PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Rock Creek Manors newest facility, Manor House in the Meadow located at 490 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper. Chamber members were given a tour of the beautiful Senior Living Homes now available. M... more
Approval Beer and Wine Consumption on the Premises and Distilled Spirits Consumption on the Premises license for John Lupi's new restaurant 'Home'. It will be opening at the former Appalachia Grill on Steve Tate Hwy. ...
Spotlight on Student Achievement: Recognition of Reading Bowl Team; All State Chorus Recognition; GMEA District 9 Honor Band Recognitions; 2015 GMEA All-State Bands...
Tater Patch Players' next play, Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, opens April 10. It is a warm, witty comedy about a dog and the man who takes her in. Although this is a comedy, it's not a "cartoon dog" comedy. It is for adults and is not advised for children. Sylvia, the dog, played by Marena Leonard... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that The McDonald Family have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program. The McDonald's have volunteered to pickup one mile of Price Creek Road from Burnt Mountain Road to the dead end. This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep... more
Saturday, March 21st at 2pm
Saturday, March 21, after the 2pm Frank Wright lecture on the Appalachian Trail and Mt. Oglethorpe, you can put a smile on these volunteers faces, Bert and Bunny Loftman, by helping them plant native wildflowers in Eagle's Rest P... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, in partnership with the Pickens County UGA Extension and Master Gardeners, built a learning garden for the West End Boys and Girls Club in Talking Rock on Saturday, March 7. "Thanks to the many volunteers, we were able to clear an area to make four raised beds and si... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital will offer free screenings and health education at the Ladies' Morning Out event on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Technical College, Appalachian Campus. The event, which is free and open to anyone in the community, also includes Q... more
Sorry, I haven’t been as good a teller of what we have been doing in Atlanta. I have been writing and typing with my left hand only, due to the shoulder surgery, but I am about to get shed of the sling and can use this arm again. I have surely appreciated that my wife Marcia has been with me for th... more
I expected a unique experience but I could have never prepared for the cultural eye-opener and patient encounters that would forever change my perspectives and life, in general. As a tired senior resident, I departed Atlanta and caught up on sleep during my 40 hours of travel. Finally, I arrived ... more
Five out 18 placed in the Top 4
After the dust settled the Youth wrestlers from Pickens County made a big statement at the Georgia Dome this past Saturday in the Georgia Youth State Wrestling Championship. Five young men out of 18 placed in the top 4 in their division. Below are the results: Youth: Zachary Grizzle 6-u 49... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper held a special luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the "old" Last Catch to welcome a new member to our club plus to invite others to join us in our mission of "bringing out the best in kids" here in Pickens County. Membership Chair and 1st Vice President, Dave S... more
"I should be able to face my problems alone!" This sentiment is held by many men around the world. It has become a cultural bias through the male socialization process promoting a myriad of beliefs that men internalize and hold fast to, such as: • Act like a man and be brave…Man Up! • Strong men... more
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We may continue to be threatened with snow and ice; but here at KnowPickens.com, we are ready for spring! Daylight Saving Time officially begins on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 a.m. Set your clocks an hour forward before you go to sleep on Saturday night....