| The Importance of Legislative Committees (2/4/2013) |
In every middle school government class, there is a lesson about how a bill becomes a law—complete with charts, diagrams and textbook chapters. We spent many hours as students reviewing and memorizing the process, and of course, passed the quizzes with flying colors. But with age sometimes comes a f... more
| BIG CANOE TOUR OF HOMES CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF CARING (2/1/2013) |
Annual Event Has Raised More Than $1,000,000 to Assist Local Charities
The 2013 Big Canoe Tour of Homes is titled Legacy of Caring and will be held May 3-4 from 9:00 am to 5 pm on Friday and until 4 pm on Saturday in Big Canoe, Georgia. Tour-goers will travel to four unique and well-appointed homes in comfortable transportation, enjoying commentary about the history of... more
| Fourth Generation Dealers Take the Wheel at Day’s Chevrolet (2/1/2013) |
Daniel and Andrew Diemer, fourth generation dealer principals at Day’s Chevrolet, have become acting General Managers at Day’s Chevrolet in Acworth and Day’s Chevrolet in Jasper.
In 1959, long before Daniel and Andrew were born, Great-grandfather Levi Day opened Day’s Chevrolet on South Main Str... more
| Hey teens! Do you make videos? Are you a YouTube star? (2/1/2013) |
The Sequoyah Regional Library wants to see your videos! Submit your short video to be judged by professionals in the field for the Third Annual 2013 Young Adult Film Festival. The top submissions will be shown at the library on awards night and award prizes to the winners!
Below are the rules a... more
| Love the game? Don’t let it break your heart. (2/1/2013) |
Piedmont Heart presents tips to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday while watching out for your heart.
(Atlanta, Ga.) – Want to have a good time watching the game this Sunday but don’t want to kill your New Year’s resolution to be a healthier you? Take these tips brought to you by Piedmont Heart Institute in honor of American Heart Month to heart!
Tackle those late night cravings. Inviting ... more
| Pickens 4-H 'Brag' Brochure (2/1/2013)|
Featuring Cloverleaf DPA, Happy Halloween Hollow, Fall Plant Sale, Fall Horse Show, Jasper Elementary Project Clubs, Homeschool Club, GA National Fair, and S.A.F.E - Shotgun Team.
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| Pickens County Board of Commissioners' Work Session and Meeting Schedules (2/1/2013) |
The Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session and Regular Meeting schedules are set for 2013. Meetings will be held at the Pickens County Administrative Office Building, Commissioners Conference Room – Ste. 168, 1266 E. Church Street, Jasper, Georgia 30143.
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| Powerball stretches to $176M for Saturday’s drawing (2/1/2013) |
(ATLANTA) – Powerball is on a power surge with the jackpot stretching to $176 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing.
The jackpot has grown since Dec. 29 and has rolled nine times.
The excitement is spreading across Georgia.
One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Wed... more
| Are You Ready to Jam? Or is the Songbird in You Ready to Take Flight? (1/30/2013) |
The Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CAPAA) has two exciting offerings for learning, expanding your skills, and having a great time.
Starting this Thursday, instructor Mark Walker will lead weekly Thursday Night Jams at 7pm at the Academy. These sessions are open to anyone, and drop-ins ar... more
| Feline Tooth Resorption (1/30/2013) |
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so now is a good time to start thinking about your pet’s dental health. Cats sometimes get less attention than dogs when it comes to dental care, but they need dental care just as much. Cats and dogs have many similarities when it comes to teeth, but the... more
| Pied Piper Pest Control Welcomes Nicholas Butler (1/30/2013) |
Pied Piper Pest Control is pleased to announce that Nicholas Butler, CPCO will be serving the Pickens/North Georgia area. Nicholas is a resident of Jasper and has been in the pest control business since 2005.
Pied Piper Pest Control is family owned and operated since 1995. They use the most mod... more
| Piedmont Mountainside Hospital presents Ladies’ Morning Out (1/30/2013) |
Saturday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chattahoochee Tech
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital will offer free health screenings, discussion panels and mini-spa sessions at the Ladies’ Morning Out event on Saturday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chattahoochee Technical College, Appalachian Campus.
The event, which is free and open to anyone in the co... more
| Severe Weather Potential Today (1/30/2013) |
At 8:10 hours, Pickens County is included in the Tornado Watch area.
Pickens County EOC will be staffed for the duration of this weather event at a Level 2. Information and EOC numbers; 706-253-8978 and 706-253-8979.
The latest computer models have continued to delay the onset ... more
| Surviving the Bite (1/30/2013) |
An average of only eight fatalities every year from snake bites in U.S.
When discussing the likeliness of dying from a snake bite (mortality rate) in this country, people often think snakes kill by the 100's or 1000's. While this makes great entertainment/ratings for Hollywood and local media, it is far from the truth. In the United States, we as a nation of 350 mill... more
| Four Legged Love From Rex (1/29/2013) |
The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love.
I am Rex, a three year old male retriever mix dog with a short brown coat. And, I am a special dog because I don’t dig or climb fences, and I like cats, kids, and adults as well as other dogs. I walk well on a lea... more
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