PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens Family Partners Placed 439 Pinwheels on the Courthouse Lawn for National Child Abuse Prevention Month (4/19/2011)

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Pickens Family Partners recently placed 439 pinwheels on the courthouse lawn. Each pinwheel represents a reported case of child abuse or neglect made last year to the Pickens Department of Family and Children's Services. Please support Pinwheels for P...
  • Pickens Family Partners Placed 439 Pinwheels on the Courthouse Lawn for National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Another Win for Pickens 4-H! (4/18/2011)

    Poultry Judging. Sound interesting? Well several students from Pickens County certainly thought so! They committed weeks of training to prepare for tough competition, then the Pickens County 4-H Poultry Judging team traveled to Crawford, Georgia to face other poultry experts and claim another vic... more
  • Another Win for Pickens 4-H!
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Volunteers Came Out in Several Events This Past Weekend (4/18/2011)

    Saturday April 16th was a mild blustery day but the volunteers of Keep Pickens Beautiful came out in several events in Jasper. The board members of KPB came out and serviced residents as they tossed their trash at the County recycle center on Camp Road. The volunteers exercising one event for the ... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Volunteers Came Out in Several Events This Past Weekend
  • PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE AT THE SHARPTOP ARTS CENTER... (4/18/2011)

    Despite the inclement (to say the least) weather last Friday night the Feathered Event brought many art lovers out to participate in the second successful birdhouse auction. A big thank you to all of the artists who submitted such outstanding and unique entries. I find it absolutely a must to share ... more
  • PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE AT THE SHARPTOP ARTS CENTER...
  • Alert from Pickens Sheriff's Office - Church Burglary (4/17/2011)

    On Sunday, April 17, 2011, our office received a report that a local church had been broken into. After an investigation, it was determined that someone entered into the church over the weekend by breaking a door. The individual, or individuals, then removed several expensive sound equipment items f... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market What Ever the Weather (4/16/2011)

    A stormy day on Friday, a blustery, busy day on Saturday, combined to make for fewer vendors and a smaller crowd at the Jasper Farmers Market this week. But the market is always open on the scheduled days what ever the weather. Never let the weather keep you at home if you’ve a mind to come; the v... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market What Ever the Weather
  • Proclamation for Admistrative Professionals Week April 24-30 and Administrative Professionals Day® April 27 (4/16/2011)

    In Pickens County April 24-30, 2011 has been proclaimed as Administrative Professionals Week and April 27, 2011 is Administrative Professionals Day® by Commissioner Robert P. Jones. The 2011 Administrative Professionals Day theme is: This year, celebrate all office professionals. Administrative P... more
  • Proclamation for Admistrative Professionals Week April 24-30 and Administrative Professionals Day® April 27
  • MCTGA Receives Chamber Non Profit of the Month Award (4/15/2011)

    Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia received the first Non Profit of the Month Award by the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. MCTGA was established in 1991 and is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the permanent conservation of the natural resources and scenic beauty of the mountain... more
  • MCTGA Receives Chamber Non Profit of the Month Award
  • The Attendance Protocol Planning Committee met recently to discuss plans for the 2011-2012 "School's In Don't Be Out". (4/15/2011)

    The Attendance Protocol Planning Committee met recently to discuss plans for the 2011-2012 "School's In Don't Be Out". The committee is working diligently to help ensure that parents, students, schools, agencies, related officials, and the business community clearly understand the importance of "Sc... more
  • The Attendance Protocol Planning Committee met recently to discuss plans for the 2011-2012
  • Graves Votes Against FY11 CR Deal (4/14/2011)

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1473, a continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011: “North Georgians sent me to Washington to end the r... more
  • TDS®Achieves Cisco Master Managed Services Certification (4/14/2011)
    TDS recognized as having highest level of expertise in developing and delivering managed services
    MADISON, Wis (April 14, 2011)—TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) announces it has achieved the Cisco® Master Managed Services Certification. This certification recognizes TDS’ investment in the ITIL® (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) processes, practices, and the tools necessary to pr... more
  • Graves On Obama’s Budget Do-Over: (4/13/2011)
    “The Last Thing Our Government Deserves Is A Raise”
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following reaction to President Barack Obama’s speech on America’s record setting debt and deficits: “After proposing to lock in his record $1.6 trillion deficit with a budget freeze scheme, I’m glad to see President Obama reverse himse... more
  • Big choice of tomato plants at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/10/2011)

    One of the delights of summer is a vine ripened tomato, especially if picked in your own backyard. Even if you don’t have a garden you can probably find a sunny spot for a tomato plant or two in the yard, flower garden, or in a container on your deck. Where is the best place to buy that tomato p... more
  • Big choice of tomato plants at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • 8th Annual Wildwood Christian Academy Gala a Smashing Success (4/9/2011)

    The Parent Action Council of Wildwood Christian Academy would like to thank the patrons, sponsors and parents who attended the Gala & Auction on March 26th. It was cold and wet outside but the bidding was hot indoors at The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti. There were over 200 quality auction items availabl... more
  • 8th Annual Wildwood Christian Academy Gala a Smashing Success
  • Dinesh D’Souza, Congressmen Tom Price, Tom Graves, Others Set To Speak At Huge Georgia Summit In Mountains (4/9/2011)
    - Hundreds Of Activists Head To Mountains This April -
    A coalition of nearly two dozen Tea Party groups and Americans for Prosperity Foundation are gearing up to host the 5th Annual GA Defending the American Dream Summit this April. The event will draw nearly 1,000 conservative activists and leaders to the north Georgia mountains. The 2011 event feat... more
  • Dinesh D’Souza, Congressmen Tom Price, Tom Graves, Others Set To Speak At Huge Georgia Summit In Mountains
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