Written by: Tucker Green
The General Election is upon us. Early voting will begin on October 13th and end on October 30th. Voting takes place at The Board of Elections (Pioneer Road) weekdays from 8am to 5pm. One Saturday vote will be held on October 24th from 9am until 4pm. Absentee ballots can be mailed in or returned via dropbox in front of the Board of Elections. Election Day will be November 3rd with local precincts open 7am until 7pm. Please call the Board of Elections at 706-253-8781 for any questions.
During the month of September, the 911 Operations Center received 1,700 total calls, 713 were medical responses or fire related. The Water Department installed 17 new meters. The Department of Planning and Development issued 48 new building permits. The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 55 new animals, and 51 went out through various forms of adoption. Animal control responded to five cases. Public Works is expanding the parking area at the Jerusalem Community Center and performing other routine maintenance. Subcontractor crews will begin resurfacing 28 roads across the county in the next few weeks. PCRD basketball registration is now open until October 14th. Youth football is ongoing through the end of October. If you have any questions concerning PCRD give them a call at 706-253-8863.
The Pickens County government departments continue to stay busy working for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue 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!