General news and features
Transportation Director says previous chaos led to safety issues
Some parents of Pickens County students say the recent changes to the bus transportation policy have left them scrambling to find childcare after school lets out.
But the school system’s transportation director Bruce Godfrey said the changes have been put in place for the sole reason of keeping Pickens students safe, not to make it easier on bus drivers or the system as a whole.
A post on The Pickens County GOP website gained national attention on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. The screenshot was taken from the Comedy Central website.
A Thursday, July 25 post on the Pickens County GOP website caught the eye of Comedy Central’s Steven Colbert, who on the Thursday, Aug. 1 edition of the Colbert Report chaffs the local political party.
But a representative with the local GOP says the comments weren’t originally theirs, and that they simply reposted a story from another website to “provide information and to educate people about news going on in the country.”
Two employees of the Younglife Camp in the Grandview area were rescued by a Forsyth County Swiftwater Rescuse team this morning on the access road leading to the camp. See full rescue of first stranded person from YouTube.
The two employees were in a truck that washed downstream lodging on a formed island that developed after a flash flood swept through the narrow creek channel, blowing out culverts.
Graduation and Life
Preparation for All
This week's Progress contains a Back to School special section that the Progress partnered with the school system to produce.
• Columns from all principals with basics about their schools
• Accreditation Information
• Curriculum Information
• Lunchroom/ Meal Plan Information
• Homeroom Class Rosters for all schools, grades