An enthusiastic Mayor John Weaver tells Rotary that paving will begin in the spring do to SPLOST funds and talks continue to improve traffic flow in the city using roundabouts.
By Max Caylor
“Come spring we are going to use our SPLOST funds to pave as many roads as possible in the city of Jasper,” said an excited Mayor of Jasper John Weaver speaking at Rotary. He is in his 22nd year of office.
Weaver and prominent local physician Dr. Carl McCurdy attended Shorter College during the same years. McCurdy, introducing the Mayor, stated, “He worked full time and graduated with honors in school
Master Gardener volunteers stuff envelopes with plant sale particulars. If you haven’t gotten one, call 706-253-8840.
Submitted By Darla Huffman
The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased
The Rotary Club of Jasper and Chamber Business After Hours are masked and crowned preparing for Mardi Gas in the Mountains on Saturday, February 14, from 6:30-11 p.m. at Chattahoochee Tech. Tickets, sponsorship and voting for Pickens County King nominee Jack Short and Queen nominee Margy Lohman may be done at mardigrasinthemountains.org. All proceeds benefit local non-profits for the good of the community.
Submitted by Reeder Burch
Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR program.
“We decided the risk was worth the jobs,” says Development Authority Chair Tom Lindsey
Commercial Interiors CEO Ken Pint at the 77,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Pint is optimistic that with financial controls in place the business, which supplies remodeling contractors for restaurant chains, is posed to get back on track.
In September 2013, Restaurant Interiors, a Jasper company producing solid surface counter-tops and other products primarily for restaurants across the country, received the “Small Business Rock Stars” award from a state economic developers’ group.
Less than a year later, the company went into bankruptcy.
See what happened and what the development authority has done to get this company back on track in the print and online editions.