New lights have been installed to replaced the damaged ones at the Pickens County Airport. Clear four-wheeler tracks were found on the property leading to the damaged lights.
Vandals left plenty of tracks at the Pickens County Airport, where $1,000 in damage was done to a string of runway lights - but the perpetrators have yet to be found.
“This was willful vandalism,” said Pickens County Airport Manager Randy Thomason. “They rode in on what looks like a 4-wheeler and destroyed or stole 14 of our bases, bulbs and globes. There was glass all over the runway. It looks like they maybe kicked them over or hit them with something like a bat.”
The event occurred on January 9th sometime before 7:15 p.m. when Thomason was initially notified.
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In advance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) smoke free housing rule requiring all public housing to be smoke free by July 31, 2018, the American Lung Association in Georgia, with support from the Amerigroup Foundation, will offer quit smoking support for residents. Through the Smoking Cessation for Low Income Housing Residents initiative, the Lung Association will work with Public Housing Agencies and other local partners to provide smokers wanting to quit access to proven-effective tobacco cessation services such as Freedom From Smoking®.
Jasper Food Mart owner Chirag Thakkar and clerk Sabrina Moriarty, standing under the Georgia Lottery prize check, want to find the winner of a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in early January.
The lucky winner of a $125,000 Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Jasper apparently doesn’t know how lucky they are, because nearly two weeks after the January 3rd drawing the prize has gone unclaimed.
“We were so excited when we got the news it was sold here,” said Chirag Thakkar, owner of Jasper Food Mart on Highway 53 directly beside Bojangles. “But no one ever came to claim it.”
Through the Glass Darkly, LLC, which will begin shooting in Pickens County beginning in early February, is putting out a general request to locals to park their 90s-era or older vehicles in some exterior shots.
The Atlanta-based production company is filming “Through the Glass Darkly.” It follows the story of a woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's who sets out to prove her innocence in the kidnapping of a young girl, but instead uncovers several clues that link her to the crime.
Founders of the Southern Appalachian Folk School, located in the Jasper building that most recently housed Pickens DFCS. (l-r) Debbie Brownlee, Heather Poole, Pat Jewell, Rhonda Lindsey, JJ Roper, Billy Roper and C. Larry Wilson.
A group of dedicated artists and art supporters have come together to open a folk school in Pickens County to celebrate the unique Appalachian culture of the area.
Southern Appalachian Folk School is a homegrown effort to keep the mountain culture alive by sharing its arts, crafts and stories. Beginning February 2018, the school will offer classes in a wide variety of folk arts. Among the initial offerings will be basket making, wood whittling, making cane blow guns, and chair caning. As the school grows, it will