PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
There was still plenty of lettuce available at the Jasper Farmers Market Saturday. Andy and Marie Givhan from Rydal Ga, where they operate an aquatic plant nursery in addition to growing vegetables, had lettuce, kale, carrots, onions and some exotic looking bog plants for sale. Another vendor k... more
The Chattahoochee Tech football program announced it will play 11 regular season games and one scrimmage in the 2011 season. The Golden Eagles, entering just their second season of play, will again compete as an independent member of the National Club Football Association (NCFA) and will again host ... more
Two weeks from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1
The Tater Patch Players are hosting their sixth annual Theater Camp. This summer's camp program is for kids from rising third graders through high school. For two weeks, from June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1 there are opportunities to learn about all things theater and have a lot of f... more
Along with the vegetables, eggs and baked goods at the market there were several wood crafters, jewelry makers and many more vendors and variety that included some very good artist. Mike Brown is a talented wildlife and landscape artist who lives in Canton and sells prints all over the world from... more
Kyle Waters Auction Company is owned and operated by Kyle Waters and his wife Rachel. Currently, the staff includes many family members and friends. Their team has over one hundred years of combined experience in the auction industry and within their journey have experience and knowledge in almos... more
Over the weekend, our office has received several reports of counterfeit money being passed throughout Pickens County. Two of the instances were at local yard sales while the third was passed at a local restaurant. The money is reported to be obviously fake and appears to be a photocopy of an actual... more
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s May Unemployment Report that showed the jobless rate rose to 9.1 percent: “Today’s unemployment figures bookend a tough week of economic news for America. It’s an even tougher week for t... more
Last Friday, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy presented it's 40 young campers to their family and friends in a Mad Hatter's Camp Celebration performance of scenes from the musical Alice, based on Alice in Wonderland. With 5 different Alices, 2 White Rabbits, and 4 Tweedles plus many more ch...
Pickens County Sheriff's Office hosted their first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training course the last week in May. April Young from the Sheriff's Office facilitated the CIT training course. In this course, police officers were taught to recognize individuals who are experiencing a mental il... more
June 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday June 14th will be Red Cross Day at the Pickens County Library. Starting at 10:30 a.m. there will be a summer safety program for children and grownups alike. Safety tips for the summer such as; water safety, bee stings, poison ivy, snake bits and heat related problems. There will be prizes... more
System’s state board holds cost decision until 2012, cites delay in development of computer-based test
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgia’s adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost. The board’s action ... more
Organization recognized for support of charity clinic movement in Georgia.
Piedmont Healthcare has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Georgia Free Clinic Network Partnership Award. Piedmont’s network of community hospitals in North Georgia have been instrumental in providing lab services, administrative services and financial support to charitable clinics. “Thi... more
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement that he will vote against H.R. 1954, President Obama’s request to increase the debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion, when it comes before the U.S. House for a vote this evening: “The debt crisis poses such a serious threat ... more
You can find Chris Ingram almost every Saturday morning at the Jasper Farmers Market, her booth on the right side close to the entrance, selling fried pies and cornbread cake among other things. This past Saturday she displayed a Memorial Day thank you to those who have served our country in the ar... more
There is always something going on at the Sharptop Arts Gallery. Artist Gallery Exhibits and Classes are there for your taking. I have been thinking it might be good for you to know a little bit about the artists who show and teach at the gallery. It should allow you to appreciate their talents and ... more