Statistics each year reveal that almost half of all hunting incidents are due to falls or other safety issues with tree stands, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Following are recommended tips for keeping you safe while utilizing tree stands for hunting:
•When using a non-climbing portable or ladder stand, hunters should securely fasten the stand to the tree and install ladders or steps according to the manufacturer’s directions.
•Hunters should ALWAYS wear a Fall-Arrest System (FAS)/Full Body Harness during ascent and descent. Be aware that single strap belts and chest harnesses are no longer recommended and should not be used. Failure to use a FAS could result in serious injury or death.
Submitted by Paul Poore of JMA
As the end of 2017 approaches, the Jasper Merchants Association begins to shift into high gear to bring to Pickens County some of the biggest events on their calendar. Starting in September with the Community Open Market and going all the way into December to end with the 11th annual Night of Lights - Parade of Lights Christmas event.
The JMA begins their run of events on Saturday, September 16 with the rebranded Community Open Market that will start at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. With over 40 vendors of all types already confirmed to participate in this event, it will be one of the largest we have had. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. This event will take place with the help of local business owner Kathe Hall of Green Acres 515. The Community Open Market will take place at 35 Hidden Creek Road in the vacant
The Friends of the Library Community Used Book Sale will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th at Chattahoochee Tech.
The members preview sale will be Thursday, September 7th from 4-6 p.m. If you aren’t already a member of the Friends of the Pickens Library, don’t worry - join at the door and get first pick of thousands of books! Become a member for just $15.
Candidates who have qualified for city elections
The following is a list of canditates that had qualified by noon on Friday, Aug. 25. Qualification for Talking Rock ended Thursday, Aug. 24. Qualification for Jasper and Nelson will end at 4:30 today.
From Election's office -
Jasper City Council (2 Seats)
Anne Sneve – Incumbent
Sonny Proctor - Incumbent
Educators go above and beyond to get braille books at JMS
Cherokee High School Media Specialist Anne Nechvatal, left, and Jasper Middle School Media Specialist Mary Perdue with 6th grader Charlee Ray. Charlee, who is blind, now has dozens of braille books thanks to the efforts of educators in the Cherokee and Pickens school systems.
Jasper Middle School student Charlee Ray was visibly excited as a media specialist from Cherokee County unboxed braille books she’ll now be able to check out from the library.
“This is so awesome,” Charlee said as her fingers ran across the title pages – “A Dog Called Kitty” by Bill Wallace; a historical fiction series about the Titanic; “Fluffy Meets the Tooth Fairy,” and more. “They’re ginormous,” she told the librarians with a big cheshire grin.