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Last Saturday I overheard a couple discussing the high price of tomatoes at the market. We were standing in front of a farmer who sells his organically grown heirloom tomatoes for $3 each.  

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Pickens County Schools are, once again, having to roll with the punches of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to increased community spread and at least one case of exposure at Hill City Elementary School, the start of school has been delayed two weeks. 

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Tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, okra, potatoes ,green beans, squash and zucchinis are the vegetables du jour.  This time of the year just about every farmer has some sort of tomatoes on their farmers market table. 

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The long-awaited tomato season has officially begun! Several vendors had tomatoes last Saturday with the promise of many more this week. The market has an abundance of squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, corn, beans, blueberries and peaches. I bought the first okra last Saturday and it ha…

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Twenty physicians from Georgia Urology, the largest urology practice in the Southeast, are  ranked among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. All of these professionals are recognized as Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. More than 40 percent of the physicians in the publicati…

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School leaders had to think on the fly last spring when face-to-face learning was interrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic. Now, with a new school year about to begin, local educators find themselves much better prepared.

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Trinity Church of Marble Hill is pleased to introduce Alison Everill, its new director of Music. Alison began leading worship at Trinity in May, and we would love to have you join us on Sundays to worship along with her. We are meeting together again observing social distancing guidelines. Y…

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The Jasper Farmers Market (JFM) was great last Saturday, June 13 with over 40 vendors. Many of us beelined to Tony at Y-Not Sharp to have our knives sharpened while we shopped. I am bringing my garden clippers and more this week. Tony is a big addition to our market and for me, since I used …

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Pickens County Government learned on June 5, 2020 that a Pickens County Recreation Department (PCRD) employee received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. In accordance with health guidelines, Pickens County Recreation Department closed on that date and all patrons were notified. Since, that …

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Pickens County Government was notified Friday, June 5 that an employee received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. The employee experienced symptoms after work on the evening of June 4. The employee did not come to work on June 5 but instead went to be tested for COVID-19 and received a posi…