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.
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Work is being done at the obstacle course this week in preparation for more than 1,000 expected jeepers expected at next weekend’s JeepFest event. Click here to access the JeepFest event guide inserted into this week's Progress. There are many new items on the course this year, to keep the excitement fresh for returning participants and spectators. One builder said the course should be finished by the end of the week and that although he is pleased to see the interest, spectators are not allowed onsite because safety concerns except during the JeepFest weekend, September5-7.
Technology upgrades move forward with 100 new projectors
By Eileen Steinhauer
Phase two of the Pickens County technology upgrade is set to begin, and two schools will each get a new staff member to help reduce class sizes.
At Friday’s called board of education meeting, the Pickens BOE voted to continue technology upgrades in the schools in an effort to equalize all of the schools in the county.