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Last month veterans and community members gathered at the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (PCVMP) for the fifth annual ceremony of placing a Christmas wreath at the park. The crowd was small, but patriotic. The Christmas wreath represents those service members who sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms. In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. 

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Pickens County was filled with Christmas cheer Dec. 4 as live music, a parade and holiday shoppers were part of the fun in downtown Jasper.  

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The last Jasper Farmer’s Market of the year will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Newton Park in Jasper. There is still time to buy produce and great local holiday gifts. Anyone can buy a gift from a big box store but a local handcrafted gift is as thoughtful as it comes. Ye…

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We are back into the greens season with so many different fall vegetables to be had. The Jasper Farmers Market had lettuce, kale, mustard greens, broccoli greens, turnip greens, collards and microgreens. I am very partial to broccoli greens as they taste like a cross between collards and bro…

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We have finally had a perfect fall market day; the skies were blue, the pies were hot and so was the hot chocolate and coffee. The cool season crops are here, as well as terrific sweets and breads.