• Jonah Lane rezoning stalls in January Meeting

    JASPER, Ga. – The rezoning for apartments to be constructed on Jonah Lane in Jasper has stalled in this months meeting after discussion raised community pushback on the change. Leftover from the December meeting when the rezoning was first brought up and conditionally approved by the council, they now have questions and discussions coming for […]

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  • High tension continues into 2019 at Jasper City Council

    JASPER, Ga. – The City Council is continuing to see dissension among the ranks as a disagreement has now arisen about organizational meeting appointments. As the January meeting reached item “VI. Organizational Meeting,” Council member Dr. Sonny Proctor stated he wanted more information on these appointments saying, “I think the council should have prior knowledge […]

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  • Jasper still waiting for new City Manager

    JASPER, Ga. – Despite a special called meeting of the Jasper City Council with a “City Manager Appointment” item on the agenda, no new public information is available. At this time, Mayor John Weaver said that the council is recomending the current City Manager, Jim Looney, to move forward with the process. This means that […]

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  • Chairman Jones optimistic after meeting with Dawson County Chairman

    JASPER, Ga. – A press release from Pickens County could indicate a positive movement on the recent troubles and issues of Dawson County Fire Station 8. Pickens County Commission Chairman Robert Jones and Dawson County Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond met on Wednesday the 12th to discuss the recent discrepancies involving Fire Station 8 located off […]

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  • Jones responds to Station 8 Issue

    JASPER, Ga. – “We’re old country people. We always work on a handshake and a person’s word is his bond.” These were the words of Pickens County Commissioner Rob Jones when questioned about an outstanding issue of a water tank for what is known as the Wildcat Community. A set area along the line of […]

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  • Jones publicly addresses Fire Station issue in Work Session

    JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners held their December work session for department updates. With nothing else but General Discussion on the agenda, no action was discussed for later this month. However, one point arose as Chairman Rob Jones took a moment in general discussion to address Post Commissioners Becky Denney and […]

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  • Pickens BOC approves Sunday Sales

    JASPER, Ga. – A Special Called Meeting saw the Pickens County Board of Commissioners approve a resolution to officially adhere to election results from November. The Sunday Sales question on Novembers ballot resulted in 63.55% approval, that’s 8,205 votes. Though election results showed the county’s wishes, it still had to be approved by the Board. […]

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  • Council progresses on City Manager at December meeting

    JASPER, Ga. – With a review of city manager applications in November, the City Council was further updated at December’s meeting about accepted and Scheduled interviews for December 10 for candidates for the position. With four interviews set for Monday, the candidate pool is shrinking towards a final decision to hire a full time City […]

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