PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Keep Pickens Beautiful has given out their first recycling award to the Pickens County Library. The library is a charter member of our program and has consistently high numbers of recycling every month. Between April 2010 and December 2010 the total numbers of bags of recycling (plastic bottles a... more
More than 20 students, faculty and staff from Chattahoochee Technical College will board a plane March 16 for Joliet, Illinois to defend their title as the best of the best at the annual PLANET Student Career Days. For two out of the last three years, CTC students have taken home the trophy for the ... more
The ground breaking ceremony for the 30,000 sq. ft. Community Center was held today at Roper Park. The facility will feature two full size gymnasiums, four full size classrooms, indoor walking track and an outdoor pavilion. The contract states that it is to be complete in 200 days. ...
The Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball team experienced a successful transition to NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) competition with a winning record and playoff appearance in 2010-11. In their first year of sanctioned junior college play, the Golden Eagles finished 16-14 ov... more
Mari Livsey, President of KnowPickens.com, was a guest on ETC's North Georgia NOW Today with host Cherie Martin and co-host Bill Siniard. The main topic of discussion was the Know Fare Scavenger Hunt. Don't look for any answers because Cherie and Bill didn't get any correct. Video is close to 40 min...
13 Pickens County 4-H’ers competed in the District Project Achievement competition held at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA March 4-6. This annual competition for 7th through 12th grade students proved to be a success again for Pickens County. In order to compete in this special event, 4-H DPA partici... more
There is alot to say ‘WOW’ about when you see the art being displayed at the Sharptop Arts Gallery. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali. I am sure you recognize these names of famous artists that have shared their extreme talents with the world to see and enjoy. Well, guess wha... more
KnowPickens.com visited the Pickens County Adult Detention Center for an in-depth overview of the facility. Fingerprint services are utilized for firearm permit applications, employment or other reasons, but we wanted to explore behind the locked doors. Lt. Steve Riggs, Jail Administrator, took time...
You can Purchase individual Golf Balls for $2 or 12 for $20. Golf Ball Drop will take place at the Golf Tournament on March 21, 2011. ...
The Nurturing Parenting Program for Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is being offered at NO COST to participants at The United Methodist Church in Jasper, Ga. Classes will begin on Thursday March 10. Enrollment day is Tuesday, March 8th at Emerging Healthcare, 95 Whitfield Dr., Suite D, Ja... more
In order to obtain their driver’s license, Georgia teens under the age of 18 are required to successfully complete the Electronic Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (eADAP). In most cases, teens are able to complete ADAP through their high school; however, for those teens that are home-schooled, have mo... more
Proceeds benefit Gilmer County Relay for Life
Saturday, April 30, 2011 $20 pre-registration or $25 day of race. Pre-registration includes race t-shirt. Proceeds benefit Gilmer County Relay for Life....
The American Red Cross and Pickens Family Partners held a safety course for new parents at the Pickens Family Partners facility in Tate. The session consisted of a CPR demonstration along with advice on what to do if a child is choking. Other tips discussed were about home safety, including poisoni... more
Youth Art Month begins at the Sharptop Art Gallery
YOUTH ART MONTH SHOWS: March 3-13 Elementary Show, Reception on March 13 from 1:30 to 3:30; March 17-27 Middle Show Reception on March 27 from 1:30 to 3:30; March 31-April 17 High Show Reception on April 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 UPCOMING CLASSES: In addition to the Youth Art Exhibits, you need to kno... more
Town Hall Meeting on HOPE on March 10th at 6:30pm at Admin Building
I thought I would spend this weeks’ column talking about HOPE and how it will affect your family in the future. Governor Deal’s proposal for HOPE and Pre-K has just been released, and I hope I can clear up some of the questions I am getting. As a parent of three children, all who received HOPE in... more
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