Riverstone SubdivisionResidence in Jasper, Georgia
A friendly reminder, please use caution while visiting our subdivision. Pay attention to kids playing and school bus loading/unloading. Yesterday a car nearly passed a bus stopped in our subdivision unloading children. Thankfully the bus driver blew his horn and got the drivers attention.
There is no excuse, nothing that important.
Just a reminder that we will be closed the week of Spring Break (April 2-7). We look forward to seeing/serving everyone next Monday, April 9th. Hope everyone has a safe week and prayers for safe travels for all those who are going out of town!!!
One year ago today, our teammate Jordan Simonds was involved in a tragic automobile accident. We miss you Jordan! Jordan's family has set up a scholarship in ...his memory. Please consider making a donation to this great cause. I will be personally making a donation on Thursday. This coming year would have been Jordan's senior year. We will work hard to honor him by making this the best Dragon season ever and dedicating it to him! #39
To all my neighbors in the old village of Tate--there is a younger man in Tate walking that has approached a couple of houses here this afternoon and evening. ...He stopped at our house earlier and asked Jerry if he could hide here for a few hours. He was running from the law. Jerry told him absolutely not and he left. I called the non emergency 911 and reported the incident; however, the police only responded by phone call and told me if we saw him again to let them know. Unfortunately, he has been allowed to remain free and he went to Ms. Pinyan's house two doors up and asked for food. They called 911 also and the police have arrived in the area, but the young man is still at large. He is approximately 20+ years of age, jeans, black jacket, cap, tattoos on his body from collar to hairline in back. Please be aware and keep everything locked. Jerry talked to the deputy at Ms. Pinyan's house and told them the story he told us and also told the deputy we needed a police presence in the neighborhood for the rest of the night until they could find him. Also. the deputy told us to turn on our outside lights for the night. Stay safe!!!!
Sheriff’s Detectives worked through the night following a threatening message posted on social media by a Pickens High School student.
On February 21st, deputie...s were notified by a concerned student that one of their classmates had made a threatening post on the social media site Instagram. Deputies immediately notified detectives and launched an investigation into the validity of the threat.
In addition to working with the student and his parents, Sheriff’s Office staff members have been working closely with the Pickens County Board of Education to ensure that all students are kept safe. In this case, the parents are working closely with investigators as well.
The Board of Education has taken appropriate steps to prevent the student from returning to school at this time. Detectives are also continuing to investigate the case to determine if any criminal charges need to be sought as well.
Threats toward the safety of our kids, even if done as a joke, will not be tolerated by the Pickens Sheriff’s Office or the Pickens County Board of Education. Anytime we are made aware that a threat online or in person has been made, we will investigate it and take all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent an act from occurring.
We are extremely grateful for the students and teachers that notified our office of this incident. Due to their willingness to speak up when something didn’t look right, we have been able to act appropriately.