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Jasper’s GPS units to increase accountability

Mayor says technology also will decrease fuel consumption

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   City Hall is watching. With a new GPS system, Jasper employees like Tara Benson can pinpoint where any of their vehicles are located. The system also keeps a log of vehicles’ travels and speed.


     According to Jasper Mayor John Weaver, a GPS tracking system being installed on the City of Jasper’s 73 tagged vehicles will not only reduce fuel costs and excessive mileage, but will also help prevent wear and tear and increase employee accountability.

Connelly announces for District 1 commission

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Bart Connelly  

Submitted by Bart Connelly


    My name is Bart Connelly and I am announcing my candidacy for the Pickens County District 1 County Commissioner seat in the May 20 Republican Primary.
    My wife Cindy and I have been married for 39 years and we have lived in the Jerusalem Community for the past 14 years. We have two children and three grandchildren.

Make up days planned for schools March 21, 24


     At a called meeting Monday the school board approved March 21st and 24th as make-up days for the school system. The move comes after students and staff missed four days last month following a round of winter weather which left area roads impassable.

DOT working on Highway 53 in Pickens



WHAT      Georgia DOT Maintenance crews are set to resume working on installing reflective raised pavement markers on State Route (SR) 53 and 53 Business in Pickens County. Work will proceed

                  daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.


WHEN:     Monday, February 17 through Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


WHERE:   SR 53 and 53 Business in Pickens County