Pickens Master Gardeners get their yardwork on at the Pickens County Extension Office.
"I think we've widened the road several feet," joked one Pickens Master Garderner who, along with employees of the Pickens County Extension Office spent Wednesday morning pruning overgrown rosmeary and rose bushes
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 7.0 percent, unchanged from March. However, the rate was significantly lower than in April a year ago when it was 8.3 percent.
“We had very strong job growth in April, as our employers created 41,300 new jobs, which is the largest March to April increase since 2005,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “And, to make things even better, more jobseekers are entering the labor force and getting hired. This is a stark contrast to what we’re seeing nationally with hundreds of thousands of people leaving the labor force.” The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that 806,000 people left the nation’s work force in April.
An artist rendering of the proposed water park resort planned near Antioch Church Road on Highway 515. Local officials who heard presentations and met privately with developers earlier this week indicated that this project has moved from sounding farfetched to something likely to happen.
Local officials are expressing optimism that a proposed $148 million water park resort near Antioch Church Road on Highway 515 will locate here following several presentations to different groups and during private meetings with developers.
Economic Developer Gerry Nechvatal told more than 400 members of the chamber of commerce Tuesday morning that he is “optimistic that you will see equipment at a job site.”
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Previous stories on Water park
Water Park looking at Pickens County (original press release) April 2, 2013
Talking Rock Water Park discussed - April 3, 2013
Water Park Developers to speak publicly -- May 7, 2014
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