PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.0 percent in August a year ago. The dec...
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110 doses of regular and High Dose Flu Vaccine Administered
110 doses, compared to 75 last year, of regular and High Dose flu Vaccine were administered at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic yesterday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper. In addition to providing flu shots quickly, safely and conveniently at these Drive-by Clinic... more
Contracts Provide Expanded Access to Community-based Care
(WASHINGTON) – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative: Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC). “PCCC is an innovative solution that helps VA medical centers continue to provide quality care effi... more
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Auditions for Dashing Through the Snow on September 22nd & 23rd
Tater Patch Players is holding auditions this Sunday and Monday for their next play, Dashing Through the Snow. This show will give you an unprecedented opportunity. It's a play with a total of four scenes and only a couple of characters are in all of them. This means a chance to finally let the ... more
The Fur Ball is September 28, 2013. Purchase your $35 tickets at Paws on Main or the PAR Rescued Furniture Store.
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 J R, a one and a half year old male Jack Russell. I... more
Marble Valley Friends Will Do Both on September 27th
Marble Valley Friends will hold its fall barbecue chicken fundraiser on September 27 at the Old Tate Gym. Serving hours are from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. The menu will consist of 1/4 chicken, baked beans, slaw, bread, and cake. Cost for the meal is $8.00. Meals may be purchased for consumption on-... more
The Marble Festival will be happening in Jasper on October 5 and 6 and, as you know, the Farmers Market cannot be in their usual location. This year, for the first time, they will be in the new courthouse parking lot (that you may have never seen, but it’s not that hard to find.) It is on Court St... more
Waiting Lists Now Forming
(Marble Hill, Georgia) — Wildwood Christian Academy opened to record enrollment for the start of the 2013-14 school year. While many schools across the state are reducing staff and programs, Wildwood added faculty to its campus and welcomed new students, growing its enrollment by almost 20%. "Wil... more
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented the contents and implications of SB101
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented to Pickens County Democrats the contents and implications of SB101, a bill that was passed last session by the Georgia House of Representatives and will be considered by the Georgia Senate in the upcoming session. SB101 removes current restrictions on gu...
Things to brag about in Pickens County Schools
• Pickens County Schools has 4360 wonderful students • Pickens County High School’s 2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate is 90.51% (All Pickens County Schools 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate is 89.53%) compared to the State Graduation Rate of 69.72% • Attendance Rate of 96.3% is one of the highest... more