PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Jasper ArtFest is the weekend of April 16-17 and portions of Main Street will be closed
I am excited about the number of events we have slated to host for 2011 on Main Street. And I am proud of the efforts by our citizens to provide additional venues for tourism and economic benefit for our City. In case you have not already heard the news, a group of individuals has been working dil... more
April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tater Patch Players need a good-sized crew ALL DAY to clean, organize and assemble the theater seats. There will be something to do for everybody. Start at 10, end at 4. And like an old fashioned barn-raising, we'll all bring food and share and laugh and "get 'er done". Tater Patch will provide the ... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital invites the residents of Pickens and surrounding counties to the Pickens County Health Fair on Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Chattahoochee Technical College Appalachian Campus, located at 100 Campus Drive in Jasper, Ga. Members of Piedmont Mou... more
(Marietta, Ga.) Another record was broken at Chattahoochee Technical College Monday when around 12,500 students were on the rolls for classes at the college’s eight campuses. While slightly down from the approximately 13,000 students Georgia’s largest technical college saw in the fall and winter, en... more
It was a bright sunny day, tempered by a chilly wind for the first farmers market of the year. Over 40 vendors brought a wide range of merchandise for the shoppers to peruse with Jamie Rosenthal providing the first fresh vegetables of the season; turnip greens and shallots. There were many fam... more
An Administrative Professionals Day® luncheon is being held to celebrate all office professionals in the area on Thursday, April 28 beginning at noon at the Woodbridge Inn, Jasper. Administrative office workers and bosses are invited to attend the 18th Annual luncheon hosted by the Appalachian Chap... more
Since its humble beginnings in 1980, the Georgia Marble Festival has blossomed into an annual fall tradition drawing visitors from across the state. The festival celebrates one of Georgia’s most abundant and beautiful natural resources available. On Friday, April 1, 2011, members of the Chamber of C... more
I just want to remind you that you are running out of time to get your tickets for the 2011 Feathered Event Auction. If you attended this event last year, you know what fun we all had. This year promises to provide you with a truly enjoyable evening as well. The Event will be held April 15, 2011,... more
The categories are: non-functional, functional, fine art, and yard art. ...
On March 26, 2011, Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County held its inaugural PANCAKES FOR HOUSES benefit breakfast at the Jasper Baptist Church fellowship hall. Many loyal Habitat supporters, volunteers, and Partner Families literally weathered the heavy rain and wind to come out and enjoy a great... more
Practice currently collecting supplies for donation to Operation Sandbox.
(EAST ELLIJAY, Ga.) — Piedmont Physicians at East Ellijay is now accepting donations on behalf of Operation Sandbox, a non-profit organization supporting troops currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Piedmont internists Islam Eltarawy, M.D., Asim Kidwai, M.D. and Julio Schwartzman, M.D., invit... more
Odyssey Team Awarded With Highest Honor
Wildwood Christian Academy will be well represented at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament this year with all three of its teams advancing from the regional competition. The Wildwood teams won a 1st and two 2nd place finishes in their respective divisions during the Regional Odyssey of the Mind... more
Downtown Jasper will bloom this April with the sound of music and the sights of a juried art show and sale dubbed Jasper ArtFest! Saturday events will kick off with the Optimist Club 5K “Flapjack Run” at 9:00 AM, followed by a pancake breakfast. There will be a variety of activities over the c... more
Washington, D.C. – Today, during a hearing held by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-9) questioned Federal Communications Commission [FCC] Chairman Julius Genachowski about the status of the FCC’s investigation into Googl... more