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  • Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team Heading to State This Saturday (5/5/2014)
    32 team members will compete at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA
    All of the Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team qualified on April 26th in Blairsville, GA for the upcoming State Competition this Saturday, May 10th at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA. The 32 members, 17 Seniors (9th through 12th Grade) and 15 Juniors (7th & 8th Grade), will compete with over 1,200 indivi... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team Heading to State This Saturday
  • Play On! To Open in June Tater Patch Players Continue to Entertain (5/5/2014)

    Play On! is a comedy about the production of a play by a local playwright. The play within the play is called Murder Most Foul. Play On! is very funny show that reminds us all, If you want something done right, get an expert. Phyllis Montague pens a play. She is a local and has agr... more
  • Play On! To Open in June  Tater Patch Players Continue to Entertain
  • Shop Jasper Farmers Market for Mother's Day (5/5/2014)
    Market is open 7:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays
    There were several vendors selling greens at the market this week making a bountiful supply to choose from; spinach, kale, broccoli, chard, lettuces, green onions and more. A new produce vendor was at the market for the first time this Saturday, Harvest Table Farms from Talking Rock. Meghan Cole i... more
  • Shop Jasper Farmers Market for Mother's Day
  • TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase Starting in Fall 2014 (5/5/2014)

    (Atlanta) - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the systemís request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester. The board voted unanimously to accept the increase during their monthly meeting at the TCSGís... more
  • TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase Starting in Fall 2014
  • Dedication Ceremony for JUMC Historic Bell's New Location is Sunday, May 11th (5/3/2014)

    Installed in 1870, the Jasper United Methodist Church bell has witnessed numerous changes to the church over the years. These changes, though mostly expansion and innovation, include the 1998 fire that displaced the bell from its home in the sanctuaryís steeple. The bell, retrieved from the rui... more
  • Dedication Ceremony for JUMC Historic Bell's New Location is Sunday, May 11th
  • The Biggest Loser: Kidís Edition Kicking Off in May (4/30/2014)

    The Biggest loser: Kidís Edition will begin in May and looking for contestants. Sponsored by Bodyplex of Jasper, there will be Fitness and Nutrition Education and Mentoring for overweight and obese children ages 10-14. The 12 week Program will meet twice a week and cost $99 per month. For mo... more
  • The Biggest Loser:  Kidís Edition Kicking Off in May
  • Young player strikes gaming gold at Fastest Dog (4/30/2014)

    While at a Magic: The Gathering competition on Saturday, 12 year old Joseph F. won what turned out to be an extraordinarily rare pack of cards. Received as part of his prize for winning 3rd place in the competition, one of the three random packs he opened was so unique, only a handful are known to e... more
  • Young player strikes gaming gold at Fastest Dog
  • ***EMERGENCY REPAIR CLOSES PICKENS COUNTY BRIDGE (4/29/2014)
    Georgia DOT is closing the SR 136 Bridge over Talking Rock Creek
    State Route 136 at Talking Rock Creek will be completely closed to traffic for emergency repairs need to be made to the bridge structure. No vehicles can cross the bridge. A detour signed route is in place. The road is closing today and will remain closed for several weeks as emergency repairs ar... more
  • ***EMERGENCY REPAIR CLOSES PICKENS COUNTY BRIDGE
  • Dogs and Cats at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/29/2014)

    A beautiful spring day, perfect for bringing your dog to the market, as many people did. Some because they always bring their dog to the market and some because it was the day that Animal Medical Clinic was there for pet vaccinations. The Clinic had a different look this year. Instead of the usua... more
  • Dogs and Cats at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Four Legged Love From Hanna (4/29/2014)
    Eighteen-month-old female red and white hound 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 Hanna, a smart, fun young lady who likes a lot o... more
  • Four Legged Love From Hanna
  • Four Legged Love From Randal (4/29/2014)
    Six-month-old, male Staffordshire/Terrier 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: Hi, I am Randal, a beautiful Brindle Staffordshire mix dog ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Randal
  • New Name and Location for Regional Pet Emergency Hospital (4/29/2014)
    In Blue Ridge near the main overpass just off Highway 515 / 5
    Mountain Emergency Animal Center (MEAC), formerly known as North Georgia Animal Emergency Hospital (NGAEH), announces the opening of its brand new state of the art building in the new location in Blue Ridge GA. The new address is 1163 Windy Ridge Road near the main overpass just off Highway 515 /... more
  • New Name and Location for Regional Pet Emergency Hospital
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Lil Momma's Donuts with a Ribbon Cutting (4/29/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Lil Momma's Donuts for their support to the Chamber and congratulate them on their Ribbon Cutting April 29, 2014 at 10:00 am. Lil Mommaís Donuts is a locally owned and operated gourmet donut service provider, covering the Pickens County a... more
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Lil Momma's Donuts with a Ribbon Cutting
  • Pickens County Tea Party Discusses HealthCare Issues (4/29/2014)
    Thursday, May 1 is a special webinar on the Healthcare Compact
    With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 (ACA or ObamaCare), healthcare in the United States continues to be a hotly debatable issue and of great concern to all citizens. ACA has created problem after problem as it slowly unfolds in each state; and Georgia is no ex... more
  • Pickens County Tea Party Discusses HealthCare Issues
  • Strong Storm System Moves East; Red Cross Issues Safety Steps (4/29/2014)
    Tornado and Flood Safety
    The strong storm system that has caused devastating tornadoes in the South and Midwest is moving eastward, threatening other parts of the country for the next several days. The American Red Cross Northeast Georgia chapter has safety steps people can follow and urges everyone in the path of this stor... more
  • Strong Storm System Moves East; Red Cross Issues Safety Steps
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