PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Tate Day 2011: Grandeur of Marble (9/9/2011)
    Saturday, November 5
    The annual Tate Day event has a few changes from last year. It will be going back to just a one day event to be held on Saturday, November 5. Another change will be the annual Hall of Fame banquet, which has traditionally been held in conjunction with Tate Day, will be on its own this year on Octo... more
  • Tate Day 2011: Grandeur of Marble
  • VA Announces Expansion of Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (9/8/2011)

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will expand its pilot for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER), which enables sharing of Veterans' health records. "The expansion of the VLER pilot program will allow more Veterans and facilities to participate in this exciting ... more
  • VA Streamlines Online Applications for Health Benefits Renewal (9/8/2011)
    Automated 10-10EZR Form Simplifies Updates
    - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has automated its online Health Benefits Renewal (10-10EZR) form as part of its ongoing effort to streamline access to benefits. "This action dramatically reduces the time it will take for enrolled Veterans to submit updates to their demographic informat... more
  • Minor damage, trees down and power outages from Labor Day severe weather (9/6/2011)
    Pickens County EOC activated
    Pickens County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) was activated Monday from 3:00pm to 10:30pm with two pre-storm shelters opened and occupied. A cloud rotation was reported by First Responders around 4:10 p.m. and followed by damage reports. There were no reported injuries and some structure damag... more
  • 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
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