| Harmony Elementary Teachers Receive AEMC's Bright Ideas Grant (11/6/2013) |
Amicalola EMC’s Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers who take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students. The 2013-2014 school year is the fourth year for the Bright Ideas program at Amicalola EMC.
Harmony Element... more
| Nelson & Talking Rock Election Results (11/6/2013)|
Below are the results for Nelson and Talking Rock elections.
Larry Ray 88 (unopposed)
Jackie Jarrett 69 (unopposed)
Edith Portillo 24
Thad Thacker 82 - Winner
Peter Cagle 8
Carol Opdenhoff 18 - Winner
Council Sea... more
| Pickens County Republican Party Welcomes GA State Rep. Rick Jasperse to the November Meeting (11/6/2013) |
On Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day), the Pickens County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College for the November monthly meeting. Note this important meeting date change. There was a conflict with a special program by the Dawson County Republican Party presentin... more
| Tater Patch Players to present a Holiday Comedy (11/6/2013) |
Dashing Through the Snow
November will ring in the Holiday Season in Pickens County. This year the Tater Patch Players have traded in their Christmas Wassail for a hilarious stage play. The program will bring you many colorful characters, in different walks of life, and they have all found their way to the Snowflake Inn. ... more
| The Long Table on Main raises $50,000 will repeat in 2014 (11/6/2013) |
Due to the response of those who attended and requests from those who missed out, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) has announced that The Long Table on Main 2014 will be held on October 11th, 2014. It was quotes such as "Perfect, just perfect. There is nothing that could have been improved on", ... more
| Winter Farmers Market is this Saturday, November 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (11/6/2013) |
Come and support local growers, bakers and crafters as we hold our first winter market of the season. For the first time you will be able to buy locally grown fall and winter vegetables.
You will still be able to purchase chemical free beauty products, laundry soap and one of a kind jewelry piec... more
| GEORGIA DOT UNVEILS PLANS FOR A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT THE INTERSECTION OF BALL GROUND ROAD AND HIGHTOWER ROAD IN CHEROKEE COUNTY (11/5/2013)|
Public Encouraged to Attend Meeting
A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project for safety improvements at the intersection of State Route (SR) 372/Ball Ground Road and SR 369/Hightower Road in Cherokee County is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at ... more
| Georgia Mountains Hospice Celebrates November, National Hospice Month (11/3/2013) |
Georgia Mountains Hospice, your local non-profit hospice, is honored to be serving the families of North Georgia since September 1993. The Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers would like to thank our communities for their continued support of our agency as we celebrate this 20 year milestone a... more
| Pickens Sheriff’s Office utilizes Grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to offset budget expenses (11/3/2013) |
In an effort to keep expenses at a low, the Pickens Sheriff’s Office continues to search out partnerships with agencies that offer grants to enhance the services that we are able to provide.
In 2013, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Pickens Sheriff’s Office separate grants ... more
| Piedmont Mountainside Hospital to become tobacco and smoke-free campus (11/3/2013) |
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital soon will be a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Piedmont Mountainside's smoke-free policy will be expanded as of January 1, 2014, making the use of any tobacco products outside on hospital grounds prohibited.
“Years of research have shown us how dangerous the effects ... more
| Four Legged Love From Libby (10/31/2013) |
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 pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi! I am Libby, a three year old female hound mix dog. I a... more
| October Pickens Report (10/30/2013) |
As we move into the Fall season, it is my hope that our citizens are prepared for a winter that may be wet and cold. According to many of the “experts”, our weather could well be typical of many winters in the North Georgia Mountains that have occurred in the past. It may be cold and wet with some s... more
| PHS Hosting Region XC Championships Fri. at Roper Park (10/30/2013) |
Collectively this season’s PHS Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams have looked to be the strongest in school history. Both teams have been ranked in the Top 10 in the AJC and GA Milesplit polls for 4A all season and have taken home many medals and trophies from regular season meets. That is all hi... more
| Retired Educators October Meeting (10/30/2013) |
The Pickens County Retired Educators Association met on October 9 at United Community Bank. Lunch, catered by Taste of Joy, began at 11:30. Thirty-three attendees, including visitor/prospective member Tom Judkins were present. President Gerald Allen called the meeting into session at noon.
| Tate Day 2013: Bring the Children (10/30/2013) |
Tate Day, by proclamation of Pickens County's Sole Commissioner in 2006, is the first Saturday of November each year. This year's celebration is on the 2nd. The day is developed around family-friendly events; this year children/youths will be especially happy to attend. In a Children's Area located ... more
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