PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 175 Years: Cherokee Trail of Tears - Honor and Remember (1838 - 2013) Memorial Service (5/9/2013)
    Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 PM at New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site, Hwy 225N, Calhoun, GA.
    The Memorial Service will be free and open to the public rain or shine (regular admission applies to museum/site tour). Honor and Remember banners and commemorative red ribbons are displayed at Cherokee sites in NW Georgia and on State of Georgia and Trail of Tears Association historic markers. Duri... more
  • 175 Years:  Cherokee Trail of Tears - Honor and Remember (1838 - 2013) Memorial Service
  • 24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day PowWow (5/9/2013)
    This year’s event is dedicated to: The real warriors of the world, WOMEN!
    Who: Rolling Thunder Enterprises and the City of Canton What: American Indian Festival & Mothers Day PowWow When: May 11th & 12th, 2011 - Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Where: Boling Park at 1200 Marietta Highway in Canton, Georgia 30114 Why: ... more
  • 24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day PowWow
  • Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index Released (5/9/2013)

    State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge today released the first-ever Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale. The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (... more
  • Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index Released
  • Jasper Middle School - College & Career Ready Performance Index 2011-12 Pilot Scores (5/9/2013)

    The Georgia Department of Education released 2011-12 pilot scores for all individual schools and systems in the state under the new College & Career Ready Performance Index accountability system. The new accountability system, better known as the “CCRPI”, has replaced the Adequate Yearly Progress ... more
  • N. Georgia Tea Party Alliance Paraphrases President, "Contrary to rumors otherwise, WE ARE STILL HERE" (5/9/2013)

    Several members of the Pickens County Tea Party joined members from Tea Parties throughout our area for the second meeting this year of the North Georgia Tea Party Alliance. Despite the torrential downpours on Saturday, May 4th, all roads led to Ellijay where the Tea Party of Gilmer County hosted t... more
  • N. Georgia Tea Party Alliance Paraphrases President,
  • TATER PATCH PLAYERS BRING AUDITIONS for summer show -- (5/9/2013)
    while Lend Me a Tenor runs for two more weekends
    Auditions will be held May 13 and 14 from 6 - 7:30 PM for this summer's musical production of The Fantasticks. Director Nan Nawrocki and Music Director Ellen Whitten are looking forward to casting this romantic musical, which is both a fantasy and a fable. The show has timeless melodies: "TRY T... more
  • TATER PATCH PLAYERS BRING AUDITIONS for summer show --
  • TDS® introduces live chat for sales, service assistance (5/9/2013)

    Connecting with the Sales and Service team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) just got easier. Now people looking for assistance can live chat with a TDS representative once a category is selected. Instant online conversations will assist both new and existing customers in selecting products, ma... more
  • TDS® introduces live chat for sales, service assistance
  • The Home Depot in Jasper Honors Three More Teachers of the Quarter during Teacher Appreciation Week (5/9/2013)

    Bob Coleman, Store Manager for The Home Depot in Jasper, developed the Teacher of the Quarter program to honor Pickens County School System teachers for their hard work and dedication. The program’s goal to show teachers in our community that their hard work does not go unnoticed is an extension of... more
  • The Home Depot in Jasper Honors Three More Teachers of the Quarter during Teacher Appreciation Week
  • What a Gift to Mothers!! (5/9/2013)
    Elegant High Tea at Madeline’s at Noon on May 15th
    If you’re looking for a unique and very special gift for your mother or the mother of your children or if you are a mom that just needs to be pampered for a few hours this may be the answer. Luxuriate in an elegant garden party High Tea at Madeline’s Café & Bakery beginning at Noon on ... more
  • What a Gift to Mothers!!
  • Leadership Pickens Graduation (5/7/2013)

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  • Leadership Pickens Graduation
  • Pest control operator traps $261K in Ball Ground (5/7/2013)

    A Ball Ground pest control operator has captured a lush Georgia Lottery prize playing Fantasy 5. David Lawson, 56, is one of two winners from the April 13 Fantasy 5 drawing, matching all five numbers to each win a $261,766 jackpot prize. Faz Corner, 12910 Highway 53 in Marble Hill, sold the winni... more
  • Pest control operator traps $261K in Ball Ground
  • Dr. Scott Barbour from DOCTORS 4 PATIENT CARE VISITS JASPER ON MAY 14TH to discuss “THE NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF OBAMACARE” (5/6/2013)

    Your Pickens County Republican Party invites you to join a presentation & discussion at Chattahoochee Technical College, May 14th, 7 p.m. on how ”The non-implementation of ObamaCare will affect individuals, medicine, business and the country” This is the first of two programs looking at the curre... more
  • Dr. Scott Barbour from DOCTORS 4 PATIENT CARE VISITS JASPER ON MAY 14TH to discuss “THE NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF OBAMACARE”
  • Imagination Station - Science and Art Summer Day Camp (5/6/2013)
    Sign up Quick! Class sizes are limited to assure an optimal creative experience for each child.
    Camps include a fantastic blend of art based projects and concoctions, science experiments, and imaginative activities to develop creative thinking skills and inspire self-expression! The camps will be held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon in the lower studio of Burnt Mountain Trading Company in do... more
  • Imagination Station - Science and Art Summer Day Camp
  • SEEKING INPUT FOR STATE ROUTE 20 IMPROVEMENTS: (5/6/2013)
    GDOT HOSTS PUBLIC MEETINGS IN FORSYTH AND CHEROKEE
    The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) invites the public to provide input on potential improvements to State Route 20 between the cities of Canton and Cumming. GDOT is hosting public meetings in Forsyth and Cherokee counties to gather ideas on potential improvements needed along State Rout... more
  • SEEKING INPUT FOR STATE ROUTE 20 IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Vendor Heroes (5/6/2013)

    Jody and Ashley Waldroup are modern day farmers. There was a time when small family farms were the backbone of America and could support a family. But now corporate farms operating on a big scale have eliminated that competition while increasing the food supply but not necessarily improving it. I... more
  • Vendor Heroes
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