According to the Georgia State Patrol office, an accident on four lane in Gilmer County at the intersection of 382 yesterday morning at approximately 10:50 has resulted in the deaths of a mother and daughter from Talking Rock, Georgia.
Driver Tiffany Gail Allen-Stephens, age 32, and her daughter Kelsie Sierra Stephens, age 16, were traveling eastbound toward Ellijay when the crash occurred.
Last Friday (July 18) afternoon, a Fannin County Juvenile Court Judge ruled that a Pickens County Middle School boy committed both assault and battery against a Fannin player during a Pickens vs. Fannin game.
The court did not rule that the child committed “obstruction against an officer” (a School Resource Officer).
The assault event was preceded by mayhem some witness say was initiated by racial slurs yelled from adult spectators favoring the Fannin team.
The Pickens child (of black racial descent) received a great deal of public support from his team and Picken’s area residents throughout the trial.
According to Appalachian Circuit District Attorney, Alison Sosbee, 50 witnesses were called to testify (mostly spectators who viewed the event) in the visitor- restricted court room. Evidence viewed in the case included a videotape submitted by the Fannin County School System.
Organized sports provide our children with so many benefits beyond physical exercise- they are fun, give our kids confidence and provide a sense of community-and I find it tragic that an event like this happened at a middle school basketball game.
Below is the press release issued by Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney B. Alison Sosebee:
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Watch the full video from the first Local Legislation workshop. Budget and the option of a five man commissioner board was a few of the major topics discussed in the first meeting. The second workshop will be held on July 29th at 6pm. Below you can also click and view the Legislation as it stands today.
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During a regular Commission meeting held last Wednesday (July 9), much discussion was made about a potential waste management contract with Advanced Disposal Services- much of it contentious.
A vote was not held. [Read more »]