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Racoon tests positive for rabies

 

Protecting dogs and cats protects your family, says rabies officer

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 Bandit, the one-year-old Golden Retriever pictured at right with owner Chandler Harrington, was attacked by a rabid racoon near their home on Fitts Road. Fortunately, Bandit was up to date on his rabies vaccine and posed no threat to the Harrington family or other animals. Pickens’ rabies control officer says it’s crucial to have your pets vaccinated. 

       The first case of rabies for the year has been reported after a raccoon tested positive last week.

Pickens’ rabies control officer Jan Stephens says the incident should act as a warning for pet owners to keep their animals’ vaccinations current. 

Dunkin' Donuts could come to Jasper

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This old log cabin and adjacent service station on Highway 53 could become the new location of a Dunkin' Donuts after Jasper's zoning board approved annexation of this parcel into the city limits. Final annexation awaits council approval. 

 

        The Jasper Planning and Zoning board has approved a plan than could bring a Dunkin’ Donuts to the corner of Highway 53 and Highway 515.

         At their Tuesday, March 24 meeting, the board heard a request from Mountain Express Oil

Farmers' Market opens for the year

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Herbalist Crystal Merrell will be one of many vendors at the Saturday, March 28 Farmers' Market at Lee Newton Park. 

By Darla Huffman 

 

The oldest continuous farmers’ market (as well as the friendliest) in the county will open for its 16th season this Saturday, March 28. The hours are from 7:30 to noon and the location is in the Park and Ride lot next to Lee Newton Park on Church Street in Jasper.  If you have never

Check out real falcons in Atlanta, live falconcam

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From Ga. DNR

 Atlanta’s fastest-flying family is online again.

 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources camera atwww.georgiawildlife.com/FalconCam is streaming live video of a pair of peregrine falcons nesting atop SunTrust Plaza Tower. Although the adults switched nest sites this spring, delaying the project, viewers can now watch as the raptors start a new family more than 50 stories above downtown Atlanta.

 

Deaths of wife, husband three days apart prompts investigation

 

      

       The death of a Marble Hill woman on March 10th at her home, followed by the death of her husband three days later in a parked car from some type of medical distress has prompted investigations by the sheriff’s office and GBI.

Lt. Kris Stancil confirmed they were awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports. 

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