PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
An ordinance proposed in the town of Nelson, Georgia, would require that every head of household in every home in the town own a gun and ammunition. This is not the first time such an ordinance has been proposed: officials in the small town of Spring City, Utah, came up with the same idea back in... more
(ATLANTA) — The Georgia House of Representatives today passed the Safe Carry Protection Act, House Bill 512, by a vote of 117-56. Introduced by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), this legislation would allow licensed weapons holders who have gone through the process of finger printing, ...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...