PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
One of several advantages to adopting a style of positive feedback over a much less respected approach of blunt, personal and in-your-face criticism, is that positive feedback is considerably more successful in effectively changing behavior. This is especially true when we’re attempting to bring a... more
The Pickens County Animal Shelter has been blessed with an overabundance of cats and kittens. You can choose the breed, color, personality, age, and sex of your perfect feline companion at a reduced adoption fee: Kittens are $50 each or two for $60 and adult cats are $25 each or adopt one at $25 a... more
Female, plot hound mix puppy
I am Belle, certainly the Belle here at the PAR Ranch. Not only am I a beautiful brindle color, I am youthful – just four months old and I am the ONLY girl in a litter of seven puppies. I have a short tail and I weigh about 20 pounds. Of course I am still growing. My six brothers are her... more
GA Tumble & Cheer's AllStar program currently finished their 10th season strong with eight 1st place wins, three 2nd place wins, one 3rd place and 2 fourth place wins. This has been one of their strongest seasons yet, being ranked 5th in the Nation by the Epic Brands, along with receiving Full Paid... more
Drive Alert. Arrive Alive.
Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia today kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an alarming 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these... more
Continuing its free concert series, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is excited to announce an organ recital on Sunday, May 17, at 3:30 P.M. The recital will be played by James D. (Dock) Anderson. Anderson is the Director of Music at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia. He was an o... more
Georgia Makes Strides toward Family-First Foster Care Reform
Georgia kids in foster care are living in hotels because there aren’t enough foster families in the state to accommodate the number of children in the system. Kids are more likely to thrive in nurturing, permanent families, yet a new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals ... more
Strawberries were the hit of the day at the Jasper Farmers Market. Jennifer Futch, from R & A Orchards, was selling the berries, assisted by two of her children, Jacob and Anna, who were busily filling baskets to replace the ones that were rapidly disappearing from the table. These were big, ripe,... more
Vote for your favorite Paint the Town Purple Contestant
Voting ends Friday, May 15th at Noon. Winner announced at Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies on May 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Lee Newton Park....
Recognition of 2015 Pickens County School System Retirees; Flexibility Option IE2 chosen; Valedictorian and Salutatorian; STAR Student and Finalists; Pickens County School System Math Bowl Competition ...
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30 Building Permits Issued for total of $4,830.11...
10% of sales on May 15th benefit Relay for Life of Pickens County
The Waffle House Restaurants located at 53 Travelers Rest Road and 239 Interstate South Drive in Jasper have both come on board to participate in “Relay For Life Days” in Pickens County. All day long at either location on Friday, May 15, 2015 during normal operating hours, Waffle House will donate 1... more
Saturday, May 16th at Lee Newton Park
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a community celebration in honor of those who have survived cancer and in remembrance of those who have been lost to cancer. It also honors those who are the caregivers of the cancer patients. Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society... more
Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Lee Newton Par
All members of the Pickens County community are invited to join up with Live Better Pickens’ registered dietitian Jenna Prince-Farmer, RDN and Anil Yadav, M.D. of Internal Medicine Associates of Jasper on Saturday, May 16 at Lee Newton Park located at 1 Stegall Dr., Jasper, Ga. Jenna attended the... more
The Pickens Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will meet tomorrow on Wednesday, May 13th.That will be its annual community recognition and awards meeting. Outstanding students from several schools will be recognized for academic achievement. The organization will also recognize its 2015 Educator ... more