Dragon wrestlers and coaches at the Region Dual tournament last weekend. The team will compete in the State Dual Tournament this weekend at Jefferson High School.
The Pickens Wrestling team competed in the Region Dual tournament over the weekend. The Dragons first match was against Cedartown. The team scored a 55-18 victory bolstered by pins from CJ Murphy, Chase Nelson, Mason Powell, and Zak Price.
In the next round, the team faced off against Northwest Whitfield who had placed fourth in the state tournament the previous year. While the team fought hard, a few missed opportunities led to a 53-18 defeat.
The next dual against Southeast Whitfield would determine whether the Dragons would proceed to the state playoffs.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp thanked the growing team of grocery store and supermarket companies operating in Georgia who are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to their customers. Publix, Kroger, and Ingles, have all started providing limited vaccine appointments at select locations at stores in Georgia.
"As we continue to enroll more providers in vaccine distribution and administration, it is vital for the state to work closely with Georgia's business community - including fantastic grocery store companies like Public, Kroger, and Ingles - to get shots in arms as quickly and safely as possible," said Governor Kemp. "I greatly appreciate these private sector partners for their willingness to partner with local and state public health officials to ramp up vaccine distribution."
For more information on vaccine appointments at these stores, visit the links below:
Additional information on Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
Additional information on Kroger COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
Additional information on Ingles COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
Press Release from
North Georgia Health District 1-2
Georgia Department of Public Health
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.
Press Release Pickens County School District
Monday, January 18, 2021, is a holiday for students and staff in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, students enrolled in traditional school will continue distance learning using the itsLearning platform and students enrolled in Pickens Virtual Academy will continue working on Pearson Connexus.We will announce school plans for the week of January 25, 2021, no later than next Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that Pickens County again has the highest per capita yearly income in our 15-county northwest Georgia region at $48,493.
Pickens per capita income rose 1.93 percent from $47,572 in 2018 to $48,493 in 2019, according to the latest figures. That is $257 above the state of Georgia’s per capita personal income of $48,236 for 2019.
Per capita personal income is total income of all individuals divided by the population. Despite being just the 10th most populated county in our northwest region with 32,591 residents, Pickens’ income ranked the highest.
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