PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 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’
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Generates $97 Million for Local Economy (5/2/2011)

    In 2009, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generated more than $97 million in revenue for the local economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), an increase over the prior year. The report also included the cost of uncompensated care at $3.4 million (not including unp... more
  • Rep. Graves Statement on U.S. Elimination of Osama Bin Laden (5/2/2011)

    Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the news that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan: “For the victims of 9/11, U.S.S. Cole, the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and countless other terror attacks across the globe, justice has fin... more
  • So many things to do! So little time! -- Blackberry Creek Artist Exhibit in May (5/1/2011)

    BLACKBERRY CREEK ARTISTS EXHIBIT MAY 5-29 So many things to do! So little time! Here's one thing you should definitely include on your calendar. Once again the talented group from our area, the Blackberry Creek Artists, will be exhibiting their work at Sharptop Arts Gallery. The group of award wi... more
  • So many things to do! So little time! --  Blackberry Creek Artist Exhibit in May
  • Buy From Your Friends and Neighbors at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/30/2011)
    Darla Huffman
    After a chilly 7:30 start, things warmed up at the Jasper Farmers Market for a perfect spring day, with a sociable crowd enjoying the sunshine, the conversation and of course the shopping. Next Saturday, May 7th at 10:00, Zach White will be presenting an Educational Event at the Jasper Farmers Mar... more
  • Buy From Your Friends and Neighbors at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Presents AED to Local High School (4/29/2011)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital recently presented Mountainside Education Center High School with an AED, or an automatic external defibrillator. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes over 300,000 people in America each year, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Because sudden c... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Presents AED to Local High School
  • Donations for Storm Victims (4/28/2011)

    As I am sure that most of you are aware, Pickens County was struck by a tornado last night. The western portion of Pickens County was struck in the Jerusalem area. Our office has been working closely with the Pickens County Fire Department, Emergency Medical Personnel, the Emergency Management Agenc... more
  • Donations for Storm Victims
  • CTC receives its own Shuler Award for successful partnership (4/27/2011)

    (Marietta, Ga.) He may not sing or dance, but Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Sanford Chandler walked away with a Schuler Award Tuesday night. The college has partnered with the Schuler Awards, which celebrates musical theater in high schools across Georgia, since its inception in 2009... more
  • April Showers Bring New Flowers at Sharptop Arts... (4/26/2011)

    The Sharptop Arts Association will be blooming with new ‘gallery shows’ and new ‘Classes’. Please checkout the information below. We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities offered to you. You do not have to be a member of Sharptop Arts to attend classes or enjoy the free exhibits.... more
  • Everyone is a Winner ! (4/26/2011)

    I am talking about the Youth High School Art Show. If you were fortunate enough to see this art presentation in person, you were definitely a winner ! It was a great opportunity to see and appreciate some of the talent of our local students. I find it absolutely necessary to recognize the award win... more
  • Everyone is a Winner !
  • Another Successful Pickens County Health Fair (4/25/2011)

    Last Saturday, April 23, between 7:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. 500 people attended the 2011 Pickens County Health Fair at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. This was the 26th annual County Health Fair. Many thanks to Jim Looney of Chattahoochee Tech for serving on the committe... more
  • Another Successful Pickens County Health Fair
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market (4/25/2011)

    Beautiful spring day, fifty vendors, strawberries, asparagus, spinach, all of that and more made for a great Jasper Farmers Market. The strawberries came from Payne Farms of Calhoun, in adjacent Gordon county; a farm on land that has been in the Payne family since 1945. Millard Payne, grandson ... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Pickens County 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun & Education) Team (4/25/2011)

    The Pickens County 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun & Education) team is off to another great year. The team resumed practice in September at the Pickens County Sportsman Club. The team meets every on Sunday @ 2:00 pm to practice and perfect their shooting skills. The Pickens County Sportsman... more
  • Pickens County 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun & Education) Team
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