4-H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale (1/27/2015) Order by February 27th The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased from nurseries... more
First performance of Big Canoe Theater (BCT) on February 21st (1/27/2015) Opens in new window Enjoy your long-time favorites at the groupís inaugural show, a revue of Broadway music as suggested by Big Canoe resident John D'Antonio. Without giving the program away, think along the lines of chorus-driven numbers, such as a rousing rendition of "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" from ďSouth Pacifi...
Piedmont Heart Institute welcomes triple board-certified cardiologist J. Dale Cannon, Jr., M.D., FACC to the practice located at 220 J.L. White Drive, Suite 100, Jasper, Ga.
"We're happy to have Dr. Cannon on board at Piedmont Heart," said John Kelley, M.D., medical director of Piedmont Heart Ins... more
Pickens County Economic Development Report (1/27/2015) Highlights of 2014 For many 2014 marked a real turning point in the Great Recession and as usual, prior to moving north the upturn began more strongly in the populous counties closer to Atlanta, but reach us it did with most sectors showing improvement. Here are some highlights:
Industry made progress
Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Haygood is the son of Jennifer Haygood of Jasper. He has selected Mr. Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher.
The PAGE Stu... more
Have you had your flu shot yet? Flu activity is high in Georgia and the peak of the flu season is still ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that unvaccinated people get vaccinated*. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from thos... more
Local Livestock Show Planned (1/23/2015) Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. The location for the show will be the Agricenter at Pickens High School.
This yearís show will include classes of breeding ewes, beef heife... more
Appalachian Trail Lecture At Itís Beginning (1/22/2015) Spring Equinox Event on March 21st At Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe (Big Canoe, GA) ~ Frank Wright, the author of Stained-Glass Curtain, a novel inspired by his hike of the Appalachian Trail, will lecture on the history of the trail, with emphasis on the trail's beginning on Mt. Oglethorpe.
The Wright lecture is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting ... more
Farce of Nature Opens this Week (1/22/2015) Be the First in Georgia to see this Great Comedy! You will want to be at the Tater Patch Players Theater this weekend for the Georgia Debut of the Jones-Hope-Wooten play, Farce of Nature. Tater Patch has staged two shows by the same playwrights, Dashing Through the Snow and The Dixie Swim Club. Both of these shows packed the house and everyone le... more
"Are police warriors or guardians?", asks Reiter at Rotary.
"Every twenty to twenty-five years or so law enforcement goes through a introspection which betters the agencies and their communities," informed Lou Reiter retired officer and police consultant. He has been active in law enforcement fo... more
Four Legged Love From Jenny (1/22/2015) Female Mixed Lab Dog Hi, I am Jenny. I am proud of my good looks and walk with my tail really high. I have a beautiful red-brown coat, a white blaze on my chest and two white toes on one of my back paws. I am shy until I get to know you and I have lots of love to give. Like most young girls I am smart and can... more
Four Legged Love From Luna (1/22/2015) Female Kitten Hi, I am Luna, a Russian blue kitty with lots of personality. I am fun loving, cute, cuddly, and playful. I am about seven months old and eager to find my new forever home. I also have a great purring voice, especially when I am being petted or fed treats.
I hope you will come visit me ... more
Dr. Sonny Proctor, Pickens Mardi Gras Queen nominee, Margy Lohman, Pickens King nominee Jack Short and Jarod Trammell are preparing for Mardi Gras in the Mountains with masks and beads.
The gala benefiting the non-profit service of Georgia Mountain Hospice, Knights of Columbus, and Jasper Rotary ... more
The monthly Chamber Breakfast was sponsored by Reinhardt University last week with President Dr. Thomas Isherwood inviting the community to come and visit the Waleska campus.
Other educational leaders at the event were Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Technical College, Dr. Lula Mae ... more
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