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Nothing set at old NAPA building

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     The ongoing addition of a deck to the renovated building at the corner of Church Street and Main Street in Jasper (formerly called “Big Blue”) had the rumor mill in full force.
    Speculations were that the building had been sold by owner Luke Copeland and would soon house a new endeavor such as a steakhouse or micro-brewery, but Copeland stuck a fork in the conjectures when asked.
    “Nope,” he said. “We’re just getting ready to put it up for sale. I don’t know where that stuff gets started.”

Padgett gets Green Thumb award

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce that July’s Green Thumb award has been presented to Troy Padgett and his Man Cave.
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    Troy Padgett displays his antique cars in a garden of the prettiest flowers in all of Jasper. Keep Pickens Beautiful has awarded him the Green Thumb Award.
     Troy is a long-time Jasper resident who has returned to us after a short stay in Calhoun and added a lot of beautification to Church Street by way of his “Man Cave.”
    Troy has taken the closed shop next to Last Catch and turned it into a beautiful piece of nostalgia. Troy displays his antique cars among a garden of the prettiest flowers in all of Jasper. 

Low voter turnout across Georgia

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     ATLANTA, GEORGIA – In the last election in Georgia before November, voter turnout was low. Although the results await full certification early next week, only 11.48% of the electorate voted in counties holding elections.
     “In Georgia, voters have unprecedented access to the polls with early voting opportunities and new

Wildwood Christian closes doors

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The private school in Marble Hill has closed following a decline in enrollment over the summer.

Wildwood Christian Academy announced its closing in an e-mail to parents August 1. The private school in Marble Hill that stressed strong academics was scheduled to open this year on August 17, but will close permanently due to a financial shortfall from a decline in enrollment.

See the full story in this week's print or online editions.

Traffic signals being upgraded

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Crews with World Fiber Technologies at the intersection of Highway 53 and Burnt Mountain Road are upgrading traffic signals at numerous intersections in the county. The new signals will include flashing yellow lights. The intersection of Highway 53 and Burnt Mountain Road is the ninth signal they have upgraded, including the intersection of Highway 515 and Philadelphia Road.