PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Two Master Gardeners shared some new ideas for what to do with all of the good foods you can buy there
Most of the folks in the Master Gardeners group are good cooks. Last Saturday at the Jasper Farmer's Market, two of them shared some new ideas for what to do with all of the good foods you can buy there. In Debbie Dickson’s and Anita Rosen’s presentation, “From the Farmer's Market to Your Table” ... more
The last Saturday of each month is VOLUNTEER DAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pickens Co. Sheriff's Department is in charge of your new Animal Shelter. This is not a no kill facility but the Shelter Director makes every effort to find homes for as many of the animals as possible. Deputy Brandi Strawn has held several adoption days for animals at several locations, Beall... more
Terri Walters with KnowPickens.com did just that and landed a role in Tater Patch Players September Production
I did it! I stepped out of my box and did something I've always wanted to do. I auditioned for a play with the Tater Patch Players with moral support from Mari Livsey. We took off on Sunday afternoon to the new Tater Patch Theater and checked in at the stage with Nan Nawrocki who sent us straight up...
Over 60 football players are participating in summer workouts for the Golden Eagles, who are entering their second season as a club program. The workouts, which focus on strength, agility and endurance training, began on July 13 and will run until August 3 when the team starts with full pads. Th... more
First day of school is August 3rd
The Pickens County Board of Education approved new start and end times for the 2011-2012 school year beginning August 3rd. Elementary School ~ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM Middle School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:25 PM High School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:10 AM Bus Route Information will be available soon.... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce officially unveiled a portrait of Stan Barnett at their July breakfast at Chattahoochee Technical College. Mr. Barnett was selected as the 2011 Pickens County Citizen of the Year during the Chamber’s Winter Ball in January and will continue to wear the crown f... more
25 FDNY Firefighters will join disaster survivors from around the U.S. to “Pay It Forward” in Ellijay, Georgia July 28-31, 2011
Barn-Raising to help Rebuild and Strengthen “Build An Ark” Animal Rescue ... more
The Americans for Prosperity's RUNNING ON EMPTY TOUR, which has been in multiple states, is now headed for our town. The Pickens County Tea Party has agreed to change the regular meeting date of 4th Tuesday to July 25th to accommodate all the speakers that are being brought from all over the U.S. to... more
Donations of purses and small leather goods needed
WHAT: The Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “New To You Purse Sale” and $5 Jewelry & Fashion Accessory Extravaganza by Masquearde. Over 500 gently used purses along with jewelry and accessories will be sold. WHO: Founded in 1969, the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxil... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the July Small Business of the Month is PC Co-Pilots, LLC. Justin & Jessica Bowers were awarded a framed certificate at the July Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month progr... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, July 12th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Catering was provided by Carriage House Coffee Shop. Special thanks to the sponsors, Bent Tree Community, Inc. and Big Canoe Property Owners Association, Inc. who als... more
Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground hosts blood drive July 27.
The need for blood transfusions is far outpacing donations. In response to this statewide need, Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground is partnering with Ball Ground Pharmacy and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive July 27. The drive takes place at 470 Valley Street, in Ball Ground, Ga., from 2... more
Registration Deadline July 21st
U6 (4-5 years), U8 (6-7 years), U10 (8-9 years) and U12 (10-11) - Fee $75; Skill's Evaluation on Monday, July 25 at 6:30pm (If your child does not attend - their name will be drawn from a hat), Practices may begin July 30, and Games begin first week in September ...
New Students on July 20th and Open House on July 29th & August 1st
New Student Registration Wednesday, July 20th, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Pickens County Schools Central Office, 100 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, GA 30143 Open House Dates Harmony, Hill City and Jasper Elementary Schools Grades 1-5 August 1, 2011 3:00 p.m. – 5:0... more
Local Father and Son Bicycling from Atlanta to NYC
Sit for a moment and think back - where you were on September 11, 2001. Many remember what they were doing that fateful day as they watched, heartbroken, as the Twin Towers fell forever. One local father and son will commemorate the 10th anniversary by bicycling in the Aaron's Freedom Ride 2011more