Since 1949 the Jasper Lions Club has developed and sponsored each year the Independence Day Celebrations in Pickens County. This year the theme is "Celebrate America's Freedom." The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Jasper, with fireworks set for takeoff at around 10:15 p.m. There will be entertaiment for kids and adults. For the full schedule see our print or online editions.