PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Stats (9/10/2016)

    The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Pickens County Animal Shelter work tirelessly to rescue and rehome the unwanted pets of the county. Nowhere is this fact more evident than the ever decreasing number of animals that are euthanized at this facility every year. 1159 animals were euthaniz... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna Secure New Contract (9/10/2016)

    Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2019. The agreement, which now includes Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Transplant Institute, is one of several contracts to come t... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation (9/9/2016)

    Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to he... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation
  • Level 1 Drought Declared for Pickens County (9/9/2016)

    Pickens County is among the 53 counties in Georgia that have been declared a Level 1 Drought Area as of September 9, 2016. While Level 1 Drought is the least severe drought classification, measures should still be taken by our community to conserve water. As homeowners, here are some steps we can ta... more
  • Dolly and Jake Need a Second Chance (9/7/2016)

    These sweet angels were owner surrender because their parent went into a nursing home. Dolly is 12 years old and 57lbs. Jake is 3 years old and 58lbs. Both are fully vetted and heartworm negative. If you are in need of the perfect ready-made family Dolly and Jake can have their bags packed at ... more
  • Dolly and Jake Need a Second Chance
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Chief Operating Officer (9/7/2016)

    Highland Rivers Health today announced that Debbie Strotz, MPA, CARES, has been named chief operating officer. Strotz joined the agency in June as director of operations and recovery services. As COO, Strotz will continue oversee the Highland Rivers' mental health, addictive disease and crisis t... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Chief Operating Officer
  • Jack, the Listener (9/7/2016)

    Need a special judgement free companion? No advice is needed, just a compassionate ear? Life can be laden with stress, strife, and sorrow. You need someone who will cuddle and just listen. 7 month old, neutered, fully vetted Jack listens attentively while never uttering a single word. Go ... more
  • Jack, the Listener
  • Meet the Real Mickey (9/7/2016)

    Not a mouse created by Walt, but a professional child psychologist. Mickey’s unique brand of face licking therapy is certain to rectify even today’s difficult childhood issues. Real therapy is not made up of goofy fairy tales or magical kingdoms. Rehabilitation requires a lifetime commitment ... more
  • Meet the Real Mickey
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Roman Tapia (9/7/2016)

    PHS Pride of Pickens Band Student of the Week is Roman Tapia. Roman is a Senior in the band and has been a steady contributor to the program for four years. He is a flutist and plays piccolo in the marching band. He is extremely talented and composes music in his spare time, while maintaining... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Roman Tapia
  • Raising Money at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/7/2016)

    Three of the vendors this week were non-profit organizations raising money for their various causes. The local Lions club was selling brooms and mops, which seem like a reasonable idea, since most people will need a new broom sooner or later and might put it off, then buy one when it is for a good ... more
  • Raising Money at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Sweet Southern Girl Seeks Long-term Relationship (9/7/2016)

    Maggie May is loyal, lovable, loves the outdoors, and knows the importance of family. She is 4 years old, 48 pounds, spayed, and heartworm negative. Come get this gorgeous Georgia peach before she slips away. Clic... more
  • Sweet Southern Girl Seeks Long-term Relationship
  • You Could Be Calling BINGO Every Day (9/7/2016)
    ADOPTED
    Nothing beats the thrill of yelling BINGO in a crowded hall. Everyone looks to see who the lucky winner is. They all wish they were you. Now thanks to PCAS, you no longer have to wait for bingo night. You can be the lucky winner every day. Imagine the envy of your neighbors when you call ... more
  • You Could Be Calling BINGO Every Day
  • Your Own Personal Dog Comedian (9/7/2016)

    Young 40 pound Devon is a brindle Plott Hound. His breed has been long prized for its stamina and gameness. His ancestors were used for boar hunting in Germany. Against his family's wishes, Devon has selected comedian as his chosen profession. But he is open to trying his hand at the above work ... more
  • Your Own Personal Dog Comedian
  • Zoya Never Met A Stranger (9/7/2016)

    Fully vetted, 9 year old Zoya is a people pup who has never met a stranger. When Zoya is not spending quality time with her family she enjoys meeting new friends. Zoya is willing to search out new friends. So she needs a fenced yard to keep her safe while socializing. If your family needs a ... more
  • Zoya Never Met A Stranger
  • McNemar & Franklin Named PHS XC Runners of the Week (9/6/2016)
    Competing in the Berry College Clara Bowl HS Invitational
    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to present the Pickens High School Cross Country Runners of the Week from the Berry College Clara Bowl HS Invitational (5K) on September 3, 2016. PHS 'Nette - Ericka McNemar: Ericka is in her "rookie" season running for PHS. Just a freshman, Ericka placed in 3... more
  • McNemar & Franklin Named PHS XC Runners of the Week
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