PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • PHS Theatre Wins Region Championship with One-Act Production (11/2/2016)
    First Region win for the drama department in 30 years
    On Saturday, October 29th, Pickens High School hosted the region One Act Play Competition, a GHSA event. PHS Drama competed with the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" directed by Valerie Boehm, Kelley Wilson, and student director Kira Meisen. The results were: 1st Pl... more
  • PHS Theatre Wins Region Championship with One-Act Production
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Top Marks for Patient Safety (11/2/2016)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has received an "A" grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals in the areas of preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. ďOur goal at Piedmont Mountainside is to deliver high-qualit... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Top Marks for Patient Safety
  • Protect Against Wildfire Smoke (11/2/2016)

    Due to smoky conditions that may occur in your area because of wildfire, public health officials of the North Georgia Health District urge residents to take precautions. Smoke from a brushfire or wildfire is a mix of gases and particles from burning vegetation and other materials that can be har... more
  • Protect Against Wildfire Smoke
  • Rob is the Most Beautiful Pet (11/2/2016)

    The Pet Paparazzi crowed into Happy Trails & Wagginí Tails Pet Salon on Saturday to meet and congratulate the 2016 Most Beautiful Pet in Pickens Contest Winner, Rob Edge. Rob belongs to Bobbie Edge, or as Bobbie says, ďI belong to RobĒ. They are quite a pair and can be seen about town, greeting ot... more
  • Rob is the Most Beautiful Pet
  • USDA Offers Relief to Farmers on Heels of Georgia Awareness Efforts (11/2/2016)

    The USDA has announced that Georgia cattlemen are now eligible for increased relief as the historic drought drags on across the state. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has extended the 2016 grazing season from October 31 to December 1. Under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) cattl... more
  • USDA Offers Relief to Farmers on Heels of Georgia Awareness Efforts
  • Wildfires Can Increase Risk for Rabies Exposure (11/2/2016)

    Recent woods and brush fires could cause wild or stray animals to move into residential areas. Residents are strongly cautioned that contact with such animals could result in rabies exposure. Tell your children not to pet or have other contact with wild or stray animals. Very few wild or stray ani... more
  • Wildfires Can Increase Risk for Rabies Exposure
  • Yes or No on Governor Dealís Amendment 1 discussed at Rotary (11/2/2016)

    State Representative Chris Coomer, from Cartersville, and Mike Cowart, Chairman of the Pickens County Board of Education, led a discussion about Governor Deal's Opportunity School District known as Amendment 1 on the November 8, ballot. At issue is Governor Deal's Constitutional Amendment to addr... more
  • Yes or No on Governor Dealís Amendment 1 discussed at Rotary
  • America Recycles Day - How Can YOU Get Involved? (11/1/2016)

    America Recycles Day (ARD) has been the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States since 1997. Every year on and around Nov. 15, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their community to educate millions of people about recyc... more
  • America Recycles Day - How Can YOU Get Involved?
  • Highland Rivers Health names Laura Citron Director of Business Development (11/1/2016)

    Highland Rivers Health today announced that Laura Citron has been named Director of Business Development. In this newly created position, Citron will target key industry segments - including healthcare, corrections and managed care organizations, among others - in order to increase referrals and ser... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Laura Citron Director of Business Development
  • Veterans Day Parade Seeking Participants (11/1/2016)

    American Legion Post 149 is looking for patriotic folks who want to show their support of veterans by marching or entering a float in the Parade honoring our veterans November 11 in downtown Jasper. If you have ever wanted to march down Main street or ride on your own float while being cheered by h... more
  • Veterans Day Parade Seeking Participants
  • Have You Been Smelling SMOKE? (10/31/2016)
    Georgia Forestry Commission Notice
    With the current exceptional drought and extreme fire danger, large wildfires are burning throughout North Georgia. A smoky haze, especially in the mornings can be expected off and on until significant rainfall is received. Residents should not be concerned simply by the smell of or the sight of lig... more
  • Have You Been Smelling SMOKE?
  • Trick or Treat & Zombie Walk (10/31/2016)

    Annual Trick or Treat and Zombie Walk sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association. Businesses and organizations gave out candy throughout downtown Jasper, Georgia. ...
  • Trick or Treat & Zombie Walk
  • PETOBERFEST (10/30/2016)

    PetoberFest is an annual event with a costume contest along with pet adoptions, pet vaccinations, K-9 Demonstrations, Games, Raffle Prizes, and more. Benefits Be-Paws We Care, Inc. - Low Cost Spay & Neutering for low income families. ...
  • PETOBERFEST
  • Standoff in Pickens County Ended (10/29/2016)
    Twin Mountain Lakes couple sets fire to their home after 7 hours of negotiations
    Following 7 hours of negotiations, Mr. Tony Pettigrew and Mrs. Robin McDaniel Pettigrew fled the back door of their residence after setting a fire in the home. After they fled the back door, SWAT team members were able to apprehend both individuals without any further incident or injuries. Both s... more
  • Standoff in Pickens County Ended
  • 2017 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway (10/28/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, which will be presented Saturday, January 21 during the Pickens County Winter Ball at the Tate House. The Citizen of the Year Award was crea... more
  • 2017 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway

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