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.
Sex Education materials available for preview online
Transportation technician Nathan Hamby was recognized at last week's BOE meeting for placing 5th in the statewide technician workshop. The top two technicians from each area RESA are invited to attend the state competition, which consists of a written test and a four-station hands-on competition. (From left to right: school board members Dan Fincher, Wendy Lowe, Byron Long, Superintendent Lula Mae Perry, Nathan Hamby, school board members Mike Cowart, Peggy Andrews).
By Eileen Steinhauer
Upon the request of newly hired Technology Director Patrick Shea and Superintendent Lula Mae Perry, the Pickens Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of 300 new laptops for the certified classroom teachers at their August meeting.
photos/ Tater Patch Players
The cast of Postmortem, now at the Tater Patch Theater (l-r) Ginger Rosen, Audrey Kirsten-Lewis, Steve Lewis, Alex Nawrocki, Ellen Painter and Dezarea Brown.
By David R. Altman
Progress Books & Writers Editor
There’s a murder taking place at the Tater Patch. And, you’ll be guessing until the end who the murderer is.