PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Most Beautiful Pet Final Week of Voting - Votes means funds for local animal rescue group (9/27/2010)

    The 2010 Most Beautiful Pet Contest is in the final week of voting and the number of contestants has increased to a total of 16. The entries include 10 dogs, 4 cats, 1 horse, and 1 goat. One dog is even a former PAR rescue. Be sure to place your vote for your favorite in Pickens Animal Rescue’s M... more
  • Most Beautiful Pet Final Week of Voting - Votes means funds for local animal rescue group
  • Taste of Pickens is back (9/24/2010)

    Just when you thought it was safe to go on your winter diet, Pickens County’s restaurants, caterers and bakeries have returned to once again wave their signature dishes under your twitching nose. Yep. It’s Taste of Pickens once again. For the fifth year in a row, the popular C.A.R.E.S fund-rai... more
  • Taste of Pickens is back
  • Business Watch Alert (9/23/2010)

    We are sending an update to our Business Watch Members to attempt to quiet any rumors that may be spreading throughout the community. On September 22, 2010, there was only 1 report of a sexual assault. This assault is currently under investigation by the City of Jasper Police Department and the ... more
  • Calling All Creative Folks - It’s a Chair Affair (9/21/2010)

    Yes, an opportunity to really put your creativity to work! We are asking that each participant decorate a chair and donate for a worthy cause. No entry Fee required, just your creative spirit and hard work. Each chair should be easy for one person to carry. It can be a rocker, child’s chair... more
  • Calling All Creative Folks - It’s a Chair Affair
  • Peer Helpers at Pickens County Middle School take on Recycling (9/21/2010)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful has partnered with the Peer Helpers at Pickens County Middle School. The Peer Helpers are a group of 41 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are involved with the new student welcome committee, publicity, campus improvement, Red Ribbon week and recycling Kenny McNemar is their recycl... more
  • Peer Helpers at Pickens County Middle School take on Recycling
  • CTC students to compete in Cobb County bridge design contest (9/20/2010)

    Six Chattahoochee Technical College drafting students have their eyes set on a bridge over Interstate 75 in Kennesaw. The Busbee-Frey Connector is the subject of a competition between students at Chattahoochee Technical College, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University. Th... more
  • KEEP PICKENS BEAUTIUFL RECEIVES AWARD (9/16/2010)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful received an award from Department of Community Affairs Keep Georgia Beautiful for participation in the Great American Cleanup. The theme this year was GREEN STARTS HERE. This cleanup is nation wide and takes place during March, April and May each year. The combined efforts ... more
  • KEEP PICKENS BEAUTIUFL RECEIVES AWARD
  • Pickens County Planning & Development August 2010 Report (9/16/2010)

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  • What’s eating up an IT professionals’ time? (9/16/2010)

    Updating software, malware detection, and getting rid of hackers (or viruses) can take up nearly 90 percent of an IT security professional’s time, according to InformationWeek’s 2010 Strategic Survey. With the economic woes continuing to plague businesses across the nation, and around the world, hav... more
  • Mike Robertson Recognized For Innovation By Health Care Industry (9/13/2010)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital CEO Mike Robertson has been named to the 2010 “Up and Comers” list by Modern Healthcare magazine. His leadership has helped the hospital achieve superior patient satisfaction rates and flourish despite a difficult economic environment. The Up and Comers list annual... more
  • Mike Robertson Recognized For Innovation By Health Care Industry
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County held a ground breaking ceremony for its 12th home located on Gennett Court. (9/10/2010)

    Habitat for Humanity Pickens County held a ground breaking ceremony for its 12th home located on Gennett Court. Kevin and Colleen Plummer and their children, Justin, Levi and Destiny are the family that was selected to own this home when completed. Habitat President, Ron Ceravolo presided over the... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County held a ground breaking ceremony for its 12th home located on Gennett Court.
  • Congressman Graves Announces Annual 9th District Congressional Art Competition (9/7/2010)

    U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (GA-09) today announced that the annual 9th District Congressional Art Competition to showcase the artistic talent of high school students in the district will be held November 4 through December 9, 2010. This year’s competition, An Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art... more
  • Local 4-H'ers show off their meat goats which is one of the fastest growing livestock industries (9/7/2010)

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  • Local 4-H'ers show off their meat goats which is one of the fastest growing livestock industries
  • NE GA Chapter Emergency Response Vehicle headed to Raliegh NC to aid with Hurricane Earl's effects (9/2/2010)

    Our NE GA Chapter Emergency Response Vehicle, crewed by husband & wife trained Red Cross volunteer relief workers Eva and Joe Edwards (see photo) from Rome, GA, headed out Wednesday afternoon from our Chapter’s headquarters in Gainesville to Raleigh, NC, to be assigned wherever needed in response to... more
  • NE GA Chapter Emergency Response Vehicle headed to Raliegh NC to aid with Hurricane Earl's effects
  • September 11: The Ninth Anniversary ~ A Legacy of Heroes (9/2/2010)

    by Clint Smith I am sure that everyone can remember what they were doing and where they were on the tragic date: September 11, 2001. I was serving in the Georgia General Assembly. As I drove to the State Capitol in Atlanta, I heard over the radio initial reports of a plane hitting the World Tr... more
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