After the position has sat vacant for over a year, the need for an economic development director has become increasingly apparent to leaders who say Pickens County is missing opportunities for development and job creation.
At the board of commissioners’ work session last week, Pickens County Industrial Authority Chair Don Boggus told commissioners, “My concern is we’ve been 15 months without this position being filled and we’re missing out on some low-hanging fruit.”
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Some of the vendors at the Potts Mountain Farmers Market.
Saturday marked the first day for the farmers market off Steve Tate Highway for this year. This is the second year Atlantic Coast Conservancy (ACC), which has 1,300 acres there under permanent conservation status, has organized the market. The market will run every Saturday morning until fall.
The crowd of shoppers Saturday was impressive considering the threat of rain. A good number of vendors were there mainly offering handmade crafts and art with some farm fresh meat, eggs and seafood.
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Olympians gathered at the Pickens High gymnasium Friday to compete for medals and have an all-around good time during the annual Special Olympics. Students from all the schools, along with clients from the Burnt Mountain Center, participated in a variety of games such as the wheelchair race, 50-meter walk, softball toss, 100-meter dash, hippity hop race, balloon pop, shot put and running long jump. Pictured, Pickens High School Principal Chris Wallace is congratulating a first place winner.
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Carpentry instructor Bill Mullis shows off new equipment at the Chattahoochee Tech campus to state rep. Rick Jasperse and school president Ron Newcomb during an open house last week.
It may seem like a simple assignment, students begin their career track in the new Chattahoochee Tech carpentry lab building sawhorses – the catch is they need to have edges straight and joints tight.
As carpentry instructor Bill Mullis, with his 25 years of construction experience, explained holding up a basic tape measure, “this is the most important tool.”
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