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We broke our all-time record with over 60 vendors at the Jasper Farmer’s Market last Saturday. The weather was perfect with friends leisurely shopping while eating sorbet. The market felt like a festival as much as a farmer’s market. This week there are lots of festivals around so I suspect some of the vendors will be making the rounds. We plan on going to a few of the festivals after the market too. Talking Rock has their Heritage Days Festival Oct. 16-17 and Ellijay will have the Apple Festival the same days. Sounds like a great weekend ahead.

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The Fall Jasper Farmers Market is going strong with great new hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You have got to love being able to sleep in and still get great produce!

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Congratulations to our winner Evan Howell who entered and won the Veterans Memorial Park Raffle.  Howell, who lives in Ball Ground, won the Browning 243 Rifle with accessories.  He was presented with the rifle by members of the Pickens County Veterans Park with Ralph Fitts the owner of Appal…

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Jasper City Council enacted a moratorium late in August, putting a hold on new zoning requests until March 2022. The temporary stay allows the council time to review all residential zoning categories in their ordinance, according to City Manager Brandon Douglas. All previously approved rezon…

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Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14, weekly COVID testing will be available in Jasper at Mt. Zion Church, 109 North Main Street, according to Pickens EMC Chief Sloan Elrod. 

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With its collections temporarily relocated to W. Church Street for the duration of construction at the main Jasper location, the public library has planned events in alternate locations.