“The amount of support has been amazing,” says Palace Barber Shop owner
On his last day at the old location on Stegall Drive, barber Albert Hamrick cuts the hair of Jackson Hodge, a second generation customer who has been visiting Palace Barber Shop for four years. The new shop, located just two blocks north, is already open.
Tucked discreetly off Stegall Drive, Albert Hamrick has become a Jasper landmark serving generations of customers from his modest barber shop over the last 46 years.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.
“This is the seventh consecutive month that the unemployment rate has declined,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The rate fell because 15,928 more Georgians were employed and the number of new layoffs for January fell to the lowest level in eight years.”
A proposed SPLOST with projected collections of $30 million will appear on the May 20 ballot, with a strong focus on infrastructure and services.
Pickens County Commission Chair Rob Jones and Jasper Mayor John Weaver are scheduled to speak at the
PHS Theatre is preparing to present GREASE the musical on April 3, 4, 5 at 7 p.m. at the Pickens High Performing Arts Center. Presale tickets are available in the PHS front office, $8 adults; $5 students; and $10 at the door the nights of the show.
See more high school news, inlcuding their recent AP honors in tomorrow's Progress.
Pickens County District Commissioner Becky Denney reads to students Renee Walker's Fourth Grade Class at Harmony Elementary for Read Across America Day, a celebration held on or near Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2.
"Literacy is the foundation of every child's education. It opens doorways to opportunity, transports us across time and space, and binds family and friends closer together," President Barak Obama said in a recent statement about Read Across America Day. "When parents, educators, librarians, and mentors read