School Board plans for water line improvement at HCES

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Sometimes repairing a problem before it becomes a problem is the right answer. The Pickens County School Board agreed with that thought today when they approved an intergovernmental agreement between the school district and the Pickens County Commissioners’ office. (more…)

School Board reviews policies; Up for public perusal

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More than 35 policies were recently reviewed and revised by the Pickens County Board of Education in an ongoing attempt to keep the district abreast of current issues and to strategically improve schools. The policy review was an objective the board set for themselves during a recent self-assessment. (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…)

Board of Education Millage Proposal

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The Board of Commissioners started a trend that continued at the Board of Education meeting last night. Once again the term “rollback” came into play when determining an appropriate millage rate for the citizens of Pickens County. (more…)

Pickens County, Jasper Delve Into SPLOST Negotiations

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With the end of the current SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) in sight, discussion began on a proposed new SPLOST beginning in 2014. The fireworks flew as an intergovernmental agreement between the city of Jasper and Pickens County is being forged to disperse funds. (more…)

County to Vote on Business Bond Next Week

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Pickens County is set to vote next week on an agreement requiring the county to back a bond for a local business. (more…)

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Jasper, BOE Battle over Gym Agreement, Come to Terms

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Jasper Mayor John Weaver and the Pickens County Board of Education went to battle during a called meeting last week. (more…)

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