[Pickens County Family Connection is a partnership of local agencies helping families in this area. Each month we will feature one of our many partners. This month, the Boys and Girls Club is featured.]
Above, an artist’s rendering of the new clubhouse that is planned as a permanent home for youth in Pickens County by the Boys & Girls Club.
The Boys & Girls Club of Pickens County is nearly 10 years old. Its growth has been fast and furious. Beginning in 2004, Don Russell and a small group formed the club despite statements that it couldn’t be done. Since that time,
Gayla Foster and her family in a photo posted on the GoFundMe.com fundraising site.
Third grade Harmony Elementary teacher Gayla Foster and her family lost their home and all their belongings in a structure fire last Friday, August 29.
The Fosters home was in McCaysville, Ga.
Sammy Simmons' was born with cleft hands and feet. Her family is asking the community to help them raise money for a mobility dog.
Blue-eyed, blonde haired Sammy Simmons came into the office last week, and between giggles and toothy grins showed me how to open a Reese’s peanut butter cup and a straw wrapped in plastic.
Following last week’s announcement of a 6.55 percent tax increase sought by the county, the Progress sat down with County Financial Director Faye Harvey and Assistant Finance Director Jason Segers. Commission Chairman Rob Jones also attended much of the meeting.
Press release from
Office of the Governor
Since taking office, Gov. Nathan Deal has budgeted conservatively, downsized state government, implemented real tax reform and created nearly 300,000 private-sector jobs as Georgia rebounded from the Great Recession. A prediction from a Georgia State University economist in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests the governor's policies are working. Director of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center Rajeev Dhawan tells the AJC that Georgia’s economic growth will be solid in the coming years.