At their regular meeting, Jasper City Council voted to approve Halloween trick-or-treating for city residents from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., but in keeping with Governor Kemp’s Emergency Order opted not to officially sanction the traditional Main Street Jasper Merchants’ event. The council approved a motion by Kirk Raffield “for residents and merchants to do as they see fit and what is best for them.
Free screening available for eligible women through October
North Georgia – The North Georgia Health District urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their county health department or their doctor during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer. Women who cannot afford mammograms may be eligible for free screening.
Know someone who has contributed to the betterment of Pickens County? Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will honor a Pickens County resident with an accumulated record of selfless unpaid service to his/her fellow citizens for the 36th year. The Golden Deed Award is presented annually to the person in our community who best exemplifies this common-minded spirit.
To qualify for the award, one must be living and at least 50 years old; have lived in Pickens County at least five years and have made significant contributions toward the betterment of Pickens County without financial compensation.
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
Gov. Brian Kemp has extended social distancing and sanitization restrictions for businesses, gatherings and long-term elderly care facilities in Georgia amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a news release sent late Wednesday, the governor’s office announced Kemp signed an order extending the restrictions through Oct. 15. The order keeps restrictions that have been in place for months largely the same.
A historical property whodunit
Wesley Babcock at a spot along Cove Road he claims as his property but the city of Jasper has used for several years and still has a well there. He says the city’s backup generator across the road extends onto his land as well.
A man who owns a little over 50 acres on the south side of the Cove Road S curves (and whose property may extend a good ways across the road depending on which plat you trust), says that the city has a well on his property.
The problem, which Wesley Babcock has been fighting for years with city hall, is different surveys have conflicting property lines at a key point.
Babcock recently took his fight to town, sitting at a busy intersection with signs stating “scam fraud cover-up” and “check your plat & deed.”