This article on Realtor.com lists Jasper among the high flying suburbs in home price increases.
On December 14th Realtor.com, a leading national real estate site, identified Jasper as #6 in their “Skyrocketing Suburbs: The 10 Urban Escapes Where Prices Are Rising the Most.”
The article stated, “Just an hour's drive from Atlanta, this little mountain town feels like it's on another planet. With an easy-living, country vibe, the area has been a hotbed for second-home owners for most of the past decade. However, as COVID-19 has left office workers free to telecommute, there have been far more buyers than homes for sale in this affordable getaway—which has driven the prices up astronomically.”
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
COVID-19 vaccines are set to roll out for Georgians ages 65-years and older, police officers and firefighters in the coming weeks as hospitals, health clinics and nursing homes continue divvying up a limited supply of early doses, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday.
The expansion comes as vaccine providers administer shots more quickly in rural parts of Georgia than in metro areas, giving some places capacity to offer vaccines for vulnerable people besides just health-care workers and nursing home residents, said state Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey.
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
ATLANTA - Legislation the General Assembly passed this year covering a wide range of subjects from health care to law enforcement to Georgia’s foster care system will take effect with the new year.
Here is a summary of key bills that will take effect Jan. 1:
•House Bill 888 takes aim at the practice of “surprise billing” by requiring health insurance companies to cover emergency services a patient receives whether or not the provider is a participant in the patient’s insurance network, leaving it to providers and insurers to settle their differences through arbitration.
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Final sole commissioner/first commission chair for Pickens County reflects on 16 years in the top post
The Progress front page on December 27, 2012 when Rob Jones officially became the first chair of a multi man commission for Pickens County. He is shown with then-Probate Judge Rodney Gibson, and commissioners Becky Denney and Jerry Barnes.
To start the interview, it was pointed out that under his tenure the county either built or remodeled the administration building, the courthouse, the community center at Roper Park, the recycling center, the Public Works department and all the fire stations.