec. center at Roper Park, or Hill City Elementary around lunchtime, you may have seen kids lined up at a bus to get a sack lunch.
If you’re a parent and wondered who these mysterious people are giving food to kids, it’s nothing to be leery of. It’s called “Seamless Summer” and is a federally funded program that offers free lunch to any child in the county age 2-18. The Pickens County School System qualifies for the program because over 50 percent (52 percent) of its student body are on free or reduced lunch.