| Pickens Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic Had Significantly Larger Turnout Than Last Year (9/19/2013) |
110 doses of regular and High Dose Flu Vaccine Administered
110 doses, compared to 75 last year, of regular and High Dose flu Vaccine were administered at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic yesterday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper.
In addition to providing flu shots quickly, safely and conveniently at these Drive-by Clinic... more
| VA Announces Award of Patient-Centered Community Care Contracts (9/19/2013)|
Contracts Provide Expanded Access to Community-based Care
(WASHINGTON) – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative: Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC).
“PCCC is an innovative solution that helps VA medical centers continue to provide quality care effi... more
| Pickens County Board of Education is conducting a Parent Survey (9/18/2013)|
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| A Great Opportunity for all you Wanna-be Actors! (9/17/2013) |
Auditions for Dashing Through the Snow on September 22nd & 23rd
Tater Patch Players is holding auditions this Sunday and Monday for their next play, Dashing Through the Snow. This show will give you an unprecedented opportunity. It's a play with a total of four scenes and only a couple of characters are in all of them. This means a chance to finally let the ... more
| Four Legged Love From J R (9/17/2013) |
The Fur Ball is September 28, 2013. Purchase your $35 tickets at Paws on Main or the PAR Rescued Furniture Store.
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 J R, a one and a half year old male Jack Russell. I... more
| Four Legged Love From Tic Tac and Tic Toc (9/17/2013) |
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 pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, we are Tic Tac and Tic Toc, two nine-month-old black an... more
| If You Cook It, and Deliver It, They Will Eat It (9/17/2013) |
Marble Valley Friends Will Do Both on September 27th
Marble Valley Friends will hold its fall barbecue chicken fundraiser on September 27 at the Old Tate Gym. Serving hours are from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. The menu will consist of 1/4 chicken, baked beans, slaw, bread, and cake. Cost for the meal is $8.00. Meals may be purchased for consumption on-... more
| Where will the Jasper Farmers Market be during the Marble Festival? (9/17/2013) |
The Marble Festival will be happening in Jasper on October 5 and 6 and, as you know, the Farmers Market cannot be in their usual location. This year, for the first time, they will be in the new courthouse parking lot (that you may have never seen, but it’s not that hard to find.) It is on Court St... more
| WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BEGINS SCHOOL YEAR WITH RECORD ENROLLMENT (9/17/2013) |
Waiting Lists Now Forming
(Marble Hill, Georgia) — Wildwood Christian Academy opened to record enrollment for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
While many schools across the state are reducing staff and programs, Wildwood added faculty to its campus and welcomed new students, growing its enrollment by almost 20%. "Wil... more
| Pickens County Democrats Present Senate Bill 101 (9/16/2013)|
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented the contents and implications of SB101
Kathryn Grant and Melinda Ennis presented to Pickens County Democrats the contents and implications of SB101, a bill that was passed last session by the Georgia House of Representatives and will be considered by the Georgia Senate in the upcoming session.
SB101 removes current restrictions on gu...
| Pickens SWAGGER (9/16/2013) |
Things to brag about in Pickens County Schools
• Pickens County Schools has 4360 wonderful students
• Pickens County High School’s 2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate is 90.51% (All Pickens County Schools 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate is 89.53%) compared to the State Graduation Rate of 69.72%
• Attendance Rate of 96.3% is one of the highest... more
| Be a Volunteer at the Animal Shelter of Pickens County (ASPC). Walk-a-Dog or Cuddle-a-Cat (9/13/2013) |
Join the Walk-a-Dog Team! We are looking for dog lovers of all ages who can make a commitment to helping our shelter dogs get outside. You will teach them how to walk on a leash while also giving some TLC. We have a tremendous need for walkers at various times of the day but especially during 8:0... more
| Bear Harvest in North Georgia Must Be Reported Within 24 Hours (9/13/2013)|
Bear Hunting Firearm Season Sept. 26-28; Oct. 3-5; Oct. 10-12
Sportsmen and women in North Georgia who successfully harvest a bear during the hunting season must report the harvest within 24 hours and must take the bear to a game management office (either in Gainesville or Armuchee) within three business days of harvest for tagging.
• Reporting Bear Harve... more
| Economic Development Report (9/13/2013) |
New Business Signs a Positive Sign
Have you noticed the “Tractor Supply Coming Soon” banner over the old Blue Star sign? How about Mary Ann’s name on the sign where it used to read Harvest Day? Or did you see the Verizon sign that recently went up in the Jasper Mountain Highlands shopping ... more
| GED Test Deadline Looms – Chattahoochee Tech Aims to Help (9/13/2013) |
(Acworth, Ga.) When the new version of the GED is launched in January of 2014, those who have not completed and passed the current version exams will be starting over again.
Those who do not successfully complete all five parts by the end of 2013 will be required to start over again in 2014 with... more
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