PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Northwest Corridor Public Comment Period For The Reevaluation Of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) In Progress (3/27/2013)
    Public comment on the document through Friday, April 5, 2013.
    (Atlanta) – The Georgia Department of Transportation has completed its reevaluation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Northwest Corridor (NWC) managed lanes project in Cobb and Cherokee counties and has extended public comment on the document through Friday, April 5, 2013. The p... more
  • Northwest Corridor Public Comment Period For The Reevaluation Of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) In Progress
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Selects Three Winners of Annual Essay Contest (3/27/2013)

    Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper holds an Essay Contest that is part of the Optimist International Essay Contest across America. Over 60 essays were entered in this year’s contest with the help of Debbie Roper of Pickens High School. The club’s project leader was Matt Moore who handled all th... more
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Selects Three Winners of Annual Essay Contest
  • Day’s Chevrolet Goes to Bat for Horizon Baseball League (3/26/2013)
    Day’s Chevrolet to provide Horizon Baseball League with new equipment, monetary contribution and instructional clinics
    (Acworth) – Day’s Chevrolet is partnering with the Horizon Baseball League in Acworth. Day’s Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community ... more
  • Day’s Chevrolet Goes to Bat for Horizon Baseball League
  • Four Legged Love From Delta (3/26/2013)

    The following pet needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Delta, a four-month old black female Lab/Retriever mix female puppy. I weigh about 13 pounds, but will grow larger. I am affectionate, friendly, cuddly, and have a really sweet disposition. Like all the... more
  • Four Legged Love From Delta
  • Gibbs Gardens’ hosts Lit & Lunch April 17 (3/26/2013)
    New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry to share real life story behind ‘And then I found you’
    (Ball Ground, Ga.) -- Gibbs Gardens invites you to meet New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry at a Lit & Lunch event on Wednesday, April 17, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Arbor Café dining area. Henry will talk about her newest novel, "And then I found you," inspired by a Facebo... more
  • Gibbs Gardens’ hosts Lit & Lunch April 17
  • Local Farm Needs Your Help! (3/26/2013)
    Permaculture for Wolfscratch Farm using Kickstarter - Pledge deadline April 3rd
    Wolfscratch Farms started in the fall of 2009 with an idea to make a big change to live more sustainably and improve the land that was once an active horse farm. The small dream has turned into a project to feed more than 60 families through a CSA and workershare program. Wolfscratch Farm uses ... more
  • Local Farm Needs Your Help!
  • State Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/26/2013)

    This week ending March 22, committees continued to review legislation passed by the State Senate, and several bills made their way out of committee to receive a vote from the entire House of Representatives. We are continuing to work on the Budget as the Senate has made a few changes, and now we mus...
  • State Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • The Significance of Sine Die (3/26/2013)

    The Georgia General Assembly is in the very last days of the 2013 legislative session. Although many people simply refer to the last day as Day 40, it is also known as Sine Die. The last day of the legislative session can be very long, but it is also full of tradition. Sine Die is Latin for "wit...
  • The Significance of Sine Die
  • Pickens Tea Party Upcoming Schedule (3/25/2013)
    Next meeting March 26 at 7 p.m.
    The Pickens County Tea Party has a fabulous website, www.pickenscountyteaparty.com. We recently received an inquiry from someone who wanted to know more about who we are and what we do. As usual the ball was tossed around and the M... more
  • Pickens Tea Party Upcoming Schedule
  • March of Dimes Baby Steps 5K (3/24/2013)

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  • March of Dimes Baby Steps 5K
  • Cody Jones Receives 12th Man Award at Pickens Alumni Football Game (3/23/2013)
    Pickens beat Gilmer 20-13
    The Gilmer versus Pickens Alumni Football game was held on March 9, 2013 at the Huff-Mosley Memorial Stadium in Ellijay, Georgia. Prior to the game, Cody Jones was recognized by the Pickens Gridiron Dragons Alumni Football team for being the 12th Man, "Heart of the Dragons". Although Cody was... more
  • Cody Jones Receives 12th Man Award at Pickens Alumni Football Game
  • $320M Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday (3/22/2013)

    (ATLANTA) – Powerball continues to roll and the jackpot has grown larger to a mammoth $320 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing. Georgia Lottery players across the state won big from Wednesday’s drawing, and the excitement continues to grow. The jackpot has grown since Feb. 9... more
  • $320M Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday
  • WILDWOOD TEAMS UP WITH NORTH GEORGIA FALCONS TO OFFER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM SPORTS (3/22/2013)
    Wildwood Students Can Participate on High School Football, Basketball, Baseball Teams
    (Marble Hill, Georgia) — Wildwood Christian Academy is teaming up with the North Georgia Falcons sports program to offer high school sports to Wildwood students. “As Wildwood grows and expands to include a high school, students will have the opportunity to participate in team sports within the su... more
  • WILDWOOD TEAMS UP WITH NORTH GEORGIA FALCONS TO OFFER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM SPORTS
  • ElectTheRightCandidate.US announces Georgia General Assembly Grades (3/21/2013)
    Uses Real Legislation to Gauge Voting Philosophy
    ElectTheRightCandidate.US supports electing public servants who truly believe in foundational principles of the United States and defeating those who do not. We report "letter grades" for Georgia Representatives and Senators based on their votes that either support or oppose: Individual Libe...
  • ElectTheRightCandidate.US announces  Georgia General Assembly Grades
  • PHS Track @ Sequoyah High (3/21/2013)

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  • PHS Track @ Sequoyah High
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