An audit of the Pickens County FY 2016 budget shows increasing cash reserves and low debt compared to other counties of similar size.
The audit, performed by Bates, Carter & Associates, also shows five negative findings that required action by county leaders.
In a presentation to county commissioners, Beth Grimes, audit partner with the firm, discussed a summary of their findings. Grimes applauded the county for improving its financial position over the last few years.
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Holistic Health Fair packs vendors with unusual offerings
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“You can’t go wrong doing Qigong,” says instructor Lisa Pasila of Bent Tree, at front. Qigong was just one of many classes, seminars and vendor demonstrations Saturday at the Holistic Health Fair in Roper Park community center.
If you were looking for belly-dancing (exercise that helps you “get in touch with the feminine and even some guys need to get in touch with their feminine side”);
Or, a sugar-foot rub (sugar removes toxins according to the massage therapist);
Or, a Qigong class ( “You can’t go wrong if you are doing Qigong”), the Holistic Health Fair Saturday at the Community Center in Roper Park brought them all to town.
Local crowds seemed a little thin but enthusiastic for a first–time event that brought more than 50 vendors, teachers and speakers here.
“In the twenty-first century, education, jobs and economic success are tied to digital infrastructure, and I’ve introduced the GO Act to increase broadband investment in rural America through smarter, simpler policies based on market competition.”
WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced the Gigabit Opportunity (GO) Act to promote broadband development in rural and economically disadvantaged areas.
Royston employees complete event developed by former Green Beret
Marshall Dixon, far right holding flag, Kyle Frantz, second from right, and Adam Swartz, gray shirt kneeling on far right, were three in their team of 19. This photo was taken after they completed the challenge.
A patch. An unassuming black-and-white patch embroidered with “GORUCK Tough” was the prize three Royston employees received after completing the most grueling 17-mile trek of their lives.
But to Marshall Dixon, Kyle Frantz and Adam Swartz that little patch means a heck of a lot more than all the t-shirts, fancy medals and other swag you get at most physical endurance challenges.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services Subcommittee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10), legislation to repeal and replace the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act:
“President Obama’s 2010 financial-sector takeover unleashed an avalanche of rules and regulations that killed countless jobs, and stifled the dreams of Main Street families and small businesses by limiting access to capital.
“Our Wall Street reform bill turns the page on President Obama’s misguided financial takeover. It strikes the right balance between protecting Americans’ financial future and eliminating unnecessary regulations so that more of Georgia’s families, entrepreneurs and businesses can grow and thrive.
“Importantly, our Wall Street reform bill also protects taxpayers. It ensures working families are never again asked to bail out any financial institution with their hard-earned tax dollars. It cuts the deficit by $24 billion and reforms the rogue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and brings it under the regular government funding process. Currently, CFPB spends hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year without congressional approval.”
More than 1,900 community financial institutions disappeared after Dodd-Frank was enacted in 2010.