PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Four Legged Love From Jethro (5/28/2014)
    Two-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound mix dog
    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: Hello, I am Jethro a beautifully marked Treeing Walker. I w... more
  • Four Legged Love From Jethro
  • Four Legged Love From Willow and Oliver (5/28/2014)
    10 Year Old Cats Need A Home Together
    Hello, we're Willow and Oliver, both 10 years old, and need a home together after our owner has passed away. We're FREE to a qualified home and have been spayed and vaccinated. Oliver is Deaf and Willow is declawed. If you can't adopt and want to help the shelter, please donate cleaning ma... more
  • Four Legged Love From Willow and Oliver
  • Wildwood Announces Academic Awards for Second Semester (5/28/2014)
    Students Named to “Honor Roll” and “Honor Roll with Distinction” Lists
    Wildwood Christian Academy honored students for academic achievement, announcing the "Honor Roll" and "Honor Roll with Distinction" lists for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Beginning in middle school, Wildwood recognizes students for two levels of academic achievement. Studen... more
  • Wildwood Announces Academic Awards for Second Semester
  • Ryan Quinton Arrested for Driving Under the Influence This Past Weekend (5/27/2014)
    Press Releases from Pickens Sheriff's Office and Mr. Quinton's Defense Attorney
    PSO RELEASE: Deputies from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested Mr. Ryan Quinton of Jasper, Georgia. On May 24, 2014 at approximately 01:00 hours, deputies assigned to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Traffic special unit H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traff... more
  • Ryan Quinton Arrested for Driving Under the Influence This Past Weekend
  • CTC Designed Bracket Will Make Hospital Life Easier (5/25/2014)

    (Jasper, Ga.) The idea of Little Red Wagons being used in hospitals is not a common concept, but with a special project from Chattahoochee Technical College welding students it will be a practical one at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Welding and Joining Technology Instructor Dave Taylor has been... more
  • CTC Designed Bracket Will Make Hospital Life Easier
  • DNR SURVEY SHOWS BALD EAGLES NESTING AT RECORD LEVELS IN STATE (5/25/2014)

    According to preliminary results, Georgia Department of Natural Resources aerial surveys in January and March documented 188 occupied nesting territories, 148 successful nests and 235 young fledged. Those are the largest totals recorded for each category in decades. Some 40 years ago, this iconic... more
  • DNR SURVEY SHOWS BALD EAGLES NESTING AT RECORD LEVELS IN STATE
  • New Park 'Eagle's Rest' Hosting Two Summer Solstice Events (5/25/2014)
    Sunrise Event and Picnic on June 21, 2014
    Eagle’s Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe will host two summer solstice events on June 21, 2014. At the first event, The Summer Solstice moment at 6:51am, the sun will rise to the sound of music…a singular flute and the sound of drums. It’s that magic moment for reflection and serenity. The second event... more
  • New Park 'Eagle's Rest' Hosting Two Summer Solstice Events
  • Lodge Honors Member at Family Night (5/22/2014)

    On May 14, 2014, E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F&AM held an open meeting and family night. There were approximately 60 people present. Those present were treated to a great BBQ supper before the meeting. The special guests of the evening were Brother Arnold Clarence Eaton and Deputy Grand Master of... more
  • Lodge Honors Member at Family Night
  • Message from Commissioner Rob Jones Regarding SPLOST Passing (5/22/2014)

    I want to thank everyone who voted on May 20th or earlier during the early voting period. Your passage of the SPLOST referendum on that ballot will enable Pickens County to continue to collect the one cent sales tax and the monies collected over the next six years will be used to improve services an... more
  • Message from Commissioner Rob Jones Regarding SPLOST Passing
  • More than 400 students will graduate from Chattahoochee Tech in June (5/22/2014)

    This June more than 400 graduates of Georgia’s largest technical college will be honored in a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Marking the 50th anniversary of graduation ceremonies for what is now Chattahoochee Technical College, approximately 200 graduates are expected to walk in... more
  • More than 400 students will graduate from Chattahoochee Tech in June
  • PICKENS COUNTY LEADERS GRADUATE FROM THE GEORGIA ACADEMY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (5/22/2014)

    The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Pickens County graduates from the 2014 Region 1 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, bus... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY LEADERS GRADUATE FROM THE GEORGIA ACADEMY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • ***Unofficial Local Results from the May 20th Primary Election (5/20/2014)
    Two new board seats with wins by Bell and Lewis; SPLOST passes
    Below are the unofficial results for our local races and link to the Secretary of State's website to view all the results. Winners in BOLD Board of Commissioners District 1 Jerry R. Barnes (I) 1,032 Barry Connelly 578 Board of Education Post 2 Daniel Bell 2,543 W... more
  • ***Unofficial Local Results from the May 20th Primary Election
  • Four Legged Love From Blizzard (5/20/2014)
    A California Spangled mix, one year old cat
    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 Blizzard a BEAUTIFUL snow white cat. You can prob... more
  • Four Legged Love From Blizzard
  • Four Legged Love From Woody (5/20/2014)
    Eight-month-old Lab/Golden Retriever mix
    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: Hello, I am Woody, just about the cutest dog you will ever m... more
  • Four Legged Love From Woody
  • Lodge to Hold Blood Drive and Child Identification Program (5/20/2014)
    June 7th from 11AM - 3PM
    E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F&AM, Nelson, GA, will hold a blood drive and a Child Identification Program on June 7, 2014. The event is in conjunction with the first Public Safety Day in Nelson. The events will be from 11 AM-3 PM. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on-site for donations. To... more
  • Lodge to Hold Blood Drive and Child Identification Program
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