PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Another New Home….. (5/16/2011)

    Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce the completion and dedication of our 12th new home in Pickens County on May 15, 2011. Thanks to the continued support of the community, another local family now lives in an affordable and efficient new home that meets or exceeds all building codes, covena... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Dedicates  Another  New Home…..
  • Friends and Flowers at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/14/2011)

    The farmers market was especially beautiful last week, adorned with cut flowers for sale by several vendors. One of the more spectacular was Jenny Fellenbaums’ booth with all kinds of flowers and highlighted by some big pink peonies. It was just the right kind of weather for hanging out, talking... more
  • Friends and Flowers at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Big Canoe Tour of Homes on May 21 (5/13/2011)

    The Big Canoe Tour of Homes hosted by the Chapel Women’s Guild will be held on Saturday, May 21. Four distinctively decorated homes, each reflecting one season, are featured in this year’s tour, whose theme is SEASONS OF SHARING. Proceeds from the event are shared with nonprofits in Pickens and Daws... more
  • Big Canoe Tour of Homes on May 21
  • New Hours for FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Jasper (5/13/2011)

    Beginning and Effective on Sunday, May 15 the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at 1266 E. Church Street in Jasper (behind the County Administration Building) will have new hours: Sundays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Also the Georgia Department of Human Servi... more
  • Over 1000 people attended the first Twilight at the Terraces of 2011 featuring 7 Bridges (5/13/2011)
    Next concert on May 21 featuring Banks and Shane
    Over 1000 people attended the first Twilight at the Terraces featuring 7 Bridges (EAGLES Band). Adults and children listened and danced to the exhilarating band that performed almost every Eagles song imaginable. Concerts take place at the Terraces Amphitheater located on Steve Tate Highway just... more
  • Over 1000 people attended the first Twilight at the Terraces of 2011 featuring 7 Bridges
  • Reps. Tom Graves, Kingston, Jordan, and Flake Introduce Legislation To Cap Total Federal Spending At 18% Of GDP (5/13/2011)

    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
  • Reps. Tom Graves, Kingston, Jordan, and Flake Introduce Legislation To Cap Total Federal Spending At 18% Of GDP
  • Tony's Trans Am Time Capsule (5/13/2011)
    "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...
  • Tony's Trans Am Time Capsule
  • Foothills IGA Market was the first Large Business of the Month by the Pickens Chamber of Commerce (5/12/2011)

    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
  • Foothills IGA Market was the first Large Business of the Month by the Pickens Chamber of Commerce
  • Pickens County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day. (5/12/2011)

    Pickens County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.... more
  • Pickens County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Rep. Graves Votes To Reverse Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium (5/12/2011)
    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
  • Rep. Graves Votes To Reverse Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium
  • TDS Telecommunications Corp. announces high-profile executive assignments (5/12/2011)
    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
  • Chamber of Commerce Breakfast held May 10, 2011 (5/11/2011)

    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
  • Chamber of Commerce Breakfast held May 10, 2011
  • Pickens County Planning & Development April 2011 Report (5/11/2011)

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  • Free Bus Shuttle Service To and From the PHS Graduation Ceremony May 21, 2011 (5/10/2011)

    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
  • Graduating High School Students SOAR to success at Chattahoochee (5/10/2011)

    (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
  • Graduating High School Students SOAR to success at Chattahoochee
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