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At one time the founders of Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park were told we would only place 50 Bricks of Honor at the park.  We just placed 17 more Bricks of Honor at the park and gratefully announce another milestone: The Bricks of Honor program has now grown to 858 Bricks of Honor. 

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Organizers of a formal, political effort to recall Steve Smith and Aaron Holland have cleared their first hurdle, garnering over 160 sponsors’ signatures for their petition application. Impact Pickens presented this initial action to Elections and Registration Supervisor Julianne Roberts Fri…

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If you had driven along Highway 53 near Tate any time before 2015, you would have passed a weathered and worn train depot sitting beside the track at the crossing.  If you looked closely as you passed by the end of the building you probably wondered why the building was so close to the road …

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A formal recall effort has gathered momentum, focused on removing two of the three Pickens County Board of Education members responsible for terminating former superintendent Rick Townsend “without cause.” Their actions over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend cost more than $400,000…

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Be still my heart, the first Jasper Farmers Market of the season is just around the corner on April 10. Boy, it sure felt like a long winter’s nap without fresh vegetables and treats from the market. But spring has sprung and another great season is upon us. This is the 22nd year for the Jas…

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Pickens Habitat for Humanity has persevered, building its 20th home in New Hope Acres despite the pandemic pruning funding sources and materials prices increasing steadily. Building materials have increased in cost more than 10 percent. The Community Thrift Store, the chapter’s main source o…

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Daniel Briordy and Chris Farmer recently opened Pendley Creek Brewery at 57 N. Main Street, Jasper, introducing the community to small batch, hand-crafted, microbrewery beers. Living in Pickens, the two owner-operators hope to foster collaboration and an “economic eco-system” to support down…

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Early morning on Jan. 25, three hooded bandits pried open doors, busted locks and made off with drawers of opioids and a small amount of petty cash at Bells Pharmacy in Tate. 

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January 25 was supposed to be the start of the HUD National homeless Point in Time (PIT) count across the State of Georgia. The count looks for sheltered and unsheltered homeless living in our counties to include veterans and non-veterans.