| DISEASE DEADLY TO BATS CONFIRMED IN GEORGIA (3/12/2013) |
(ATLANTA) – The disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that bats with white-nose syndrome were foun... more
| Donations Needed for Pickens Animal Shelter (3/12/2013) |
You can help the Pickens Animal Shelter even if you can't adopt a pet. Below is a list of items needed.
Multi Surface Cleaners
Old Hand towels and wash clothes
| Egg and Candy Donations Needed for the JMA Easter Egg Hunt (3/12/2013) |
Hunt scheduled for March 23 at 1:00 p.m.
The Jasper Merchants Association is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The hunt will be held at Lee Newton Park.
They're requesting donations of eggs and candy, or a monetary donation.
Please drop off eggs at Moore's Furniture in downtown Jasper or FX Hair Des... more
| Georgia’s New Camping Club Saves Tent Travelers Money (3/12/2013) |
Loyalty Program Offered by Georgia’s State Parks
Sleeping under the stars has always been a budget-friendly way to explore the Peach State and enjoy a vacation. Now Georgia’s State Parks are making the price tag even more appealing by offering a new loyalty program just for tent campers. GeoCamp club members earn every tenth night of camping for... more
| State Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/12/2013)|
It was a busy week at the Capitol with “Crossover Day” on Thursday, March 7, with over 40 measures on that day alone. Crossover Day refers to a Senate Rule that says the Senate will only consider measures that have passed the House no later than the 30th Legislative day. Fortunately we had a day off...
| Tater Patch Players' Grace and Glorie -- a play for the Spring (3/12/2013) |
One look around Main Street in Jasper will assure you that our little town is finally experiencing the rebirth that comes every spring. The baseball fields are chock full of young children, excited about their upcoming season; people stand along main street, conversing now instead of rushing to get ... more
| PSO Alert: Pickens County Teacher Arrested for Simple Battery (3/11/2013) |
Detectives with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have obtained a Criminal Arrest Warrant for Mr. Larry Cavender, a teacher at the Pickens County High School. The warrant is for the offense of Simple Battery, committed against a high school student.
According to the initial incident report, On March 8... more
| OPINION: Nelson Gun Law (3/9/2013)|
An ordinance proposed in the town of Nelson, Georgia, would require that every head of household in every home in the town own a gun and ammunition.
This is not the first time such an ordinance has been proposed: officials in the small town of Spring City, Utah, came up with the same idea back in... more
| House Passes Safe Carry Protection Act (3/8/2013)|
(ATLANTA) — The Georgia House of Representatives today passed the Safe Carry Protection Act, House Bill 512, by a vote of 117-56. Introduced by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), this legislation would allow licensed weapons holders who have gone through the process of finger printing, ...
| OPINION: Nelson Family Protection Ordinance (3/8/2013)|
I have heard the claim by the opposition that this ordinance expands government. They say that this is a "big government" issue. That claim is false. By passing the Family Protection Ordinance our local government affirms our citizens’ right to bear arms under the second amendment to the U. S. and t... more
| Snake Movement Will Be Increasing All Over Georgia This Weekend (3/8/2013) |
Starting today (Friday) through the weekend temperatures will be significantly higher than last weekend. Almost a 20 degree swing for most of the state. This is sure to be felt by our snake population and could signal the beginning of increased snake activity. Humidity will be higher with the g... more
| Fourth Annual Birdhouse and Yard Art Contest Announced (3/6/2013) |
Entry Deadline March 23rd; Auction to be held April 20th
Spring is on the horizon and so is Burnt Mountain Trading Company’s (BMTC) Fourth Annual Birdhouse and Yard Art Contest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia. This year's theme is "Great Futures Start Here", which is not a coincidence that this is also the theme for the Boys & Girls Cl... more
| Nelson, Georgia Could Adopt Family Protection Ordinance (3/6/2013)|
Requires households in the City of Nelson to maintain firearms (Video)
The City of Nelson had their first reading of the Family Protection Ordinance at their March council meeting. The ordinance will require all heads of the households to maintain firearms, but does give exemptions.
Councilman Duane Cronic explained it was a 'deterrent ordinance' that comes straigh...
| Northeast Georgia Chapter American Red Cross March Newsletter (PDF) (3/6/2013)|
This month the NEGA Red Cross is celebrating “Red Cross Month.” This year the theme is “Everyday Heroes.” Each month we will “spotlight” one of our many Disaster Action Teams. The Fannin County DAT is this month’s heroes. Congratulation for your dedication and compassion for the American Red Cross a...
| OPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL ORATORICAL CONTEST (3/6/2013) |
Each year Optimist International holds an oratorical contest at their clubs across America. The Optimist Club of Jasper conducted their club oratorical contest this year at the Pickens County Library on Saturday, February 23 with 3 middle schools participating. These schools (Pickens County Middle... more
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