PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Local Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels (7/19/2011)
    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
  • Local Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels
  • Chattahoochee Tech students, faculty and staff countdown to Q2S (7/18/2011)

    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
  • Don’t miss the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild Gallery Show.. (7/18/2011)

    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
  • Don’t miss the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild Gallery Show..
  • Financial Aid Fields Questions as Summer Session Gets Under Way (7/18/2011)

    ) 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
  • Now is the time for all Artists to get to work... (7/18/2011)
    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
  • From the Farmer's Market to Your Table (7/17/2011)
    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
  • From the Farmer's Market to Your Table
  • Tea Party Urges You To Volunteer at the Pickens County Animal Shelter (7/17/2011)
    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
  • Tea Party Urges You To Volunteer at the Pickens County Animal Shelter
  • Getting Out of the Box (7/15/2011)
    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...
  • Getting Out of the Box
  • Golden Eagles back in business with summer workout program (7/15/2011)

    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
  • New Start and End Times for Pickens County Schools (7/15/2011)
    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
  • New Start and End Times for Pickens County Schools
  • Citizen of the Year Honored at Chamber Breakfast (7/14/2011)

    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
  • Citizen of the Year Honored at Chamber Breakfast
  • New Yorkers Honor America’s Generosity after 9/11 by Helping Georgia Tornado Survivors Rebuild (7/14/2011)
    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
  • RUNNING ON EMPTY TOUR COMES TO JASPER JULY 25TH (7/14/2011)

    The Americans for Prosperity's RUNNING ON EMPTY TOUR, which has been in multiple states, is now headed for our town. The Pickens County Tea Party has agreed to change the regular meeting date of 4th Tuesday to July 25th to accommodate all the speakers that are being brought from all over the U.S. to... more
  • The Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary to host purse and jewelry sale on August 27th (7/14/2011)
    Donations of purses and small leather goods needed
    WHAT: The Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “New To You Purse Sale” and $5 Jewelry & Fashion Accessory Extravaganza by Masquearde. Over 500 gently used purses along with jewelry and accessories will be sold. WHO: Founded in 1969, the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxil... more
  • The Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary to host purse and jewelry sale on August 27th
  • PC Co-Pilots named July Small Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast (7/13/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the July Small Business of the Month is PC Co-Pilots, LLC. Justin & Jessica Bowers were awarded a framed certificate at the July Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month progr... more
  • PC Co-Pilots named July Small Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast
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