• Afternoon Wreck Sends One to Hospital

    A wreck shortly after lunch hour sent one person to the hospital and shook up another driver in Jasper. The accident occurred on East Church Street in front of Nana’s Nook. After the initial impact, both vehicles struck light poles on opposite sides of the road. They sustained major damage but luckily, only one person […]

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  • BOC Work Session; Sets Millage Rate

    September 6, 2013: A brief meeting was conducted by the Board of Commissioners this morning to approve a millage rate. The new millage rate was approved by a unanimous vote to be set at 6.687 percent.

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  • Troopers Prepare for Labor Day

    (Atlanta)—The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and ends at midnight on Labor Day. Labor Day is traditionally the end of the summer travel season.

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  • Man Shot Near Jasper in Dispute

    An early morning shooting outside of Jasper left one man dead Sunday. Details are sketchy at this point as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department work to clear up exactly what happened.

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  • Board of Education Millage Proposal

    The Board of Commissioners started a trend that continued at the Board of Education meeting last night. Once again the term “rollback” came into play when determining an appropriate millage rate for the citizens of Pickens County.

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  • Pickens County, Jasper Delve Into SPLOST Negotiations

    With the end of the current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) in sight, discussion began on a proposed new SPLOST beginning in 2014. The fireworks flew as an intergovernmental agreement between the city of Jasper and Pickens County is being forged to disperse funds.

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