One of these two dogs that killed a neighbor’s pet in the Magnolia Station subdivision of Jasper may have to be destroyed. This case unleashed the city's new aggressive enforcement of their leash law.
The City of Jasper will begin vigorously enforcing the state’s leash law, effective immediately, following an “informative hearing” on a dangerous dog case at the Jasper City Council meeting Monday night.
Jasper Mayor John Weaver said the city has been dealing with dogs running loose for too long inside the city limits––for at least twenty years––and it’s time to force owners to control their animals.
“We are going to control animals in Jasper from this day forward,” Weaver told the council, city hall staff and others at the meeting.
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Tomato plants owned by area gardener Andy Kippenhan. Kippenhan says the plants on the right were treated with contaminated manure from a local stable and died as a result of herbicide carryover. The plant in the photo to the left is a healthy tomato plant not treated with the contaminated manure.
Sure, you can smell it a mile away, but do you really know where your manure came from?
Gardeners know that the key to cultivating strong, healthy plants is good soil rich in nutrients. One of the ways gardeners achieve this is by adding manure to their compost or by applying it directly to garden beds. But local gardener Andy Kippenhan, who learned about the stinky side of manure the hard way, warns that farmers and gardeners should ask about the source before applying it to garden vegetable or flower beds.
Explorer, film-maker and Pickens County resident, Mike Harris. Over his shoulder, a photograph shows a younger Harris confronted by the press on returning
from his first Titanic expedition.
Mike Harris, of Bent Tree, was already a documentary film-maker when he first proposed a sea expedition to locate the Titanic shipwreck about 30 years ago. He would also record that expedition on film.
Backed by Texas oil man "Cadillac" Jack Grimm and some of Grimm's oil-wealthy cohorts, Harris led that expedition in 1980. He followed it with two others, one in 1981 and another in 1983. Each time Harris produced a documentary of the hunt. The first, Search for the Titanic, was narrated by Orson Welles.
District post candidates cordial in first public outing
Wesley Weaver, a candidate for commission chairman, used his time before the Tea Party last week to criticize the works of current sole commissioner, Robert Jones, who also seeks the chairmanship.
From the introduction to the closing, Wesley Weaver, who is challenging sole County Commissioner Robert Jones for the commission chairman position in the July 31st election, let the fur fly.
Weaver began his remarks last week at the Tea Party forum for commission candidates by saying Jones shouldn’t even be in the room. Weaver said Jones, who has served two terms as sole commissioner, said he would not run again if the county went to a multi-member commission, and further, that Jones was not a conservative, a true Republican or someone who follows Tea Party principles in governing.
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