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Farmers' Market opens Saturday, March 28

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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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 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.

 

Bluegrass Festival will bring top bands here

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By Suellen Reitz

True Bluegrass fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming Bluegrass Charity Festival to be held here in Jasper on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10. Why?   Because this is anticipated to be one of the largest bluegrass gatherings in North Georgia, featuring some of the best bluegrass musicians known from the southeast. With only 6 weeks until show-time, we want to help those new to the bluegrass genre get to know our bands and the music they love to perform. 

This week, we meet one of the oldest continuing performing bluegrass bands from Georgia, Bullsboro. Now in their 44th year of plucking the strings, Bullsboro started as a bunch of young guys in Newnan Georgia under the name of  L&P Express. When members learned their home town of Newnan had originally been named Bullsboro, they changed the band’s name to Bullsboro Bluegrass Band, later shortening it to simply Bullsboro.

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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Community support wanted for Meals-on-Wheels

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         Every other Monday volunteers with the local Meals-on-Wheels program deliver two weeks worth of frozen food to 100 Pickens seniors.
    Every week they deliver 15 hot meals Monday through Friday and serve the 30 seniors who come to spend the day at the senior center on Stegall Drive.