PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Tuesday, February 28 through Friday, March 2, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Maintenance work on State Route (SR) 52 and SR 515 in Gilmer County. Georgia DOT’s maintenance crews will be repairing the shoulders of SR52 between mile posts 15 and 20 and those of SR 515 between mile markers 11 and 19 in Gilmer County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. an... more
Monday, February 27, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The right lane will be closed on Interstate 575 southbound at Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge in Cherokee County. Motorists should expect a single lane closure on I-575 southbound between Exit 27/State Route (SR) 5 Business and Exit 24/Airport Drive in Cherokee County. This lane closure is necess... more
The pace has picked up at the Capitol. Lots of meetings and votes took place in both the House and Senate in preparation for Cross-over Day, Day 30 of 40. Cross-over Day is the day when a bill has to pass the House and go to the Senate and visa versa. Proposed legislation dies that is not voted o... more
Video of Forum
The Big Canoe Homeowners Association hosted a forum for the 2012 Ninth District Congressional Candidates at the Big Canoe Chapel on February 25, 2012. Candidates Hunter Bicknell, Doug Collins, Clifton McDuffie, and Martha Zoller, all Republicans, were asked the following questions:...
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild invites visitors to the 24th annual Big Canoe Tour of Homes to be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2012. Tickets for the tour are $20 each and are available at www.bigcanoetour.org. Money raised... more
Some of the Pickens County Chamber employees and Board Members visited Wildwood Christian Academy during their Community Service Day. Students and teachers were busy with different projects benefitting CARES, American Red Cross, Hope House, CASA, Heritage Healthcare, and Big Canoe Animal Rescue. An ...
The 2012 election will be a historic election for Pickens County. Our citizens have voted to change from a Sole Commissioner to a board of three. Now we will have a commission chair running throughout the entire county and an Eastern and Western commissioner running in their respective districts. ... more
Postmark deadline for entries is April 6
Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to celebrate Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. Whether exploring their schoolyard and backyard environments or taking a field trip to a nearby park, nature center or bota... more
The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association has named sophomore Asauhn Dixon-Tatum the Player of the Week for Week 7 of the men’s basketball conference season. Dixon-Tatum, a 6-foot-11 center from Highland High School in Highland, Ind., helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 conference record last w... more
The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. SNOOPY - Hi, I am Snoopy, a four year old Beagle-Bassett Hound mixed male dog. I am a perfect pet. I am house trained, I like to ride in cars, I am gentle and loving toward everyone including kids, adults and cats. I am ... more
The Golden Eagles capped off their regular-season GCAA schedule with wins over Central Georgia Tech on Sunday night at the Smyrna Community Center, as the women won a 76-73 thriller and the men cruised to an 86-63 win. The men’s team elevated its record to 18-11, 8-10 in conference, while the w... more
I loved my mother, but she was not the most optimistic person in my life. From the time she was 52 years old, she proclaimed every year that this would be her last Christmas. Well, by the time she was 83 she was finally right about her prediction. Being a little theatrical might have played into her... more