PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Facebook Fan Faves Contest - Who has the most fans? (1/13/2010)

    The Pickens Progress and KnowPickens.com announce the Facebook Fan Faves contest for 2010. The rules are simple whoever has the most Facebook Fans when 2010 comes to an end is the winner. Prizes may be awarded, but the winner will certainly be declared the Facebook Fan Fav for Pickens County. To ... more
  • Facebook Fan Faves Contest - <em>Who has the most fans?</em>
  • Pruning Crape Myrtles (1/13/2010)

    Okay. First thing is: wait! Don't prune your crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia spp.) (By the way: it's crape not crepe- they're not pastries) until after the new year, February is ideal. If you prune too early the wound left by the cut won't heal as it would during active growth: water and disease can... more
  • Pruning Crape Myrtles
  • TYPE O NEG AND B NEG BLOOD LEVELS DROP TO EMERGENCY LEVELS (1/13/2010)

    GAINESVILLE, GA - As a result of the recent bad weather across the country, on the heels of the holiday season, the blood supply has drastically decreased in the Southern Region. Type O negative and type B negative blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and help is needed now! Since type O ... more
  • Alan Young to Open the 2010 Sharptop Arts Season (1/12/2010)

    Local, award winning, Bent Tree Artist, Alan Young will be featured at Sharptop Arts Association in a solo exhibit to kick off their 2010 Arts Series. Alan is an Atlanta native prior to moving to Pickens’ County. As a self taught artist, finding his niche in the art world was difficult since he wa... more
  • Alan Young to Open the 2010 Sharptop Arts Season
  • The Flu Ends With U (1/12/2010)

    If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out—with members of your family, friends, and co-workers not far behind. This season, flu may pack more of a punch than usual because of the 2009 H1N1 flu virus (sometimes called “Swine Flu”). Many people do not have immunity to this virus so m... more
  • Tater Patch Players to present Almost, Maine (1/11/2010)

    Rehearsals for Almost, Maine are underway and excitement is building. This week we hear from Director, Andy Kippenhan, about his portion of the show. Where It Went “Where It Went” is the sixth scene in Almost, Maine. It tells the story of a married couple who finish falling out of lov... more
  • Tater Patch Players to present <em>Almost, Maine</em>
  • CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT - “BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2011” (1/6/2010)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful reminds you to “Bring One for the Chipper” and recycle your Christmas tree. Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Building in N... more
  • CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT - “BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2011”
  • THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA CHAPTER AMERICAN RED CROSS URGES PREPAREDNESS FOR NASTY WINTER WEATHER (1/5/2010)

    Gainesville, January 5, 2010 - As temperatures drop across our region, the Northeast Georgia Chapter is urging residents to take steps to guard against hypothermia and other emergencies common during severely cold weather. “Winter can be a beautiful time of year in Northeast Georgia but it also ... more
  • Big Canoe resident and Forsyth County counselor, Barbara J. Peters, RN, LPC, NCC, specializes in marriage counseling and just penned her first book, The Gift of a Lifetime: Building a Marriage That Lasts (1/4/2010)

    Big Canoe resident and Forsyth County counselor, Barbara J. Peters, RN, LPC, NCC, specializes in marriage counseling and just penned her first book, The Gift of a Lifetime: Building a Marriage That Lasts, published in December and available on Amazon.com. Barbara’s passion for the institution of ma... more
  • Birdhouse Building Contest (12/21/2009)

    Burnt Mountain Trading company is hosting the first official fundraiser for Sharptop Arts Association's Visionary Gardens in the form of a Birdhouse building contest. The application deadline is March 1st. The last day to submit a birdhouse is March 27th. The sky is the limit in regards to what o... more
  • Tater Patch's February play has been cast and will start rehearsal this weekend (12/18/2009)

    Tater Patch's February play has been cast and will start rehearsal this weekend. The play is called Almost, Maine. It's a delightful show -- set in the North Woods of Maine during a wonderful display of the Northern Lights. The play is composed of eight short plays plus a series of scenes that ti... more
  • First Students Graduate from PTA Program at Chattahoochee Tech (12/17/2009)

    Acworth, GA -- Convocation was held on December 15 for students graduating from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Chattahoochee Technical College, North Metro Campus. The convocation is a celebration for the students who have reached the major milestone of completing the demanding PTA prog... more
  • First Students Graduate from PTA Program at Chattahoochee Tech
  • Fall 2009 Commencement Exercises (12/16/2009)

    Chattahoochee Technical College Appalachian Campus students proudly pose for a picture prior to the Fall 2009 Commencement Exercises held at the Cobb Galleria on December 16, 2009. This was the first commencement exercise for the newly merged college. Effective July 1, 2009 three colleges (Appala... more
  • Fall 2009 Commencement Exercises
  • Optimist Club of Jasper 2009-10 Essay Contest (12/14/2009)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper invites the youth of Pickens County to enter the annual Optimist Club Essay Contest. The 2009-10 essay topic is: “The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?” Any individual who currently a student in a school in Pickens County or a resident of Pickens Coun... more
  • Mountain Stewards 2009 Operations Report (12/10/2009)

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