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Pickens unemployment lower than region at 5.7 percent





     ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in July was 6.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.4 percent.

JeepFest revs up for for Sept 4-Sept 6 event

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    Damon Howell / Photo
    Wayne Cooley moves giant rocks at the JeepFest obstacle course Tuesday afternoon. Several loads of marble were donated by Imerys and Blue Ridge Marble & Granite for Jeepers to crawl over during the three-day event.

    The yearly off-road madness will roll into town next week with thousands of Jeep owners expected by the time the Sheriff’s JeepFest opens September 3 in Marble Hill.

New Pickens service club being formed

service-group“Families Serving Families” is the motto of this new service club forming with 40 members bringing a wealth of experience helping with community.


 Submitted by Pickens Community Service Club Board of Directors

Approximately 40 Pickens County citizens are uniting to create a new club dedicated to providing needed services for residents of this area.  The group currently operates under the name Pickens Community Service Club.  

Mullett completes Leadville 100 Mile trail run

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    Sean Mullett approaches the Twin Lakes aid station Saturday evening during a leg of the Leadville 100. Mullett had just finished the famed Hope Pass climb where he ascended 3,200 feet - twice.
    Just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning while it was still dark and temperatures were dipping into the low 30s in Leadville, Colorado, Sean Mullett was running up a section of road called The Boulevard in what would be the last three miles of the famed 100 mile Race Across the Sky trail run that took him through 100 miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain - from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet.