‘Where do you want to live, Jasper or Jonesboro?’ asks mayor
“Where do you want to live, Jasper or Jonesboro?” Mayor, seated in middle with hand high, demands vote of those in attendance.
Pickens County needs more growth, slow growth, no growth. We’re falling behind or are just fine the way it is. All manner of opinions were put forth at the August 22nd Comprehensive Planning stakeholder meeting.
Some of the thoughts on the community came as supportive suggestions, others were lobbed like hand-grenades. Some views were left unchallenged while others dissected and elaborated on at length.
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County crews demolish a triple-wide trailer at the county airport Tuesday — the conclusion of a saga that began at Roper Park months ago. The triple-wide previously served as the home of the Boys & Girls Club for the county and sat in the park. When the club built their permanent facility, the county was initially going to have the trailer hauled away as scrap, but there was some thought it could be used as a temporary base for the airport.
“She asked why God sent her back to me, and I said, ‘I guess He thought I needed you,” says mom. ‘Yeah, that’s what I thought, too,’ says 6-year-old with serious health problems
Jessica Davis / Photo
Single mom Jessica Davis with her “36 pounds of personality,” Haven Sims. The Pickens Community Service Club has launched a Haven’s Helpers fundraising campaign for Haven Sims, who suffers from a long list of medical conditions. Follow Haven’s progress on Facebook at “Haven the Mighty.” You can donate on their GoFundMe page or send it to the adress listed below.
Some people coast through life with no major struggles, but others are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable.
Jessica Davis and her six-year-old daughter Haven Sims have to deal with a set of challenges most people couldn’t imagine and a local service club is asking the community to help the family.
At the August 18 ground breaking ceremony Commissioner Rob Jones said construction on the Moss fire station #12 will be on the fast track, likely in six to eight weeks.
The property is located on Carlan Road, between Roper Road and White Pine Crossover in west Pickens.
Pickens County Fire Chief Sloan Elrod said that residents in the area should not expect their ISO rating to go down immediately, and that it usually takes about a year before the station runs enough calls to get an ISO inspection.
Jones said the building will be big enough to house fire trucks and an ambulance.
Plans are in the works to build tornado shelters on the property with federal grants.
By Will Nelson
Submitted by Pickens County Extension
Buying this important piece of machinery for the first time can be daunting. If you don’t choose wisely, you risk investing in the wrong tractor.
Luckily, if you do the necessary prep before buying, you’re more likely to find the one you need right away. I’ve broken down some of the most important factors when buying your first tractor.
Make a list of the tasks you need your tractor to do.
Before you go to the dealership, make a list of what your tractor should be able to do. After you’ve written down all the tasks, write the corresponding pieces of machinery and implements that your tractor will require (e.g. a front loader, rotary cutter, post hole digger, etc.). These details will dictate a variety of factors, including your hitch capacity and horsepower needed—if you can’t operate your components, the tractor will be useless.