Cove Creek Fish Rodeo returns

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JASPER, Ga. – With roughly 25 years of the annual Fish Rodeo, the city is preparing once again for this beloved event.

The Council heard the required request, and subsequently approved, for the Pickens County Sportsman Club Annual Fish Rodeo this month to allow the event in May. Sportsman Club representative Walt Cagle offered fliers to the council as he presented the request. The four-day event will see support for the community, special needs, and senior homes in the area.

Mayor John Weaver called the rodeo “a very special event” in recent years as it has been about a decade at the Cove Creek location. Cagle notes the wired off location will provide stock trout for all who wish to participate. He went on to say that the event not only serves Pickens County, but all who wish to attend and he evens sees response from senior homes in Cherokee.

The council officially provided the proclamation needed for the event to have the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to close off the creek for the event.

Cagle provided the following flier for the council and citizens for information on the event:

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First Annual Cornbread Reunion

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Jasper, GA – The first annual Cornbread Reunion was held Saturday, August 12, by The Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA) in downtown Jasper.

The event included artist demonstrations, raffles for $2,000 worth of art from regional artists, free rock painting, music, and cornbread hoecakes. Tasty fixings such as collard greens were served with the hoecakes to give everyone a true southern feel.

Local artists such as Billy Roper, Peter Loose, Stanley Ferguson, Heather Poole, Randy Tabias, Miz Thang, Kip Ramey, Arthur McIntyre, and Sam Granger were featured at the event presenting outstanding pieces of art from pottery bowls to metal sculptures.

In the heat of the day, those attending also had a chance to cool off by soaking the volunteers at the featured dunking booth, at the cost of a dollar a throw. Proceeds from the dunking booth and raffle tickets went to the local arts community through PACA.

The Alliance hopes to bring back the arts to Pickens County while making the Cornbread Reunion a recurring event.

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Annual Marble Festival Coming Soon!

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JASPER, GA – The Georgia Marble Festival will be held the first weekend in October this year at Lee Newton Park across from Jasper Middle School.

Once a year, this celebration allows the public to tour the largest open pit marble quarries in the world and enjoy various crafts at the Georgia Marble Festival in Pickens County.

The Festival celebrates one of Georgia’s most beautiful natural resources available. For decades Georgia Marble has been mined and used to create historic architecture around the world.

This year’s tour offers individuals a chance to view and learn the history of Georgia Marble in its natural form as they visit several historic sites associated with the marble industry.

Thousands of people attend each year to see different works of arts and crafts, along with Pickens County’s heritage and the marble industry.  As always, citizens are expecting an influx of visitors to make it a great turn out.

Pickens continues to welcome all to see “Our Marble, Our Heritage.”

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ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW RETURNS IN MARCH!

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The Atlanta International Auto Show will celebrate its 34th anniversary when it returns to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on March 9-13, 2016.  It is produced by the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association (MAADA).
Not only is the Atlanta International Auto Show the largest annual consumer event held annually at the GWCC, it is also one of the nation’s great auto shows, attracting many of the world’s major automotive manufacturers during its five day run.
There will be over 400 new and preproduction vehicles on display on the 400,000 square foot show floor.
At press time, the following manufacturers have agreed to participate in the show:  ACURA, ALFA ROMEO, AUDI,  BUICK, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, CHRYSLER, DODGE, FIAT, FORD, GMC, HONDA, HYUNDAI, INFINITI, JEEP,  KIA,  LEXUS, LINCOLN, , MAZDA,  MERCEDES-BENZ, MINI, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, RAM, SCION, SUBARU, TOYOTA, and VOLKSWAGEN.

At press time,  the following 2017 pre-production vehicles have been scheduled for display:  Audi R8, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XT5, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan, Ford Escape, Ford F-150 Raptor, F-250, Ford Fusion, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Forte, Kia Sportage, Lexus LC 500, Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Coupe Edition 1, Mercedes-Benz E 220 d, Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and Mercedes-Benz GLS 63.
This event will once again take place in the C Building of the GWCC.  This is a perfect location, since the exhibition area is located on the street level of Northside Drive, where there is plenty of available public parking and a shorter walk to the facility.  Those who wish to take a test drive merely have to sign up in the lobby area and then go outside to visit their manufacturer of choice. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
At press time, the following manufacturers will be participating in Ride & Drive events:  BUICK, CHEVROLET, CHRYSLER, DODGE, FIAT, FORD, GMC, HONDA, JEEP, KIA, MAZDA, RAM, and TOYOTA.

As always, the Auto Show will be presenting a number of special attractions.   Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ant-Man  will appear on March 12 and 13.  Scooby Doo will also be onsite during these same two days, sponsored by Comcast Spotlight.
The Georgia Cool Cruisers will once again display their vintage vehicles and muscle cars in the show lobby and in a special attraction area on the show floor.

The Auto Show will have Seniors Day on Thursday, March 10, and College Day on Friday, March 11.  All Seniors 55 and older and all College Students can show their identification of age/student id’s at the show box office and receive a 50% discount off the $10.00 Adult Admission.  These same Seniors and College Students can also save 50% on parking by showing their identification of age/student id’s at the entrance of the Yellow Parking Lot of the Georgia World Congress Center on Northside Dr.

The Georgia World Congress Center is offering a $3.00 discount off public parking on March 9 & 10 ONLY in their Yellow Lot on Northside Drive.  To receive this discount, attendees must tell the parking attendant that they are attending the Auto Show.
SHOW HOURS:     Wednesday, March 9        12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 10           12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11                   12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12           10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13              10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

RIDE & DRIVE EVENTS:  Fiat-Chrysler (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram), Ford, GM (Buick, Chevrolet and GMC), Honda, Kia, Mazda, and Toyota will all be conducting special Ride & Drive events at the show.

SPIDER-MAN and ANT-MAN – These two great MARVEL super heroes will appear at the Auto Show on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13.

SCOOBY-DOO  –  This popular cartoon character will appear at the show on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, courtesy of Comcast Spotlight.

MEET THE WALKERS – Meet Atlanta-based actors who have appeared on AMC’s popular television series, The Walking Dead – March 11 – 13.

FOX5 STORM CHASER – This is the most advanced mobile weather lab and live TV production vehicle in the Southeast.  The vehicle is equipped with the latest broadcast and meteorological technology to provide life-saving information to viewers about dangerous weather

COOL CRUISERS  –   There will be a display of vintage vehicles from the 20th Century in the show lobby and inside the show.

CAFFEINE & EXOTICS – Premier car show for exotic and high performance cars.

SHOW HOURS:     Wednesday, March 9    12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 10        12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11             12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12         10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13           10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

BOX OFFICE CLOSES ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW CLOSING DAILY.

TICKET PRICES:    $10.00 ADULTS
$5.00 CHILDREN 6-12
FREE – CHILDREN UNDER 6

DISCOUNT COUPONS:  $3:00 March 9 and 10 Weekday Discount Coupons are available at participating New Car & Truck Dealerships, in select AJC Newspaper Ads and by joining the Official Auto Show Club on www.GoAutoShow.com (membership is free).

DISCOUNT PARKING DAYS:  The Georgia World Congress Center is offering a $3.00 discount off public parking on March 9 & 10 ONLY in their Yellow Parking Lot on Northside Drive.  To receive this discount, attendees must tell the parking attendant that they are attending the Auto Show.

SENIORS DAY:  All Seniors 55 and older can show their identification of age at the show box office on Thursday, March 10 only, and receive a 50% discount off the $10.00 Adult Admission.  These same seniors can also save 50% on parking by showing their identification of age at the entrance of the Yellow Lot of the Georgia World Congress Center on Northside Dr.  This offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer for this day.

COLLEGE DAY:  All college students can show their student id’s at the show box office on Friday, March 11 only, and receive a 50% discount off the $10.00 Adult Admission. They can also save 50% on parking by showing their student id’s at the entrance of the Yellow Park Lot of the Georgia World Congress Center on Northside Dr.  This offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer for this day.

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