PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • OPINION: Nelson Family Protection Ordinance (3/8/2013)

    I have heard the claim by the opposition that this ordinance expands government. They say that this is a "big government" issue. That claim is false. By passing the Family Protection Ordinance our local government affirms our citizens’ right to bear arms under the second amendment to the U. S. and t... more
  • Snake Movement Will Be Increasing All Over Georgia This Weekend (3/8/2013)

    Starting today (Friday) through the weekend temperatures will be significantly higher than last weekend. Almost a 20 degree swing for most of the state. This is sure to be felt by our snake population and could signal the beginning of increased snake activity. Humidity will be higher with the g... more
  • Snake Movement Will Be Increasing All Over Georgia This Weekend
  • Fourth Annual Birdhouse and Yard Art Contest Announced (3/6/2013)
    Entry Deadline March 23rd; Auction to be held April 20th
    Spring is on the horizon and so is Burnt Mountain Trading Company’s (BMTC) Fourth Annual Birdhouse and Yard Art Contest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia. This year's theme is "Great Futures Start Here", which is not a coincidence that this is also the theme for the Boys & Girls Cl... more
  • Fourth Annual Birdhouse and Yard Art Contest Announced
  • Nelson, Georgia Could Adopt Family Protection Ordinance (3/6/2013)
    Requires households in the City of Nelson to maintain firearms (Video)
    The City of Nelson had their first reading of the Family Protection Ordinance at their March council meeting. The ordinance will require all heads of the households to maintain firearms, but does give exemptions. Councilman Duane Cronic explained it was a 'deterrent ordinance' that comes straigh...
  • Nelson, Georgia Could Adopt Family Protection Ordinance
  • Northeast Georgia Chapter American Red Cross March Newsletter (PDF) (3/6/2013)

    This month the NEGA Red Cross is celebrating “Red Cross Month.” This year the theme is “Everyday Heroes.” Each month we will “spotlight” one of our many Disaster Action Teams. The Fannin County DAT is this month’s heroes. Congratulation for your dedication and compassion for the American Red Cross a...
  • Northeast Georgia Chapter American Red Cross March Newsletter (PDF)
  • OPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL ORATORICAL CONTEST (3/6/2013)

    Each year Optimist International holds an oratorical contest at their clubs across America. The Optimist Club of Jasper conducted their club oratorical contest this year at the Pickens County Library on Saturday, February 23 with 3 middle schools participating. These schools (Pickens County Middle... more
  • OPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL ORATORICAL CONTEST
  • Register Now for the 15th Annual 5K FlapJack Run on April 20th (3/6/2013)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper is holding its 15th annual 5K FlapJack Run in Jasper on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This annual event supports youth programs in Pickens County. Race registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. in front of 61 Main in downtown Jasper. Following the ... more
  • Register Now for the 15th Annual 5K FlapJack Run on April 20th
  • Retired Educators Will Meet in March (3/6/2013)

    Following a two months winter break, the Pickens County Retired Educators Association will resume its monthly meeting on March 13. That meeting will be held in the Community Room of United Community Bank. The luncheon meal, provided by Taste of Joy Catering, will begin at 11:30 A.M. with the meeting... more
  • Retired Educators Will Meet in March
  • Eleventh annual Good Samaritan Golf Tournament set for April 24 (3/5/2013)

    The eleventh annual Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center Golf Tournament will be held April 24 at the Big Canoe Golf Club in Jasper. In its eleven years of existence, the golf tournament has raised more than $224,000 to benefit Good Samaritan, a 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit agency that ... more
  • Eleventh annual Good Samaritan Golf Tournament set for April 24
  • Kennel Cough (3/5/2013)

    Your dog got the kennel cough vaccine, so why does he/she have kennel cough? Unfortunately, there is a lot more to kennel cough than many people know. Kennel cough is a common name for what is also referred to as “canine infectious tracheobronchitis” or “contagious canine cough complex.” These terms... more
  • Kennel Cough
  • March Of Dimes Fundraiser Pageant Entry Forms (3/5/2013)
    Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Blue Ridge, GA @ 12 pm
    Welcome to OneMain Financial March of Dimes Fundraiser Beauty Pageant. All proceeds raised will be donated to the March of Dimes. We are excited to award four Supreme Winners. Age Divisions 0-5 Girls 6-10 Girls Junior High Girls High School Girls Attire Sunday Best - Ages 0 – 10 Jr. High and...
  • March Of Dimes Fundraiser Pageant Entry Forms
  • RENASANT CELEBRATES 109 YEARS (3/5/2013)

    Renasant Bank recently celebrated its 109th anniversary. Each branch across North Georgia marked the momentous occasion by sharing cake and punch with customers. “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of one of the South’s oldest financial institutions,” said Ken Davis, Georgia Division Presid... more
  • RENASANT CELEBRATES 109 YEARS
  • Winter Weather Advisory for Pickens County (3/5/2013)
    From 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6
    The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for developing snow showers and patchy black ice, which is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to 1 p.m. EST Wednesday. Locations, portions of northeast Georgia, especially the higher elevations. Hazard types, ... more
  • Winter Weather Advisory for Pickens County
  • Young Life's National RWOK (Reaching a World of Kids) Day of Prayer Today (3/5/2013)

    Please join us in praying for Young Life right here in our community. We are asking that you take a few minutes today, at lunchtime and again in the evening to pray. Morning prayer - For middle school and high school kids to hear the Gospel and respond to the amazing love that Jesus has for them... more
  • Young Life's National RWOK (Reaching a World of Kids) Day of Prayer Today
  • Four Legged Love From Cole (3/4/2013)

    The following pet needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Cole, a one-year-old lab mix male dog. I am house-trained and I like cats and I LOVE people. I weigh about 40 pounds and I walk well on a leash. I have beautiful blue eyes and a shiny black coat. And, I ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Cole
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