PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Georgia Retailers Ready For State’s 'Green' Sales Tax Holiday (10/3/2012)
    October 5 to 7
    (ATLANTA) Shoppers in Georgia will have an extra incentive to make “greener” shopping choices this weekend if they buy energy and water efficient products for their homes. From October 5 to 7, the state of Georgia is holding a sales tax holiday on various products certified by the ENERGY STAR or ... more
  • Georgia Retailers Ready For State’s 'Green' Sales Tax Holiday
  • Leaves Are Not The Only Thing Rustling in the Woods (10/3/2012)

    It's Fall in Georgia, that means Snakes are on the move. As discussed in the last two warnings - for the next several weeks you may still see some juveniles dispersing from their birth site to find food and safe havens. Adult species behavior will vary. As temperatures begin to change some cold... more
  • Leaves Are Not The Only Thing Rustling in the Woods
  • Mammary Tumors in Dogs and Cats (10/3/2012)

    October is breast cancer awareness month. This time each year we think about finding a cure, and we think about the people we know who have fought breast cancer. The staff at Wayside Animal Hospital sends out our love to family members who have survived breast cancer: Margaret Vaughn, Paige Wilson, ... more
  • Mammary Tumors in Dogs and Cats
  • One more month for the Jasper Farmers Market (10/3/2012)

    Although many of the areas farmers markets have closed by now, or soon will, the Jasper Farmers Market will continue through the end of October. Next week, Saturday, October 8th, the market will move to the parking lot of Sacketts Western Wear, Tack and Feed on Highway 515. Then the following... more
  • One more month for the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Paper Recycling Starts with You!!!! (10/3/2012)

    We've become a disposable society and we need to do the math. Every day, each person in Georgia generates 4.6 pounds of garbage, or 1,400 pounds every year . Up to 80 percent of the garbage is recyclable or reusable. Any time we're not recycling we are throwing away money. In fact, if measured by we... more
  • Paper Recycling Starts with You!!!!
  • PRIMITIVE WEAPONS DEER SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 13 (10/3/2012)

    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) - Muzzleloader. Black Powder Gun. These names apply to the type of firearm that can be used during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season that begins Saturday, Oct. 13. During the 2011 primitive weapons season, more than 50,000 deer hunters harvested slightly ... more
  • RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL (10/3/2012)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to let our residents know how do recycle of used motor oil without impacting our environment. Jasper has four Auto parts stores plus the road department behind the Camp Road Recycling Center, who will take your used motor oil and recycle it. The Pickens County Roa... more
  • RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL
  • THE TEA PARTY AND AN EMPTY CHAIR ON PARADE (10/3/2012)

    Do you know about the Empty Chair? It’s waiting to be occupied by an American President at the White House in Washington, D. C. The Chair has been empty for the past four years; and it needs to be filled by a Sitting President who can restore our faith and ideals in The American Dream. On Novemb... more
  • THE TEA PARTY AND AN EMPTY CHAIR ON PARADE
  • Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest (10/2/2012)

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  • Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest
  • EXPECT TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROUTE 515 IN PICKENS COUNTY TO ALLOW FOR CONCRETE REPAIR (10/2/2012)

    Georgia DOT Maintenance crews will work on the deteriorating concrete spots on SR 515’s roadway between mile markers 3 and 3.4 in Pickens County. Work will proceed Tuesday, October 2 through Friday, October 5, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. ... more
  • Four Legged Love From JJ & Bear (10/2/2012)
    BEAR WAS ADOPTED
    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. Hi, we are J J and Bear, two male long haired chihuahua mix four-month-old puppies. J J is black and tan and Bear is tan. Check out the Pickens Animal Rescue Bike Bash on www.knowpickens.com to see our pictures as we... more
  • Four Legged Love From JJ & Bear
  • Office Max Awards Teacher (10/2/2012)

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  • Office Max Awards Teacher
  • Pickens Sheriff's Office Budget Survey Results (10/2/2012)

    In light of the millage rate increase, the Pickens Sheriff's Office conducted a survey. 381 people took the survey with a little over half using their services in the last four years. Close to 90% are satisfied with the Sheriff's office and would like to see an increase in their budget. ...
  • Pickens Sheriff's Office Budget Survey Results
  • Who Built the Minnesota State Capitol? Historian and Video Producer Coming to Pickens County in October for Documentary (10/2/2012)
    Help is needed for information on individuals working at Amicalola Quarry near Tate from the period 1895 to 1910
    Over the last three years, a team of researchers has been uncovering the stories of the men and women who built the Minnesota State Capitol building between 1896 and 1907. We have researched not only on-site tradesmen, such as carpenters and stonecutters, but quarry and railroad workers who supplie... more
  • Who Built the Minnesota State Capitol?  Historian and Video Producer Coming to Pickens County in October for Documentary
  • Young Life 'Reaching a World of Kids' Day of Prayer on October 2 (10/1/2012)

    Tomorrow, October 2, is Young Life's RWOK (Reaching a World of Kids) Day of Prayer. Please join them in praying for this mission that is reaching teenagers all over the world and introducing them to Jesus Christ. They ask that you pray at three different times during the day. Once in the morning... more
  • Young Life 'Reaching a World of Kids' Day of Prayer on October 2
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