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Animal lovers sought for volunteer work

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    Bethany Carver is pictured with just one of the many shelter dogs who need daily walks.

 

Submitted by Pickens County Animal Shelter

     Join the Walk-a-Dog Team!  We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC.  
     We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8-9, noon-2 and 3-4. Get on the walking schedule in

City elections coming up in Talking Rock and Nelson

No contested races in Jasper

 

            Talking Rock will see a number of candidates vying for mayor and town council seats in the upcoming November 5 election; Nelson will see three candidates campaigning for two council seats; but Jasper won’t see any contested elections.

            Incumbent Peter Q. Cagle Jr. will run against Carol Opdenhoff for Talking Rock’s mayor while incumbent council member Angelia Payne will run again Terri Jordan for the Post 1 seat.                

     Post 2 incumbent Lynda Cagle will run to keep her seat against Cheryl Sams and incumbent in Post 5, Randall Payne, will run against Jessica Quinton Wells. Post 3 and 4 seats will go uncontested as incumbents Charles Opdenhoff and Espey Smith were the only ones to qualify.

City slapped with $367,000 judgement

Erosion issues at center of dispute


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    Erosion seen here at Appalachian Villas last year may still need to be addressed by the city crews, whose previous work damaged the adjacent property, and cost them a great deal more in court last week.   


    A Pickens County jury awarded a property owner/developer a judgment of $367,000 against the city of Jasper last Friday over issues created by city work to address erosion concerns at completed apartments and town houses.
    In a lengthy, complicated case, lasting most of last week, lawyers for Future Capitol Holdings Corporation (FCHC) and the city duked it out over all kinds of technical terms relating to development, slopes, drainage patterns and whether a model shown to the jury presented the terrain as more rugged than it really is.
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Isakson, Graves oppose Syria strikes

Rep. Graves Opposed To Authorizing Military Force In Syriatomgravescolor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:


“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.

 

“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”

 

Isakson Statement on a Military Strike on Syria


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.

 

Gas prices holding steady

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Georgia, September 9- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 31.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved  during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.