| **UDPATE: Body Found Off Worley Crossroads Identified (10/22/2014) |
Billy D. Roberson, age 40, of Blue Ridge, Georgia
PRESS RELEASE FROM PSO:
'On October 21, 2014 at approximately 15:45 pm, Pickens County deputies responded to a death investigation near Worley Crossroads in southern Pickens County.
Deputies discovered the body of Billy D. Roberson, age 40, of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Mr. Roberson was reported mi... more
| Jasper Lions Host Annual Veterans Day Parade (10/22/2014) |
Each year, the Jasper Lions Club hosts a parade to honor the veterans in our community. This year, the parade will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 10am in memory of Gene Henderson, and in honor of Immediate Past Lions President Danny Fink, both faithful members of the local chapter of the DAV.
| AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY W. BLACK AND COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARK WILLIAMS LAUNCH HUNTERS HELPING FARMERS PROGRAM (10/21/2014) |
Boars. Wild hogs. Feral Pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem. Especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program combining the efforts of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Geo... more
| Contest Recap for Pride of Pickens Band (10/21/2014) |
The Pride of Pickens band has had a successful competitive season. The first contest was at the Bowdon Invitational Marching Band Championships on September 27. This contest was designed specifically for bands in class 1, 2, and 3A. Band Director Michael Oubre said “In the Georgia Music Educators... more
| Energy Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly Households on November 3, 2014 (10/21/2014)|
The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts has announced the Energy Assistance Program will open for Homebound and Elderly Households on November 3, 2014.
All households participating in the program must provide verification and mee... more
| Four Legged Love From Baby (10/21/2014) |
Female, Shepherd Mix, female dog
Hi, I am Baby, a beautiful brindle colored shepherd mix female dog. I am mature and well behaved. I have lived here at the PAR Ranch a long time and I am really looking forward to finding a person or family to have as my very own and to love unconditionally. I am sweet, good-natured, gentl... more
| Four Legged Love From Ice (10/21/2014) |
Russian Blue Cat
Hello, I'm Ice, a gorgeous Russian Blue cat weighing about six pounds and solid gray. I like to purr when I am rubbed and petted. My brother Fire has already been adopted.
All the dogs and cats here are looking for a forever home they can fill with love and laughter. Visiting hours are 12... more
| Local Author Hank Hollensbe Releases Fifth Novel 'Telfair and Early, Lawmen' (10/21/2014) |
The novel is set in Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens, and Cavendish Counties
Hank Hollensbe has just epublished his fifth novel via Amazon's Kindle program, Telfair and Early, Lawmen.
The late novelist Robert B. Parker wrote four western novels: Appaloosa, Brimstone, Resolution, and Blue-Eyed Devil, all set in the west of post-Civil War America. Hank has kidna... more
| PACA Host Artist of the Quarter - Sharp Mountain Vineyards Open House (10/21/2014) |
Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance will host an evening of wine tasting, light hors d’oeuvers and music by The Orange Walls at Sharp Mountain Vineyards on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 pm. The event is open to the public. No reservations are required.
Sharp Mountain Vineyards are owned by Ron... more
| PHS Beta Club Induction (10/21/2014) |
The PHS Beta Club held its Candlelight Induction Ceremony on Monday evening October 13th. During the ceremony, Beta Club senior officers, Susannah Melton (President), Peyton Heath (Vice President), Andrew Haygood (Secretary), Jesse Brooks (Treasurer) & Haley Lacuesta (Historian), lit candles of whit... more
| PHS Theatre Hosting One-Act Competition This Saturday, October 25th (10/21/2014) |
Congratulations to the PHS Theatre Department in their outstanding community performances of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Thursday and Friday nights.
They will be hosting Region 7-AAAA One-Act Competition This Saturday, October 25th at Pickens High School. Entry for the day t... more
| Pumpkin is Champion at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/21/2014) |
Roxanne Janes unique pumpkin dessert won the Pumpkin vs. Sweet Potato competition; the voting public liked her cute little individual, ghostly, mini-cupcake sized cheesecakes since they were also delicious. As Champion, pumpkin will retain this title until next year’s rematch.
Ruth Poole, First... more
| Trick or Treat Hours on Halloween (10/21/2014) |
On Friday October 31, 2014, Halloween will be observed in the Jasper downtown business district from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.
"Trick or Treat" will follow in residential areas of Pickens County until 8:00pm.
At 3:30pm for pedestrian safety, Main Street will be closed from Spring Street north to ... more
| UNG Choral Concert at Fellowship Presbyterian Church (10/21/2014) |
Get ready to kick off the holiday season with an inspiring choral performance by the University of North Georgia’s Singers and Le Belle Voci, directed by Dr. John M. Broman, at Fellowship Presbyterian Church on Bent Tree Drive. These select ensembles, comprised of the best singers at UNG, will perf... more
| Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration 2015 Budget Meeting (Video) (10/20/2014)|