PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch opened in 2003 to house the overflow of stray animals and now is their adoption center. Every Saturday is Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and pets are shown at other times by appointment only. Pets are current on vaccinations, Heart Worm prevention, worming and have b...
Piedmont Physicians Urology to be located on Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus.
Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes urologist Edward Rojas, M.D. and Piedmont Physicians Urology to the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Rojas comes most recently from Gordon Hospital, in Calhoun, Ga. “Dr. Rojas brings a great deal of experience to the ... more
The Chattahoochee Tech football team, ranked No. 7 in the National Club Football Association's preseason coaches poll, held its first-ever media day on Wednesday at its Marietta campus. Local newspaper, online and television news outlets got their first look at the 2011 Golden Eagles. School preside... more
Joe W. Hendricks, Jr., District Attorney - Appalachian Judicial Circuit will speak at the September 27th Tea Party Meeting
September is supposed to be the month when the heat stops and fall comes creeping in to calm everything down. But this September will be an exciting month of special activities that will begin a tradition for Pickens County. September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the "day of infamy" a... more
Christina Hill was the assistant director for 2010's Proof, but otherwise is familiar to Tater Patch friends as an actress, having started with the troupe in The Producers. Kenneth Farmer started acting way back in The Wizard of Oz in 2004 and was seen in several subsequent productions. Then he tu... more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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