Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Miss PHS Court! Makayla Payne, Mikaela Peters, Kym Elrod, Brittany Weaver, Rebecca Ball, Abby Tumey, Paula Pickett, Susannah Melton, Kari Henke, Emma Shipley-Schmitt
Mr. And Miss PHS voting will begin on Wednesday and Thursday. Computers for voting will be set up... more
As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 13.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit is pleased to announce the Mr. Ned Hillhouse of Jasper is now the proud owner of the John Deere Gator that was raffled off by the Auxiliary. The winning ticket was drawn at the Sheriff’s JeepFest on Saturday, September 6th. Congratulations, Mr. Hillhouse!
MEC Off to a Great Start (9/12/2014) 126 students enrolled at Mountain Education Charter High School Mountain Education Charter High School (MEC) is off to a great start. There are presently 126 students enrolled. Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School opened in fall of 2010. MEC is a non-traditional high school serving the students of North Georgia. We offer a unique opportunity to an... more
Mr. Rodney Martin, the head of the Pickens High School science department, was nominated as this year’s Teacher of the Year. This is because of his fellow teacher’s belief that his teaching ability and dedication makes him worthy of the title. He has exhibited this dedication and ability for all the... more
Four Legged Love From Archie (9/10/2014) Three month old, terrier mix, male puppy Hi, I am Archie, a real puppy. My mom was a Jack Russell and I am energetic and active. I like to play with sticks, especially with my brother, Ace, who is also here at the PAR Ranch. He has straight smooth, short hair and I am a black and white short rough coat. I think a rough coat is n... more
Four Legged Love From Cayenne (9/10/2014) Gray tabby declawed female cat I am Cayenne, a gray tabby cat who loves to dress up in clothes that make me look funny, or sassy, or beautiful, depending on my mood of the moment. And, I love sunning myself in a nice window. I have been spayed and declawed so I must stay inside. But that just means I can give you more purr... more
Four Legged Love From Keisha (9/10/2014) One Year old Rottweiler Mix Female Dog Hi, I am Keisha, a beautiful black and tan Rottweiler mix. My person will be proud of me because I am so pretty and I walk so well on a leash. I am young and playful and sweet. I already know basic commands and would love to learn more from someone who can spend time with me and teach me t... more
Kitten Season in Pickens County is in full swing! The Shelter has kittens of all colors, breeds, temperaments, and gender. They are alert, cute, soft, playful and fun. They climb, play, tumble over each other, chase toys and cuddle. It is double the fun to have two kittens and makes those diffi... more
Operation Christmas Child Kick-off Meeting (9/10/2014) How far can you drive on $7 of gas? Operation Christmas Child, a mission of Samaritan's Purse held an area meeting at Fellowship Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 28. The purpose was to kick off this year's gift box drive as well as to educate the participating congregations about the mission and to share ideas.
In addition ... more
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is pleased to announce a new concert series. Beginning Sunday, September 21, 2014, and continuing the third Sunday of each month through May, 2015, the church will present a free concert of sacred music at 3:30 P.M., followed by Choral Evensong, a short servic... more
A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.
An emaciated mud snake from Bulloch County tested positive last month for Snake Fungal Disease, according to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study... more
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