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Pets save woman from fire


Photo courtesy Pickens County Fire Marshal
    A rescue worker gives oxygen to one of Misty Register’s nine dogs that were stuck inside her burning mobile home Thursday.

    Three dogs saved the life of their owner last week, alerting her as flames tore through a rented mobile home while she was sleeping. 
    Chorkies (Chihuahua and Yorkie mixed breeds) Half Pint, Junior, and Shotzy  are credited with saving Misty Register’s life after a fire started at the

Pickens Christmas tree up and decorated



The county's Christmas Tree in front of the Main Street courthouse is ready to go after crews assembled and decorated earlier today. Don't miss the 7th annual Night of Lights Parade and Christmas Celebration in Jasper, Saturday Dec. 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. See information in this week's paper.





Dalton Mayor to Run for Georgia Governor

Pennington Cites Deal's Ethical Failures and Needs for Real Job Growth and Tax Reform


DALTON, GA - After several months gauging support around the state, conservative Dalton Mayor David Pennington is officially announcing his campaign for Governor today and formally entering the race.

In a video message to his thousands of supporters throughout the state, the conservative mayor announced his decision this morning.

Pasta, goat cheese at winter Farmers' Market


     Mary Blanford uses flour from Italy, grinds it herself, grows her own vegetables, makes noodles, dries them, brings them to the Market to sell. All organic, some gluten free, many choices; egg, spinach, kale, mushroom, butternut squash, basil. Fresh pasta if you order ahead.

Submitted by Jasper Farmers' Market Publicity


    On Saturday, Nov. 9, the first Jasper Farmers’ Market of the winter season went well. They hope to see you there next time.  It’s good to shop local but you know about that.

     You can find home made pasta, noodles, goat cheese, winter greens and a variety of other home grown goodness.
    Here are the dates, mark your calendar: Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and 21; 9:30 to 1:30. Note also: Jasper Farmers’ Market Planning on Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
    See for more information or call the County Extension Office at 706-253-8840.