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Work is being done at the obstacle course this week in preparation for more than 1,000 expected jeepers expected at next weekend’s JeepFest event. Click here to access the JeepFest event guide inserted into this week's Progress. There are many new items on the course this year, to keep the excitement fresh for returning participants and spectators. One builder said the course should be finished by the end of the week and that although he is pleased to see the interest, spectators are not allowed onsite because safety concerns except during the JeepFest weekend, September5-7.
Technology upgrades move forward with 100 new projectors
By Eileen Steinhauer
Phase two of the Pickens County technology upgrade is set to begin, and two schools will each get a new staff member to help reduce class sizes.
At Friday’s called board of education meeting, the Pickens BOE voted to continue technology upgrades in the schools in an effort to equalize all of the schools in the county.
Commissioners Becky Denney, Jerry Barnes and Rob Jones at Monday’s meeting where they proposed a property tax increase they called “tentative” but have proceeded to advertise this week.
In proposing a 6.55 percent (half-mill) tax increase Monday, commission chairman Rob Jones was clearly uncomfortable and emphasized repeatedly that this a tentative proposal to move the process along.
Firm also handled Braves stadium relocation bonds
A rendering of the Port Royal waterpark resort slated for construction near Antioch Church Road off Highway 515.
The Jasper Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Monday retained a bond specialist attorney to represent their interests in the Port Royal Water Park project, where planning continues on the fourlane north of town.
Speed Burger had humble beginnings in 1964 in a trailer located just beside where the restaurant sits now.
They’re small and square. They’re topped with onion, mustard and a pickle then steamed and wrapped in parchment paper.
Pickens residents are no stranger to the delicious little Speed Burger - and now Speed Burger restaurant owners are celebrating their 50th year serving up food that’s become nothing short of legendary.