Keep Pickens Beautiful has given out their first recycling award to the Pickens County Library. The library is a charter member of our program and has consistently high numbers of recycling every month. Between April 2010 and December 2010 the total numbers of bags of recycling (plastic bottles and aluminum cans) was over 258. The library also recycles paper, books and magazines.
In that same time period, almost 1,000 30-gallon bags of bottles and cans have been recycled by our partner businesses who participate in our program. For a break down of the business names and numbers visit our Web page at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.
L-R: Debbie Robinson, Beth Baughman, Donna Harrington, Olivia Hattan-Edwards and Sharon Harp.
A scraggly tree on Main Street illustrates the concerns of tree board members well. - Photo Damon Howell
Mike Denson, member of Jasper Tree Board: “Mayor, we need to talk about the trees on Main Street.”
Mayor John Weaver: “What’s wrong with them?”
Denson: “They’re ugly. But they do look better with lights at night.”
Tree Board member Kirk Garner: “They look like Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.”
Weaver: “A few are stressed, but they aren’t that bad.”
Members of the city tree board engaged in a lengthy discussion of all things arboreal with City Hall staff Thursday, ultimately reaching a decision that some trees along Main Street should be replaced.
The Jasper Police Department launched a Facebook page this week because of the social network’s ability to both disperse and receive information.
Police Chief Greg Lovell said Facebook has proven to be a “valuable tool” for other police departments with investigation and a great avenue to provide information.
Lovell said he talked to other police chiefs who encouraged him to have an official page as other departments have seen important tips provided through the site and have used it to make regular updates on roads, weather and public safety information.
By Pat Jewell
Tater Patch member
The curtain will soon rise on a new era for the Tater Patch Players.
Their Board of Directors announced Friday that the troupe has purchased a building, off Old Philadelphia Road near the Walmart, that they will transform into a theatre that promises to be a crowning jewel of Pickens County.
At right: Tater Patch Players members raise a toast at their new home off Old Philadelphia Road, near Walmart.
Press Release from the Cherokee County Fire Department
Above, the brush fire near Old Nelson Rd in Cherokee County Photo/Angela Waagen
Feb. 23, 2011 --- Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Georgia Forestry responded to a large brush fire that occurred yesterday on Old Nelson Road in northern Cherokee County.
A caller contacted Cherokee County E-911 to report that approximately ¼ acre was on fire and it was getting close to the trees. Cherokee County firefighters responded to the scene and requested assistance from Georgia Forestry to help contain the fire. Georgia Forestry made breaks around the fire to keep it from spreading.