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Court upholds ruling in case where wrong baby buried after hospital mislabeled stillborn remains


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Tater Patch Players 2017 season opens with plays, auditions, and children's theater



Taming of the Shrew opens this week - Gremio (Steve Lewis), woos Bianca (Emily Trossarello) as Lucentio (Kenneth Farmer) and Hortensio (Tony Grienger) also fight for her attention.


By Nan Nawrocki


Tater Patch opens its exciting 2017 season this Friday with a classic comedy from Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew. There will be laughter, romance, disguises and tomfoolery  on the stage. Besides the talents of the actors to amuse your ears, set designer Bob Countryman and costume designer Audrey Kirsten have created a vivid tapestry of onstage color to delight the eyes.

Performance dates are March 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.  Tickets are available now on line at March 2 will be Share Night, our final dress rehearsal. If you would like to see the show but can't buy a ticket, come this evening and bring a bag of non-perishable food or toiletry items for CARES and share our entertainment.   

You can find the theater at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper.  If you have a group, or any questions, call us at 706-253-2800 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

As soon as  "The Shrew" has gotten underway, more auditions will be held for May's Inherit the Wind. Auditions will be by reading from the script and will take place March 5 from 1-3 p.m. and March 6 from 6-8 p.m..  You need only attend one, but may try out on both days if you like. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

This is an award-winning drama, based in the historic "Scopes Trial." The story concerns much more than the issue of teaching creationism that is on the surface. Freedom of thought is on trial, seasoned with an underlying contrast of city vs. rural principles. Auditions were held recently for some of the larger roles, but there are still almost 20 roles to be cast. Most are for men, some are moderate in size, some with only one or two lines. If you have been wanting to try out acting, these roles are an ideal starting place and the director encourages you to try out.  

On May 31 and June 1 and 2, in the mornings, Tater Patch will have a three-day youth workshop on many aspect of acting. At the end of the workshop, on June 2 and 4, auditions will be held for the summer Youth Theater Production "Charlotte's Web". Mark your calendars and look for upcoming information on these activities for the young people of our community.

Three stores burglarized overnight

   Jasper Police are investigating burglaries at three separate locations that occurred after business hours between Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2.

   Nails & Spa 4 U and Mellow Mist vape shop, both located in the retail strip on Mountainside Village Parkway off Highway 515 next to Rocco’s Pub, and Dunn’s North convenience store off Highway 515, were all broken into in a similar manner. Sgt. Matt Dawkins with Jasper Police said the doors were popped open with a crow bar, but no glass was broken. None of the businesses were open at the time of the break-ins.

   According to Sgt. Dawkins, beer and cigarettes were stolen from Dunn’s North, and an undisclosed amount of cash from the nail salon. Nothing was stolen from the vape store.

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Rep. Tom Graves Proposes Cyber Self Defense Bill


     Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today proposed the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC). The bill makes changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow the use of limited defensive measures that exceed the boundaries of one’s network in an attempt to identify and stop attackers. Once a cybercriminal is identified, the victim can share that information with law enforcement or try to disrupt an ongoing attack.

Read more: Rep. Tom Graves Proposes Cyber Self Defense Bill

STAR Student and teacher interviews



2017 STAR Student from PHS is Jonathan Friedman.

     The Optimist Club of Jasper will host the annual STAR banquet on Thursday evening, March 9.  The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Georgia.   

Ms. Carrie McCurdy, 2000 Pickens High School STAR Student, will be the guest speaker for the 2017 banquet. This year the Optimists will recognize the 2017 STAR Student and Teacher along with

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