PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
KnowPickens.com was given Christmas wish lists for three boys through Pickens DFCS. Not only does DFCS help neglected and abused children, but they assist low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet through various training and programs. One child is 16 and too old to benefit from Fill... more
On Tuesdays, January 17th through March 20th
Where: Creative and Performing Arts Academy, 95 Whitfield Dr., Jasper GA When: On Tuesdays, January 17th through March 20th (ten Tuesdays) 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM -- 9 to 14 years $100 due by Friday, January 13th (scholarships available) Young actors will develop basic acting skills while ha... more
The Chattahoochee Tech football had held the top spot in the National Club Football Association rankings since late September after a 3-0 start, but there was still a measure of suspense before the final coaches poll was released on Wednesday. Relief came when head coach Tim Freeman received a call ... more
21 Permits in November and 305 for 2011
To be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at 1266 East Church Street
A public hearing on the proposed 2012 budgets of all Pickens County Government funds will be held Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at 1266 East Church Street. Budgets are available for review at www.pickenscountyga.gov or in the Finance Director’s office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mo... more
Chattahoochee Technical College announced this week the three finalists for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, a statewide program initiated by the Technical College System of Georgia to honor outstanding instructors at the System's 25 member institutions. The three inst... more
The Chattahoochee Tech Golden Eagles football team was named champion of the National Club Football Association in the organization's final coaches poll, released Wednesday, Dec. 7. CTC finished with 141 total points in the final poll, including seven first-place votes. The Golden Eagles first ... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has successfully implemented a new, computerized patient record and physician order entry (CPOE) system. Hundreds of physicians and clinicians have been trained to use the system, which can be accessed securely from the hospital, office or home. This system will greatl... more
As we busy ourselves getting ready for Christmas, and scurry about to buy gifts for children and loved ones, filled with our Christmas Cheer, there is a precious group of people that so often goes overlooked! A Nursing Home is the loneliest place you will ever be on Christmas! The Mission of “Ca... more
The Chattahoochee Tech basketball squads hosted East Georgia College in a pair of GCAA match-ups at the Smyrna Community Center on Tuesday night. The CTC women started the night off on a positive note with a 58-47 come-from-behind victory, but the men suffered their second straight narrow conference... more
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American flag from Billy Ledford’s memorial service to be flown during December.
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital plans to honor former Auxiliary member and Jasper, Ga. resident, Billy Ledford, by flying his memorial flag in front of the hospital December 1 to 31. A United States Navy veteran and active Auxiliary member, Ledford passed away July 9, 2011 at the age of 76. The flag ... more
$53,000 worth of Christmas gifts to the children of Pickens County last year
Last year the Fill-A-Stocking project served 1061 needy children from 469 Pickens County families. Applications for Christmas gifts are already pouring in, and with the increasing number of requests for financial assistance received by the Jasper Lions Club, it is likely that help will be requested... more
Volunteers needed with good writing ability to help with grants program.
If you have a passion for helping kids, but don’t have much time available, this may be for you! Our clubs need local volunteers who are organized and have good writing ability to help with our grant program. You can work from home on your own computer, and on your own schedule. We will teach you wh... more