PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • VA's Telephone Service Helps Family Members (9/6/2011)
    Encourage Veterans to Seek Medical Care
    - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a telephone service, Coaching into Care, to provide assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues. "Those closest to Veterans are often the fi... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech smashes Point University, 38-6, in season opener (9/5/2011)

    The Chattahoochee Tech club football team dominated NAIA Point University, 38-6, on a rainy Labor Day evening at home field Osborne High School. The Golden Eagles blocked two punts on the night, covering one for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, and recovered two of their own fumbles in the end zon... more
  • The Truth About Cell Phones and the National Do-Not-Call List (9/4/2011)

    You may have received an email telling you cell phones will start to get unwanted telemarketing calls unless you add your wireless number to a special Do-Not-Call Registry. However, placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is, and always has been, illegal. It is unlawful for anyone to ... more
  • T-SPLOST … Gesundheit (9/3/2011)

    Today I want to explore something that could affect us all by hitting our wallets. The most significant tax increase in the history of the state looms ahead of us. T-SPLOST stands for Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. We are slated to vote on this one percent tax next year. W... more
  • Chamber Announces 2012 Board Recommendations (9/2/2011)
    Deadline for letters of interest and/or nominees is noon, Friday, September 23rd.
    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting letters of personal interest and/or potential candidate recommendations for the 2012 Chamber's Board of Directors. This year we have (4) four openings for three-year terms on the Board of Directors and one (1) two-year term to fill. ... more
  • Chamber Announces 2012 Board Recommendations
  • Chattahoochee Tech Kicks Off Season Monday At Home Against NAIA Point University (9/2/2011)

    The Chattahoochee Tech Golden Eagles club football team will begin its second season of play this Monday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. against NAIA Point University at its home field of Osborne High School in Marietta. The contest, which was finalized on Thursday, replaces the recently canceled Labor Day game ... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Kicks Off Season Monday At Home Against NAIA Point University
  • Two More Months of Shopping at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/2/2011)

    Labor Day weekend is usually thought of as the end of summer, but it is not the end of the Jasper Farmers Market Season. That will continue for two more months and end in a big party on October 29. What will be for sale in those months? Every year is different, but a look at last years newspaper... more
  • Two More Months of  Shopping at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • VA Posts Online List of Ships Associated with Presumptive Agent Orange Exposure (9/2/2011)

    Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orang... more
  • Come Celebrate the Importance of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day September 17 (9/1/2011)
    Lee Newton Park from 5 to 9 P.M.
    The purpose of the Constitution Day celebration is to recognize the importance of the U.S. Constitution as a living document, which gives the outline for the longest Republic form of government in the world. It is to clarify who, what, where and when makes America the country that people from all o... more
  • Come Celebrate the Importance of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day September 17
  • TCSG Announces New International Center for Technical Education (9/1/2011)
    Chattahoochee Technical College president Dr. Sanford Chandler named to lead global initiative
    Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson announced today the launch of a new International Center for Technical Education that will enhance the TCSG’s global outreach. The center’s goal is to build greater worldwide recognition of the TCSG education programs while also workin... more
  • TCSG Announces New International Center for Technical Education
  • Over $2.2 Billion in Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions (8/31/2011)

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions. On August 31, 2... more
  • PHS Culinary Arts Lab OPEN HOUSE (8/31/2011)
    September 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Pickens High School
    The Culinary Arts Lab OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for next Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM at Pickens High School. Please send e-mail RSVP to Sue Gibbons (suegibbons@pickens.k12.ga.us) if you are able to attend. She would like to get numbers so she can plan for refreshments. This tea... more
  • Pickens County will be GeorgiaInfo's Image of the Day on September 13th (8/31/2011)

    The aerial photo of Jasper, supplied to GeorgiaInfo by KnowPickens.com, will be the image of the Day on September 13. GeorgiaInfo is an extensive online resource about Georgia as part of the Digital Library of Georgia. The website also features Georgia Trivia and "This Day in Georgia History" wi... more
  • Pickens County will be GeorgiaInfo's Image of the Day on September 13th
  • Piedmont Physicians Group Welcomes Nagamalar Raju, M.D. (8/31/2011)

    Piedmont Physicians at Mountainside welcomes internist and sleep medicine specialist Nagamalar Raju, M.D., to a new location on the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus. Dr. Raju will be joining Carl McCurdy, M.D., and his practice at 1020 J.L. White Drive Jasper, Ga. “Piedmont is pleased to w... more
  • Piedmont Physicians Group Welcomes Nagamalar Raju, M.D.
  • What do Christians do for fun? (8/31/2011)
    Here’s one answer: Christian ladies anticipate an event coming up that is all fun: The first annual Tea in the Mountains
    The first annual Tea in the Mountains will be held Sunday, September 18 from 1-3 p.m. at A Venue to Remember, off Hwy. 53 East in Jasper. This is a time for Christian gals to do it up fine, wear your best, and if you’ve a penchant for a fancy hat wear it, please! Invite all your female friends, f... more
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