PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
"Let's talk about the Constitution" is the theme of our program for the January meeting of the Pickens County Ga Tea Party. Mr. Richard Gruetter, founder of Preserve Our Constitution, Inc., is our guest speaker; and he will educate as well as entertain us with insight into our Constitution, based o... more
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In this issue: Trail Tree Database - Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri; Mystery of Trees Documentary and Book Signing; Indian Trails Mapping Program...
January 25, 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM at Talking Rock Pottery
Join PACA as they celebrate the Winter 2014-15 Featured Artist, potter C Larry Wilson of Hobson Creek Pottery and Talking Rock Pottery. Lots to see and do and enjoy at this fun celebration! Larry is a self-taught potter who strives to have fun with his art. Retiring as a civil servant in 2007, h... more
Pickens High School offers tutoring at no cost for the subjects of Spanish, French, Math AM, Math PM, Science, Social Studies PM, Social Studies AM, and Language Arts. View the attached schedule for days and times. Parents should contact their child's teacher to request tutoring for their child.... more
Congratulations to Judge Brenda Weaver, Citizen of the Year and Wayside Animal Hospital, Small Business of the Year
Photos and video of Pickens Chamber of Commerce's annual Winter Ball. Judge Brenda Weaver named Citizen of the Year and Wayside Animal Hospital named Small Business of the Year. Event sponsored by Renasant Bank. Photos and video....
Voting ends February 6, 2015
The Pickens Chamber of Commerce Winter Ball, sponsored by Renasant Bank, featured a red carpet when guest entered. KnowPickens is hosting a Red Carpet Style Contest by popular vote. The one with the most votes on our website and likes and comments on Facebook will win a SWAG BAG featuring goodies ...
Rehearsals are underway at the Tater Patch Players Theater. The actors perfecting their roles and taking on the identity of their characters, costumes being fitted, props gathered and the stage is set. Lights are being set and the front of the house is being set up. All of this is to provide you ... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful annual dinner was held on January 5, 2015 at the Last Catch, with 32 in attendance, which included Commissioner Rob Jones, Carol Opdenhoff Mayor of Talking Rock, and Dan Pool editor of the Pickens Progress. The Elaine Thompson Award was given to Michael Hailand for collecti... more
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Home, a farm-to-table establishment serving “creative comfortable cuisine" is coming to the old Appalachia Grill spot on Steve Tate Hwy. Plans to open in March. John and Cindi Lupi will be the owner/operators of the reopened restaurant....
Employees recognized for the years of service
The Pickens County Board of Commissioners are now recognizing county employees for their 10, 20 & 30 years of service. On January 15, 2015 during their regular meeting, the following employees were recognized: Gail Brown - 10 years Abby McArthur - 10 years Robert Jones - 10 years Lisa Ray - 1...
"Help us save the mountains," asks Kimberly at Rotary. "Every minute of every day one acre of farmland is lost to development," stated Georgia Mountain Trust Executive Director George Kimberly. The groups mission is to "permanently conserve the natural resources and scenic beauty of the North Ge... more
Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family
The premiere screening of the one hour documentary Mystery of the Trees will be presented in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 200 Griffith Road, Saturday 7 Feburary, 2015 at 7 PM with reception following. This first-ever glimpse into a part of Native American culture tha... more
International fictional writer/spy novelist, U.S. Air Force pilot and Jasper resident, Lawrence Edward Holmes is organizing a writers group in Jasper, Georgia. The intent of forming the group according to Holmes, "Is to promote writing (fictional, non-fictional & poetry) and to assist in underst... more
First of all, Dillon Shelton (trombone) and Kayla Low (flute) have advanced to the semi-final round for Governors Honors Program consideration! Congrats to them! Hannah Faith Kilpatrick also advanced in the area of Math! WOO HOO!!!! Final Round results for All-State Band have been released and... more
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents the January edition of its free concert series by hosting the Sharptop Strings Community Orchestra under the direction of Anne Bridges, on Sunday, January 18 at 3:30 P.M. The orchestra began three years ago when Kimberly Hipps approached The Creati... more