Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Supporting America’s Innovators Act (H.R. 1219), bipartisan legislation encouraging venture capitalists to invest in rural entrepreneurs:
“Small businesses and the entrepreneurs that create them are the backbone of our nation’s economy. But the Great Recession and the overregulation that followed has made it harder for entrepreneurs to access the capital necessary to start or expand their business, especially in rural areas like Northwest Georgia. This bill makes reforms that encourage venture capitalists to invest in rural small businesses, which will help create good-paying jobs in rural communities throughout Georgia and across the country.”
Chris Wallace and family. Wallace has been appointed as PHS principal.
Jasper, Georgia — The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Wallace as Principal of Pickens High School, effective this summer. Mr. Wallace has served the district since 2008, most recently as Assistant Principal at Hill City Elementary. Prior to his current position, he served as Assistant Principal and Director of Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) at Pickens High School.
[This is the second of a two-part series. The first looked at the city’s sewage system and future options. It is available from the March 2nd edition.]
Because of the extended drought and relatively dry winter, the city of Jasper’s water supply is at roughly the same level now as it usually is in July of most years. But officials say the worst-case scenarios involve only tighter restrictions on outdoor use.
The mayor and water department superintendent are confident the city will be able to meet all demands for homes this year even if we see drought again.
“Extreme drought makes us do extreme things, but we will keep water in the lines,” Mayor John Weaver said in an interview earlier in March.
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A project thought dead in the water is back on its feet. Three sections of the former North Georgia Boys & Girls Club facility at Roper Park have been moved to their new home at the Pickens County Airport.
The triple-wide trailer some thought was in danger of being ruined before it could be moved from Roper Park to the airport has made its way to its new home, and airport officials are excited about renovating it and relocating from their smaller base/pilots’ lounge.
But for weeks the project appeared to have puttered out, with one of two other bidders saying he warned county officials they should be cautious proceeding with the low bid to move the trailer – a project that sat stalled for weeks with debris scattered around the disassembled mobile home at Roper Park. The project was awarded to Shannon’s Mobile Home and Grading for $20,000. The two other bids were over $70,000.
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