PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Nominations being accepted for Administrative Professional of the Year (3/18/2011)

    Executives and supervisors are encouraged to nominate their administrative assistant for the honor of being named the 2011 Administrative Professional of the Year. The award is being sponsored by the Appalachian Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals® (IAAP.) Nomi... more
  • CTC cheerleading flying high after second-place finish in first-ever meet (3/17/2011)

    (Marietta, Ga.) – In its first-ever competitive meet, the Chattahoochee Tech club cheerleading squad took second place in the Level 6 division at the Spirit Unlimited Competition in front of more than 1,500 onlookers. The meet, held on Saturday, March 12 at the Georgia State University Sports Arena,... more
  • CTC cheerleading flying high after second-place finish in first-ever meet
  • Rep. Graves on Terminating Taxpayer Funds To NPR: ‘Sacred Cows Are An Endangered Species’ (3/17/2011)

    (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 1076, which prohibits taxpayer funding of National Public Radio [NPR]: “With our nation’s debt exceeding $14 trillion, it’s blatantly irresponsib... more
  • America Red Cross Disaster Online Newsroom (3/15/2011)
    Response updates and resources from the ground
    The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. ...
  • America Red Cross Disaster Online Newsroom
  • Bahamas native Archer wraps up CTC track career, looks forward to next step (3/15/2011)

    (Marietta, Ga.) – Chattahoochee Tech track athlete Andrew Archer officially finished up his eligibility as a Golden Eagle at the March 4-5 NJCAA National Indoor Meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tex. But that doesn’t mean the 22-year-old Bahamas native is done as a collegiate runner, or as a... more
  • Bahamas native Archer wraps up CTC track career, looks forward to next step
  • Commissioner Rob Jones and Mayor John Weaver speak at March Chamber Breakfast (3/15/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, March 8th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Catering was provided by Bojangles. Special thanks to the sponsor, Keegan Investments, LLC. The March Small Business of the Month was awarded to Jasper Eye Associate... more
  • Commissioner Rob Jones and Mayor John Weaver speak at March Chamber Breakfast
  • Jasper Eye Associates named Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month (3/15/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the March Small Business of the Month is Jasper Eye Associates. Dr. Gilbert James was awarded a framed certificate at the March Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Small Business of the Month ... more
  • Jasper Eye Associates named Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2011 Report (3/15/2011)

    February activity ~ 29 Building Permits (2 Site Built Homes, 2 Mobile Homes, 20 Miscellaneous, 1 Commercial & 4 Renewals), 13 Business License - see report for all details...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2011 Report
  • Good Samaritan Holds Tribute Dinner Honoring Three Founding Doctors (3/14/2011)
    Healing Hands: Celebrating a Decade of Hope
    A tribute dinner will be held at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College on March 26, 2011 at 5 pm to honor three physicians who helped start Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center and have staffed it for a decade. Drs. Alton Hallum, John Spitznagel and Joe Wilber have dedica... more
  • Pickens County Commissioner proclaims Ferst Week March 20-27 (3/14/2011)

    On March 7, 2011, Robert Jones, Commissioner of Pickens County signed a Proclamation as shown below, designating the week of March 20-27 Ferst week in Pickens County: Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen... more
  • Pickens County Commissioner proclaims Ferst Week March 20-27
  • Piedmont to Help with Cancer Prevention Study (3/14/2011)

    The American Cancer Society is working with local organizations in Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties on one of its biggest research projects ever – a ground-breaking study that will have an enormous impact on our ability to prevent cancer. Piedmont is the only healthcare provider ... more
  • Piedmont to Help with Cancer Prevention Study
  • Rep. Graves To Vote Against 3-Week Continuing Resolution (3/14/2011)

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on his decision to vote against H.J. Res. 48, a plan to fund the government until April 8, 2011: “With Senate Democrat leaders and the President failing to fully engage ... more
  • Rep. Graves To Vote Against 3-Week Continuing Resolution
  • Save Your Soda Tabs for Pickens 4-H to benefit a Ronald McDonald House (3/14/2011)

    Save your soda tabs for the Pickens County 4-H so they can beat Columbia County in collecting the most this year. The tabs are turned in at Junior Conference each year in November at Rock Eagle. Last year Columbia County had over 1,000 lbs. compared to Pickens 660 lbs. All money goes to the GA... more
  • Save Your Soda Tabs for Pickens 4-H to benefit a Ronald McDonald House
  • Red Cross information in response to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami (3/11/2011)

    Our hearts go out to the people of Japan and the other survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. Right now, we are in discussions with the Japanese Red Cross to assess their needs and see how we can help. American Red Cross chapters in the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Gua... more
  • Red Cross information in response to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful announces John Rupkey has joined their Adopt A Road Program (3/10/2011)

    Littering our highway is against the law. Any person who is found violating the Litter Control law (O.C.G.A. 40-6-249) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $1,200.00. Also, under the Pickens County Ordinance one could be fined $300.00 on the first offense on a lit... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful announces John Rupkey has joined their Adopt A Road Program

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