PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA), Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced legislation that would limit total federal spending to 18% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2016. This legislation brings spending i... more
"It's like a time capsule to see how long I could keep it new"
Thirty-one years of commitment to preserve his Trans Am is Jasper resident Tony Aaron's unique time capsule. He purchased it from CC Knight Motors in Ellijay at age 18 after saving money for the down-payment from his job at Piggly Wiggly. After refusing to drive it in the rain, he drove his mother's...
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Foothills IGA Market was the first Large Business of the Month. Mr. Jeff Downing was awarded a framed certificate at the May Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month program. ... more
Pickens County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.... more
Video Message To Constituents Outlines 3 Energy Solutions Adopted By House
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) voted for, and the U.S. House passed, H.R. 1231, a bill to reverse President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium Act—the third energy solution passed by the House in a week. Prior to the vote, Rep. Graves issued the following video statement o... more
Veteran executive officer and CFO to lead HMS business operations; long serving corporate finance leader to assume CFO role.
MADISON, Wis. (May 12, 2011)—TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announces two high-profile executive leadership changes aimed at accelerating growth. William Megan, executive vice president-Finance and chief financial officer for TDS Telecommunications Corp. has been named to lead TDS’ fas... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, May 10th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Catering was provided by Bojangles. Special thanks to the sponsor, Bank of North Georgia. The May Business of the Month was awarded to our first Large Business, Footh... more
Pickens County Schools will provide free bus shuttle service to and from the Pickens High School Graduation Ceremony this year. Buses will leave from and return to the parking lot at Chattahoochee Technical College and at Pickens County Middle School. Bus service will begin at 7:30 AM from each ... more
(Marietta, Ga.) More than 100 high school seniors will graduate this month with more than just their diplomas. These students will already have earned college credit from Chattahoochee Technical College – Georgia’s largest technical college. Recently Chattahoochee Technical College held a ceremon... more
ATLANTA – Disaster recovery centers opened Friday in Bartow, Pickens and Rabun counties to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following addresses until further notice: Bartow C... more
The Odd Couple, Neil Simon’s classic comedy of two roommates who should have never teamed up, opened the new Tater Patch Theater last week. The hilarious show will run for two more weeks – May 12-15 and 19-21. The Sunday show is at 2 PM and the rest are at 7:30. The new theater, located ... more
We ended the legislative session a few weeks ago and I am sorry I haven’t done a review of what was accomplished and what was not accomplished during the 40 days we meet at the capitol. I will be spending the next few weeks reviewing the top 15 bills that will have the most effect on Georgians and a... more
It was a busy, colorful farmers market this week. Mothers Day shoppers had a lot to choose from; flowers and plants, cakes and cookies or maybe a birdhouse or garden bench. There was a lot going on at the Master Gardeners’ tent where children were invited to paint a pot and plant a flower for Moth... more
House Passes Bill To Force Obama Admin. To Conduct Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, which increases energy production and creates jobs by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to... more