PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Mountain Ed Graduation (5/31/2012)

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  • Mountain Ed Graduation
  • New Education Benefit for Unemployed Veterans Has Strong Response (5/31/2012)
    VA Outreach for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program Garners Over 12,000 Applicants since May 15
    (WASHINGTON) – Within two weeks of being announced, a program to give skills training to some unemployed Veterans has garnered over 12,000 online applications, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA is committed to supporting Veterans as they seek employment. This initiative wil... more
  • STASH YOUR TRASH TO PREVENT BEAR ENCOUNTERS - Birdseed, Pet Food Also Among Top 3 Non-natural Food Sources for Bears (5/31/2012)

    SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga -- Add “Bear-proof the garbage” to your spring cleaning list. It’s one of the first and most important things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts. Easily accessible garbage is irresistible to a hungry black bear. Unfortunately, it’s also a major threat to its survival. B... more
  • STASH YOUR TRASH TO PREVENT BEAR ENCOUNTERS - Birdseed, Pet Food Also Among Top 3 Non-natural Food Sources for Bears
  • Big Canoe HOA to host Forum For Pickens Candidates (5/30/2012)
    June 16th from 2 to 4 p.m.
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  • Big Canoe HOA to host Forum For Pickens Candidates
  • Four Legged Love From Shay (5/30/2012)
    ADOPTED
    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. SHAY - Hi, I am Shay, a female Beagle. I am beautiful with red spots on my white coat. I like cats, kids, and car rides. I am playful but not hyper. I am about eighteen months old. Like everyone here at the Ranch, I ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Shay
  • David Leister Qualifies for Pickens County Tax Commissioner Seat (5/29/2012)

    I, David Leister, would like to announce that I am seeking the Pickens County Tax Commissioner Seat. As the lone Republican, I am running unopposed on the ballot for the July primary. In November I will be challenged by Sharon Troglin, the incumbent, who has always run as an independent. The cit... more
  • David Leister Qualifies for Pickens County Tax Commissioner Seat
  • Post Office Temporarily Bans Overseas Shipping of Devices with Lithium Batteries (5/29/2012)

    Starting May 16, 2012, the U.S. Post Office will stop international shipping of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries because they are a fire hazard. Many electronic devices, such as cell phones and cameras, use these types of batteries. The ban includes international shippin... more
  • Memorial Day Service (5/28/2012)

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  • Memorial Day Service
  • Music in Gibbs Gardens (5/28/2012)

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  • Music in Gibbs Gardens
  • Angels on Horseback (5/26/2012)

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  • Angels on Horseback
  • CASTING FOR AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY (5/26/2012)
    Deadline to apply is Friday, June 1, 2012.
    AMERICA'S SUPERNANNY is looking for families that could benefit from the help of child/teen expert, DEBORAH TILLMAN. She’s founded and currently runs 3 successful full-time daycare centers in Virginia where she’s worked with children & teens for years; she regularly presents workshops on childcare ... more
  • CASTING FOR AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY
  • 'Greater Tuna' (5/26/2012)

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  • 'Greater Tuna'
  • Pickens County Qualifying Results (5/25/2012)

    Qualifying for 2012 elections was held from May 23-25, 2012 and below is a list of qualified candidates. Chairman of Commissioners Robert Jones Wesley Weaver Commissioner, District 1 Jerry Barnes Marty Callahan Bart Connelly Stanley Morris Stephen Giambla Sally Sue Bradle... more
  • Pickens Tea Party Host Town Hall Meeting Featuring Candidates on Tuesday, June 26th (5/25/2012)
    Spotlight on Candidates for District Attorney for the Appalachian District Circuit
    At the June meeting of Pickens County GA Tea Party, we will continue our Town Hall format, inviting more announced candidates running for local offices to address our members. This week we are introducing candidates for the elected office of District Attorney for the Appalachian District Circuit, w... more
  • Pickens Tea Party Host Town Hall Meeting Featuring Candidates on Tuesday, June 26th
  • Summer, Kids and Snakes! (5/25/2012)

    In just a few weeks most public schools will be out for the summer. I can still remember the childhood excitement for adventure, and trouble. As Summer begins this is a great time to review what venomous snakes are in your back yard and how to identify them. If you have children teaching them h... more
  • Summer, Kids and Snakes!
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