By Meagan Hurley
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Pickens County unemployment rates have dropped significantly over the past year, and have slightly decreased in the past month.
As of June, the Pickens County labor force was at 14,170, with 13,236 employed and 934 unemployed. But just a year ago in June 2013, the labor force was at a lower 14,106, with
Submitted by Kristen Stancil
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
From Pickens Sheriff Office
Timothy Smith, a fugitive sought for the past two weeks, has been captured in Cherokee County. The Pickens Sheriff's Office would like to thank the many concerned citizens for their assistance, Cherokee Sheriff's Office, Jasper Police Department, 911, State Probation, Georgia State Patrol, US Marshall's and many others.
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Smith was the subject of a search in southwest Pickens after leading deputies on a wild chase and abandoning a truck in the Salacoa Highlands area on August 4.
There will be a contested school board race for Post 3 this November after independent Jennifer Galligan officially made the ballot last week.
The school board race will be along with the November 4 General Election, also featuring a U.S. Senate seat,
Georgia, August 11- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.