PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 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
  • Don Russell to be inducted in Boys & Girls Club of Georgia Hall of Fame (10/7/2013)

    The Georgia Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame began in 2009 to celebrate the extraordinary youth, men and women who have made significant contributions to the Boys & Girls Club Movement in Georgia. Don Russell was selected by a panel of distinguished executives and leaders chosen from the ranks of r... more
  • Don Russell to be inducted in Boys & Girls Club of Georgia Hall of Fame
  • Fantastic Food, Marvelous Music, Amazing Ambiance, Awesome Auction and a Cause for Children (10/7/2013)

    The Long Table on Main for the benefit of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens has it all. October 12th, 6:30 PM, right down the middle of Main Street in Jasper. OVER 130 TICKETS SOLD ALREADY, LESS THAN 20 LEFT. Call 706-253-6488. They'll be talking about this one for a long, long time!!! more
  • Fantastic Food, Marvelous Music, Amazing Ambiance, Awesome Auction and a Cause for Children
  • March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots Looking for Parade Participants (10/7/2013)

    Organizations, businesses, schools and individuals are being asked to help kick-off the 2013 Christmas Season by participating in the March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots on December 6th, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the City of Ball Ground. This year’s Grand Marshal of the parade will be "Officer Don" ... more
  • March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots Looking for Parade Participants
  • Nelson City Council October 2013 Meeting Video (10/7/2013)

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  • THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING! THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING! (10/7/2013)

    Yes, that’s right; this is October 2013 but candidates have only until March 3, 2014 to qualify for posts and early voting in Georgia begins on April 28, 2014 when we will be asked to select our candidates and decide on SPLOST (again)! In other words, it is time to start "interviewing" the candi... more
  • THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING!  THE CANDIDATES ARE COMING!
  • Corinth Baptist Car Show (10/5/2013)

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  • Corinth Baptist Car Show
  • Georgia Marble Festival (10/5/2013)

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  • Georgia Marble Festival
  • Marble Festival 5K Race (10/5/2013)

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  • Marble Festival 5K Race
  • Marble Festival Entertainment (10/5/2013)

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  • Marble Festival Entertainment
  • Marble Festival Fun Run/Awards (10/5/2013)

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  • Marble Festival Fun Run/Awards
  • Marble Festival Parade (10/5/2013)

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  • Marble Festival Parade
  • Government Shutdown Closes Pickens County Head Start/Pre-K (10/4/2013)
    Letter sent home to parents on September 30th
    Below is a letter sent home to students on September 30, 2013 concerning the need to close the Pickens County Head Start/Pre-K because of the government shutdown. Kay Laws, Director and the 9th District office were instructed not to give any comments to the media. Dear Parents, You undoubtedl... more
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