PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Sharptop Arts Association inspires the community by offering soul connecting art experiences through March classes (2/8/2010)

    Sharptop Arts Association inspires the community by offering soul connecting art experiences through March classes. Many of our classes are tailor made for the budding artist, and all are taught by experienced professionals. Information about each class is provided below, and all classes will be hel... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Helps to Train Army Reserve Personnel (2/5/2010)

    It’s the first time in history the United States Army Reserve has utilized educational training resources outside the Corp. Chattahoochee Technical College has been contracted by the U.S. Army to instruct students in computer networking technologies. The fifteen-week, 14 course program is comprised... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Helps to Train Army Reserve Personnel
  • Heavenly Dove Bookstore Welcomes Local Author for Valentine’s Day Book Signing (2/2/2010)

    Forsyth County counselor and Big Canoe resident, Barbara J. Peters, RN, LPC, NCC, will visit Heavenly Dove Christian Books in Cumming, GA on Saturday, February 13, for a pre-Valentine's Day book signing event. Her just-released book, The Gift of a Lifetime: Building a Marriage That Lasts, provid... more
  • Pickens County Schools Spelling Bee Winner Andrew Haygood (1/30/2010)

    The Pickens County Schools annual Spelling Bee was held on Monday, January 25, 2010. Students from the four elementary and two middle schools of the County participated in the Spelling Bee. Andrew Haygood, a 7th grade student at Jasper Middle School, became the Pickens County Spelling Bee Winne... more
  • Pickens County Schools Spelling Bee Winner Andrew Haygood
  • New pottery teaching studio opening its doors in Jasper (1/24/2010)

    Fire Goat Pottery is a pottery teaching studio in Jasper Georgia owned and operated by studio potter, Christopher Baumann. Classes in wheel throwing will be offered to adults and mature teens in four and seven week sessions. Children as young as 11 can participate in parent/child classes. Private ... more
  • Boys & Girls Club Receives Staff Donation (1/20/2010)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pickens County’s funding has very much been affected by the downturn in the economy. As a result, Community Bank of Pickens County organized a staff program where the staff were able to wear blue jeans on Fridays for a small fee that would be donated to the Boys and Girls C... more
  • Boys & Girls Club Receives Staff Donation
  • Announcement of changes for Tater Patch Players (1/18/2010)

    Tater Patch Players has changed the dates and location for the next show. It will still be the delightful and witty Almost, Maine. The show will be presented at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce, in Lee Newton Park, on Highway 53. The number of performances and dates have been changed:... more
  • BIG CHANGES FOR TATER PATCH PLAYERS (1/18/2010)

    Tater Patch Players has had to change the dates and location for the next show. It will still be the delightful and witty Almost, Maine. The show will be presented at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce, in Lee Newton Park, on Highway 53. The number of performances and dates have been changed: The ... more
  • How to Support the Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort (1/18/2010)

    Click here for PDF on information to support the Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort.... more
  • How to Support the Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort
  • Enrollment continues to soar at Chattahoochee Technical College (1/14/2010)

    Enrollment at the newly-merged Chattahoochee Technical College continues to boom. Officials are reporting an enrollment of 11,365 for winter quarter 2010, which began last week. This is a 27.3 percent increase over winter quarter 2009. During the same quarter last year, each campus reported a total... more
  • Pickens County Recyling & Jones Mountain Transfer Station Closed Saturday, January 15th (1/14/2010)

    PICKENS COUNTY RECYCLING CENTERS & JONES MTN. TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH DUE TO THE FACT THAT WASTE MANAGEMENT HAS SHUT THEIR OPERATIONS DOWN DUE TO THE WEATHER. EVERYTHING WILL BE OPERATIONAL ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18TH . ... more
  • Facebook Fan Faves Contest - Who has the most fans? (1/13/2010)

    The Pickens Progress and KnowPickens.com announce the Facebook Fan Faves contest for 2010. The rules are simple whoever has the most Facebook Fans when 2010 comes to an end is the winner. Prizes may be awarded, but the winner will certainly be declared the Facebook Fan Fav for Pickens County. To ... more
  • Facebook Fan Faves Contest - <em>Who has the most fans?</em>
  • Pruning Crape Myrtles (1/13/2010)

    Okay. First thing is: wait! Don't prune your crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia spp.) (By the way: it's crape not crepe- they're not pastries) until after the new year, February is ideal. If you prune too early the wound left by the cut won't heal as it would during active growth: water and disease can... more
  • Pruning Crape Myrtles
  • TYPE O NEG AND B NEG BLOOD LEVELS DROP TO EMERGENCY LEVELS (1/13/2010)

    GAINESVILLE, GA - As a result of the recent bad weather across the country, on the heels of the holiday season, the blood supply has drastically decreased in the Southern Region. Type O negative and type B negative blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and help is needed now! Since type O ... more
  • Alan Young to Open the 2010 Sharptop Arts Season (1/12/2010)

    Local, award winning, Bent Tree Artist, Alan Young will be featured at Sharptop Arts Association in a solo exhibit to kick off their 2010 Arts Series. Alan is an Atlanta native prior to moving to Pickens’ County. As a self taught artist, finding his niche in the art world was difficult since he wa... more
  • Alan Young to Open the 2010 Sharptop Arts Season
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