Members of the Pickens County Planning Commission gave their stamp of approval to three separate rezoning requests that could bring new growth to the east and west ends of the county.
The commission moved forward rezonings for parcels owners want to use for: assisted living/independent living/multi-family living near Big Canoe; a wedding venue off Rocky Ridge Road in west Pickens; lots to be marketed as “farmettes” on Big Ridge Road in far west Pickens.
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If you love your dog like a family member you won’t want to miss the 6thannual Bark in the Park this Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lee Newton Park, where you are invited to bring your pup (or pups) out for a day of doggy fun and support Partners of Pickens Pets at the same time.
“A room full of 40 Abes and 20 Mary Lincolns is indeed a sight to behold,” read the press release announcing the Association of Lincoln Presenters will be in Pickens County this weekend for a yearly gathering.
The Abraham Lincoln re-enactors will be staying at Amicalola Falls for their 25th Silver Anniversary conference. They will venture out to the Polycor mines for a tour Saturday morning – (to see the spot where the marble for the Lincoln Memorial came from). That afternoon the Lincolns will make a visit to Jasper to tour the Old Jail and browse along Main Street.
In what came as a local business shock, on March 26th Jerry and Freida Stover announced they will close Bargain Barn, one of Jasper’s oldest and largest retailers.
While the Stovers are well within retirement age and plan to retire themselves, they will not sell the business because “it went from very profitable to unprofitable,” Mr. Stover said. Over the last four years, Mr. Stover said in an interview last week that sales lost to online retailers made deep, unsurvivable cuts to their bottom line.