PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • CANNING PLANT OPENING DAY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 25TH (6/20/2013)

    The Pickens County Food Processing Facility, locally known as the "Canning Plant", is scheduled to begin operation for this summer on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. The canning plant in Pickens County has been, as in many other communities in Georgia, a popular activity for many families during the ... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Spring 2013 (6/20/2013)

    In this issue: Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (DPA, State Livestock Judging, Valentine Cards for Nursing Home, Drill Team, GA Jr. National Livestock Show, Jasper Farmer’s Market project, Snead Ag-Family Ag Day, S.A.F.E. Qualifying, & Scholarships....
  • Pickens County 4-H Spring 2013
  • The Changing Picture of Pickens County Employment (6/20/2013)

    I recently called a friend from Pickens County who used to be involved in real estate and land development before the “Great Recession.” His cell phone number was the same but his current location and occupation was not. “What are you doing I asked?” “I am operating a bulldozer in North Dakota and ... more
  • The Changing Picture of Pickens County Employment
  • Vangoghs Summer of Art Camp (6/20/2013)

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  • Vangoghs Summer of Art Camp
  • Summer Lunch from MUST Ministries (6/19/2013)
    Providing food to the children of Pickens County
    Must Ministries Summer Lunch Program kicked off last week to deliver food to children that eat free and reduced cost lunches at school. Community Christian Fellowship Church on 127 Sanders Street in Jasper is the host site. They're currently delivering around 100 lunches daily, Monday through Frid... more
  • Summer Lunch from MUST Ministries
  • A recipe for when you are waiting for the first tomato (6/18/2013)

    By now it’s bloomed. Maybe you even have little green ones. But what you want is that first delicious bite of a ripe, red, home grown tomato, weather you are anxiously awaiting your own tomatoes to get ready or anxiously awaiting them to show up at the farmers market. So here is a recipe you can ... more
  • AMANDA ROGERS RECEIVES OPTIMIST CITIZENSHIP AWARD (6/18/2013)

    Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper awards a scholarship to a Pickens High School senior who exhibits outstanding citizenship at school and in the community. This year the PHS teachers chose Amanda Rogers to receive this award based on the criteria outlined by the Optimist Club of Jasper. Terr... more
  • AMANDA ROGERS RECEIVES OPTIMIST CITIZENSHIP AWARD
  • Are You Ready to 'Move Up'? (6/18/2013)

    It occurred to me recently that we now have a whole generation of buyers who have become accustom to an abnormal real estate market. Sometime around the new millennium, the market started heating up because money was easy to get, and it got even easier. Because of that, around 2006 the market basica... more
  • Are You Ready to 'Move Up'?
  • Four Legged Love From Mookie (6/18/2013)

    The following pet needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I Mookie, a male Beagle-Terrier mix five month old dog with a catch-your-breath beautiful Brindle coat. I am loving and energetic. I also have brothers and sisters here at the Ranch. We are all looking for forev... more
  • Four Legged Love From Mookie
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Celebrates 21st Year of John Davis Golf Classic (6/18/2013)

    Georgia Mountains Hospice would like to thank everyone who has participated in the John Davis Golf Classic year after year along with some first time participants this year. We would especially like to thank everyone, sponsors, donors and players, who made this 21st year anniversary so special. T... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Celebrates 21st Year of John Davis Golf Classic
  • Motorcycle Rally to Prevent Child Abuse on June 30th (6/18/2013)

    The North Georgia Mountains will rumble on June 30th as bikers, once again, gather from Georgia and Tennessee to show their support and raise money to Prevent Child Abuse. This annual event, benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAPickens), will begin at Rocco’s Pub in Jasper with registration a... more
  • Motorcycle Rally to Prevent Child Abuse on June 30th
  • New Wildlife License Plates Now Available! (6/18/2013)
    EAGLE, BOBWHITE QUAIL AND BROOK TROUT FEATURED IN NEW WILDLIFE LICENSE PLATE DESIGNS
    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) –Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division announced today. And thanks to a new license plate process, the new, rich-colored images cover the entire plate – making an even bol... more
  • New Wildlife License Plates Now Available!
  • PSO Alert: Death of Woodstock Police Department K-9 Spartacus (6/18/2013)

    Detectives with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the tragic death of Woodstock Police Department K-9 Spartacus. The K9 handler, residing in Pickens County, discovered the death on Tuesday evening and immediately reported the incident. At this time, the investigation is active... more
  • PSO Alert:  Death of Woodstock Police Department K-9 Spartacus
  • The Namedroppers LLC Is Awarded The Pickens Chamber of Commerce June Business of the Month Award (6/18/2013)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded The Small Business of the Month Award to The Namedroppers, LLC. The Namedroppers, LLC is a promotional products distributor based in Talking Rock, GA. At the presentation, Linda Barnes, owner of The Namedroppers, expressed her thanks to the... more
  • The Namedroppers LLC Is Awarded The Pickens Chamber of Commerce June Business of the Month Award
  • TOMATO SANDWICH FIESTA GIVES A NEW LOOK TO OLD POLITICAL TRADITIONS! (6/18/2013)

    For only $15.00 for adults or $5.00 for children, you can become one of the people who can explain the Tomato Sandwich Fiesta on June 22nd at the Pickens County Community Center in Jasper beginning at 11 a.m. The usual delicious tomato sandwich fixins are being provided by IGA at Foothills Shopp... more
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