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  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise' (8/25/2013)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on August 10, 2013 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Every month the breakfast is sponsored by a Chamber Member. The August Breakfast Sponsor and caterer was Bojangles. Kristal Beavers of Bojangles gave Sponsor remarks... more
  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise'
  • Emilee Riley, Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion For Second Year (8/24/2013)

    On August 10th, Emilee Riley clinched the points lead and became Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion for the second year in a row. No rookie driver at GMP has ever been a two-time track champion. This is Emilee’s second year in the truck division and only been racing for four years, starting w... more
  • Emilee Riley, Gresham Motorsports Park Truck Champion For Second Year
  • TDS warns customers: Don’t get caught in phishing scam (8/22/2013)

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) has learned that some customers are receiving scam emails (see below). Known as phishing, the emails are fraudulent attempts to scam customers into providing email addresses and passwords. They suggest that TDS is expanding the customers email quota. “These ema... more
  • TDS warns customers: Don’t get caught in phishing scam
  • Two County Salsa Festival (8/22/2013)

    Saturday started out unseasonably cool and threatening rain but fortunately pleasant weather prevailed long enough for the for Salsa Festival to be a great success with an enthusiastic crowd. This was a “play off “event featuring all of the winners in the salsa contests that had been held at the Jas... more
  • Two County Salsa Festival
  • A Settlement Agreement reached between the City of Nelson and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (8/21/2013)
    Family Protection Ordinance to be amended
    In a Special Called Meeting on August 20, 2013, the City of Nelson reached a settlement agreement with Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pertaining to the Family Protection Ordinance. The Family Protection Ordinance allows law-abiding Nelson citizens the legal right to keep a firearm in their ho... more
  • A Settlement Agreement reached between the City of Nelson and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year (8/21/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) A new semester and school year got off to a rainy start Monday at Chattahoochee Technical College. Georgia’s largest technical college begins classes on August 19 with changes for the new semester with approximately 10,700 students of which more than 3,100 were new. “This is alwa... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year
  • COMING SOON! SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE YOUTH WRITING CONTEST (8/21/2013)

    The annual Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest will be announced in Mid-September. Full details of contest rules, entry deadlines, and this year's theme will be announced in The Pickens County Progress and online at www.pickensprogressonline.com and www.KnowPickens.com. The contes... more
  • COMING SOON! SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE YOUTH WRITING CONTEST
  • Four Legged Love From Bess (8/21/2013)

    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 one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Bess, a female, eight-month-old Chocolate Br... more
  • Four Legged Love From Bess
  • Hoedown Day proclaimed in Pickens County (8/21/2013)

    The Pickens County commissioners have proclaimed Saturday, September 14 as Good Samaritan Hoedown Day. That’s the day of the annual Hoedown will be held at the Lowe Barn starting at 5:00 p.m. to raise money for the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness center in Jasper. Hoping to meet or exceed last... more
  • Hoedown Day proclaimed in Pickens County
  • North GA Falcons Home Opener (8/21/2013)

    The North Georgia Falcons kicked off 2013 season with a win in their August 16, 2013 home opener 31-0 against Fulton Leadership Academy. They look forward to a strong season after winning the 2012 GFC West Division, finishing with a 7 - 4 record. “Our Falcons should again win the West Divisio... more
  • North GA Falcons Home Opener
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office increasing Presence at Local Schools (8/21/2013)

    The Pickens Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Pickens County Board of Education to increase a law enforcement presence in and around all local schools. In light of the recent shooting incident that occurred in Decatur, Georgia, our office is remaining diligent in protecting our students. ... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office increasing Presence at Local Schools
  • Volunteer Meeting to Support Animal Shelter of Pickens County (8/21/2013)
    Saturday, August 24th, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    There is going to be an ALL VOLUNTEER Meeting for those pets lovers interested in showing their support for the Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00am - 10:30am at the Dean Center Meeting Room at Amicalola EMC on Camp Road. If you've been feeling a tug at your heart to do more to m... more
  • Volunteer Meeting to Support Animal Shelter of Pickens County
  • Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. thanks Jasper PD Officers (8/20/2013)
    Jasper Police Department, Officer Patterson, and Officer Knight recognized for their outstanding effort to help a family in crisis.
    Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. serves the three counties of Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. It is our mission is to educate, provide peer-to-peer support, facilitate self-esteem building workshops, and offer community awareness event... more
  • Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. thanks Jasper PD Officers
  • New Dean Named for Chattahoochee Tech’s Division of Arts & Sciences (8/20/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) Chattahoochee Technical College has named Jason Tanner of Woodstock the new Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgia’s largest technical college. His appointment, which will be effective Sept. 1, 2013, concludes a search to fill the position that was left open after the former Dean of Ar... more
  • New Dean Named for Chattahoochee Tech’s Division of Arts & Sciences
  • PICKENS FERST RECEIVES CAT OF THE WEEK AWARD (8/20/2013)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy received recognition from Georgia Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy as the CAT (Community Action Team) of the week for the week of August 12-16, 2013. They received a Certificate of Appreciation “for bringing the love of reading to children in P... more
  • PICKENS FERST RECEIVES CAT OF THE WEEK AWARD
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