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Tater Patch Players’ Farce of Nature now showing



The cast of Farce of Nature, ready to entertain you beginning this Friday.


By Pat Jewell


Tater Patch Players


You will want to be at the Tater Patch Players Theater this weekend for the Georgia Debut of the Jones-Hope-Wooten play, Farce of Nature. Tater Patch has staged two shows by the same playwrights, Dashing Through the Snow and The Dixie Swim Club. Both of these shows packed the house and everyone left with a smile on their face. 

Business uptick in Jasper



Hibbett Sports is scheduled to open this spring in the new retail area on Old Philadelphia Road in Jasper.

        The following are recent or ongoing developments in Pickens’ retail and industrial business scene:

•Fatz Café on Noah Drive in Jasper sold in June of 2014 for $1.76 million to a John B. and Georgette S. AS Narguizian of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Narguizians purchased the building and accompanying 2.48 acres from Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC. In March of 2014 Store Capital

Gas prices fall again -- but bottom may have been reached, says expert


Rally in oil prices may signal change ahead

January 20- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.00/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.05/g, according to gasoline price website
   Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 121.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 41.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 39.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 124.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 
   “The light at the end of the tunnel is dimming as gasoline prices have nearly caught up with the drop in crude oil prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “Last week saw a rally in oil prices Wednesday, before caving again Thursday, then rallying again Friday- a sign that perhaps we've seen a bottom in oil prices, and perhaps thus a bottom in gasoline prices as well." 

Ga. Supreme Court rules in three juvenile death cases


Facebook comments led to murder conviction for mother who smothered 5-week-old



Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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            The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and two consecutive life prison sentences given to a man for randomly robbing and killing a popular high school football star as he waited at an Atlanta bus stop.

            In this high-profile Fulton County case, the high court has unanimously rejected Edward Wallace’s argument that there was not enough evidence to convict him. Instead, Justice Keith Blackwell writes for the Court, “we conclude that the evidence adduced at trial was legally sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Wallace was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted.”

Senator David Perdue Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy


     U.S. Senator David Perdue today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting legacy:
     “Today, we reflect upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroic dedication to the advancement of liberty,” said Senator Perdue. “A man of faith, family, and integrity, Dr. King’s words and actions remain an inspiration to all Americans. Dr. King reminds us that, despite disappointment, we must ‘never lose infinite hope.’ And it is my hope that we honor his legacy by working to expand liberty and opportunity for all Americans and future generations.”