PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2011 Report (3/15/2011)

    February activity ~ 29 Building Permits (2 Site Built Homes, 2 Mobile Homes, 20 Miscellaneous, 1 Commercial & 4 Renewals), 13 Business License - see report for all details...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2011 Report
  • Good Samaritan Holds Tribute Dinner Honoring Three Founding Doctors (3/14/2011)
    Healing Hands: Celebrating a Decade of Hope
    A tribute dinner will be held at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College on March 26, 2011 at 5 pm to honor three physicians who helped start Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center and have staffed it for a decade. Drs. Alton Hallum, John Spitznagel and Joe Wilber have dedica... more
  • Pickens County Commissioner proclaims Ferst Week March 20-27 (3/14/2011)

    On March 7, 2011, Robert Jones, Commissioner of Pickens County signed a Proclamation as shown below, designating the week of March 20-27 Ferst week in Pickens County: Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen... more
  • Pickens County Commissioner proclaims Ferst Week March 20-27
  • Piedmont to Help with Cancer Prevention Study (3/14/2011)

    The American Cancer Society is working with local organizations in Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties on one of its biggest research projects ever – a ground-breaking study that will have an enormous impact on our ability to prevent cancer. Piedmont is the only healthcare provider ... more
  • Piedmont to Help with Cancer Prevention Study
  • Rep. Graves To Vote Against 3-Week Continuing Resolution (3/14/2011)

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on his decision to vote against H.J. Res. 48, a plan to fund the government until April 8, 2011: “With Senate Democrat leaders and the President failing to fully engage ... more
  • Rep. Graves To Vote Against 3-Week Continuing Resolution
  • Save Your Soda Tabs for Pickens 4-H to benefit a Ronald McDonald House (3/14/2011)

    Save your soda tabs for the Pickens County 4-H so they can beat Columbia County in collecting the most this year. The tabs are turned in at Junior Conference each year in November at Rock Eagle. Last year Columbia County had over 1,000 lbs. compared to Pickens 660 lbs. All money goes to the GA... more
  • Save Your Soda Tabs for Pickens 4-H to benefit a Ronald McDonald House
  • Red Cross information in response to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami (3/11/2011)

    Our hearts go out to the people of Japan and the other survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. Right now, we are in discussions with the Japanese Red Cross to assess their needs and see how we can help. American Red Cross chapters in the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Gua... more
  • Red Cross information in response to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful announces John Rupkey has joined their Adopt A Road Program (3/10/2011)

    Littering our highway is against the law. Any person who is found violating the Litter Control law (O.C.G.A. 40-6-249) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $1,200.00. Also, under the Pickens County Ordinance one could be fined $300.00 on the first offense on a lit... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful announces John Rupkey has joined their Adopt A Road Program
  • Pickens County Library awarded Keep Pickens Beautiful First Recyling Award (3/10/2011)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful has given out their first recycling award to the Pickens County Library. The library is a charter member of our program and has consistently high numbers of recycling every month. Between April 2010 and December 2010 the total numbers of bags of recycling (plastic bottles a... more
  • Pickens County Library awarded Keep Pickens Beautiful First Recyling Award
  • Chattahoochee Technical College students head to national PLANET competition as reigning champs (3/9/2011)

    More than 20 students, faculty and staff from Chattahoochee Technical College will board a plane March 16 for Joliet, Illinois to defend their title as the best of the best at the annual PLANET Student Career Days. For two out of the last three years, CTC students have taken home the trophy for the ... more
  • Chattahoochee Technical College students head to national PLANET competition as reigning champs
  • Community Center Ground Breaking Ceremony at Roper Park (3/8/2011)

    The ground breaking ceremony for the 30,000 sq. ft. Community Center was held today at Roper Park. The facility will feature two full size gymnasiums, four full size classrooms, indoor walking track and an outdoor pavilion. The contract states that it is to be complete in 200 days. ...
  • Community Center Ground Breaking Ceremony at Roper Park
  • CTC men’s hoops caps off first NJCAA season with playoff berth (3/8/2011)

    The Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball team experienced a successful transition to NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) competition with a winning record and playoff appearance in 2010-11. In their first year of sanctioned junior college play, the Golden Eagles finished 16-14 ov... more
  • CTC men’s hoops caps off first NJCAA season with playoff berth
  • KnowPickens.com visits ETC's North Georgia NOW Today (3/7/2011)

    Mari Livsey, President of KnowPickens.com, was a guest on ETC's North Georgia NOW Today with host Cherie Martin and co-host Bill Siniard. The main topic of discussion was the Know Fare Scavenger Hunt. Don't look for any answers because Cherie and Bill didn't get any correct. Video is close to 40 min...
  • KnowPickens.com visits ETC's North Georgia NOW Today
  • Pickens County 4-H’ers Compete at DPA (3/7/2011)

    13 Pickens County 4-H’ers competed in the District Project Achievement competition held at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA March 4-6. This annual competition for 7th through 12th grade students proved to be a success again for Pickens County. In order to compete in this special event, 4-H DPA partici... more
  • Pickens County 4-H’ers Compete at DPA
  • Wow! Youth Art Month is NOW !!! (3/7/2011)

    There is alot to say ‘WOW’ about when you see the art being displayed at the Sharptop Arts Gallery. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali. I am sure you recognize these names of famous artists that have shared their extreme talents with the world to see and enjoy. Well, guess wha... more
  • Wow! Youth Art Month is NOW !!!
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