Local Criminal to be brought to justice

A local criminal will soon be brought to justice. His Name? Bob Mackey. His crime? Incredibly terrible golf. He is scheduled to be arrested on Tuesday, April 24 in Jasper. His bail will be set by Judge Jeff Downing and he won’t be released until the bail is paid. His bail will be donated to the Pickens FERST Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Rumour has it, however, that Mackey is getting cold feet. Will he face the music or attempt to flee to avoid the consequences of his crime? More next week in this Smoke Signals Weekly exclusive that tracks the tale of Bob’s Journey to Justice.

The tale began when Mackey volunteered to be a Pickens Ferst Foundation’s detainee for its annual Jail ‘n Bail event. Pickens FERST prepares pre-school children for reading and learning success in school by promoting early reading and parent/family involvement. Every month children from birth to five years of age are mailed an age-appropriate book with literacy support materials for the parent free of charge. All children under the age of five in Pickens County and all of Big Canoe are eligible to register. There is no income requirement.

Pickens Ferst is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit public foundation that is listed as a 4 star charity on www.charitynavigator.org. All money raised in Pickens County, stays in Pickens County. Individuals or groups who contribute $180 to cover the cost of one child’s books for five years will be recognized as Platinum Donors. All contributions, however, add up. Tax deductible donations can be given to Mackey, placed in his alpha box or mailed to Pickens Ferst Foundation, P.O. Box 2062, Jasper, GA 30143 with Bob’s name in the note section.

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