Pickens Sheriff’ Office asks for help to find wanted man

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga – Detectives from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are in search of Patrick Casey Nunn in connection to theft and other charges.

Nunn is wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving, and violation of probation. He also warrants out Additionally, Cherokee and Gordon Counties have warrants out on him. Nunn recently fled on foot from another neighboring jurisdiction.

Detectives ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 706-253-8935. Callers can remain anonymous.

Fetch Your News will update this story as more information becomes available.

Pickens County to suspend credit card use, offers reimbursement

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Some employees express concern the county  is “going backwards.”

The Pickens County Board of Commissioners Rob Jones and Jerry Barnes, voted to cancel all  county credit cards immediately and move to a purchase order/reimbursement system. Commissioner Becky Denney was absent.

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Faye Harvey, Finance Director for Pickens County, asked the board to approve a motion to cancel the county’s credit cards at a called meeting on Thursday. The board approved the motion despite concerns from several employees.

Faye Harvey, finance director, asked for the change at Thursday’s called meeting. The move would mean employees making purchases would use their personal debit or credit cards, then submit paperwork through their department to get reimbursed.

It was met with concern from several employees from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department.

“So, if we have to pay for something like a new blue light, we’d have to wait weeks to be reimbursed?” asked Lt. Mitch Yeargin with the Sheriff’s Department. “It seems like we are going backwards.”

Harvey defended the change saying that the Pickens County Board of Education and school system does not have any credit cards and that the move would put the responsibility on employees.

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Pickens County commissioners approved a measure that would cancel all county credit cards effective immediately and switch to a reimbursement plan. The action was met with concern and frustration from several employees with the Picken’s County Sheriff’s Department.

Lt. June Blackwell expressed concern saying the move came after an employee abused the privilege and was terminated.

“It’s ridiculous,” she said after the meeting.

Sgt. Jody Weaver also expressed concern saying that many county employees work for $13 per hour and can’t afford to wait on reimbursement which could take weeks. “They can’t afford to finance the county,” he said.

“If it takes weeks, you need to contact me,” Harvey assured them. “It shouldn’t take that long at all.”

She said the county would keep credit cards for Home Depot, gas cards and have accounts will local merchants which would cover most expenses.

“If it goes on the county credit card, the county is liable for that charge, even if it isn’t authorized,” she said as the reason for the change.

Board Chairman Rob Jones agreed. “If I were you, I’d cancel the cards after the meeting.”

Harvey said she would wait until Friday to cancel the cards and the county would honor the debts.

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Most of the board’s agenda dealt with minor business that accumulated during the shut-down. In other board news, the board:

Recognized employees Robert Olsen and Jackie Hendrix, both with the sheriff’s department for 10 years of service.

Recognized Becky Hammontree with 20 years service to the county.

Approved purchasing a used surplus bus from North Georgia Community Action for $5,500. The bus has a working wheelchair ramp and the purchase is contingent on inspection and good working order.

 

 

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