Owner Todd Redman (right) with employees Sammy Clark and Kendall Angle promote a Christian environment in Coach’s Cuts restaurant, located behind the Old Jail in Jasper’s downtown.
After five years of running Coach’s Cuts Hoagies, just off Main Street, owner Todd Redman says he hasn’t made much money, but still feels very blessed by what he has accomplished.
With the five-year anniversary marked on February 23, Redman took time to talk about the challenges and rewards of his business during his half decade manning the grill.
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
ATLANTA - Georgians are divided over whether the Peach State should observe standard time all year or daylight saving time.
But they agree Georgia should stop the “spring forward” and “fall back” switching between the two that takes place twice a year.
Encounter Life Church / Photo
The Rev. Jeremy Bryan and his wife Katlyn from Encounter Life Jasper are both from small towns and excited about coming to the local campus of the larger church.
By Jennifer Paire
Trinity Tabernacle’s transformation from struggling congregation to growing megachurch campus - now Encounter Life Church - delivered the Jasper church from decline.
“It’s really hard when you have a small church,” said Sherry Copeland, one of the church leaders who sought help from Griffin First Assembly of God in 2019. “You have the struggle of being all that a larger denominational church can offer like big youth trips and a youth leader who can be there for all they do. A lot of those things we missed out on. Now, we are connected to something bigger, with a unified vision, but we still have a small town feel and independence in worship.”
See full story, which includes interviews with numeorus local pastors in this week's print or online editions.
Election season is in full swing, with experts predicting record turnouts across the country. In addition to the presidential election and other state elections, there are numerous local elections voters will decide.
All of the following offices will appear on the ballot: Pickens Commission Chair (currently held by Rob Jones); District 2 Commissioner (currently held by Becky Denney); Sheriff (currently held by Donnie Craig); Probate Judge (currently held by Judge David Lindsey); Magistrate Judge (following a recent arrest, Judge Allen Wigington has announced his resignation from the
position); Tax Commissioner (incumbent Darrin Satterfield announced in a letter this week Page 5A that he will not seek re-election); Coroner (currently held by Mark Godfrey); Clerk of Court (currently held by Jennifer Jordan) Board of Education Post 1 (Donna Enis); and Board of Education Post 4 (Sue Finley).
At the state level, incumbent State Rep. Rick Jasperse will face Charlotte Lee Williamson in the GOP primary.
Pickens assessors still seeking data as corporate giant wants lower taxes
Christie Pool / Photo
Walmart wishes to cut their property taxes in half for their Jasper location.
By Mark Millican
When a Pickens County property or business owner wants to challenge their property value so they can possibly lower their taxes, they supply the assessor's office with certain documentation that might help their cause.
Retail giant Walmart, just off the Appalachian Highway north of Jasper, is asking for their taxes to be cut almost in half – from the county's assessment of $10.453 million to the company's request of $5.912 million – yet representatives have not supplied that same crucial information.
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