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  • Daniel Bell Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education Seat (3/10/2014)

    My name is Daniel Bell. I am announcing my candidacy for the Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education seat in the May 20th, 2014, Republican Primary. I was born and raised in Pickens County. I graduated from Pickens High School and Pickens Technical School in 1988 as a dual-enrolled student whe... more
  • Daniel Bell Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education Seat
  • Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet (3/10/2014)
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (drop in)
    The Pickens County Democratic Committee is sponsoring a Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet on March 11, 2014. The Drop In event will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pickens County Community Center on Camp Road in Jasper, Georgia. Candidates attending will be on the Democratic ballot in... more
  • Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet
  • Hightower Lodge to Host Mystery Thriller Author (3/10/2014)
    March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
    In late January 2010, E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F&AM, Nelson, Georgia hosted author Michael Karpovage as he introduced the public to his first mystery thriller, Crown of Serpents. Karpovage has just released his second novel, Map of Thieves, and again has chosen Hightower Lodge to kick off his publ... more
  • Hightower Lodge to Host Mystery Thriller Author
  • Local Volunteers to Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research (3/10/2014)
    St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money for lifesaving research
    The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, April 5th, where men, women and children will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with ... more
  • Local Volunteers to Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research
  • Spending Associated with Chattahoochee Technical College has more than $100 Million Impact in Region (3/10/2014)
    UGA economist: technical colleges are ‘an enduring pillar’ of state’s regional economy
    (Marietta, Ga.) How much does the six county area served by Chattahoochee Technical College benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college? According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of... more
  • Spending Associated with Chattahoochee Technical College has more than $100 Million Impact in Region
  • Wendy Lowe Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Pickens County School Board Post 2 (3/10/2014)

    I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Pickens County School Board Post 2 in the Republican Primary to be held May 20, 2014. It has been such an honor to serve the community in this capacity and as the board chair for the past three years. I was humbled by the outpouring of co... more
  • Wendy Lowe Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Pickens County School Board Post 2
  • ***Qualifying Ended Today for Candidates for District 1 Commissioner and Board of Education Post 2, 3 & 5 (3/7/2014)

    Qualifying has ended for candidates for Pickens County District 1 Commissioner and Pickens County Board of Education Post 2, 3 & 5. Below are the candidates, which are all running as Republicans in the May 20th Primary Election. District 1 Commissioner Jerry Barnes (Incumbent) Bar... more
  • Deal: Federal disaster declaration granted for 39 counties (3/7/2014)

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that President Obama approved his request for a major disaster declaration for 39 counties that sustained damage the Feb. 10-14 winter storm. The declaration allows for the federal government to reimburse 75 percent of eligible expenditures and damage costs. "The... more
  • Deal: Federal disaster declaration granted for 39 counties
  • Pickens County Board of Education Candidate Forum at Republican Party Meeting (3/7/2014)
    March 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m
    Pickens County Board of Education members will attend a candidate forum on March 11th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This forum will be hosted by the Pickens County Republican Party. The meeting will be held at the Pickens County Administrative Center, 1266 E Church Street, Jasper, Georgia. ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Candidate Forum at Republican Party Meeting
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2014 Report (3/7/2014)
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  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2014 Report
  • Tater Patch Players 'No Sex Please, We're British' Opens March 7th (3/7/2014)

    This Friday night, one of the funniest comedies you've ever seen will appear on the Tater Patch Players stage. No Sex Please, We're British is a zany play that ran for years in London and now is here for your enjoyment. A stuffy bank manager and his young wife have moved in above the sub-branch ba... more
  • Tater Patch Players 'No Sex Please, We're British' Opens March 7th
  • Charles O. Hendrix of Pickens County Enters Race for Georgia House District 11 (3/5/2014)

    Democrat Charles O. Hendrix Jr., a resident of Fairmount, Pickens County, has announced his candidacy for Georgia House of Representatives District 11. Hendrix qualified yesterday, March 3, on the first official day of candidate qualification for 2014. "I served my country for more than 20 years ... more
  • Charles O. Hendrix of Pickens County Enters Race for Georgia House District 11
  • Four Legged Love From Cole (3/5/2014)
    Two year old male Bulldog Mix dog
    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 Cole, one special guy. One reason I am special ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Cole
  • Four Legged Love From DIAMOND (3/5/2014)
    Four-year-old Female American Bulldog Mix
    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: Hi, I am Diamond and my eyes sparkle with love. I weigh a... more
  • Four Legged Love From DIAMOND
  • JYSA Wrestlers Qualified for State (3/5/2014)

    Congratulations to the JYSA Wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament. Zack Grizzle Landon Poole Ryken Haney Isaiah Williams Dominic Perry Michael Hernandez Lane Perry Dylan Fuqua Sam Stout. Isaiah Williams made it to the State Consolation Semi-finals. Landon Poole placed 4t... more
  • JYSA Wrestlers Qualified for State
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