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Q&A with superintendent on recent cuts


     The Progress this week sent Pickens County School Superintendent Ben Desper a list of questions regarding the recent teacher lay-offs as well as his own contract, which has been the subject of controversy.
    Dr. Desper responded to those questions by e-mail and they can be found in our print or online editions --- on sale now.

Motorists need to watch for potholes on Camp Road




City of Jasper Water Dept. employees re-routing lines on Camp Road. County crews will be re-paving this road when the lines are re-connected.



      Motorists are advised to slow down and watch for potholes and work along Camp Road, between the jail and the community center, for the next several weeks.
    Commissioner Rob Jones said Camp Road was already in poor repair and waterline re-routing underway by the City of Jasper has made it even worse. The city crews are re-routing the main line and re-connecting all the houses. This work has required digging up some sections of the existing asphalt.


Meat Raffle to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Pickens





 Re-scheduled for June 30th due to predicted bad weather this weekend










The “wheel of meat” being spun at last year’s raffle.


     Come get your meat! Join us at Rocco’s Pub in Jasper on June 30 for the 2nd Annual “First Ever Meat Raffle in Georgia” that will take place during the Get Your Motor Runnin’ for Kids bike rally benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. A meat raffle, originating in the US in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is the tradition of raffling off meat in pubs and bars to benefit local charities. There will be 20 different cuts of meat including a whole tenderloin, ham, steaks, turkey and much more. Only 20 tickets for each round will be sold so your chances of taking home one of these delicious


Teen Driver Safety Day April 27 at Day’s Chevrolet




This coming Saturday, April 27, from 12-4, Day’s Chevrolet Jasper and the Safe America Foundation will be educating teens and their parents about how to be safer drivers with a Chevy Safety Day at the dealership’s 545 Highway 515 South, Jasper, Ga 30143, location.

The Georgia Best Chevy Dealers have teamed with Safe America through the Chevy Drive for Perfection program to bring the Foundation’s certified driving safety instructors and full-immersion driving simulators to metro dealerships. Called Chevy Safety Days, these events give those visiting participating dealerships an opportunity to learn about Georgia's teen driving laws, the dangers of distracted driving, and a chance to test their safe driving skills on the Foundation’s simulators.