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Murder conviction, life sentences upheld by Supreme Court



Published Monday, December 10, 2018


Please note:Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at

Read more: Murder conviction, life sentences upheld by Supreme Court

We want your Christmas recipes!


Are your candied nuts the first to go at holiday parties? Do you have a unique twist on a green bean casserole that makes it a family favorite? This year the Progress wants to feature a variety of the best Christmas recipes from local cooks and bakers in an edition leading up to the holiday. If you’d like your recipe considered please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , drop it by our Main Street office, send it to us on Facebook, or snail mail it to Pickens County Progress P.O. Box 67, Jasper, Ga. 30143. We will need submissions no later than end of business day Friday, December 14. A photo of either the cook or dish to accompany the recipe is preferred, but not required.

Bible found: Woman wants to return sacred book to owner

old bible

Do you know this Bible? It was found on the road in the Pleasant Hill Road area this spring. 


It’s worn, like people would argue any good Bible should be – the leather softened, especially around the corners, and the spine curved into a permanent and deep arc from use.

In the lower right hand corner the Bible’s owner is identified in those familiar embossed gold letters. 


Read more: Bible found: Woman wants to return sacred book to owner

Christmas wreath ceremony at veterans park Dec. 12th

topbox santa


By Frank Leist


Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park


Pickens County citizens and veterans are invited to the second annual Christmas wreath placement at the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (PCVMP). By placing this Christmas wreath, we are honoring our veteran’s past and current. 

We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.

Read more: Christmas wreath ceremony at veterans park Dec. 12th

Jasper council paves way for 96 apartments

New Year’s plans, J-turns at Antioch Church Rd, city manager discussed


city council zoning

Council has approved rezoning, with conditions, for six parcels highlighted in yellow. The parcels are located at the intersection of Old Philadelphia Road and Jonah Lane near Walmart.

Jasper City Council unanimously approved conditional rezoning of several parcels near Walmart for a 96-unit apartment complex.

Developer Onyx Investment Services requested six parcels off Jonah Lane, totaling 12.13 acres, be rezoned from C-2 (Commercial) to R-3 (Multi-Family). Developers propose building an apartment complex that will include two tennis courts, two pools, a dog park, and greenspace. If council’s conditions of the approval are met and construction begins, apartments will be in a craftsman style and rent for between $1,200 and $1,500.

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