Gastropub slated to open in former NAPA building
Damon Howell / Photo
Old Mulehouse owners George and Pano Koulouris want to keep many of the unique features of the building, like the silhouette of a staircase on one wall seen above.
“It’s going to be like a gastropub,” said The Old Mulehouse co-owner George Koulouris as he gave this reporter a brief tour of the prominent Main Street building that’s been vacant for over a decade.
“It’s funny,” he said laughing. “I actually can’t stand the name gastropub - it sounds like you’re going to be sick at the bar - but we’re going to have elevated pub food and Georgia wines and beer. We want to be a place Jasper can really be proud of.”
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For those evenings when you just want to wet a line no matter what the time, you can now night fish at nine Public Fishing Areas beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
“With last year’s success of allowing night fishing, we look forward to again offering this exciting chance to enhance angler access and opportunity,” says Matt Thomas, Chief of the WRD Fisheries Management Section. “Night
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Cassie Defoor, who is beating the odds in her recovery from brain damage caused by a routine surgery, enjoys a visit from her 10-year-old son at the Shepherd Center’s Secret Garden. Click here to go to her GoFundMe page to help with medical bills.
Pickens Sheriff’s Deputy Cassie Defoor is defying the odds.
The 30-year-old deputy is making miraculous strides after a routine procedure went awry and left her in a medically induced coma with grim chances of recovery in February.
“They told me this could be it,” said her mother Brenda Negrete. “She was in a vegetative state and they said this might be all we would get, and I’d have to decide at that point what we wanted to do with her. It was very scary, but I told them right there I refused to accept that. I knew she was going to get better. I held strong to God and faith.”
The Atlantic Coast Conservancy, located at 72 South Main Street, will host a Green Drinks social and education evening, Thursday April 25th, from 5-7 p.m.
The featured speaker is Melissa Hopkinson, a Lecturer of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of North Georgia. She teaches courses on Weather and Climate, Physical Geography, and Oceanography. She earned her Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, where she studied past climate change. Her research involved the analysis of air bubbles in ice cores to determine climatic and oceanographic conditions during the last Ice Age.
It is the hope of ministry leaders that all who can will join them in prayer at the annual event. Shown is last year’s Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn.
By Ralph Barker
President of the Pickens County Ministerial
Thursday, May 2nd, is the National Day of Prayer. Services will be held around the nation in thousands of local communities. We will be part of this great event.
The Pickens County National Day of Prayer service will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2nd. The service will be held in front of the Pickens County Courthouse located on Main Street, in Jasper.