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The Jasper Farmers market hours will be changing Nov. 7. The current market hours are from 7:30 a.m. until noon but effective from Nov. 7 through Dec. 12—the final market—the hours will be 9-1p.m. Finally, we will be able to sleep and eat healthy food! 

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The new Pickens Recycling Center, located at 390 Appalachian Road, off Hwy 515, will be accepting the following items to be recycled. With some changes in the numbers on the plastic and they will be sorted into different bins that will be clearly marked:

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Saturday, Oct. 24 is World Polio Day. To mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease, the Rotary Clubs of Jasper and Canton will host a free music concert. James W. Walker will perform at The Rotary Children’s Music Park at 2…

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Included on the Pickens County Nov. 3 General Election ballot is a referendum to continue a one-penny sales tax to fund capital projects in the Pickens County School System. In past years, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) monies have been used to renovate and up…

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We have come full circle and back to the “greens season”. Fall produce is very similar to spring vegetables with the added bonus of fruit. Last Saturday looked like a wash out but it stayed mostly dry for the duration of the market. The die-hard vendors came out and the die-hard customers re…

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There were lots of surprises at the Jasper Farmers market last Saturday, Oct. 3. Kenneth Kirk came with a truck load of sweet potatoes. Sugar Valley Kettle Corn’s table was laden with different flavored popcorn. Possum Trot Farms sold loads of local beef. Zach Henson had gorgeous radishes an…

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The Pregnancy Center presents a special “friend” raiser featuring Gordon Davis’ “Laugh for Life” performance beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct.23 at Chattahoochee Tech in Jasper. This “clean fun for the whole family” performance is free and there will be door prizes. 

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I wasn’t planning on buying much last Saturday so I didn’t arrive at the market till after 10 a.m. I ended up buying organic arugula, a long wonderful Italian zucchini, eggs, okra, peppers, muscadines, potatoes, apple bread, pears, sorbet and fig preserves. So much for not needing anything! …

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Sourwood at Northgate Station began expanded socially distanced outdoor dining Sept. 10 under two tents erected in the parking lot in front of the restaurant. Chef Rick Stack said the al fresco dining will continue through October.

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Underway for over five years, the Jasper Veterans Administration Clinic officially opened its doors on August 31. The clinic, located at 934 East Church Street in Jasper, offers primary care, mental health, telehealth visits and audiology services.

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The market goes on rain or shine though, as of this writing, there is only a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday. Most of the farmers can’t keep their produce for another week so they will be at the market Saturday. Some of the crafts people may not come if it rains but most of our favorites …

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Our lives have turned upside down in America with all the unrest throughout from COVID-19, violence, education, defund the police, and many more issues that we continue to battle daily.  We must be strong and try to continue on with our daily lives.