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Trick-or-treating update from Jasper council

October 7, 2020

Pickens County Progress

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.

Jasper council sets stage for 56 percent tax hike

September 16, 2020

Pickens County Progress

In preparing for a vote that could lead to a 56 percent tax increase, Jasper Mayor Steve Lawrence wanted it clearly stated, they may not raise property taxes that much. The council will get into the heart of the budget in October but they need to advertise a millage now to meet state requirements.

Look Out Below: Falling bricks a danger at corner building

August 12, 2020

Pickens County Progress

Jasper’s Development Manager Lonnie Waters said that last Friday, August 7, a few bricks and some mortar dislodged from a building’s facade and fell onto the sidewalk...He was unsure if anyone witnessed the falling bricks, but they were found on the ground and reported to city hall.

Open containers on tap for downtown Jasper

August 5, 2020

Pickens County Progress

Jasper City Council moved towards legalizing open containers in a designated downtown area with approval of the first reading of an amendment to their alcohol ordinance.