Results:Good Samaritan Benefit

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Melinda Smith, director of development for Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, reported today the charity raised $40,000 for their charity. We look forward to next year and hope you’ll attend to help raise the bar each year!

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…)

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.

“Attendance Works” Provides Goal for Pickens Schools

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Pickens County Schools are participating in an unusual competition. (more…)

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…)

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…)

ISO Increase Fuels Public Outcry

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Citizens in Pickens County yesterday urged the county to do something about increasing insurance rates. (more…)

Pickens Looks to Refinance Water Debt

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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners heard two proposals this week for refinancing the county’s $ 8.6 million water and sewer debt. (more…)

Will SPLOST Win the Hearts of Voters?

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During a meeting last week to discuss the special option sales tax (SPLOST), Jasper Mayor John Weaver cast a dark cloud over the topic. (more…)

Attorneys Hit Wall in Contract Negotiations

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Defense attorneys hit a wall this week while negotiating a new contract with Pickens, Fannin and Gilmer Counties. (more…)

Defense Attorneys Petition County for Pay, County Sidesteps Lawsuit

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Defense attorneys are petitioning Pickens County for fair pay. (more…)

Courthouse Bonds Change Names This Week

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Six point five million dollars in bonds changed names this week. (more…)

One Good Deed Deserves Another: Boys and Girls Club Gains Property from County

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The Boys and Girls Club of Pickens County made progress on its forthcoming project last week. (more…)

To Borrow or Not to Borrow – That is the Question for the Pickens Water Authority

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Written by Tony Capri

The Pickens Water Authority grappled with approving a $2.9 million loan this week. (more…)

County Looks to SPLOST to Counter Funding Cuts

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) said it will cut road funding to Pickens County, BOC Chairman Robert Jones says. (more…)

Development Authority Signs Bond Agreement

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In a called meeting this morning, The Pickens County Industrial Development Authority approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement to back a bond for Jasper company Restaurant Interiors Inc (RI). (more…)

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