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Jasperse introduces gun law legislation

Bill will increase the number of places Georgians can carry firearms

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A major new piece of Second Amendment legislation was introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly by State Rep. Rick Jasperse, who represents Pickens County. The legislation would increase the number of places Georgians can carry firearms, including churches, bars and college campuses.

            "We're trying to open up some places where the rule followers can go,” said State Rep. Rick Jasperse. “This is not about making us a more armed society. It allows the rule followers to take care of themselves if they need to."

 

            H.B. 512, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” was introduced by Jasperse. It would also allow men and women over the age of 18 who are serving in the military or have been honorably discharged from the military to be able to purchase a gun.

See additional reporting on  Safe Carry Protection Act in this week's print edition.

Calling all artists!

Sharptop hosting Yard Art Exhibition, Patio & Garden Fundraiser

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Sharptop Arts Association


    Put on those creative thinking caps, because Sharptop Arts Association is getting ready for two fun, spring shows and we would love for artists and budding artists in the community to be a part.

Sister donates kidney to sister

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     When we think of gifts, images of jewelry or lotions or flowers are typically conjured up in our minds.
    But this Thursday, Feb. 28, Pickens resident Mila Lane is giving her sister the gift of health and life. Lane, head teller at Renasant Bank off Hwy 515, is going under the knife so she can donate one of her kidneys to her sister Rosi Wentworth, who has suffered from a kidney disease for over four years.

 

Paint-your-own, art supplies, at new pottery studio

 

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    Talking Rock Pottery owners Heather and Jason Poole crack open the mold of a steer skull made from liquid clay. The Pooles offer paint-your-own bisque pottery, wheel-throwing and sculpting supplies, birthday parties and kiln rental.

     We’ve all seen them at grandma’s house; the painted ceramic Christmas trees with the illuminated plastic pegs, or the flour and sugar canisters that resemble giant mushrooms, embellished in rusty oranges and browns.
    Prior to glazing and firing, these potent memories many of us have are called “bisque,” or stark-white, unglazed pottery.

Vehicles to be taxed one time only

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By Sharon Troglin
Pickens County Tax Commissioner


    State regulations for motor vehicle ad valorem taxes are changing this Friday, March 1.
    Currently, motor vehicle owners pay a sales tax at the time of purchase and an annual ad valorem tax on motor vehicles when they renew the vehicle’s tag. However, that will change for any vehicle purchased on or after March 1.