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Meat Raffle to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Pickens





 Re-scheduled for June 30th due to predicted bad weather this weekend










The “wheel of meat” being spun at last year’s raffle.


     Come get your meat! Join us at Rocco’s Pub in Jasper on June 30 for the 2nd Annual “First Ever Meat Raffle in Georgia” that will take place during the Get Your Motor Runnin’ for Kids bike rally benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. A meat raffle, originating in the US in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is the tradition of raffling off meat in pubs and bars to benefit local charities. There will be 20 different cuts of meat including a whole tenderloin, ham, steaks, turkey and much more. Only 20 tickets for each round will be sold so your chances of taking home one of these delicious


Motorists need to watch for potholes on Camp Road




City of Jasper Water Dept. employees re-routing lines on Camp Road. County crews will be re-paving this road when the lines are re-connected.



      Motorists are advised to slow down and watch for potholes and work along Camp Road, between the jail and the community center, for the next several weeks.
    Commissioner Rob Jones said Camp Road was already in poor repair and waterline re-routing underway by the City of Jasper has made it even worse. The city crews are re-routing the main line and re-connecting all the houses. This work has required digging up some sections of the existing asphalt.


Nominations sought for Ga. historic places in peril

ATLANTA, April 10 - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2014 list of 'Places in Peril,' an annual accounting of the state's 10 most endangered historic places. The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia's significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The submission deadline is Monday, June 3; the list will be announced in October.


Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria:

  • Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Georgia Register of Historic Places.
  • Sites must be subject to a serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archaeological integrity.
  • There must be a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation of listed sites.
How to Nominate a Site: 
Please visit
 for a nomination form. Additional information about past 'Places in Peril' sites can also be found on our website. Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than Monday, June 3.
Sites that have been placed on previous years' lists have includedthe Cowen House in Acworth, which was sold and rehabilitated through The Georgia Trust's Revolving Fund program; the Wren's Nest, home of folklore writer Joel Chandler Harris in Atlanta, which has undergone extensive restoration since its 2007 listing; Bibb Mill in Columbus, which was destroyed by fire just weeks after it was placed on the 2009 list; Old Hawkinsville High School in Pulaski County, which won a Preservation Award from the Trust in 2011; and Mary Ray Memorial School in Coweta County, which won a Preservation Award from the Trust in 2012.


Celebrating 40 years, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia's communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all.


The Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia's 10 "Places in Peril." The Trust helps revitalize downtowns by providing design and technical assistance in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains Georgia's teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students in discovering state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts.


To learn more about The Georgia Trust and the Places in Peril program, visit


Teen Driver Safety Day April 27 at Day’s Chevrolet




This coming Saturday, April 27, from 12-4, Day’s Chevrolet Jasper and the Safe America Foundation will be educating teens and their parents about how to be safer drivers with a Chevy Safety Day at the dealership’s 545 Highway 515 South, Jasper, Ga 30143, location.

The Georgia Best Chevy Dealers have teamed with Safe America through the Chevy Drive for Perfection program to bring the Foundation’s certified driving safety instructors and full-immersion driving simulators to metro dealerships. Called Chevy Safety Days, these events give those visiting participating dealerships an opportunity to learn about Georgia's teen driving laws, the dangers of distracted driving, and a chance to test their safe driving skills on the Foundation’s simulators. 

Gas prices continue to drop



Georgia, April 22- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 41.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 20.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 34.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 

"The slow trend downward in the nationl average has survived another week," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While unprecedented, the decline in the national average certainly has delighted motorists who are used to large spikes in gasoline prices that come with the territory of springtime. With Memorial Day just five weeks away, there's good news for motorists: prices will likely continue to lag behind year ago levels," DeHaan said.

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