PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Pickens County Food Processing Facility, locally known as the “Canning Plant” is scheduled to begin operation for this summer on Thursday, June 30th. The canning plant in Pickens County has been, as in many other communities in Georgia, a popular activity for many families during the summer mo... more
Cookie program brings smiles for young patients.
Brownie Troop 10601 has done it again! After this year’s cookie sale the girls chose to donate 15% of their profits to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary, a donation equaling $185.00. This is an $85.00 increase from last year’s donation. The Auxiliary at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital uses ... more
Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball received letters of intent from three transfer players on Tuesday at a signing event at the school’s Marietta campus. Two players from Central Georgia Tech — Darius Miller and Darius Davis — and Ronald Blossomgame from Middle Georgia College will enter the program... more
CBO Report Says U.S. At Risk Of Sudden Fiscal Crisis
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) released the following statement in response to the updated long-term budget outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today: “By the end of this year, our total debt will overtake the entire economy of the United States. Yet, as ... more
Honey has long been a popular item at farmers markets because eating local honey is so good for you, but I was never aware of the credentials that a beekeeper could earn. Bud Champlin is a Certified Beekeeper having studied at the Bee Institute of UGA/Young Harris and is continuing working toward be... more
Brrrrr… It was cold at the Jasper Farmers Market last Saturday. Don’t believe me? Right there among the summer plants and produce, there MUST have been an arctic blast as there were several patrons frozen in place all over the Market! Click on the video below to see for yourself! more
Graves 1 of 35 Members of Congress Honored for Supporting Economic Growth & Freedom
Washington, D.C. – The Club for Growth, one of the nation’s leading free-market advocacy organizations with over 55,000 members, announced that U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) has earned the annual Defender of Economic Freedom award. The award honors Members of Congress who have an exceptional, cons... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the June Small Business of the Month was Renner Companies. Mr. Rodney Renner was awarded a framed certificate at the June Membership Picnic in the Park by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month pro... more
Chattahoochee Tech guard Quinton Wood signed to play at NAIA Division II Reinhardt University on Tuesday. Wood joins Jeffrey Pourchier’s Eagles squad after one season at CTC, averaging nine points and three rebounds per game while shooting 34 percent from three-point range. He will have two seasons ... more
Jamie Waterman, U.S. Coast Guard Academy is one of the appointees
Graves Hosting Reception for Appointees This Saturday -- Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following announcement that 18 young men and women from the 9th Congressional District have been appointed to four service academies: “These eighteen men and women represent t... more
Washington, D.C. – Today, the fiscal year 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill was passed out of subcommittee with funding cut by $2 billion from the 2011 level. The bill also included language prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using funding ... more
Look Good...Feel Better is a FREE program that teaches patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Look Good...Feel Better takes place the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at United Community Bank's Community Room. If you know someone that could utilize this free service, please call Tanya Kyle at 678-602-0053 or email email@example.com. ...
Had anyone told Wildwood Christian Academy that in three short years it would compete in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind . . . then after competing against U.S. and international teams that it’s three teams would finish 2nd, 4th and 16th in the World, heavy frowns would have appeared on many... more
Trapped by Jasper's Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters for destroying Sharptop Arts Visionary Garden
It took less than 24 hours to trap the nuisance woodchuck, commonly called a groundhog, at Sharptop Arts Visionary Garden by City of Jasper’s Animal Control Officer Lonnie Waters. The animals can destroy a garden in a short amount of time by burrowing a network of tunnels for security from predat... more
Andy Thomas, employed 17 years with the American Red Cross, held a Summer Safety Class at the Pickens County Public Library on June 14, 2011. Topics included disasters with house fires, tornados and thunderstorms as well as summer safety with heat waves, identifying poison ivy and swimming. Particip...