A water park project proposed in Peachtree City, Ga. has no direct bearing on the Port Royal water park long in the works for Pickens County, according to local officials.
Water park plans presented earlier this year by Great Wolf Lodge call for the conversion of a 38-acre tract with existing buildings into a water park and connected hotel in Fayette County.
The future of Jasper Middle School, formerly Pickens High, is up in the air after the school board recently voted to “phase out” the campus.
A unanimous vote by the school board at a called meeting Thursday could mark the beginning of the end for the Jasper Middle School building, which school officials say is overcrowded and in such poor condition renovations aren’t worthwhile.
Rocco’s Pub in Jasper is quickly becoming known as a popular regional venue for players and patrons alike, and the impressive lineup for SpringFest 2015 further solidifies it as a place more and more top-notch musicians want to perform.
This year, Rocco’s 2nd annual SpringFest features music from four high-caliber blues/rock bands, with one of Atlanta’s guitar legends Barry Richman sitting in with headliners The Shuffle Junkies.
Protecting dogs and cats protects your family, says rabies officer
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.
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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