| Four Legged Love From J.R. (1/30/2014) |
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 J R, a two-year-old male Jack Russell. I am tan and... more
| Four Legged Love From Jake (1/30/2014) |
Due to some generous patrons who have prepaid the adoption fees, the Pickens Animal Control Shelter has several cats and kittens that are free to qualified homes.
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... more
| Free ‘Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Now Available (1/30/2014) |
Cabins, yurts, group getaways and new state park featured
With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published "2014 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites" is a handy resource f... more
| Friendship Force is about “faces not places” (1/30/2014) |
"The Friendship Force was introduced March 1, 1977 at the White House by President Jimmy Carter," stated Big Canoe FFI Chapter President Bob Anderson. Also, FFI was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1992.
"The Change the world one friend at a time" group was founded by Wayne Smith, a Presbyterian M... more
| Health Departments in North GA Health District Awarded Car Seat Mini-Grant Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time (1/30/2014)|
(Dalton, GA) - County health departments in North Georgia Health District 1-2, based in Dalton, were awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Injury Prevention.
Through the Mini-Grant, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County Health De... more
| Kaleigh Watters named PHS 2014 STAR Student (1/30/2014) |
Kaleigh Watters, a high school senior, has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Watters, daughter of Chris and Sue Watters of Jasper, selected Mrs. Susan Anderson as her STAR Te... more
| McIntyre Pushes For Tourism And Guardianship (1/30/2014) |
"We have been entrusted with a beautiful area so let’s push tourism as economic development and at the same time be guardians of the majestic mountains," stated community leader Amelia McIntyre. She is past president of Rotary, Citizen of the Year and active with the Chamber Tourism Committee.
| Pickens Chamber of Commerce January Breakfast (1/30/2014) |
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership breakfast on January 14, 2014 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Each month the breakfast is sponsored by a Chamber Member. The January Breakfast Sponsor was Frontline Capital Partners. The January Speaker was Gerry Nechvatal, Co... more
| Pickens County Chamber of Commerce January Business After-Hours (1/30/2014) |
Hosted by Dough Boys Cakes & Catering and Alvin Stewart Photography
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun and networking along with an opportunity to win some cash!
The January Business After Hours was hosted by Dough Boys Cakes & Cate... more
| PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESENT IMMIGRATION FROM THE HISPANIC/LATINO PERSPECTIVE AT FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING (1/30/2014)|
As natural born Americans of multiple ethnic backgrounds, we are disappointed when we hear both parties in the Congress talk about an immigration reform bill and then watch them take a position from which they refuse to budge. Many thought that when the issue was confronted in America 30 years ago ... more
| Ways to Save Energy During Record-Breaking Cold Temperatures (1/30/2014) |
Record-breaking cold temperatures are causing Georgia Power customers to experience higher than normal electric bills. Customers are heating their homes for much longer periods of time resulting in an increase in their electric usage.
Georgia Power wants to help you save money and energy this win... more
| CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS on January 30th (1/28/2014)|
Pikens County Schools closed for staff and students.
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
Pickens County Library
Pickens County Government
Chattahoochee Technical College
Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School
Foothills Dental Associates
| Deal declares state of emergency (1/28/2014) |
After consultation with GEMA Director Charley English and other state agency heads, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration related to the winter storm for the entire state of Georgia. The governor has delayed the opening of state government until noon tomorrow.
“Many parts o... more
| Notes from the Capitol by State Representative Rick Jasperse (1/24/2014) |
The General Assembly’s most crucial responsibility each session is to pass two balanced state budgets: an amended budget for the current fiscal year and a full budget for the following fiscal year. Last year I was appointed to the Appropriations Committee that works on Pre-K through 12 spending. I ... more
| Be a part of Wolfscratch Farm 2014 CSA! (1/23/2014)|
Wolfscratch Farm introduces a CSA Open Market this year. The market is open only to CSA members from which they can freely choose based on a weekly credit that will be determined by the plan you choose. See link below for more information. Deadline for sign-up as February 15th, 2014....