PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Yet, few are aware of the disease that is second only to heart disease as the largest killer in the United States. Dr. Africa Wallace, thoracic surgeon at Pi... more
When you hear someone has lung cancer, what is the first thing you do? If youíre like the majority of people in the general population, youíll ask the person who has been diagnosed with this deadly disease whether or not they have smoked. Contrary to the popular belief, lung cancer is not exclusive ... more
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The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced the quarterfinalists, including Coco's Cottage of Pickens County in Jasper, Georgia, of the 2015 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, enc... more
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As of 19 November, the Trail Crew has contributed 1,074 volunteer hours in 2015 toward building a number of new recreational facilities and has maintained and repaired existing trails and facilities....
Deadline December 31, 2015
Committee members for the Holiday Market and Expo reported record net proceeds from this year's event. The event held on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st was very well received. The Friday Night Preview event was sold out. With music provided by Sharptop Strings and food and beve... more
Some of the popular summer vendors will also be at the Jasper Winter Farmers Market this Saturday. Roxanne Janes, who has been at the summer market almost every week, has regular customers for her bread and eggs. Her cheese bread is a favorite. Another frequent vendor this summer was Brenda R... more
Many conservative voters are disappointed with the voting records of several Georgia General Assembly Representatives and Senators; and they are looking for determined conservative candidates to primary these incumbents in the 2016 Elections. One such determined candidate is Conda Lowery Goodson, f... more
Council approved Downtown Transportation Enhancement Study for cost of $48,750....
Mark Riehl sworn in as Nelson Police Chief...
Imagine you are a young child walking into Piedmont Mountainside Hospital ER with your parent and then the parent is whisked back to see the doctor and you are in the waiting area. Or imagine you are a young child whose parent is in the operating room of the hospital and you are waiting in the surg... more
This is the 35th year for the North Georgia Toy run benefiting children in Cherokee and Pickens Counties. The ride is organized by Greg Hartman and starts at the Kroger in Macedonia, then travels to the Canton Moose Family Center to leave and toy, and finishes at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce to l...
The Jasper Merchants Associate annual Night of Lights Celebration is held on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia on the first Saturday in December. Featuring a visit from Santa, vendors, music by JMS Chorus and C & P the Low Dough Show, and reading by Lawton Baggs of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' (vi...
Roland Toy Drive is an annual event to collect toys for Toys for Tots featuring a visit from Santa, live bluegrass music by 8th of January, Flex Ramps, Best Themed Christmas Jeep Contest, Giveaways, food and Jeep Ride in Pickens County....
Once again, Pickens County Health Department is providing Free Walk-In Breast Exams and Mammogram Referrals, if needed, at the Pickens County Community Center on Friday, December 11th from 8 am to 12 pm! Women must be between the ages of 40-64 and have no insurance to qualify. Call 706-253-2... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to present the Bargain Barn with our Business Recycling Award. Accepting the award is Cynthia Spriggs, Store Manager. The Bargain Barn has been recycling cardboard for years, according to Diane Dean, Office Manager. Diane stated that so far his year Jimmy Cheshi... more