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Dam, both city & county interested

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Way down and going lower – Using a specially-engineered siphon, the Grandview Lake Company is lowering the water level ahead of expected dam construction this fall.


    Both Jasper and Pickens County are expected to make proposals to the Grandview Lake Company offering some type of assistance on their dam renovation in exchange for raw water deals.
    With an almost $1.5 million price tag to bring the dam up to state requirements for hurricanes and floods, the lake company is seeking to partner with a local government to sell water.

Fit at 50 - You can be in the best shape of your life

“The goal is to become healthy and strong,” says longtime fitness instructor
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    Punching and moving their way to fitness - The Functional Fitness class led by Karen Dobson at the Pickens Community Center is all about encouraging participants to be healthy and to feel good. Kathy Fellows, above middle, said the class is something she does for herself.
    If Kathy Fellows wasn’t working out in a group fitness class led by her friend Karen Dobson, there’s a strong possibility she’d be eating a bag of potato chips.
    Fellows is one of a handful of devotees to Dobson’s Functional Fitness class who, at 50 and beyond, are focusing on their health.

Gas prices drop

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Georgia, GA, July 5- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

KKK wins "partial victory" in adopt-a-road case at Ga. Supreme Court

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Lions discuss homes for developmentally disabled

Rooker receives Perrow Humanitarian Award

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Submitted Jasper Lions
    On June 23rd, The Jasper Lions Club welcomed Dr. Greg DeLoach, new Executive Director of Developmental Disability Ministries, who gave our program. DDM oversees 19 group residences for developmentally disabled adults in Georgia. One of those homes is located in Jasper where four men reside.  All four of those men are Jasper Lions! DDM’s goal is to provide caring homes where each resident can be empowered to their highest level of social,