ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.
Elementary grades fail to meet state math standards
By Eileen Steinhauer
The Pickens County school district has been awarded two lottery-funded prekindergarten classes for the 2014-2015 school year.
Although the school district requested eight pre-K classes, it was announced at last week’s board of education meeting that two were granted. Both classes will be housed at Hill City Elementary, which was determined by Bright from the Start, the state agency in charge of pre-K.
GBI agents in numerous unmarked vehicles executed a digital forensic search of computers in the home of west Pickens man, finding images of child pornography.
A Pickens man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after a special unit of the GBI executed a search warrant on the computer at his Pickens West Estates home Wednesday.
Thomas Rodriguez, 36, of West Destiny Drive, is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of children - possession of child pornography after agents found images of suspected child pornography on his computer during a “forensic preview,” according to Director of Public Affairs for the GBI, Sherry Lang.
Patti Page (right), Executive Director of the center poses with volunteers.
By Meagan Hurley
The North Georgia Pregnancy Center of Jasper held a community wide baby shower July 10, encouraging people to donate infant necessities.