This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff en... more
Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Underway (11/25/2014) Applications accepted until December 10, 2014 Each year, the Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provides Christmas presents for children in Pickens County. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community’s needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through careful bargain shopping, generous donations of... more
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Ongoing Until Christmas Eve (11/25/2014) New location at former Burnt Mountain Trading Last year, 260 Pickens County children benefited from our local U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
The office is open on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a... more
Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Pickens High School teacher Todd Geren as a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" on Nov. 25, 2014 during a surprise assembly. Geren teaches Language Arts at the Jasper, Georgia, high school.
"Everyone who knows Mr. Geren knows that he does so much for ... more
LOLA Kitchen and Bar Closing Doors in Jasper after Saturday, November 29th (11/24/2014) New concept planned for the future LOLA Kitchen and Bar is closing in Jasper with Saturday, November 29th their last night. They will reopen in the future in Cherokee County, and another concept is planned for the Jasper location.
If you have gift cards, they're offering a cash redemption. Message them on their Facebook page or c... more
Jasper Fire Department's Chief Steve Roper urges you to please read the Christmas Tree Safety Information below and watch the Fire Demonstration Video to see just how fast a Christmas Tree Fire can spread. Also, please consider the newer style L.E.D. lights to decorate with. They use far less power... more
Walk through the door of the Agriculture Education Program’s greenhouse on the campus of Pickens High School and your breath is almost taken away by the intense burst of color. Since the early part of the year, Horticulture students enrolled in the program at PHS have been busy, pampering Poinsettia... more
Input Needed from Sharptop Arts Association (11/21/2014) Complete the anonymous Sharptop Arts Member and Community Survey (Opens in new window) Sharptop Arts Association wants to hear from event-goers, artists, community members, and board members by completing an anonymous survey...
"I am excited to be opening an Edward Jones office in Jasper, because I really see a need for the type of service we provide," Cody said. "This firm concerns itself exclusively with the needs of individual investors and small-business owners, and I'm happy to be bringing that kind of personalized se... more
Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (11/20/2014) Pickens County is StormReady - Presentation by Kent Frantz, Sr. Meteorologist National Weather Service A formal presentation that Pickens is a StormReady County was made by Kent Frantz, Sr. Meteorologist National Weather Service at the Commissioners meeting. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs in order be better prepared to save lives from the on...
The Pickens County Board of Education will attend the 2014 GSBA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on December 4th, 5th, and 6th. The training sessions the Board will be attending include the School Law Workshop and multiple mini sessions such as: Strategic Planning, REACH Georgia, Teacher and Le... more
The 2nd Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots will be held on Friday evening, December 5th, beginning at 6:30 PM, in Ball Ground, Georgia. Attendees to the parade are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. Collection boxes for the toys will be available at ... more
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