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Pasta, goat cheese at winter Farmers' Market


     Mary Blanford uses flour from Italy, grinds it herself, grows her own vegetables, makes noodles, dries them, brings them to the Market to sell. All organic, some gluten free, many choices; egg, spinach, kale, mushroom, butternut squash, basil. Fresh pasta if you order ahead.

Submitted by Jasper Farmers' Market Publicity


    On Saturday, Nov. 9, the first Jasper Farmers’ Market of the winter season went well. They hope to see you there next time.  It’s good to shop local but you know about that.

     You can find home made pasta, noodles, goat cheese, winter greens and a variety of other home grown goodness.
    Here are the dates, mark your calendar: Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and 21; 9:30 to 1:30. Note also: Jasper Farmers’ Market Planning on Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
    See for more information or call the County Extension Office at 706-253-8840.

Fun in the mud: Lions collecting toys for Fill-A-Stocking



    On Dec. 14 Pig Pen Family Mud Park will let people enter by donating a toy to the Jasper Lion's Club Fill-A-Stocking program. Above photo Laiken Owens


Submitted by Jasper Lions
    On Dec. 14 the Pig Pen Family Mud Park off Yellow Creek Road will hold a truck event in the bog. Entry into the park is normally $15 per person (children under 13 admitted free). But on the day of the event each person entering the park will have the option of donating a toy for Fill-A-Stocking sponsored by


PHS football: Dragons finish season


    Senior QB Tanner Brumby picks up some yards in the NW Whitfield season finale.

For Brumby and 12 other seniors this would be their final game as a PHS Dragon.

     The Dragons football season ended last Friday night at the hands of Northwest Whitfield. This was the second meeting between the two teams this year. Pickens traveled to Northwest in week two of the season for their first region cross-over contest. That game was won by the Bruins 25-13.

Strange attempted break-in at Philadelphia Heights


     Deputies responding to an intruder call with sirens and lights saw a man in the woods behind a Philadelphia Heights subdivision home Sunday evening.
    According to sheriff reports, around 5 p.m Nov. 10 a mother at home with her children heard the garage door of their house going up and two people talking and walking around the garage. She took the children and locked them and herself into a bedroom where she had a firearm and called 911.
     See this week's print or online editions for the rest of this story.

FFA members receive national honors


 FFA members who received the American FFA Degree included (l-r): Colten VanMeter, Aly Rattazzi, Logan Drain and Nick Cantrell.

By Pickens County FFA Reporter

    Four members of the Pickens County FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to take part in the 86th National FFA Convention which ran from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. This year marked the first time the National Convention has been held in Louisville since 2005 and FFA members from around the U.S. flocked to the site to set a new Convention attendance record of over 60,000 attendees.