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Georgia retailers get ready for state sales tax holiday August 1-2

tax-holiday-shopping    Georgia retailers are getting ready for the sales tax holiday this weekend, as residents enjoy a tax break on computers, clothes and school supplies on Friday and Saturday. The sales tax holiday applies to both the 4 percent

Bent Tree Shutterbugs on display soon at Sharptop

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Photo Finish - Lynn Paul

    Photography: The art of freezing a moment in time, while time itself moves on and the moment disappears.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs is pleased to hold its second photography show at Jasper’s Sharptop Arts Association, August 1-28. Approximately 20 photographers will participate, bringing their favorite photographs to share with the community.

Pickens County unemployment drops over past year

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By Meagan Hurley
Staff Writer
    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

Few got to polls in primary runoff

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Signature checks still underway on independent

 

Seeking to make school board ballot

 

 

     Pickens County saw one of the lowest voter turnouts in years in last week’s primary runoff where David Perdue defeated Jack Kingston both in the county and across the state to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.