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Pickens native hired as first DOE economic development liaison

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Ga. DOE press release
    In an effort to continue building relationships with business and industry and provide relevant career education in Georgia’s schools, the State Board of Education last week approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to hire an Economic Development Liaison position at the Georgia Department of Education, within the Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) division.

Don't let a DUI make your Halloween a nightmare

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(ATLANTA) – This Halloween, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is warning partygoers and trick-or-treaters alike that even though the ghoulish holiday falls on a Saturday this year, it’s no reason to let your guard down when it comes to safety.

New details on shooting that left deputies wounded, man dead

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GBI agents processing the crime scene at Carver Mill Road Sunday. The GBI is automatically called any time a Pickens County officer uses lethal force.

 

Updated from Press Conference on Sunday

New details released –

 Several more details have been released on the Saturday night incident on Carver Mill Road where two deputies were wounded and a resident of that area killed after shots were exchanged.

  Among the new details, there was a large contingent of officers from the Pickens Sheriff’s office and Ga. State Patrol on the scene as backup when the shots were fired.

Gas prices down over 5 cents

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October 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

New director at animal shelter

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    If Jerry Watkins’ work as director at the Pickens County Animal Shelter is anything like his first day, his house is going to get very crowded.
    Watkins started his new position last week and his very first day on the job he took home a calico cat.