PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Chatt Tech suffers first loss of season with 30-12 road defeat (10/17/2011)

    The Chattahoochee Tech club football team lost its first game of the season, 30-12, on Monday, Oct. 17 on the road against the Valdosta State JV. The Golden Eagles, currently ranked No. 1 in the National Club Football Association coaches poll, were hindered by six turnovers in the game. “If you ... more
  • Ball Ground Looking for Participants in Christmas Parade (10/16/2011)
    Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
    The City of Ball Ground is asking organizations, businesses and schools to help kick-off the 2011 Christmas Season by participating in the Christmas Parade on December 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Ball Ground. All types of groups are needed and welcomed: Bands, Floats, Marching Units, Beaut... more
  • Ball Ground Looking for Participants in Christmas Parade
  • HAVE YOU EVEN BEEN TO A TEA PARTY MEETING? (10/16/2011)

    This is the question the Pickens County Tea Party members have to ask when the names & accusations start flying about how right wing and "terrorist" the goals of our group really are. We can only do, in public, what we believe, but still we are criticized for our intentions. Thomas Paine in Rig... more
  • Jasper's First Annual Gobble N' Go Relay Race (10/14/2011)
    Entry fees to benefit Hill City Elementary's Feed Our Family on Thanksgiving Day
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  • Jasper's First Annual Gobble N' Go Relay Race
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Named 2011 Small Hospital of the Year (10/14/2011)
    Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Honors Hospital for Outstanding Community Contributions
    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, of Jasper, GA was named 2011 Small Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (the Alliance) at its 28th annual conference on October 14. Piedmont was recognized for its demonstrated commitment to increasing access for underserved populat... more
  • VA Urges Breast Cancer Awareness (10/14/2011)
    VA Outperforms Private Health Care in Breast Cancer Screenings
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by asking all female Veterans to talk with their health care providers about appropriate breast cancer screenings, such as regular mammograms. "The Department of Veterans Affairs has an outstanding... more
  • VA Launches Outreach Campaign to Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans (10/13/2011)
    "Make the Call" Events Scheduled for October 29 in Atlanta
    As part of its drive to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a nation-wide outreach initiative, "Make the Call," to spread the message about its special programs to help homeless Veterans and their families to 28 communities across the nation in Oc... more
  • Haunted Pickens Leaders (10/12/2011)
    KnowPickens.com hosted a Haunted Pickens tent at the Marble Festival
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  • Haunted Pickens Leaders
  • Red Cross NOT 'Banning' Christmas (10/12/2011)

    The assertion that the Red Cross has placed a ban on Christmas is erroneous and based on an Internet rumor. The American Red Cross does not ban seasonal or religious décor in its facilities. In fact, in many Red Cross buildings this holiday season, visitors will see Christmas trees and menorahs a... more
  • Red Cross NOT 'Banning' Christmas
  • CNN Dr. Sanjay reports on Han Rueffert (10/11/2011)
    Meet a chef without a stomach
    Hans Rueffert remains a chef focused on food, even after losing his stomach to cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.... more
  • Swap Seeds OnLine through Pickens Master Gardeners (10/11/2011)

    The Seed Swap page is a new feature on the Master Gardeners web page. Anyone in the community who has an excess of any seeds or plants they want to trade for something else or give away go to Pickens Master Gardners Seed Swap page on... more
  • Swap Seeds OnLine through Pickens Master Gardeners
  • Come to the GARDEN PARTY on October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sharptop Arts Association Visionary Gardens (10/10/2011)

    To those of you who attended the Georgia Clay Council reception last Friday night held at the Sharptop Arts Gallery, I am so glad you were able to be there. Friends, good food, great weather, and an absolutely outstanding display of clay art, what more could you ask for? This exhibit is outstanding!... more
  • Come to the GARDEN PARTY on October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sharptop Arts Association Visionary Gardens
  • October at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/10/2011)

    A perfect fall day at the market this Saturday; the crowd increasing with the temperature. There were several vegetable vendors present selling, among other things, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Lots of sweet potatoes. Gene and Peggy Jordan had beautiful half runner bea... more
  • October at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Chatt Tech football continues perfect season with 26-10 road win (10/9/2011)

    The Chattahoochee Tech club football team maintained its perfect record with a 26-10 road win over the Birmingham Southern College junior varsity team on Sunday. Chattahoochee Tech, 5-0 and ranked No. 1 in the National Club Football Association coaches poll, scored on its first two possessions of th... more
  • FDA Proposes New Gluten-Free Food Labeling Standards (10/9/2011)

    Gluten-free foods have become very popular in supermarkets with $2.6 billion in sales - a 30 percent increase over the last five years. Gluten, a protein naturally present in wheat, rye and barley, causes allergic reaction and intestinal damage in the approximately 3 million Americans who suffer... more
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