PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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
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
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
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to attend. She would like to get numbers so she can plan for refreshments. This tea... more
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
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
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
Vendor application deadline September 1, 2011
The business section of Talking Rock ordinarily is rather quiet, a nice place to browse in the antique shops and general store. However, October 15 ~ 16 begins our two day 17th Annual Heritage Days Festival from 9:00 am ~ 5:00. The festival will feature other antique vendors from around the st... more
Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent Begins Operations
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it has completed an important milestone on its joint path with the Department of Defense (DoD) to create a single electronic health record system for servicemembers and Veterans. OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, has begu... more
Qualifying from August 29 to September 2, 2011
Last night, August 26th, two individuals broke into the Fuego Restaurant off of Steve Tate Rd, in the Marble Hill area of Pickens County. The individuals entered the restaurant through a window and removed several large flat-panel televisions. They also took an unknown quantity of wine and liquor. ... more
The District Attorney's Association of Georgia has chosen Appalachian Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Cliff Sticher as Georgia's Assistant District Attorney of the Year for 2011. Mr. Sticher was nominated for the award by Appalachian Circuit District Attorney Joe Hendricks. Cliff and ... more
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch opened in 2003 to house the overflow of stray animals and now is their adoption center. Every Saturday is Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and pets are shown at other times by appointment only. Pets are current on vaccinations, Heart Worm prevention, worming and have b...