PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Dual Re-Accreditation From SAIS/SACS for 2010-2015
The Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Christian Schools has granted Wildwood Christian Academy dual Re-Accreditation for 2010-2015. The rigorous accreditation process included a Self-Study of the educational program, organizational structure and financial he... more
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9:00AM, the Pickens County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Pickens County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10:00AM on March 12, 2011, at the same location for t... more
Today, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) was recognized, at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable in Las Vegas, as a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion—one of only 40 companies to have earned the distinction this year. To qualify for inclusion on this elite list, comp... more
Our work at the Georgia Legislature has really sped up. Legislators have introduced 235 bills at this point. They cover a very wide range of subjects and causes. For debate this past week was the bill that would make English as the only language given for our Georgia driver’s license test. I recei... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital hosted a fabulous Ladies' Morning Out, a morning of pampering, rejuvenation and education, on February 12, 2011 at Pickens County High School. Beautifully decorated tables in pinks and purples and an impressive buffet of smoothies, muffins, fruit and other yummies caug...
We’ve been talking. We’ve been planning. It is now official! Last week the Jasper City Council officially approved the Jasper ArtFest on April 16-17. Staging an event like this is no small undertaking, and the total cooperation of the city government is critical, not to mention the support of the Ja... more
The Pickens County Animal Shelter will officially open on March 1, 2011 and there was an open house on February 10th for government officials, animal rescue organizations, local veterinarians and the media. The shelter has a lean staff with Director Christina Voyles, two Animal Control officers,...
In November of 2010, voters in Pickens County voted on a hot button issue to decide if this county continued government with a sole commissioner, chose a 3 commissioner board, or went with a 5 commissioner board. There was some hot politicking and lots of forums and discussion groups. There was al... more
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 25 percent of Pickens County residents smoke. To combat the smoking epidemic, Piedm... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Seal of Responsibility Golf Ball Drop will be held at the Snowball Golf Tournament on March 21, 2011 at Arrowhead Country Club. Golf Balls are $2 and gives you three changes to win $50, $100 or $200. All proceeds go toward Youth Leadership Pickens ... more
Chattahoochee Technical College unveiled its Georgia Mining Industry Stimulus Package this week. The stimulus package, which is offered through the college’s Community and Economic Development Department, will waive training fees for our open new miner and annual refresher training through June 30, ... more
On February 9, 2011 at approximately 12:25 am, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion on Long Swamp Church Road in the east side of Pickens County. Upon arrival, it was found that one person was dead on the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. Her husband also had multiple g... more
Chattahoochee Technical College announced this week the three finalists for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, a statewide program initiated by the Technical College System of Georgia to honor outstanding instructors at the System's 26 member institutions. The three inst... more
Folsom C. Proctor, III, M.D., has been named vice president medical affairs for Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. In his new role, Dr. Proctor will supervise the medical staff at the hospital and oversee quality assessment and improvement in healthcare programs. Dr. Proctor was previously vice preside... more