PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • GDOL helps movie production companies with young actors (4/19/2012)

    Georgia’s child-labor laws help to prevent exploitation of children in any business doing work in this state. The growing film industry presence in Georgia is no exception. “The movie industry is growing here in Georgia, which is great for our economy,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butle... more
  • GDOL helps movie production companies with young actors
  • March for Babies on April 21st in Ellijay (4/19/2012)
    Bring a box of tissue for Hugs from Hunter
    The March of Dimes "March for Babies" fundraiser supports research and programs to help prevent or treat premature birth, birth defects and other threats to babies health. The 2012 event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 starting at the Ellijay Elementary School. Registration begins at 9:... more
  • March for Babies on April 21st in Ellijay
  • Men’s basketball players Hopkins, Pierce sign LOI with Point University (4/19/2012)

    Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball players Brannon Hopkins and Devonn Pierce signed with Point University on Tuesday, April 17 at CTC’s Marietta campus. Hopkins, a part-time starter on this season’s Golden Eagles squad, and Pierce, a redshirt during the 2011-12 season, will join Point’s program thi... more
  • Men’s basketball players Hopkins, Pierce sign LOI with Point University
  • Good Samaritan Golf (4/18/2012)

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  • Good Samaritan Golf
  • Pickens County Tea Party To Hold Town Hall Meeting for 9th and 14th District Candidates (4/18/2012)
    April 24th at 6:30 p.m.
    The field is crowded in the new Ninth Congressional District. First there were four—now there are five candidates vying to fill the new 9th District Congressional seat, which includes the Eastern portion of Pickens County. Today we will introduce Clifton McDuffie, from Hall County and Hunter Bick... more
  • Pickens County Tea Party To Hold Town Hall Meeting for 9th and 14th District Candidates
  • GEORGIA DOT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE ACTITIVITES ON STATE ROUTE 108 IN CHEROKEE COUNTY (4/17/2012)
    Tuesday, April 17 through Friday, April 20, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
    Georgia DOT maintenance crews are scheduled to continue shoulder maintenance activities to remove debris and vegetation from the roadway’s clear zone on State Route 108 in Cherokee County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting from April 17 through... more
  • Jerry “Jabo” Patterson Announces Candidacy For Post 2 East District Commissioner (4/17/2012)

    My name is Jerry “Jabo” Patterson and I would like to announce my candidacy for the Post 2 East District Commissioner position. I am married to Joy Pearson Patterson and we are lifelong residents of Pickens County. We have been married 42 years and have one son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Jennif... more
  • Jerry “Jabo” Patterson Announces Candidacy For Post 2 East District Commissioner
  • KPB Marble Hill Mural (4/17/2012)

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  • KPB Marble Hill Mural
  • YOUNG WRITERS’ HONORED (4/17/2012)
    The Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest Awards presentation (video)
    The Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest Awards presentation was held at the Pickens County Library on Tuesday, April 9, 2012. In addition to the recipients, the audience included parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, writers and local media. Pickens County Progress columnist, A... more
  • YOUNG WRITERS’ HONORED
  • Administrative Professionals Week being celebrated locally (4/16/2012)
    Professionals Week® April 22-28, 2012 with Wednesday, April 25 being Administrative Professionals Day®
    Appalachian Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals®) will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Week® April 22-28, 2012 with Wednesday, April 25 being Administrative Professionals Day®. The 2012 theme by IAAP for Administrative Profession... more
  • Another Win for Pickens 4-H! (4/16/2012)
    Clarcy Kirby, Pickens County 4-H
    Poultry Judging! Sound interesting? Well several students from Pickens County certainly thought so! They committed weeks of training to prepare for tough competition, and then the Pickens County 4-H Poultry Judging team traveled to Crawford, Georgia to face other poultry experts and claim another... more
  • Another Win for Pickens 4-H!
  • Are you ready? We are! (4/16/2012)
    Jasper ArtFest is ready to cover Main Street Jasper on April 21-22
    Jasper ArtFest is ready to cover Main Street, Jasper, GA. The event will be held this weekend, April 21-22. If you attended last year, you can testify that the event attracted many. It was estimated that 5,000 to 7,000 art lovers perused the fine arts, listened to great music, and enjoyed a cornuc... more
  • Are you ready?  We are!
  • B. ALISON SOSEBEE ANNOUNCES FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY (4/16/2012)

    B. Alison Sosebee announces her candidacy as a Republican for the office of District Attorney for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. The Appalachian Judicial Circuit encompasses the counties of Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens. Sosebee is a lifelong resident of Fannin County and she is the mother of... more
  • B. ALISON SOSEBEE ANNOUNCES FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
  • CAPAA at Jasper Artfest (4/16/2012)

    Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CAPAA) will again host a performance tent at the 2nd Annual Jasper Artfest on April 21 and 22, 2012. Students, instructors, area musicians, artists, and thespians will be performing throughout the weekend. The public is invited to stop by and try an instrument... more
  • CAPAA at Jasper Artfest
  • FEATHERED EVENT BIRDHOUSE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOW! (4/16/2012)
    Deadline April 19th
    The Feathered Event Birdhouse entry forms are due. April 19th is here. Wow, how time flies. Hopefully you have heard by now that preparations for the third annual Feathered Event hosted by the Sharptop Arts Association is underway. This year the event will take place at the Art Center. The ga... more
  • FEATHERED EVENT BIRDHOUSE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOW!
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