PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Eagles and Turkeys on the Winter Solstice (11/30/2016)
    Christmastime on Mt. Oglethorpe on December 21st
    A Gathering of Eagles...the public is invited to come to the mountain to witness the rededication ceremony for Eagle Scouts of all ages. The ceremony will take place at the Stone Eagle at the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagle's Rest Park. Hot chocolate and s'mores cookies will be the treat. ... more
  • Eagles and Turkeys on the Winter Solstice
  • Elderly Dog Needs Home (11/30/2016)

    Walker does not live in a nice home with his family. He was found on the street, taken to Pickens County Animal Shelter, and locked in a cage. Walker is not a young, plump, and playful puppy. He is 10 years old, 23 pounds, a little deaf, and under fed with skin issues. Walker can't guarantee y... more
  • Elderly Dog Needs Home
  • Meet Your Favorite Princess at Winter Ball December 10 (11/30/2016)

    The Pickens Community Service Club will be hosting a Royal Winter Ball on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm in the Charleston Banquet Room at Madeline’s Bakery in Jasper. Rumor has it that the snow queen will be in attendance, along with her royal sister and fiancé. Their long haired cous... more
  • Meet Your Favorite Princess at Winter Ball December 10
  • Mountain Stewards Operations Report 2016 (11/30/2016)
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    As of 19 November, the Trail Crew has contributed 1,308 volunteer hours in 2016 toward building a number of new recreational facilities and has maintained and repaired existing trails and facilities. We will add approximately another 180 hours of work before we take our winter break in mid-December....
  • Mountain Stewards Operations Report 2016
  • Paws Be Good Heroes Holiday Raffle (11/30/2016)
    Lucky winner drawn December 19, 2016
    Paws Be Good announces the Heroes Holiday Raffle to be drawing on December 19, 2016 at Rocco's Pub in Jasper, Georgia. 100% of proceeds from this event will go toward rescuing and training dogs from kill shelters to be service dogs for our disabled military veterans. Paws Be Good is a Talking Ro... more
  • Paws Be Good Heroes Holiday Raffle
  • PCAP Hosts Parents as Teachers Training and Family Photos (11/30/2016)

    The third week of November saw 27 child development specialists from around the country assemble in Jasper to receive training from Parents as Teachers, an event hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP). Trainees, including PCAP's Melissa Johnson, arrived from Georgia, adjourning states and even... more
  • PCAP Hosts Parents as Teachers Training and Family Photos
  • PMH Volunteer Auxiliary 'Love Lights' Program to support Cardiac Rehab Unit (11/30/2016)

    Each year, the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital volunteers sponsor the "Love Lights" program during the Thanksgiving/ Christmas season. "Love Lights" gives members of the Jasper community, hospital employees, local merchants, and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital volunteers a way to honor family memb... more
  • PMH Volunteer Auxiliary 'Love Lights' Program to support Cardiac Rehab Unit
  • Rotary Members Learned About The Timothy House From Pastor Jake (11/30/2016)

    "We want to restore men to their families," says Trowell of Timothy House. "Pastor Jake," a rather large framed man with even a larger heart shared his humble and sincere life's story how he with the help of the Lord, family and friends overcame his drug addiction through the program at Timothy ... more
  • Rotary Members Learned About The Timothy House From Pastor Jake
  • Want to save 75% on Electric Bill this Christmas? (11/30/2016)

    According to Home Depot, by changing out your old Christmas lights, and replacing them with new LED lights you can save up to 75% on your energy bill. Ray Nieves, Assistant Manager at Home Depot would like to encourage you to replace your tree lights with new LED, Home Depot will be collecting an... more
  • Want to save 75% on Electric Bill this Christmas?
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens for the General Public on December 1st (11/29/2016)

    The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that the Energy Assistance Program will open for the general public on December 1, 2016. All households participating in the program must provide verification and meet the i... more
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens for the General Public on December 1st
  • Let Local Talent Wrap-up Holiday Shopping (11/25/2016)

    There were a lot more outside vendors at the second Winter Market, selling garden produce, lots of greens, pumpkins for your Thanksgiving pie. There were decorative plants and concrete container succulent gardens. Sunny Side Farms had their truck backed up to the patio selling their grass fed beef... more
  • Let Local Talent Wrap-up Holiday Shopping
  • PHS Poinsettia Sale is Next Week (11/25/2016)
    Sale on November 30, December 1 & 2 from 2-5 p.m.
    With the temps in the 70’s it is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but here it comes. So, to help put you in the Holiday mood, this year’s crop of Poinsettias at PHS is ready and waiting to help you spread the "Christmas Spirit" around you home. Students in the Agricult... more
  • PHS Poinsettia Sale is Next Week
  • Four Republicans, One Nonpartisan Candidate Enter State District 54 Race (11/23/2016)

    Five candidates have qualified for the December 13, 2016 Special Election for State Senate District 54. Secretary of State Brian Kemp hosted qualifying to fill the seat following Governor Deal's appointment of former state Senator, Charlie Bethel to Georgia’s Court of Appeals. Four Republican ca... more
  • Four Republicans, One Nonpartisan Candidate Enter State District 54 Race
  • Pickens County Fire Host Vehicle Extrication Classes for 60 Students (11/23/2016)

    Pickens County Fire Department recently hosted two state sponsored vehicle extrication classes. Each class consisted of three days of training allowing the students to obtain two different certification levels. These classes were funded by the Georgia Association of EMS as part of a state wide train... more
  • Pickens County Fire Host Vehicle Extrication Classes for 60 Students
  • Triple-Dog-Dare You Contest - Win Tickets to Three Holiday Productions (11/23/2016)
    Contest ends November 25, 2016 at Noon
    UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS to Tara Thompson Gibson was chosen in a random drawing with 106 contestants. ======================================== "I Triple-Dog-Dare You" to let the world know what you're thankful on KnowPickens.com's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (links below). You'll then be... more
  • Triple-Dog-Dare You Contest - Win Tickets to Three Holiday Productions
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