PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN BARTOW, PICKENS AND RABUN COUNTIES (5/9/2011)

    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
  • DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN BARTOW, PICKENS AND RABUN COUNTIES
  • The Tater Patch Players Theater is up and running (5/9/2011)

    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
  • The Tater Patch Players Theater is up and running
  • Update from Rick Jasperse -- “The Big Five” (5/9/2011)

    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
  • Update from Rick Jasperse --  “The Big Five”
  • Kids, Dogs and Goats At the Jasper Farmers Market (5/7/2011)

    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
  • Kids, Dogs and Goats  At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Rep. Graves: ‘We Gotta Drill’ (5/5/2011)
    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
  • An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement presented to Tacie Williams, Director of Finance for the City of Jasper (5/4/2011)

    (Chicago) – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Jasper by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highe... more
  • An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement presented to Tacie Williams, Director of Finance for the City of Jasper
  • Appalachian Chapter Members Recertify (5/4/2011)

    Within the last two months, three of the members of the Appalachian Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals® met the recertification requirements to maintain their professional certification credentials. Linda Jones, CPS/CAP, Cindy Poole CPS/CAP and Sheri Crowe, CPS/CAP... more
  • Appalachian Chapter Members Recertify
  • Georgia’s Red Cross Responds to Deadly Tornadoes (5/4/2011)

    American Red Cross relief efforts continue this week in tornado-ravaged Georgia, where heart-broken families mourn the loss of loved ones and nearly 1,100 homes have been heavily damaged or destroyed....
  • Georgia’s Red Cross Responds to Deadly Tornadoes
  • Pickens County 4-H’er wins big at State Contest (5/4/2011)

    On May 3, four Pickens County 4-H’ers traveled to Crawford, GA for the State 4-H Poultry Judging Contest. Pickens County competed at the district contest in April and won a trip to compete at the state level. Representing Pickens County 4-H was Katherine Kirby, William Roper, Clay Wilkie, and Timo... more
  • Pickens County 4-H’er wins big at State Contest
  • Scholarships Awarded by Appalachian Chapter of IAAP (5/4/2011)

    During the 18th annual Administrative Professionals Week® luncheon celebration held on April 28 in Jasper, GA, eight high school seniors were awarded scholarships by the Appalachian Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP.) Two students each were awarded from Pic... more
  • Scholarships Awarded by Appalachian Chapter of IAAP
  • Storm Relief for Pickens County (5/4/2011)

    With the overwhelming response from our community and surrounding communities, we have received an overwhelming amount of donations to be distributed to the victims of the April 27th tornado that struck Pickens County. Our office has worked with the local Red Cross Chapter, Masonic lodges, churches,... more
  • Storm Relief for Pickens County
  • CTC men’s basketball program signs two players for 2011-12 season (5/3/2011)

    (Marietta, Ga.) – The Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball program announced the signing of two players for the 2011-12 season. The Golden Eagles welcome 6-foot-4 guard/forward Devarick Houston from Mays High School in Atlanta, and 6-3 guard Jacoby Patton from New Mexico State/Southern Polytechnic. ... more
  • CTC men’s basketball program signs two players for 2011-12 season
  • Economic Development Report ~ First Quarter 2011 (5/2/2011)

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  • Economic Development Report ~ First Quarter 2011
  • Habitat for Humanity Honors Former Director, Patricia Turner….. (5/2/2011)

    On May 2, 2011, Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County honored charter member and outgoing director, Patricia Turner for years of loyal service to Habitat. Tricia’s many years of service to Habitat included organizing and leading Habitat’s Volunteer Relations functions. She was the founding cha... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Honors Former Director, Patricia Turner…..
  • Marrying flowers with art is sure to win ‘bloom ribbons’ (5/2/2011)
    Art in Bloom comes to Big Canoe
    If you could be any flower in a bouquet, what would you be? Flowers have their own special language, you know. Maybe a gardenia signifying secret love, or a red carnation blushing with admiration? Perhaps you’d be a crocus singing of cheerfulness, or a geranium screaming folly. Or would you wear ... more
  • Marrying flowers with art is sure to win ‘bloom ribbons’
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