Learn how to save them at class in Jasper September 10
Needle blight is one of the additional pests attacking hemlocks.
By Donna Shearer
In spite of the harsh winter of 2013-14 that reduced the hemlock woolly adelgid population, particularly at elevations above 2600 feet, the invasive insect is making a comeback and continuing to prey on hemlock trees throughout the northern counties of Georgia. And now to make matters worse, two more pests are plaguing the trees as well.
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.
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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.