General news and features
Animal shelter, planning & development, public works to get new directors
Following resignations from department heads in the Pickens animal shelter, the planning and development department and the public works department, the county has recently hired one new director with plans to fill the open positions in the coming weeks.
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As the New Year begins, Commissioner Rob Mikell, Department of Driver Services (DDS), recommends checking the expiration date of your Georgia driver’s license or ID Card.
“Please check the expiration date of your license or ID, and plan ahead if you are expiring in 2015. Not waiting until the last minute plus having all the necessary documents ready ensures a smooth experience when you visit,”
said Commissioner Mikell. “Best wishes for a safe and healthy Holiday Season.”
Pre-Apply Online https://online.dds.ga.gov/onlineservices/preapply/ is a convenient way to make your visit to our office go smoothly. Fill out the DDS Application anywhere, anytime and from any device including smartphones. The submitted information populates directly to the mainframe, reducing data entry time and any potential typing errors at the time of service.
Press release from sheriff office
Deputy Ryne Kirkland and Deputy Travis Curran responded to the residence of Ned Womack and attempted to make contact with him at the front door of the home. While knocking on the door, they heard an individual in the back yard. As they approached the yard, they observed a male subject, later identified as Ned Womack.
Students at HES learn about writing computer code.
By Destini Shope
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-12, Harmony Elementary students are participating in an Hour of Code. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early,
Georgia’s winter weather outlook shows chance of colder weather and heavier precipitation than previous years
Cove Road from last winter. If predictions are right, we'll be seeing even more snow this winter. Georgia's yearly average snow amounts have risen from 2 inches to 3.4 inches in recent years.