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Next Jasper Farmers’ Market will be in downtown Jasper

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By Darla Huffman
Jasper Farmers’ Market

    This Saturday, Dec. 21, will be a great opportunity to shop local, supporting both the Downtown Merchants and the Jasper Farmers’ Market vendors when they come together on Main Street. The vendors’ sales hours are from 9:30 to 1:30 (vendors should arrive on or shortly after 9). The Main

Moss Firearms raising money to buy DAV new rifles

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Damon Howell / Photo
    Moss Firearms owner Brannen Moss discusses the difference between the bolt-action rifles similar to the ones used by the Pickens DAV Honor Guard (top) and the AR-15s (bottom) similar to the ones he is raising money to purchase for the local chapter.

     When Brannen Moss attended the funeral of his best friend’s grandfather – a retired Navy man - one of the Pickens County Chapter DAV rifles being used during the Honor Guard ceremony misfired.
    “That’s not what you want to happen at a funeral when you are trying to perform your Honor Guard duties,” said Moss, gunsmith and owner of Moss Firearms in Jasper. “It’s embarrassing.”    

 

Move over 706, there's a new area code in town

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   “Hello? Hellloooo?”
    If you’re a new customer trying to get a 706 telephone number, time is running out, because the North American Number Planning Administration recently announced that they have assigned the last of 706 numbers to service providers.
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Camera manufacturer creates 65 jobs in Pickens County

Orlaco invests in new headquarters in Jasper

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From Georgia Department of Economic Development

ATLANTA, Dec. 17 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced today that Orlaco, a global manufacturer of camera solutions for heavy equipment, on-road truck, crane and fork lift manufacturers, will open its first U.S.-based office and warehouse in Pickens County, creating 65 jobs over the next five years.

Trial set for Samurai sword killing

Case transferred to juvenile court

 

 

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The trial of a 17-year-old accused of killing his step-father with a single stab from a Samurai sword appears to be headed for trial in January, a year after the fatal argument at a basement apartment in a Preserve at Sharp Mountain subdivision home.

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Family of victim disappointed 

by court’s handling of case

 

The mother and a brother of Christopher Allen, the victim in the Samurai sword killing in November 2012, expressed disappointment with the way the case had been handled in the Pickens court system.

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