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Spring plant sale now underway

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    Master Gardener volunteers stuff envelopes with plant sale particulars. If you haven’t gotten one, call 706-253-8840.

Submitted By Darla Huffman

      The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased

Mardi Gras in Mountains coming Feb. 14

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The Rotary Club of Jasper and Chamber Business After Hours are masked and crowned preparing for Mardi Gas in the Mountains on Saturday, February 14, from 6:30-11 p.m. at Chattahoochee Tech.  Tickets, sponsorship and voting for Pickens  County King nominee Jack Short and Queen nominee Margy Lohman may be done at mardigrasinthemountains.org.  All proceeds benefit local non-profits for the good of the community.

Haygood named STAR student at Pickens High

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2015 STAR Student Andrew Haygood with selected STAR Teacher Michael Oubre. Going to the banquet? Reservations are required. When: March 5 @ 7 p.m. Where: Chattahoochee Tech Cost: $22 per person. For reservations, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Submitted by Reeder Burch

Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR program.  

Development authority increases debt to save jobs

“We decided the risk was worth the jobs,” says Development Authority Chair Tom Lindsey

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Commercial Interiors CEO Ken Pint at the 77,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Pint is optimistic that with financial controls in place the business, which supplies remodeling contractors for restaurant chains, is posed to get back on track.

In September 2013, Restaurant Interiors, a Jasper company producing solid surface counter-tops and other products primarily for restaurants across the country, received the “Small Business Rock Stars” award from a state economic developers’ group.

Less than a year later, the company went into bankruptcy. 

        See what happened and what the development authority has done to get this company back on track in the print and online editions

 

PHS honors the 2014-2015 class of the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Linda McAfee Hunter, Alonzo Hampton and Cay Roland Reece. 

 On January 15th, 2015, The PHS Athletic Department and the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame Committee inducted the 2014-2015 Class of the Hall of Fame. After a meal, provided by FATZ Restaurant of Jasper, Pickens High School Athletic Director Kyle Rasco gave a brief history of the