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
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.
Problem highlights ongoing issues with building, say board members
The sign posted on the Pickens County DFCS office in Jasper on Monday morning.
The Pickens County DFCS office closed Monday morning, July 28, after black mold was found inside the Chambers Street building, according to DFCS Board members.
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.
“Some days they don’t get anything and some days [the thieves] rack in thousands of dollars.”
This past June Pickens resident Robin Pitkins had her purse stolen from her car in broad daylight. Authorities have found the theft to be tied to a statewide ring.
A purse stolen from a local church parking lot earlier this summer has now been linked to a statewide theft ring with ties to Utah as well, according to Sergeant Matt Dawkins with the Jasper Police Department.