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Jasper First Baptist’s Rev. Preston Jones is all smiles as he maintains a lead over Jasper Methodist’s Rev. Greg Meadows. The two churches pledged funds to assist CARES in providing food and emergency services for the community.
By Max Caylor
Rev. Preston “Pedaling” Jones of Jasper First Baptist and Rev. Greg “Gliding” Meadows from Jasper United Methodist dueled it out on Monday Night’s Sports Spectacular Tricycle and Obstacle Course Race at Rotary Park in Roper Park.
The “Spectacular” race was staged by CARES Food Pantry Executive Director Chris Rumble to raise funds to support their food and emergency services program.
Damon Howell / Photo
Pendley Creek Brewing Co. (l to r) partners Jenna Prince-Farmer, Chris Farmer (and kids), Daniel and Pam Briordy in their space at 57 N. Main Street in Jasper. Renovations are in full swing, with plans to open this winter.
The mood was happy and exuberant at the corner building on Main Street last Friday, when this reporter was given a tour of the future home of Pendley Creek Brewing Co. Even without the buildout complete, the space is inviting and charismatic with rustic brick walls, quirky features like a walk-in safe from the 1940s, and exposed wooden beams along the high ceilings.
The front area will be where the magic happens. The brewers hope to produce a variety of craft beers with the goal of between 200 to 300 barrels a year. The back half of building will be the tasting and tap room. Several long, live-edge oak and cedar tables have already been set up.
“You know that quote, be the change you want to see in the world?,” asked Chris Farmer, who has partnered with Daniel Briordy on the downtown endeavor. “That’s what we decided. We want to see this community thrive, and being in a pandemic gives you time to think about whether or not you really, really want to do it. We decided it was time to move forward.”
See full story about plans for Pendley Creek Brewing Co. in this week's print or online editions.
Early voting in the primary runoff will continue this week and next week, with election day Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Early voting will be held at the Pickens County Elections Office Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting will be August 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pickens Elections Supervisor said at press time Tuesday, July 28th, 669 people had cast early voting ballots. Polls will be open election day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Local runoffs are for a school board post (Donna Enis, incumbent, and Tommy Gartrell); and tax commissioner (Daniel Reeves and Amy Gibson). Congressional races are on the ballots. See sample ballot in Pickens Progress eedition from last week. The ballot will be printed again next week.
Seeds like the one above have been arriving unsolicited in peoples' mail boxes in several states.
Submitted by Michele McDonald, UGA Extension Pickens County
The Georgia Department of Agriculture is warning Georgians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the mail. The seed packets, which may arrive unexpectedly in packages bearing Chinese characters, may bear the name China Post and be labeled as accessories, have been reported in multiple states including Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Kansas, Washington, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, and others.
The flow pattern of traffic at the new county recycling center will help alleviate backups. Upon entering, customers who only have bagged household garbage will be directed left and travel around the recycling bays (the seven blocks located at the front right of the building) to dump their trash. Customers with recyclables will be directed right and stop at bays to drop off sorted recyclable materials.
Submitted by Kenny Woodard
Director of Pickens County Waste & Recycling
The staff and management of Pickens County Recycling would like to say thank you to the county residents for being patient with us during the changing of the way things are done at the Camp Road Recycling and Cove Road Recycling centers. These changes are to help better the way things are run and accepted at both locations and the new center.
Reason for changes: In the last couple of months we have changed the ways trash and recycling is being taken. Let me explain. At both recycling centers we have a compactor that is for single-stream recyclables. These containers have been being used to collect recyclables. About 60 percent of the things dropped off in these containers are actually recyclable