PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
With less than three weeks out before opening the gates of the Bluegrass Charity Festival 2015, excitement is starting to stir here in Pickens County. Be sure and mark your calendars not to miss this 3 day extravaganza May 8-10. Great food, one of a kind craft selections and specialty retails will... more
April 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Pickens County will host an "Information Meeting" for the general public on Thursday evening, April 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Habitat office located at 135 Cares Way in Jasper. Habitat Family Selection Committee members will be on hand to describe changes to the p... more
(Marietta, Ga.) This May more than 2,500 graduates of Georgia’s largest technical college will be honored in a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Representing graduates from Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, more than 300 graduates are expected to walk in the ceremony. Sche... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper chartered a new JOOI Club on March 25, 2015 at Wildwood Christian Academy. Optimist Club of Jasper president, Larry Starr, presented the JOOI Charter to Principal Bill Shellnut and Sponsor/Advisor, Chuck Taylor on that day. This club joins two other JOOI Clubs in Picke... more
The Pickens County Middle School (PCMS) PTSA would like to thank everyone who has clipped and sent in Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education this school year. Due to all the Box Tops collected, the PCMS PSTA was able to purchase and AED (automated external defibrillator) for the PCMS Gym... more
Video announcement during the Pickens Chamber Breakfast
During the Pickens Chamber of Commerce April Breakfast, the 10 FERST Wanted Suspects were announced by 'Judge' Jeff Downing (video to the left). They are: Ron "Indiana" Barnes, Berkshire Hathaway Realty CHARGED WITH Digging up Property Brad "The Inspector" Bledsoe, Bledsoe Inspections CHARG... more
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In this issue: Trail Tree Database; Trees of Interest in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mystery of the Trees Documentary, Presentation and Book Signings; New Book Available 'Ute Indian Prayer Trees'...
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LET'S GO OUTSIDE... it's stopped raining!!! There are several ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Pickens County. Whether you want to enjoy a day at a park, take a hike, or host an event, check out these places:...
National Infant Immunization Week is April 18 - April 25, 2015
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18 – April 25, 2015, and North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges residents to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. We can all help by ensuring our little ones and everyone around them, ar... more
Presented by The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 149 Jasper. Fun Filled Educational Day featuring Fire Truck, Police Cars, AirLife helicopter, Cherokee Fire Safety House, Creek Wolf and friends, bounce house, games, food and raffles....
As a rabid raccoon attempted to attack a Pickens County, Georgia woman, her dog leapt to the rescue, saving her from harm. According to Jan Stephens, manager of Pickens County Environmental Health, a couple in the Yellow Creek area of the county was walking around the edge of the woods with their... more
Every home should have at least one tomato plant. You can plant it anywhere that it can have some sunshine; a pot on the deck, in among the petunias, close to the back door so you will remember to water it and you can watch that first green tomato turn red and slice it at the peak of ripeness as so... more
The Atlanta Schola Cantorum, under the direction of John Whitt, will sing selections from their Spring program at Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper, Georgia on Sunday April 19 at 3:30 pm. Entitled The Lights of Evening, the program is centered around themes of sunset, evening, and ni... more
Hazard lights are to be used when you need assistance or in some certain specific situations such as a funeral procession. They are not to be used because you can’t see clearly during inclement weather....
Hi! I am Betty. I am shy and sweet and I love to play. But I am not competitive with other cats, I just play for fun. I am about ten months old and have an unusual coat of gray, white, and apricot tan. I am quiet and loving and would make someone a great companion. I hope you will com... more