Alana Barnes and Gary Boyles, as Jean and Doc, are puzzled by the antics of "those crazy ladies."
By Nan Nawrocki
Tater Patch Players
It's time to shake off the wintertime blues and have a laugh. Tater Patch Players invites you to see Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook. The wonderful comedy about three sisters opens on February 9 for nine performances. Get your tickets online now or at the box office on performance dates. If you've never been to our theater, buy a specially discounted "First Timer" ticket.
Robyn Lively and Shanola Hampton will star in "Through the Glass Darkly."
Los Angeles, CA – Robyn Lively (The Karate Kid Part III, Teen Witch) and Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless, You Again) will star in Through the Glass Darkly, a psychological thriller written by Lauren Fash and Susan Graham and directed by newcomer Fash. The production is centered locally at the former Weeks Jewelry Store on the corner of Stegall Street and Main Street. The store front now indicates it is a camera shop which one person took to be a real new business, rather than a film set that will be used over the next several weeks.
Three Pickens County Board of Education seats are up for election. These seats are currently held by the most tenured members of the school board - chair Daniel Bell, Post 2; Bryon Long, Post 3; and vice chair Delane Lewis, Post 5.
At their January board meeting, Bell announced that he will not seek reelection. Bell said the demands of the position are extremely time consuming and he would like to spend more time with his family. Bell has two children in the public school system.
Delane Lewis and Bryon Long could not be reached before press time for comment about their plans for the upcoming election, but board member Katherine White released a statement regarding Bell’s announcement.
A portion of Main Street will be closed on Saturday.
After two years scouting locations in Pickens and Gilmer counties, Atlanta-based production company Through the Glass Darkly, LLC will begin filming February 2 and continue through March.
Pickens residents can expect to see crews in downtown Jasper this weekend, including at one Main Street building, and in the coming weeks at other locations around the county. While it was initially reported that a portion of Main Street would be closed on Saturday and periodically on Sunday, that is no longer the case. Main Street will REMAIN OPEN during the weekend.
“We’re so grateful to be filming up here,” said Susan Graham, writer and producer of the film, also titled Through the Glass Darkly. “It’s such a beautiful area.”
The company selected Pickens County as a location because the director, Lauren Fash, visited when she was younger and thought the setting worked for the film.
“She lived in Atlanta but would come up and stay the summers in Bent Tree,” Graham said. “When we were creating the ideas for the story she remembered the wonderful times she had here and felt like it was a good fit.”
In Pickens, the production team hopes to use the old Weeks Jewelry Store on Main Street in Jasper, a private home, as well as the library, the Tate House, and other locations. The Tate House would be used for a wealthy, whiskey-distilling family.
“When you try to establish a family’s status, we say show me don’t tell me,” Graham said. “With the Tate House, it does that instantly.”
In Ellijay, the team hopes to film at the American Legion, Whiskey River, a medical facility and other areas.
Through the Glass Darkly follows the story of a woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimers who sets out to prove her innocence in the kidnapping of a young girl, but instead uncovers several clues that link her to the crime.
The joint Pickens County and Jasper economic development advisory council voted last Wednesday to relieve Gerry Nechvatal as economic developer. Nechvatal also serves as the Chamber president and will continue in that role.
However, it was unclear whether this economic council has the authority to have the final say. Some council members say they believe so, but commission chair Rob Jones, who sits on the council, said he isn’t sure.
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