PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Men’s basketball adds to signing class with two local products (7/5/2011)

    Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball added to its 2011 signing class with forwards Jerrod Jenkins (South Cobb High School, Austell, Ga.) and Tyler Gordon (Shiloh High School, Snellville, Ga.). The pair, both 6-foot-5, brings the incoming class to eight signees, all from Georgia. Jenkins averaged 1... more
  • Men’s basketball adds to signing class with two local products
  • PSO Business Watch Alert - Air Conditioner Thefts (7/2/2011)

    Today, our office began investigating the air conditioner thefts of two separate churches on the north end of Pickens County. Both thefts are actively being investigated by our Detectives and our Deputies have begun a heavy patrol of all churches throughout the county. If you have any information... more
  • “Santa” Bud Ison Drops In on Habitat for Humanity... (7/1/2011)

    On May 24, 2011, “Santa Clause", disguised as Big Canoe resident, Bud Ison, paid a surprise visit to the Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County Board of Directors’ meeting. From his bag of goodies, “Santa Bud” pulled out a check for the largest single donation every given to the Pickens County Hab... more
  • “Santa” Bud Ison Drops In on Habitat for Humanity...
  • 7th Annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to be held August 8th at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville (6/29/2011)
    Proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross - Download Brochure
    Don Gordon, Chairman of the Board of Dawson County's United Community Bank, retired at the age of 62 from an active role with the local bank in July 2004. He retained his role as Chairman of the bank's Board of Directors. He died of a heart attack at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, FL, just two wee...
  • 7th Annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament to be held August 8th at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Presented With Special Gift (6/29/2011)

    On Thursday, June 23, Captain Ramón Medina of the United States Army Reserve presented Piedmont Mountainside Hospital and Mountainside Anesthesia Consultants with a flag from his most recent tour in Afghanistan. A nurse anesthetist with both the hospital and the U.S. Army Reserve, Medina made the pr... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Presented With Special Gift
  • Chattahoochee Tech Cross Country finalizes 2011 meet schedule (6/28/2011)

    Chattahoochee Tech has announced its schedule for the 2011 men’s and women’s NJCAA Division I cross country season, which will include seven regular season meets. The Golden Eagles continue their trend of competing against the best runners in all levels of competition, traveling to the likes of the ... more
  • Cheap Computer Upgrades 101: Memory (6/28/2011)

    Looking for a cheap way to upgrade your computer without buying a new system? Try adding more memory! Grab a screw driver and follow this easy how-to: 1) First, you'll have to figure out what type of memory your computer uses. Boot your computer up and go into the Set-up or BIOS menu, usually... more
  • Cheap Computer Upgrades 101:  Memory
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs June Newsletter (6/28/2011)

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  • Peter Pan is coming to life (6/27/2011)

    Tater Patch Players production of Peter Pan is coming to life, just like the characters in the story come to life in the imagination of the Darling children. Children, as we know, have "pretend" games that they play again and again. In the Darling household in Victorian London, the three children... more
  • Peter Pan is coming to life
  • Southern Applalachian Artists Guild presents ‘Appalachian Splendor’ (6/27/2011)
    July 8 - 31 Sharptop Arts Center
    The next Sharptop Art Gallery show is called, "Appalachian Splendor" and opens on July 8, 2011 -July 31,2011. This is their first vist to exhibit in our Gallery, so let’s give them a warm reception. WHO IS THE SAAG GROUP? SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN ARTIST GUILD is an umbrella organization of The Art C... more
  • Southern Applalachian Artists Guild presents ‘Appalachian Splendor’
  • The Jasper Farmers Market will be at Sackett’s July 2 (6/27/2011)

    What’s going to be different about the 4th of July weekend this year? For the first time you can come to the farmers market on Saturday. July 2 the Jasper Farmers Market will set up in the parking lot of Sackett’s Western Wear Tack and Feed on Hwy. 515. There will be plenty of room for vendors and... more
  • The Jasper Farmers Market will be at Sackett’s July 2
  • CANNING PLANT OPENING DAY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 30th (6/25/2011)

    The Pickens County Food Processing Facility, locally known as the “Canning Plant” is scheduled to begin operation for this summer on Thursday, June 30th. The canning plant in Pickens County has been, as in many other communities in Georgia, a popular activity for many families during the summer mo... more
  • Local Brownie Troop Donates to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary (6/24/2011)
    Cookie program brings smiles for young patients.
    Brownie Troop 10601 has done it again! After this year’s cookie sale the girls chose to donate 15% of their profits to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary, a donation equaling $185.00. This is an $85.00 increase from last year’s donation. The Auxiliary at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital uses ... more
  • Local Brownie Troop Donates to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary
  • Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball signs three transfer players (6/22/2011)

    Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball received letters of intent from three transfer players on Tuesday at a signing event at the school’s Marietta campus. Two players from Central Georgia Tech — Darius Miller and Darius Davis — and Ronald Blossomgame from Middle Georgia College will enter the program... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball signs three transfer players
  • Debt To Eclipse U.S. Economy This Year, Graves Calls For ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ (6/22/2011)
    CBO Report Says U.S. At Risk Of Sudden Fiscal Crisis
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) released the following statement in response to the updated long-term budget outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today: “By the end of this year, our total debt will overtake the entire economy of the United States. Yet, as ... more
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