PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 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
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market - remember on July 2nd it will be held at Sacketts (6/20/2011)

    Honey has long been a popular item at farmers markets because eating local honey is so good for you, but I was never aware of the credentials that a beekeeper could earn. Bud Champlin is a Certified Beekeeper having studied at the Bee Institute of UGA/Young Harris and is continuing working toward be... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market  - remember on July 2nd it will be held at Sacketts
  • Farmers Freeze (6/20/2011)

    Brrrrr… It was cold at the Jasper Farmers Market last Saturday. Don’t believe me? Right there among the summer plants and produce, there MUST have been an arctic blast as there were several patrons frozen in place all over the Market! Click on the video below to see for yourself! more
  • Farmers Freeze
  • Rep. Graves Earns Club For Growth’s ‘Defender of Economic Freedom’ Award (6/20/2011)
    Graves 1 of 35 Members of Congress Honored for Supporting Economic Growth & Freedom
    Washington, D.C. – The Club for Growth, one of the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organizations with over 55,000 members, announced that U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) has earned the annual Defender of Economic Freedom award. The award honors Members of Congress who have an exceptional, cons... more
  • Rep. Graves Earns Club For Growth’s ‘Defender of Economic Freedom’ Award
  • Renner Companies named June Small Business of the Month by the Pickens Chamber (6/17/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the June Small Business of the Month was Renner Companies. Mr. Rodney Renner was awarded a framed certificate at the June Membership Picnic in the Park by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month pro... more
  • Renner Companies named June Small Business of the Month by the Pickens Chamber
  • Basketball’s Quinton Wood signs with Reinhardt University (6/16/2011)

    Chattahoochee Tech guard Quinton Wood signed to play at NAIA Division II Reinhardt University on Tuesday. Wood joins Jeffrey Pourchier’s Eagles squad after one season at CTC, averaging nine points and three rebounds per game while shooting 34 percent from three-point range. He will have two seasons ... more
  • Basketball’s Quinton Wood signs with Reinhardt University
  • Graves Announces 9th District Service Academy Appointees for 2011 (6/16/2011)
    Jamie Waterman, U.S. Coast Guard Academy is one of the appointees
    Graves Hosting Reception for Appointees This Saturday -- Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following announcement that 18 young men and women from the 9th Congressional District have been appointed to four service academies: “These eighteen men and women represent t... more
  • Graves Hails FCC Funding Cuts, Prohibition Of Funds For ‘Net Neutrality’ (6/16/2011)

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the fiscal year 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill was passed out of subcommittee with funding cut by $2 billion from the 2011 level. The bill also included language prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using funding ... more
  • Help Someone Become A Queen for The Day on June 20th (6/16/2011)
    Look Good...Feel Better is a FREE program that teaches patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
    Look Good...Feel Better takes place the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at United Community Bank's Community Room. If you know someone that could utilize this free service, please call Tanya Kyle at 678-602-0053 or email takyle48@yahoo.com. ...
  • Help Someone Become A Queen for The Day on June 20th
  • WILDWOOD ROCKS THE WORLD FINALS (6/16/2011)

    Had anyone told Wildwood Christian Academy that in three short years it would compete in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind . . . then after competing against U.S. and international teams that it’s three teams would finish 2nd, 4th and 16th in the World, heavy frowns would have appeared on many... more
  • WILDWOOD ROCKS THE WORLD FINALS
  • Groundhog No Longer Part of the Vision (6/15/2011)
    Trapped by Jasper's Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters for destroying Sharptop Arts Visionary Garden
    It took less than 24 hours to trap the nuisance woodchuck, commonly called a groundhog, at Sharptop Arts Visionary Garden by City of Jasper’s Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters. The animals can destroy a garden in a short amount of time by burrowing a network of tunnels for security from predat... more
  • Groundhog No Longer Part of the Vision
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