Submitted by Habitat for Humanity Pickens County
Habitat for Humanity Pickens County seeks next homeowners for New Hope Acres House #18.
Habitat for Humanity Pickens County will host two application meetings for families interested in applying for House #18 in specially designated sub-division New Hope Acres. This will be the third house to be built in the non-profit’s 10-acres located in Jasper.
By Ralph O. Dennis
Last night a little after 9 p.m. , a Pickens County Sheriff’s deputy observed a car that was identified as belonging to an individual that had several outstanding warrants from Cherokee County. When the deputy turned on his lights to make the stop, the suspect fled starting the high speed chase.
As he “blew” through the four-way stop in Tate, troopers from the GA State Patrol joined the pursuit. The pursuit was going south on old Hwy. 5. Just before the entrance to the Riverstone sub-division, the trooper executed the pit maneuver causing the suspect’s vehicle to leave the road on the east side. The vehicle struck a tree and overturned. Both occupants (the male suspect and a female companion) remained in the vehicle until removed by the deputies and troopers.
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While at the scene, Lt. Chris Tucker, Pickens Sheriff’s Office, said that both individuals would be transported to the hospital to be checked. The male was arrested on the warrants from Cherokee County and other charges. Updated: Arrested was Jacob Cole Henson of Satterfield Road, Canton. He is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer (Felony), as well as several traffic offenses.
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Published Monday, May 15, 2017
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Things could be taking off at the Pickens County Airport, according to the state's "go to" airport engineer.
The county airport with its 66-68 mostly small single planes, has crept into the ranking as the 22nd airport in Georgia in the number of based planes. With planned expansions, the airport could be in the top 15 within a few years, bringing economic development opportunities to the area, according to the speaker at the Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting Tuesday.
Phil Eberly, president of Lead Edge Design Group and the contracted engineer for the county airport, told Chamber members, “there is a lot of super positive stuff happening at the airport.”
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