| Gina Pendley named Georgia Mountains Hospice Interim Executive Director (8/25/2012) |
July 25, 2012, the Georgia Mountains Hospice (GMH) Board of Directors named Gina Pendley, Interim Executive Director. Gina has worked with GMH for seventeen years in many capacities, including Director of Community Events & Fundraising, as well as the Volunteer Coordinator. Gina is involved in man... more
| Music Blooms on Labor Day at Gibbs Gardens (8/25/2012) |
Gibbs Gardens music festival celebrates September
Celebrate September with live music at Gibbs Gardens. Start off your month on a high note with our signature 'Music in the Gardens' on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3.
Experience one of the nationís most spectacular gardens to the sounds of live music. Strolling violinists and flutists will greet you i... more
| Jasper City Park (Duck Pond) Closed for Renovations (8/24/2012) |
Jasper City Park (aka the Duck Pond) will be closed due to renovations starting Friday, August 24 for at least one month. Tennis Courts and Walking Trail closed as well. The baseball fields are the only thing that will remain open. ... more
| Make Your Vote Count! Go Online to Vote for New Wildlife Tag Designs (8/24/2012) |
Deadline to Vote is September 15
Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants the public to help select the best tag design.
Georgians can vote for the new wildlife tags at www.ge... more
| Public Health Officials Urge Protection From Mosquitoes (8/24/2012)|
21 Confirmed Cases, Including Three Deaths of WNV in Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is calling on all Georgians to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. DPH has identified 21 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state. Three cases have been fatal.
Confirmed cases are in the following counties:
1 - Bartow
3 ... more
| Video from Public Meeting on the Notice of Property Tax Increase (8/24/2012)|
Last public hearing on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Pickens County Government has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in the property taxes by 9.19% over the rollback millage rate.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that
a rollback millage rate must be comput...
| Where Did All the 'Experts' Go? (8/24/2012) |
I was just daydreaming about a day many years ago when I was hunting turkeys. It was a gorgeous spring morning and I was just-a-blowiní away on that call. I had a gobbler coming in very close, and I was really impressed at what a master turkey hunter I had become. Glowing in success, I decided to pu... more
| ***Unofficial Results in the Primary Election Runoff (8/22/2012) |
Sosebee wins DA; Barnes wins Commissioner Post 1; Collins wins 9th Congressional District
Those waiting for results at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office were instructed to check out the Secretary of State's website for results. At the time of this writing the results are as follows:
Joe Hendricks lead Pickens County but Alison Sosebee was the overal... more
| Day's Chevrolet Ribbon Cutting (8/21/2012) |
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Dayís Chevrolet on their ribbon cutting, held July 27, 2012. Dayís Chevrolet has a long standing history of giving family friendly service to the surrounding community.
In the fall of 1959, Levi Day opened Dayís Chevrolet in the small... more
| GEORGIA DOT SCHEDULES GUARDRAIL REPAIR ON STATE ROUTES IN CHEDOKEE AND PICKENS COUNTIES (8/21/2012)|
Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
GDOTís Maintenance crews will be repairing the guardrail on SR 20 at mile marker 6; and SR 515 at mile markers 7, 8 and 12 in Pickens County from Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m... more
| Keep Pickens Beautiful will be at the Jasper Farmers' Market This Saturday Too (8/21/2012) |
Keep Pickens Beautiful invited shoppers at the Saturday Pickens County Farmers Market, located at Lee Newton Park park and ride, to learn more about KPB. Shoppers were given the opportunity to become members, adopt a road or to simply gather information about the organization.
If you would l... more
| LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS FEATURED ON WSB-TV/Channel 2 (8/21/2012) |
People 2 People Program Highlights Pickens County Clubs and Fundraising Efforts
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia was featured on the August 19th edition of WSB-TVís community program People 2 People.
People 2 People is a weekly, half-hour public affairs program, airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WSB-TV/Channel 2.
A WSB-TV camera crew visited Pickens County to see the... more
| Rain at the Jasper Farmers Market (8/21/2012) |
It was a vendor chasing down pour. A few stalwart customers came, even in the worst of it. One drove right up in front of a vegetable vendors tent and bought some beans. Generally drive through shopping is forbidden at the farmers market, but it was extraordinary circumstances. It was the craft... more
| Responsible Breeding (8/21/2012) |
Have you ever thought about breeding your dog or cat? If you are thinking about it, it's a big decision. There are some important questions you should ask yourself before you consider taking on such a big responsibility.
First, is your pet healthy enough to breed? If you are considering breeding,... more
| Runoff for the Primary Election Today (8/21/2012) |
Today is Primary Election Runoff with the following races depending on your residence:
Commissioner Post 1
Jerry Barnes and Marty Callahan
Joe Hendricks and Alison Sosebee
9th Congressional District
Doug Collins and Martha Zoller
Results will be available tonig... more
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