PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Representative Jasperse to Address Retired Educators (12/2/2014)

    The Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will meet next on December 10, 2014. The December meeting will be at United Community Bank. Lunch will begin at 11:30 A.M. followed by the business session at Noon. The lunch, prepared by ladies from the Marble Hill Eastern Star, costs $12.00 ... more
  • Representative Jasperse to Address Retired Educators
  • Festival of Trees (12/1/2014)

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  • Festival of Trees
  • Jasper City Council Meeting (Video) (12/1/2014)

    Boy Scout Troop attended meeting for ...
  • Jasper City Council Meeting (Video)
  • Nelson City Council December 2014 Meeting Video (12/1/2014)

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  • Nelson City Council December 2014 Meeting Video
  • Catching Up With Greg Burgess (11/29/2014)
    Local Elvis Tribute Artist on the Move
    Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935. As a young man he earned a living as a truck driver until gaining world-wide fame for his music. Gregory Carter Burgess was born at the Tate Clinic in Tate, Georgia in1964. As a young man, he began earning his living as a farrier, an oc... more
  • Catching Up With Greg Burgess
  • Jasper Merchants Association Hosting a Shop Hop (11/29/2014)
    Collect stamps from merchants to be entered to win a 20 Minute Airplane Ride
    Jasper Merchants Association is hosting a Shop Hop on December 13, 2014 during business hours. All Merchants participating in the Shop Hop will have a special stamp and a list for Customers to pick up. Customers will pick up the list and must complete a predetermined number of visits of those Merch... more
  • Jasper Merchants Association Hosting a Shop Hop
  • Local Retired Educator to Lead State Organization (11/29/2014)

    At the November 1th meeting of the Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA), an expected and happy announcement was made. Jesse Hunter, an established leader in PCREA, is an unchallenged candidate for President-elect of the Georgia Retired Educators Association for 2015-2016. He will bec... more
  • Local Retired Educator to Lead State Organization
  • Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has New, Toll-Free Number: 844-536-6226 (11/29/2014)

    Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to spea... more
  • Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has  New, Toll-Free Number: 844-536-6226
  • Santa could shop at the Jasper Farmers Market (11/29/2014)

    It was good to see Craig Pence at the market again. You may remember him from last year, the "puzzle man" with those clever wooden animal or name puzzles. And he brought us some customers when people who had ordered custom made puzzles came to pick them up. They are a great gift for almost anyone ... more
  • Santa could shop at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Tate Day Festival, 2014 (11/29/2014)

    It was cold I Everything was cold except the hospitality and the congeniality. Tate Day happens on the first Saturday of November each year. This year's event happened in the midst of unpleasant weather, but it happened anyway. All planned components of the day went on as scheduled, but with visitor... more
  • Tate Day Festival, 2014
  • Tater Patch Players Kicks Off 2015 with a Rollicking Comedy 'Farce of Nature' (11/29/2014)

    This Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. D. Gene Wilburn is the owner and proprietor of the Reel 'Em Inn, the a fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who's just checked in—an extremely jit... more
  • Tater Patch Players Kicks Off 2015 with a Rollicking Comedy 'Farce of Nature'
  • Georgia’s State Parks Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (11/25/2014)

    This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff en... more
  • Georgia’s State Parks Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Underway (11/25/2014)
    Applications accepted until December 10, 2014
    Each year, the Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provides Christmas presents for children in Pickens County. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community’s needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through careful bargain shopping, generous donations of... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Underway
  • Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Ongoing Until Christmas Eve (11/25/2014)
    New location at former Burnt Mountain Trading
    Last year, 260 Pickens County children benefited from our local U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The office is open on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a... more
  • Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Ongoing Until Christmas Eve
  • Pickens High School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’ (11/25/2014)

    Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Pickens High School teacher Todd Geren as a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" on Nov. 25, 2014 during a surprise assembly. Geren teaches Language Arts at the Jasper, Georgia, high school. "Everyone who knows Mr. Geren knows that he does so much for ... more
  • Pickens High School Teacher Honored as  ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’
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