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  • Taste of the Season at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/12/2014)

    Want some new ideas for how to prepare the spring vegetables that are available at the Jasper Farmers Market now? Would you like to have samples and recipes? One of the more popular market events is the ‘Taste of the Season” and it is coming up this Saturday. The talented cooks preparing and pres... more
  • Taste of the Season at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (5/12/2014)

    The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. This is a subject that the Supreme Court of the U. S. (SCOTUS) has visited several times since it’s inclusion in the U.S. Constitution. For more detail on decisions prior ... more
  • THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
  • Watch for LEOS (5/12/2014)

    LEGS are frequenting the byways of Pickens County. These LEOS are not dangerous wandering lions, but the student segments of the Jasper Lions Club. Jasper Lions sponsor LEO Clubs at Pickens High School, Pickens County Middle School and Jasper Middle School. The acronym LEO stands for Leadership, Exp... more
  • Watch for LEOS
  • Georgia State Park Gift Cards Now Available (5/9/2014)
    Gift ideas include camping, cabins, boat tours and golf
    (ATLANTA) -- Searching for the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast? Georgia State Parks now offer gift cards that can be used for campsites, cabins, yurts, retail shops, picnic shelters, historic sites, boat rentals, golf and numerous other outdoor activities. Some popular sites to redeem the car... more
  • Georgia State Park Gift Cards Now Available
  • Lodge and Police Combine Forces (5/9/2014)
    Public Safety Day on June 7th
    On June 7, 2014, the City of Nelson will host the biggest event to come to town in many years. Nelson Police Department and E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F & AM will join forces. They are co-sponsoring the first ever Public Safety Day. The event will begin at 11 AM and end at 3 PM. During this event... more
  • Lodge and Police Combine Forces
  • Summer Camps 2014 Creative and Performing Arts Academy (5/8/2014)

    Creative and Performing Arts Academy is offering the following Summer Camps: Camp Try-it Campers get to 'try-it' for many different art forms including violin, cello, acting, guitar, drums, vocal, art, piano and more during a fun filled camp the week of June 9th – 13th. -Ages 5-8, 9:00a... more
  • Summer Camps 2014 Creative and Performing Arts Academy
  • Next Week is 'Paint the Town Purple' (5/7/2014)
    Preceding Relay for Life of Pickens County on May 17th
    Next week is the 'Paint the Town Purple' event preceding Relay for Life of Pickens County on May 17th. Merchants/Businesses will be decorating their stores purple (other colors as well that represent Cancers) for a chance to claim the 'purple' traveling trophy for the year. Voting will be held on Kn... more
  • Next Week is 'Paint the Town Purple'
  • THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM (5/7/2014)

    HISTORY OF THE U.S. REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM: The U.S. has a proud history of admitting refugees of special humanitarian concern into the country. Following the admission of over 250,000 displaced Europeans in the wake of World War II, the first refugee legislation enacted by the U.S. Congress ... more
  • THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM
  • Does your Mom deserve a Mother's Day Makeover? (5/6/2014)
    Enter her in Coco's Cottage Makeover Contest by May 7th
    Coco's Cottage and local businesses want to give your Mother a big Surprise and pamper her for Mother's Day. Enter her in the Second Annual Mother's Day Makeover Contest by May 7th by telling a little bit about your Mom -- what makes her so incredible and why she deserves an extra special Mother's ... more
  • Does your Mom deserve a Mother's Day Makeover?
  • Marble Hill Entrepreneur Steve Moranos Earns Multiple Awards (5/6/2014)
    Allstate agency owner recognized for outstanding customer service and sales success
    As a business leader and involved citizen in the Marble Hill and Big Canoe area, Allstate agency owner Steve Moranos has received a number of awards and designations for his work and service to customers. He has owned his agency in Marble Hill since 2007. Moranos received the Agency of the Year a... more
  • Marble Hill Entrepreneur Steve Moranos Earns Multiple Awards
  • Donate to Support Disaster Relief (5/5/2014)

    Help people affected by disaster like the recent tornadoes, storms and countless other crises. Your Gift Can Help Provide: Food & Shelter Emotional Support Emergency Supplies Thank you for your generosity. Your gift will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, helping people affected ... more
  • Donate to Support Disaster Relief
  • Four Legged Love From Blossom (5/5/2014)
    Two-year-old, domestic short hair mix female cat
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hello, I am Blossom a beautiful black and tan lady. I and ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Blossom
  • Four Legged Love From Johnny D (5/5/2014)
    9-month-old, male Cattle Dog Mix ADOPTED
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Johnny D (for Johnny Depp). Like my namesake I giv... more
  • Four Legged Love From Johnny D
  • Good Samaritan facility upgrade construction underway (5/5/2014)
    Fundraising goal key to completion
    Construction of the much needed replacement facilities at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center in Jasper is well underway. The foundation slab and outside wall framing was completed April 26 for phase one of the three-phase project that will eventually do away with the overused modular unit... more
  • Good Samaritan facility upgrade construction underway
  • Local Candidates Answered Questions Following Nonpartisan Forum (5/5/2014)
    Voters submitted questions that were unable to be answered with time constraints
    Voters submitted questions to our local candidates (Board of Education, Representative District 11, and Commissioner Post 1) to the Pickens Chamber following the Nonpartisan Community Candidate Forum on April 21, 2014. Time constraints kept them from being answered at the forum. The Primary El... more
  • Local Candidates Answered Questions Following Nonpartisan Forum
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