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Sign up now to be in July 4th parade


     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

Angels on Horseback looking for new volunteers



Angels on Horseback is looking for a few good men, women, or teenagers to help with lessons on Sat. a.m., Tues. a.m and probably another morning during the summer for our friends with mental or physical disabilities.  Only 4 hours of your time is needed once each week!  The summer session will be 8 weeks long and will be taught in the shade of our beautiful arena under the sweetgum trees.  You are right!  That is very COOL!

Sheriff investigating death of horse, donkey

Ten other animals found in a malnourished state


 One of the starving horses found at a Yellow Creek area pasture.


     In what is being called one of the most severe animal cruelty cases ever seen by the Pickens sheriff’s office, investigators are looking at conditions that led to the likely starvation deaths of a horse and a baby burro and the severely emaciated condition of ten other animals.
     Local Save the Horses supporter Chipa Wolfe wrote in an e-mail to the Progress of the shock that he and other volunteers had upon finding the condition of the animals.

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



Boater education to be mandatory for some operators

boat     SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (June 6, 2014) –What do you know about life jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators, boating under the influence?  These are just a few examples of things you should