In a 3-1 vote, Jasper City Council has expressed their intent to hire councilmembrer Jim Looney as interim city manger until a permanant replacement for Mayor John Weaver can be found.
In what could be called the beginning of the end of an era, Jasper City Council has voted their intent to separate the roles of city manager and mayor.
The vote came during their January council meeting, where council member Jim Looney was selected to serve as interim city manager until a permanent replacement can be found. Looney was not formally appointed that night, but council said they plan to hire him next month after he tenders his resignation as a city council member.
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The basement of a Stafford Manor house was flooded when a water line busted. The carpet, walls and furniture had to be ripped out.
Midday Wednesday, Jan. 3, Pickens E-911 sent out a Code Red alert urging residents to take precaution against freezing pipes, as city crews were experiencing a high-volume of water loss due to busted lines.
“I’ve been at the water department since 1994 and I can only think of one other cold snap that hurt us this bad,” said Jasper Water Superintendent David Hall, who had crews all over the city handling leaks. “When you’ve got very cold weather before a low of seven degrees, then very cold weather after, that kills us. We’re seeing summer usage and it’s January.”
A giant blue autoclave rolled down Main Street on a transfer truck Thursday. It was made at American Autoclave Company, Pioneer Industrial Blvd. in Jasper. AAC President Robert Stack says this is the fourth one they have produced since the company relocated here 10 years ago. This particular one will be used by a manufacturer of airplane parts in Dallas, Ga.
The trailer used had a rotary mechanism which allows easy manueverability, aptly demonstrated as they turned right in front of Jasper Drug Store.
Doc is a Grammy ward-winning trumpeter known both for his time leading the famous Tonight Show with Johnny Carson band (and his notoriously flashy outfits) as well as his own prolific recording and touring. Joined by trumpeter virtuoso Byron Stripling and his quartet, Severinsen performs a tribute concert entitled Trumpet Kings, celebrating the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century. Guests will enjoy hearing the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and of course, Doc.
Severinsen will perform on Tuesday, January 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Flint Hall at the Falany Performing Arts Center. Adult tickets are $50-$55, seniors $45-$50, and children $20-$25.
Pickens County Animal Control Officer Nicole Strickland pets a heeler named Kathy after it was rescued from a culvert in Tate.
Kathy, a heeler, got a Christmas miracle after she was rescued from a culvert at her owner’s residence on Rabbit Town Road in Tate.
Pickens Animal Shelter’s Animal Control Officer Nicole Strickland was sent out on the 911-call last Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Neighbor Diane Ingram said Kathy’s owner, who she called “a big animal person,” had noticed his dog went missing and started searching for her.
“In Tate, there are ditches that are in front of a lot of the houses, and he had his filled in and a culvert runs from mine into his yard,” she said. “He said she had gotten in before but was able to get out.”