PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Runaway Juvenile (5/18/2013)

    Name: Lucus Hollingshead Age: 15 Lucus was last seen last week on Caylor Farm Road. It is believed that Lucus may be in the Dawson or Hall County area. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Lucus Hollingshead is asked to please call 911 immediately.... more
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  • Thank You from ArtFest – It’s Been Fun! (5/18/2013)

    Another year of Jasper ArtFest has come and gone. It is a very time consuming endeavor, and all the folks who volunteer their time and financial resources are the best. Our list of sponsors is attached. I particularly want to thank Beth Coberly for her efforts in recruiting volunteers. This year the... more
  • Thank You from ArtFest – It’s Been Fun!
  • VA Mandates Overtime to Increase Production of Compensation Claims Decisions (5/18/2013)
    Latest Initiative aimed at reducing the backlog
    WASHINGTON (May 15, 2013) – As part of its ongoing effort to accelerate the elimination of the disability compensation claims backlog, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing today that it is mandating overtime for claims processors in its 56 regional benefits offices. This surge, whic... more
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 1ST AND 2ND IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND STATE COMPETITION (5/18/2013)
    Wolves Headed to Michigan to Compete in World Championships
    Wildwood Christian Academy captured 1st and 2nd place in the state Odyssey of the Mind competition. The Wildwood teams head to the World Finals, held at Michigan State University, May 24-25, 2013. “Wildwood has a history of winning at the Odyssey competitions, starting with our first competition ... more
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 1ST AND 2ND IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND STATE COMPETITION
  • Lend Me A Tenor (5/17/2013)

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  • Lend Me A Tenor
  • Ball Ground Woman Charged with Murder (5/16/2013)

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  • Ball Ground Woman Charged with Murder
  • Michael Haviland, Mayor of Nelson Resigns (5/15/2013)

    City of Nelson Mayor Mike Haviland turned in his resignation on May 14, 2013. Below is Mike's resignation letter. "Over the last four years the Nelson City council has acted to remove or transfer away the powers of the Mayor as defined in the city's Strong Mayor form of government charter prov... more
  • The Copperhead Snake is Often Misidentified (5/15/2013)

    In the Southern United States there is no more often mis-identified snake than the copperhead. Georgia is home to over 40 different snake species (only 6 are venomous). While copperhead juveniles DO resemble their adults, some other snake species depending on age and stage of development can have ... more
  • The Copperhead Snake is Often Misidentified
  • What’s at the Jasper Farmers Market When? (5/14/2013)

    Trying to predict what produce there will be at the Farmers Market is not an easy task. But because of the fact that all of the fruits and vegetables brought to the market are required to be local, we can say that there won’t be watermelons in May or lettuce in August. (Although greenhouses and im... more
  • What’s at the Jasper Farmers Market When?
  • Administrative Professional of the Year named and scholarships awarded (5/13/2013)

    During the annual Administrative Professionals Day® luncheon on Thursday, April 25 hosted by the Appalachian Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals®), the 2012 Administrative Professional of the Year was named. This year’s recipient is Donna Gaddis, CAP. Don... more
  • Administrative Professional of the Year named and scholarships awarded
  • Big Canoe Hook a Kid on Fishing Tournament wants to catch you! (5/13/2013)
    All kids are welcome for a morning of fish fun
    Kids from 3-12 years old are invited cast a fish line at Big Canoe’s kids’ fishing tournament on Saturday, May 25. Sign-in and registration for the fifth annual Hook a Kid on Fishing Tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the lower parking lot of the Big Canoe Chapel. Fishing for trophies and prizes ... more
  • Big Canoe Hook a Kid on Fishing Tournament wants to catch you!
  • Chattahoochee Tech Honors Nursing Graduates with Pinning Ceremony (5/13/2013)

    In a pinning ceremony Thursday in Jasper, 13 new nurses received their pins in recognition of completing the practical nursing program at Chattahoochee Technical College. The ceremony honored those who completed the college’s popular Practical Nursing Program that prepares students to become LPNs. ... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Honors Nursing Graduates with Pinning Ceremony
  • Four Legged Love From Sally's Kittens (5/13/2013)

    The following pets need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, we are Sally’s kittens, Yippee! We are so full of fun. We are about five weeks old and we already have our own personalities. Magellan likes to go exploring, Panther is solid black, Tom-Tom is all boy, Piper le... more
  • Four Legged Love From Sally's Kittens
  • Shuttle Service for PHS Graduation Services (5/13/2013)

    Pickens County Schools will provide free bus shuttle service to and from the Pickens High School Graduation Ceremony this year. Buses will leave from and return to the parking lot at Chattahoochee Technical College and at Pickens County Middle School. Bus service will begin at 7:45 AM from each ... more
  • Shuttle Service for PHS Graduation Services
  • Annual Fishing Rodeo (5/11/2013)

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  • Annual Fishing Rodeo
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