PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • POSTER CONTEST’S 23RD YEAR CELEBRATES ‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’ (1/9/2013)
    Postmark deadline for state-level contest entries is March 27, 2013
    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) – Teachers and students across Georgia can celebrate Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in this year’s Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. Whether exploring their schoolyard and backyard environments or taking a field trip to a park, natur... more
  • POSTER CONTEST’S 23RD YEAR CELEBRATES ‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’
  • What is Pet Insurance? (1/9/2013)

    A friend of mine had a small dog that she was walking on the sidewalk with a retractable leash. He darted into the road, and she was unable to stop him with the retractable leash. He was hit by a car and sustained multiple fractures to his pelvis. The damage was so severe, he had to be referred to a... more
  • What is Pet Insurance?
  • Beginning this month, there's something in the arts for everyone at Creative and Performing Arts Academy (1/8/2013)

    Acting Class for young people ages 9-15 begins Thursday, January 17, 4 - 5 p.m and goes through March 7th. Ellen Painter is excited to introduce activities and experiences that will help young people develop stage characters by working individually and in an ensemble. This is a great way to... more
  • Beginning this month, there's something in the arts for everyone at Creative and Performing Arts Academy
  • Four Legged Love From Kitty (1/8/2013)
    ADOPTED
    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. Hi, my name is Kitty even though I am a well-behaved, smart, and pretty dog. You see, I don’t like cats very much so ironically I was named Kitty. I am obedient, friendly, and sweet. I am a two year old tricol... more
  • Four Legged Love From Kitty
  • PSO Alert: Ammunition Found in Bathroom at Jasper Middle School (1/8/2013)
    Law enforcement officers did not locate any items of concern after thorough search.
    Earlier today, some ammunition was located inside one of the student bathrooms at Jasper Middle School. A student immediately notified school officials and a decision was made to implement all safety precautions. These procedures included locking down the school campus and calling in law enforcement... more
  • PSO Alert:  Ammunition Found in Bathroom at Jasper Middle School
  • Congratulations to the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary! (1/7/2013)

    During the recent Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association, the Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary received the 2012 Community of Conscience Outreach Award for their contribution of $25,000.00 toward the cost of equipment for emergency medical services (EMS) in Pickens Coun... more
  • Congratulations to the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary!
  • Sharing the Gospel in Mexico (1/5/2013)
    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19
    Mike and Pam Richardson have been ministering in Mexico for nearly 20 years. They have seen many souls saved, many lives changed, and much growth within their community and beyond. This summer, I (R.J.) had the unique opportunity to go to Mexico and serve with them for over a month. Anna Lee join... more
  • Sharing the Gospel in Mexico
  • Entries Now Accepted For Sharptop Arts Quilt Show (1/3/2013)
    Show Dates February 7 through March 2, 2013
    You are cordially invited to enter the Sharptop Arts Association Quilt Show which will run February 7 through March 2, 2013. The Show will be sponsored by The Quilt Shop on Main and Mountain Fabrics, both located in Jasper. There will be one award going to the Best of Show, a $100 Gift Certificat... more
  • Entries Now Accepted For Sharptop Arts Quilt Show
  • Online Retailers to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Georgia (1/3/2013)

    Beginning December 31, out-of-state retailers who sell merchandise to Georgia residents through commission-based Internet links are legally required to collect state and local sales taxes. The Georgia Retail Association - the trade group representing the state’s retail businesses – said the arrival ... more
  • Online Retailers to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Georgia
  • Tennis 101 Class Beginning Mid-January (1/3/2013)
    Saturday Class starts on January 12 and Wednesday Class starts January 16
    Bent Tree Tennis will be hosting a new season of Tennis 101, which is specifically designed for new players to the game. It will teach you the basics of the game and gets you playing tennis fast! No need to be embarrassed about not knowing anything about tennis. All that is required is an interest ... more
  • Tennis 101 Class Beginning Mid-January
  • Aubrey Joy Adeline Schmidt is First Baby of 2013 (1/2/2013)
    Delivered at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
    Congratulations to Heather and Bryan Schmidt on the birth of their baby girl, Aubrey Joy Adeline Schmidt. Aubrey was the first baby born in 2013 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Aubrey Joy Adeline Schmidt was born on January 1, 2013 at 12:56 p.m weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 inches long. Prou... more
  • Aubrey Joy Adeline Schmidt is First Baby of 2013
  • CONGRESSMAN-ELECT COLLINS SUPPORTS CONGRESSIONAL PAY FREEZE AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT (1/1/2013)

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  • Rep. Graves Statement On Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill (1/1/2013)

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  • ***WEATHER ALERT*** Use caution on Hwy. 136 (Burnt Mountain Road) near Monument Road and Sunrise Ridge (12/29/2012)

    The Pickens County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of light accumulation on the roadway on Hwy 136 (Burnt Mountain Rd) and several of the side roads in higher elevations. If you must travel through this area, please use extreme caution.... more
  • ***WEATHER ALERT***  Use caution on Hwy. 136 (Burnt Mountain Road) near Monument Road and Sunrise Ridge
  • Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets Are Harmful to Children (12/29/2012)

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to lock up single-load liquid laundry packets and keep them away from children. Liquid laundry packets are attractive to children because they are soft and colorful and resemble familiar items like candy and tee... more
  • Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets Are Harmful to Children
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