PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Town Hall Meeting on HOPE on March 10th at 6:30pm at Admin Building
I thought I would spend this weeks’ column talking about HOPE and how it will affect your family in the future. Governor Deal’s proposal for HOPE and Pre-K has just been released, and I hope I can clear up some of the questions I am getting. As a parent of three children, all who received HOPE in... more
Register now to save $25 off the registration fees until March 31, 2011
Now Registering for the 2011-2012 School Year. If your child is preparing to start Kindergarten this coming school year, call us at 706-253-5113 to set up an appointment and learn how we can help with your child's future. We provide education with a purpose! ... more
The Tater Patch Players closed today on their own theater and renovations will begin immediately since their next show, The Odd Couple, is scheduled to open on May 5th. Many were there to celebrate the accomplishment and champagne corks were flying. No time was wasted in making it home ...
Commissioner Rob Jones recognized Jamie Waterman, an accomplished Senior at Pickens High School, who has been selected for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. There have been only five graduates of Pickens High School to attend a U.S. military academy. There was an amendment to the agenda which was a r...
Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes Women’s Specialty Center of North Georgia and obstetricians and gynecologists Vincent Molinari, M.D., Allison Ward, M.D., and Karen Hamilton-Grimes, M.D., to its healthcare team at 220 J.L. White Drive in Jasper, Ga. Doctors Molinari, Ward and Hamilton-Grimes an... more
Fun, Food & Fundraising at March 26 Event
The Parent Action Council of Wildwood Christian Academy is thrilled to announce a return to the Clubhouse at Lake Sconti for their annual spring Gala. Reaching for the Stars is the theme of this year’s benefit to be held on the evening of March 26th from 7:00 – 11:00. The Gala is the premier fundra... more
Dual Re-Accreditation From SAIS/SACS for 2010-2015
The Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Christian Schools has granted Wildwood Christian Academy dual Re-Accreditation for 2010-2015. The rigorous accreditation process included a Self-Study of the educational program, organizational structure and financial he... more
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9:00AM, the Pickens County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Pickens County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10:00AM on March 12, 2011, at the same location for t... more
Today, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) was recognized, at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable in Las Vegas, as a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion—one of only 40 companies to have earned the distinction this year. To qualify for inclusion on this elite list, comp... more
Our work at the Georgia Legislature has really sped up. Legislators have introduced 235 bills at this point. They cover a very wide range of subjects and causes. For debate this past week was the bill that would make English as the only language given for our Georgia driver’s license test. I recei... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital hosted a fabulous Ladies' Morning Out, a morning of pampering, rejuvenation and education, on February 12, 2011 at Pickens County High School. Beautifully decorated tables in pinks and purples and an impressive buffet of smoothies, muffins, fruit and other yummies caug...
We’ve been talking. We’ve been planning. It is now official! Last week the Jasper City Council officially approved the Jasper ArtFest on April 16-17. Staging an event like this is no small undertaking, and the total cooperation of the city government is critical, not to mention the support of the Ja... more
The Pickens County Animal Shelter will officially open on March 1, 2011 and there was an open house on February 10th for government officials, animal rescue organizations, local veterinarians and the media. The shelter has a lean staff with Director Christina Voyles, two Animal Control officers,...
In November of 2010, voters in Pickens County voted on a hot button issue to decide if this county continued government with a sole commissioner, chose a 3 commissioner board, or went with a 5 commissioner board. There was some hot politicking and lots of forums and discussion groups. There was al... more
Smoking rates among citizens of Pickens County are above the state average according to a recent project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. An estimated 25 percent of Pickens County residents smoke. To combat the smoking epidemic, Piedm... more