| Spay and Neuter Essential if County is to ever get Stray Problem Under Control (3/13/2013) |
One mama responsible for 11 million offspring
The National Humane Society reports that six to eight million homeless dogs and cats enter animal shelters each year. And fifty percent of these loving and sensitive beings are euthanized; that is three to four million animals killed each year--one pet every eight seconds.
Sadly approximately... more
| Tea Party Offers Fair Tax & Education Reform (3/13/2013) |
On Tuesday, March 26th at Chattahoochee College in Jasper at 7 p.m., the Pickens County Tea Party is bringing a Fair Tax overview by Stephen Hall, a local member, and the Georgia Education Freedom Tour, presented by Joel Foster of Americans for Prosperity.
With April 15th fast approaching and ne... more
| 2013 STAR Banquet Recognizes STAR Students and Teachers (3/12/2013) |
The 2013 STAR Banquet was held Thursday evening, February 28th at Chattahoochee Technical College. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Mollie Shaw was recognized as the 2013 STAR Student of Pickens High School along with her STAR Teacher, Debbie Grimes.
The Opt... more
| 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
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