PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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On March 26, 2011, Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County held its inaugural PANCAKES FOR HOUSES benefit breakfast at the Jasper Baptist Church fellowship hall. Many loyal Habitat supporters, volunteers, and Partner Families literally weathered the heavy rain and wind to come out and enjoy a great... more
Practice currently collecting supplies for donation to Operation Sandbox.
(EAST ELLIJAY, Ga.) — Piedmont Physicians at East Ellijay is now accepting donations on behalf of Operation Sandbox, a non-profit organization supporting troops currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Piedmont internists Islam Eltarawy, M.D., Asim Kidwai, M.D. and Julio Schwartzman, M.D., invit... more
Odyssey Team Awarded With Highest Honor
Wildwood Christian Academy will be well represented at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament this year with all three of its teams advancing from the regional competition. The Wildwood teams won a 1st and two 2nd place finishes in their respective divisions during the Regional Odyssey of the Mind... more
Downtown Jasper will bloom this April with the sound of music and the sights of a juried art show and sale dubbed Jasper ArtFest! Saturday events will kick off with the Optimist Club 5K “Flapjack Run” at 9:00 AM, followed by a pancake breakfast. There will be a variety of activities over the c... more
Washington, D.C. – Today, during a hearing held by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-9) questioned Federal Communications Commission [FCC] Chairman Julius Genachowski about the status of the FCC’s investigation into Googl... more
Nelson provides pickup of trash on Thursday and Friday for approximately 30% of Nelson's homes. All trash must be bagged and they take up to ten bags of trash. Containers are not supplied with the $15 monthly fee. To sign up for service please contact the City of Nelson at 770-735-2211. ... more
Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes orthopedic surgeon John C.L. Schnars, M.D., to its Piedmont Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery team. Dr. Schnars will practice at the Piedmont Physicians location at 620 J.L. White Drive, in Jasper, Ga. Previously affiliated with Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, he will... more
The Appalachian Chapter of IAAP® is accepting nominations for the 2011 Administrative Professional of the Year. Administrative professionals are not required to be a member of IAAP to be nominated. The deadline to accept nominations is Friday, April 15. There is a nomination fee of $15.00. For a no... more
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