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Spring plant sale now underway


    Master Gardener volunteers stuff envelopes with plant sale particulars. If you haven’t gotten one, call 706-253-8840.

Submitted By Darla Huffman

      The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased

New Ford dealership wants to be part of community

“I’d rather help make a deal than lose a customer” says manager


     For decades the local Ford dealership was run by the Jones family - first Vernie then his children Jim Sr. and Mary Bryant. Jim Jr. joined the ranks later. In December, Greg Shottenkirk purchased the dealership from the family. The veteran staff, pictured above, is joined by new general manager Jamie Mundth, far right. 

      The general manager at Shottenkirk Ford may be one of the only new faces at the dealership, formerly Vernie Jones Ford, but he plans to be more aggressive in making deals happen as the new auto dealership joins the Pickens community. 

Legislation calls for sale of protected lands, purchase of others


     Today, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act to facilitate transfer of under-used U.S. Forest Service lands to private hands, a move to boost Northeast Georgia’s recreation and economy.

Mardi Gras in Mountains coming Feb. 14


The Rotary Club of Jasper and Chamber Business After Hours are masked and crowned preparing for Mardi Gas in the Mountains on Saturday, February 14, from 6:30-11 p.m. at Chattahoochee Tech.  Tickets, sponsorship and voting for Pickens  County King nominee Jack Short and Queen nominee Margy Lohman may be done at  All proceeds benefit local non-profits for the good of the community.

PHS honors the 2014-2015 class of the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame



Linda McAfee Hunter, Alonzo Hampton and Cay Roland Reece. 

 On January 15th, 2015, The PHS Athletic Department and the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee inducted the 2014-2015 Class of the Hall of Fame. After a meal, provided by FATZ Restaurant of Jasper, Pickens High School Athletic Director Kyle Rasco gave a brief history of the