PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
List of Street Names and Bus Stop Locations
Pickens County Schools are back in session on August 3rd with new times and bus route changes. Start and end times are as follows: Elementary Schools Start at 7:45 AM and End at 2:30 PM, Middle Schools Start at 8:10 AM and End at 3:25 PM, and High School Start at 8:10 AM and End at 3:10 PM ... more
Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball player Brian Collier has signed with four-year Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. He will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Magicians, who play in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. “I think it’s great that Bri... more
For the Interstate Highways 75&575 Northwest Corridor managed lanes project in Cobb and Cherokee counties
Red Cross extends blood drive hours and asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments
The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region is facing a critical blood shortage and today issued an appeal for blood donors. Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations in May and June dropped to the lowest levels the Red Cross has seen during this timefra... more
Thousands of Chattahoochee Technical College students are doing something they have never done before now. They are registering for classes under the semester system – a first for the technical college students in Georgia. Chattahoochee Technical College, along with 25 other technical colleges i... more
If you haven’t made it to the current Sharptop Art Gallery show... it is time that you do. Your time is running out to enjoy this diverse show. "Appalachian Splendor" will continue through July 31,2011. WHO IS THE SAAG GROUP? SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN ARTIST GUILD is an umbrella organization of The Ar... more
) Like most college students, the ones at Chattahoochee Technical College must consider more than the classes they want to take and the schedule available when deciding to go to school. One of the biggest questions for a student or prospective student is that of financial aid. “Students typically... more
Sharptop Arts Association hosting ‘Fall Colors’ Art Competition... Come one.. Come all!!!!
It has been some time since the last art competition at the Sharptop Arts Center, but another one is planned for this coming November, and it is time for all the artists in this area to get to work. The theme for the new competition is “Fall Colors.” All mediums are accepted, and artists from the ag... more
Two Master Gardeners shared some new ideas for what to do with all of the good foods you can buy there
Most of the folks in the Master Gardeners group are good cooks. Last Saturday at the Jasper Farmer's Market, two of them shared some new ideas for what to do with all of the good foods you can buy there. In Debbie Dickson’s and Anita Rosen’s presentation, “From the Farmer's Market to Your Table” ... more
The last Saturday of each month is VOLUNTEER DAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pickens Co. Sheriff's Department is in charge of your new Animal Shelter. This is not a no kill facility but the Shelter Director makes every effort to find homes for as many of the animals as possible. Deputy Brandi Strawn has held several adoption days for animals at several locations, Beall... more
Terri Walters with KnowPickens.com did just that and landed a role in Tater Patch Players September Production
I did it! I stepped out of my box and did something I've always wanted to do. I auditioned for a play with the Tater Patch Players with moral support from Mari Livsey. We took off on Sunday afternoon to the new Tater Patch Theater and checked in at the stage with Nan Nawrocki who sent us straight up...
Over 60 football players are participating in summer workouts for the Golden Eagles, who are entering their second season as a club program. The workouts, which focus on strength, agility and endurance training, began on July 13 and will run until August 3 when the team starts with full pads. Th... more
First day of school is August 3rd
The Pickens County Board of Education approved new start and end times for the 2011-2012 school year beginning August 3rd. Elementary School ~ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM Middle School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:25 PM High School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:10 AM Bus Route Information will be available soon.... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce officially unveiled a portrait of Stan Barnett at their July breakfast at Chattahoochee Technical College. Mr. Barnett was selected as the 2011 Pickens County Citizen of the Year during the Chamber’s Winter Ball in January and will continue to wear the crown f... more
25 FDNY Firefighters will join disaster survivors from around the U.S. to “Pay It Forward” in Ellijay, Georgia July 28-31, 2011
Barn-Raising to help Rebuild and Strengthen “Build An Ark” Animal Rescue ... more