PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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
How would you like to wake up Sunday morning $20,000 wealthier, driving a 2011 Chevy Extended Cab Silverado Truck, or a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox from Lawson Chevrolet? This could be you ONLY if you purchase one of 500 tickets being sold for the Chamber 500 Auto Giveaway, being held Saturday, August 2... more
There were green beans everywhere; bushels, baskets and bags of beans. One of the bean vendors was Joshua Amos, a 10 grader at Pickens High School. Joshua, the grandson of Jim Buchanan, lives in Marble Hill, and grows his beans on land that has been in his family for five generations. His uncle, L... more
Checklist for Evacuation General Items: Cash or travelers - checks and coins (banks may close and ATMs may be inoperable) Credit cards: also make a copy of the back of your credit cards (the back has contact numbers you may need - especially if you lose them) Extra set of house keys and car keys... more
Tater Patch Players summer production of Peter Pan will be opening soon. This is not the “fly by wire” show that has been performed elsewhere. It requires work on the part of the audience. You must try hard to become child-like. Learn to dream, to imagine, to soar through the air to Never Land o... more
The Pickens County 14 & under Girls Softball Team beat Temple 16-1 last night and advanced at the State Tournament in Adel, Georgia. They play Hawkinsville today at 2 p.m. Congratulations for being the first 14 & under girls softball team to go to the State Tournament. ... more
With a required physical out of the way, the Boy Scouts of Troop 288 are off to summer camp. Carl McCurdy, M.D. and Piedmont Physicians at Pickens met with the scouts on June 22 to provide complimentary check up exams. After giving each scout a clean bill of health, Dr. McCurdy and spoke to the grou... more
300 Students to begin at Appalachian Campus
Some Chattahoochee Technical College students are starting back to class July 7 in a one of a kind 5-week summer session. More than 6,000 students have chosen to take advantage of the unique opportunity. With the new term calendar changes approaching, some students still had courses they needed ... more
Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball added to its 2011 signing class with forwards Jerrod Jenkins (South Cobb High School, Austell, Ga.) and Tyler Gordon (Shiloh High School, Snellville, Ga.). The pair, both 6-foot-5, brings the incoming class to eight signees, all from Georgia. Jenkins averaged 1... more
Today, our office began investigating the air conditioner thefts of two separate churches on the north end of Pickens County. Both thefts are actively being investigated by our Detectives and our Deputies have begun a heavy patrol of all churches throughout the county. If you have any information... more
On May 24, 2011, “Santa Clause", disguised as Big Canoe resident, Bud Ison, paid a surprise visit to the Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County Board of Directors’ meeting. From his bag of goodies, “Santa Bud” pulled out a check for the largest single donation every given to the Pickens County Hab... more
Proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross - Download Brochure
Don Gordon, Chairman of the Board of Dawson County's United Community Bank, retired at the age of 62 from an active role with the local bank in July 2004. He retained his role as Chairman of the bank's Board of Directors. He died of a heart attack at Sacred Heart Hospital in Destin, FL, just two wee...