PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Dr. Ron Newcomb Named President of Chattahoochee Technical College (2/2/2012)

    Dr. Ron Newcomb was officially announced today as the new president of Chattahoochee Technical College. The announcement of this appointment was made by Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson after his choice was approved by the state board. “I look forward to continuing my... more
  • Dr. Ron Newcomb Named President of Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Freshman point guard Sean Tate named GCAA Player of the Week (2/2/2012)

    The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association has named freshman Sean Tate the Player of the Week for Week 4 of the men’s basketball conference season. Tate, a 5-foot-7 point guard from Sequoyah High School in Canton, Ga., averaged 17 points, eight assists and 3.5 steals in two games last week while s... more
  • Gilmer, Fannin & Pickens Residents Gather to Kick Off 2012 March for Babies (2/2/2012)
    Feburary 9th at 12 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant in East Ellijay
    WHO: Energized Gilmer, Fannin & Pickens residents dedicated to giving babies a healthy start in life, including local business leaders, business teams and families of premature babies. WHAT: 2012 March for Babies Kickoff Area residents gather to mark the start of the 2012 March for Babies seas... more
  • Gilmer, Fannin & Pickens Residents Gather to Kick Off 2012 March for Babies
  • Golden Eagles lose barnburners at home to GCAA foe Albany Tech (2/2/2012)

    The Chattahoochee Tech basketball squads dropped heartbreakers to Albany Tech on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Smyrna Community Center. The women’s team kept it close in the second half, drawing to within three points late in the game, but fell 55-49 to the Lady Titans, and the men lost 57-56 on a buzzer-... more
  • New Group Formed 'Pickens County Citizens for Effective Leadership' (2/2/2012)
    Purpose is to recruit and elect effective political leadership
    The Purpose of the Pickens County Citizens for Effective Leadership (PCCEL) is to recruit and elect effective political leadership for local and state offices. As stated the PCCEL has two primary initiatives:
  • Recruit quality citizens to run for elected office that have demonstrated tradit... more
  • Pickens Sheriff's Office February Newsletter (2/2/2012)

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  • Pickens Sheriff's Office February Newsletter
  • Want to Learn More About the Sheriff's Office? Sign up for the Citizens Academy (2/2/2012)
    Free Six Week Class on Tuesday & Thursday Nights - Limited Availability!
    The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is offering a Citizens Academy starting February 28th. The Citizens Academy will allow you to learn all aspects of the Sheriff’s office while having fun and meeting the men and women who work there. There is a limited availability and no cost to participate. A... more
  • Want to Learn More About the Sheriff's Office?  Sign up for the Citizens Academy
  • WANTED: Photos of Past Commissioners & Ordinaries (2/2/2012)

    Commissioner Rob Jones enlisted Rodney Buckingham and John Nicholson to identify and find photos of past Commissioners and Ordinaries in Pickens County. Photos were found for the ones after 1916 but need help for those prior to 1916. A list is below. ORDINARIES of PICKENS COUNTY A... more
  • WANTED:   Photos of Past Commissioners & Ordinaries
  • Allen Wigington announced he is running to keep his position as Chief Magistrate Judge for Pickens County (1/31/2012)

    Allen Wigington announced that he will run to keep his position as Chief Magistrate Judge for Pickens County. Wigington was appointed as a judge in the Magistrate Court in 2008 by Judge Larry Ray. When Judge Ray left the office, Wigington was selected by Appalachian Circuit Superior Court Judges t... more
  • Allen Wigington announced he is running to keep his position as Chief Magistrate Judge for Pickens County
  • Four Legged Love from Toot (1/31/2012)
    ADOPTED
    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. TOOT - Hi, I am Toot, a female, 1.5 years old, hound mix. I weigh about 40 pounds and have a beautiful tan and white short hair coat. My siblings and I got lost and the good people at the Pickens Animal Ranch are taking... more
  • Four Legged Love from Toot
  • Magistrate Judge LaSandra Ray Cooley announces her intent to run for Chief Magistrate Judge (1/31/2012)

    Magistrate Judge LaSandra Ray Cooley announces her intent to run for Chief Magistrate Judge. She will appear on the Republican Ballot in the primary election in July. LaSandra began working in the Magistrate Court of Pickens County in July, 2008 and was appointed Judge of the court by the recently... more
  • Magistrate Judge LaSandra Ray Cooley announces her intent to run for Chief Magistrate Judge
  • Sharptop Arts Center presents KIDS KREATIONS (1/31/2012)

    Sharptop Arts Association and Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a KIDS KREATIONS boutique inside the Gallery Shop where your favorite artwork (kids or adults) can be professionally transferred onto unique gift products. On display in the Gallery are samples of coffee mugs, travel mug... more
  • Sharptop Arts Center presents KIDS KREATIONS
  • Weather Questions Answered by John L. 'Jack' Hayes, NOAA Assistant Administrator & NWS Director (1/31/2012)

    John L. "Jack" Hayes is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assistant administrator for weather services and National Weather Service (NWS) director. He is responsible for an integrated weather services program; supporting the delivery of a variety of weather, water and climate s... more
  • Weather Questions Answered by John L. 'Jack' Hayes, NOAA Assistant Administrator & NWS Director
  • CTC hoops teams prevail at home, finish off regular-season sweeps over Andrew, Waycross (1/30/2012)

    The Chattahoochee Tech basketball squads picked up crucial GCAA wins at home on Sunday, Jan. 29, as the women defeated Andrew College, 78-58, and the men took down Waycross College, 64-52. The wins gave the Golden Eagles regular-season sweeps over the two opponents and kept each team squarely in the... more
  • Modern Woodmen field force grows by 5 percent in 2011 (1/30/2012)

    While many companies are impacted negatively by the economic downturn and its aftermath, Modern Woodmen of America continues to grow, says local Modern Woodmen Regional Director Greg Peace, North West Georgia. The organization saw 5 percent growth in financial representatives nationwide in 2011,... more
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