Monday’s Jasper council meeting showed a continued strain between the mayor and most council members, with fur flying over the mayor’s annual board appointments and a proposed apartment complex tentatively approved for rezoning last month.
See full story from this month's Jasper council meeting and later comments from city officials in this week's print or online editions.
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What a muddy mess — Although construction is underway at the site of the future Revolution Church north of town, rainy weather has delayed the project by weeks.
Revolution Church - Construction at Revolution Church’s Jasper campus has moved slower than expected, with original plans to open by the end of 2018 - but church leadership says weather permitting they will be in their new building by summer of 2019.
“Honestly, we’ve just had a tough time with the weather,” said Chad Elliott, the Jasper campus pastor. “Every time we try to get going it’ll rain, then take two or three days to dry out.”
Elliott said the delay has done more good than bad in his eyes, and will help strengthen the church’s place in the community in the long run.
See more about Revolution Church and several other commercial endeavors in this week's print or online editions.
More important than a credit card – Election board member William Bell shows his voter registration card, which he carries everywhere, to fellow board members (sitting l-r) Tara Canon, Sheralee Brindell, Jack Barnes and Election Supervisor Julianne Roberts standing. Not shown, board member Paul Lindsey out of frame at far end of table.
The board of elections held a detailed, deep and somewhat heated discussion regarding voter purges and the amount of leeway they might exercise with absentee ballots Tuesday (January 8th).
Adriana Gutierrez, a member of the public, encouraged the local elections board to go above and beyond state requirements to not turn voters away due to minor issues.
Hey kids. Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork? Georgia’s 14th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest.
Many famous ornithologists were bird artists when they were young, so perhaps you could be the next John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson or David Allen Sibley.
The members of the Pickens Historical Society, (formerly the Marble Valley Historical Society) and the Woodbridge Inn will host an Appalachian Heritage Night January 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant/lodge located on the north end of Main Street.
Featured that night, will be a collection of photos from private individuals and the Pickens Historical Society, the group that manages the old jail. The reproduction photos show the area in the early days and and some will be for sale that night.