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Jones Mountain bridge reopens

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    Midday Tuesday, June 17, Georgia DOT engineer Sam Wheeler said crews were removing barricades at the Jones Mountain bridge on Highway 136 that has been closed since April. 

     "They will wait for a week or two and then go in and do a repair to the asphalt, but we are waiting to see if there is anymore settlement behind the bridge first," Wheeler said.

   The repairs are considered temporary. One person on the job said it is a band-aid, but one that will allow the important connector between Pickens and Gilmer counties to be used until a permanent fix is completed.

Marine Corps to raffle $500 gift card, shotgun

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    Marine Corps League Det #1280 selling raffle tickets in front of Kroger. Pictured are (l -r) William Pless and Ken Hulsey. Tickets will be available until the drawing on July 4.   

     If you want a chance to win big prizes and support troops overseas, you’ll want to be sure to purchase raffle ticket from the local Marine Corps League before their drawing on July 4.

Purdy hired at JMS, LeMieux goes to PHS

Tate renovation discussions continue
By Eileen Steinhauer
Progress Contributor
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Shane Purdy was recently hired as the next principal of Jasper Middle School.
   

     Last Friday, at a called Board of Education meeting, it was announced that Dr. Chris LeMieux, current principal of Pickens County Middle School, will be the next principal of Pickens High School, and Shane Purdy, current assistant superintendent of Lincoln County Schools, will be the next principal of Jasper Middle School. 

Sign up now to be in July 4th parade

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     4th of July Parade applications are now being accepted! A copy of the application is shown here. It may be clipped and mailed to the address on the application or you may download a copy from the Jasper Lions Club website: www.jasper lions.com