The Fannin County Board of Commissioners held its second workshop this week to discuss making changes in the local legislation. People from all over the county came to the crowded Jury Assembly Room to voice their opinions on what should be changed.
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Real Estate Consultant to the Board of Assessors (BOA), John Foster, was terminated last Friday (July19) during a board meeting, after working for the board for a very short time following its reorganization.
An Arrest has been made in connection with a letter containing household flour meant to appear as anthrax-tainted powder sent to a financial company earlier this week.
Nancy Ann Davenport, of Fannin County was arrested in connection with the letter. She was booked into the county jail and later released on a $2,500.00 bond.
Davenport is charged with making a terroristic threat. The Georgia Code defines a terroristic threats as:
(a) A person commits the offense of a terroristic threat when he or she threatens to commit any crime of violence, to release any hazardous substance, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-8-92, or to burn or damage property with the purpose of terrorizing another or of causing the evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation or otherwise causing serious public inconvenience or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. No person shall be convicted under this subsection on the uncorroborated testimony of the party to whom the threat is communicated.
The state penalty for this charge is $1000.00 in addition to or instead of up to 5 years in state prison.
It should be noted that criminal acts involving the U.S. Postal Service are also punishable according to federal law.
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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