PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • The Tater Patch Players are hosting their sixth annual Theater Camp (6/7/2011)
    Two weeks from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1
    The Tater Patch Players are hosting their sixth annual Theater Camp. This summer's camp program is for kids from rising third graders through high school. For two weeks, from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1 there are opportunities to learn about all things theater and have a lot of f... more
  • The Tater Patch Players are  hosting their sixth annual Theater Camp
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market (6/6/2011)

    Along with the vegetables, eggs and baked goods at the market there were several wood crafters, jewelry makers and many more vendors and variety that included some very good artist. Mike Brown is a talented wildlife and landscape artist who lives in Canton and sells prints all over the world from... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Kyle Waters Auction Company Ribbon Cutting (6/6/2011)

    Kyle Waters Auction Company is owned and operated by Kyle Waters and his wife Rachel. Currently, the staff includes many family members and friends. Their team has over one hundred years of combined experience in the auction industry and within their journey have experience and knowledge in almos... more
  • Kyle Waters Auction Company Ribbon Cutting
  • PSO Business Watch Alert - Reports of Counterfeit Money Being Passed in Pickens County (6/6/2011)

    Over the weekend, our office has received several reports of counterfeit money being passed throughout Pickens County. Two of the instances were at local yard sales while the third was passed at a local restaurant. The money is reported to be obviously fake and appears to be a photocopy of an actual... more
  • Graves Statement On May Unemployment Report (6/3/2011)

    (Washington, DC) Ė U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the Department of Laborís May Unemployment Report that showed the jobless rate rose to 9.1 percent: ďTodayís unemployment figures bookend a tough week of economic news for America. Itís an even tougher week for t... more
  • Hats Off to 'Mad' Campers (6/3/2011)

    Last Friday, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy presented it's 40 young campers to their family and friends in a Mad Hatter's Camp Celebration performance of scenes from the musical Alice, based on Alice in Wonderland. With 5 different Alices, 2 White Rabbits, and 4 Tweedles plus many more ch...
  • Hats Off to 'Mad' Campers
  • PSO Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training (6/3/2011)

    Pickens County Sheriff's Office hosted their first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training course the last week in May. April Young from the Sheriff's Office facilitated the CIT training course. In this course, police officers were taught to recognize individuals who are experiencing a mental il... more
  • PSO Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
  • RED CROSS DAY @ THE LIBRARY (6/3/2011)
    June 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
    Tuesday June 14th will be Red Cross Day at the Pickens County Library. Starting at 10:30 a.m. there will be a summer safety program for children and grownups alike. Safety tips for the summer such as; water safety, bee stings, poison ivy, snake bits and heat related problems. There will be prizes... more
  • RED CROSS DAY @ THE LIBRARY
  • TCSG Rescinds GEDģ Test Fee Increase (6/3/2011)
    Systemís state board holds cost decision until 2012, cites delay in development of computer-based test
    The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgiaís adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost. The boardís action ... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Selected For Georgia Free Clinic Network Partnership Award (6/1/2011)
    Organization recognized for support of charity clinic movement in Georgia.
    Piedmont Healthcare has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Georgia Free Clinic Network Partnership Award. Piedmontís network of community hospitals in North Georgia have been instrumental in providing lab services, administrative services and financial support to charitable clinics. ďThi... more
  • Graves To Vote Against Presidentís Request To Raise Debt Limit (5/31/2011)

    U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement that he will vote against H.R. 1954, President Obamaís request to increase the debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion, when it comes before the U.S. House for a vote this evening: ďThe debt crisis poses such a serious threat ... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market (5/31/2011)

    You can find Chris Ingram almost every Saturday morning at the Jasper Farmers Market, her booth on the right side close to the entrance, selling fried pies and cornbread cake among other things. This past Saturday she displayed a Memorial Day thank you to those who have served our country in the ar... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market
  • SUMMER WORKSHOPS, & CLASSES ABOUND.... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? (5/30/2011)

    There is always something going on at the Sharptop Arts Gallery. Artist Gallery Exhibits and Classes are there for your taking. I have been thinking it might be good for you to know a little bit about the artists who show and teach at the gallery. It should allow you to appreciate their talents and ... more
  • SUMMER WORKSHOPS, & CLASSES ABOUND.... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
  • Skin Cancer ABCDs for a Safe Summer (5/27/2011)

    Summer is coming, and with it comes time in the sun. While spending time outdoors can be fun, the sun also produces ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, with about 3.5 million cases per year. Excessive exposure to UVR is the main cause of about 90% of all ski... more
  • Skin Cancer ABCDs for a Safe Summer
  • Itís always Green at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/21/2011)

    We all know that shopping at the Farmers Market is an ecologically prudent thing to do and this Saturday was especially green with just picked lettuces and other spring vegetables grown right here in Pickens County. Greens were abundant at Blackwell Farmsí booth with huge bunches of spinach, Napa ca... more
  • Itís always Green at the Jasper Farmers Market
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