Studies show a strong correlation between eating breakfast and better school performance among children.
On May 9th, 2017 the Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that Georgia’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $61.1 billion in business sales in 2016, up 3.5 percent over the previous year and 34 percent higher than its pre-recession level in 2008.
Visitor spending was estimated at $3.2 billion in state and local tax revenues.
The state department gets its data from the U.S. Travel Association, which they pay to conduct annual Travel Economic Impact studies for Georgia. This study presents estimates of travel and its economic impact on Georgia at the state, region and county levels.
Ryan Keeter, a 19-year career employee, succeeds President and CEO John Trammell
The Board of Directors of Community Bank of Pickens County announces the promotion of Ryan Keeter to president. Keeter, an employee of the bank since its inception in 2000, began his career as a loan officer and most recently served as chief credit officer and executive vice president. Ryan was elected to serve on the Board in January 2018.
“Ryan Keeter has the deep experience and caliber to lead this institution,” said Board Member Phillip Landrum, III.
Last week, the Progress reported that multiple deer carcasses had been illegally dumped on a road behind the commercial area off Highway 515 – a problem spot for animal carcass dumping in the county.
After the article was published, a nearby resident who has complained about deer carcass dumping on the same road in the past called the Progress and weighed in on the gravity of the situation. The man, who wished to remain anonymous because of potential backlash, said he had personally counted 138 deer carcasses on the road in the last four years.
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Meth, Xanax, marijuana, a firearm and a load of cash were seized at the traffic stop.
In what is possibly the first traffic stop of a taxi in Pickens County, a deputy found the passenger in possession of drugs, scales commonly used for selling drugs, a handgun, two knives and $1,432 in cash Feb. 23.
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