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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.





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.

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.

Fun in the mud: Lions collecting toys for Fill-A-Stocking



    On Dec. 14 Pig Pen Family Mud Park will let people enter by donating a toy to the Jasper Lion's Club Fill-A-Stocking program. Above photo Laiken Owens


Submitted by Jasper Lions
    On Dec. 14 the Pig Pen Family Mud Park off Yellow Creek Road will hold a truck event in the bog. Entry into the park is normally $15 per person (children under 13 admitted free). But on the day of the event each person entering the park will have the option of donating a toy for Fill-A-Stocking sponsored by