County crews step in to keep a pond from rising and overtaking Bent Tree Drive last week with several inches of rain expected this week.
In an effort to keep water from flooding Bent Tree Drive due to heavy rains expected in the area this week, county crews helped a property owner drain water from a pond at the intersection Bent Tree Drive and Pendley Circle.
According to Pickens Fire Chief Sloan Elrod, the pond’s overflow valve had been crushed and the pond was not draining properly. The property owner contracted with a company to repair the pond, but the
Show Director Stephanie (Christin Evans), center, has her hands full trying to get Dolly (Audrey Kristen) at left, and Izzy (Sharon Young) to work together as cooking show hosts when all they want to do is zing each other. Dolly says to Izzy, "you look like a million ... every year of it!"
By Max Caylor
“You don’t know nothing about birthing no biscuits” is just one of the many lines which kept the audience laughing Saturday evening as Izzy and Dolly lived out their roles as the kitchen witches in Tater Patch’s latest production.
First time Director Gary Boyles, along with the cast and crew, achieved his goal of giving watchers a painting with live action and entertaining comedy as two middle-aged women struggle with their TV cooking careers and family secrets.
Race cars line the front straight and stretch through turns 3 and 4 at Dixie Speedway. The dirt track in Woodstock will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary, and under the ownership of racing promotor Mickey Swims, Dixie Speedway has thrived over the past four decades. The track still hosts stock car racing every Saturday night from the spring to the fall of every year. (Photo courtesy of Dixie Speedway.)
By Larry Cavender
With last week's running of the Daytona 500, NASCAR kicked off its 71st season. This week, NASCAR moves closer to home with a 500 mile race set for Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia just south of Atlanta.
Last week, the Pickens County Progress documented stock car racing's early rural, Southern roots, and although there are no superspeedways located in the immediate north Georgia area, racing also took root locally at about the same time NASCAR began to flourish.
Road project bids may happen in 2020 - After being on the drawing board for more than 20 years, the main route leading from the four-lane to downtown Jasper may see widening, new construction, and a one-way section in the next few years.
A Georgia DOT project to widen and reconstruct Highway 53 from Highway 515 into downtown Jasper that has been on the state’s books for two decades appears to be moving forward, with it anticipated to be let for bids in late 2020.
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photo/Kyle Frantz Photography
2019 STAR finalists (l-r students seated/teachers standing behind them) student Katherine Densmore & teacher Kanyon Petti, Tyler Westbrook & Christine Westbrook, Thomas Pinson & Ginger Rizoti, Emily Robinson & Wil Nix, Dale Smith & Kathy Daymude, Bethany Carver & Ted Estes, Rosemary Willis & Christi Hobgood, Miles Gregg & Keith Petty, Olivia Fountain & Angela Quarles, Emma DiPuma & Jolain Brownell.
Submitted by Reeder Burch
Jasper Optimist Club
The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2019 PHS STAR finalists.