| PLENTY OF FUN, FREE EVENTS DURING NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY - Come celebrate at an exciting event near you! (9/11/2012) |
September 22 is National Hunting and Fishing Day
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) - Fun events, plenty of activities and celebrating the passion for the outdoors is just what you will find at one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, according to the Georgia Department of Natura... more
| 2012 Pickens County Millage Rate to be Set Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. (9/10/2012)|
A special called meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Conference Room (Ste. 168) located at 1266 E. Church Street, Jasper, GA. to set the 2012 millage rate for Pickens County.... more
| 2012 Salaries for Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Tax Commissioner, Magistrate Judge, Probate Judge and Sheriff (9/10/2012) |
A request was made for the local government salaries and below is a list with a link to the worksheets determining the amount.
Tax Commissioner (Sharon Troglin) - $69,005.79
Clerk of Court (Gail Brown) - $67,656.75
Commissioner (Robert P. Jones) - $105,731.20
Chief Magistrate (Allen Wigi... more
| Miss Georgia Marble Winners (9/10/2012) |
Photos and Video to come
Tiny Miss Georgia Marble
Ansleigh Elizabeth Johnson
Parents: Bryan & Misty Johnson
1st Alternate: Emmalyn Rose Walker
Parents: Dennis & Nicole Walker
2nd Alternate: Macee Grace Alford
Parents: Brent & Desiree Alford
Petite Miss GA Marble
Ava Madda... more
| Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest and Show During The Month of October (9/7/2012) |
Application Deadline is September 24th
Burnt Mountain Trading Company is hosting Jasper’s First (to be annual?) Scarecrow Contest titled “Boo-Who?” Event will be held at Burnt Mountain Trading Company and will run the month of October. The scarecrows will be on display along Church, Mark Whitfield, & Richard Streets. Very visible loca... more
| Technical College System of Georgia State Board Approves Tuition Increase for 2013 (9/7/2012) |
Increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year
(Atlanta) - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia today approved the system’s request for a tuition increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year.
“State resources continue to be tight,” said Chattahoochee Technical College President Ron Newcomb. “In order to... more
| Cool Springs Baptist Church to Participate in National ‘Back to Church Sunday’ Sept. 16 (9/6/2012) |
“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate, near Jasper, at 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Everyone is welcome to attend.
National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochu... more
| Four Legged Love From Sadie (9/6/2012) |
The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love.
Hi, I am Sadie. I am a lovely female tabby and white short hair domestic cat. I was with an elderly lady who could no longer care for me. She had a nice quiet home and that is the kind of home I am looking for. I ... more
| Jasper Mayor Weaver Explains Jasper City Park Renovations (9/6/2012) |
Jasper Mayor John Weaver explains the renovations to the Jasper City Park (aka the Duck Pond). The fish and 31 ducks were relocated in order to drain the pond to repair the drain and add fill dirt to bring the water level up.
Plans are to be finished by the Marble Festival on October 6th, but ... more
| Keep Pickens Beautiful Conducting A Survey (9/6/2012)|
| KPB and ‘Nettes team up for recycling (9/6/2012) |
Keep Pickens Beautiful donated a steel drum recycling bin to the Pickens County High School Dragonettes. The barrel will be used during their softball games to collect and recycle water bottles. Ann Wall assistant girls softball coach and environmental leader at the school encourages recycling in ... more
| RaceTrac Expanding Without Closing (9/6/2012) |
The RaceTrac on Hwy. 515 will begin construction on their new 5,928 sq. ft. building in the next few weeks. During the construction, they'll remain open by using the building that was formally Cartersville Jewelry Exchange. Construction is expected to last three to four months.
| WEST NILE AND THE SOUTHERN HOUSE MOSQUITO (9/6/2012) |
The West Nile Virus was introduced into the United States in 1999 and quickly spread throughout the nation. The virus lives in bird populations and is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then a human. Of persons who become infected, only about twenty percent will develop any symptoms ... more
| Friends, supporters, and voters (9/5/2012) |
After traveling through our county, meeting with voters and discussing issues most pertinent to the people of our whole county- my 2012 campaign for District 1 West Commissioner will end and I wish Jerry Barnes , Mitt Romney, and Republican party success in November.
We lost this battle but I’m... more
| Sheriff Donnie Craig is seeking input from the Community with Survey & Town Hall Meeting (9/5/2012) |
Town Hall Meeting on September 27th @ 6:00 p.m.
Responding to the citizen’s concerns regarding government spending, Sheriff Donnie Craig is asking for the community’s input as it relates to how the Office spends money. During recent public meetings with the County Commissioner, several citizens have been demanding that government reduce spending.... more