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Pickens County’s Recycling & Waste Director Kenny Woodard at the command station of the future recycling center. Here, he shows a photo of the loading area on a baling machine that will be delivered soon.
Right now, the county’s new 28,000 square foot recycling center is empty – just a massive bare concrete floor under an open-air metal structure.
But Pickens’ new Recycling & Waste Director Kenny Woodard said in a few months it will be outfitted and equipped for recycling and household trash services, with some big changes to how and what the county will accept.
Woodard toured this reporter around the Stanley Drive facility just off Highway 515, and provided details about the layout and traffic flow, as well as efforts to have the recycling department become a self-sustaining entity instead of a money loser as it has been in the past.
Alison Sosebee chose signs to convey a positive message for all.
District Attorney B. Alison Sosebee launched a campaign over the weekend encouraging those who are struggling to use the services available across the Appalachian Judicial District and for the rest of us to support the groups offering help.
DA Sosebee, who is running unopposed this year, worked with law enforcement agents in Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin counties last week to put out signs saying simply, “In God We Trust,” saying she chose that phrase to convey a positive message for all.
The Pickens High School annual plant sale is still on for this year despite the challenges of COVID-19. This year will be quite different as the program plans on using an online platform for customers to send orders in and customers will then be able to pick up plant orders through a drive-thru system. The “plant drive-thru” will operate April 28 – April 30 and there will be different times for customers to choose from.
Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.
Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston concurred in the Governor’s extension of the state of emergency.
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
ATLANTA - State Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians to watch out for a growing number of scammers seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Scam artists are using fraudulent websites, texts and e-mails to steal consumers’ personal or financial information or to install malware on their communications devices.
“Scammers are pursuing different angles related to the coronavirus pandemic to commit identity theft, create chaos and steal people’s money,” Carr said Wednesday. “People should be very wary of messages containing links or requests for their personal or financial information.”