| Snake Warning - Daytime Movers (6/25/2013) |
The snakes are buzzing on the ground!!!
Here are more of Georgia's non-venomous snakes that you are likely to see this summer.
Rat Snakes - the term "Rat Snake" really refers to a family of non-venomous snakes and not just one particular snake. This family of non-venomous snakes rang... more
| THREE MORE TOP REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR U.S. SENATE VISIT PICKENS COUNTY IN 2 WEEKS (6/25/2013) |
So you thought the 2014 election was a long way off? Wrong. The Republican candidates are getting out and visiting Georgians all over the state. The Pickens County Republican Party has offered two venues within two weeks and candidates have come.
On Saturday, June 22 at our Pickens County Com... more
| GEORGIA DOT CONTINUES ASPHALT REPAIR ON HIGHWAY 53 IN PICKENS COUNTY (6/24/2013)|
Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crews will resume their work on repairing the deteriorating asphalt spots on SR 53 in Pickens County. Work will proceed daily Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and ... more
| Inalfa Roof Systems brings 300 manufacturing jobs to Cherokee County (6/24/2013)|
Leading provider of vehicle roofing systems opens new North American plant
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Inalfa Roof Systems, a leading global supplier of vehicle roofing systems, will open a manufacturing plant in Cherokee County. The plant represents a $17.1 million investment and 300 jobs for Georgians.
“Inalfa joins the dynamic auto industry Georgia has cult...
| EXPOSING THE THREAT OF RADICAL ISLAM (6/21/2013) |
Get ready to have your perspective adjusted when Paul Marino comes to speak at the Pickens County Tea Party on June 25th beginning at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper. Not only is this program a result of many years of personal study of his own, educating himself on this topic bu... more
| Greg Burgess' Elvis Tribute Show at Old Tate Gym (6/21/2013) |
Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Pickens County's Greg Burgess recently took part in an Elvis Tribute competition in Tupelo, Mississippi. He will soon participate in a similar competition in Cherokee, North Carolina. Between those events, Greg will bring his acclaimed Elvis tribute to the Old Tate Gym on Saturday, June 29th.
| Marble Valley Friends Hall of Fame Inducts Two (6/21/2013) |
The night was wonderful, weather-wise. The Old Tate Gym was sparkling in decorations and atmospheric splendor. Justin Davis played the piano with enthusiasm and ultimate skill. A joyful, expectant crowd filled the table spaces. Dough Boys Cakes and Catering provided a delightful meal. Mr. George Arm... more
| 4-H FUN (6/20/2013) |
For many years past Pickens County students have enjoyed attending 4-H camp. For most 4-H’ers this is a time many will never forget! This year 4-H’ers attended camp during the week of June 3rd. What better place to camp than, Rock Eagle!!
On Monday morning, thirty-four 5th & 6th graders, two ... more
| CANNING PLANT OPENING DAY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 25TH (6/20/2013)|
The Pickens County Food Processing Facility, locally known as the "Canning Plant", is scheduled to begin operation for this summer on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.
The canning plant in Pickens County has been, as in many other communities in Georgia, a popular activity for many families during the ... more
| Pickens County 4-H Spring 2013 (6/20/2013)|
In this issue: Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (DPA, State Livestock Judging, Valentine Cards for Nursing Home, Drill Team, GA Jr. National Livestock Show, Jasper Farmer’s Market project, Snead Ag-Family Ag Day, S.A.F.E. Qualifying, & Scholarships....
| The Changing Picture of Pickens County Employment (6/20/2013) |
I recently called a friend from Pickens County who used to be involved in real estate and land development before the “Great Recession.” His cell phone number was the same but his current location and occupation was not. “What are you doing I asked?” “I am operating a bulldozer in North Dakota and ... more
| Summer Lunch from MUST Ministries (6/19/2013) |
Providing food to the children of Pickens County
Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program kicked off last week to deliver food to children that eat free and reduced cost lunches at school. Community Christian Fellowship Church on 127 Sanders Street in Jasper is the host site. They're currently delivering around 100 lunches daily, Monday through Frid... more
| A recipe for when you are waiting for the first tomato (6/18/2013)|
By now it’s bloomed. Maybe you even have little green ones. But what you want is that first delicious bite of a ripe, red, home grown tomato, weather you are anxiously awaiting your own tomatoes to get ready or anxiously awaiting them to show up at the farmers market. So here is a recipe you can ... more
| AMANDA ROGERS RECEIVES OPTIMIST CITIZENSHIP AWARD (6/18/2013) |
Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper awards a scholarship to a Pickens High School senior who exhibits outstanding citizenship at school and in the community. This year the PHS teachers chose Amanda Rogers to receive this award based on the criteria outlined by the Optimist Club of Jasper.
| Are You Ready to 'Move Up'? (6/18/2013) |
It occurred to me recently that we now have a whole generation of buyers who have become accustom to an abnormal real estate market. Sometime around the new millennium, the market started heating up because money was easy to get, and it got even easier. Because of that, around 2006 the market basica... more
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