PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Tater Patch Players is holding auditions for the larger roles in its upcoming production of Peter Pan. The auditions will be held May 22 from 2-4 PM and May 23 from 6-8 PM at the Tater Patch Players Theater. The building is located at 95 Philadelphia Lane, off Old Philadelphia Road near the Wal-Ma... more
Help Still Available for Families with Tornado-Caused Needs
As the demand for Red Cross sheltering and feeding has dwindled, a sign that tornado-affected Georgians are moving forward with their recovery, the Red Cross is now transitioning to client casework. Volunteer caseworkers continue to go door-to-door, county-by-county in identified, hard-hit areas ...
Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce the completion and dedication of our 12th new home in Pickens County on May 15, 2011. Thanks to the continued support of the community, another local family now lives in an affordable and efficient new home that meets or exceeds all building codes, covena... more
The farmers market was especially beautiful last week, adorned with cut flowers for sale by several vendors. One of the more spectacular was Jenny Fellenbaums’ booth with all kinds of flowers and highlighted by some big pink peonies. It was just the right kind of weather for hanging out, talking... more
The Big Canoe Tour of Homes hosted by the Chapel Women’s Guild will be held on Saturday, May 21. Four distinctively decorated homes, each reflecting one season, are featured in this year’s tour, whose theme is SEASONS OF SHARING. Proceeds from the event are shared with nonprofits in Pickens and Daws... more
Beginning and Effective on Sunday, May 15 the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at 1266 E. Church Street in Jasper (behind the County Administration Building) will have new hours: Sundays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Also the Georgia Department of Human Servi... more
Next concert on May 21 featuring Banks and Shane
Over 1000 people attended the first Twilight at the Terraces featuring 7 Bridges (EAGLES Band). Adults and children listened and danced to the exhilarating band that performed almost every Eagles song imaginable. Concerts take place at the Terraces Amphitheater located on Steve Tate Highway just... more
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA), Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced legislation that would limit total federal spending to 18% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2016. This legislation brings spending i... more
"It's like a time capsule to see how long I could keep it new"
Thirty-one years of commitment to preserve his Trans Am is Jasper resident Tony Aaron's unique time capsule. He purchased it from CC Knight Motors in Ellijay at age 18 after saving money for the down-payment from his job at Piggly Wiggly. After refusing to drive it in the rain, he drove his mother's...
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Foothills IGA Market was the first Large Business of the Month. Mr. Jeff Downing was awarded a framed certificate at the May Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month program. ... more
Pickens County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.... more
Video Message To Constituents Outlines 3 Energy Solutions Adopted By House
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) voted for, and the U.S. House passed, H.R. 1231, a bill to reverse President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium Act—the third energy solution passed by the House in a week. Prior to the vote, Rep. Graves issued the following video statement o... more
Veteran executive officer and CFO to lead HMS business operations; long serving corporate finance leader to assume CFO role.
MADISON, Wis. (May 12, 2011)—TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announces two high-profile executive leadership changes aimed at accelerating growth. William Megan, executive vice president-Finance and chief financial officer for TDS Telecommunications Corp. has been named to lead TDS’ fas... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, May 10th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Catering was provided by Bojangles. Special thanks to the sponsor, Bank of North Georgia. The May Business of the Month was awarded to our first Large Business, Footh... more