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.
Motorists will see improvements to over 30 Pickens County roads this year, thanks in part to the state’s Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG).
Every year the county and the city of Jasper apply for grant money from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s program, which will provide $120 million in resurfacing and other roads projects across the state in 2017. The local governing authorities are required to provide 30 percent matching funds.
See full list of roads in this week's print or online editions.
Saturday market to feature Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener
Floyd Reed behind his remarkable birdhouses at last Saturday’s market.
By Darla Huffman,
The Pickens Master Gardeners will be at the market this Saturday, June 10, for more of the “Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener” series. This month’s topics will be hydroponics, gardening to attract birds and a how-to demonstration of propagation techniques. Diane Nelson and other volunteers will be available to present these and to answer gardening questions from 7:30 to 12:00 noon.
620 snack bags served weekly during past school year
The Weekend Snack Program is a program that works to ensure that students in the Pickens County School System have sufficient food during their weekends away from school. This program is a coalition churches, non-profit organizations and individuals who are interested in meeting the food needs of our students. The program operates through CARES, a local non-profit for food, but it not funded by CARES and is self-supporting. This is the 5th year the food program has been in operation.
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.