PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens 4-H’ers Do Well In District Contest (11/27/2012)

    Ten 4-H’ers traveled to Gainesville to compete in Area Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree. 4-H’ers tested their knowledge in consumer trends. Local 4-H’ers competing were: Junior team members-Renee & Mary Baker, Carter & Mattie Nicholson, Alice Kirby Marie Blackmar, and Courtney Painter. Senior T... more
  • Pickens 4-H’ers Do Well In District Contest
  • Tate Day Children's Art Contest (11/27/2012)

    The Children's Art Contest, coordinated through schools, is becoming one of the feature attractions of the annual Tate Day Festival. Joy Fowler again directed the 2012 exhibit that included entries from each of the public school in Pickens County. First, second and third place ribbons were awarded ... more
  • Tate Day Children's Art Contest
  • The Miracle Worker Opens at Tater Patch Players Theater on Thursday, November 29th (11/27/2012)
    Get your tickets for opening night from a Jasper Lion
    The Jasper Lions are sponsoring the opening night of "Miracle Worker" on Thursday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Tater Patch Players Theater. "Miracle Worker" is a moving play about Helen Keller, the woman who overcame blindness and deafness, with the love of her family and especially of he... more
  • The Miracle Worker Opens at Tater Patch Players Theater on Thursday, November 29th
  • 16 Year Old Joseph M. Addis Charged with Murder in Superior Court (11/26/2012)
    Stabbed Christopher Allen at their residence in the Preserve at Sharp Mountain
    The First Appearance of a 16 year old male was made today before a Superior Court Judge in the West Annex courtroom of the Pickens County courts. The juvenile was made advised of his charge of Murder. During the hearing, the Judge ordered that the juvenile undergo a psychological examination before ... more
  • 16 Year Old Joseph M. Addis Charged with Murder in Superior Court
  • Festival of Trees (11/26/2012)

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  • Festival of Trees
  • Feed Our Family (11/22/2012)

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  • Georgia Saltwater Anglers Need Free Permit Beginning January (11/21/2012)

    (BRUNSWICK, GA) -- Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is ... more
  • Georgia Saltwater Anglers Need Free Permit Beginning January
  • Smoking Cessation Classes offered at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (11/21/2012)
    An estimated 25 percent of the county’s population smokes
    Cigarette smoking is a tough habit to break – just ask one of the 43.8 million smokers in the United States. For the Pickens County, Ga. community, smoking rates exceed the state average – an estimated 25 percent of the county’s population smokes. Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is working to combat ... more
  • Smoking Cessation Classes offered at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
  • COCO'S COTTAGE RECEIVES KPB GREEN RIBBON AWARD (11/20/2012)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful recognizes new attraction on Main Street Jasper! Coco's Cottage owners, John and Nancy Watkins, recently opened their new store at 30 North Main featuring unique ladies clothing, accessories and gifts. A new face lift was given to an old building in downtown Jasper, which J... more
  • COCO'S COTTAGE RECEIVES KPB GREEN RIBBON AWARD
  • Good Samaritan Hoedown raises $41,000 (11/20/2012)

    The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness center Hoedown fundraising event Oct. 20 was a big success with nearly 200 people in attendance and more than $41,000 raised. The hoedown was the first since 2009 and took place at Terrie and Craig Larson’s place near Refuge Road. Popular band Banks and Shan... more
  • Good Samaritan Hoedown raises $41,000
  • Introducing the future of convenience: RT6K (11/20/2012)
    RaceTrac on Hwy. 515 has temporary setup during 6,000 square foot expansion
    What do you get when you combine the WOW guest experience RaceTrac is know for with the variety of grocery store, the speed of a fast-casual restaurant? That would be RaceTrac's new 6,000 sq. ft. design called RT6K. The first one opened in Acworth, Georgia in January 2012. Jasper's RaceTrac on Hw... more
  • Introducing the future of convenience:  RT6K
  • NEW INTERCHANGE ON I-575 AT RIDGEWALK PARKWAY IN CHEROKEE COUNTY COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, TO BE “OFFICIALLY” OPEN TO TRAFFIC NEXT TUESDAY (11/20/2012)

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Mark your calendar: Tuesday, November 27, 10:00 a.m., is the official opening day of the new interchange of I-575 and Ridgewalk Parkway in Cherokee County. State and local officials will come together at 10 a.m. next Tuesday for an opening ceremony of the new interchange. The rib... more
  • Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest Awards Presentation (11/20/2012)

    Parents, teachers, relatives, and local writers watched as eleven young writers received awards for their winning entries in the Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest on Wednesday evening at the Pickens County Library. The high quality of the entries resulted in an unprecedented three w... more
  • Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest Awards Presentation
  • Tate Day 2012: Wrap-Up (11/20/2012)

    Tate Day is observed annually on the first Saturday of November in the historic Tate Village of Pickens County. The weather was great; the North Georgia countryside was lovely; the attendees were friendly and ready for a good day. The activity -filled day made good on the promised enjoyment. Marble ... more
  • Tate Day 2012:  Wrap-Up
  • TEA PARTY, THE ELECTION IS OVER—WHAT NOW? NOVEMBER OPEN MIKE MEETING 2012 (11/20/2012)

    Are you content with the national election results? If not, attend our November meeting and tell us why. Are you satisfied with PPACA (ObamaCare)? If not, attend our November meeting and vent your anger. Are you happy with our $16 Trillion Dollar debt? If not, attend our November meeting and sh... more
  • TEA PARTY, THE ELECTION IS OVER—WHAT NOW?  NOVEMBER OPEN MIKE MEETING 2012
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