Dragons Coach Jeff Nelson, center, talking to the team last week during conditioning practice at PHS stadium.
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
High school football in Georgia will start two weeks later than usual due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a vote Monday by the Georgia High School Association.
The GHSA board voted unanimously to push first-week games back from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4. The season will still have 10 games and a five-round playoff.
Scheduling for pre-season conditioning remained unchanged and can start July 27. No other fall sports were delayed by the GHSA vote on Monday.
By Beau Evans
President Donald Trump traveled to Atlanta Wednesday to unveil changes to longstanding environmental rules that industries hail as a boon for infrastructure and critics condemn as toxic.
Speed awareness and enforcement campaign returns to five southeastern states July 20-26
(ATLANTA) Drivers who have been putting the pedal to the metal during the COVID-19 pandemic need to hit the brakes or expect to see blue lights in the rear view mirror when the "Operation Southern Shield" speed enforcement and awareness campaign begins Monday, July 20.
The southeastern regional campaign returns for a fourth year after reducing traffic deaths in Georgia in the first three years of the week-long enforcement period compared to the week before and after the enforcement effort.
At least two employees of the Pickens Tax Commissioner have filed complaints alleging political discrimination led to them being demoted unfairly and harassed.
Tracy Chester, who ran for tax commissioner but failed to make the runoff, and Darlene Handy, the chief deputy tax commissioner, both filed complaints with the county government personnel office in March of this year, saying they have lost job responsibility after Chester announced she was running for office and Handy publicly supported her.
The complaints are filed against county government and Tax Commissioner Darrin Satterfield, who has publicly supported Daniel Reeves, another employee of the same office. Reeves is in the August 11 runoff against Amy Gibson.
The human resource complaints were filed as early as March, with additional updates made later, but as personnel issues are not available as public documents.
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From croquet to tricycle racing, local food pantry launches unique fundraiser
CARES is known for “Sharing Love and Life’s Essentials.” The organization exists to help meet the basic needs of those going through a tough time. Of late, times have been tough for all of us. And, with last week’s devastating news that the Ivy League has called off fall sports, many Pickens County residents have found themselves coming unglued. The idea of being denied the opportunity to see Dartmouth line up against Brown has sent them over the edge. To ease violent broadcast sports withdrawals and beat back depression, many have resorted to watching old VHS tapes of Turkish Camel Wrestling.