By Stacy Jent, Gifted Coordinator
The 6th grade math team at Pickens County Middle School travelled to Berry College on February 25 to defend their first place title from the fall. Team members Lauren Pitkins, Colby James, David Rivera, Ellie Pool, Tucker Martinez, Cash King, Mason Watkins and Jacob Regnier gave it their best shot but came up short of first by just a matter of seconds.
Front: Jacob Regnier; back (l-r): Paula Henderson, Colby James, David Rivera, Mason Watkins, Tucker Martinez, Cash King, Ellie Pool, Lauren Pitkins, Amber Waters.
After a morning of test-taking, timed ciphering and teamwork, PCMS found themselves tied for 1st with Armuchee Middle School with 270 points. PCMS was unable to win the tie-breaker and came in a very close 2nd place.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.
“This is the seventh consecutive month that the unemployment rate has declined,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The rate fell because 15,928 more Georgians were employed and the number of new layoffs for January fell to the lowest level in eight years.”
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A proposed SPLOST with projected collections of $30 million will appear on the May 20 ballot, with a strong focus on infrastructure and services.
Pickens County Commission Chair Rob Jones and Jasper Mayor John Weaver are scheduled to speak at the