| Early voting begins today through July 18th for the July 22nd Primary Runoff (6/30/2014) |
Early voting begins today through July 18th for the July 22nd Primary Runoff. Runoff faces for United States Senate and State School Superintendent on the Republican Ballot, and State School Superintendent on the Democratic Ballot.
Early voting will be held at the Pickens County Board of Election... more
| Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting (Video) (6/30/2014)|
Executive Session, Approval of Personnel - Pennie Fowler, a resident of Dawsonville, is the new Pickens Middle School Principal as of July 1, 2014. She has served as teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal in the Lumpkin County School System since 2002. ... more
| Manor House in the Meadow Ground Breaking (6/26/2014) |
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Rock Creek Manor for continued growth and help them celebrate with a Ground Breaking on May 27th for their new facility Manor House in the Meadow.
In late 2010, Rock Creek Manor opened as a wonderful option for assisted living and day ... more
| 16 Legged Love From Sadie, Andie, Andre & Molly (6/24/2014) |
If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pets who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Sadie has finished with her kittens and is vaccinated and ... more
| Copperhead or Not? (6/24/2014) |
COPPERHEADS ARE NOT GIVING BIRTH NOW!!
A common Summer snake encounter is to find a snake basking. Basking is often done on a warm flat surface in an open area that has direct sunlight. Many homeowners exit their homes to find snakes basking on the driveway, roads/streets, patios, concrete sidewalks, stepping stones, around pools and o... more
| Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn Meet 'n Greet (6/24/2014) |
If elected, she would be Georgia’s first woman U.S. Senator
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn tour of counties in North Georgia stopped in Pickens County last Thursday, June 19 for a Meet 'n Greet. Close to 50 people were in attendance at the Pickens County Community Center in Jasper.
David Robinson, chair of the Pickens County Democrats mad... more
| Four Legged Love From Farrah (6/24/2014) |
Pne-year-old female bloodhound dog
A donation to Pickens Animal Rescue in someone’s name would make a wonderful birthday, anniversary, memorial or special occasion present and would help make sure no Buddy is left behind. All donations go to help the pets. Donations are accepted every day at the PAR Rescued Furniture Store.
If yo... more
| Pickens GOP Announces A Sizzling July Schedule (6/24/2014) |
Monthly Meeting on July 8th
With the 238th birthday of America on July 4th and the run-off election for some key Republican candidates looming on July 22, the July 8th monthly County Committee Meeting is a call to arms for our Republicans who want to get involved and make a difference in the final planning and development of t... more
| Pickens Sheriff Explorers Attend State Conference (6/24/2014) |
The Pickens Sheriff Explorers Post 0800 attended the Law Enforcement Explorer State Conference and Championship this past weekend at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth Ga. presented by the Law Enforcement Exploring Association of Georgia.
On Thursday the 19th, two members of th... more
| PSO Employee Dinner Hosted by the Pickens Sheriff's Auxiliary (6/24/2014) |
More than 50 people attended the PSO Employee Dinner hosted by the Pickens Sheriff's Auxiliary on June 17, 2014 at the Pickens County Community Center.
The Auxiliary provided all the food and preparation, including the pictured fruit bowls that were made and donated by Michelle Trowell.
This m... more
| Beans, Squash, Cucumbers at the Jasper Farmers Market (6/23/2014) |
Don’t forget the Wednesday Market!
More vegetable vendors and more vegetables at the farmers market this Saturday. There was a lot to choose from just in the bean category; yellow beans, flat beans, half runner beans, and the potential for even more kinds of beans next week. The growers are branching out and planting new and differe... more
| Jasper Lions Award College Scholarships (6/23/2014) |
The Jasper Lions Club recently awarded four PHS graduating seniors with scholarship funds to assist their entry into college. As Lionism embodies the motto "We Serve", the scholarship application emphasized academic achievement, student involvement, and school/community volunteer activity. Each reci... more
| 4-H Campers Experience Atlanta’s Outdoor Classroom (6/20/2014) |
Six Pickens county Cloverleaf 4-Hers attended camp June 2nd – June 6th at the Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, GA. This camp is for 5th and 6th graders across the state.
Campers experienced Fortson’s mini farm, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stone Mountain and White Water. Campers enjoyed the zip line, ro... more
| Coach Donna Enis is New Head Coach for Girls Basketball at Pickens High School (6/20/2014) |
During last night's meeting, the Pickens County Board of Education approved Coach Donna Enis as the new head coach for girls basketball at Pickens High School.
PHS Principal Chris J. LeMieux, Ed.D interviewed several coaches and determined Coach Enis was the best candidate for the job.
Coach ... more
| Pickens County Airport Appreciation Festival on June 28th (6/20/2014) |
FREE Flight by the EAA Young Eagle's Program
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA), local Marietta chapter EAA268 (a not for profit organization), and the Pickens County Airport Management collaborate to bring to the citizens of Pickens County, and all others interested, the 2014 AIRPORT APPRECIATION FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 28th 09:00... more