PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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 Jasperís 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...
Chattahoochee Tech menís basketball announced the signing of Sequoyah High School guard Sean Tate on Monday. Tate is the third member of the 2011 recruiting class to ink with the Golden Eagles, and the second metro Atlanta high school senior. A 5-foot-8 point guard, Tate racked up a slew of hon... more
Charlie Patricolo is teaching cloth doll classes "Little Figures" on June 23 and "Standing Ladies" on September 16/17. Charlie has been making unique and quirky dolls for over forty years. She added teaching others about twelve years ago. She makes dolls for galleries and to sell at a few shows e... more
There was still plenty of lettuce available at the Jasper Farmers Market Saturday. Andy and Marie Givhan from Rydal Ga, where they operate an aquatic plant nursery in addition to growing vegetables, had lettuce, kale, carrots, onions and some exotic looking bog plants for sale. Another vendor k... more
The Chattahoochee Tech football program announced it will play 11 regular season games and one scrimmage in the 2011 season. The Golden Eagles, entering just their second season of play, will again compete as an independent member of the National Club Football Association (NCFA) and will again host ... more
Two weeks from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1
The Tater Patch Players are hosting their sixth annual Theater Camp. This summer's camp program is for kids from rising third graders through high school. For two weeks, from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1 there are opportunities to learn about all things theater and have a lot of f... more
Along with the vegetables, eggs and baked goods at the market there were several wood crafters, jewelry makers and many more vendors and variety that included some very good artist. Mike Brown is a talented wildlife and landscape artist who lives in Canton and sells prints all over the world from... more
Kyle Waters Auction Company is owned and operated by Kyle Waters and his wife Rachel. Currently, the staff includes many family members and friends. Their team has over one hundred years of combined experience in the auction industry and within their journey have experience and knowledge in almos... more
Over the weekend, our office has received several reports of counterfeit money being passed throughout Pickens County. Two of the instances were at local yard sales while the third was passed at a local restaurant. The money is reported to be obviously fake and appears to be a photocopy of an actual... more
(Washington, DC) Ė U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the Department of Laborís May Unemployment Report that showed the jobless rate rose to 9.1 percent: ďTodayís unemployment figures bookend a tough week of economic news for America. Itís an even tougher week for t... more
Last Friday, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy presented it's 40 young campers to their family and friends in a Mad Hatter's Camp Celebration performance of scenes from the musical Alice, based on Alice in Wonderland. With 5 different Alices, 2 White Rabbits, and 4 Tweedles plus many more ch...
Pickens County Sheriff's Office hosted their first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training course the last week in May. April Young from the Sheriff's Office facilitated the CIT training course. In this course, police officers were taught to recognize individuals who are experiencing a mental il... more
June 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday June 14th will be Red Cross Day at the Pickens County Library. Starting at 10:30 a.m. there will be a summer safety program for children and grownups alike. Safety tips for the summer such as; water safety, bee stings, poison ivy, snake bits and heat related problems. There will be prizes... more
Systemís state board holds cost decision until 2012, cites delay in development of computer-based test
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgiaís adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost. The boardís action ... more