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  • Jasper Farmers Market to open this Saturday, March 31 (3/25/2012)

    Top 10 reasons to shop at your local farmers market: 1. It will make your dog happy. Or it will if you bring him and let him walk around on his leash, saying hello to all the other dogs (many of them old friends) and accepting complements and pats from admirers and free samples from dog b... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market to open this Saturday, March 31
  • Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Leadership Snowball Golf Tournament (3/23/2012)

    Thanks to several businesses and community leaders in North Georgia, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Leadership Snowball Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Country Club in Jasper held on Monday, March 19th, was a success, raising more funds than prior years. The money raised from thi... more
  • Chamber of Commerce  6th Annual Leadership Snowball Golf Tournament
  • EXPECT A DETOUR OFF I-575 AT RIDGEWALK PARKWAY IN CHEROKEE COUNTY (3/23/2012)

    The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Cobb and Cherokee counties of a detour off I-575 at Ridgewalk Parkway in Cherokee County, scheduled for the weekend of March 30-April 1, 2012. Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 30, traffic on I-575 at this location will be detoured... more
  • SEASONAL TROUT STREAMS OPEN MARCH 31 (3/23/2012)
    DNR estimates more than 1 million trout to be stocked by year’s end
    More than one million trout will be stocked by the end of this year, thanks to efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In fact, many streams will be stocked by the end of March, just in time for the opening day of se... more
  • SEASONAL TROUT STREAMS OPEN MARCH 31
  • Georgia’s jobless rate drops to near three-year low, amid continued job growth (3/22/2012)

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia’s February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent, the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent. That is a decline of one-tenth of a percentage point from a...
  • Georgia’s jobless rate drops to near three-year low, amid continued job growth
  • Jasper Merchants Association Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st (3/22/2012)
    Donations of eggs and candy needed
    The Jasper Merchants Association annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 31, 2012 at 1 p.m. in Lee Newton Park. Children of different age groups will have their own area to hunt for the eggs. Donations of eggs and candy are appreciated to help them reach 4000 eggs. Drop them off at Mo... more
  • Jasper Merchants Association Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st
  • Snake Warning - Spring The BIG ONE !!! (3/22/2012)

    Now that Spring is here expect lots of snake activity. Georgia's snake population is on the move. As we emerge from our homes and spend more time in the outdoors so will Georgia's snakes. It's time for them to go to work. Babies will be born (impregnated from last fall) and others will be looking f... more
  • Snake Warning - Spring The BIG ONE !!!
  • Wedding Bells Ring At North Georgia Pregnancy Center (3/22/2012)

    Usually, the North Georgia Pregnancy Center is not known for weddings, but rather for pregnancy tests, sonograms, diapers, wipes, counseling, and other related activities. On February 1, 2012, there was a great exception to the norm. There was a wedding. Two clients from the Center, Travis Chumbl... more
  • Wedding Bells Ring At North Georgia Pregnancy Center
  • Michael Cowart Announces School Board Candidacy (3/21/2012)

    I was born in Canton, Georgia in 1965. My parents, Roy and Kathy Cowart were educators in Pickens County and I was raised in Jasper. I graduated from Pickens County High School in 1983. I attended The University of West Georgia. I have been in the automotive business for 26 years and am currently em... more
  • Michael Cowart Announces School Board Candidacy
  • BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) coming to Jasper June 4, 2012 (3/20/2012)

    The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) is celebrating 33 years of discovering Georgia by bicycle. This year’s ride will be held June 2- 9, 2012, including 50 miles in Jasper on June 4th. Other locations are Ft. Oglethorpe, Dalton, Roswell, Winder, Mt. Airy (Cornelia), and Tiger (Clayton. The P... more
  • BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) coming to Jasper June 4, 2012
  • Double Feature at Pickens County Tea Party Meeting on March 27th (3/20/2012)
    Panel on UN Agenda 21 and film 'Making the Grade in Georgia'
    The Pickens County Tea Party meets every 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Technical College. The program for March will be a double feature— first a lively panel discussion on protecting our personal property rights from the clutches of government control by way of “sustainable developmen... more
  • PSO Deputies Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) Training (3/20/2012)
    Video
    On February, 28th, 11 deputies from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office attended Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) training at Six Flags over Georgia. The course was provided by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. The PIT maneuver is a method that can be utilized to end or prevent pursuits and... more
  • PSO Deputies Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) Training
  • Three Arrested For Multiple Cars Broken into in Pickens County (3/20/2012)

    Between the dates of March 9-12, 2012 three subdivisions were targeted in Pickens County for car break-ins. Cars were entered and items stolen from the areas of Ivy Ridge, Wild Timber, and Saddle Ridge subdivisions. Investigations have resulted in three arrests according to a Press Release from ... more
  • State Representative Rick Jasperse's Report From The Capitol (3/19/2012)

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  • State Representative Rick Jasperse's Report From The Capitol
  • Four Legged Love from Grace (3/18/2012)
    ADOPTED
    The special discounted Adoption Fees of $80.00 for male dogs and $90.00 for females and $70.00 for male cats and $80.00 for female cats apply to all pets at the Shelter this week. The adoption fee includes shots, micro chipping, spay and neutering. The following pet is looking for a home to fill... more
  • Four Legged Love from Grace
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