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Chase ends in arrest on Old Hwy. 5


By Ralph O. Dennis

Contributing writer

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.

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.

Atlanta taxicab drivers lose lawsuit; Supreme Court upholds statute that regulates Uber and Lyft services



Published Monday, May 15, 2017


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‘Super positive stuff’ happening at the airport

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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.”

     See this week's print or online edition for full story.

County seeks public input for planning survey


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   An unexpectedly large and enthusiastic crowd turned out for the first meeting on the Comprehensive Plan update May 2. However, some there worried that interest will wane with the process that will last into 2018. Find full coverage of the meeting in the print or online editions. 


     Pickens County elected officials have stated that anyone interested in unincorporated Pickens County may serve on the stakeholders committee. Elected officials from Jasper and other cities will be able to choose committee members representing the cities. 

      Many thanks to Judge Wigington and his staff for putting together this online form below to be filled out if you are interested in being a committee member. Please click on this link below and fill out the form on or before May 19. 


      The May 2 kick-off meeting was a successful start – we were glad to have approximately 45 participants.

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