General news and features
New art alliance forms as Sharptop Arts Association disbands
The Jasper Lions Club donated this building to the Sharptop Arts Association in the 70s, where it has operated since that time.
The small, white building at 68 D.B. Carroll Street in downtown Jasper has served many purposes since it was built in the 1930s.
Recently, Sharptop Arts Association President and Lions Club member Mark Miller recalled the building’s long history. After initially serving as a meeting space for the women’s club, Miller
explained, it was deeded to the Lions who donated it to the county for use as a library. When the library no longer operated from that space ownership of the building reverted to the Lions, who then donated it to a startup organization called Sharptop Arts & Crafts Association.
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8th grade student, Zackery Burrell
By Claire Eubanks
Our school is excited to participate in an Adventure Based Counseling Project; otherwise known as ROPES class. This course has been operating at Pickens County Middle School since 2002 when the course was constructed. A course was built at Pickens County Middle School and Jasper Middle School in 2002 with grant money. The cost of construction for each course was between
An artist rendering of the proposed Port Royal water park resort.
Following a recent interview with a key player in the Port Royal water park project, it seems the massive $150 million project could see a 2017 opening.
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Joe and Katherine White's children are being Opted Out of the Ga. Milestone tests by their parents. Ms. White said she didn’t want to let her kids be “guinea pigs” for a hastily done, unproven statewide test. Printed on the back of the girls’ t-shirts are the reason why their parents are opting them out of testing.
Katherine White, the mother of two Hill City Elementary students, said she has no beef with the local system, but is invoking her right to withhold her children from the statewide standardized tests.
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PHS horticulture students Sarah Prather and Stephanie Riddle check out some of the first customers
at the Wednesday, April 15 plant sale.
I pulled up to PHS’s AgEd barn at 1:59 p.m. to an unexpected crowd huddled anxiously around the doors, scheduled to open in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
By the time I parked and walked inside it was 2:01 plus 30 seconds tops, but already I felt like a salmon pushing against a crowd that had (speedily and with a most serious air about them) walked inside, scooped up plants grown by PHS horticulture students and were headed back to check out.