PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s May Unemployment Report that showed the jobless rate rose to 9.1 percent: “Today’s unemployment figures bookend a tough week of economic news for America. It’s an even tougher week for t... more
Last Friday, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy presented it's 40 young campers to their family and friends in a Mad Hatter's Camp Celebration performance of scenes from the musical Alice, based on Alice in Wonderland. With 5 different Alices, 2 White Rabbits, and 4 Tweedles plus many more ch...
Pickens County Sheriff's Office hosted their first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training course the last week in May. April Young from the Sheriff's Office facilitated the CIT training course. In this course, police officers were taught to recognize individuals who are experiencing a mental il... more
June 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday June 14th will be Red Cross Day at the Pickens County Library. Starting at 10:30 a.m. there will be a summer safety program for children and grownups alike. Safety tips for the summer such as; water safety, bee stings, poison ivy, snake bits and heat related problems. There will be prizes... more
System’s state board holds cost decision until 2012, cites delay in development of computer-based test
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia and its Office of Adult Education (OAE) has voted to rescind a planned increase in the GED test fees for Georgia’s adult learners. The TCSG will wait until at least early next year to reconsider the cost. The board’s action ... more
Organization recognized for support of charity clinic movement in Georgia.
Piedmont Healthcare has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Georgia Free Clinic Network Partnership Award. Piedmont’s network of community hospitals in North Georgia have been instrumental in providing lab services, administrative services and financial support to charitable clinics. “Thi... more
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following statement that he will vote against H.R. 1954, President Obama’s request to increase the debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion, when it comes before the U.S. House for a vote this evening: “The debt crisis poses such a serious threat ... more
You can find Chris Ingram almost every Saturday morning at the Jasper Farmers Market, her booth on the right side close to the entrance, selling fried pies and cornbread cake among other things. This past Saturday she displayed a Memorial Day thank you to those who have served our country in the ar... more
There is always something going on at the Sharptop Arts Gallery. Artist Gallery Exhibits and Classes are there for your taking. I have been thinking it might be good for you to know a little bit about the artists who show and teach at the gallery. It should allow you to appreciate their talents and ... more
Summer is coming, and with it comes time in the sun. While spending time outdoors can be fun, the sun also produces ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, with about 3.5 million cases per year. Excessive exposure to UVR is the main cause of about 90% of all ski... more
We all know that shopping at the Farmers Market is an ecologically prudent thing to do and this Saturday was especially green with just picked lettuces and other spring vegetables grown right here in Pickens County. Greens were abundant at Blackwell Farms’ booth with huge bunches of spinach, Napa ca... more
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Pickens County graduates from the 2011 Region 1 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, bus... more
Owner Linda Barnes started “The Namedroppers’ in 2008. A combined background and interest in sales and graphics led her to discover the opportunities in the promotional products industry. She welcomes the challenge to come up with ideas and products that relate to each business, school or event ne...
ATLANTA – Fears that there will not be enough money to assist everyone affected by the April 27 and 28 storms are misleading, according to officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We understand that with the widespread flo... more
Meeting for our district is August 30, 2011 in Rome
This Initiative is bringing state government and the business community together at the request of Governor Nathan Deal to develop a long-term strategy for economic development....