PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
On March 29, 2011, Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County honored outgoing director, Dan Forrester for years of loyal service to Habitat. Dan’s many years of service to Habitat included his serving as Treasurer, Finance Chairperson, and member of the Habitat Board of Directors. Congratula... more
Seventeen officers from the Pickens County Sheriff Office and Jasper Police Department, along with the City of Jasper Mayor John Weaver, spent most of the day on March 29, 2011 in training to become Taser Certified. The certification is required by the departments to carry a Taser gun and includes f...
Last Saturday, March 26, 2011, beginning at 5:00 P.M. there was a Healing Hands Tribute Dinner at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper. The event was to celebrate a Decade of Hope of the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center by honoring three of the founders, Dr. A... more
On Saturday, March 26 seven Pickens County 4-H’ers traveled to the State 4-H Livestock Judging contest held in Athens. In this contest 4-H’ers judged classes of replacement heifers, bulls, market hogs, breeding gilts, yearling ewes and year lambs. The purpose of the contest is to have youngsters p... more
The Appalachian Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals®) held their monthly meeting on March 22. Guest speaker for the evening was Adelle Mickelson, HelmsBriscoe Manager, Global Accounts. Ms. Mickelson explained the advantages of using a site selection firm for ... more
(Marietta, Ga.) – Chattahoochee Technical College hosted 16 future and current student athletes for a signing day event on Thursday, March 24. In attendance were three incoming members of the Golden Eagles cross country and track and field programs — as well as two returning runners — and 11 signees... more
MADISON, Wis. — TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®)announced today it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit regional award for United States Service Provider Small Business Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners March 1 at its annual channel partner conference in New Orleans. "Cisc... more
Piedmont Heart Institute implants ventricular assist devices that extend life in heart failure patients.
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – In April 2008, Clair Underhill’s best friend, Mara Roberts, took her to the Emergency Department at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital and watched the life go out of her. But today, with an assistive device from Piedmont Heart Institute, Clair can look back on that day as nothing more ... more
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Wednesday, March 16th marked the 30th legislative day of the 2011 session. Known as “Crossover Day,” this critical day marks the last chance that most House bills will have to pass the House and make their way to the Senate. Wow! What a busy day in the life of this freshman legislator! I have he... more
(Marietta, Ga.) – The Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball team will hold open tryouts on Saturday, April 2, and Saturday, May 14, both from 1-3:30 p.m. at J.H. Morgan Gym in Cartersville. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. on each date. To register, participants must bring: 1. High school t... more
May 7, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
To be held at Jasper United Methodist Church Celebration Center. Area churches will showcase their favorite dishes in four categories. A $10 admission fee will enable you to sample soups and stews, sandwiches and salads, desserts or a wildcard entry which might be an appetizer or other treat. ... more
You better get out your calendars and circle the dates so you don’t miss all of the upcoming events and classes. We sure don’t want to miss YOU!! MARCH 27 Sunday...A Gallery Reception for the Middle School Youth will be held at the Sharptop Arts Gallery from 1:30 - 3:30. Join us in recognizing th... more
There were two house fires in Pickens County since last Thursday. The Kirby family on Collins Road had a fire in their mobile home about 7:00 pm Thursday evening, March 17 displacing two adults and three children. All members of the family were either not home or got out safely. Tommy Clark’s hou... more