PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • SR 53 BRIDGE WORK EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 31 (8/9/2012)

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Georgia DOT announces maintenance work on the State Route 53/Jasper Highway bridge over the Amicalola Creek will take longer than planned. Crews are currently working on the SR 53 Bridge over Amicalola Creek west of Tinsley Chapel Road, approximately 3 miles from the Dawson/Picken...
  • SR 53 BRIDGE WORK EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 31
  • Bite Wounds (8/8/2012)

    Bite wounds are common injuries for dogs and cats in our area. Most of the cases I see involve un-neutered male dogs who are roaming and fighting with other males, or outdoor cats fighting with other cats. There are many other situations that result in bite wounds, such as pets from the same family ... more
  • Bite Wounds
  • Family Connection Collaborative (Video) (8/8/2012)
    Speakers Carlton Wilson, President Coalition for a Drug Free Pickens and Lynn Palmer, Social Worker for Pickens County Schools
    The program included two speakers and introductions by all those present. Carlton Wilson, Hill City Elementary Principle spoke on behalf of the Coalition for a Drug Free Pickens where he serves as President. Lynn Palmer, Social Worker for Pickens County Schools presented information about the...
  • Family Connection Collaborative (Video)
  • Four Legged Love From Kiki (8/8/2012)
    ADOPTED
    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. KIKI - Hi, I am Kiki, a domestic black, short hair, female cat. I am a very pretty, ten-month-old barn cat; that means I like to stay outside and better yet, I can go to a qualified home without any adoption fee. Like al... more
  • Four Legged Love From Kiki
  • Nice and Cool at the Jasper Farmers Market (8/8/2012)

    Cloudy skies kept the heat down making it a great day for outdoor shopping and for the Salsa Contest. Fewer contestants this year but some very good salsa that the voting crowd had a hard time deciding on. Votes were pretty evenly divided among all of the entries. Our youngest participant, Victor... more
  • Nice and Cool at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Piedmont Healthcare announces interim leadership roles (8/8/2012)

    (Atlanta, Ga.) – Piedmont Healthcare announces its appointment of interim executive leadership after the passing of President and CEO R. Timothy Stack on July 30. Patrick Battey, M.D., chair of Piedmont Healthcare’s Board of Directors, has been named interim chief executive officer for the Atlant... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare announces interim leadership roles
  • The July Pickens Report (8/8/2012)

    The end of July brings a very hot month to an end. Hot not only from a weather standpoint, but also from a political standpoint as the primary election was held on the last day of the month. I want to thank everyone who took the time to perform their civic duty as 7,187 voters cast their ballots i... more
  • The July Pickens Report
  • Two Deadly Viruses of Cats (8/8/2012)

    Did you know that the average life span of an indoor cat is around fifteen years? In contrast, an outdoor cat lives on average of just over three years. That is an amazing difference of twelve years, and most of that can be linked to two cat viruses that are very similar to our own AIDS virus. Bo... more
  • Two Deadly Viruses of Cats
  • First Day of School (8/6/2012)

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  • First Day of School
  • Harmony Elementary School Supply List (8/6/2012)
    Open House (Grades 1-5) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on August 6, 2012
    Kindergarten Supply List 2 - packs 24 count Crayons 4 - Glue Sticks 1 - pair Blunt Scissors 1 - pack Washable Markers 1 - set Watercolors 1 - pack Dry Erase Markers 1 - Tri-fold Plastic Rest Mat 1 - Backpack (no wheels) Wishlist Items *Pick one or two items to send in Baby Wi... more
  • Hill City Elementary School Supply List (8/6/2012)
    Open House (Grades 1-5) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on August 6, 2012
    Kindergarten Supply List o 4 Boxes of Crayola Classic Crayons (24 Count) o 2 Bottles of Elmer’s School Glue (4oz Bottles) o 2 glue sticks o 2 Packages of Plain Yellow #2 Pencils o 1 Box of Crayola Washable Markers (Classic Colors) o 4 Pronged Folders w/ pockets (2 green/ 2 blue) o Ha... more
  • Jasper Elementary School Supply List (8/6/2012)
    Open House (Grades 1-5) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on August 6, 2012
    Kindergarten Supply List  Glue Bottle(s)  Yellow #2 pencils  Markers  Watercolor tray (Crayola brand)  Mat or Towel (with child’s name on it)  Backpack (with child’s name on it)  Extra set of clothes (in a bag with your child’s... more
  • Tate Elementary School Supply List (8/6/2012)

    Kindergarten 2 packs Crayola washable markers 1 pair of Fiskars blunt tip scissors pencils book bag large bath towel or beach towel (due to limited storage space, no tri-fold mats, please) Optional colored pencils Ziploc bags – all sizes dry erase markers baby wipes Kleene... more
  • The Sassafras Literary Exchange Adult Writing Contest Ends on August 31, 2012 (8/6/2012)

    The Sassafras Literary Exchange’s Adult Writing Contest will end on August 31, 2012. Be sure to enter before the deadline! Winners will be announced at the Pickens County Marble Festival the first weekend in October. Entries of 1,500 words or less of Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry submitted by ap... more
  • The Sassafras Literary Exchange Adult Writing Contest Ends on August 31, 2012
  • There's Hope for the Hungry Milestone (8/6/2012)
    10,000th person whom this ministry has reached out to tell about the love of Jesus and now knows Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior
    There's Hope for the Hungry ministry started February 19th, 2003 and through yesterday a milestone was reached at Talking Rock First Baptist Church in Talking Rock, Ga. There was a profession of faith made by a young woman. She realizes the commitment she made to God was from her heart and sincere. ... more
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