In lieu of forensic audit, county historical report compiled

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After months of requests, the county commissioners hope that they’ve put the financial questions regarding county financial dealings to a rest. Concerned citizens and two grand juries have been wondering where an estimated $5 million has gone over the past years. (more…)

Pickens budget plagued by unknowns, tax hike may be necessary

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A five-hundred page report is what the Board of Commissioners has to examine in their struggle with the 2014 budget. That is no small task to undertake, nor was compiling it a small task for the financial department. (more…)

Possible Forensic Audit for County Moves Forward

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Before the Board of Commissioner’s meeting got started last Thursday, State Representative Rick Jasperse visited with a welcome surprise. He gave the Pickens Board of Commissioners a check for $41,000 from the Georgia Department of Transportation to cover a portion of the damage caused by August’s floods. (more…)

Commissioners Face Questions Over Forensic Audit

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The Pickens Board of Commissioners met in front of a concerned audience last night. There was a citizen seeking help with smoke inhalation which created some controversy, but most seemed to have their attention drawn to a recent recommendation by the grand jury to perform a forensic audit of the county’s finances back to 2005. (more…)

Water Board: Improvements, Late Fee Adjustments Pending

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The Pickens County Water authority is seeking a new policy regarding seniors and/or persons on fixed incomes policy regarding late fees. (more…)

BOC Work Session; Sets Millage Rate

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September 6, 2013:

A brief meeting was conducted by the Board of Commissioners this morning to approve a millage rate. The new millage rate was approved by a unanimous vote to be set at 6.687 percent.
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Pickens Board of Commissioners Propose Millage Rate

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Hope springs eternal….at least it appears so judging by the Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting this morning. (more…)

No Transitional Audit for Jasper

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New Chief Financial Officer Lisa Hoyle says the City of Jasper is not conducting a transitional audit. (more…)

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