| Pickens GOP Awards Local Senior for Excellence at PHS Awards Ceremony (5/12/2014) |
Katie O’Shields received a special scholarhip award from the Pickens County Republican Party on May 6 during the PHS Awards Ceremony. She received the award for her essay and interview on the 4th Amendment.
Teb Bowman, Chairman of the PC GOP, proudly presented the $500 award to help further he... more
| Play On! Coming to the Tater Patch Players Stage in June (5/12/2014) |
The play within a play, written by Rick Abbot, is a peek inside the inner workings of a community theater. Money is tight for many theaters, and the opportunity to stage a play without paying royalties is a temptation, but is it a good idea?
Local playwright Phyllis Montague, has written her firs... more
| Retired Educators to Present Awards and Recognitions (5/12/2014) |
The Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will hold its May meeting on the 14th at United Community Bank. The catered lunch will begin at 11:00 A.M. with the business session following at noon.
Program Chair Kathy Wallace announces that the program will concentrate on recognitions ... more
| Taste of the Season at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/12/2014) |
Want some new ideas for how to prepare the spring vegetables that are available at the Jasper Farmers Market now? Would you like to have samples and recipes? One of the more popular market events is the ‘Taste of the Season” and it is coming up this Saturday. The talented cooks preparing and pres... more
| THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (5/12/2014) |
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. This is a subject that the Supreme Court of the U. S. (SCOTUS) has visited several times since it’s inclusion in the U.S. Constitution. For more detail on decisions prior ... more
| Watch for LEOS (5/12/2014) |
LEGS are frequenting the byways of Pickens County. These LEOS are not dangerous wandering lions, but the student segments of the Jasper Lions Club. Jasper Lions sponsor LEO Clubs at Pickens High School, Pickens County Middle School and Jasper Middle School. The acronym LEO stands for Leadership, Exp... more
| Georgia State Park Gift Cards Now Available (5/9/2014) |
Gift ideas include camping, cabins, boat tours and golf
(ATLANTA) -- Searching for the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast? Georgia State Parks now offer gift cards that can be used for campsites, cabins, yurts, retail shops, picnic shelters, historic sites, boat rentals, golf and numerous other outdoor activities. Some popular sites to redeem the car... more
| Lodge and Police Combine Forces (5/9/2014) |
Public Safety Day on June 7th
On June 7, 2014, the City of Nelson will host the biggest event to come to town in many years. Nelson Police Department and E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F & AM will join forces. They are co-sponsoring the first ever Public Safety Day. The event will begin at 11 AM and end at 3 PM.
During this event... more
| Summer Camps 2014 Creative and Performing Arts Academy (5/8/2014) |
Creative and Performing Arts Academy is offering the following Summer Camps:
Campers get to 'try-it' for many different art forms including violin, cello, acting, guitar, drums, vocal, art, piano and more during a fun filled camp the week of June 9th – 13th.
-Ages 5-8, 9:00a... more
| Next Week is 'Paint the Town Purple' (5/7/2014) |
Preceding Relay for Life of Pickens County on May 17th
Next week is the 'Paint the Town Purple' event preceding Relay for Life of Pickens County on May 17th. Merchants/Businesses will be decorating their stores purple (other colors as well that represent Cancers) for a chance to claim the 'purple' traveling trophy for the year. Voting will be held on Kn... more
| THE SUBJECT OF THIS WEEK’S TEA PARTY CONVERSATION IS THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM (5/7/2014) |
HISTORY OF THE U.S. REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM: The U.S. has a proud history of admitting refugees of special humanitarian concern into the country. Following the admission of over 250,000 displaced Europeans in the wake of World War II, the first refugee legislation enacted by the U.S. Congress ... more
| Does your Mom deserve a Mother's Day Makeover? (5/6/2014) |
Enter her in Coco's Cottage Makeover Contest by May 7th
Coco's Cottage and local businesses want to give your Mother a big Surprise and pamper her for Mother's Day. Enter her in the Second Annual Mother's Day Makeover Contest by May 7th by telling a little bit about your Mom -- what makes her so incredible and why she deserves an extra special Mother's ... more
| Marble Hill Entrepreneur Steve Moranos Earns Multiple Awards (5/6/2014) |
Allstate agency owner recognized for outstanding customer service and sales success
As a business leader and involved citizen in the Marble Hill and Big Canoe area, Allstate agency owner Steve Moranos has received a number of awards and designations for his work and service to customers. He has owned his agency in Marble Hill since 2007.
Moranos received the Agency of the Year a... more
| Donate to Support Disaster Relief (5/5/2014) |
Help people affected by disaster like the recent tornadoes, storms and countless other crises.
Your Gift Can Help Provide:
Food & Shelter
Thank you for your generosity. Your gift will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, helping people affected ... more
| Four Legged Love From Blossom (5/5/2014) |
Two-year-old, domestic short hair mix female cat
If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hello, I am Blossom a beautiful black and tan lady. I and ... more