If you see something say something, don’t post something, says sheriff
Sheriff officials said Tuesday they are reviewing the procedures they follow with school threats after an investigation last week sparked a panic among some parents.
Sheriff Donnie Craig and Captain Kris Stancil said the sheriff’s office, which commands the school resource officers, is regularly training and assessing school safety and has really increased their efforts this year with input from Superintendent Carlton Wilson and the school board. “We had really picked up the pace and this was before the Florida shootings,” said Craig.
[The school district also released a statement on security which appears at the bottom of this article.]
For the physical layout/structure of the schools, Craig said they identified some weak points where they want to make changes but would not publicly identify any until after they have been corrected.
Members of the local Marine Corps League at the Iwo Jima Remembrance Memorial. (l-r): Jerry Harrison, Wayne Poore, Chuck Flemming, John Murray, Ken Hulsey, and Corpsman Gerald Faulkner.
Submitted by Wayne Poore of Marine Corps League N. Ga. Mtn. Det. #1280
On February 19, 2018, members of the North Georgia Mountain Detachment #1280 of the Marine Corps League attended a Remembrance Memorial to show tribute to the 6,821 American lives lost (mostly Marines) involved in the invasion of Iwo Jima during WWII.
On the 19th of February 1945, 73 years ago, at 07:59 in what seemed like mass confusion, “Operation Detachment” began. During the previous four days (the original request was for 20 days) the pre-invasion
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Plaintiff’s attorney John Capo, whose office is in Jasper, argues at the Georgia Supreme Court. Defense attorney Phil Friduss is seated behind Capo.
A Pickens County case recently heard by the highest court in Georgia has the potential to have long-reaching impacts in the way zoning decisions are handled locally.
The lawsuit, Hoechstetter vs. Pickens County, was brought against the Pickens County Board of Commissioners by a group of property owners near Tatum Acres in east Pickens. Ten property owners adjacent to Tatum Acres accuse the county of failing to follow due process in the approval of special conditions that allowed weddings and other events to be held at the property.
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