PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
New initiatives designed to help military personnel receive training, find jobs and transition back into civilian life. View The Veteran Labor Force in the Recovery Report more
On Friday, October 28, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital staff members visited Heritage Healthcare to deliver decorated pumpkins to the residents. Located just two miles away, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has a long-standing relationship with the nursing facility.... more
Deadline November 15, 2011
State Farm Parish Lowrie, CPCU is decorating their new office & they want you to be a part of it! Take a picture of your favorite setting and/or view in Pickens County. Post your picture on their Facebook Wall by November 15! The winning photo will be displayed in our front office and you will wi... more
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend and participate.
The Competitors have completed their entries for the Fall Art Competition. Now it is our opportunity as ‘art lovers’ to vote for our favorites. The Mountain Artists Group is sponsoring this show and providing the reception on Friday, November 4, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. We hope that you will stop by t... more
Once again it is time for our community to gather together for the 6th Annual Taste of Pickens event at Chattahoochee Technical College. The date and time for this year’s event is Saturday, November 12, from 11am to 2 pm. Every effort has been made to keep the cost the same as it has been for the... more
The Chattahoochee Tech club football team downed Southern Tech (N.C.) 26-12 at Osborne High School on Sunday, improving to 6-2 on the season. The Golden Eagles put the game away in the fourth quarter, getting two touchdowns from running back Michael Bolwaire to break a 12-12 tie. Bolwaire broke... more
Saturday was the final day of another successful season for the Jasper Farmers Market and was celebrated with lots of homemade goodies, apples, roasted peanuts, hot cider, and coffee to say thank you to everyone who as contributed to making it happen, not just this year but for the last eleven yea... more
The cost of Forever stamps will increase by 1 cent on January 22, 2012. This means sending a First-Class letter will soon cost 45 cents. This is the first price increase for Forever stamps since May 2009. Other First-Class mail prices are also increasing: • Letters (1 oz.) will cost 45 cents. Th... more
November 3, 4 & 5 at Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association
The North Georgia Acting Company presents Smoke on the Mountain at the Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association, 207 Dalton St. in Ellijay on November 3, 4 & 5 at 7 pm and a matinee November 5 at 2 pm. Tickets $15. Call 706-635-5605 for more information. ... more
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Department of External Affairs brought home six awards for their efforts over the past year. National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 2 awarded CTC with six of its prestigious honors for communications and marketing. A reported 426 en... more
Nomination deadline December 16, 2011
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year will once again announced during the Annual Winter Ball which will be held January 21, 2012 allowing for the Citizen to wear the crown throughout an entire calendar ye... more
Chattahoochee Technical College recently announced that its Canton Campus will be the home to its newest program of study, Clinical Laboratory Technology. The associate degree program will host its first class of students in the fall of 2012. Clinical Laboratory Technology is a seven-semester as... more
Piedmont Healthcare implements measures to prevent spread of flu virus.
The yearly flu season has arrived and Piedmont Healthcare physicians across North Georgia are already beginning to see patients showing signs of seasonal flu. In addition to recommendations from Piedmont experts on how to prevent the spread of flu and recognize its symptoms, Piedmont hospitals and p... more
Red Cross tips help make it safe and less scary.
As ghosts and vampires get ready to roam the streets, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a frightfully safe Halloween. Costume Safety Whether a child wants to be a princess, a monster or a superhero for Halloween, parents can help keep it safe by: