PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Much is made by liberals that the Tea Party is a deterrent, not a "real" grassroots rising like Occupy Wall Street. Oh well, arguing is not going to change your mind and blaming the Tea Party for what is wrong isn't a good tactic because there are sure a lot of us out here. Your own local Pickens ... more
Native Pickens County resident, Nancy Cochran Maddox, announced today her candidacy for the Office of Probate Judge. Maddox has practiced law for over 12 years, and will use her experience to continue the legacy of outstanding service left by retiring Probate Judge Rodney Gibson. “My campaign ... more
The Golden Eagles hoops teams got a sweep over Atlanta Metropolitan College on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Smyrna Community Center, playing two gritty defensive performances against their GCAA opponents. The wins come before the team must embark on a three-game conference road stretch, their longest of ... more
Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of North Georgia
Burnt Mountain Trading has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Georgia to invite you to create a work of art or more to benefit the kids! So… y’all make plans to be a part of this competition. Remember, everyone is a winner because all proceeds go to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nor... more
The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. BEANS Hi, I am beans and I am the MOST loving, snuggly, cuddly, lap dog you will ever meet. I am a two year old terrier mix girl. Like most girls I like to dress up in fun clothes and go shopping. I am white with a few... more
Janurary 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery on South Main will have an art showing for Photographer, Sterling Brown. This will take place on Saturday, January 28, from 5-8 pm. Wine will be served at this event. Free Admission. Sterling’s international award-winning photography is a blend of tragic and austere beauty. The imagery h... more
Gov. Nathan Deal announced yesterday that 370 Georgia public schools are being recognized for improvement and achievement during the 2010-2011 school year. The schools are awarded on four levels Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Three Pickens County Schools were on the Greatest Gains list that reco... more
January 21st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Ellijay Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an Emergency Preparation Fair on Saturday, January 21st, from 10:00am to 4:00p.m. The meetinghouse is located at 189 Dogwood Drive in Ellijay. The Fair is free and open to the public. No one expects disaster to occur... more
The Sassafras Literary Exchange Annual Youth Writing Contest will begin February 6, 2012. The contest is open to all Pickens County students including Home School Students doing Middle School and High School work. Entries of 1,500 words or less may be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. “The ... more
Pickens County Government, Pickens County School System's Special Education Department and Collaborations For Resiliency in Children, Inc. partnered to raise community awareness with an informational seminar detailing IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). ...
'A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. January 22, 1:00-3:00 at the Sharptop Arts Center. There will be a hat decorating contest with prizes in three categories… elegant, maddest/crazy, and recycled. So get wild and crazy decorating your perfect hat to win. Jasper Drugs & Gifts will present a fashion show ... more
Stop by daily for that 'Cherie Fix' of laughter, great gospel, bluegrass and country music featuring artists from the hills of Appalachia. You will love the down home atmosphere and Freddy will charm you with his totally country attitude as he gives Cherie a hard time on occasion. The combination of... more
The first legislative day of the 2012 regular session of the 151st General Assembly of Georgia began on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, when Speaker David Ralston hammered his gavel. After the morning devotional and Pledge to the flag, bills were read for the first time by Robby Rivers, Clerk of the Georgia H...