PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Slim Down Pumpkin Challenge (10/11/2013)

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  • Slim Down Pumpkin Challenge
  • The Kentucky Headhunters (10/11/2013)

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  • The Kentucky Headhunters
  • OPINION: Congressman and Senators Scare Tactics (10/10/2013)

    The Treasury Secretary is saying that Medicare, Social Security and Veteran's benefits are the first items be chopped if the debt ceiling is not raised. So when did this un-elected official get to decide that taxpayers who have been paying into the government coffers for years will be the first to f... more
  • YAP's 'A Bagful of Fables' (10/10/2013)

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  • YAP's 'A Bagful of Fables'
  • PHS Placed Third in the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition (10/9/2013)
    Chickamauga City Schools was overall school system winner
    Congratulations to Chickamauga City Schools (Walker County) for winning the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition with an overall system average of 97.9%. The contest was between Gordon, Floyd, Walker, Bartow, Pickens and Murray Counties. The top 3 rankings of each category are l... more
  • PHS Placed Third in the Northwest Georgia Regional Attendance Competition
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer 2013 Bragging Brochure (10/9/2013)

    In this issue: S.A.F.E Team Challenge, Awards Banquet, Poultry Judging, Relay for Life, Fishing Days for the Handicapped & Elderly, State Shotgun, Farmer’s Market Events, North GA Homeschool Fair, State Horse Show, and "Taste of 4-H"...
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer 2013 Bragging Brochure
  • Tate Day—Vendors and Riders Wanted (10/9/2013)

    This year's Tate Day Homecoming Festival will be on November 2 . Visitors seeking arts and crafts vendors, the popular motorcar rides and a walk-through of the old Tate depot will find all those activities near the Highway 53 railroad crossing in old "downtown" Tate. That will also be a prime loca... more
  • Tate Day—Vendors and Riders Wanted
  • With Cooler Weather, Expect More Snake Activity of Warmer Days (10/9/2013)

    Fall is upon us. This means many changes for Georgia's snake species. As cooler weather trickles down throughout the state expect more snake activity on warmer days. Snakes that are normally more active at night may be seen later in the morning and earlier in the afternoons when temperatures are... more
  • With Cooler Weather, Expect More Snake Activity of Warmer Days
  • 4-H Proves Success at the GA National Fair (10/8/2013)

    Pickens County 4-H traveled to the GA National Fair in Perry on Thursday, October 3 to participate in the State 4-H/FFA Market Goat and Market Lamb shows as well as the GA National Heifer, Steer, and Breeding Ewe Show. Exhibiting cattle this year was Alice Kirby in the Steer Show and Luke Chast... more
  • 4-H Proves Success at the GA National Fair
  • Four Legged Love From Etzio (10/8/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! I am Etzio, a long hair male Retriever – Border Collie ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Etzio
  • Jasper Farmers Market Temporary Location at the Courthouse Small and Cozy (10/8/2013)

    It was a small but cozy market this Saturday at the temporary location in the Courthouse parking lot. The vendors filled up the part that is along Pioneer Street and the customers and some Marble Festival goers filled up the other part of the parking lot along Court Street. So there weren’t as man... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Temporary Location at the Courthouse Small and Cozy
  • New Rules by USDA for Snacks Sold in Schools Next Year (10/8/2013)
    Let them know what you think by October 28, 2013
    As part of the 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, the USDA was tasked not only with updating the guidelines for meals served in the cafeteria but also with establishing rules about all foods sold in schools. They're seeking public comment on the regulations for snack foods and beverages sold to chi... more
  • New Rules by USDA for Snacks Sold in Schools Next Year
  • OPINION: Concerning Democratic Party Meeting on 'Gun Safety' (10/8/2013)

    The topic for September’s local Democratic Party meeting was discreetly advertised in my community as "Gun Safety," but delivered Gun Control. This meeting was held in the library, a "Gun-Free Zone." In the video of the meeting posted online, an attendee expressed concern about a man standing outs... more
  • Retired Educators to Hear About Volunteering and Mentoring (10/8/2013)

    When the school bell rings to call the Pickens County Retired Educators Association into session on October 9th, it will draw their attention to different roles than they have previously filled in the field of education. Mr. Chris Wallace, Assistant principal at Hill City Elementary School, will spe... more
  • Retired Educators to Hear About Volunteering and Mentoring
  • “Leaf Watch” Website Helps Leaf Peepers Find Best Fall Color in Georgia (10/7/2013)
    Fall-Color Tracking and Tips from Georgia State Parks
    How will this summer’s rain affect fall color? That’s the question only Mother Nature can answer. Despite the soggy summer, Georgia could still see vibrant autumn color if the rain stays away, days are sunny and warm, and nights are cool but not freezing. Whether leaves are fiery red or mello... more
  • “Leaf Watch” Website Helps Leaf Peepers Find Best Fall Color in Georgia
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