By Nancy Davis
As the Pickens County Republican Party plans for March meetings and activities, we are looking for winter to end and spring to give us her glory.
On March 5th, official qualifying for candidates who want to be on the ballot for this year’s elections will begin. The qualification period is March 5, 9-5; March 6, 9-5; and March 7th, 9-12.
The process takes place at the Pickens County Board of Elections on Pioneer Drive under the direction of the guidelines by the State of Georgia. Anyone can be a candidate if they meet the qualifying guidelines. March 11th will be the Pickens GOP monthly meeting. Nancy Jester, one of six candidates vying for State School Superintendent, will visit to give members an overview of what she feels our education system needs.
This is the time to meet and question this candidate. The meeting will be at the Pickens County Administration Complex, 1266 E. Church Street, beginning at 7 p.m.
The three incumbent Pickens County School Board will also be guests for this forum. Wendy Lowe, Byron Long and Dan Fincher will speak with attendees and tell you of their vision for our kids in Pickens County.
The Pickens GOP is gladly joining forces with other community organizations to “Paint Pickens Green”. We will be on D.B. Carroll Street in Jasper (next to Stearns Bank) on Saturday, March 15th from 10-2 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and raise awareness and donations for the Sharptop Arts Association and Pickens Animal Shelter.
There will be FREE limeade & cookies (all green of course). The Republican Party presented Sharptop Arts Association with a check for $250 and issued a challenge to other groups to support this event. Get a space for $10.00 (goes to Pickens Animal Shelter) and show the community your investment in our kids.