The Monthly Pickens Report

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Another busy month has passed for Pickens County with lots in store for the Summer. On May 22nd voters across the county went to the polls to vote on a variety of elections and ballot questions. The overall voter turnout of registered voters was 25.56 percent with a total of 5,101 votes cast. One local race (District One Commissioner) resulted in a runoff election that will take place on July 24th.  Early voting for the runoff will be weekdays July 2-20 (excluding the July 4th holiday) at the Board of Elections. Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce helped to orchestrate a successful partnership for the BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) that passed through town in early June. This event brought an increase of customers shopping at local establishments.

During the month of May, the Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 110 animals, and 94 animals went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to 29 cases. The Department of Planning and Development issued 43 new building permits. The Water Department installed six new meters. The 911 Operations Center received 1,865 total calls, 726 were medical responses and fire related. The Recreation Department pool is now open, and several camps are ongoing throughout the Summer. To keep up to date on PCRD activities follow them on Facebook and Twitter and check out their website: pickrec.com. The Road Department is preparing to begin tar and graveling several roads across the county. They are also continuing to perform routine road maintenance. Subcontractor crews through LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) and SPLOST (Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax) funding are currently paving county-maintained roads within Hunters Ridge. After the crews resurface those roads, they will begin paving the remainder of the 62 roads set to be paved through LMIG.  Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working hard for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continues to do a great job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.

Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!

 

By: Tucker Green – Pickens County Board of Education Post Three

 

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Pickens Power Half-Hour Dragon Talk “Senior Edition”

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2015 Pickens Volleyball Seniors Honored on Senior Night

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Pickens Senior Night Volleyball

The 2015 Pickens Volleyball Dragonettes were honored in a recent match at home for Senior Night. These five girls have played all four years together and was an emotional send off for them. Pictured left to right; Coach Petty, #24 Keaton Odom, #12 Hannah Shinafelt, #10 Hannah Wise, #4 Savannah Laney and #2 Kayla Harris.

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Region 7-AAA Football Heats Up

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Region 7-AAA play got underway this past Friday and by the looks of it, it’s anyone’s to win.

Fannin Rebels(2-2,0-0) had the week off to get prepared for their upcoming region match-up with Banks County(3-2,0-1). Banks is coming off a loss to Franklin County(2-2,1-0) last week, 7-14.  Banks was 8-14 passing for 83 yards. 36 carries for 175 yards and 8 catches for 83 yards. Franklin had no data posted.

East Hall(1-4,1-0)travelled to Lumpkin County(2-3,0-1) and made short work of the Indians, winning easily, 48-14. There were no available stats at present.

Dawson County(2-2,1-0) made a trip to defending Region 7-AAA champs, West Hall  Spartans(2-3,0-1) and shut them out, 14-0. No available stats recorded

This Week’s Games Friday Oct. 2

Fannin at Banks

Dawson at East Hall

Lumpkin at Franklin

 

Region 7-AAA Stats as of 9/25/2015

Offense Stats

Passing                    Receiving                    Total Yards

Rushing                   Scoring

Defense Stats

Tackles                     Sacks                           Interceptions

(Some stats are not recorded by various teams)

 

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