PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LOOKS AT THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WITH A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING (2/4/2014)

    Speaker John Boehner just lit a fire under Republicans and Democrats alike with a 6 point list of Standards for Immigration Reform. The Preamble to these Standards describes the problems with the current immigration laws and the reasoning behind the development of the proposed Standards (See picken... more
  • Pickens County SOCCER YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE DEFIES “WIN-AT-ALL-COST” (2/4/2014)
    Pickens County Kids and Families Join Sports Program That Teaches Skills for Sports, Values for Life
    In an era of sports when trash talking, win-at-all-cost mentalities and fights on the field seem to be the norm, it’s no wonder that 70 percent of U.S. children playing organized sports will quit by age 13 and never play again. Pickens County kids and families, believing that sports can be a positi... more
  • Pickens County SOCCER YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE DEFIES “WIN-AT-ALL-COST”
  • Pickens Real Estate Update (2/4/2014)

    At our last meeting of the Pickens County Board of Realtors®, we enjoyed a presentation by Todd Emerson, who is the current president of the Atlanta Board. The message is that we are nearing a return to “normal” in real estate. While Pickens is part of the Atlanta Metro Statistical Market Area, we h... more
  • Pickens Real Estate Update
  • Prevent Child Abuse Pickens Open House and Supporter Kick-Off (2/4/2014)
    Tuesday February, 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Madeline's
    Do you believe that it is critical to focus on preventing child abuse before it happens? Do you think more than 1% of child abuse funding should go to prevention? If these things are important to you, please attend our Open House and Supporter Kick-Off hosted by Madeline’s. Tuesday Febr... more
  • Prevent Child Abuse Pickens Open House and Supporter Kick-Off
  • Sheryl Messner, CPA, P.C- Accountants of the First Mountain City chosen as Small Business of the Year (2/4/2014)

    At the event known as the Winter Ball, a Chamber of Commerce annual gala, the 2014 Small Business of the Month program culminated with the announcement of the 2014 Small Business of the Year. The 2014 winner, Sheryl Messner, CPA, P.C was commemorated with the presentation of an impressive blown glas... more
  • Sheryl Messner, CPA, P.C- Accountants of the First Mountain City chosen as Small Business of the Year
  • Four Legged Love From Apollo & Mickey (2/3/2014)

    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 pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, we are Apollo and Mickey, two of the Bonnie & Clyde pupp... more
  • Four Legged Love From Apollo & Mickey
  • Home games at Reinhardt University yield conference split capped by thrilling victory for Golden Eagle men’s squad (2/3/2014)

    (WALESKA) – The Golden Eagles hoops teams hosted Central Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Reinhardt University, and the men’s team picked up a thrilling 88-86 victory in a back-and-forth contest. Alijah Bennett knocked down two free throws after getting fouled on a drive to the basket with 3.0 se... more
  • Home games at Reinhardt University yield conference split capped by thrilling victory for Golden Eagle men’s squad
  • Jeff Downing Named Citizen of the Year (2/3/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Mr. Jeff Downing the 2014 Pickens County Citizen of the Year on Saturday, January 25 at the Tate House during its’ annual Winter Ball. Mr. Jeff Downing will be filling the shoes of Ms. Ruth Wall who was chosen for the same honor in 2013. Ms. Wall carried... more
  • Jeff Downing Named Citizen of the Year
  • PHS Baskeball Senior Night (2/1/2014)

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  • PHS Baskeball Senior Night
  • Pickens County School Board Meetings with AdvancED Review Team (2/1/2014)

    The Pickens County Board of Education will have dinner with the AdvancED External Review Team on February 2nd, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at The Woodbridge Inn, 44 Chambers Street, Jasper, Georgia. The Pickens County Board of Education will participate in inte... more
  • Pickens County School Board Meetings with AdvancED Review Team
  • Free ‘Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Now Available (1/30/2014)
    Cabins, yurts, group getaways and new state park featured
    With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published "2014 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites" is a handy resource f... more
  • Free ‘Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Now Available
  • Friendship Force is about “faces not places” (1/30/2014)

    "The Friendship Force was introduced March 1, 1977 at the White House by President Jimmy Carter," stated Big Canoe FFI Chapter President Bob Anderson. Also, FFI was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1992. "The Change the world one friend at a time" group was founded by Wayne Smith, a Presbyterian M... more
  • Friendship Force is about “faces not places”
  • Health Departments in North GA Health District Awarded Car Seat Mini-Grant Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time (1/30/2014)

    (Dalton, GA) - County health departments in North Georgia Health District 1-2, based in Dalton, were awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Injury Prevention. Through the Mini-Grant, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County Health De... more
  • Kaleigh Watters named PHS 2014 STAR Student (1/30/2014)

    Kaleigh Watters, a high school senior, has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Watters, daughter of Chris and Sue Watters of Jasper, selected Mrs. Susan Anderson as her STAR Te... more
  • Kaleigh Watters named PHS 2014 STAR Student
  • McIntyre Pushes For Tourism And Guardianship (1/30/2014)

    "We have been entrusted with a beautiful area so let’s push tourism as economic development and at the same time be guardians of the majestic mountains," stated community leader Amelia McIntyre. She is past president of Rotary, Citizen of the Year and active with the Chamber Tourism Committee. M... more
  • McIntyre Pushes For Tourism And Guardianship

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