PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Chattahoochee Tech to Host Soft Skills Town Hall Meetings (8/3/2011)

    What: Chattahoochee Technical College has been selected to host a town hall meeting for the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD). HB 186, which was signed into law, establishes certification in soft skills such as punctuality, ability to learn, appropriate business attire and abil... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech to Host Soft Skills Town Hall Meetings
  • Pickens County Planning & Development July 2011 Report (8/3/2011)

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  • Bear Sightings Spike in the City of Jasper prompts Mitch Yeargin with DNR to speak at City Council Meeting (8/2/2011)

    Mitch Yeargin with DNR attended the Jasper City Council Meeting to educate on the increase in bear sightings within the city limits. While on call last weekend, he answered 28 calls about bears with eighty percent from Pickens County. Mr. Yeargin explained why there is an increase in sightings, p... more
  • Bear Sightings Spike in the City of Jasper prompts Mitch Yeargin with DNR to speak at City Council Meeting
  • Local Red Cross Blood Supply Remains At Seriously Low Levels (8/2/2011)
    Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments
    American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after hundreds of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors. Blood products are going out to area hospitals just as quickly as donations are coming in, the Red Cross said today. In addition, the massive ... more
  • Local Red Cross Blood Supply Remains At Seriously Low Levels
  • Chattahoochee Tech’s graduation rate increases dramatically (8/1/2011)

    Chattahoochee Technical College saw a strong increase in the number of graduates and degrees conferred in the 2010-2011 school year. Jumping nearly 37 percent over the year before, Georgia’s largest technical college saw almost 500 more graduates. “The increase confirms that students are finding... more
  • DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE WORD ‘SHUTTERBUG’ MEANS? (8/1/2011)

    Shutterbug definition: An avid hobbyist in the field of vernacular photography (amateur photography). So with that thought in mind, the avid hobbyist tackles his project, fine tunes and perfects his craft, becomes a professional. This pertains to the members of the Bent Tree Shutterbugs. Many ... more
  • DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE WORD ‘SHUTTERBUG’ MEANS?
  • Tater Patch Players 2012 Regular Season Productions (7/31/2011)

    2012 Season Ticket Package Dixie Swim Club February 9-12 and 16-19 Five women, who have been long-time friends since their college swim team, meet each year in August for a long weekend at a cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Their reunions span over 33 years and the play cov... more
  • Tater Patch Players 2012 Regular Season Productions
  • A NEW DAY- THE OLD WAY SAYS THE PICKENS COUNTY TEA PARTY (7/28/2011)

    The push is on to help our Pickens County Animal Shelter improve the look of the grounds. Thanks to Pickens County Pawn & Gun of Tate, touch up mowing around the building will be super easy with the self propelled Honda mower they donated. You will also be seeing signs for Adoption Days and Volunt... more
  • A NEW DAY- THE OLD WAY SAYS THE PICKENS COUNTY TEA PARTY
  • Payment deadline extended for Chattahoochee Technical College (7/27/2011)

    Chattahoochee Technical College students have a little bit longer to pay tuition and fees for Fall Semester. The first deadline, originally set for July 29 at noon, has been postponed to August 12 at noon. This will give students an additional two weeks to pay out of pocket expenses for the upcoming... more
  • Payment deadline extended for Chattahoochee Technical College
  • When School's In, Don't Be Out - New Truancy Ordinance Makes It Unlawful (7/27/2011)
    Unlawful for any minor under the age of 16 years to loiter, wander, stroll, or play in or upon any public place unsupervised between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on any school day
    § 42-3.1 Purposes The Commissioner of Pickens County has determined that an increase in juvenile violence and crime by persons under the age of 16 in Pickens County can be avoided. It is known that persons under the age of 16 are particularly susceptible by their lack of maturity and experience t... more
  • When School's In, Don't Be Out - New Truancy Ordinance Makes It Unlawful
  • Chattahoochee Tech partners with Crane Industry Services for Training (7/26/2011)

    Chattahoochee Technical College recently announced a partnership with nationally recognized Crane Industry Services that will provide comprehensive training to crane operators, riggers and signal persons. The 40-hour operator training and 16-hour signal and rigger program will be available through t... more
  • ABSOLUTE SUCCESS FOR PICKENS COUNTY 4-H (7/25/2011)
    Crystal Buckingham, Justin Fellenbaum, and Amanda Rogers placed at State Congress
    Pickens County 4-H had the honor of attending 4-H State Congress July 19-22. 4-Hers compete throughout the year on a district level in various project areas. Once they achieve 1st place at district this reserves them a chance to compete against other 4-Hers throughout the state at 4-H State Congre... more
  • ABSOLUTE SUCCESS FOR PICKENS COUNTY 4-H
  • Big Tomatoes at the Jasper Farmers Market (7/25/2011)

    Tomatoes ruled at the Jasper Farmers Market last Saturday. It was the predominate vegetable and every other vendor had some. And it was the only vegetable to win the Biggest/Longest Contests. No summer squash showed up. The two big tomatoes brought in for judging were neck and neck throughout th... more
  • Big Tomatoes at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • PSO Alert - Church Break In (7/24/2011)
    Help Needed to Identify Vehicle Caught on Camera at Time of the Burglary
    Today, the Sheriff's office received the second report of a Church Break in this week. During both break-ins, a safe has been taken. The first break in occurred off of Hwy 108 at Pleasant Valley Church. Today, a report was made at Yellow Creek Church. In an effort to predict the efforts of these ind... more
  • PSO Alert - Church Break In
  • Bus Route Information for Pickens County Schools (7/20/2011)
    List of Street Names and Bus Stop Locations
    Pickens County Schools are back in session on August 3rd with new times and bus route changes. Start and end times are as follows: Elementary Schools Start at 7:45 AM and End at 2:30 PM, Middle Schools Start at 8:10 AM and End at 3:25 PM, and High School Start at 8:10 AM and End at 3:10 PM ... more
  • Bus Route Information for Pickens County Schools
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