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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 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
  • Georgians invited to celebrate “Your State Parks Day” (8/19/2013)
    Free Admission on September 28
    Put away your wallet and pull out your work gloves. Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 28 as part of the statewide “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, with support from ... more
  • Georgians invited to celebrate “Your State Parks Day”
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Survey (8/16/2013)

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  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Survey
  • Burnt Mountain Matters August 2013 (8/15/2013)
    Newsletter for Burnt Mountain Center
    BMC Celebrates 40 Years! The Pickens County Training Center was founded in March of 1973. Now called Burnt Mountain Center, it’s mission was to advocate and provide services and support for individuals with disabilities. More than 40 years later, the center has not only strived to make that mi... more
  • Burnt Mountain Matters August 2013
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER CONTINUES COMMUNITY DONATIONS (8/15/2013)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper met on August 15th for their second N.O.W. breakfast (New Optimists). The club continued making donations to Pickens County organizations that provide services to the youth of our community and help the Optimists meet their mission of “bringing out the best in kids”. F... more
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER CONTINUES COMMUNITY DONATIONS
  • Four Legged Love From Willow (8/13/2013)

    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 Willow, a four month old female black short ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Willow
  • New Student Grant Opens New Opportunities at Chattahoochee Tech (8/13/2013)

    A new grant approved in Georgia’s 2013 Legislative Session will now be an option for qualified students at Chattahoochee Technical College. Under Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant Award, Chattahoochee Technical College students who are receiving the HOPE Grant may also be el... more
  • New Student Grant Opens New Opportunities at Chattahoochee Tech
  • So You Still Think You Can Survive? But Can You Still Communicate? ask the TEA Party. (8/13/2013)
    Monthly meeting August 27th at 7 p.m.
    "We have become very complacent on the ability to pick up a phone, dial a number and be taking to a party on the other end of the line for whatever reason. We get our emails, send letters, data, photo’s or most anything we can scan into the system. But suppose tomorrow you turn on your computer a... more
  • So You Still Think You Can Survive?  But Can You Still Communicate? ask the TEA Party.
  • SQUIRREL HUNTING SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15TH (8/13/2013)

    Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a gre... more
  • SQUIRREL HUNTING SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15TH
  • Young Actors Project (YAP) Auditions for 'A Bagful of Fables' (8/13/2013)
    Saturday, August 17th, from 10 am till noon at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy
    Young Actors Project (YAP) would like to announce auditions for its next production, A Bagful of Fables. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 17th, from 10 am till noon at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy. Ellen Painter will be directing with assistance from Bay Cagle. The direct... more
  • Young Actors Project (YAP) Auditions for 'A Bagful of Fables'
  • Canning Plant Schedule Change (8/12/2013)
    Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August
    The Pickens County Canning Plant has changed its schedule to Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August. This schedule change takes place each year due to school being back in session. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the staff has had to back up the opening tim... more
  • Local 4-Hers participate in Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (8/9/2013)

    Two of our local 4-Hers are participating in the Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (YAY). Andrew Haygood, Junior at Pickens High School and Laney Bledsoe, Freshman at Pickens High School have decided to step up to this challenge and test their “horse skills”. Youth and Yearling (YAY) is a pro... more
  • Local 4-Hers participate in Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge
  • Four Legged Love From Doc's Pups (8/8/2013)

    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 Mowgli, one of Doc’s Christmas puppies. I a... more
  • Four Legged Love From Doc's Pups
  • Phase One Salsa Contest Done (8/8/2013)

    It’s a dog show when Dr. Chester comes to the market. Tiny Chihuahuas to looming GreatDanes, exotic breeds or multifaceted mutts, they are all here for a visit to the vet and they are having so much fun they hardly notice they are getting shots. Cats, on the other hand, in their carriers, look ei... more
  • Phase One Salsa Contest Done
  • Conditions in Pickens County from Flooding (8/7/2013)

    Work is continuing throughout Pickens County and the City of Jasper to make roadways safe throughout Pickens County. Below is a summary of some of the affected areas throughout Pickens County: • Hwy 136 East was affected in numerous areas. A Mudslide, several trees in the roadway and water cross... more
  • Conditions in Pickens County from Flooding
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