Georgia, November 3- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.87/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.99/g, according to gasoline price websiteGasBuddy.com.
Typical Jack Dunn story: The owner of Jasper Drugs and the National Independent Pharmacist of the year is at home on a recent Friday night.
Phone rings about 11 p.m., young mother has a prescription for a medicine and a nebulizer. Several other pharmacies have one or the other, but not both. Jasper Drug has both the medication and the breathing machine.
Dunn goes to open up late night for one customer.
Another hitch, the woman doesn’t have the money to pay. No problem. When the situation calls for it, Dunn takes pledges for payment the following week – especially when someone’s child is involved.
With property taxes on everyone’s minds lately – and the December 4th deadline looming over our heads like a menacing rain cloud – here is a list of the county’s top 25 taxpayers. The figures were provided by the tax commissioner’s office. Listed above are the top 5 taxpayers.
For the full list see this week's online or print edition.
Construction has begun on New Hope Acres, Habitat Pickens’ first neighborhood project.
By Wayne Tidwell
A groundbreaking ceremony for New Hope Acres, Habitat Pickens’ first neighborhood construction project, was held near the construction site on Lance Road on a rainy October 15 afternoon with over 40 people in attendance.
Jasper fire crews began testing hydrants in the system this week as part of an every-other-year requirement to maintain insurance rates.
The City of Jasper has 579 hydrants inside the city limits. They also have a number of hydrants that are on city of Jasper water lines, but are in the county fire service area. The city crews will test hydrants in both areas this year. The testing could last several weeks, depending on the number of calls and other work.
With the test above, fire fighter Trevor Beavers uses a defuser to interrupt the gush of water. The defuser, a new piece of equipment for the department, will prevent the powerful flows from blasting away landscape materials or doing other damage when hydrants are opened for the test.