Submitted by Reeder Burch
Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR program.
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
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 mardigrasinthemountains.org. All proceeds benefit local non-profits for the good of the 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.
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.