PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Time is running out to see the PHS SnapDragons ‘Heroes of Pickens County’ photography exhibit at the Pickens County Admin Building (8/24/2011)

    The Pickens County High School SnapDragons Photography Club exhibit ‘Heroes of Pickens County’ will be leaving the Pickens County Administrative building at the end of August. The exhibit was made possible with a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. The SnapDragons chose 20 nominated her... more
  • Time is running out to see the PHS SnapDragons ‘Heroes of Pickens County’ photography exhibit at the Pickens County Admin Building
  • Sen. Gooch Votes to Cut Gas Tax (8/23/2011)

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  • Sen. Gooch Votes to Cut Gas Tax
  • Bring your pets to the Jasper Farmers' Market (8/22/2011)

    A new vendor was at the farmers market last Saturday offering an unusual and convenient service to our customers - vaccinations for your pet! Dr. Craig Chester and his wife Charmet Chester from Animal Medical Center were providing discount prices on rabies and other vaccination. They said that t... more
  • Bring your pets to the Jasper Farmers' Market
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to Its First Semester (8/22/2011)
    713 enrolled at the Appalachian Campus
    Chattahoochee Technical College began its first semester Monday with 11,873 students on the rolls. Students returning to campus are faced with the changes of the academic schedule, including classes starting a month earlier and now earning an average of three credit hours rather than five per class.... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to Its First Semester
  • Greetings Pet Lovers! The 2011 FUR BALL is just around the corner. (8/22/2011)
    Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:30pm - Chattahoochee Technical College
    Make your donation today for just $65.00 and receive a ticket to attend this Semi-Formal Gala in honor of our pets. This is $10 off the regular ticket price as an "early incentive", only available through September. 100% of your ticket donation directly goes to help our rescues! Our theme this ... more
  • Greetings Pet Lovers!  The 2011 FUR BALL is just around the corner.
  • More to see at the Sharptop Arts Gallery (8/22/2011)

    The Sharptop Arts Gallery is always changing. It can feel that you are looking through a kaleidoscope. It seems that with every turn, you see and experience something different. In addition to the Gallery Art shows, the building houses art provided by a host of artists. This week, I would like to in... more
  • More to see at the Sharptop Arts Gallery
  • Has Your Child Eaten 7-13 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Today? (8/19/2011)
    Pickens Juice Plus+® is conducting a Children's Health Study and Needs Your Help
    Juice Plus+®, the next best thing to fruits and vegetables, is now represented in Pickens County and seeks your help in conducting a Children’s Health Study. Juice Plus+® provides whole food nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient and inexpensive capsule and soft che... more
  • Has Your Child Eaten 7-13 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Today?
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Offers Help With Smoking Cessation - Class starts August 23 (8/18/2011)
    Smoking in Pickens County higher than state average.
    Smoking rates among citizens of Pickens County are above the state average according to a recent project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. An estimated 29 percent of Pickens County residents smoke. To combat the smoking epidemic, Piedm... more
  • The Mountain Stewards Trail Crew completed three new Burnt Mt. Preserve Trails (8/18/2011)

    The Mountain Stewards Trail Crew completed the new Burnt Mt. Preserve Trails today. All the trails are blazed with metal blazes and there are new trail signage at the major trail junctions. There are three new trails: the Crest Trail which is 0.3 miles and rated Easy; the Preserve Trail at 1.0 mile ... more
  • The Mountain Stewards Trail Crew completed three new Burnt Mt. Preserve Trails
  • VA Paralympic Program Office Launches Website for Disabled Veterans (8/18/2011)
    Website Encourages Sports Participation by Disabled Veterans
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched its Paralympic Program website as part of VA's ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled Veterans through participation in adaptive sports. "Adaptive sports participation among disabled Veterans has many proven... more
  • Center for Women Veterans provides information on health care and benefit services, and programs for women Veterans (8/16/2011)
    Click link for website or toll free 800-827-1000
    The Center for Women Veterans Mission: - Monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans. -Serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of ... more
  • Chattahoochee Technical College welcomes three new board members (8/16/2011)

    Chattahoochee Technical College welcomed three new board members Tuesday. The three, including Steve Holcomb, Matthew Ledford and the Rev. Carl Moore, are the newest members to the governing board providing the college fiduciary, strategic and generative leadership. The three were sworn in Tuesday b... more
  • Chattahoochee Technical College welcomes three new board members
  • Support to Women Veterans from Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group (Women's Health) (8/16/2011)

    The Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group (Women's Health) provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans. In 1988, the Women Veterans Health Program was created to streamline services for women Veterans in or... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market (8/15/2011)

    With a truck load of watermelons from Big Ridge Farm, located in Ludville, second generation vendor Josh Tatum is carrying on a family tradition started by his father John, who has sold watermelons at the Jasper Farmers Market in the past. Josh’s wife Hilary was slicing up watermelon so that custom... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Congressman Tom Graves Town Hall Meeting in Pickens County on Video (8/15/2011)

    Congressman Tom Graves hosted a Town Hall meeting at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce on August 15 that is part of a series of town hall meetings across the 9th Congressional District during the month of August. A questionnaire was given to those in attendance with various questions of the sta...
  • Congressman Tom Graves Town Hall Meeting in Pickens County on Video
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